What makes rugby great? Everyone will have their own answer to that question. But for me, what makes rugby great, (or at least truly unique) *is club rugby.*
Congratulations to Maea Fonua who was voted the Sugerman-McLean Best Team Man award for the Combined States Team. The Sugarman-McLean awards are amongst the most respected awards in Schools Rugby! Awesome job Maea, well done!
The Banksia Project is charity organisation close to our hearts and one SUFC is proud to support.
That since we started playing Parramatta we have met 164 times for 115 wins, 46 losses 3 draws and 2 unknown scores, which takes our success rate to 72.67% against the Two Blues.
I still remember experiencing rugby as a spectator, watching my Dad play before eventually pulling on the boots for the mighty Cowra Eagles in central-western New South Wales myself. That’s where it all started.
While I got more experience at different regional competitions, the highlight of the Cowra rugby days was playing the halftime game at a Bledisloe Cup game one year.
We moved to Newcastle when I was ten and, while it’s a much bigger city, you’re definitely still in that country rugby pathway. It was hard never being fully exposed to the mainstream elite programs due to distance, but at the same time it exposed to me to the good brand of rugby that you find in the country.
The year may be 2018 but last Saturdays fixture against Parramatta was back to a bygone era played at that old suburban rugby league battle ground Lidcombe Oval. A ground steeped in rugby league history where legendary players such as Raudonikis, Dorahy ,Donnelly and then innovator coach Roy Masters had almighty battles spilling blood and Raudonikis’ case his teeth on the turf.
Congratulations to hooker Tolu Latu who played his 50th Super Rugby game on Saturday for the Waratahs.
With only five rounds to play, every club is looking forward to the Finals; hoping to get as many teams as possible into the top six. There are also the Club Championships to fight for – with the Gregor George Cup and the Eric Spilsted Shield both up for grabs.