SATURDAY JULY 26, 2014
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Kick-off 3:10pm   Pittwater Rugby Park
Referee: Andrew Lees
Assistant Referees: Matt Kellahan, Alex Richards
 TMO: Michael Blair
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WARRINGAH EASTWOOD
  1. Richard Southan
  2. Luke Holmes (C)
  3. Wayne Borsak
  4. Sam Crompton
  5. Nicloi Latuhoi
  6. Martin Collins
  7. Boyd Killingworth
  8. Sam Ward
  9. Joshua Holmes
  10. Hamish Angus
  11. Brad Dixon
  12. Tui Tuisavaii
  13. Michael Adams
  14. Sireli Tagicakibau
  15. David Feltscheer
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  1. Jed Gillespie
  2. Hugh Roach
  3. Guy Millar
  4. Jared Barry
  5. Andrew Clyne
  6. Michael Kovacic
  7. Hugh Perrett (C)
  8. Pat Sio
  9. Mick Snowden
  10. Jai Ayoub
  11. Nick Batger
  12. Tom Hill
  13. Michael McDougall
  14. John Grant
  15. Ben Batger
Coaches:Sare/Lipman Coaches: Manenti/Woodhouse
SATURDAY JULY 26, 2014
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Kick-off 3:00pm   Chatswood Oval
Referee: Will Houston
Assistant Referees: Ben Wawn, Bradley Smith
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GORDON SOUTHERN DISTRICTS
  1. Tobias Gukibau
  2. Ron Hobden
  3. Nick Fraser
  4. Ruairidh Wilson
  5. Luke Heavey
  6. Jack Maguire
  7. Jack Dempsey
  8. Johnno Broome
  9. Terry Preston (C)
  10. Henry Carmichael
  11. Sione Ala
  12. Tom Matthews
  13. Jason Seage
  14. Matt McDougall
  15. Xavier McCoy
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  1. Duncan Chubb
  2. Maile Nguamo
  3. Tim Metcher
  4. Andrew Leota
  5. Jake Douglas
  6. Marcus Carbone
  7. Kieran Black
  8. Jed Holloway (C)
  9. Chris O’Reilly
  10. Ben Volavola
  11. Afa Pakalani
  12. Apo Latunipulu
  13. Paul Asquith
  14. Alex Gibbon
  15. Ben Connolly
Coaches:Townsend/Wallace Coaches:Barr/Williams
SATURDAY JULY 26, 2014
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Kick-off 3:00pm   Manly Oval
Referee: Ian Smith
Assistant Referees: Darren Bradley, Leigh Weathersten
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MANLY WEST HARBOUR
  1. Eddie Aholelei
  2. Dave Porecki
  3. Mitch Lewis
  4. Greg Peterson
  5. Ed Gower (C)
  6. Harry Bergelin
  7. Kotoni Ale
  8. Daniel Alley
  9. Mark Swanepoel
  10. Sam Vaevae
  11. Dane Chisholm
  12. Kasye Greer
  13. Brian Sefanaia
  14. Alex Northam
  15. BJ Hartmann
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  1. Dave Lolohea
  2. Ryan Dalziel
  3. Michael Ala’alatoa
  4. Chris Simons
  5. Harrison Orr
  6. Bradford Kapa
  7. Cohen Masson
  8. Matt Coles
  9. Rob Cattanach
  10. Dave Harvey
  11. Tito Mua
  12. Henry Seavula
  13. Rory Sidey
  14. Usaia O’Sullivan
  15. Joel Brooks
Coaches: Blake/Cummins Coaches:Briggs/Hopkins
SATURDAY JULY 26, 2014
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Kick-off 3:00pm   Nepean Rugby Park
Referee: Dominic McCarthy
Assistant Referees: Luke Rogan, Richard Manchee
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PENRITH PARRAMATTA
  1. Daniel Arona
  2. Ethan Robinson-Mate (C)
  3. Nigel Vaifale
  4. Paea Siualangapo
  5. Senio Toleafoa
  6. Pita Tupou
  7. Sione Pusi’aki Fifita
  8. Andrew Pelasio
  9. Notise Tauafao
  10. Robbie Mate
  11. James Umu
  12. Ben Kaafi
  13. Malakai Zelezniak
  14. Kampo Sione
  15. Wise Tora

 

