Volunteer in 2018
Our club is lucky that we have a a healthy number of volunteers that keep the place moving every year. We are however looking to get more of you involved in assisting the club in 2018. We need people to come onto some of our small working teams to assist with things like fundraising, team management, sponsorship, junior clubs, ground..
Colts Update Jan 2018
GET DOWN TO TRAINING FROM JANUARY 9th
Tuesday and Thursday from 6.00pm at Forshaw Rugby Park
Colts and Grade together - Come and put some sweat in the bank for 2018. 2018 COLTS TRIALS
The rubber hits the road - time to find out just how good we really are.
Sat 3rd March v Bowral
@ Bowral COLTS ONLY - Bus Trip
Sat 10 March v Go..
Grade Training in January
Rest up men and enjoy the festivities for the next few weeks. Grade Pre Season commences on Tuesday 9th Jan 6.30pm @ Forshaw Rugby Park
All players Welcome..
Survey Responses and Winner!
As many of you should know, we ran a survey and invited our members and supporters to give us feedback.
The sheer number of entries was astounding and thanks to all those who filled it out.
The results also told us that we are heading in the right direction with our food and beverage thinking and that McLeish Estate Wines are well known..
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
With Christmas fast approaching and 2018 around the corner we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and an awesome start to 2018.
In 2017 we had some fine performances and some interesting challenges on the paddock and went so close. In and around the club we had a stellar year with a successful series of events and busy game d..
Colts Selected for Aust U20s + More
Congratulations to the FIVE Southern Districts Colts who have been selected for the Australian U20's squad. This demonstrates the strength of Junior and Colts Rugby programs in the Southern Districts catchment and the quality of the pathway established for up and coming superstars.
Sama Malolo - Hooker
Bayley Kuenzle ..
Have your say in 2018 & Win*
You could win a $100 merchandise voucher
The club is excited about 2018. Coaches and managers are locked in, players are training, new recruits are being organised and the Annual General Meeting is coming up. One great this about the start of last season is we asked for feedback and made changes based on the feedback.
In 2018 we are looking..
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2017 Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Southern Districts Rugby Club will be held on Monday 4th December 2017 at the club, located at 223 Belgrave Esplanade, Sylvania Waters, commencing at 6.30pm. Members! Vote for your board in 2018. Bar open after meeting...
Christmas Wine Offers
If you want to get a jump on your holiday and Christmas shopping this year have a look at the special Wine Partner prices you can get when you buy a dozen McLeish Estate Wines.
Take a look at these great Specials…. POP some Bubbles Culloden NV Duke Cuvee – Method Champenoise
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Pre-Season is ON!
Time to dust of your boots! Coach Barr and his dedicated team of task masters are ready to rip you into shape to win more in 2018. Grab your gear and get down to Forshaw. From 7th November @ Forshaw Tuesday's is Strength
6:45pm- 8:00pm Thursday's is Strength and Power
6:00pm - 8:00pm
ALL PLAYERS WELCOME..
Spread the Love!
Our playing surface is the best in the Shute Shield and we intend to keep it that way. As part of us loving the paddock our men play on we plan to feed it some fresh tasty top soil this Wednesday October 23rd and we need your help! Come armed with shovels, spreader and wheelbarrows. 8:00am at Forshaw Rugby Club..
Congrats Rohan Saifoloi
The Manu Samoa Team for the Northern Hemisphere tour 2017 was announced in a press conference this morning at the Samoa Rugby Union Headquarters in Tuana’imato.(20th October) by Head Coach Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua.
Our very own Rohan Saifoloi was selected alongside a very high calibre of players from across the globe.
With 2 t..
Looking for work?
One of our supporters based in Taren Point is looking for 2 full time drivers/warehouse staff for their growing business.
You must be reliable, have a drivers licence and be a bit of an all rounder.
If interested, please get in touch with Rugby Director Ken McKay.
Please call the club on 02 9522 5533 and you will b..
St George Rugby Christmas Lunch
SAVE THE DATE St George Rugby Christmas Lunch
To be held in the Booth Saunders Pavilion at Hurstville Oval
(with thanks to St George District Cricket Club)
Friday December 8th 2017
12 noon for 12.30 start
Final RSVP by Dec 1st 2017
Please register interest via this email...
Bring your picnic blankets and indulge in great wine and regional food at the Budburst Festival at McLeish Estate Wines. The popular event provides a great day for Wine Partners, friends & family to relax, unwind and enjoy live entertainment,activities and our famous country hospitality.
