Kick-off 3:00pm
Referee: Michael Hogan
Assistant Referees: Amy Perrett, Leigh Weathersten
  1. Nick Blacklock
  2. Liu Taituave
  3. Simon Lemalu
  4. Josh Kroman
  5. Sakaria Noa
  6. Andrew Cox (C)
  7. Josh Kaifa
  8. Rodney Ma’a
  9. Kaleb Rech
  10. Tom Woods
  11. Larry Hermens
  12. Tui Fa’asisila
  13. Tomu Mataika (C)
  14. Lani Tiatia
  15. Alex Samoa


  1. Kevin McNamara
  2. Will Weeks
  3. Nick Lah (C)
  4. James Cunningham
  5. Matt White
  6. Ben Matwijow
  7. Hugh Sinclair
  8. Michael Wells
  9. Liam Walker
  10. Jack Grant
  11. Kurt Penney
  12. Lachlan Porteous
  13. Jac Cameron
  14. Jackson Selby
  15. Mitch Walton


Coaches: Fasavalu/Cutler Coaches: Fava/Wilson
Kick-off 3:00pm
Referee: Ed Martin
Assistant Referees: Nick Hannon, David Jones-Prichard
  1. Cooper Chapman
  2. Billy Johnston
  3. Michael Fakava
  4. Gab Passmore
  5. Phil Mathers
  6. Richard Stanford
  7. Seilala Lam
  8. Keliti Vaingalo
  9. Luke Irwin
  10. Henry Hudson
  11. Damon Anderson
  12. Will Fay
  13. Anton La Vin (C)
  14. Will Paterson
  15. Daniel Gallagher


  1. Richard Southern
  2. Luke Holmes (C)
  3. Wayne Borsak
  4. Vincent Wright
  5. Ben Adams
  6. Martin Collins
  7. Boyd Killingworth
  8. Sam Crompton
  9. Joshua Holmes
  10. Hamish Angus
  11. Bradley Dixon
  12. Christopher Arnold
  13. Michael Adams
  14. Sireli Tagicakibau
  15. David Feltscheer


Coaches: Aitken\Cron Coaches: Sare/Lipman
Kick-off 3:10pm
Referee: Damien Michelmore (Qld)
Assistant Referees: Charles Hanson, James Marshall
  1. Sam Talakai
  2. James Willan
  3. Rhys Brodie
  4. Tom Boidin (C)
  5. Tom Heslop
  6. Benn Melrose
  7. David Hickey
  8. Hugo Dessens
  9. Jake Gordon
  10. Daniel Kelly
  11. John Rudd
  12. Tom Carter
  13. Jim Stewart
  14. James Dargaville
  15. Stuart Dunbar
  1. Mitch Lewis
  2. David Porecki
  3. Tim Fairbrother
  4. Ed Gower (C)
  5. Greg Peterson
  6. Harry Bergelin
  7. Kotoni Ale
  8. Dylan Sigg
  9. Matt Lucas
  10. Marshall Milroy
  11. Alex Northam
  12. Scott Daruda
  13. Brian Sefanaia
  14. Lui Siale
  15. Shaun Treweek
Coaches: Malone/Avery/Playford Coaches: Blake/Cummins
Kick-off 3:00pm
Referee: Will Houston
Assistant Referees: James Ardern, Aragon Heppel
  1. Toa Asa
  2. Alex Walker
  3. Tristan Goodbody
  4. Alfred Pinomi
  5. Ned Hanigan
  6. Mark Baldwin
  7. Tom Connor
  8. Sam Figg (C)
  9. Tim Donlan
  10. David Horwitz
  11. Pieter Englebrecht
  12. Bennett Leslie
  13. Kuki Ma’afu
  14. Eli Bailey
  15. Ethan Ford


