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VOLUME 27 ISSUE 12 $5.00 (INC GST) Saturday June 29 & Sunday June 30, 2013

NEWS

COVER: Rival Captains clash Seilala Lam (left) and Hugh Perrett will be opposing No.6s in the game at Coogee.

NSWRU Chairman Nick Farr-Jones tells Jim Webster Club Rugby to be restructured - Page 3

Wests Alofa Alofa. Not only a leading try scorer, he entertains

Classic Wallabies V British & Irish Lions Rugby Legends, North Sydney Oval, Thursday night. Teams - Page 25

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RANDWICK V EASTWOOD RUGBY NEWS 90th BIRTHDAY YEAR


BarflyBuzz by Terry Smith

David Lolohea, the giant West Harbour prop, tipped the scales at 154kg earlier in the season. Now he is down to 145 and aims to drop to a mere 135 before he is finished. Don’t you love browsing through old copies of Phil Blake, who took over the coaching at Manly Rugby News? Take when Manly and Parramatta, in mid-season after Tim Lane won a plum job with super-rich Lyon in France, will be in charge of the who clash today at Manly Oval, were opposed at Cumberland Oval in 1973. Coached by Rod Marlins again in 2014. They’ve chosen wisely. Phelps, the Two Blues side included Wallaby hero Club rugby’s best kept secret for several weeks Ray Price and his brother Mick, brothers Ray and was that Brian Melrose had joined the coaching Kevin Elliott and Alan Minett. Coached by Tony staff at West Harbour and his expertise combined Miller, the Manly team included future Test referee with coach Matt Briggs’ enthusiasm set up a Peter Marshall in the centre, future coaches string of five straight wins before the loss to Bernie Bergelin at prop and Brian Beer at flanker Sydney University. To clear the air, Melrose says: and Rex Mossop’s son Kirk in the second-row. “Matt is the coach and I’m working as a Did you know that Rob Oakeshott, who has consultant. I watch videos, go to matches and been busy in Canberra for a couple of years, once advise with skills and defence.” Meanwhile, he will continue in a similar role with the St George played rugby for Port Macquarie? What’s more he Dragons and fit in the odd session with Shore was an outstanding cricketer in his days at Barker College. school. They’ve done it again. Look at the mix for Who can forget the heaving sea of Wallaby gold that was Stadium Australia as John Eales’ men Sydney University’s annual Trivett lunch at the led the British and Irish Lions 29-23 in the dying Westin hotel on August 23, the day before the All moments of the deciding Test in 2001? With the Black Test. With the hilarious Sam Kekovich in Lions having the throw to an attacking lineout, charge of proceedings, the speakers will be AFL new cap Justin Harrison, jumping at two, said to chief Andrew Demetriou, ARU Chairman Michael skipper Eales , “Let’s take a punt. Martin Johnson Hawker and Waratah coach Michael Cheika. is the captain and they’ll be looking to throw to Unmissable. Sydney University haven’t given up hope of him at two. Give me a lift and see if I can pinch the Israel Folau, toast of the rugby world after his ball.” And that’s exactly what happened. You knew there are only four survivors from the spectacular two-try debut for the Wallabies original eight clubs when district rugby was against the British and Irish Lions, being able to introduced in 1900 still in first division, didn’t you? squeeze in a game or two later in the season. And And only one still plays in the same colours. Steve word is that he’ll stick with rugby for at least Johnson, a walking encyclopedia on club rugby, another season. Still on Izzy, did you know he is sends word the original Sydney clubs were Australia’s 47th dual international? The older the violin, the sweeter the music. Balmain (black and gold), Eastern Suburbs (black, white knickerbockers), Glebe (maroon), Great to have the maestro Gordon Bray back in Newtown (royal blue, white knickerbockers), the TV commentary box on Ten with his expertise, North Sydney (green, cardinal and gold), South passion for the game and tantalising trivia titbits. Sydney (myrtle green and cardinal), University Not too many would be aware that Australia’s (blue and gold) and Western Suburbs (maroon representatives on the International Rugby and white). Board’s rugby committee are Michael Hawker and Cheryl Soon, once captain of the Wallaroos. Published by: Eric Spilsted Publishing PO Box 848, Lane Cove NSW 2066 Publisher/Editor: Jim Davis T: 9427 8879 | M: 0411 242 535 jim.davis@rugbynews.org

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Interview with NSWRU Chairman, Nick Farr-Jones, who comments on the 2014 Club Competition

by Jim Webster Q: Nick, you had an illustrious playing career and captained Australia to victory in the 1991 World Cup at Twickenham. Can we assume that 12-6 victory over England in the final was the ultimate highlight, or is there another that remains just as vivid? A: There’s no doubt that’s going to be chiseled on my rugby tombstone. Results simply don’t get any better than that. But the way we won that final wasn’t the way I’d like to be remembered. There were other matches I was involved in where we played so much better, against New Zealand, against France and in that first Test against the Lions in Sydney in 1989 (which Australia won 30-12 under Farr-Jones’ captaincy). Q: Before moving from your playing career, Rugby News was very interested in your response at a recent luncheon when asked who you thought the best Australian player of your era. Would you tell us who it was? A: That was very difficult to answer, but for the continued impact he had on every game he played, then I nominate our Wallaby centre Tim Horan… though I must say a few others are not all that far behind him. Q: What about opposing players. Who was the best? A: As far as the continuing influence he had on every game, then I’d have to say the All Blacks flanker Michael Jones. Q: There are four children in your family. Are any of them rugby players, or keen on sport? A: We have two girls, Jess, 21, who’s in her fifth year of commerce/law at university and has already been offered employment; and Amy, 19, who’s in her second year of media/communications and looking at getting into TV. Our boys are Ben, 17, and Josh, 13, who are both still at school. Josh really likes his rugby, but does all other sports too, especially swimming and basketball.

NSWRU Chairman Nick Farr-Jones has attended a number of Shute Shield games at various grounds in 2013.

Q: How do you personally keep fit? A: I don’t do anything very active, but I’m not out of shape. I must say that I worked my arse off keeping fit as a young kid, but then stopped serious physical exercise when I went to live in France. But fortunately my body shape’s not too bad and I haven’t put on much weight since I stopped playing rugby. Q: You have had a successful career in law, investment banking and now in global fund management with Taurus; you have lived and worked both here and in Europe; and have assisted with many charities. Can you tell us about your newest charity Touch Life? A: Touch Life was set up in 2008 under the umbrella of Wesley Mission and each year I host a small, boutique luncheon when we manage to attract many worthwhile donations, all of which is directed at helping homeless people. Q: You are now chairman of the NSWRU Board. Could you explain the board’s overall role & objectives? A: Basically, we manage all community rugby – coaching, country, juniors, referees and suburban rugby and our aim is to make it larger and stronger. (Continued on Page 5)

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Interview with NSWRU Chairman, Nick Farr-Jones, who comments on the 2014 Club Competition (Continued from Page 3)

Q: How can we attract larger crowds to Waratahs matches? A: I’d strongly suggest finding new ways to create a greater visibility of the Waratahs for the community rugby landscape. Young people want to have heroes among the Waratahs, so if we can create those heroes for them, then the young people will come along and watch them play. Q: While the western Sydney region is our largest growth area, it seems rugby is not penetrating there nearly enough, if Penrith’s standing in the club championship is any guide. What can we do about it? A: I must say that rugby is doing really well at community level. But it’s a difficult, ongoing battle. I have been to Penrith to look at the rugby scene out there and have met with Bill Pulver (ARU chief executive) over this matter. But I must say that rugby’s not in great financial shape at the moment. We simply don’t have lots of money to invest. What we really need is lots of people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and help the game out in the western Sydney region. Otherwise, Penrith faces a constant struggle to build a strong rugby club.

“Basically, Folau should not be playing for University…” Q: Should anything be done by the NSW Rugby Union to direct Waratahs & Wallabies to play for a particular club, rather than having someone like Israel Folau playing for ultra-strong University? A: Discussions are happening about that at the moment. Basically, Folau should not be playing for University…and that’s a former University player saying that! It’s not to say that University should not assist him in furthering his education if that’s the way he wanted to go. Q: Do you see the format of the Shute Shield being changed in the near future? If so, how and when? A: The Shute Shield could be restructured in the very near future. There has been a lot of discussion between the NSW Rugby Union and club presidents 5 as to what the future holds. I won’t forecast the outcome, but we could well finish up with 10 clubs in the premiership competition.

Restructuring of the Shute Shield competition for 2014 is almost certain. If the number of clubs competing is to be reduced, details of the criteria for inclusion or exclusion will be keenly anticipated.

Q: Do you have any radical ideas as to how rugby can counter the insurgence of AFL and football in this State, which we didn’t have in the past? A: I don’t know that those other codes do enormous damage to us. Despite the impact they may be having, our rugby playing numbers continue to increase. So, we’re not being completely shut out of the football scene. Q: Finally, what do you see as the major differences between today’s game at the elite level, and the game you played? A: Firstly, we had a day job and then trained after hours, which obviously meant we could not be as intense in our preparation. We also kicked off our matches at 3pm, so we were able to get together afterwards with our teammates and the opposition. But–and you would know this from the Wallaby tours you’ve been on with us – while we weren’t professional, we were still very professional in our approach. We might have been smaller in stature, and slower, but we were just as intense when the referee’s whistle sounded for kickoff as they are now.

