TOKYO CHAMPIONS QANTAS MEN’S SEVENS FORCED TO MAKE THREE CHANGES AHEAD OF TITLE DEFENCE
Injury to three players has forced the hand of Qantas Men’s Sevens coach, Michael O’Connor, to make late changes to his Australian squad for this weekend’s Tokyo Sevens tournament.
The defending champions of the Tokyo-based eve..
A diet rich in meat makes for a future on the field
DAN PALMER (http://m.smh.com.au/rugby-union/by/Dan-Palmer)March 15, 2013
I have just been educated on how to buckle a seatbelt low and tight across my waist, and have been informed that I have a lifejacket under my armrest.
Considering we are going to be spending most of our flight to ..
The 2013 #onebetter colts hosted a rejuvinated Two Blues from Parramatta in 3 grades of colts today on the very green Forshaw Number II field. In very hot conditions the games were played in great spirit and suprisingly fast and open play was the order of the day.
The 3rds started the day well showing glimpses of promise for a season ..
All Southern Districts Grade and Colts teams play trials against West Harbour this Saturday.
Grade at Concord
Colts at Forshaw
Ensure you attend training this week to give yourself the best opportunity for selection!..
The Southern Districts Junior Rugby Union in association with the Australian Rugby Union presents an informative evening on how Rugby Union is a fun & exciting way for young children to learn valuable life skills such as leadership, team work, courage, sportsmanship and friendship in a safe environment.
Come along and find out more abou..
Why not give it a go and come to our Try Rugby Open Day! An opportunity to participate in some great skills training run by the ARU, have some fun and make some new friends, get introduced and involved in the latest Olympic sport. All local clubs will be represented for any registration and club information. A parent information desk will be av..
All grade players please be advised that pre season training will start back again Tuesday 22nd January at 6.30 pm at Forshaw rugby park number 2 ovals.
For more information contact the club
Thursday the 20th December, the club will be hosting Christmas drinks. Starting at 6.30pm there will be finger food provided and drinks at club prices where membership discounts will apply. With the players joining us after their session, it is a good chance to come and mingle with the players, supporters and friends.
The President has also..
Sutherland District Cricket Club Presents
An evening with MICKEY ARTHUR also featuring SHANE WATSON
DATE: Thursday 7 February, 2013
TIME: 7 pm for 7:30 pm
VENUE: Doltone House, 223 Belgrave Esplanade, Sylvania Waters
COST: $140 per person – Dinner, Beer, Wine & Soft drinks RSVP: 17 January 2013
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Tetera Faulkner has entered this Western Force pre-season with no shortage of motivation leading into the 2013 Super Rugby season. Not only did he finish last season in the starting loosehead role but he needs to ensure he’s fighting fit to be married in Canberra on December 15. He will return to the ACT for the wedding where he met his fianc..
Time - 3.30 - 5.00pm
Meeting and introduction with colts coaches
James Barkell and Joel Rivers (1st colts coaches)
They will be discussing
information on colts program for 2013
direction of development
Elite program requirements
General information on club facilities
There will be a BBQ provided after the session...
To all existing players and any new players as well as Southern Districts juniors 16 and up ....Pre season training with Carl McDonald( S&C) Matt Barr( 1st Grade backs coach ) commences at 6.30pm SHARP.
Its time to get fit for 2013 and this week is a great time to start.
For more information contact Darren Bray dbray@sou..
Southern Districts rising star Ben Volavola has today signed with the HSBC Waratahs.
One of four up and coming Shute Shield youngsters invited to join the squad for the first two weeks of pre-season training, the 21-year-old fly half impressed new head coach Michael Cheika and will now take the final place in the HSBC Waratahs Extended Play..
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS
Notice is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting of the Members of Southern Districts Rugby Club Limited is to be held as follows:
Place: Southern Districts Rugby Club
Premises: 223 Belgrave Esplanade, Sylvania Waters NSW 2224
Date and Time: Friday 2nd November 2012 at 7.00pm
Nick Cummins aka the Honey Badger , will make his Australian Rugby Test Debut tomorrow night against Argentina. Nick has played the past 2 seasons with the Southern Districts Rebels and we are proud of his latest achievement.
