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September 2013

This Friday will see Sydney’s best club player awarded the prestigious Ken Catchpole Medal at Sydney Rugby Union’s annual awards luncheon.


Sydney Juniors Rugby Union recently completed their Grand Finals across all competitions. In total, 50 games of rugby were held across three days and six locations, with some 2,100 young players involved in Grand Final rugby and treated to the company of a number of visiting NSW Waratahs players.

This Saturday will see the climax of the NSW Suburban Rugby season, with 10 Grand Finals and six Preliminary Finals contested at three venues.

Competition is hotting up ahead of next month’s IRB Gold Coast Sevens, 30 of the next generation of female stars have been selected to take part in the 2013 National Girls U18s Sevens Championships held in neighbouring Southport.

The Hong Kong NSW Schoolboys Sevens Championship 2013 officially ended yesterday, with Hills Sports High crowned champions in front of an audience that included NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and ARU Chief Executive Officer Bill Pulver.

St Edward’s College and Brisbane Water College were the region’s big winners on the Central Coast for Sevens and 15-man rugby in 2013.

Eastwood and Sydney University have underlined their positions as the dominant club rugby forces in Sydney, with both sides sweeping the board this weekend to reach the Grand Finals in all four grades.

The ARU and NSW Rugby Union are calling on girls aged 14-19 to nominate themselves forthe newest edition of the Schoolgirls' Sevens

After recently announcing the arrival of Volvo as new major sponsor for 2014, the NSW Waratahs received another boost this week, with the latest 2013 Repucom data showing record media exposure values for the team’s sponsors.

The Shute Shield will this weekend prove its place as the development of Australian rugby talent, with a combined total of 20 current Super Rugby players named in the four starting sides.

HSBC Waratahs superstar Israel Folau will start at fullback for the Qantas Wallabies in Saturday night’s Rugby Championship Test match against the Springboks.

The 2013 Hong Kong NSW Secondary Schoolboys Sevens U18 Championship will kick of this Sunday September 8, with top schools from around the state competing for the coveted state schoolboys title.

Manly has today joined yesterday’s winner Southern Districts in next week’s prelim finals after two tries in the dying stages propelled them to a late victory over Eastern Suburbs.

August 2013

Southern Districts have booked their spot their spot in the Shute Shield preliminary finals tthanks to a 57-25 win over Randwick at Coogee Oval.

Former NSW Waratah and ACT Brumbies player Craig Wells has coached the Illawarra Sports High School girls’ union and league teams to an unbeaten 2013. 

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