  1. Daniel Arona
  2. Ethan R Mate (C)
  3. Nigel Vaifale
  4. Sione Pusi’aki Fifita
  5. Senio Toleafoa
  6. Pita Tupou
  7. Tyrone Viiga
  8. John Waititi
  9. Notise Tauafao
  10. Robbie Mate
  11. Malakai Zelezniak
  12. KJ McKenzie
  13. Wilson Silipa
  14. Solomona Silipa
  15. Jerome McKenzie
Coaches: Wade Kelly Coaches: T.Tuipulotu/Thocolich
Kick-off 3:00pm
Referee: Jamie McGregor
Assistant Referees: Jarryd Logan (Ncl), Luke  Rogan
  1. Duncan Chubb
  2. Maile Nguamo
  3. Tim Metcher
  4. Andrew Leota
  5. Marcus Carbone
  6. Sam Latunipulu
  7. Kieran Black
  8. Jed Holloway (C)
  9. Josh Hall
  10. Ben Volavola
  11. Sasa Talifou
  12. Ollie Samuela
  13. Denny Godinet
  14. Api Vasatoka
  15. Rohan Saifoloi
  1. Nick Fraser
  2. Ron Hobden
  3. Tobias Gukibau
  4. Ruiradh Wilson
  5. Andrew Chapman
  6. Mark Williams
  7. Mitch Greenway
  8. Johnno Broome
  9. Terry Preston (c)
  10. Henry Carmichael
  11. Matt Gordon
  12. Tom Matthews
  13. Nathan Scarano
  14. Matt McDougall
  15. Sione Ala
Coaches:Barr/Williams Coaches:Townsend/Wallace
Kick-off 3:00pm
Referee: Richard  Goswell
Assistant Referees: James Hagan (SA), Jason Johnson
  1. Jed Gillespie
  2. Hugh Roach
  3. Guy Millar
  4. Andrew Clyne
  5. Steve Cummins
  6. Tom Alexander
  7. Hugh Perrett (C)
  8. Jared Barry
  9. Mick Snowden
  10. Pierre Hola
  11. Nick Batger
  12. Blake Sutton
  13. Michael McDougall
  14. Cam Mitchell
  15. Ben Batger


  1. Michael Alaalatoa
  2. Ryan Dalziel
  3. Dave Lolohea
  4. Bradford Kapa
  5. Tom Games ( C )
  6. Paula Kainga
  7. Cohen Masson
  8. Harrison Orr
  9. Rob Cattanach
  10. Dave Harvey
  11. Joel Brooks
  12. Rory Sidey
  13. Usaia O’Sullivan
  14. Tito Mua
  15. Dylan Taikato-Simpson


Coaches: Manenti/Woodhouse Coaches:Briggs/Hopkins

Robinson’s Reign Over As Tonga Upset Scotland

Posted by on 28th November, 2012 in International Rugby, Rugby News, Rugby News - Archived | Comments Off

by Paul Cook - The improvement of Pacific Island rugby in recent years continued at the weekend with Tonga claiming an historic 21-15 victory over Scotland in Aberdeen, a result which led to Scottish head coach Andy Robinson walking away from his post. The Tongans rode their luck at times with a heavy penalty count against them in the first half failing to be punished by Scotland’s unwillingness to kick for the posts – an admirable tactic which grew increasingly pig headed with each...

Italy v Wallabies: More ‘Forrest Gump’ Lines Come To Mind

Posted by on 28th November, 2012 in International Rugby, Rugby News, Rugby News - Archived | Comments Off

by Brendan Bradford - Nick McArdle borrowed a classic line from the Academy Award winning Tom Hanks movie, Forrest Gump in opening the Fox Sports rugby broadcast on Sunday morning. “The Wallabies,” claimed McArdle, “are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” A series of inconsistent performances this international season has left Wallabies fans frustrated and the Gump analogy only gained credence after an uncertain 3-point win over a gutsy Italian side on...

Penrith Emus Announce New Coach

Posted by on 24th November, 2012 in Club Rugby, Rugby News, Rugby News - Archived | Comments Off

by Brendan Bradford - The Penrith Emus have announced ex-Tongan international Sateki ‘Teki’ Tu’ipulotu as head coach for the 2013 Shute Shield season A former Emus player, Tu’ipulotu represented Tonga at three World Cups and has recently coached the Tongan Sevens side and assisted the National team too. A fullback, Tu’ipulotu appeared for Tonga at the 1995, 1999 and 2003 World Cups in a nine year international career. He is perhaps best remembered for a last second drop-goal...

