I hope you have all had a great Christmas and New Year break.
Starting next Monday 11 January pre-season training is back on. Click here for the schedule >>>...
Monday, 8 February 2016 17:49
'Hutchison a star in the making'......He’s the youngest member of the Australian Men’s Sevens team but Henry Hutchison has put himself well and truly in the Olympic frame. Were it not for his custody of team mascot Wally, the responsibility of the youngest player, you could be forgiven for...
Tuesday, 2 February 2016 21:38
Boys, For the next 2 weeks starting Monday we are moving our field sessions to the new Heffron Park artificial turf fields on the corner of Bunnerong Rd and Fitzgerald Ave, Maroubra. We will continue to do weights at Latham so please be aware of the timings in your training group. Monday:Grade...
Friday, 5 February 2016 17:50
Congratulations go to the Randwick Rugby Sevens team on their fine win in the Sydney Sevens Club 7s Tournament. Winning all four lead-up games, the Galloping Greens met the Parramatta Two Blues for the final at the SFS on Day 1 of the Sydney Sevens. Randwick won the final defeating...
Sunday, 7 February 2016 19:28
Eighteen year old Australian Rugby Sevens star Henry Hutchison has experienced a lightning-quick ascension over the course of the last six months. Hutchison, who has represented both the Australian Schoolboys and Australian U20s, was originally selected in the Australian Boys Rugby Sevens squad...
Sunday, 7 February 2016 19:13
The NSW Waratahs have won their first pre-season trial match with a thrilling 21-17 victory over the Brumbies tonight at McDonald’s Park in Wagga Wagga. In a side filled with a mix of new faces, experienced leaders and home grown NSW talent, the Waratahs put on a display of impressive defence and...
At a time when his classmates and friends were busy finalising their university preferences and debating the age-old question of where to go for schoolies, Reece Macintosh was in the process of signing his first professional rugby contract.
It wasn’t the Waratahs, nor was it one of the five NRL clubs based in Sydney.
Following the conclusion of the 2015 season, a close family friend passed on Reece’s highlights video to a contact he had with the French Academy, whose role is to feed players to various French clubs around the country.
French Pro D2 club AvironBayonnais informed Reece's then soon-to-be manager they were highly interested in his client and the negotiations commenced.
“It all happened so quickly.
“Mum films most of my games and together we cut up the footage and created a highlights video at the end of the season. After we uploaded it to YouTube, it got shared around until finally it ended up in front of a recruitment manager for the French academy” Reece recalls.
Australian Rugby and Australian Schools Rugby are unique.
At the level of the Tier 1 rugby countries Australian Rugby and Australian Schools Rugby face unique challenges, unique situations, unique histories, unique resources, unique support and unique relationships with each other.
This paper will set out to show how the unique situation of rugby in Australian Schools has supported Australian Rugby –with its own special challenges, as will be outlined—and, in fact, acted as a “protective factor” for Australian Rugby in the very special and different conditions that exist in Australia.