Local Newspaper Stories

Links to local newspaper articles featuring news for CNRU.

Australian Stockman Rugby tour an experience to savour for Angus Windred

Tue 05th Dec 2017

A rollercoaster ride would be the best way to describe 2017 for Tamworth twins Angus and Lachlan Windred.   read more ......... more details

NSW Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan visits St Joseph's | Photos

Sun 03rd Dec 2017

Students at Nyngan’s St Joseph’s Catholic School were put through their paces last week when they received a visit from professional rugby union player Paddy Ryan. read more ......... more details

Scone's first Women's Sevens Rugby Tournament given green light for 2018

Tue 21st Nov 2017

WOMEN’S rugby has taken centre stage in Scone this weekend with a successful Women’s Sevens Tournament coming to a conclusion on Sunday. read more ......... more details

Rugby Union: Central North and New England considering a combined competition for 2018

Wed 15th Nov 2017

The structure of the proposed new ‘integrated’ competition between Central North and New England looms as a decisive factor in the concept going ahead. read more ......... more details

Rugby Union: Miah O'Sullivan and Phoebe McLoughlin selected in NSW Youth squad

Mon 06th Nov 2017

They’ve worn the gold of Country and now McCarthy Catholic College’s Miah O’Sullivan and Phoebe McLoughlin are on the cusp of representing their state - and all this after only a year playing rugby. read more ......... more details

Rugby sevens: The Armidale School's under-16 Blue wins thrilling final against Scots PGC

Fri 03rd Nov 2017

OUTSIZED but not outplayed, a 16s team from The Armidale School took out the title at the Scots PGC rugby sevens carnival in Warwick – just 18 months after being introduced to the sport.  read more ......... more details

Rugby Union: Partnership with Westview proves successful for Pirates

Fri 03rd Nov 2017

It’s acknowledged as the game they play in heaven and for Pirates, rugby and netball has proven a match made in heaven.  The Tamworth-based club, who this season claimed back to back Central North premierships, linked up with Westview to form the Westview Pirates... more details

Scone Brumbies gearing up for first ever Women's Sevens Tournament

Fri 03rd Nov 2017

AFTER the women's 2016 Olympic gold and World Sevens championship catapulted the sport into the spotlight, a new rugby tournament in Scone is hoping to draw even more attention. read more ......... more details

Nation Rugby Championship: NSW Country Eagles blow commanding lead against Brisbane City

Mon 30th Oct 2017

Leading 35-19 with 20 minutes to go in Saturday’s National Rugby Championship blockbuster, NSW Country looked home and hosed. But a late Brisbane City blitz forced the Eagles into a thrilling 38-all draw at Orange’s Endeavour Oval. read more ......... more details

Rugby Union: Tamworth Rugby club seeking nominations for the Tamworth Summer 7's

Fri 27th Oct 2017

Tamworth Rugby Club is calling for nominations for the second installment of it’s popular Tamworth Summer 7’s competition. Set to kick-off on November 24, the competition will run over three Thursday nights concluding with a grand final on Friday December 22 coinciding with the club Chr... more details

Rugby Union: Country Eagles out for revenge against Perth Spirit in Tamworth on Saturday.

Wed 11th Oct 2017

Kyle Godwin will be hoping to quash the spirit of his former side when the NSW Country Eagles return to Tamworth. read more ......... more details

Rugby Union: Sevens heavens for Central North juniors

Wed 11th Oct 2017

Central North U13’s girls coach Kath Little is hoping the weekend’s State Sevens U13 and U15’s Championships are only the beginning of their sevens journey. read more ......... more details

Alex Newsome scores after the siren in Armidale to land the win

Tue 26th Sep 2017

It couldn’t have been a better homecoming for Alex Newsome when the Country Eagles took the field in Armidale on Saturday against the Canberra Vikings. read more ......... more details

Rugby Union: Bo Abra primed to play for Australian Schoolboys

Tue 26th Sep 2017

It’s been a big few years for Bo Abra.  Born and raised in Tamworth on the family property, Abra made the move to Bathurst at 15 to board at St Stanislaus College boarding house, with the dream of honing his rugby skills at the famous football school.  read more ......... more details

Adams the iceman as the Eagles steal a thriller in Armidale!