During the day various wines will be showcased al..
Colts Information Night
Southern Districts Colts 2018 preparation is well and truly underway
SDRC Colts Management and Staff are delighted to be hosting an information night on the 10th October at the Rugby Club from 6:30pm.
All current and potential colts players and their families are welcome.
We will take you through:
Our Strength and Condition..
Fill the Hill @ North Sydney Oval
It's Round 2 of Fill the Hill!
Paint the banks of North Sydney Oval red and blue as our boys jump across the harbour to take on Eastwood for a spot in next weeks Grand Final this SUNDAY 20th August, kick off 1:15pm!
Free Tickets - College Football Allianz Stadium
The Greatest Show on Earth Returns…
College Football will return to Sydney after the success of the 2016 College Football Sydney Cup. 2017 will see College Football powerhouse, Stanford University (Stanford Cardinals), take on Rice University (Rice Owls) in what will be a hotly contested affair at Allianz Stadium on Sunday 27 Augus..
Super Sunday Vs Norths
Sunday lets "FILL THE HILL"
This Sunday sees the mighty Rebels First Grade take on Norths in the Qualifying Finals. Coming off a long run of solid nail biting wins, our Favourite Sons are chomping at the bit to put in a great show in front of the expected massive crowd. Don't forget to get out and support our Second Grade, First Colts and Secon..
Dominant scrum cements vital win over Wicks
Southern Districts Rebels put together one of their most determined and spirited performances of the season to grab a vital bonus point 34-30 win at Coogee Oval over Randwick. The Rebels finish in second place and face fifth placed defending premiers Northern Suburbs this Sunday at Forshaw Rugby Park in the qualifying finals weekend.
Fundraising for Finau
Favourite Son Faleula Finau suffered a double break in his leg on Saturday against Warringah. He is recovering well but has a very lengthy recovery ahead of him. With his wedding in early September and the fact he will not be able to work for a number of months, we are hoping that supporters, players, members and Favourite Son's can dig deep an..
Vs Randwick - Bus Confirmed
The club has organised a bus to take 50 supporters to Coogee for the Second Grade and First Grade games. With only 19 seats left you need to get in fast. Book your ticket online and bring your invoice receipt along to show at the door.
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Rebels' attacking flair accounts for Rats
Bursts of counter attacking flair combined with sustained periods of composed defence led Southern Districts Rebels to overcome the Warringah Rats 35-28 in front of a large gathering of Forshaw faithful on Saturday.
Fly-half Rohan Salfoloi was simply extraordinary in all facets of his game, directing the Rebels attack with a crisp pa..
COLTS 2018 Coaching and Management Vacancies
Southern Districts Rugby Club Colts are excited to announce the re-appointment of Don Mackinnon as Colts group Head Coach, and 1st Grade Colts Head Coach, together with Michael Black as 1st Grade Colts Assistant Coach, for the 2018 season.
The extent of Don and Michael’s achievements in 2017 with the performance of 1st Grade Colts, ..
Vs Warringah - It's "Game on" for Third Spot
As we head toward the finals and in our last home game of the season you can expect an immense competition between the mighty Rebels and the Palm Beach Bungalow boys from Rat Park. After 7 wins in a row the Rebels are poised to put on a great show against a team that were left disappointed with a bruising loss to Manly in the second best local ..
Hāngi Night + Grade Vs Penrith
Penrith Colts have pulled the pin and forfeited but GRADE IS ON! See the mighty Rebels take the Mountain men
Second Grade 1:25pm and First Grade 3:00pm.
First and Second Grade are expecting a tough encounter from the Emu's and with only 3 games left in the regular season a Bonus Point Win will certainly help in the lead up to the Semi F..
Rebels stun Marlins with fairy tale finish!
Is there a more exhilarating rugby moment than the backline sprinting in to join a rolling maul with their forwards brothers?
Photo credit: Jessica Reading-Book
How about scoring a try to tie the match with seconds remaining? Then add a pressure sideline conversion to win the match after the siren!
Photo credit: Jessica R..
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Wednesday Night Rugby @ Forshaw
This Wednesday night the 19th July we have rugby under lights for the second time this season. Southern Districts Colts will take on the touring Yorkshire Terriers 20s team who are working their way through Australia and New Zealand honing their craft. The Yorkshire lads recently won the Jason Leonard U20 County Championship, beating Durham 14-..
