Following a last minute call up to represent Lebanon in the West Asian Rugby Championship in Lebanon, Bilal Elbatoory arrived home last week with memories that will last him a lifetime.
Over the weekend, the 1st XV from St Stanislaus' College made the trip to Sydney for a rugby camp and were treated to some exclusive insights into life at SUFC.
On Saturday 18th April members of the Colt's playing group and their parents were fortunate to hear from David Kirk MBE, Friends of SUFC Chairman and their annual dinner at St Andrew's College. The speech was so well received by all that we would like to share his speech with the SUFC community.
Last Saturday was one of Australia’s most historically significant days. The spirit of the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landing pervaded North Sydney Oval as Sydney University defeated Northern Suburbs 31-20 on ANZAC Day.
In a change from the tradition Friday Nght Footy this year SUFC will be hosting Randwick at the Urbanest Saturday Night Football at Uni Oval No.1 on the 2nd of May. Make sure you head down to the ground to be part of all the action!
The NSW Waratahs and Australian Rugby Union can confirm the re-signing of lock Dave Dennis until the end of 2017.
On Wednesday the 15th of April, Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness hosted the 2014 Sports Awards, at the Great Hall. The night celebrated the amazing achievement of athletes last year and recognised new scholarship holders in 2015, and included a number of SUFC names including Nick Phipps' involvement in the Athlete Panel discussion.
SURVIVING war takes mountains of courage, unbreakable mateship and a smile from lady luck.
Waratah and Wallaby half-back Nick Phipps understands that much. He exists because of all three.
Phipps will pause before NSW’s match with Melbourne on Anzac Day and his mind will turn to his two grandfathers, Jim and Ronnie, whose tales of survival in World War Two ensured he’d one day come into the world.
FOX SPORTS’ SUPER RUGBY TEAM OF THE WEEK: ROUND 10
8. Ben McCalman (Force): Made a competition high 18 runs and six offloads in Week 10, ran the ball for over a hundred metres for the first time in his Super Rugby career (109), made seven tackle busts and a linebreak. Won a team high four lineouts and didn’t miss a tackle in his nine attempts.
The next in our series is from David Kirk. David first toured with the All Blacks in 1983 and went on to captain the side to the 1987 World Cup. He has been described as "urbane, articulate and thoughtful" and showed the strength of his character when he refused – on anti-apartheid grounds - to join the rebel “Cavaliers” team on their tour to South Africa. In his stellar career, David was the CEO of Fairfax Media and clearly that time wasn’t wasted as he has kindly penned the following article.
The Students came away with a valuable win in first grade by 40-24. This was a game where the colour yellow was brought out of the referees pocket on more than one occasion with some misdemeanours displayed by personnel from both teams.
Qantas Wallabies and NSW Waratahs championship-winning flyhalf Bernard Foley has signed a three-year contract extension with the Australian Rugby Union.
The new agreement locks away the 25-year-old incumbent Wallabies flyhalf until at least the end of 2018 and ensures he will be eligible for Qantas Wallabies and NSW Waratahs selection in each year of the deal. As part of the flexible contract, Foley will also be entitled to spend two seasons playing Rugby in the Japanese domestic competition.
This article is the first in a series where we interview and ask some of the most famous names in Sydney Uni rugby history – who is the greatest XV of all time. We’ve asked players from different generations and have started with the 1970’s. Rupert Rosenblum played 3 tests from 1969 and is a stalwart of Sydney Uni. His love for the running game is legendary….. although Rupert was known more for his prodigious boot and disdain for any form of contact.
Sydney University’s first home game for the season last Saturday did not deliver the disciplined play characteristic of the Students. The strong Manly Marlins defeated University 28-14 before a large and vibrant crowd.
Many may not remember Jeremaia Yanuyanutawa. The Fijian born prop signed his first professional rugby contract with the Brumbies in 2009, a moment he says has been one of the greatest in his rugby career so far. He played with the Canberra-based side for three seasons after making his Super Rugby debut in 2010.