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MATCH PREVIEWS

by Terry Smith

Adam D’Arcy, the dashing fullback who has played with Ulster in Ireland for the last three years, may become available to boost Manly’s premiership push. Back in Sydney after completing his latest two year contract, he is awaiting word on a fresh contract with a UK or European club. In the meantime, he may have a run with his old club, which is sharing fourth spot in the Shute Shield with Eastern Suburbs and West Harbour on 35 points. With seven rounds remaining, Eastwood (46 points) have skipped to a lead of five points over premiers Sydney University, with Southern Districts next with 37. On sheer weight of Super Rugby players, Sydney University and Eastwood would seem to be favoured for a grand final spot on September 14. That date sounds familiar, doesn’t it? But don’t write off Manly’s chances. Even if they don’t wind up with D’Arcy, they’ll have half a dozen players from the Rebels and skipper Ed Gower will be back from suspension. Forwards win the big ones, and the Marlins will have a VERY large pack. Southern Districts have strong forwards, too, with plenty of zip in the backs and a pointscoring wizard Rohan Saifoloi, who has 136 points in his portfolio following a 20-points haul against Parramatta last Saturday.

who has headed overseas, Tom Connor from the centre back to flanker and Tim Wright returning to the wing.

RANDWICK v EASTWOOD

First round score: Eastwood 34-3

Pat Hodgetts comes into the Hooker position for Randwick.

At Coogee Oval

Tip: Eastwood

With Waratah hooker Damien Fitzpatrick finally recovered from injury, Eastwood coach John Manenti has switched Hugh Roach to flanker for this ABC TV clash at Coogee. “Good players need to be playing in first grade to keep their edge,” says Manenti. With Randwick in seventh spot following their 23-5 loss to Manly, coach Wade Kelly thinks they need three or four wins out of seven to make the eight. Explaining their comprehensive loss to Manly, Kelly says: “The guys didn’t adapt to the weather. They don’t like heavy tracks.”

SYDNEY UNIVERSITY v EASTERN SUBURBS

Looking at Randwick’s lively up and comers, Manenti says: “They’re an impressive young team with a7 nice style of football in which they try to move the ball about.” Changes in the Randwick side are Pat Hodgetts for hooker Nio Halangahu,

At University Oval With Waratahs Brendan McKibbin and John Ulugia back to boost the Beasties, the stage is set for a ripper of a clash in this Sunday game at University Oval. Premiers Sydney University, laden with Waratahs, will bid for their eighth successive victory when they face a team that tipped them out 13-10 in an earlier round at Woollahra through a last gasp penalty goal from long range by flyhalf Henry Hudson, who already has posted 120 points for the season. For the first 11 rounds of the competition, University have made 66 team changes from week to week, but for this game the premiers have just one. Stuart Dunbar, who took 7


the field when Dan Kelly was injured in Saturday’s 41-3 eclipse of West Harbour, retains the No 10 jumper. First round score: Easts 13-10 Tip: University

SOUTHERN DISTRICTS v WARRINGAH At Forshaw Rugby Park

NORTHERN SUBURBS v PENRITH At North Sydney Oval Norths coach Scott Fava thinks four wins from the last seven matches will put the men in red and black into the eight clubs contesting the playoffs, especially as they play Penrith and Gordon in the next two weeks. With only one win in their last seven games, Norths sit in ninth spot a point after Parramatta and four behind seventh placed Randwick. Warringah are a point further back. “With so many guys going in and out because of injury and Super Rugby calls, the combinations have not been there,” says Fava, who has signed for another year as coach. They are at home to bottom of the table Penrith with their team a far cry from the 21-8 loss to Eastwood due to reshuffles in both backs and forwards. Another newcomer is centre Elih Baillie, who spent the off-season playing in Spain, while props Dan Murray and Karl Truijens get a chance. First round score: Norths 49-0 Tip: Norths

MANLY v PARRAMATTA At Manly Oval

Southern Districts hooker & captain Steve Fualau will be planning to win the arm wrestle up front.

Warringah get a boost from the return of last year’s Catchpole Medal winner Hamish Angus, who has missed the entire season with injury. After a couple of runs in reserve grade, he will play inside-centre in this game against Southern Districts, who caused the eyebrows to shoot up when word of their 60-14 disposal of Parramatta came through. “We could well have got another five tries,” claimed Souths coach Cam Blades. Apart from Jake Douglas replacing second rower Andrew Leota, who has headed overseas, Blades has retained the team that put Parramatta to the sword.

“A truckload of injuries,” is the succint summing up of Parramatta coach Glen Christini following the 60-14 loss to Southern Districts. The upshot is a completely recast backline and a couple of frontrowers gone. With Sam Yakopo gone, Tom Woods moves from fullback to fly-half. With Parramatta sharing seventh spot, coach Christini thinks that the Two Blues need to win four of the last seven matches to make the final eight.

Warringah lack genuine size but are not short of attacking zip, especially from halfback Josh Holmes, who has swept in for nine tries to be equal top try-scorer in the Shute Shield. First round score: Souths 14-13 Tip: Souths

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Manly winger Jacob Woodhouse and Co. may overrun the revamped Parramatta backline


Manly have stuck with 18 year old schoolboy halfback Fabian Natoli for this home clash with unpredictable Parramatta. “I’ve been watching him play since he was twelve,” said Marlins coach Phil Blake. “He’s a tough, combative individual with a big heart who is built like a little Arnold Schwarzenegger.” A pupil at St Augustine’s College, Fabian has played with the Sea Eagles Under 20s as well as Australia A Schools in rugby. First round score: Parramatta 41-17 Tip: Manly

WEST HARBOUR v GORDON

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At Concord Oval No panic at West Harbour, with coach Matt Briggs sticking to the side beaten 41-3 by Sydney University, who scored six tries in the slop. After a check of the video, Briggs said, “We matched their physicality and learned a lot from it.” Briggs has a big wrap on giant prop David Lolohea, still only 20 and tipped by the coach to play Super Rugby within two years.

Round 13 (Split Round) Round 13A SATURDAY, JULY 6 Eastwood v Manly at TG Millner Field (ABC TV Game) Gordon v Northern Suburbs at Chatswood Oval Parramatta v West Harbour at Merrylands RSL Rugby Park Round 13B SATURDAY, JULY 13

They’ll appreciate the drop in class against Gordon, who were sunk by four late David Harvey penalty goals against Warringah.

Warringah v Sydney University at Pittwater Rugby Park Penrith v Southern Districts at Nepean Rugby Park

First round score: Wests 27-17 Tip: Wests

Eastern Suburbs v Randwick at Woollahra Oval

TIPSTERS PANEL Sean Maloney Fox Sports

Dilip Kumar Former ARU Chairman

Gordon Bray TEN Rugby Commentator

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Jim Webster Rugby Journo

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COOGEE OVAL Saturday June 29 Referee: Rohan Hoffman (Qld) Assistant Referees: Brendon Farrar, James Marshall 3.10 PM

RANDWICK

EASTWOOD

Myrtle Green

Blue and White Jed Gillespie 1. Damien Fitzpatrick 2. Marty Plokstys 3. Jared Barry 4. Mitch Lees 5. (C) Hugh Perrett 6. Hugh Roach 7. Locky McCaffrey 8. Shanin Proctor 9. Jimmy Hilgendorf 10. Nick Batger 11. Michael McDougall 12. Cam Mitchell 13. Nick Reily 14. Ben Batger 15. Coach/es: Manenti / Woodhouse

1. Faitotoa Asa 2. Patrick Hodgetts 3. Richard Aho 4. Geoffrey Ingram 5. William Munro 6. Seilala Lam (C) 7. Tom Connor 8. Nathan Paila 9. Harrison Boileau 10. David Horwitz 11. Ethan Ford 12. Pete Samu 13. Terrence Hepetema 14. Timothy Wright 15. Rennie Lautolo Coach/es: Wade Kelly

2nd Grade – Colin Caird Shield: 1.25 Referee: Brendon Farrar Bench 1. Chris Baumann 2. Thomas Weber 3. Tristan Goodbody 4. Bryce Speechley 5. Jack Tovey 6. Mark Baldwin 7. Jack Johnson 8. Junior Taavili

9. James Helliwell 10. Marc Koteczky 11. Nathan Roye 12. Alfred Paea 13. Keith Masima 14. Callum Fryer 15. Charlie Wakim Coach/es: Jayson Brewer

1. Todd Pearce 2. Tannous Ferris 3. Robert Lagudi 4. James Neale 5. Jack Warfield 6. Chris Dan 7. Kyle Shewan 8. Joey Afualo

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Coach/es:

Max Page Jai Ayoub Tim Williams Blake Sutton Tom Hill Mark Frost Barney Wood Nilan/Harrison

3rd Grade – Henderson Shield: 12.00 Referee: Antony Hastie 1. Michael Celona 9. Mark Bannon 2. Jarrod O'Hara 10. James White 3. Steve Noriega 11. Peter Wright 4. William Carrick Smith 12. Brock Davies 5. Thomas Weatherall 13. Toese Vou Suitu 6. Tasi Fonua 14. Andrew Wing Kee 7. Todd Martin 15. Brendan Davis 8. Chris Barron Coach/es: Brent Kelly