Big crowd inspires 1st grade win against Norths
Back to Port Hacking Day saw a large crowd gather at Forshaw Rugby Park for the battle against defending Shute Shield premiers Northern Suburbs. The roars from the grandstand and Favourite Son Hill were able to inspire a massive defensive effort by Southern Districts in a frenetic final two minutes to hold on and win 37-33.
MEGA DAY - Back to Pt Hacking Vs Norths
FIRST GRADE - 3:00PM
This Saturday (8th July, 2017) the Intrust Super Shute Shield sees the 2 teams locked on 42 points coming together at Forshaw Rugby Park. With Norths coming off a close and probably unexpected defeat by the struggling Sydney Uni and Souths fortunes on the rise after a dominating performance against the Two Blues and Woodies..
Souths vs Parramatta – Colts Match Report
After a disappointing visit to Parramatta in Round 8, where the only team to come away with a win was 2nd Grade, the Colts were determined to make amends in the return fixtures. The weather was ideal for rugby, with a sunny but cool day, and a dry track provided the perfect opportunity for some entertaining rugby. Third Grade
3rd Grade star..
Thanks from Paul Asquith
Favourite Son Paul Asquith is off to play in the UK for "Scarlets". They play in the Guinness Pro12 championship, as well as the Anglo-Welsh Cup and the European Rugby Champions Cup (Heineken Cup). Based in Llanelli in South-West Wales, they are a championship winning side with a wealth of talent including 2017 British and Irish Lions Jonathan ..
Favourite sons return to cut down the Woods
Southern Districts’ returning representative stars Jed Holloway, DeWet Roos and Alex Gibbon all scored tries in an ultra-impressive 43-18 win over fancied Eastwood at Forshaw Park on Saturday. Veteran winger Luke Smart, fullback Jamie Verran and hard running inside centre Apolosi Latunipulu were the other try scorers. Coach Matt Barr woul..
Celtic Feast Wine Dinner
The sound of bagpipes fill the air, as great wines and seasonal winter flavours are served to guests beside the fireplace, to create the atmosphere of the highlands of Scotland.
Please join McLeish Estate for a night to remember as they pay homage to the Scottish heritage of McLeish Estate Wines at their annual Celtic Feast Wine Dinne..
Player Accommodation Needed
We have a number of new players coming to the club and they need short term accommodation. You will be provided with a payment to cover off on the costs associated with the player for every week they stay with you. Get In Touch (/_v2/contact-the-club)..
Colts Update Vs Woodies
This week starts the shortened second round of seven games leading up to the finals, and as they say in race calling, "they've rounded the bend and are at the top of the home straight!". While the metaphorical whips haven't been pulled out yet, the jockeying for positions on the competition ladder is paramount, and now the games really begin.
Big Saturday Vs The Woodies
This Saturday (24th June 2017) we have a huge day planned against Eastwood. You can expect a large crowd to head down to Forshaw and support the mighty Rebels as we build on the momentum gathered over the last few games. Grab one our our famous "Cattle Country Rebel Burgers (http://marineproductmarketing.com/cattle-country/)" and a chilled beve..
Grade Update Vs Eastwood
ALL GRADE SQUADS WILL BE STRONG AGAINST EASTWOOD.
After a long string of injuries the bye round gave us the opportunity to get some players back on the track. 1st Grade
Jed Holloway is back from Waratah duty along with Alex Gibbon back from the Aussie 7s. Prop Duncan Chubb returns from a concussion lay off. At this stage 1st will start with..
Souths Colts Reunion
With the recent launch of the "Favourite Son Hill" celebrating each and every former and current Southern Districts Rugby Club player, we bring you a celebration of SDRC Colts. Southern Districts Colts Reunion Decade of the BAM BAM (1995 - 2005)
1:30pm on Saturday 24th June 2017
@ Home Vs Eastwood
Sideburns and Hawaiian shirts are s..
Friday Night Rugby @ Forshaw
Dues to last weekends inclement weather, we have a few rescheduled games this week. Friday Night @ Forshaw Rugby Park ARRIVE FROM 5:30pm for a 7:00pm kickoff!
Friday 16th June 2017
Come and see our Second Grade squad take on Easts under lights at Forshaw. A bonus point win will put the mighty Rebels 2nd Grade on top of the table.