He will line up with current Southern Districts Rebels Kane Douglas and Sitaleki Timani, while former Southern..
Southern Districts Rugby Club would like to hear from people who would like to be involved in coaching for the 2013 season.
We are looking for expressions of interest from people who may be interetsed in the following systems
2nd- 4th grade Coach and assistant coaches.
2nd-3rd grade Colts- coach and assistants.
To the Southern Districts Loyal and true.
On behalf of the club management i wish to thank you one and all for the support and well wishes the club recieved during the Grand Final week that just was.
It was so pleasing to recieve the hero support messages both on twitter and email as well as the numerous phone calls to the ..
The Club President spoke back at the club after the game. A copy of the speech has been posted onto the site for all to read. Go here (http://www.southerndistricts.com.au/presidents-report/grand-final-post-game-speech) to see it in its entirety...
As the club heads into the 2012 Shute Shield Grand Final the news only gets better with Southern Districts’ first grade lock Jed Holloway taking out the Shute Shield Rookie of the Year award and our First Grade Coach, Cameron Blades, receiving the David Brockhoff Medal for Coach of the Year.
The club is very proud of their efforts and..
The federal member for Cook, Scott Morrison is better known as a front bencher than a front rower, but he has Rebel blood in his veins this week and he bought the Grand Final into Parliment today. Read his speech.
"I am sure the member for Hughes and the member for Barton will join me in congratulating the Southern Districts Rebels, who will t..
2012 Framed Limited Edition Grand Final Jersey
This weekend Southern Districts will be making history as they fight for the Shute Shield for the first time in the club’s 23 years.
You too can be part of it.
Southern Districts Rugby Club have 15 Limited Edition Framed Jerseys up for grabs so now you can hold your very own p..
POST MATCH FUNCTION - The Clubhouse will be open from 7pm following the game to celebrate the achievement of making the GF and hopefully winning it! Food will be provided. Drinks at bar price & DJ Shirtless will be on the 1s & 2s - It's going to be HUGE.
Invite all your friends and their friends and let's really get behind our boys ..
There will be several Southern Districts supporters buses organized for Concord from the Forshaw this Saturday at 12.30pm. Buses will depart promptly at approx. 12.45pm. Cost is $10 p/p [includes light refreshments on the bus]. Bookings are essential please contact Craig Hawkings on 9522 5533 to book your seat/s OR click this link to register (..
The President has put his thoughts on paper about the great news that the First Grade teams are in the Grand Final. You can read his words here (http://www.southerndistricts.com.au/presidents-report/quack-the-ducks-are-in-line).
What a great effort by Southern Districts 1st Grade today- victors over Manly 41-22. In a dazzling display of running rugby and strong defense, the mighty Rebels are through to the 1st grade Grand Final- the first time in the clubs 23 year history.
The club will be arranging supporters buses so if you didn't go today, you will need to get t..
Get on the bus and let's go fishing.
Saturday sees the mighty Rebels First Grade side take on the Marlins in a sudden death semi-final that will launch the winner into the Grand Final of 2012. With one of the best back lines in the competition the Rebels are poised to play fast and play dominant.
There will be a bus and if demand is t..
Great news that Sean Doyle has earned a starting position for UK top 14 side Ulster. Below is the article from the Ulster web site .
Four debutants to start v Glasgow
Mark Anscombe has handed competitive debuts to Sean Doyle, Nick Williams, Rob Herring and Michael Heaney for Friday evening's RaboDirect PRO12 encounter against Glas..
Congratulations to all the SDJRU affiliated village clubs that have participated in the finals fixtures in the last few weeks. Good luck to the following teams for their Grand Final games this weekend.
There are 4 games at the Forshaw tomorrow night from 5.45pm featuring the Rockdale U11 team. Get down and support the future of Rugby ..
IRB Rugby 7’s
Gold Coast 12 to 15 October 2012
Come join the players and supporters support the Aussies in Australia’s premier 7’s tournament over the weekend of 12 to 15 October at Skilled Park in the Gold Coast Tour includes:
Accommodation at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night twin share; and..
