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By Community Rugby
The NSW PSSA Rugby Squad has successfully defended their title at the School Sport Australia Interstate Rugby Union exchange at concord Oval in Sydney. In its 10th year they won the Phil Waugh & Trevor Allan Shields with sensational performances on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th October.
The future of Waratah & Wallaby rugby is very promising if these players continue to progress through junior rugby pathways. Their coaches and parents, as well as the spectators, who watched them in action, have little doubt a number of the squad have the potential to go all the way.
After two training warm up matches against Kings U13s and Hunters hill U13s, followed by a great session at Concord Oval, on the Monday before the tournament, the squad was in devastating form to outclass the brave ACT, SA and Victoria’s 12 Years Squads.
The first match of the tournament saw NSW flex their muscle against ACT, running out 39-0 winners. With teammates adjusting to the tempo and surroundings a few pushed passes and lack of ball security were areas to improve on for the later matches. As combinations started to click, the team then started to hit their straps in game 2 against SA. They ran in some fantastic tries winning 59-0.
The IRB has announced its match officials list for the second stage of the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships overnight, with two Australians appointed to referee two of the games in New Zealand on Sunday.
We’re excited to announce that Australian Rugby will be moving to a new online system for national competition management and participant registration for the 2014 Rugby Sevens season and the 2015 club Rugby season.
We’re set for an exciting year with plenty to look forward to in 2014, including our Qantas Men’s Sevens team competing in the Commonwealth Games (July), the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France (August) and the launch of a new domestic competition – the National Rugby Championship (August).