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TOUR DIARY UPDATE TO END OF TOUR

Wednesday November 21 2018 All flights on time followed by lunch at Riverview. PM training session with set piece focus and exit strategy emphasised – very humid conditions. Rory Murphy ran a demanding scrum session which was beneficial to the players involved. Rory is the Australian 20s scrum coach as well as a former Brumbies […]

70 POINTS IN 70 MINUTES–RAMPAGING AUSSIES PLAY RUNNING RUGBY ON INDOOR SURFACE

The Australian Schools and Under 18 Team defeated a Scottish Schools Selection 70-0 in a riot of running rugby. Again the very strong defence of the team was an important factor in this good win. The Aussies forwards set up a good platform over and over again with penetrating drives, getting the opposition on the […]

AUSSIES CONVINCING IN 17-5 GRITTY WIN OVER IRELAND IN WET CONDITIONS

The Australian Schools and Under 18 Team ran out clear winners on a wet, but firm artificial surface in Dublin–scoring three tries to one. The first try came from strong attacking work on the Irish line early in the game–with our forwards showing their strength in the rucks and scrums. The wet conditions contributed to […]

LATEST DATES FOR 2019

PROPOSED–ASRU DATES FOR 2019 Committee Meeting / AGM— March–Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th Foundation Luncheon—Friday 12th April –Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney Division 1 Championships—Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th July –Riverview College, Sydney Australian Schools NZ Tour—between 28th September and 7th October Samoan Tour—Saturday 21st September—NSW South Coast Schools–Nowra –Wednesday 25th September –ACT Schools—Canberra –Saturday 28th […]

STRONG RECORD FOR AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS TEAMS OVER OTHER COUNTRIES

Australian Schoolboys Rugby Team Test Results Over the Years A Strong Record Number of wins / losses for Australian Schools Teams in Test games in the UK and Ireland since the first tour in 1973 1973-4 to 2013— Won 31 Lost 8 Similar results for these for the last 15 years in the UK and […]

BEST PLAYER AWARDS IN TEST–BRONZE BOOT TROPHIES

For many years the best player in each of the Australian and New Zealand Teams in the annual Schools Rugby Test between them is given the Bronze Boot Award. This is a very prestigious award. The list of past winners–which is elsewhere on this web site–shows many All Blacks and Wallabies have received this award. […]

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS HAVE 3 PURPOSES

  NATIONAL SCHOOLS RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIPS IN JULY These have three purposes— –the Interstate competition –the selection of the Australian Schoolboys Teams –and, very, importantly, the community rugby experience at this higher level of the 253 best schools rugby players participating in 2018 The Championships bring these players together over seven days to experience— — what […]

SAFETY–AGE / WEIGHT–FULL DETAILS–LATEST FROM RUGBY AUSTRALIA

  Safety Policy and Participation Policy Focus on safe, inclusive and fair participation Rugby Australia Safety Policy Rugby Australia Participation Policy Safety Policy: The safety of all participants must be the primary consideration in all participation decisions, overriding all other considerations. Participation Policy: Rugby should be safe, inclusive and fair. Every effort must be made for Rugby participants […]

SUPPORT SCHOOLS RUGBY–BECOME AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS RUGBY UNION Associate Membership 2019 This is to invite you to take up Associate Membership of the Australian Schools Rugby Union for this year. The major need this year is the$70,000 we have to raise to run the Australian Schools National Championships happen now that RA has withdrawn funding This is one of […]