Second grade colts will play Sydney Uni at 1.25pm this Saturday, 1st September at FORSHAW RUGBY PARK.
The winner will progress to the Grand Final the following week
Entry is just $5.00
Get down and encourage this young and exciting team. Full facilities will be open including bar and food.
ONE CLUB 2012..
Rydges Hotel Cronulla
Calling one and all from Southern Districts to join us at the official end of season Presentation Night. Come and celebrate the achievements of 2012. All players, staff and fans welcome along with their partners.
$90 per person inclusive of Gourmet chef select canapés on arrival 2 course set menu banquet Beer, ..
1st grade travelled to T G Milner today and came away with a hard fought 38-24 victory over the defending premiers Eastwood.
The boys now have a week off and will face the winner of Manly and Parramatta in a fortnights time for a place in the Grand Final.
So... With no grade rugby this week there should be no excuse to pack Forshaw Rugby Park t..
Southern Districts 34 - Eastwood 28.
Tries to Sami Latunipulu, Ben Volavola and Nick Cummins - with Ben Volavola adding the rest of the points through penalty goals and conversions.
1st grade will now play the winner of Parramatta and Manly for a place in the 2012 Shute Shield Grand Final...
Well done to the Colts II side winning 29-15 against Randwick.
Try scorers this week Sau, Pakalani, Siita and Damon Browne. 3 conversions and a penalty to Jack Keppel.
An update on times and opponents as soon as its known.
Well done boys..
Congratulations to our 2nd grade colts on the win against Wests last Saturday.
They now play Randwick in an elimination semi final at 1.25pm at Forshaw . So get down and support the future of the club in their quest for a premiership.
The draw for the 1st grade semi final is out and the team will play SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST vs. EASTWOOD at T G MILNER at 3.00pm.
This match is also live on ABC.
The winner will advance to the preliminary final( and have a week's rest) while a loss will have to play the follwoing week.
Get behind the boys as they chase Shute Shield glory..
In a tough encounter with West Harbour the young Rebels fought back from 17-0 down to defeat West Harbour 36-24.
2 tries to Jono Brown, 1 each to Dave McGrath, Matagi Sau, Damon Brown and Ameneki Pakalani with 3 conversions to Jack Keppel.
Well done lads and see you here again next week for another semi final..
Get on the supporters bus to watch the Mighty Rebels play Sydney Uni. This is the last round match before the semi finals so it would be great to show your support to the boys as they battle the strength of Sydney Uni.
Bus will leave Forshaw at 12 noon
A small fee will be applied to all that travel
Support Scott Morrison MP and others as they paddle their kayaks 25kms up and back and around the Port Hacking River (Gunnamatta to Swallow Rock and back).
The day will commence with a pre paddle BBQ Breakfast with ‘The Big Marn’, Darryl Brohman, from 8.30 am at Gunnamatta Baths. The full programme is set out in the attached fly..
The Mayans predicted the world would come to an end in 2012. Unfortunately, that end is even closer for all Southern Districts members, players and fans.
The 2012 season finals are quickly approaching and in true Southern style, celebrations are to be had!
Southern Districts will be hosting the Semi Final Luncheon at Forshaw on Friday 1..
Southern Districts Rugby club has thrived throughout the 2012 season thanks to the many that contribute in so many ways. Each week we have thanked the people that make Southern Districts Rugby club what is.
However, we have left out one group of avid supporters, who without, we would not have all made it through 2012. For our final home gam..
Southern Districts has the following matches to play prior to the Semi Finals
21/7/2012 vs. Manly at Manly
28/7/2012 vs. Eastwood at Forshaw
04/8/2012 vs. Eastern Suburbs at Woolahra
18/8/2012 vs. Sydney Uni at Uni No 1
A full list of all games can be found at www.nswrugby.com.au (http://www.nswrugby.com.au)
Due to the revised colts draw there is only 2 matches this Saturday at Forshaw
2nd grade colts willkick off at 1.25pm
1st grade colts will kick off at 3.00pm
all usual facilities will still be available..
In a high scoring, free flowing match Tongan Schools were too strong for NSW CHS winning 57-17 today at Forshaw Rugby Park.