1. Ferro Faalago 9. 2. Elisha Lamalu-Leota 10. 3. Daniel Minto 11. 4. Jordan Goddard 12. 5. Jackson Larkin 13. 6. Tom Ellem 14. 7. Dave Piukala 15. 8. George Kent Coach/es:

Robbie Cattanach Ben James Ben Coady Fili Pinono Jack Hammond Nathan Powyer James Martin Moore/Ahearn

4th Grade – Henderson Cup: 10.45 Referee: James Marshall 1. Peter Tuipulotu 2. Benjamin Selby 3. Dominic Edgtton 4. Scott Kennedy 5. Nathan De Pasquale 6. Timothy Murray 7. Jackson Raymond 8. Nick Coogan

9. Aiden Guenole 10. Lorcan Kavanagh 11. Sosefo Smith 12. Scott Malone 13. Jordan-Lee Simi 14. Tom Joseph 15. Elliot Rechtin Coach/es: Matt Buckland

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Days Siaosi Luke Ferris Sam Behan Matt Prestipino Chris Hickey Murray Johnson Dave Rose Lachie Parker

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Coach/es:

Pat O'Connor Ben Abood Feleti Alipate Alex Maguire Dane Gornefher Brad Curtis Tim McDonald Blacker/Kirkby 11


FORSHAW RUGBY PARK Saturday June 29 Referee: Damien Mitchelmore (Qld) Assistant Referees: Darren Bradley, Jason Johnson 3.00 PM

SOUTHERN DISTRICTS

WARRINGAH

Red, White, Sky Blue and Black

Green and White Ben Ryan 1. (C) Luke Holmes 2. Luke Preston 3. Vincent Wright 4. Ben Adams 5. Sam Ward 6. Mark Porpiglia 7. Boyd Killingworth 8. Joshua Holmes 9. David Harvey 10. Brad Dixon 11. Hamish Angus 12. Michael Adams 13. Edward Doyle 14. David Feltscheer 15. Coach/es: Sare / Cullum

1. Duncan Chubb 2. Steve Fualau (C) 3. Tim Metcher 4. Jake Douglas 5. Luke Smart 6. Lopeti Timani 7. Jono Hayes 8. Jed Holloway 9. Grayson Hart 10. Rohan Saifoloi 11. Alex Gibbon 12. Rayhan Laulala 13. Faleula Finau 14. Oleni Ngungutau 15. Ben Volavola Coach/es: Blades / Barr

2nd Grade – Colin Caird Shield: 1.25 Referee: Darren Bradley Bench 1. Michael Alaalatoa 2. Damian Byrne 3. Cam Betham 4. Marcus Carbone 5. Bon Maui 6. Mick Kauter 7. Zaxian Goode 8. Sam Latunipulu

9. Jake Holman 10. Alex Blair 11. Api Vasugaga 12. David Reily 13. Joel Smith 14. Amanaki Pakalani 15. Brendan Hikaka Coach/es: Delaney/Smith

1. Richard Southan 2. Rob Kelly 3. Wayne Borsak 4. Jordan Reid 5. Tristan Stanley 6. Nick Hughes-Clapp 7. Jake Butcher 8. George Wyllie

9. Scott Bradley 10. Daniel Jones 11. Joshua Gerrard 12. Matthew Hastie 13. Conrad Gillingham 14. Sean Davies 15. Joshua Gillard Coach/es: Coleman/Johnston

3rd Grade – Henderson Shield: 12.00 Referee: Jason Johnson 1. Keith Maile 2. Marcel Sampson 3. Thomas Dawes 4. Heath Francis 5. Dallas Pawley 6. Michael Osmond (C) 7. Callum Reilly 8. Ryan Alderman

9. Chris O'Rielly 10. Robert James 11. Patrick Burns 12. Samuel Furbank 13. Robert McDowell 14. Luke Mataka 15. Nathan Dwyer Coach/es: Byrne/Smart

1. Ryan Trbojevich 2. Matt Wedlake 3. Ben Benson 4. Michael Ritchie 5. Toby Paten 6. Dan Copping 7. Sam Reid 8. Zac Johnson

9. Lee Robson 10. Pat Beck 11. Aiden Lorden 12. Daniel Hall 13. Doug Dalziel 14. Thibaut Irrousiou 15. Andrew Dummett Coach/es: Sullivan/Andrews

4th Grade – Henderson Cup: 10.45 Referee: Colm McCaughan 1. Alan Alaalatoa 2. Lucas Edwards 3. Jeff Williams 4. Hassan Saad 5. Samuel Boggs 6. Liam Thorton 7. Gabe Castro 8. Paul McCann 12

9. Ryan Jennings 10. Riki Column 11. Guy Rasmussen 12. Joel Jasmin 13. Nicholas Turner 14. Kane Rasmussen 15. Bradley Rose Coach/es: O'Brien/Brown

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Omiros Fanariotis Adam Smith Lee Murphy Jack Basham James Arnett Tom Sheridan Matt Wells Liam Sheeran

9. Craig Edmondson 10. Alex Mathieson 11. Callum Blythe 12. Mavoni Latu 13. Scott Kiely 14. Rob Cotterill 15. Guy Raithby-Veall Coach/es: Sheeran/Gerrard


North Sydney Oval Saturday June 29 Referee: Will Houston 3.00 PM Assistant Referees: Dominic McCarthy, Andrew Hackett

northern Suburbs

PENRITH

Red and Black

Black, Green, Red and Gold Peter Niumata 1. Kerren Straker 2. Nigel Vaifale 3. David Reopoama 4. Iosua Tonga 5. Leo Burgess 6. Pita Tupou 7. Willie Tooala 8. Solomona Silipa 9. (C) Siaa`Taveuveu 10. Paula Katoa 11. Henry Lilomaiava 12. Kampo Sione 13. Fokolulu Taumalolo 14. Campbell Hislop 15. Coach/es: T. Tuipulotu / Lamond

1. Dan Murray 2. Will Weeks 3. Karl Truijens 4. Michael O'Hea 5. Ben Matwijow 6. Hugh Sinclair 7. Sam Figg 8. AJ Gilbert (C) 9. Michael Dowsett 10. Scott Daruda 11. Corey Brown 12. Elih Baillie 13. Bill Meakes 14. Peter Schuster 15. Liam Windon Coach/es: Fava / Wilson

2nd Grade – Colin Caird Shield: 1.25 Referee: Dominic McCarthy Bench 1. Nick Curtis 2. Scott Podmore 3. Gody Schuster 4. Ben Waldsachs 5. Luke Heavey 6. Tim Fitzgerald 7. Will Miller 8. Terito Marekura

9. Liam Walker 10. Jack Grant 11. Anthony Shortis 12. Lewis Adams 13. Dan Loader 14. Tom Reddan 15. Sam Myers Coach/es: Stokes/Seale

1. Heath Toon 9. John Blackwell 2. Luke Warwick-Smith 10. Alofa Silipa 3. Bernard Leslie 11. Keori Okati 4. Sione Pusi Fifita 12. James Umu 5. Willie Taufuì 13. Paueli Halafihi 6. Vai Sosaite 14. Jesse Leota 7. Adam Barrington 15. Simione Moelasi 8. Suafai Soliola Coach/es: B. Tuipolotu / Su

3rd Grade – Henderson Shield: 12.00 Referee: Andrew Hackett 1. Andrew Dovgan 2. Alex Newmarch 3. Jason Phillips 4. Al Hall 5. Josh Spreag 6. Ben Browne 7. Timoty Crowyn 8. Ciarin MacWhite

9. Dom Longhurst 10. Alex Lavender 11. Nick Marshall 12. Chris Burnett 13. Sebastian Burfitt 14. Daniel Heape 15. Michael Pembroke Coach/es: Horan/Benstead

1. Nathan McDonald 2. Jeff Piukala 3. Junior Toa 4. Caleb White 5. Etoni Tuiaki 6. John Ford 7. Moli Fifita 8. Toa Liukala

9. George Magalogo 10. Lance Pritchard 11. Jeremy Tafau 12. Trent Childs 13. Siaosi Liumaunu 14. David Afu 15. Lachlan Fox Coach/es: Vale / Blackwell

4th Grade – Henderson Cup: 10.45 Referee: Stephen Macvean 1. Angus Whitehead 2. Ash Hall 3. James Knight 4. Keith Coassin 5. Will Callanan 6. Tom Evans 7. Hiram Brooke 8. James Fitzgerald

9. James Stokes 10. Rory Marples 11. Pat Nakkan 12. V Lealuga 13. James Nakkan 14. Justin Clarke 15. Joe Jenkins Coach/es: Crowe/Moore

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Sione Pasi Joel Toemohenga Albert Letufuga Tomasi Vaihu Tukolovatu Manu Ika Latu Tevita Palu Tevita Tufunga

9. Fono Utumau 10. Filipo Toala 11. Wayne Buckly 12. Pat Page 13. Sisi Maea 14. Sisi Tuipulotu 15. Kava Fifita Coach/es: King Tuipolotu 13


MANLY OVAL Saturday June 29 Referee: Michael Hogan Assistant Referees: Matt Kellahan, David Jones-Prichard 3.00 PM

MANLY

PARRAMATTA

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Navy Blue and Royal Blue Nick Blacklock 1. Myles Hunkin 2. Mika Polota-Nau 3. Charlie Leaeno 4. Adam Coleman 5. Josh Kaifa 6. Rodney Ma'a 7. (C) Andrew Cox 8. Kaleb Rech 9. Tom Woods 10. Lani Tiatia 11. Tukia Muli 12. Damien Fakafanua 13. Iese Leota 14. Dan Rawaqa 15. Coach/es: Christini / Fasavalu / MacDonald