Sun 24th Sep 2017

The NSW Country Eagles have put aside a lopsided penalty count and an error-riddled performance to record a memorable 25-24 victory over the Canberra Vikings in Armidale this afternoon.  read more ......... more details

Pathway forms from a fallen friend

Tue 19th Sep 2017

The bond between the North West and Sydney rugby hit new levels on the weekend at the first ever Jack Cutcliffe Memorial tournament. watch video ......... more details

Zone awards top off successful season for Moree Bulls

Thu 14th Sep 2017

If winning two premierships wasn’t enough, Moree Bulls managed to top off a successful 2017 season with two prestigious zone awards. read more ......... more details

Talented rugby trio

Thu 14th Sep 2017

Tom Watts, Williams Brooks and Joseph Bartlett travelled to Salamander Bay recently to play in the North West Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) rugby union team. read more ......... more details

Rugby Union: Conrad Starr wins Pirates best and fairest

Tue 12th Sep 2017

Six days after leading them to back to back premierships Conrad Starr was recognised as Pirates’ best and fairest. Pirates skipper Conrad Starr had a busy night at the club's presentation. The number eight had another stellar year, and was duly acknowledged for it when the club... more details

One point the difference in Rams-Pirates grand final

Tue 12th Sep 2017

So near, but yet so far. Bad luck to the Walcha Rams who were defeated by reigning premiers Pirates 40-39 in a cliffhanger at Chillingworth Oval in Tamworth last Saturday. Walcha hit the front 34-33 with just over 15 minutes to go before the Pirates responded with a converted try and then the R... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates U19's cap off undefeated season with grand final win

Wed 06th Sep 2017

Pirates U19’s produced a powerful display to complete an undefeated season at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday. The Matt Grinter and Jack Walsh-coached side outgunned Moree 36-19 to secure the silverware. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Moree claim U17's premiershhip

Wed 06th Sep 2017

They were the best team all year and Moree got their reward at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday.  read more ......... more details

Nick Tooth Memorial Rugby Tens to trial blue card

Tue 05th Sep 2017

Next month’s Nick Tooth Memorial Rugby Tens will trial the blue card system as the Australian Rugby Union prepares to introduce the concussion card across junior and senior competitions nationally next year. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Andrew Moodie named player of the grand final

Tue 05th Sep 2017

Andrew Moodie produced a vintage performance to help steer Pirates to a second successive Central North premiership at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Moree secure back to back second grade premierships

Tue 05th Sep 2017

Moree survived a late scare to defend their Central North second grade title in Tamworth on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: One point win completes a perfect season for Pirates

Mon 04th Sep 2017

It was a grand finish to another grand season. Pirates confirmed their status as the premier side in the zone with a heart-stopping 40-39 win over Walcha at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday to complete a perfect season. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates crowned champions again

Sun 03rd Sep 2017

Pirates completed an undefeated season for only the second time in the club’s history and claimed back to back to back premierships at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday with a dramatic one-point win over Walcha. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates deny Walcha their premiership fairytale

Sun 03rd Sep 2017

At 26-6 down late in the first half Walcha’s premiership dream looked to be slipping away but the Rams mustered a stunning fightback to almost wrest the silverware from Pirates’ hands. read more ......... more details

Eagles have their wings clipped by a clinical Rams side at TG Milner

Sun 03rd Sep 2017

It was the Eagles who registered first points when Tayler Adam knocked over a penalty from in front after 3 minutes. 5 minutes later and it was deja vu for the Eagles, as Jed Holloway lay all over it in front of the sticks. After 8 minutes, the Eagles led 6-0 and were absolutely dominating the battl... more details

Central North Rugby Union: Nick McCrohan is out to continue an impressive premiership run

Thu 31st Aug 2017

Pirates will have their own good luck charm in Nick McCrohan as they search for a perfect season when they take on Walcha in the CNRU grand final. The 20-year-old has been at the Pirates since he was 15 and has won a premiership each year. First in the 17s competition then the 19s and fin... more details

Moree Bulls and Narrabri Blue Boars to meet in Central North second grade grand final

Thu 31st Aug 2017

The Moree Bulls will face off against arch-rivals the Narrabri Blue Boars in the Central North second grade grand final in Tamworth on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Cordingley at the top of his game

Thu 31st Aug 2017

He doesn’t always earn the plaudits that his backline cohorts do, but Ed Cordingley has been just as integral in Walcha reaching their first Central North grand final since 2012. read more ......... more details

End of season nears for Junior Rugby Union

Thu 31st Aug 2017

On Sunday, the Moree Junior Rugby Union club travelled to Scone for their gala day. The Under 8s entered one teams and played three games all together. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Walcha's 1997 premiership winning side to reunite for grand final.

Wed 30th Aug 2017

The side Walcha’s 2017 incarnation will be hoping to emulate will reminisce their premiership success this weekend. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Narrabri hold on to beat Inverell in second grade preliminary final

Tue 29th Aug 2017

Narrabri booked a rematch with arch rivals and defending champions Moree for the second grade silverware with a 35-25 preliminary final win over Inverell at Walcha on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Rugby Union: UNE Lions roar to fifth place in Uni 7s opening round

Mon 28th Aug 2017

The UNE Lions were “ecstatic” with their fifth placing in the opening round of the inaugural Aon Uni 7s Series. The Lions returned from Tasmania with 12 points, a few bruises and plenty of belief after beating the University of Canberra, who they had lost to in their final game on ... more details