SDRC Colts Brandon, Albert, Rhaboni , Casius and Justin all played for NSW CHS...
Congratulations to the following Southern Districts Rebels who have made the Wallaby training on squad for the up coming test series of matches
Rob Horne (NSW) Kane Douglas( NSW) Sitaleki Timani( NSW) Nic Cummins( WA) .
Also congratulations to SDRC colts player Albert Hemopo for his selection in the Australia A Schools side( Endeavour ..
It is with sadness i inform the rugby community of the passing of Robert( Bob) Duncan- former Port Hacking player and friend to many. Bob was made a quadraplegic due to a rugby related incident back in 1976 whilst playing for Port Hacking.
The Southern Districts Rugby community wishes to pass on its condolences to Bob's family.
The Southern Districts Rugby Club will be hosting a schoolboy fixture on Tuesday 17th July between the Touring Tongan National Schools and NSW CHS. The match is scheduled to kick off at 1.30pm - come down and see some of the brightest young schoolboys in action..
Two players urgently require some short term accommodation. Unfortunately, their previous accommodation plans haven fallen through.
Both are willing to pay rent and need a bed asap.
Please contact Craig Hawkings if you can provide any assistance...
Match report Southern Districts v Warringah 16/6/2012
Southern Districts won a hard fought match against Warringah at Pittwater Rugby Park on Saturday to continue their run of away wins this season.
Souths welcomed back Super15 forwards John Ulugia and Lopeti Timani for their first club appearance of the season, after being released to play by ..
Back to Port dinner is on next Friday Night at Southern Districts Rugby Club.
Tickets are $30.00 per head and its a mixed function. The dinner starts at 6.00pm with drinks and the meal will be served at 7.00pm. The $30 also includes entry to the game the next day.
For more information , click here (/game-day-events/back-to-port-hacking-..
Show off your support and passion for the club with the latest clothing now in stock!
Southern Districts Rugby Club Polos available for $50.00
Southern District Rugby Club Ties available for $50.00
Southern District Rugby Club Hoodies available for only $35.00!
As usual, there are a lot of great things going on in the Southern Districts Junior ranks and they have put it all in this fantastic newsletter. We encourage you to share the link amongst your family and friends and help get the word out about our future Rebels.
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Well- its finally happened- we are on top of the 1st grade comp again( first time since round 1) after 1st grade defeated Northern Suburbs at North Sydney Oval 35-13. A great effort at a field that is always hard to win at.
The 1sts again gained a bonus point win and due to other results are now sitting 3 points clear on top of the Shute Shie..
And Thou Shall Listen
President Nev hits the papers to inform us all of how the club is travelling through the 2012 season in the face of irregular player groups and a changed competition structure. Praise is sung and encouragement is pushed! Hit up the the President's Report (http://www.southerndistricts.com.au/presidents-report/the-du..
Both the NSW Combined High Schools (CHS) and Combined Catholic Colleges (CCC) selection trials ran last week.
Southern Districts registered players were well represented at both trials and produced some wonderful results.
The CCC trials were conducted over 2 days at the Hawkesbury Agricultural College and SDRC had the following boys rep..
The ARU announced a 39 man side overnight and it is pleasing to see 4 current SDRC Rebels and 1 former rebel in the squad!
They are Kane Douglas – NSW, Rob Horne - NSW, Sitaleki Timani - NSW and Dan Palmer - ACT, with 2011 SDRC player Cooper Vuna- Melbourne also making the side.
This is a truly remarkable achievement and we wish t..
Dear members, sponsors, supporters and friends of the Rebels,
A supporters bus has been arranged for this weekend leaving Forshaw at 11-45am. The cost is $20 – which will cover the driver and some light refreshments on board – to and from the venue.
Why not jump on board as parking at Nth Sydney is not only difficult to find..
Hello Rebel family
Lights, Camera, Action….What a day . The Junior recognition day and the ABC match of the day saw a massive crowd attend what ended up being a fantastic win built on guts and rebel Pride by our first grade side 26 -23 over a strong Sydney Uni team. The first grade boys did everyone proud with their defence on their ow..