Some Games Cancelled Vs Easts
Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club have informed us this morning that some games have been cancelled for GRADE fixtures today. Please ensure you let any players and supporters know as well.
3:10pm @ McKay Oval Centennial Park (Limited parking)
Cancelled COLTS ARE NORMA..
Grade Rugby Wrap
To say the results out of 1st Grade have been up and down is stating the obvious with 5 wins out of 10 games. As I am not the one to accept excuses I will offer none myself. On paper, at the start of the year, we were all confident of going all the way. I can assure you that much discussion has taken place to improve consistency and focus ove..
Save a Motza at Runnulla in Cronulla
Our member partners Runnulla have decided to extend their offer to all Southern Districts supporters. This limited offer means you can save 20% on almost everything in the store simply by mentioning Southern Districts. You have until June 18th to bag a bargain and this is available in-store only.
Pop in and see them at 57-61 Cronulla Mall. ..
Great Offer From Boutea
One of our great member supporters Boutea, have extended their member offer to the whole club. Get 20% Off your order PLUS if you spend over $50 get a BONUS Tea Chest valued at $18.00. Great value and a great product worth sharing with family and friends.
Use Discount Code rebels2017 Order Online (http://www.boutea.com/our-ran..
Junior Reps Day + Sharks Entry
With the State Championships just around the corner, Souths welcome our Junior Rep Players this Saturday. Free entry for Parents when their kids come to the game in the full club kit.
BONUS: SHARKS MEMBERS GET IN FOR $5.00..
Colts Update Pre Eastwood
As i write this there are only two more sleeps till we take on the mighty Eastwood Rugby Club, who are sitting 2nd on the Colts Club Championship table. There is starting to be a very healthy and respectful rivalry between the two clubs and this only enhances the prospect of a good day's rugby.
Eastwood are coming off the back of a strong w..
Colts Wrap Vs West Harbour
We took on the battle of driving along Parramatta Road to Concord Oval and arrived expecting to find a committed West Harbour looking forward to the games, and getting some victories to kick start their season. Concord Oval is a great place to play rugby, with good change rooms and a nice playing surface, and on a glorious autumn day the scene ..
Colts Wrap Vs Penrith
Another glorious day greeted us at Forshaw and another great day's rugby was in store for the Colts faithful. During any season there are games which are mini grand finals where a win is imperative, and this scenario was setup for Souths against a strong and well-performing Warringah club.
3rd Grade started slowly, with Warringah scoring a ..
Sylvania Rugby 50th Celebrations
One of our fabulous junior clubs is turning 50 years old in May and they have some great events you cannot miss out on. CELEBRATE AT FORSHAW VS WESTS
This Saturday (13th May) at Forshaw Rugby Park come and join in the celebrations. The Sylvania Bulldogs will be celebrating their 50th year. Parents with children who wear club colours will be..
Colts Wrap Vs Penrith
Last weekend was Round 5 of the Colts premiership, and we welcomed Penrith Colts to Forshaw. With some good weather and Forshaw rugby field in great condition, some serious running rugby was both expected, and delivered.
3rd Grade Colts started the day, but it was Penrith who were first on the board after withstanding some blowtorch pressu..
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McLeish Golf Classic 2017
This year the annual McLeish Golf Classic will take place at Cypress Lakes Resort, each team on the day will be provided with a golf cart fitted with a Visage GPS system and access to the prestigious club’s facilities throughout the afternoon competition.
Following the McLeish Golf Classic, join us at McLeish Estate Winery for great w..
Colts Update - Penrith at Home
This weekend Southern Districts Colts host Penrith Rugby Club Colts at Fort Forshaw.
After a tough run of games against four of the top performing clubs, we take on Penrith who, while being at the bottom end of the competition, bring a unique style that incorporates tough defence and razzle dazzle rugby. If the passes stick anything can hap..
Team Lists and Program
See below for the most recent team list for this weekends games. You will also find a printable Program which is worth printing out and bringing on game day.
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1st Colts Jersey Presentations
Last night our 1st grade Colts team for this Saturday’s Round 1 clash against Manly were presented with their jerseys by former club Colt, first grader, local junior & USA 7s player Matt Trouville. We thank Matt for making the time to come down and chat to the boys.
Check out Matt’s USA Eagles player profile page (https..
First Grade Team List
In lieu of the full team list across all grade being available here is First Grade.