1. Jimmy Gentle 2. Dave Porecki 3. Tim Fairbrother (C) 4. Ryan Melrose 5. Dylan Sigg 6. Harry Bergelin 7. Kotoni Ale 8. Daniel Alley 9. Fabian Natoli 10. Marshall Milroy 11. Jacob Woodhouse 12. Peter Gilmore 13. Malietoa Hingano 14. Richard Hooper 15. Tom Chesters Coach/es: Blake / Cummins

2nd Grade – Colin Caird Shield: 1.20 Referee: Matt Kellahan Bench 1. Tyron Rota 2. John Wunder 3. Rory O'Connor 4. Ed Gower 5. Dave Shotton 6. Harry Edwards 7. Mitch Daniel 8. Andrew Davis (C)

9. Jack Brisby 10. Anthony Bergelin 11. Bensan Fakai 12. Joe Christie 13. Anthony Calavassy 14. James Arnold 15. BJ Hartmann Coach/es: Brown / Wilson

1. Lui Sakaria 2. Matt Borg 3. Dayne Goddard 4. Aaron Wendt 5. Ian Parkinson 6. Winnie Paulo 7. Matt White 8. William Tuitupou

9. Chris Nay 10. Dominic Graham 11. Waisale Beci 12. Tawhiri Walsh 13. Mosese Tavola 14. Seti Vatuvei 15. Tomu Mataika Coach/es: Carroll/Hogan

3rd Grade – Henderson Shield: 11.55 Referee: David Jones-Prichard 1. Dave Hart 2. Takashi Tokuyama 3. John Baranyi 4. Deon Conning 5. James Williams 6. Brad Meaney 7. Mitch Gibson 8. Carrick May (C)

9. Will Thompson 10. Sam Brisby 11. Josh Carolan 12. Harry Mountain 13. Pete Squires 14. Pio Kautoga 15. Mitch Kay Coach/es: Murphy / Donkin

1. Cameron Moshref 2. Josh Whale 3. Mini Naivogo 4. Nick Georpalidis 5. Andrew Knight 6. Apaulo Tea Lama 7. Daniel Tamone 8. Ryan Aniseko

9. Daniel Tully 10. John Poe 11. Giovanni Vatuvei 12. Bill Qereqeretabua 13. Seti Vatuvei 14. Ryan Hook 15. Andrew Ah Tong Coach/es: Tully/Folomu

4th Grade – Henderson Cup: 10.40 Referee: James Walker 1. Will Pasi 2. Adam Catarius 3. Will Taufa 4. Jack Wesson 5. Christian James 6. James Watson 7. Robbie Pickering 8. Lachie Beattie 14

9. Mike Ellis 10. Luke Perry (C) 11. Sullivan Jones 12. Ben Cave 13. Jeremy Marshall 14. Jack Sheerin 15. Marty McNamara Coach/es: Kelly / Crerar

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Fui Haloholo Jason Folomu Matt Toli Sam Evalu Chris Bojesen-Trepka Ron Shortland Sima Fonua Adrien Meurant

9. Marcus Gillespie 10. Tim Holliday 11. Clayton Khan 12. John Fonua 13. Jacob Kolo 14. Joseph Fuimaono 15. Daniel Lamb Coach/es: Fonua/Folomu


Concord Oval Saturday June 29 Referee: Richard Goswell 3.00 PM Assistant Referees: Richard Madden, Mark Newbury

GORDON

WEST HARBOUR

Tartan

Red, White and Black

(C) Tobias Gukibau 1. Ron Hobden 2. Salesi Maumalanga 3. Roni Scarano 4. Mark Johnson 5. Mark Williams 6. Gordon Broome 7. Luke Rissman 8. Terry Preston 9. Eric Moss 10. Vesi Tokalaulevu 11. Tom Matthews 12. Lucas Simkin 13. Matt McDougall 14. Mark Preston 15. Coach/es: Grier / Hopkins / Wallace

1. David Lolohea 2. Reg De Jager (C) 3. Vaughan Lomax 4. Alfred Pinomi 5. Chris Simons 6. Aisea Namoa 7. Cohen Masson 8. Matt Coles 9. David Osofua 10. Jack Debreczeni 11. Tito Mua 12. Winston Wilson 13. Henry Seavula 14. Macquire Tatola 15. Shaun Treweek Coach/es: Briggs / Lomax

2nd Grade – Colin Caird Shield: 1.25 Referee: Richard Madden Bench 1. James Horocks 2. Murray Scoles 3. Adam Nixon 4. Tom Patterson 5. Adam Bretherick 6. Bradford Kapa 7. Alex Fox 8. Senio Toleafoa

9. Daniel Midghall 10. Dylan Taikato-Simpson 11. Graeme Kolomalu 12. Nua Alone 13. Wes Talanoa 14. David Moore 15. Tim Hansen Coach/es: Muller/Idstein

1. Aritema Ralulu 2. Levi Vono 3. Willy Maumalanga 4. Matt Hopkins 5. Andrew Chapman 6. Andrew Turner 7. Cam Thorburn 8. Adam Ashcroft

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Coach/es:

Hamish McGilvray Ryan Matthews Nick Walker Henry Carmichael Tom Coupland Michael Manners Will Shirvington Neil Tunnah

3rd Grade – Henderson Shield: 12.00 Referee: Mark Newbury 1. Leon Latu 2. Pat Andrews 3. Rhys Sawford 4. Sean Little 5. Tom Lonsdale 6. Usaia O'Sullivan 7. Tom Andrews 8. Tili Matakaiongo

9. Igo Fauii 10. Kiwi Kapene-Belcher 11. Jim Vosacaike 12. Brendan Rixon 13. Joe Tuvitu 14. Lucas Baxter 15. Stephen James Coach/es: Treweek/Hansen

1. Sam Milgate 2. Michael Balk 3. Michael Cunneen 4. Fabricio Borghi 5. Seb Murphy 6. Rohan Pixley 7. Robert Roles 8. Stephen Williams

9. Mitch Hyde 10. Neil Smail 11. Eric Maroni 12. Beau Wilson 13. Greg Dunn 14. Viv Maumalanga 15. Matt Bell Coach/es: Richard Grant

4th Grade – Henderson Cup: 10.45 Referee: Leigh Weathersten 1. Pat Micallef 2. Peter Woollett 3. Leveni Latu 4. Luke Stewart 5. Rory Mc Arthur 6. Paul High 7. Tim Erbs 8. Benji Foliola

9. Elias Sarkis 10. Yoni Charlupski 11. Will Thorpe 12. Iain Taylor 13. Elkan Tanuvasa 14. Tim Vulaca 15. Max Watson Coach/es: Horrocks

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Jamie Sandilands Clement Negrier Oasais Naati Justin Rogie Ben Rokomaqisa Darren Seeto Clement Heral Mitch Lockley

9. Cleo Gomez 10. Tristan Pixley 11. Ozzie Saqa 12. Henry Broad 13. Chris Hipsley 14. Tim Bowen 15. Daniel Campbell Coach/es: Brett Gibson 15


UNIVERSITY OVAL Sunday June 30 Referee: James Leckie Assistant Referees: Blair York, Charles Hartson 3.00 PM

SYDNEY UNIVERSITY

Eastern suburbs

Blue and Gold

Red, White and Blue Sione Kolo 1. alex walker 2. Rob McMickan 3. Richard Stanford 4. Phil Mathers 5. (C) Pauliasi Taumoepeau 6. Ryan Hodson 7. Andrew Shaw 8. Brendan McKibben 9. Henry Hudson 10. Elijah Niko 11. Angus Sinclair 12. Apakuki Ma'afu 13. Anton Lavin 14. Damon Anderson 15. Coach/es: Bakewell/Aitken/Lipman

1. Jeremy Tilse 2. James Willan 3. Paddy Ryan 4. William Skelton 5. Oliver Atkins 6. Liam Winton 7. David Hickey 8. Tom Boidin (C) 9. Jake Gordon 10. Stuart Dunbar 11. Greg Jeloudev 12. Tom Carter 13. Jim Stewart 14. James Dargaville 15. Tom Kingston Coach/es: Malone / Avery / Playford

2nd Grade – Colin Caird Shield: 1.25 Referee: Blair York Bench 1. Alasdair King 2. Elliot Messara 3. Sam Talakai 4. Byron Hodge 5. Sam Jeffries 6. Benn Melrose 7. Stuart Goodman 8. Hugo Dessens

9. Richard Draper 10. Stefano Hunt 11. Willie DuPlessis 12. James McMahon 13. Dane McCarthy 14. Levi Dodd 15. Nathan Trist Coach/es: Stumbles/Hovey/Roberts

1. Cooper Chapman 2. Alex Walker 3. Clay Brodie 4. Ed Archibald 5. Gabe Passmore 6. James Graham 7. Israel Stephens 8. Ben Willis

9. Luke Irwin 10. James Devlin 11. Scott Ferris 12. James Field 13. Tom Mathers 14. Charlie Clifton 15. Jeremy Raftos Coach/es: Jeff Staunton