Central North Rugby: Walcha beat Gunnedah in preliminary final

Sun 27th Aug 2017

Walcha overcame a game Gunnedah at Walcha on Saturday to reach their first grand final since 2012. The Rams set up a replay of that decider with a hard-fought 36-20 win. “That was our aim,” co-coach Barry Hoy said. “We’ve got nothing to lose now.” read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Gunnedah eyeing grand final spot against Pirates

Fri 25th Aug 2017

The question for Gunnedah heading into Saturday’s preliminary final against Walcha is, Can they rectify the mistakes that led to losses against the Rams this season? read more ......... more details

Rugby Union: Local involvement in Shute Shield grand finals

Fri 25th Aug 2017

Sydney rugby’s biggest weekend will see several northern rugby products vying for the silverware. read more ......... more details

Rugby Union: UNE Lions set to commence women's Uni 7s tournament

Fri 25th Aug 2017

This time last year Tamworth’s Kim Resch and Abby Schmiedel had never played, or even really watched, a game of rugby. On Friday they will find themselves thrust into the national spotlight, and playing alongside and against Olympic gold medallists, when they run out for the UNE Lions in the ... more details

Central North Rugby: Inverell down Pirates in second grade minor semi-final

Tue 22nd Aug 2017

It’s been a tough journey at times but Inverell find themselves just a win away from the second grade grand final. The Highlanders will tackle Narrabri at Walcha next Saturday, after upsetting Pirates 37-12 in the minor semi-final at Gunnedah on Sunday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Moree trample Narrabri to earn first spot in second grade grand final

Tue 22nd Aug 2017

Moree stampeded their way into the Central North second grade grand final at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday. Taking on arch rivals Narrabri in the qualifying semi-final, the Bulls produced a dominant display to dispatch the Blue Boars 40-16. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Gunnedah move step closer to grand final with dominant display

Mon 21st Aug 2017

Gunnedah produced one of their best 40 minutes of football for several seasons at Gunnedah on Sunday to bedevil Narrabri and set up a preliminary final match-up with Walcha next Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates stave off gallant challenge from Walcha to win qualifying final

Sun 20th Aug 2017

Pirates coach Mat Kelly was again proclaiming his side’s character after they defeated a plucky Walcha 24-18 in Saturday’s qualifying final to land a second successive home grand final. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Gunnedah to host Narrabri in minor semi-final.

Sat 19th Aug 2017

Discipline will be a major focus for Gunnedah and Narrabri in their semi-final match-up at Gunnedah Rugby Park on Sunday. Both sides had discipline issues in their respective elimination finals and played a portion of the game without a full complement. read more .......... more details

Central North Rugby: Former St Alberts back a welcome addition to Narrabri backline

Fri 18th Aug 2017

While his former team were securing back-to-back New England titles, Jacob Booby was helping his current side keep their Central North premiership hopes alive. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates and Walcha to clash for grand final hosting rights

Fri 18th Aug 2017

That’s the attitude Pirates are taking into their highly-anticipated major semi-final clash with Walcha at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday. The prequel was a cracker with Pirates turning around a 10-point deficit midway through the second half to snatch a four point win... more details

Peter Hewat joins ACT Brumbies coaching panel for 2018 Super Rugby season

Thu 17th Aug 2017

Growing up in country NSW, Peter Hewat never thought he'd forge a career in rugby union. The inland town of Inverell is a cricket and rugby league stronghold, but after leaving for boarding school at Brisbane's famous rugby nursery Nudgee College, Hewat fell in love with the game and never looked b... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates seconds avenge last round defeat with elimination final win over Gunnedah

Tue 15th Aug 2017

Pirates seconds produced their best performance of the season to turn the tables on Gunnedah and keep their title hopes alive at Scone on Sunday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Blue Boars snatch victory from Moree Bulls

Tue 15th Aug 2017

No better feeling. That was how Narrabri coach Dylan Duncan described beating Moree in Saturday’s first elimination final. “There’s no better feeling than beating Moree at Moree,” Duncan said. read more ......... more details

Moree Junior Rugby Union Club once again hosted another successful carnival

Tue 15th Aug 2017

Close to 500 children from all over the region converged on Ron Harborne Oval in Moree on Sunday for Moree Junior Rugby Union Club’s annual carnival. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Gunnedah beat Scone in second elimination final

Mon 14th Aug 2017

Nacaniele Tavaga again proved a thorn in Scone’s side, inspiring Gunnedah to a 20-7 win in Sunday’s second elimination final. Following his two-try effort last time the two sides met, the winger bagged three to propel the Red Devils into a home semi-final against Narrabri next Sund... more details

Albies clinch premiership

Mon 14th Aug 2017

They’ve been the team to beat all year and now St Albert’s College have sealed it, snatching a win against Robb College.  It was described by some as the best New England Rugby Union grand final in years with both college sides coming out of the sheds all guns blazing.  read ... more details