Southern Districts (1-15)
Duncan Chubb, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Max Holland, Jake Douglas, Angus Ryan, Alex Perez, Kieran Black, Jamason Faanana-Shultz, DeWet Roos, Paul Asquith, Faleula Finau, Apo Latunipulu, Denny Godinet, Luke Smart, Jamie Verran...
We Have a Winner!!!
Congrats to Salesi Maumalanga who has won a pair of Asics Rugby Boots up to the value of $270 from our good friends at Runnulla in Cronulla (try saying that twice). Every player who paid online before March 1st was dropped in a barrel and Salesi's name was pulled out first. Well done.
SDRC Colts Trial for Sydney U18's
The club would like to wish the following Southern Districts Colts players the best of luck for this Sunday afternoon at Lane Cove when they will trial for a place in the Sydney JRU U18's squad.
Car Park Before & After
As you know we have undertaken a car park upgrade in conjunction with Sutherland Shire Council. This has been a significant project in the planning for a very long time. We are delighted with the results and look forward to seeing it with the finishing touches over the next few weeks. BEFORE
Colts Update Vs Norths Trial
On Saturday, Colts had their last trial matches, and after two solid weeks of rain, we ended up playing just 75 minutes of rugby on the back field at Forshaw. Our thanks go to our General Manager, Warren Robilliard, for making this happen; it was greatly appreciated!
Unfortunately we had to cancel 3rd Grade Colts, because of the time limit ..
2017 Starts This Super Saturday April 1!
Super Saturday awaits us all this weekend as the Shute Shield kicks off in full glory with Grade @ Forshaw against Manly Marlins on April 1st. It's Back to Souths day which is a great chance to get down to the game, grab a beverage and catch up with your mates for a yarn and a Cattle Country Angus Burger.
1st Grade - 3:00pm;
2nd Grade - 1..
6 Try Trial Vs Norths
The goal for the club this year across colts and grade is to have four or five teams contesting the grand finals. Lots of work has been done behind the scenes by many to make this goal a reality. It is now our focus to keep this playing group together. Any number of players aspiring to play first grade in colts or senior grade will need to rema..
SDRC Colt Sama Malolo
One of our colts signed with the Western Force takes a 10 for 10
Check it out here (https://www.westernforce.com.au/article/10-10-sama-malolo)..
Attention Players & Supporters
Unfortunately, the ground in Wollongong is under water and the UOW have called off Saturday's trial game against the Illawarriors/UOW/Tech.
Fear not Rebels Grade players! The club has scheduled a mandatory "quiet stroll" through the sandhills for the entire grade playing group.
Meet at the northern Wanda carpark for an 8am st..
Attention Financial 2017 Members
Hi New & Existing 2017 Members,
I have tickets to the "Dan Vickerman Cup" (Waratahs Vs Brumbies) at Allianz Stadium (Moore Park) this Saturday night.
They are in bay 39 which I think is on the 22 meter line.
As part of our commitment to sharing the love and providing more value to members, they are up for grabs for FREE only to ..
This Saturday the Southern Districts Colts are taking three sides to Singleton for the first trial of the 2017 season.
The squad's been training hard since October with three and sometimes four sessions per week and, finally, they are about to have their first game. I'm not sure who is more excited, the players or the coaches and managers! ..
McLeish Estate Wine Luncheon
Join Vigneron Jessica McLeish to celebrate the end of the vintage and the start of Southern Districts Rugby Season (/_v2/Teams/grade/first-grade).
Enjoy canapés and champagne on arrival, followed by a four course menu matched with 8 of the finest McLeish Estate Wines.
With the legendary marina as a backdrop Shipwrights ..
1st Colt James Finch
GOULBURN business supports James Finch
FORMER Goulburn High School student and Goulburn rugby player James Finch, 19, is forging a career in the Sutherland Shire playing first grade Colts U20s for Sutherland District.
Finch started playing Rugby Union with the Fizzy Reds and when he was 16 for Wollongong. Read More at The Goulburn Post (htt..
Training in January 2017
Grade Pre-season training resumes Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th January, 6.30pm @ Forshaw...
Endeavour Sports High Sevens
The Endeavour Sports High School 7's will be at Forshaw from 9:00am-2:00pm next Tuesday 15th November.
There will be four Waratah players, including Jed Holloway to referee the finals.
Age brackets include 13s,15s, and 17s.