3rd Grade – Henderson Shield: 12.00 Referee: Charles Hartson 1. Matthew Mafi 9. David Fong 2. Daniel Simpson 10. Cameron Mason 3. Alistair Ryan 11. Sam English 4. Jordan Chapman 12. Ben Murray 5. Oliver Gresham 13. Oliver L'Estrange 6. Hugh Frazer 14. Fetuli Talanoa 7. James Nonu-Carling 15. David Dillon Coach/es: Hudd/Allardice 8. Geordie McSullea

1. Adam Fullgrabe 2. Nick Hensley 3. Tom Kolo 4. Harry Hosegood 5. Digby Colley 6. Jack Harris 7. Dugald Macleod 8. Nick Tooth

9. James Burroughs 10. Matt Armour 11. Sam Devlin 12. Chad Isles 13. Jack Denning 14. Louie Taylor 15. Warwick Percival Coach/es: Rutherford

4th Grade – Henderson Cup: 10.45 Referee: Luke Rogan 1. Jack Jones 2. Tim Reid 3. Joe Horn-Smith 4. Kurt Larsen 5. Andrew Hunter 6. Anthony Pohlen 7. Michael Pollastri 8. Harry Marples 16

9. Duncan Boyd-Jones 10. Kodie Drury-Hawkins 11. Ben Cannon 12. James Swan 13. Jack Sullivan 14. Conor Foley 15. Josh Koops Coach/es: Cameron/Pope

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Elijah Carlin Sam Palmer Sean Day Liam O'Reilly Jonathan Carrigan Alex Boronkay Kirk Tunnincliffe Matt Brewer

9. Steve Shapland 10. Hugh Brownhill 11. Naibuka Suane 12. Cam Britten 13. Charlie Dickson 14. Jeremy Attard 15. Rohan Jones Coach/es: Frawley/Dontoh


COLTS RESULTS ROUND 11 Manly Randwick Parramatta Southern Districts Eastwood Northern Suburbs West Harbour Sydney University Eastern Suburbs Penrith Gordon Warringah

GRADE RESULTS ROUND 11

C1 C2 C3 55 38 7 31 21 14 22 17 29 19 16 5 26 36 36 31 12 13 30 0 0 40 43 28 68 56 Bye 0 0 ** 18 * * 19 Bye Bye

Randwick Manly Southern Districts Parramatta Penrith Eastern Suburbs Northern Suburbs Eastwood Warringah Gordon Sydney University West Harbour

SS CCS JRHS JRHC 5 36 8 20 23 12 6 0 60 53 25 17 14 19 0 12 10 5 5 24 35 12 90 37 8 0 11 5 21 26 31 8 24 24 18 0 23 3 15 7 41 39 19 43 3 10 8 0

*Gordon Colts 2 and 3 not competing ** Penrith Colts 3 not competing

SS Shute Shield JRHS J R Henderson Shield CCS Colin Caird Shield JRHC J R Henderson Cup

SHUTE SHIELD LEADING TRY SCORERS

SHUTE SHIELD ROUND 11 SCORERS

A Alofa (WH)

9

M McDougall (Ew)

7

J Holmes (Wa)

9

A Gibbon (SD)

7

N Batger (Ew)

8

L Smart (SD)

7

C Brown (NS)

8

SHUTE SHIELD TEAM TRIES For

Eastwood Sydney Uni Manly Souths Randwick Easts

Ag +/–

61 25 36 45 24 21 49 34 15 37 28 9 46 39 7 35 32 3

For

Norths Warringah Parramatta West Harbour Gordon Penrith

Ag +/–

32 29 3 43 45 -2 47 55 -8 40 48 -8 25 45 -20 23 79 -56

SHUTE SHIELD Top POINTS SCORERS R H B D T C D J C T

Saifoloi (SD) Hudson (ES) Batger (Ew) Rawaqa (Pa) Preston (G) Brown (NS) Harvey (Wa) Debreczeni (WH) Matehaere (Ra) Browne (Ra)

T 3 2 1 6 4 8 2 2 4 0

G 23 25 31 22 18 16 19 17 21 15

P 25 20 14 8 13 4 11 10 3 9

F 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Pts 136 120 109 101 95 84 84 74 71 57

ERIC SPILSTED COLTS’ CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Sydney Uni Manly Norths Randwick Eastwood Parramatta Easts Warringah Souths Gordon West Harbour Penrith

C1 300 306 222 252 186 156 96 162 132 180 96 0

C2 135 99 117 93 129 60 102 18 48 0 45 0

C3 78 22 72 52 58 50 58 24 4 0 28 0

TOTAL 513 427 411 397 373 266 256 204 184 180 169 0

Manly 23 (Kotoni Ale, Fabian Natoli, Jacob Woodhouse 2 tries; Tom Chesters pen)  Randwick 5 (Tom Connor try) Southern Districts 60 (Luke Smart 2, Lopeti Timani 2, Ben Volavola 2, Alex Gibbon, Oleni Ngungutau, Rohan Saifoloi tries; Rohan Saifoloi 6 cons, pen)  Parramatta 14 (Jesse Leota, Mika Polota Nau tries; Dan Rawaqa 2 cons) Eastwood 21 (Jared Barry, Jimmy Hilgendorf tries; Ben Batger con, 2 pens, Pierre Hola pen) Northern Suburbs 8 (Corey Brown try; Corey Brown pen) Warringah 24 (Ben Adams, Brad Dixon tries; David Harvey con, 4 pens) Gordon 23 (Gordon Broome, Mark Preston, Lucas Simkin tries; Terry Preston con, 2 pens) Eastern Suburbs 35 (Damon Anderson 3, Pauliasi Taumoepeau, Thomas Mathers tries; Henry Hudson 5 cons) Penrith 10 (Henry Lilomaimau, Iosua Tonga tries) Sydney University 41 (Tom Boidin, James Willan, Tom Kingston, Tom Carter, James Dargaville tries, penalty try; Stuart Dunbar 2 cons, pen, Daniel Kelly 2 cons) West Harbour 3 (Jack Debreczeni pen)

GREGOR GEORGE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Sydney Uni

1st Res 3rd 4th C1 C2 C3 Total 615 344 255 200 300 135 78 1927

Eastwood

690 360 235 184 186 129 58 1842

Randwick

420 400 195 196 252 93 52 1608

Manly

525 344 170 100 306 99 22 1566

Norths

360 288 90 144 222 117 72 1293

Easts

525 200 180 116 96 102 58 1277

West Harbour 525 104 155 88 96 45 28 1041 Souths

555 120 125 56 132 48 4 1040

Parramatta

375 168 55 24 156 60 50 888

Warringah

345 168 50 52 162 18 24 819

Gordon

105 184 130 64 180 0 0 663

Penrith

45 72 0 48 0 0 0 165

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2013 NSW PREMIER RUGBY COMPETITIONS SHUTE SHIELD – FIRST GRADE Eastwood Sydney Uni Souths Manly Easts West Harbour Randwick Parramatta Norths Warringah Gordon Penrith

P W D L Bon For Ag Pts 11 9 0 2 10 442 201 46 11 8 0 3 9 341 193 41 11 8 0 3 5 306 204 37 11 7 0 4 7 324 254 35 11 7 0 4 7 299 254 35 11 7 0 4 7 285 369 35 11 5 0 6 8 338 272 28 11 5 0 6 5 325 376 25 11 5 0 6 4 220 221 24 11 4 0 7 7 315 322 23 11 1 0 10 3 200 357 7 11 0 0 11 3 148 520 3

COLIN CAIRD SHIELD – SECOND GRADE Randwick Eastwood Sydney Uni Manly Norths Easts Gordon Warringah Parramatta Souths West Harbour Penrith

P W D L Bon For Ag Pts 11 10 0 1 10 523 209 50 11 9 0 2 9 413 168 45 11 9 0 2 7 385 162 43 11 9 0 2 7 391 219 43 11 7 0 4 8 279 224 36 11 5 0 6 5 251 251 25 11 4 0 7 7 270 344 23 11 4 1 6 3 158 339 21 11 3 0 8 9 298 395 21 11 2 1 8 5 200 330 15 11 2 0 9 5 212 390 13 11 1 0 10 5 154 503 9

J R HENDERSON SHIELD – THIRD GRADE Sydney Uni Eastwood Randwick Easts Manly West Harbour Gordon Souths Norths Parramatta Warringah Penrith

P W D L Bon For Ag Pts 11 10 1 0 9 505 77 51 11 10 0 1 7 468 104 47 11 8 0 3 7 346 215 39 11 7 1 3 6 297 118 36 11 7 0 4 6 269 170 34 11 6 0 5 7 268 227 31 11 5 0 6 6 233 311 26 11 5 0 6 5 194 268 25 11 3 0 8 6 265 230 18 11 2 0 9 3 190 336 11 11 2 0 9 2 106 380 10 11 0 0 11 0 79 784 0

J R HENDERSON CUP – FOURTH GRADE Sydney Uni Randwick Eastwood Norths Easts Manly West Harbour Gordon* Souths Warringah* Penrith Parramatta

P W D L Bon For Ag Pts 11 10 0 1 10 532 77 50 11 10 0 1 9 395 122 49 11 10 0 1 6 351 86 46 11 8 0 3 4 211 157 36 11 6 0 5 5 212 164 29 11 5 0 6 5 227 210 25 11 4 0 7 6 160 235 22 11 4 0 7 4 141 276 16 11 3 0 8 2 157 354 14 11 3 0 8 3 83 299 13 11 2 0 9 4 127 409 12 11 1 0 10 2 109 316 6