Central North Rugby: Narrabri upset Moree in first elimination final

Sat 12th Aug 2017

Assume nothing in finals. Especially when it’s Moree and Narrabri. The Blue Boars proved that again at Weebolla Oval on Saturday as they defied season logic to upset arch rivals Moree 22-18 and keep their premiership hopes alive. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Scone pumped to host first final in a decade

Fri 11th Aug 2017

The bitter taste of defeat will be one of several factors spurring Scone on when they host Gunnedah in the second elimination final on Sunday. The two met only two weeks ago with the Red Devils outclassing the Brumbies 46-26 to end what was a disappointing second round for the Scone side. read mor... more details

Central North Rugby: Moree to host arch-rivals Narrabri in first elimination final

Fri 11th Aug 2017

There is something special and compelling about a Moree and Narrabri final. The archives are littered with epic battles between the long-time rivals.  Last year the Blue Boars hung on for a one-point win to earn a spot in the grand final after the Bulls missed a penalty kick after t... more details

Moree Bulls host Narrabri Blue Boars for first elimination final

Thu 10th Aug 2017

Moree Weebollabolla Bulls will be looking to keep their Central North finals hopes alive as they host arch-rivals Narrabri Blue Boars in an elimination final this Saturday, August 12. read more ......... more details

An Albies-Robb grand final clash

Thu 10th Aug 2017

One of the biggest sporting rivalries in the New England will come to a head this Saturday when university foes collide in a grand final encounter. read more ......... more details

Robb into decider

Mon 07th Aug 2017

Robb College ensured it will be an all university first grade New England Rugby grand final when they beat Barbarians 31-20 to secure their spot.  They will take on St Albert’s College in the decider next Saturday.  read more ......... more details

CNRU: Pirates close out regular season with win over Gunnedah

Sun 06th Aug 2017

If you left the Pirates-Gunnedah game on Saturday after 10 minutes, you’d be surprised to hear the end result. Three tries in 10 minutes saw Pirates cruise to a 17-0 lead as the Red Devils were caught sleeping before things evened out. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Stint with Gunnedah a valuable experience for Matt Pardesi

Sat 05th Aug 2017

His desire to play in the Southern Hemisphere saw him land in Gunnedah, and Matt Pardesi is loving his time with the Red Devils. The UK native is one of several new faces around the club this season that have helped the Red Devils climb their way back into the finals. read more ......... more details

University of New England: Lions tinker with University Sevens Series squad

Thu 03rd Aug 2017

The University of New England has added six new players to the UNE Lions squad to contest the University Sevens Series, including two additional Youth Commonwealth Games gold medallists. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Final round to decide finals make-up

Wed 02nd Aug 2017

Pirates might have wrapped up the minor premiership but the Central North finals puzzle is still far from clear. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates seal minor premiership with thrilling come-from-behind win

Sun 30th Jul 2017

Pirates led for less than a quarter of the match, but were in front when it counted as the premiers sealed the minor premiership with a dramatic 28-24 win over Walcha on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Quirindi and Tamworth looking to turn first round fortunes around.

Sat 29th Jul 2017

Narrabri are in the box seat to claim the remaining finals spot and will be looking to take another step towards completing the finals puzzle when they host Tamworth at Dangar Park on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates and Walcha set for top of the table clash

Sat 29th Jul 2017

Their first-round clash fizzled into a one-sided affair, but Walcha are determined to produce a better showing when they tackle Pirates at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday. read more ......... more details

New England Rugby Union: St Albert’s College and Robb College to meet in major semi-final

Fri 28th Jul 2017

New England rugby fans are chomping at the bit to watch the opening semi-final clash between St Albert’s College and Robb College at Bellevue Rugby Ground on Saturday.  read more ......... more details

Junior Boars bring home the Cauliflower Cup from Scone

Thu 27th Jul 2017

The Narrabri Junior Rugby Club won the under-12 Cauliflower Cup last weekend.   read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates, Walcha and Inverell enjoy big wins

Mon 24th Jul 2017

Pirates, Walcha and Inverell all showcased their potency as they hammered their respective opposition on Saturday. All three chalked up half-centuries, with Pirates downing Moree 68-33, Walcha disposing of Scone 52-nil, and Inverell brushing aside Barraba 54-14 in their Tier 2 clash. read mor... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates hammer Moree

Mon 24th Jul 2017

Pirates seem to be charging towards the minor premiership after trampling Moree on Saturday. Billed as one of their toughest assignments so far, the defending champions passed with flying colours, trouncing the Bulls 68-33. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Magpies prove prey for Lions

Sun 23rd Jul 2017

Quirindi finished off their home season in stylish fashion on Saturday, thrashing Tamworth 34-5. The Lions struck early, James Clift crossing for the first of his two tries inside the first couple of minutes, and from there never really looked like being beaten. read more ......... more details

Rugby Union: Country Eagles to host Perth Spirit in Tamworth

Sun 23rd Jul 2017

The Eagles are returning to Tamworth – the Country Eagles that is. Last years National Rugby Championship runners-up will face champions Perth Spirit in a grand final replay at Tamworth’s Scully Park on October 14. read more ......... more details

