Illawarriors Valiant in Defeat

IMG 7719The Illawarriors contested the NSW Country Rugby Caldwell Cup final yesterday afternoon in Tamworth against Arch rivals Newcastle Hunter.

The side started strongly against the reigning Champions scoring first through a Don Nepia penalty. Following another penalty from Don Nepia Ilawarra led 6-0.


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Illawarrior Colts Go Down in Close Final

colts wingerThe Illawarrior Colts were narrowly defeated 14 points to 6 by Central Coast in yesterdays NRMA Colts Shield Final at Tamworth.

The team were keen to do well after an impressive game on the Saturday but realised they were up against some tougher opposition in Central Coast who they only narrowly defeated in last years shield final.

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Illawarriors Through to Caldwell Cup Final

In a very positive day for Illawarra Rugby, the Illawarriors Seniors were very convincing in their Caldwell cup Semi Final with a massive 53-14 victory over Central Coast in Tamworth today.

The Illawarrioirs were dominant in an 8 tries to 2 display. Among the Illawarra try scorers were Jade Gardiner, Tala Mapesone, Ash Mason and Roger Cairns. Don Napier kicked well and converted 6 of the tries and a penalty.  Illawarras dominant players were James Smith, Hori Leef, Ben Greentree, Jade Gardiner, Aaron Loxlry and wingers Tala Mapesone and Eli Sinoti

The Colts also won their game against New England 31-0. The Seniors play Newcastle in the Caldwell Cup final tomorrow, with the Colts playing Central Coast in the Shield Final.

Follow the progress of the Illawarriors and Illawarrior Colts here on the IDRU website and also on facebook,

Illawarriors Arrive in Tamworth

illawarriors logoThe Illawarriors and Illawarrior Colts have this evening arrived in Tamworth to Contest the NSW Country Rugby Championships over the coming weekend.

The squads arrived around 5pm after a long bus ride that started in the Shoalhaven around 7am this morning.

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NSW Country LogoTamworth will become the centre of attention for the NSW Country Rugby Union fraternity this weekend when the city hosts the NRMA NSW Country Rugby Union Championships. Ken Chillingworth Oval and Scully Park No 1 will be the venues on 23 & 24 March when the cream of NSW Country Rugby Union Senior and Colts Zone teams come together to do battle for the Country Championship silverware.


Illawarrior U20 Colts Squad Announced for NSW Country Championships

colts wingerThe Illawarrior U20 Colts Squad to contest the 2013 NSW Country Championships was announced today with 22 players selected to travel to Tamworth next weekend.

The Colts are in the second tier competition of the championships and will square off against New England next Saturday 23 March.

Success in that match will see them contest the Colts Plate Final the following day in an attempt to win their section of the tournament and return Illawarra to the top tier of colts competition in 2014.

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