Local Schools competing include:
De La Salle Cronulla
Short Term Accomodation Needed
Southern Districts Rugby Club have a new player from Queensland who is also part of the Waratahs emerging player group. We are looking to find some short term accomodation help for him.
If anyone has a spare room anywhere in the Shire then please get in touch with the club directly on 02 9522 5533...
SDRC in the NRC, Waratahs and Wallabies
SDRC players have been very busy since the conclusion of the Premiership Shute Shield competition with continual involvement in the NRC competition.
The Rams were well represented with the following:
Matt Gibbon – a very young prop who held his own in every game
Brandon Paenga-Amosa – Hooker with a hearty taste of the go..
Life Member Neil Swane Honoured
From Life Member Neil Swane
The main purpose of my most recent trip was to officiate at the World Life Saving Championships in The Netherlands with officials from all over the world.
With two days remaining of the underlying championships, all officials were encouraged to go to the presentation platform for a quick expression of thanks ..
Vale Grant Parnell
It is with great sadness that we report the sudden death of a past player, Grant Parnell aged 44. He was a player at the club in the late nineties and managed to play several first grade games before suffering a serious injury. He had a stellar career managing many Accor hotels all over Australia. He is survived by his wife Peta and 3 young son..
Applications Open for 2017
Southern Districts RFC are calling for nominations for Grade Coaches and Managers for the 2017 season. Applications Close on Friday 16 September. Applicants should provide details of qualifications and experience and forward to: email@example.com..
Vale Cyril Nethery
Sad news with the passing in late July of Cyril Nethery. Cyril was a former first grade player with St George Rugby, member of North Cronulla Surf Club, the first ever patron of the Burraneer Junior Rugby Club and played Rugby League for the St George. If it were not for a poorly timed broken leg he would have also played for the Wallabies.
Vale Col Murray
Unfortunately, we must pass on the sad news of the passing of Col Murray.
Col was a fine Saints club man in the 60’s and 70’s and had a long standing association with NSW and Australian school rugby.
His achievements, efforts and life have been illustrated further by Peter Fitzsimmons in the SMH as well as on the Australian ..
Presentation Night 2016
TICKET SALES CLOSE TODAY (MON 15th Aug)
Date: Friday 19th August 2016
Location: Forshaw Rugby Park
Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm Start
Payment Options: NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. YOU MUST BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE.
Get in quick as numbers are limited.
1. Direct Deposit..
Round 16 vs Randwick Round Up
Randwick is always a fixture we look forward to. Not only was the Sir Roden Cutler Shield up for grabs, but so to was the opportunity of taking sole lead at the top of the Shute Shield table.
Souths started the game with great intent. Constant pressure led to a Randwick yellow for an intentional foul after 7 minutes. DeWet Roos scored almos..
Vale Tony (Charlie) Graham
It is with much sadness we announce that Tony (Charlie) Graham, former Port Hacking 3rd and 4th grade Premiership winning & goal kicking 2nd rower, passed away last evening in St. George Private Hospital after a battle with cancer. The SDRC community send their condolences to the family at this difficult time.
A Funeral Service for Tony..
1st Grade Match Report Vs Eastwood
1st Grade – Souths 36 (Tries:Ben Connolly, DeWet Roos, Angus Ryan, Luke Smart, Mitch Walton. Conv: Rohan Saifoloi 4. Pen:Rohan Saifoloi.)def Eastwood 10
2nd Grade – Souths 32 – 31 Eastwood
3rd Grade – Souths 8 – 24 Eastwood
4th Grade – Souths 13 - 15
I am going to start today&..
Vs Wests Now Under Lights!
Southern Districts v West Harbour
Next Tuesday night 14 June.
Game Sponsor – Coateshire
Main field – 2’s at 6.30pm and 1’s at 8.00pm
Back field – 4’s at 6.30pm and 3’s at 7.45pm
A Souths win keeps them at or near the top of the competition table. Canteen and Bar will be open...
1st Grade Match Report vs. Washout
Needless to say, after the massive East Coast storms on the weekend, all matches against West Harbour were postponed. We are now playing under lights on Tuesday night from 6:30pm with bar and canteen open.
Which brings us to this week. Grade face Eastwood at Forshaw. Eastwood are coming off a tough win against Uni at Milner in one of t..
Vale Kylie Bray
We would like to let you all know that a memorial service will be held for Kylie Bray at midday on Wednesday 25th May at Hansen & Cole Funerals 634 Northcliffe Dr, Kembla Grange NSW 2526. The entire Southern Districts organisation, supporters, players and coaches send their condolences to the entire family at this incredibly difficult time...