Rugby Union: Paddy Ryan appointed Country Eagles captain for 2017

Wed 19th Jul 2017

Paddy Ryan will lead the Country Eagles in their 2017 National Rugby Championship campaign. The Tamworth product was confirmed as the Eagles skipper this week, as the 2016 runners-up announced their coaching and support staff. read more ......... more details

Boars boost finals hopes

Wed 19th Jul 2017

The Narrabri Blue Boars took on the Inverell Highlanders at Dangar Park on Saturday afternoon, where there was a lot on the line. The winner of the match would finish the second of five tiered rounds as the favourite to finish in the top spot, and as a result earn the sixth Central North Rugby Unio... more details

Central North Rugby: Narrabri sneak home by two against Inverell

Mon 17th Jul 2017

Will Morley’s boot proved the difference as Narrabri edged out Inverell 14-12 in their Tier 2 clash at a wet and muddy Narrabri on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Moree quash Scone stampede

Mon 17th Jul 2017

Josh Walker pursed his second successive double as Moree kept themselves in the hunt for a top two finish. The Bulls are at worst guaranteed third after pushing 14 points clear of Scone courtesy of a 39-13 win over the Brumbies in an at times firey affair at Scone on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Walcha too good for Gunnedah

Sun 16th Jul 2017

Walcha were too fast and too potent for Gunnedah in their Tier 1 match-up at Gunnedah on Saturday. The Rams showed why they are sitting second as they accounted for the Red Devils 53-24 in a performance punctuated by some brilliant attack from their much-vaunted backs. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Moree ready for Scone challenge

Sat 15th Jul 2017

Moree coach David Silversides says the Bulls are acutely aware of the challenge in front of them at Scone on Saturday. The Bulls embark on their longest road trip to tackle a Scone side enjoying it’s best season for a number of years. read more ......... more details

Moree Bulls defeat Gunnedah Red Devils

Fri 14th Jul 2017

Moree Bulls have had a successful start to round two of the Central North Rugby Union after a convincing win against the Gunnedah Red Devils on Saturday. read more ......... more details

New England Rugby: St Albert's College continue reign with win over Robb

Thu 13th Jul 2017

St Albert’s College maintained university bragging rights against rivals Robb in a top two New England Rugby encounter. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates make it 10 from 10

Sun 09th Jul 2017

t might have been “ugly” in their summation but Pirates got the win over a determined Scone at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday. The Brumbies were one of the premiers’ toughest tests in the first round and proved so again, with the 43-15 scoreline not fully illustrating how hard... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates prepare for "building" Brumbies

Sat 08th Jul 2017

They haven’t missed a beat so far but Pirates are bracing for one of their toughest assignments at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday. Scone provided one of the defending premiers’ biggest challenges of the first round. read more ......... more details

Merger back on the table

Fri 07th Jul 2017

Talks of a merger between the Central North and New England Rugby Union are back on the table. While the two zones were unable to agree to terms last time, they're both open to negotiations and see this plan go forward. view video ......... more details

Moree Bulls excel at Barraba gala day

Wed 05th Jul 2017

Last Sunday, the Moree Junior Rugby Union club travelled to Barraba for their Gala Day. The U8’s entered two teams and played six games all together.  read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Scone earns Tier 1 berth

Tue 04th Jul 2017

Scone will figure in the top tier for the first time since the inception of the two tier system after locking in fourth spot with a 39-17 win over last year’s grand finalists Narrabri on Saturday. The 22-point victory was the Brumbies’ sixth of the season and took them to 30 points. re... more details

Rugby union development officer pleased to see women competition grow

Tue 04th Jul 2017

Rugby union has been a special part of Kath Little’s life for many years.  The NSW Rugby Union New England North West development officer and referee has watched the sport evolve, and is thrilled to see its “tremendous” growth in the region, particularly for women.&... more details

Central North Rugby Union: Pirates run riot against Inverell

Sun 02nd Jul 2017

It took the Pirates just over a minute to score in their Central North Rugby Union clash against Inverell and while they didn’t keep that ridiculous strike rate up for the full 80, the Pirates gave it a good shake. By game’s end, Pirates had run in 15 tries to two in an 80-14 drubb... more details

Rugby union: CCC take out championship title

Fri 30th Jun 2017

McCarthy Catholic College’s Bernie Williams may not have reached the highest of heights as a player, but as a coach the teacher is a state rugby union champion. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby Union: Bulls hold off fast-finishing Magpies

Sun 25th Jun 2017

A resurgent Tamworth has just fallen short of a miracle come-from-behind win over Moree on Saturday. The Magpies came back from a 19-point half-time deficit to square things up at 24-all with about eight minutes on the clock to set up a grandstand finish. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby Union: Pirates and Blue Boars set to clash