*Gordon deducted 4 points for late forfeit *Warringah deducted 2 points for early forfeit

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W McMAHON MEMORIAL SHIELD - COLTS 1 Manly Sydney Uni Randwick Norths Eastwood Gordon Warringah Parramatta Souths Easts West Harbour Penrith

P W D L Bon For Ag Pts 11 10 0 1 11 552 153 51 11 10 0 1 10 655 164 50 11 8 0 3 10 400 278 42 11 7 0 4 9 366 253 37 11 5 0 6 11 328 294 31 11 6 0 5 6 275 306 30 11 6 0 5 3 217 360 27 11 5 0 6 6 252 315 26 11 4 0 7 6 249 326 22 11 3 0 8 4 227 294 16 11 2 0 9 8 264 364 16 11 0 0 11 0 70 748 0

SHELL TROPHY - COLTS 2

Sydney Uni Eastwood Norths Easts Manly Randwick Parramatta Souths West Harbour Warringah Penrith

P W D L Bon For Ag Pts 10 9 1 0 7 385 76 45 10 9 0 1 7 321 108 43 10 7 0 3 11 387 177 39 10 6 2 2 6 276 162 34 10 6 1 3 7 338 168 33 10 6 0 4 7 296 234 31 10 4 0 6 4 229 218 20 10 3 0 7 4 153 322 16 10 2 0 8 7 212 379 15 10 1 0 9 2 99 410 6 10 0 0 10 0 61 503 0

BILL SIMPSON SHIELD - COLTS 3 Sydney Uni Norths Eastwood Easts Randwick Parramatta West Harbour Warringah Manly Souths

P 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

W D L Bon For Ag Pts 8 0 1 7 278 72 39 7 0 2 8 275 98 36 6 0 3 5 192 118 29 6 0 3 5 172 117 29 5 0 4 6 228 165 26 5 0 4 5 136 149 25 3 0 6 2 113 262 14 3 0 6 0 76 210 12 2 0 7 3 124 166 11 0 0 9 2 56 293 2

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COLTS REPORT by Scott Killingworth

Parramatta 22 V Southern Districts 19 Parramatta lead comfortably all match before a late Rebels resurgence in the final ten minutes closed the margin to a tight three point finish at Merrylands RSL Rugby Park. Parramatta opened their account with an early penalty goal. The boot of Cale Angeloni kept the Two Blues with some favourable field position throughout the opening quarter of the game before tighthead prop Peter Ma’a used his weight to drive over in the corner and score the opening try of the match. An arm wrestle between the two sides played out until a minute before halftime when Souths crafted a beautiful backline play out of nothing to make it 10-5. Parramatta rushed out to a 22-5 point lead after the break with tries to fullback Niall Hoolahan and lock Siatua Solease and it soon looked as though Parramatta had this match beyond doubt. Parramatta received a penalty when they were two tries up, with fifteen minutes left, right in front of the posts but instead decided to pursue the much sought after four try bonus point and opted for a scrum. The calculated and powerful Rebels front row won the scrum against the feed and this proved the catalyst for their late revival. Two tries in quick succession to the Rebels had seemingly bewildered the Two Blues men when it became a three-point ball game with as many minutes to spare. Souths seemed destined to score the match winner when they made one final line break in the final minute of the match, followed only by Two Blues replacement Hooker Aaron Blacklock. Blacklock saved the day when he performed the unlikely task of running down an opposition outside back and tackling him into touch just short of the try line. Parramatta won the following lineout on their own throw and drove the ball up field and out of the Rebels hands, closing out a tight and very entertaining Rugby game. Special mention must go to the whole Parramatta Colts program. The Two Blues enjoyed their first

Colts clean sweep in nine years. This was also the 50th colts cap for blindside flanker Nathan Oliver, who together with backrow partner Evan Tuckwell has forged a very formidable flanker combination for Parramatta this year. Norths 31 V Eastwood 26 Through the guidance of light-footed halfback Matthew Gonzalez, Eastwood accumulated multiple phases of expansive running Rugby throughout the first ten minutes of the match and managed to stay camped in the Norths 22m. Despite a dazzling array of attacking backline patterns, Eastwood could not find a way through the systematic and bruising Norths defence. The inevitable frustration and sapped energy cost the Woodies, who leaked three tries after their sustained pressure to be down 19-0 at oranges. Eastwood’s attacking success improved in the second half, with four tries scored including two from Gonzalez. Eastwood went on to win the second half 26-12 but it was too little too late, the three try onslaught achieved by the Shoremen in the first half proving too big of a deficit to overcome. Eastwood have their work cut out for them this week, facing a hungry Randwick side that will be eager to get back into the winners circle and find the form they were in as competition leaders three weeks ago. Sydney Uni 40 V West Harbour 30 Wests came into this match after two very narrow losses to Norths and Souths in consecutive weeks. A side of lesser discipline would have crumbled when faced with the prospect of Sydney University after two close losses but West Harbour coach Rayne Simpson is adamant the on field discipline and structure of the predominantly 18 year old Pirates team has laid the success for this season and seasons to come. Sydney Uni came into this game equally as hungry for victory, after having experienced their first loss of the season the week prior after being out enthused by Manly. (Continued on Page 22) 19


MERRYLANDS RSL RUGBY PARK Saturday June 29 PARRAMATTA

Navy Blue and Royal Blue

MANLY

Red and Blue

1st Grade Colts: 3.00 pm Referee: Buddy Kyle 1. Ben Carolan 1. Louis Musson 9. Nic Smart 9. Liam Tully 2. Will Taverner 2. Aaron Blacklock 10. Ellis Abrahams 10. Niall Hoolahan 3. Alex Brand 3. Peter Ma'a 11. Darren Pinkerton 11. Ofa Siale 4. Thomas Antozzi 4. Ash Goddard 12. Vinnie Baranyi 12. Cale Angeloni 5. Fraser Bursle 5. Siatua Solease 13. Ryan Squires 13. Jackson Canning 6. Karel Lloyd 6. Nathan Oliver 14. Robert Arnold 14. Luke Casey 7. Ethan Uili 7. Evan Tuckwell 15. Mike Howard 15. Paula Hafoka 8. Rhys Dombkins (C) 8. Jarrod Matairavula Coach/es: Tuckwell/Richardson Coach/es: Harvey/Mills 2nd Grade Colts: 1.35 pm Referee: Paul Teiotu 1. Jason Albert 1. Siotame Kavapalu 9. Louis Ramsay 9. Dan Jeffrey 2. Brendan Dyer 2. Scott White 10. Luke Meehan 10. Sean O'Sullivan 3. Jordan Healy 3. Al Houston 11. Malcolm Van Wyk 11. Harrison Blake 4. Sam Shepherd 4. Kurtus Leckie 12. Tony Palemia 12. Jesse Moffat 5. Cormac Burke 5. James Gourley 13. Sua Seupule 13. Isaac O'Shea 6. Ethan Matthews 6. Jackson Cooper 14. Garth Boila 14. Chris King 7. Riley Jacobson 7. Henry Tier (C) 15. Jake Ryan 15. Ben Crerar Knight/Slattery 8. Siofilisi Sikalu 8. Kiti Latu Coach/es: Beer/MacDonald Coach/es: 3rd Grade Colts: 12.20 pm Referee: Ben Avvenevole 1. Tim Dyer 9. Murray Cox 1. Seaton Kenna 9. Tut Grant-Cairns 2. Liam Routledge 10. Dane Russell 2. Lachlan Robinson 10. John Taulaga 3. Nicolas White 11. Soane Sime 3. Junior Lagaaia 11. Henry Waqatairewa 4. Rohan Arneil 12. Brad Clarke 4. Jonno Gardiner 12. Brad Halliwell 5. Adam Wilkinson (C) 13. Saula Serukeibau 5. Lawrence Toevai 13. Fortune Atuakpoho 6. Liam Ryan 14. Sam Duke 6. Sam Brown 14. Emosi Navusolo 7. Rohan Hedge 15. Jamie Mason 7. Cameron Hutt 15. Damien Mulvanah 8. Wayne Anae 8. Jake Digby Coach/es: Healy/Robinson Coach/es: Chitton/Foketi

PITTWATER RUGBY PARK Saturday June 29

WARRINGAH Green and White

SOUTHERN DISTRICTS Red, White, Sky Blue and Black

1st Grade Colts: 3.00 pm Referee: Charles Guyatt 1. Cameron Orr 1. Costan Toumazos 9. Sam Harris 9. Jake Lowe 2. Oliver Takiveikata 2. Zac Jones 10. Jack Keppel 10. Harry McBryde 3. Jake Palermo 3. Peter Barratt 11. Matt Teki 11. Seb Wileman 4. Scott Aldritt 4. Nick Hatzi 12. Damon Brown 12. Jordie Meredith 5. David Sulter 5. Harrison Selby 13. Trent Winterstein 13. Ben Scanlon 6. Albert Hemopo 6. Harry Suters 14. Cyril Sawaki 14. Louie Anderson 7. Ben Ryan 7. Tim Poynting 15. Jono Brown 15. Mike Edwards Coach/es: Fargas/Killian/Rayner 8. Harrison Orr 8. Henry Davidson Coach/es: Barkell/Rivers