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Shute Shield Round Four Preview

Posted by on 16th April, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

by Brendan Bradford – Parramatta v Northern Suburbs at Merrylands RSL Rugby Park 3:00pm, Friday 18 April Parramatta: 1. Nick Blacklock, 2. Liu Taituave, 3. Simon Lemalu, 4. Josh Kroman, 5. Sakaria Noa, 6. Andrew Cox, (c), 7. Josh Kaifa, 8. Rodney Ma’a, 9. Kaleb Rech, 10. Tom Woods, 11. Larry Hermens, 12. Tui Fa’asisila, 13. Tomu Mataika (c), 14. Lani Tiatia, 15. Alex Samoa. Northern Suburbs: 1.Kevin McNamara, 2.Will Weeks, 3.Nick Lah (c), 4. James Cunningham, 5. Matt...

Shute Shield: Woodies Take On West Harbour at T.G. Millner

Posted by on 16th April, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

by Brendan Bradford – Eastwood coach John Manenti left Penrith with a win and five competition points but also a few headaches after a couple of injury scares last weekend. His side overcame an early shock to beat the Emus, but lost Dylan Brass, John Grant and Steve Cummins to injury. “I was driving home thinking I’d lost six players in two weeks, but it didn’t turn out quite as bad,” he said. Brass (calf tear) will be replaced by Guy Millar while lock Cummins went off with a...

Shute Shield: Shoremen and Two Blues in Good Friday Face-Off

Posted by on 16th April, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

by Brendan Bradford – Both sides enter this match with just one ‘W’ next to their name, but could rightfully have a couple more after promising starts to the season. The Two Blues opened their account with a win over Gordon in Round 1 but dropped competitive matches to table-toppers Manly and Warringah in subsequent weeks. The Shoremen had to wait until last weekendfor their debut victory of the season with a nail-biting 16-12 defeat of Southern Districts at North Sydney Oval. While...

Shute Shield: Students Meet Marlins in Heavyweight Showdown

Posted by on 16th April, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

by Brendan Bradford – There are few bigger matches in the club rugby season than a titanic showdown between the Students and the Marlins and it’s even better when both sides are undefeated. With the ABC cameras in attendance, fourth placed Sydney Uni will host the table topping Marlins in what is shaping up as the sternest test either side has faced so far. Uni have earned wins over Penrith, Easts and West Harbour while Manly sit at the top of the point-scoring ladder on 150 with wins...

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Super Rugby: Pyle Set For 50th As Rebels Take On the Champions

Posted by on 11th April, 2014 in Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

Melbourne Rebels Media Release - Rebels’ Head Coach Tony McGahan has shown faith in his side following their tight loss to the Highlanders last Friday, making just two changes to the matchday squad for Saturday evening’s clash against the Chiefs as he welcomes the return of Colby Fainga’a and Tom Kingston from injury. Fainga’a, who impressed against the Brumbies in Round Seven, goes back into the starting lineup at blindside flanker, with Sean McMahon relegated to the...

Super Rugby: Lock Handed Debut As Brumbies Seek Reds Revenge

Posted by on 10th April, 2014 in Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

Brumbies Rugby Media Release - Tom Staniforth will make his Super Rugby debut at lock when the Brumbies head to Brisbane to turn the tables on the Reds this Friday night. The 19-year-old Australian Under 20’s representative has been knocking on the door of Super Rugby for the last 18 months, having trained with the main squad since leaving Canberra Grammar in 2012. Staniforth will be joined by Wallabies Stephen Moore and Scott Sio, who are back from injury to face the Reds and give the...

Super Rugby: Double Change For Reds Ahead Of Crucial Brumbies Clash

Posted by on 9th April, 2014 in Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

Queensland Reds Media Release - Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham has made two changes to his starting side to face the Brumbies this Friday. Chris Feauai-Sautia returns on the wing for his first start since injuring his hamstring in Johannesburg three weeks ago, replacing Jamie-Jerry Taulagi who moves to the reserves, while Anthony Fainga’a will start at inside centre in place of Mike Harris. Harris complained of Achilles tendon soreness following last weekend’s match and may be named...