Sat 24th Jun 2017

The Pirates sit atop the ladder undefeated but they’re not content, coach Mat Kelly said. The cause of that discontent are the moments of impatience that seep into the side’s play – a desire to convert scoring opportunities without building sufficient pressure. read mor... more details

Moree show promise at Coonabarabran gala day

Wed 21st Jun 2017

Moree Junior Rugby Union travelled to Coonabarabran for their gala day on Sunday. It was a welcome return to the paddock with the U10s playing three games. read moree ......... more details

Central North Rugby Union: Slick Pirates too good for Gunnedah

Wed 21st Jun 2017

Two brilliant patches of play by Pirates killed Gunnedah’s chances in the Central North Rugby Union competition on Saturday. The Tamworth outfit beat Gunnedah 50-12 at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday with Pirates doing the majority of their scoring in two scintillating ... more details

Central North Rugby Union: Pirates and Gunnedah to do battle

Sat 17th Jun 2017

For sports teams, seasons are defined by setting and trying to achieve goals along the way to hopefully winning it all. For the competition-leading, undefeated Pirates, a very important goal is looming as they prepare to meet sixth-placed Gunnedah at home on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby Union: Slick Pirates too good for Gunnedah

Sat 17th Jun 2017

Two brilliant patches of play have ensured Pirates’ unbeaten start to the Central North Rugby Union season continues. The Tamworth outfit beat Gunnedah 55-12 at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday with Pirates doing the majority of their scoring in two scintillating periods. read mo... more details

Scone Junior Rugby Club players shine in gloomy conditions at State Championships

Fri 16th Jun 2017

THE weather did not do them any favours, but the Scone Junior Rugby Club (SJRC) representatives still shone brightly at the State Championships at the weekend. read more ......... more details

Pirates beat Rams

Fri 09th Jun 2017

Walcha were back at home to host a rampaging Pirates outfit in a mouthwatering top of the table clash with both A grade sides undefeated in the competition and a Walcha reserve grade that has been playing some great rugby.  read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Backs wow for Blue Boars in win over Gunnedah

Tue 06th Jun 2017

Outgunned in the backs the previous week, Narrabri’s backs did the damage as the Blue Boars accounted for Gunnedah 32-12 in their Central North clash at Gunnedah on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Quirindi snatch first points at the death

Tue 06th Jun 2017

Tom Tanner produced a moment to savour for Quirindi on Saturday as the Lions registered their first win of the season. Up 24-5 at half-time, it looked like the win might have slipped through the Lions fingers when Barraba tied the scores with around 10 minutes to go. read more ........ more details

Central North Rugby: Jordan Cosh purses four in big Moree win

Mon 05th Jun 2017

Moree stampeded Inverell with five-eighth Jordan Cosh scoring four tries, while Narrabri rolled Gunnedah and Quirindi notched their first win in round six Central North action on Saturday.  read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates turn on the razzle dazzle

Mon 05th Jun 2017

Pirates fired an ominous warning as they shattered Walcha’s unbeaten start at Walcha on Saturday.  read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Scone edge out Tamworth in thriller

Sun 04th Jun 2017

Scone’s defence denied Tamworth their first win, with the Brumbies holding out a late charge from the Magpies to sneak home 37-34 at Tamworth Rugby Park on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Breakdown a focus for Gunnedah against Narrabri

Sat 03rd Jun 2017

Gunnedah will be looking to cement their footing in the top four when they host fifth-placed Narrabri on Saturday.  read more ........ more details

Central North Rugby: Top spot to go on the line

Sat 03rd Jun 2017

They were pivotal figures playing in the backline in Central North’s Country Championship quest, and on Saturday Andrew Moodie and Simon Newton loom as masters of their respective sides’ destiny when they line up against each other.  read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Tamworth looking to bounce back from derby hammering

Sat 03rd Jun 2017

Defence has been a big focus for Tamworth this week as they look to bounce back from their derby thumping against Scone at Tamworth Rugby Park on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Scone Junior Rugby Club representatives impress selectors

Thu 01st Jun 2017

WHEN it comes to the representative arena, Scone Junior Rugby Club certainly punches above its weight. read more ......... more details

Sam Carter named in Wallabies squad

Wed 31st May 2017

Quirindi’s Sam Carter is in line to add to his 13 caps after being named in the 34-man Wallabies squad for the upcoming Test Series against Fiji, Scotland and Italy. read more ......... more details

Young Boars finish fourth for Central North

Wed 31st May 2017

Seven junior Blue Boars lined up for the Central North under-12 side that played at the NSW Country Championships in Nowra over the weekend of May 20 and 21. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Moree Bulls put in huge second half display to dispose of Barraba

Tue 30th May 2017

A 40-point second half scoring spree by the Moree Bulls has seen them take an, in the end, comfortable win over Barraba in the Central North Rugby Union first grade competition on Saturday at Weebolla Oval. read more ......... more details

