Category Archives: Club Rugby

Pirates treasure the memories after Concord’s last flight (…for now)

It was the end of an era on Saturday for West Harbour, and indeed Australian rugby, as one of the most iconic grounds in the country, Concord Oval, hosted its last ever match before being redeveloped, when the Pirates took on Sydney University. So before the bulldozers move in to scoop away so many magical memories, here’s a little look back at the life of a footy ground, and the club with which it’s history is intertwined, with a bit of help from those who called it home…

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‘Feltsch’ flies again as off-colour Rats down gutsy Two Blues

Warringah’s blushes were spared by a couple of veterans last weekend, as a brace from Josh Holmes and a runaway try to 200-gamer Dave Feltscheer, helped the team at the top of the table, eventually see off an impressively gutsy and spirited performance from the team at the bottom, Western Sydney Two Blues, 34-17 at Pittwater Rugby Park. Here’s how it all played out…

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Determined Gordon down Norths in dramatic derby victory

With 76pts, 11 tries and five yellow cards, the second North Shore derby of the season certainly didn’t disappoint, unless you are of a red and black persuasion. It ended with a first victory for Gordon over Northern Suburbs at North Sydney Oval since 2011, 42-34, and a significant shot in the arm to the Highlander’s chances of a first finals appearance since 2009. But having led 21-3, 28-8, 35-15, and 42-22 at different stages of the match, losing three players to the sin bin in quick succession in the closing stages almost cost them a memorable victory. Here’s how it all played out…

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Jai Times Pt 1: From Steeden to Gilbert via Lebanon, Concord & Croatia

Heard the one about the Lebanese/Croatian Australian leaguie that represented one country kicking a Gilbert, and another with a Steeden, won two Sydney club Premierships with a Man of the Match performance in one grand final, and a last-minute field goal to win the other, and hung up the boots last year to try his hand at coaching –  with one of the teams he took down in a title decider?

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