Neville Shooter, the ever active President of Southern Districts Rugby Club brings his observations to us all with a new update. Enjoy and we hope to make it a regular posting. Have a read here (http://southerndistricts.com.au/presidents-report/we-can-see-the-ducks)...
Round 4 Southern Districts Rugby Club vs. Randwick
The colts hosted the Wicks while the grade spent the day by the seaside at Coogee.
Scores at grade were mixed while it was one way traffic for the best part at Forshaw.
4th grade- Won 32- 26- with a bonus point
3rd grade – Lost 15-7
2nds –Lost 25-2..
Dear Southern Districts One Club 2012,
What a day- the sun was shining and the birds were signing and Forshaw Rugby Park hosted 5 grades of rugby, while the colts headed to the seaside of the peninsula to Manly.
The results at Forshaw were:
5th grade- lost 19-12
4th grade- lost 29-19
3rd grade- WON 20-17- in the last minute
Have you ever dreamed of racing the latest BMW M3 around an International Raceway? Sylvania BMW is about to make this Ultimate Driving Experience become a reality for Southern Districts Members!
When it comes to driver training standards, there is no room for compromise. Particularly concerning your own driving skills and safety. Due t..
Dear Southern Districts One Club 2012,
7 games - 2 wins and a solid reality check for some
Well the second week of the competition got off to an early start with the season launch on Friday afternoon. A good crowd attended to hear some great insights from Wallaby Rob Horne, Waratah 's Kane Douglas and Brackin Karuaria-Henry on all thin..
Dear Southern Districts One Club 2012,
What a great start to the season- 5 games- 5 wins at home. The club is extremely proud of the efforts of the players and you , the coaches, support staff and management of the on field teams should be very pleased with the start to the season. 4 grades and the colts – we couldn’t ask fo..
With the 2012 season about to commence, the Club President turns to scribe and reports on a few things in the off season, a few things coming up and a good ol fashion good luck for this season. Read it all as you please right here (/presidents-report/opening-comments-from-the-president-2012)...
Come and join in the Fun and get On Par with McLeish Estate Winery.
Join us in the Hunter Valley for our Annual Wine Partners Golf Weekend on the 28th- 29th April.
Simply fill out the Player Registration by the 20th April to be part of the annual Wine Club Golf Weekend in the Hunter Valley.
When: 28th- 29th April
Where: 28th Aqua ..
There are some important training dates and other information that players may wish to add to their diary and indeed turn up. It also includes the season opening luncheon + the start of the season games, so best to have a read and note down the dates.
Have a quick look here.
Just a reminder that Southern Districts do have a chaplain who is willing to speak to anyone at the club about any matter that they may wish to talk about. The chaplain assures you that what is said will be held in confidence.
The chaplain is Jim Ferguson and can be contacted either through the club or on his email firstname.lastname@example.org. Jim ..
Due to poor weather and allocation of sports , the number 2 oval at Barden Ridge for the colts fixtures is no longer available this weekend.
As such- we will run with the trials here on Forshaw Number 2.
Colts III 12.20 Luke Rogan
Colts II 1.35 Chris Brereton
Colts I 3.00 Antony Hastie..
PURCHASING OF SUBSTANCES AND SUPPLEMENTS VIA THE INTERNET
The Australian Rugby Union strongly advises all rugby participants (players/support staff) that they should not purchase any substances or supplements over the internet unless the product has been evaluated and recommended by a sports physician or dietician with knowledge of ARU’s ..
IMPORTANT: The 2012 Australian Rugby Union Insurance brochures are in!!
If you would like to make an inquiry or simply acquire more information, feel free to contact the club to obtain the ARU information brochure.
You can also download the brochure.No media download found.
For more information - visit the ARU insurance site (http:/..
This Saturday night will see four of our Southern Districts players lacing up to play with the HSBC Waratahs!
Rob Horne, Brackin Karauria-Henry, Kane Douglas and Lopeti Timani will fiercely face off against Waratahs’ long-time rivals, the Queensland Reds in the first round of the FxPro Super Rugby competition.
Head Coach Michael..