Large Scone representation does Scone proud at NSW Country Junior Rugby Union Championships

Tue 30th May 2017

A BIG contingent of Scone players did the club proud at the NSW Country Junior Rugby Union Championships at Nowra at the weekend. Captain Bailey Park, Dan O’Regan, Josh Crowther, Hunter Ryan, Archie Brooker, Cody Grimes, Jimmy White and Charlie Richardson joined coach Warren Park as members o... more details

Central North Rugby: Walcha outclass Narrabri to go five from five

Mon 29th May 2017

Pat Keen celebrated his Country selection with a strong performance as Walcha continued to mount their case as premiership contenders with a 47-29 win over Narrabri at Dangar Park on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates maintain hold on competition lead

Mon 29th May 2017

The derby spoils emphatically secured for another year, Pirates' focus quickly turned to their impending top of the table clash with Walcha. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates thrash Tamworth

Sun 28th May 2017

Speed and power make a lethal mix – just ask Tamworth. The Magpies felt the full force of Pirates’ mastery as the defending Central North champions produced their best performance of the season at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby Union: Red Devils look to rebound against Inverell

Fri 26th May 2017

Red Devils coach Jason Waerea says the side will be looking for an improved lineout display away to Inverell on Saturday. That was an area of the side’s play that Waerea was not happy with in their last-round 13-5 away loss to Walcha. read more ......... more details

Pirates Rugby Club: great club stalwart Colin Easter dies

Fri 26th May 2017

As tributes flow in for Pirates stalwart Col Easter, the club he was so passionate about will remember him on Saturday with a minute’s silence before the kick-off of their Central North first and second grade clashes with Tamworth. read more ......... more details

Former Australian flanker and Tamworth native Denis O'Callaghan passes away

Fri 26th May 2017

The Australian, NSW and Pirates’ rugby community are mourning the loss of former NSW and Wallabies flanker, Denis O’Callaghan. The 77-year old passed away this week following a career that spanned two codes. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby Union: Moree gets Sydney schoolboys lift

Thu 25th May 2017

Moree Bulls are benefiting from a quality youth injection that has elevated the enthusiasm level at the club and helped offset the loss of key personnel at the end of last season. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Pirates claim competition lead with win over Quirindi

Tue 23rd May 2017

Pirates piled on 38 unanswered second half points to overcome a valiant Quirindi at Quirindi Rugby Park on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Narrabri get points over Tamworth

Sun 21st May 2017

It wasn’t terribly pretty but Narrabri got the win they were after at Tamworth Rugby Park on Saturday to leapfrog Gunnedah into third. Last years grand finalists made a blistering start piling on three tries inside the first 20 minutes but the Magpies fought their way back into the game and c... more details

Central North Rugby: Narrabri jump to third with bonus point win over Tamworth

Sun 21st May 2017

Narrabri’s forwards did the early damage at Tamworth Rugby Park on Saturday as the Blue Boars rolled Tamworth 31-10 to register their first away win. The visitors came out firing with second rower Daniel Kahl picking and driving his way over in just the third minute of the game. read more ..... more details

Central North Rugby: Walcha turn the tables on Gunnedah

Sun 21st May 2017

Walcha avoided a repeat of their previous slip-ups against Gunnedah and made it four from four with a hard-fought a 13-5 win at Walcha on Saturday. The Red Devils have been a bit of a bogey side for the Rams in recent years. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Walcha five-eighth Simon Newton to play against Gunnedah

Fri 19th May 2017

Country’s loss will be Walcha’s gain with five-eighth Simon Newton set to line up for the Rams against Gunnedah on Saturday. The match of the round, both sides head in unbeaten with the only blemish for the Red Devils a draw against Moree in the first round. read more ......... more details

Scone Brumbies on the road to Moree chasing third consecutive victory

Fri 19th May 2017

THE Scone Brumbies are setting their sights on Moree this weekend in a bid to snare three victories on the trot. After a slow start in the opening round of the Central North Rugby Union competition, losing to the Tamworth Pirates 47-25, the local outfit has made every post a winner since. read mor... more details

Central North Rugby: Pat Keen making a big impression for Walcha

Fri 19th May 2017

Pat Keen was something of a mystery man coming into the Central North season.  Outside of Walcha no-one really knew much about the talented newcomer that had vaulted his way into the Central North side after impressing in their trial against Mid North Coast, or where he had come from. read mo... more details

Rugby Union: Central North juniors and girls shine at Country Championships

Wed 17th May 2017

Another strong Country Championship showing from Central North’s junior and girls’ teams has yielded another haul of Country selections. Backing up from the U16s runner-up effort, the Kookaburras U17s and U17s girl’s sides both reached the finals of their respective championships.... more details

Central North Rugby: Gunnedah thumps Tamworth

Wed 17th May 2017

Aisea Raitala pursed five tries as Gunnedah celebrated Ladies Day with a champagne performance at Gunnedah on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Gunnedah hosts junior rugby carnival

