• 2019 Jack Scott Cup Grand Final: Meet the Teams – Sydney University

    Reigning champions Sydney University take on newcomers Randwick Magic in the Jack Scott Cup Final at Pittwater Rugby Park tomorrow, for the chance to claim back-to-back Premiership titles. They take us through their matchday 23…

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  • 2019 Jack Scott Cup Grand Final: Meet the Teams – Randwick Magic

    Randwick Magic will line-up in the Jack Scott Cup Final tomorrow for a chance to lift the trophy in their inaugural season in the competition. They take us through their matchday 25 in alphabetical order for the showdown against Sydney University…

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  • NRC Season 6 Kick-Off: Squads, Draw, Coaches & Captain’s Previews

    The sixth season of the National Rugby Championship (NRC) kicks-off today, with eight teams battling it out again for supremacy in the country’s newest domestic competition. Fijian Drua are the holders, having lifted the title in some style last year. But a look across the squads suggests that there are plenty of pretenders to their throne this time around, with a heavy Super Rugby presence balanced nicely with the cream of the crop from clubland.

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  • 2019 Shute Shield Grand Final: Sydney University

    Sydney University’s coaching team of Robert Taylor (backs) and assistant Joe Horn-Smith (forwards) take us through their 23 man squad for Saturday’s Intrust Super Shute Shield grand final showdown…

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  • 2019 Shute Shield Grand Final: Warringah

    Warringah head coach Mark Gerrard takes us through his 23 man squad for this afternoon’s Intrust Super Shute Shield grand final showdown against Sydney University…

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  • Grand Final Key Match-Up – Rohan O’Regan v Sam Ward

    There are plenty of players you would’t fancying run at in this afternoon’s Intrust Super Shute Shield grand final. But two of the toughest on the field, are also two of the nicest blokes you could hope to meet off it, in Sydney University Football Club’s Rohan O’Regan, and Warringah Rats Official Supporters Page’s Sam Ward. Behind the Ruck caught up with club rugby’s Jekyll and Hyde persona’s this week to reflect on the season so far, see how they rate each other, and their team’s chances of glory.

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  • 2019 Colin Caird Shield Grand Final: Eastern Suburbs

    Eastern Suburbs 2nd grade head coach Ed Brenac takes us through his 23 man squad for today’s Colin Caird Shield grand final showdown against Sydney University…

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  • 2019 Colin Caird Shield Grand Final: Sydney University

    Sydney University’s flying winger Henry Clunies-Ross takes us through his side’s matchday squad for today’s Colin Caird Shield grand final showdown against Eastern Suburbs…

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  • Grand Final Key Match-Up – Harry Jones v Harry Potter

    When you want to talk about pace, skill, and finishing ability in the Intrust Super Shute Shield, the conversation has to come around to the two Harry’s pretty quickly. Behind the Ruck spoke to Harry Jones and Harry Potter ahead of their grand final clash tomorrow.

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  • Grand Final Key Match-Up – Jake Gordon v Josh Holmes

    One look at the opposing number nine’s for tomorrow’s Intrust Super Shute Shield grand final, tells you not to look away anytime they are within sight of the line. Two of the most potent halfbacks in the game, Jake Gordon and Josh Holmes both have the pace, vision and finishing prowess to strike from anywhere, but in particular off the back of a scrum. Behind the Ruck caught up with them both to gauge their views on the battle ahead.

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All White on the night as Wallabies dismantle All Blacks in Perth

Hands up who saw this one coming? C’mon be honest… After a year where Australian rugby’s headlines have revolved around another lacklustre effort in Super Rugby, the ongoing Israel Folau saga, and the diminishing lack of funds available in the sport, the Wallabies put a smile back on everyone’s faces on Saturday night with a resounding, and record-breaking, 47-26 victory over the All Blacks in front of over 60,000 in Perth.

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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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‘Big Sam’ Mk II hoping Rats maintain winning momentum

It was the look of shock on their faces that told the story. Billed as a grand final rematch and a chance for Warringah to exact revenge for the heavy loss in last season’s title decider, the round three clash between the Rats and Sydney University at Uni Oval No.2 in April, had just finished an incredible 50-0 in favour of the reigning Premiers. 10 weeks later however, and the Rats sit five points clear at the top of the ladder, having won nine in a row and downed the Students in the return fixture at Rat Park last weekend. Now that’s a turnaround worth exploring further…

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