2nd Grade Colts: 1.35 pm Referee: Col Dagger 1. Cam Milling 1. Kruize Gillies 9. Jono Miller 9. Liam Holt 2. Connor Milham 2. Jerrome Raru 10. Will Sheehan 10. Allan Latunipulu 3. James Scognamilio 3. Leonl Koro 11. Jack Bate 11. Dan Brown 4. Jake Price 4. Kevin Weekes 12. Mitch Pugh 12. Dom Huggett 5. Jack Wheatley 5. Matangi Sau 13. Ben Campbell 13. Matt Booth 6. Dylan Thompson 6. Jack Mealey 14. James Moylan 14. Mark Taute 7. Olly Moss 7. Luke Irvine 15. Alex O'Shea 15. Nick McCarthy Murray Pitt Coach/es: 8. Jake Reneman 8. David McGrath Coach/es: Spedding/Suter 3rd Grade Colts: 12.20 pm Referee: Max Fulton 1. Haloti Faupula 9. Tyler May 1. Mike Rand 9. Brayden Witham 2. Ricky Hunter 10. Tuti Haimona 2. Max Antliff 10. Sam Rose 3. James Opacak 11. Donald Light 3. Jack Mooney 11. Josh Fenley 4. Andrew Wilson 12. Clayton Hansell 4. Mike Hart 12. Nick Foy 5. Stewart Wilsn 13. Jesse Fay 5. Brendon Davidson 13. Harry Thompson 6. Brad Winchester 14. Andrew Kaine 6. Nick Ritchie 14. Jackson Staria 7. Bradley Molla 15. Chris Yang 7. Jake Boroughs 15. Jake Vale 8. Ewen Johnson Coach/es: Fletcher/Hopkins 8. Will Furness Coach/es: Sean Killian

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T G Millner Field Saturday June 29 EASTWOOD

RANDWICK

Blue and White

Myrtle Green

1st Grade Colts: 3.00 pm Referee: Guy Grinham 1. Joel Whitlock 1. Morgan Smith 9. Matthew Gonzalez 9. Gerard McTaggart 2. James Holden 2. Jack Guilfoyle 10. Matthew Parkinson 10. Andrew Norton 3. Sione Tangi 3. Henry Leslie 11. Nick O'Connor 11. Jack Pennington 4. Adam De Santis 4. Jesse Harris 12. Sione Fangia 12. Oliver Nicholson 5. Ben Renshaw (C) 5. Charles Melsom 13. Ben Abbott 13. Aiden Anderson 6. Angus McCaffrey 6. Paris Cockinos 14. Bryce Steel 14. James Hiley 7. Hamish Hall 7. Rowan McGowan 15. Jackson Bird 15. Haynes Wileman 8. Eddie Turk 8. Tevita Vea Coach/es: Moyes/Steel Coach/es: James Tesoriero 2nd Grade Colts: 1.35 pm Referee: Bradley Smith 1. Patrick Ferris 1. Hamish Waiter 9. Taylor Mathieson 9. Jack Whitaker 2. Alex Brown 2. Simon Galluzo 10. Daniel De Santis 10. Keiran Knight 3. Tschan Tschan 3. Sean Picone 11. Ben Kaafi 11. Johnny Tuivasa 4. Matthew Matson 4. Lewis Taie 12. Ace Taufa 12. Seamus Frost 5. Tim Bartlett 5. Edward Kennedy 13. Sosaiah Moungatonga 13. Matthew Murray 6. Gareth Linaker 6. Oscar Turner 14. Milad Ferris 14. Zachary Guilfoyle 7. Pat Benson 7. William Boneham 15. Zac Atallah 15. Harrison Gould Fairfull/Fangaloka 8. Conor O'Gorman 8. Zachary Wheeler Coach/es: Peter Allen Coach/es: 3rd Grade Colts: 12.20 pm Referee: David Powell 1. Cameron Minto 1. Maui Haumono 9. Will Skelton 9. Alexander Peterson 2. Andrew Walker 2. Phillip McCorriston 10. Tom D'Arbon 10. Nathan Steyne 3. Alex Pappalardo 3. John Sommerville 11. Nick Tregoning 11. Thomas Morris 4. Nareg Nazarian 4. Max Helliwell 12. David Conlon 12. Ned Robinson 5. Hamish Mathers 5. Teejay Whakaruru 13. Lachlan McEntyre 13. Alex Koerber 6. TJ Wilson 6. Samuel Forbes 14. Marcus Creais 14. Tyson McIntosh 7. John Bolster 7. Michael Lo Presti 15. Brendan Maxworthy 15. Jordan Puddick 8. Sam Martin 8. Kurt Spurr Coach/es: Tyler/Gonzalez Coach/es: Briant Kareroa

WOOLLAHRA OVAL Saturday June 29 EASTERN SUBURBS Red, White, and Blue

SYDNEY UNIVERSITY Blue and Gold

1st Grade Colts: 3.00 pm Referee: Charles Hartson 1. Ephraim Lesa 1. Alex Batho 9. Andrew Ferris 9. Thomas Koerstz 2. Liam Berry 2. Tom Wilson 10. Jack Grant 10. Finlay McDonald 3. Rory McMullen 3. Tomas Robertson 11. Josh Moss 11. Phil Tuinuku 4. Guy Beever 4. Rohan O'Regan 12. John Julian 12. Eveni Hunt 5. Luke Cullinane 5. Tom Shaw 13. Daniel Gallagher 13. Chris Ingate 6. Alex Edmonds (C) 6. Harry Randell 14. Will Rayner 14. Henry Clunies-Ross 7. Dan Elsom 7. Ethan Thomas 15. Max Wylie 15. Matthew Hood Coach/es: Barlow/Edwards Coach/es: Haigh/Cowley/Dillon 8. Liam Moylan 8. Sam Quinn 2nd Grade Colts: 1.35 pm Referee: Chris Brereton 1. Felix Van De Laak 1. Jack Bliss 9. Will Ratcliffe 9. Chris O'Donnell 2. Josh Arena 2. Tyne Holmes 10. Archie King 10. Tianua Poto 3. Tim Lewis 3. Graeme Wessels 11. Charlie Drayton 11. Fadi Saad 4. Jack Unicomb 4. Byron Wicken 12. Jack Cody 12. Ben Hughes 5. James Holyman 5. Callum McIntosh 13. Niko Siale 13. Jason Date 6. Pat Fishburn 6. Ben Martin 14. Fraser Morrison 14. Dylan Vieira 7. Brendan Galvin (C) 7. Jack Leger-Ryan 15. Goerge Mallat 15. Jack Redden 8. Aidan Woodford-Smith Coach/es: Elford/Kacaimaiwai 8. Jack Stanford Coach/es: Riches/Daley/Partridge 3rd Grade Colts: 12.20 pm Referee: John Corias 1. Ben Sive 1. Lachlan Brown 9. Tim Allworth 9. Tom Harbison 2. Henry Holden 2. George Hudd 10. Will Maddocks 10. Tom Langrell 3. George Maatouk 3. Vincent Morsello 11. Nick Stotz 11. Nick Burden 4. Henry Mitton 4. Baden Ashford 12. Chris Belsey 12. Mesake Tagituimua 5. Harrison Shaloub 5. Tinashe Washaya 13. David Newhouse 13. Aidan Rose 6. Lachlan Watt 6. Sam Hayward 14. Henry Tilley 14. Michael Spain 7. Ben Madgwick (C) 7. Perrin Tasker 15. Tim Wilson 15. Alexander Pay Coach/es: Shields/Brown Coach/es: Gudgeon/Radcliffe/Caterson 8. Alex King 8. Declan Moore 21


NEPEAN RUGBY PARK Saturday June 29 PENRITH

NORTHERN SUBURBS

Black, Green, Red and Gold

Red and Black

1st Grade Colts: 3.00 pm Referee: Chris Yeats 1. Max Jones 1. Xzaf Khan 9. Christian Cage 9. Cameron Crowe 2. Nick Hall 2. George Stamper 10. Josh Kay 10. Laione Iosefa 3. Luke Burton 3. Akuila Vunipola 11. George Haltmeier 11. Sione Hokafonu 4. Connor Vest 4. Lachlan Ruskin 12. Steane Davies 12. Brandon Nasio 5. Anders Lembke-Hogan 5. Monty Iosefa 13. Phil Haltmeier 13. David Isopo 6. Jake Harding 6. Lei Afu 14. Panashe Kamhara 14. Tasesa Magalogo 7. James Goldie 7. Willy Loloa 15. Lachlan Creagh 15. Ryan Clarke 8. Hayden Burns 8. James Alo Coach/es: Fotofili / Lee Coach/es: Hall/Archibald 2nd Grade Colts: 1.35 pm Referee: Matt Abraham 1. Filipo Onesemo 1. Sam Kitchen 9. Alipate Lausii 9. Harry Jenkins 2. Zachery Vuki 2. Jake Kay 10. Fekusone Latai 10. Joe Callaughan 3. Thorne Piilua 3. Andrew Wadsworth 11. Lance Aunese 11. Chris Smith 4. Taofia Magalogo 4. Jack Booker 12. Anthony Theis Senio 12. Jack Emery 5. Ken Graff 5. Ben Molloy 13. Tasesa Magalogo 13. Greg Heath 6. Solomona Iosefa 6. Oliver Nutbeen 14. Sebastian Leuila 14. Tom Cleary 7. Peter Taateo 7. Cam Simmonds 15. Semaia Magalogo 15. Pierce Richards 8. Jeremy Weir 8. Henry Mikkelsen Coach/es: Nolan/Johnson Coach/es: Ben Manu

CHATSWOOD OVAL Saturday June 29 GORDON

WEST HARBOUR

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Red, White and Black 1st Grade Colts: 3.00 pm Referee: Mark Compton

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Luke Gardener Nick Olive Billy Naati Grant Hutt Wes Bindczus Jack Maguire Lochlan Camp Tom Harding

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Coach/es:

Alec Palmer Matt Hayter James Fletcher Alec Gregory Michael Dyason Brandon Quinn Scott Purcell Naati/Grayson

1. Viliami Tino 2. Jonathan Palmer 3. Petelo Tatuila 4. Othello Heka 5. Marvin Talili 6. Hugh Blaxland 7. Jack Corry 8. Kelepi Leao

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Coach/es:

Tommy Sawden Jet Yates James Blackwood Sam Felemi Maake Moala Ekiaki Politono Angus Le Lievre Gudmunson/Agah/Simpson

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Both Wests and Uni came out firing with crash tactics early on that were always met by big hits from either side. This softening up with early big hits seemed to lay the platform for tries galore, with 70 points being scored in this match; the flair of Uni players Chris Ingate and Finlay McDonald proving the difference.

barnstorming runs by Zac Jones and Tim Poynting.