Super Rugby: Forwards Bite Back As Tahs Conquer Cape Fear

Posted by on 7th April, 2014 in Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

Waratahs Rugby Media Release - The NSW Waratahs have ended their South African tour on a high note, overcoming the Stormers 22-11 in a frenetic encounter in Cape Town. The historic win was their first at Newlands since 2006, and was built on the back of a powerful set piece and perfect goal kicking displays from playmakers Bernard Foley and Kurtley Beale. Waratahs’ captain Dave Dennis lauded his side’s improvement over last week in Durban, noting a marked improvement in all facets of...

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Junior Rugby: NSW Colts Feature Heavily In Aussie U20s Training Squad

Posted by on 4th April, 2014 in International Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

Waratahs Rugby Media Release - Fourteen NSW Colts players are just one step away from representing Australia in the IRB Junior World Championship in June. On the back of their victory at last week’s National Under 20 Championships, NSW Colts comprise almost half of the Australian Under 20s training squad to take on Fiji and Samoa on the Gold Coast later this month, in preparation for the Junior World Championship which takes place in Auckland from May 30 – June 21. “To get 14 NSW players...

Women’s Rugby: Victorians Named In Wallaroos World Cup Squad

Posted by on 18th March, 2014 in International Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

Rebels Media Release - The Rebels are proud to announce two Victorian selections in the Wallaroos squad named today to compete for this year’s Rugby World Cup. Ashley Marsters and Oneata Schwalger are both selected in the squad, representing further success for Victorian Rugby players following the recent selection of six Victorian representatives in the Combined States U20 Squad and the success of the currently undefeated U15 and U17 Junior Gold Cup squads. For 20 year old Marsters, who...

Super Rugby: Robbie Fruean’s Heart of Gold

Posted by on 17th March, 2014 in International Rugby, Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

Rugby News Exclusive by Brendan Bradford – Robbie Fruean and Dylan Groom. One’s the rampaging 105kg Chiefs centre who strikes fear into the hearts of opposition defences. And the other one? Well, the other one is Dylan Groom. At a glance, there are no similarities. Dylan’s a soccer loving, six-foot plus, fitness freak and Fruean’s a stocky, Samoan Super Rugby powerhouse. They’re polar opposites but are linked by inspirational stories of hope and resolve. The unlikeliness of the...

‘Wicks, Wallabies and Writing’ – Fitting Send Off Planned For One of Australian Rugby’s Finest

Posted by on 14th March, 2014 in Club Rugby, International Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

by Lauren DeGioia - He could be considered the royal custodian of Australian Rugby history. He played five Tests in Wallaby Gold in the 1940s. But his comprehension and passion for the game they play in heaven originated in Randwick amongst the humble backdrop of the Depression, as a player with no boots. Former Wallaby centre Max Howell, who recently lost his battle to cancer aged 86, will be farewelled back at his old stomping ground, with a fitting send-off organised by his former club,...

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Super Rugby
Round 10, 2014

Friday, 18th April 2014
HurricanesVBlues@Wellington5:35pm NSW Time
RebelsVForce@Melbourne7:40pm NSW Time
Saturday, 19th April 2014
ChiefsVCrusaders@Hamilton5:35pm NSW Time
WaratahsVBulls@Sydney7:40pm NSW Time
SharksVCheetahs@Durban11:00pm NSW Time
Sunday, 20th April 2014
StormersVLions@Cape Town1:05am NSW Time

International Rugby

Saturday, 7th June 2014
AustraliaVFrance@Brisbane8:00pm NSW Time
Saturday, 14th June 2014
AustraliaVFrance@Melbourne8:00pm NSW Time
Saturday, 21st June 2014
AustraliaVFrance@Allianz Stadium3:00pm NSW Time

Castrol Edge Championship
Round 1, 2014

Saturday, 16th August 2014
AustraliaVNew Zealand@SydneyTBA

Castrol Edge Championship
Round 2, 2014

Saturday, 23rd August 2014
New ZealandVAustralia@AucklandTBA

Bledisloe Cup
Round 1, 2014

Saturday, 16th August 2014
WallabiesVNew Zealand@SydneyTBA

Bledisloe Cup
Round 2, 2014

Saturday, 23rd August 2014
New ZealandVAustralia@AucklandTBA