Round 10 Grade Vs Penrith Round Up
An abbreviated report this week.
Grade headed to the mountains for our round against Penrith. Some very solid performances throughout the grades and I am certain the bus trip home would have given many the opportunity to embellish some of those performances.
1st Grade – Souths 87 (Teki 5, Connolly, Vasoyaco, Roos, Smart, Perez, Na..
Geoff Coleman Tribute
Eulogy to Geoffrey Harry Coleman Hon Life Member SDRC.
From Nev. Shooter (former PHDRC & SDRC President).
Geoffrey Harry Coleman’s passing is an extremely sad day, especially for Di, Catriona, Alison and Scott plus his extended family and also for everyone associated with sport in the Sutherland Shire, for they have lost a gre..
Chubb & Roos for the Baa Baa's
Congrats to Dewet Roos and Duncan Chub for their selection in the Australia Barbarians team to take on the Australia Under 20s.
The game is on Tuesday 24th May at Chatswood Oval 7:00pm.
We wish them all the best. If you are free, come along and support them.
Round 9 Grade Vs Uni Roundup
Apologies for the late report this week. I am still crying in my beer.
Ladies Day at Forshaw has become quite the event. The rivalry with Sydney Uni is something we look forward to with great enthusiasm and to have such a great crowd in attendance on what turned out to be a magnificent autumn afternoon makes it that much more special.
Vale Geoff Coleman
Honorary Life Member, past first grade player and great clubman Geoff Coleman has passed away. The board of directors, coaching staff and club management express their sympathies to the family.
There will be a Funeral Service to celebrate Geoff's life at Cronulla Presbyterian Church on Thursday May 19th at 10:00am. There will also be a wake..
Round 8 Grade Vs Gordon Roundup
Let’s start with the milestones.
Duncan Chubb – 150 Grade games
Damien Byrne – 100 Grade games
Jared Alesi – 50 Grade games
Grade got back to Forshaw after a couple of tough games on the road. After sweeping the grades against Parramatta the week before, we were looking to consolidate our improved form w..
Round 8 Colts Vs Gordon Roundup
The day was almost a perfect day to play rugby. The weather was the right temperature and there was little wind which added to a great days rugby. The players from both sides should be congratulated for the way they played and represented the jumper they were wearing. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the conduct of a couple of the Go..
Round 7 Grade Vs Parramatta Roundup
A very good weekend for the club winning six of seven fixtures against a clearly resurgent Parramatta club.
First grade definitely had our work cut out for us. Parramatta showed up in every facet of the game and we were made to work extremely hard to squeeze out a one-point victory.
A very strong start by Souths saw us attacking from ..
Round 7 Colts Vs Parramatta Roundup
The weekend's games v Parramatta were going to a be 3 games of good rugby and sheer frustration and the day did not disappoint. We were hoping for some rain and looks like the people who were doing the rain dances were dancing to Barry Manilow music because nothing happened.
3rds started out on fire and jumped to a 19 nil lead and who would..
Round 6 Colts Vs Eastwood Roundup
The weekend's games against Eastwood were like a grand final for all 3 teams and training during the week had that intensity and this challenge was driven by the coaches and accepted by the players who trained very strongly by the entire playing group. The players attitude has been very good and the results on Saturday were a reflection of ther..
Round 6 Grade Vs Eastwood Roundup
Eastwood games are always a highlight of our season. After playing a solid game against Norths at Forshaw in Round 5, this game was seen as a way of cementing our position in the top 2. After a solid week at training, the boys were really up for this game. Unfortunately, the weather turned out to be a shocker and we made too many unforced error..
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Round 5 Grade vs Norths Round Up
After a disappointing loss to a well drilled Eastern Suburbs in round 4, this game was important to see how we would rebound. Much work was done during the week on restarts, kick chase, exit plays and phase defence – all areas where we felt we lacked impact against Easts. Having played Norths in the pre-season, we knew they would be a str..
Round 5 Colts vs Norths Round Up
The weekend trip to North Sydney proved to be a bridge too far regarding results and we left with 3 tough loses and bragging rights to Norths.
Normally I would do a summary on each game but I think it would be better to summarize my thoughts as a Colts Group.
Walking away on Saturday I was disappointed with no wins but what I am seein..