The NSW Waratah Academy team have been scheduled to take on 3 international A teams in the next few weeks at Forshaw Rugby Park. Come down and see future stars run around in what is sure to be entertaining Rugby. Full facilities will be available including bar and canteen and entry is free.
Sunday 26th February - 3pm Kick Off
Come One, Come All!
Southern Districts will be kicking off the 2012 season in style with a Season Launch Luncheon to be held at the Forshaw Rugby Park on Friday 20th April.
From 12pm plenty of prizes will be up for grabs in raffles and auctions whilst guests are entertained by two Rugby celebrities and a clever comedian!
4 Very Important Dates For 2012!
14th April, 2012 at Forshaw Rugby Park – “Back to South’s Day”
An excellent chance for all current and previous St.George, Port Hacking & Southern Districts players and supporters to get together and launch the season for Souths in their Round 1 S..
Take advantage of the great relationship between SDRC and McLeish Wines by grabbing tickets to one of the many events they are planning throughout the year. McLeish Wines come from the rich vines of the Hunter Valley and are continuing to win awards and tantalise tastebuds across the country. Download the calendar.
All grades and all colts. Pre-Season training starts on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 on the back paddock at 6.30pm sharp !
We hope to see all players down there to begin working off the holiday excess and getting yourselves ready for the season opener in April.
Ho Ho Ho. Why not come down to the club on Wednesday evening 21st December, 2011 and enjoy a catch up with friends and family. All members, sponsors, players, family and guests are invited to come on down for a few drinks to celebrate Christmas 2011. There will also be a LUCKY DOOR PRIZE.
Doors open at 6.30pm and we look forward to seeing y..
Saturday Night 10th December 2011
200+ game player for Southern Districts has recently has a serious health scare. The club is hosting a benefit night for Charlie and his family.
There will be raffle prizes, auction items and plenty of beer, wine and soft drink.
Come on down and catch up wi..
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a life member and founder of Oatley Rugby Club, Noel Eccleston. He was a great man and was passionate about village rugby and more importantly the great club he founded in 1958. For those of you wishing to attend Noels service, it will be at Woronora Cemetery South Chapel at midday on Fri..
Sydney Junior Rugby Union Rugby Administrator - The SJRU Rugby Administrator will provide administrative support to the SJRU Competitions Manager and will have a key responsibility for competition assistance and the effective communication with clubs, referees, the SJRU Committee and other key stakeholders on club administration matters. The SJ..
Friends of Glenn have organised a Benefit Golf Day to provide the funding necessary for his further rounds of surgery and to assist the family over this very difficult time. We encourage all of you to play in the tournament or at the very least make a donation.
There is also Corporate Sponsorship available for the day.
Date: Tuesday 1..
Come and join the mighty St George Rugby Club for a great afternoon of food and beverages.
12 noon for a 12.30pm start.
Friday 9th December
The Rugby Club
Access via Crane Place
Call Peter Sadler on 0407 404 748 for tickets and more information
It is with great delight that on behalf of the board of directors of the Southern Districts Rugby Club that we can announce Cameron Blades will be the 1st Grade head coach for 2012- 2013 seasons.
Cameron’s playing career is well documented where he played over 200 games for the Gordon club (including 2 1st grade premierships), NSW and..
The Annual General Meeting of the Southern Districts Rugby Club is shortly to take place. We encourage you to come along and participate/vote for your new board of directors for 2011/2012.
WEDNESDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2011 - 7PM
1. Ordinary Business - Accounts and Directors’ Report
To receive and consider the financial..
On Saturday 24th September at Concord Oval Southern Districts Rugby Club wrote themselves into the history books with a convincing three tries to one win, 24-16 over minor premiers, Eastwood, to secure their first major rugby premiership and take possession of Sydney Rugby Union’s Colin Caird Shield for Reserve Grade.
Eastwood raced ..
There are babies to announce in the SDRC family.
Congratulations Steve and Clare Peters (4th grade coach) on the birth of their 2nd daughter , Zali, born 19th September 2011.
Mum and bub doing well - Dad relieved.
Our best wishes to Steve , Clare and excited grandparents Harry and Carol.
Congratulations to Tetera Faulkner (1st ..
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