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  1. Simon Lemalu
  2. Liu Taituave
  3. Joe Dakuitoga
  4. Aisea Namoa
  5. Evan Olmstead
  6. Andrew Cox (C)
  7. Josh Kaifa
  8. Sililo Savea
  9. Kaleb Rech
  10. Dion Taumata
  11. Alex Samoa
  12. Chris Nay
  13. Larry Hermens
  14. Tui Faasisila
  15. Tomu Mataika
Coaches: T.Tuipulotu/Thocolich Coaches:  Fasavalu/Cutler
SATURDAY JULY 26, 2014
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Kick-off 3:00pm   North Sydney Oval
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Referees: Amy Perrett, Aragon Heppel
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NORTHERN SUBURBS RANDWICK
  1. Kevin McNamara
  2. Will Weeks
  3. Nick Lah (C)
  4. Nick Palmer
  5. Declan Carroll
  6. Ben Matwijow
  7. Hugh Sinclair
  8. James Cunningham
  9. Cale Holmes
  10. Henry Fisher
  11. Paul Rokalati
  12. Will Miller
  13. Jac Cameron
  14. Lachlan Rosengreen
  15. Mitch Walton
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  1. Toa Asa (C)
  2. Alex Walker
  3. Tristan Goodbody
  4. Jesse Harris
  5. Josh Eden-Whaitiri
  6. Will Munro
  7. Tom Connor
  8. Mark Baldwin
  9. Harry Boileau
  10. David Horwitz
  11. Nathan Roye
  12. William Rees-Hole
  13. Kuki Ma’afu
  14. Ethan Ford
  15. Andrew Kellaway
Coaches: Fava/Wilson Coaches: Wade Kelly
SATURDAY July 26, 2014
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Kick-off 3:00pm   University Oval
Referee: Ed Martin
Assistant Referees: Charles Hartson, Greg Johnstone
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SYDNEY UNIVERSITY EASTERN SUBURBS
  1. Tom Robertson
  2. Gerard Ellis
  3. Sam Talakai
  4. Thomas Boidin (C)
  5. Jordan Chapman
  6. Samuel Quinn
  7. David Hickey
  8. Hugo Dessens
  9. Jock Merriman
  10. Daniel Kelly
  11. Henry Clunies-Ross
  12. Tom Carter
  13. Jim Stewart
  14. James Dargaville
  15. Angus Roberts
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  1. Adam Fullgrabe
  2. Billy Johnston
  3. Michael Fakava
  4. Gab Passmore
  5. Phil Mathers
  6. Richard Stanford
  7. Ben Willis
  8. Sam Stitcher
  9. Tim Duchesne
  10. Archie King
  11. Anton La Vin (C)
  12. Jeremy Raftos
  13. Matt Armour
  14. Warwick Percival
  15. Will Paterson
Coaches: Malone/Playford/Vickerman Coaches: Aitken/Cron

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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Club Coaching And Other Positions Available – 2015 Season

Posted by on 25th July, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

CLUBS SEEKING COACHES -  Randwick, Southern Districts and West Harbour are seeking applications for coaching positions.     SOUTHERN DISTRICTS RUGBY CLUB 2015 Season- Coaching Positions 2015 Applications are now open for ALL coaching positions with the Southern Districts Rugby Club - 1st grade (part time paid role) and assistant (part time paid role) -2nd grade and assistant- un- paid roles -3rd grade and assistant- un -paid roles -4th grade and assistant- un -paid roles  Strength...

Shute Shield Round 18 Previews

Posted by on 24th July, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

by Brendan Bradford – Northern Suburbs vs Randwick – Northern Suburbs: 1. Kevin McNamara, 2. Will Weeks, 3. Nick Lah (c), 4. Nick Palmer, 5. Declan Carroll, 6. Ben Matwijow, 7. Hugh Sinclair, 8. James Cunningham, 9. Cale Holmes, 10. Henry Fisher, 11. Paul Rokalati, 12. Will Miller, 13. Jac Cameron, 14. Lachlan Rosengreen, 15. Mitch Walton. Randwick: 1. Toa Asa (c), 2. Alex Walker, 3. Tristan Goodbody, 4. Jesse Harris, 5. Josh Eden – Whitari, 6. Will Munro, 7. Tom Connor, 8. Mark...

Shute Shield: “We’ll go out in a Blaze of Glory,” says Briggs

Posted by on 24th July, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

by Brendan Bradford – Manly vs West Harbour: While the Marlins wrapped up the Minor Premiership last weekend and are looking for momentum heading into the finals, West Harbour saw their top-six chances slip away with a loss to Penrith at the foot of the mountains. Manly’s 66-19 thrashing of Norths gave them an unassailable six point lead in first place while the Pirates’ two-point defeat to the Emus and Randwick’s win over Warringah means West Harbour need to beat the Marlins and hope...

Magners Shute Shield: Final Series Schedule And Venues

Posted by on 24th July, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

by Jim Davis - The Sydney Rugby Union has announced the following venues have been appointed for the 2014 Finals series. Lower grade matches will be allocated logistically to minimize disruption to clubs and will be announced on Monday July 28. 2014 FINALS SERIES VENUES Match A – Saturday 2nd August – Manly Oval – 1 v 6 Match B – Saturday 2nd August – Pittwater Rugby Park – 3 v 4 Match C – Sunday 3rd August – TG Millner Field – 2 v 5 Match...