Wests have Gordon this round, who will be chomping at the bit to get a win on the board again. Sydney Uni will face Easts at Woollahra, a side that managed to come within 3 points of them in Round 3.

In other matches Easts accounted for Penrith and Manly toppled Randwick.

Warringah 19 V Gordon 18 The Highlanders dominated the first half at Chatswood Oval, going into the break 18 to nil. Stern words from Shaun Killian at half time spurred the in-form Rats side on, as they began accumulating phases and winning territory off the back of 22

Gordon had one last roll of the dice at full time, with a penalty shot after the bell from 48 metres out to put them ahead. The unlikely kick did not fair well and it became five wins in a row for the men from Narrabeen.

Tips: Warringah, Norths, Randwick, Manly, Gordon, Uni. Could all coaches please submit match reports to Scottkill@outlook.com


NORTH SYDNEY OVAL Thursday, July 4 Referee: Stuart Dickinson 7.30 PM Assistant Referees: Mike Rolleston, Warren Robilliard

CLASSIC WALLABIES

BRITISH & IRISH RUGBY LEGENDS Marcus Horan - (Ireland) 1.

1. Matt Dunning

Frankie Sheahan - (Ireland) 2.

2. Jeremy Paul

Peter Rogers - (Wales) 3.

3. Bill Young

Matthew Salter - (Bristol) 4.

4. Justin Harrison 5. John Langford

Roy Winters - (England) 5.

6. Matt Cockbain

Colin Charvis - (Wales) 6.

7. David Croft

Liam Toland - (Ireland) 7. Anthony Foley - (Ireland) 8.

8. Sam Scott-Young

Shaun Perry - (England) 9.

9. Sam Cordingly

Jeremy Staunton - (Ireland) 10.

10. Scott Bowen

Michael Stephenson - (England) 11.

11. David Campese 12. Nathan Grey

(C) Tom May - (England) 12.

13. Ryan Cross

Jamie Noon - (England) 13. Dan Scarborough - (England) 14.

14. Scott Staniforth

Mark Woodrow - (England) 15.

15. Andrew Walker Reserves

16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Shane Byrne - (Ireland) Nathan Thomas - (Wales) Ben Sturnham - (England) Alan Quinlan - (Ireland) Hall Charlton - (Newcastle) Arwel Thomas - (Wales) Robert Higgitt - (Scarlets) John O'Neil - (Ireland A) Cameron Murray - (Scotland) Craig Chalmers - (Scotland)

Nick Gregorski Scott Gourley Adam Freier Troy Jaques Richard Harry Nick Reily Damon Murphy Tim Wallace Steve Kefu

16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

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Head Coach: Damian Smith Forwards: Tim Kelaher Water Boy: Dan Crowley

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He doesn’t simply score tries, he entertains

ALOFA ALOFA According to the try-scoring table in this issue of Rugby News, West Harbour’s Alofa Alofa is equal leading try scorer with nine. It’s a shame there’s no way of recording the manner in which the 22-year-old back has accumulated them though, because Alofa Alofa doesn’t simply score tries, he entertains. Returning to rugby after a successful stint in league with the Roosters and the Newtown Jets, Alofa wasted no time in getting on the scoresheet in his Pirates debut in Round One, scoring a remarkable last minute try against Randwick to level the scores and allow Winston Wilson to kick West Harbour to victory. With a decisive double against Northern Suburbs in Round Nine followed by a miraculous, superman finish in the corner in the Pirates’ come-from-behind win over Southern Districts two weeks ago, the New Zealand born, Australian raised Samoan back is an integral element in the West Harbour line-up but deflects credit for his great form since returning to union to his teammates, coaches and the atmosphere at the Concord-based club. “We’ve connected really well since our pre-season tour to New Zealand and everyone’s getting along well off the field too,” the humble son of two church ministers says. “The patterns the coaches are setting for us are really good and the tries just come through the whole team working together and trying to get us outside backs in open space. The forwards are getting us good ball and Jack (Debreczeni) at 10 has been great for us too and I’ve got some really good players on the inside as well, so if I see something I’ll go for it and I’m just lucky there’s always been space when I get the ball.” An able musician, Alofa plays guitar and sings in his church band and says there’s always plenty of music around West Harbour as well. “Alfred (Pinomi) has got a pretty good voice too, so whenever we have a get together, the guitars always come out,” he laughs. - by Brendan Bradford Photo: www.seiserphotography.com

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WILSO’S WHISPERS by Bob Wilson

The British & Irish Lions side that played against Michael Cheika's NSW Waratah's side recently visited Coogee on the following Monday. The players were in the pool when asked "Do they realise it's winter? " and the reply came back "This is summer for us". They were told that if they wanted to they could use the showers in the Coogee Surf Club after their swim. The team came upstairs about half an hour later, not for the hot shower but for a hot coffee. There were a handful of club members present, including Johnny Mison and John Weber, who were thrilled to have them at the club. This was one morning that Randwick Legends, Terry Reid and Bob Outterside were not present and no doubt they will be disappointed they missed the Lion’s visit. Big Paul O'Connell was very impressed when he found out it was Alan Gaffney's and also Michael Cheika's old club. Former Australian Wallaby, NSW Waratah’s Captain and current NSWRU President Tim Gavin will be the Guest Speaker at the Mid North Coast Rugby Luncheon at the Tallwoods Golf Club in early August. The Master of Ceremonies will be Mark Cashman who is the Editor of Inside Rugby magazine, a Fox Sports News Rugby Commentator and a convening judge for the Inside Rugby Invincibles. Big Gav, one of the true gentleman of Rugby, played for the Eastern Suburbs club and the No.8 for the Wallabies in 47 Test matches between 1988 and 1996. He also played 83 times for NSW between 1988 and 1996 including 30 matches as captain as well as Milan in Italy in the Australian off seasons between 1992 and 1995. Tim missed the 1991 Rugby World Cup victory as he suffered a knee injury just before the tournament but played in the 1995 tournament and the inaugural Tri-Nations Series. Also in attendance, will be NSWRU CEO, Bruce Worboys and local Hastings Valley and Mid North Coast Axeman scrumhalf, Adam McCormack who played for the Combined NSW & Queensland Country team against the British & Irish Lions in

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Newcastle earlier this month. Gary Heskett is another bloke who has been involved in Rugby for a mighty long time, firstly at Randwick and now with the Coffs Harbour Rugby Club. Gary is a former policeman who worked on the Anita Cobby murder with his ‘Wicks teammate, Ian “Speed” Kennedy the former NSW Waratahs and Australian Under 21 Coach. He later moved to Coffs Harbour where he became involved with the local rugby as a trainer and continues to put in a lot of time at both the Senior and Junior level where he is highly valued within the Rugby community. However, recently he was involved in a serious car accident in Armidale trying to avoid a kangaroo, suffering broken ribs and fractured collarbone which left him in Armidale Hospital before being transferred back to Coffs Harbour. Gary was awarded a local Community Award last year which was fully deserved and has been a really vital support to Rugby on the Mid North Coast. As part of this year's huge season of Rugby, the ARU is proud to offer an exclusive opportunity for the game's coaches, with a series of National Coaching Conferences in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney ahead of each Qantas Wallabies v British & Irish Lions Test match. Each Conference will be opened by Qantas Wallabies Coach, Robbie Deans and include a diverse mix of Wallabies, Super Rugby and National Academy Coaches. Australian Coaching Coordinator, Tony McGahan will provide an exclusive 'Game Analysis' of the Lions series, while AIS Performance Coach, Patrick Hunt will deliver a keynote address on the 'Coaching Lifecycle'. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to interact with coaching consultants and sports specialists, plus an opportunity to engage with Classic Wallabies and Lions Legends in a Question & Answer style panel session. Each Conference is open to coaches across all levels of Rugby and will provide access to a variety of Rugby and performance specific modules. For further information myrugbyadmin@rugby.com.au If you have any stories or news please email to bobw@wireless2way.com.au



Rugby News issue 12 June 29 & 30, 2013