Premiers go down to Camden

2013 34 April 13 Camden V AvondaleAfter a pleasant sun-filled drive along Picton Road and through the beautifull setting of Douglas Park, I arrived at Camden Rugby Park looking forward to an enjoyable afternoon at the rugby.  Camden were up against last years Premiers Avondale in round 1 of the 2013 IDRU Builders Club Premiership and expectations were high. What I got however was a fumble fest.

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Debutants Star in Shamrocks Win

Shamrocks snuck home against a very determined Shoalhaven at Shoalhaven Rugby Park today; 36-29. It was a very torrid affair at times with both sides never giving an inch. The difference was the strike power of the Shamrocks and some great displays from our new recruits – Sam Latu, Frank Roberts and Lucas Webb. It was a 5 try apiece affair with the difference being the accurate and reliable boot of Shamrock No 10, Alyd Owen.

debutantsThe day started off with a loss for the Rocks Colts in a high scoring game, 38-33. Seconds didn’t fare much better, being soundly beaten 29-10. Both games were entertaining but the difference in intensity and skill was evident when the ‘BIG’ Boys ran out onto the field for the First Grade fixture.

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Shamrocks win inaugural Shamrocks Tens

tensThe best Colts in the IDRU were on display at Ocean Park in the Shamrocks Tens played on Sat 6th April. It was a 10 a side with 10 mins each way. Shamrocks Green were victorious being undefeated all day but they did have some close ones with them scraping home by a point in their last game against a very good Engadine side.

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Illawarriors Dominate Selections in NSW Country Cockatoos Squad

NSW Country LogoThe Illawarriors have dominated selections in the 2013 NSW Graincorp Country Cockatoos Squad which has been released today Wednesday 27 March 2013.

Ten Illawarriors players have received selection in the 29 man extended squad which will go into a training camp in two weekends time before playing matches against Queensland Country, NSW Sydney Suburban and ACT across May 2013.

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Gavin Holder Awarded Player of the NSW Country Championships

illawarraVcentralwest 0009Illawarriors Captain and flanker Gavin Holder has received a wonderful honour in being named player of the NSW Country Championships which were held at Tamworh in Central North NSW last weekend.

Holder was a clear standout for the title of the best player after putting in back to back man of the match performances for Illawarra in their two matches across the weekend against Central Coast and Newcastle Hunter.

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Solid hitout for Bowral Blacks

bowrallogoBowral v Wollondilly Pre-season trial 23-3-2013

The Bowral Blacks played their second pre-season trial on Saturday, going up against Wollondilly at Eridge Park. Following a lacklustre performance against Goulburn a fortnight ago, the Blacks had many more players available for the home trial. In fact, with eight reserves available it showed that the Bowral Blacks are building nicely with a few weeks to go before the start of the season.

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