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Super Rugby Semi-Final: Ashley-Cooper Ready To Make History

Posted by on 26th July, 2014 in Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

by Paul Cook - The last time the Waratahs and the Brumbies clashed in a Super Rugby semi-final back in 2002, a promising young 18-year-old was watching his Uncle, former Wallaby Graeme Bond, run out for the Canberrans. Three years later, Adam Ashley-Cooper was on the big stage himself, making his Super Rugby debut in the nation’s capital and kick-starting a career which has since earned 94 caps for his country and a reputation as arguably the finest utility back in the world game. A leaguie...

Wallabies Player Alignments for NRC

Posted by on 21st July, 2014 in Club Rugby, International Rugby, Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

ARU Press Release – The Australian Rugby Union has today unveiled Qantas Wallabies player allocations for the inaugural year of Australian Rugby’s new domestic competition, the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship. In general, Qantas Wallabies will be aligned to the NRC team that is affiliated with their Premier Club, with each NRC team entitled to four Test players outside of their 33-man contracted squad. If an NRC team elects to have more than four Qantas Wallabies aligned to their...

Super Rugby: Tahs Take Out Top Spot With Win Over Highlanders

Posted by on 6th July, 2014 in Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

by Brendan Bradford – With one game still to play in the regular season, the Waratahs have wrapped up top spot on the Super Rugby table. The historic result – the first time the Tahs have topped the Super Rugby ladder – was confirmed with a dominant 44-16 win over the Highlanders, who are placed second in a strong New Zealand conference but were restricted to just one try in front of over 24,000 fans in the afternoon sunshine of Allianz Stadium. The records were falling...

Super Rugby: Injury To Dennis Clouds Waratahs’ Five Star Showing

Posted by on 28th June, 2014 in Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

by Paul Cook - The Waratahs have shown their genuine title credentials once more with a five tries-to one, 39-8 demolition of the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium tonight. But the win looks to have come at a high price, influential and respected captain Dave Dennis succumbing to what looks like a potentially season ending knee injury in the process. Defeat over the reigning champion Chiefs back in round 16, a full four weeks ago, gave the Waratahs faithful reason to believe that their side could be on...


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Wallabies Player Alignments for NRC

Posted by on 21st July, 2014 in Club Rugby, International Rugby, Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

ARU Press Release – The Australian Rugby Union has today unveiled Qantas Wallabies player allocations for the inaugural year of Australian Rugby’s new domestic competition, the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship. In general, Qantas Wallabies will be aligned to the NRC team that is affiliated with their Premier Club, with each NRC team entitled to four Test players outside of their 33-man contracted squad. If an NRC team elects to have more than four Qantas Wallabies aligned to their...

Sevens: Australian Men’s Squad Announced For Commonwealth Games

Posted by on 8th July, 2014 in International Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

ARU Media Release - The Australian Commonwealth Games Association is pleased to announce the Australian Men’s Rugby Sevens squad nominated by the Australian Rugby Union for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month. Australia’s Men’s Sevens team won silver four years ago at the Delhi Commonwealth Games and will be looking to go one better this year. The side has been bolstered by the return of Liam Gill and Sean McMahon, who both have a background in Rugby...

Inbound Tour: Izzy Gives France ‘Les Bleus’ As Big Will Starts In Style

Posted by on 21st June, 2014 in International Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

by Paul Cook - Australia have completed a clean sweep of France after an impressive 39-13 victory in front of a record rugby crowd of 43,188 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney this afternoon. Two tries in the first half to Will Skelton – on debut – and Israel Folau helped the Wallabies to a 20-6 advantage at the break and they went on with it after the restart, Folau completing a double before captain Michael Hooper and replacement Nick Phipps put the visitors to the sword for the second time in...

From Western Sydney to the South of France: A Q&A with Iese Jesse Leota

Posted by on 17th June, 2014 in Club Rugby, International Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

by Brendan Bradford – For former Parramatta Two Blues centre Iese Jesse Leota, a two-year professional contract at Stade Montois in France is an off-field journey as much as a rugby one. A stellar club player, Leota never quite cracked Super Rugby – although the dream is still alive – and overcame a broken neck to return to rampaging form for the Two Blues in recent seasons. Last year he took up the opportunity of playing professional rugby in France and has since signed for a further...


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Super Rugby
Semi Finals, 2014

Saturday, 26th July 2014
CrusadersVSharks@Christchurch5:35pm NSW Time
WaratahsVBrumbies@Sydney7:40pm NSW Time

International Rugby

Saturday, 7th June 2014
Australia (50)VFrance (21)@Brisbane8:00pm NSW Time
Saturday, 14th June 2014
Australia (6)VFrance (0)@Melbourne8:00pm NSW Time
Saturday, 21st June 2014
Australia (39)VFrance (13)@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