Wed 17th May 2017

Hundreds of budding young rugby enthusiasts strapped on their boots on Sunday for the Gunnedah Junior Rugby Union’s annual carnival. read more ......... more details

Blue Boars win Nick Tooth Memorial match

Wed 17th May 2017

Narrabri downed Quirindi 66-15 in round three of the CNRU on Saturday. For the second time in as many matches at Dangar Park the Narrabri Blue Boars treated their fans to an entertaining try-fest. read more ......... more details

Scone Junior Rugby Union Club enjoys success at Gunnedah

Wed 17th May 2017

SCONE Junior Rugby Union Club headed north to Gunnedah on Mother’s Day, with a large contingent of players keen for their second carnival of the season.  read more ......... more details

Scone Junior Rugby Union lights up Allianz Stadium

Wed 17th May 2017

SCONE Junior Rugby Union continues to make life-long memories for its players.  On Saturday, May 6, the Scone under-8s played a curtain-raiser on Allianz Stadium prior to the Waratahs and Blues game. read more ......... more details

Tamworth Pirates produce 'best performance' of the year against Moree

Mon 15th May 2017

There was no disguising Pirates coach Matt Kelly’s joy following his side’s 36-18 defeat of Moree at Tamworth on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Inverell keen to bounce back against Walcha

Sat 13th May 2017

How they handle the pressure they expect Walcha to exert will go a long way towards determining Inverell’s fortunes when they host the high-flying Rams on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North rugby: Pirates ready for Bulls challenge

Sat 13th May 2017

Sam Collins will return from his weeks enforced respite against Moree at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday, but not in the pack. As the premiers juggle a wealth of backrow talent and look to plug a hole in the midfield, Collins will slot back in at inside centre. read more ......... more details

Juniors have a ball playing on the big stage

Thu 11th May 2017

Junior rugby players from Barraba, Gunnedah, Armidale and Scone got the opportunity to play on Sydney’s Allianz Stadium on Saturday night as a curtain raiser to the NSW Waratahs’ Super Rugby clash with the Auckland Blues. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Pat Keen making a big impression for Walcha

Thu 11th May 2017

Pat Keen was something of a mystery man coming into the Central North season.  Outside of Walcha no-one really knew much about the talented newcomer that had vaulted his way into the Central North side after impressing in their trial against Mid North Coast, or where he had come from. read mo... more details

Central North U16s fall just short of Country Championship silverware

Thu 11th May 2017

A potential tour to New Zealand looms for seven of Central North’s U16s stars as a result of the Kookaburras’ sterling performance at last weekend’s Country Championships at Cresent Heads. read more ......... more details

Scone Brumbies upset Central North rivals Inverell

Tue 09th May 2017

THE Scone Brumbies handed out a lesson to Central North Rugby Union rivals Inverell at Brumby Park on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Scone Brumbies' women's squad in sevens heaven

Tue 09th May 2017

THE Scone Brumbies’ women’s sevens squad will make rugby union history at Brumby Park this weekend. (Unfortunately, this event has had to be postponed - watch this space) read more ......... more details

Central North rugby: Walcha fleece Tamworth

Mon 08th May 2017

Walcha transformed a frustrating first half into another scintillating showcase of their arsenal as they made it two from two at Tamworth Rugby Park on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North Rugby: Bulls topple Narrabri

Mon 08th May 2017

An early blitz set the foundation for Moree as they turned the derby tide back in their favour at Weebolla Oval on Saturday. The Bulls raced away to a 21-nil lead mid-way through the first half, before overwhelming arch rivals Narrabri 45-15 to post their first win of the season. read more ......... more details

Local sides finish out of Country Championship mix

Mon 01st May 2017

Central North’s Seniors produced some of their best rugby in three years but will have to fight their way back into the Caldwell Cup after going down to Central West in their Country Championships play-off on Sunday. read more ......... more details

Josh Stewart and Soni Halanukonuka help Newcastle reclaim Country rugby supremacy

Mon 01st May 2017

Central North and New England might have missed out on the silverware but there was success for several former local stars at the weekend’s Country Championships in Port Macquarie. read more ......... more details

Kookaburras bring in new blood for Country Championships

Thu 27th Apr 2017

New Moree recruit Dan Sweeney will be among several new faces pulling on the Central North jersey at Port Macquarie this weekend, but the utility back is no stranger to the Country Championship environment. read more ......... more details

Central North women on Country Championship trail

Wed 26th Apr 2017

Central North is preparing for Women’s Country Championship tilts across a couple of different formats. Having already contested the 15s championships, this weekend the zone sends a side to Port Macquarie for the 7s championships. read more ......... more details

Magpies’ wings clipped in Highlander blitz

Wed 26th Apr 2017

The Inverell Highlanders romped home with a resounding 48-12 victory over the Tamworth Magpies in the first round of Central North Rugby Union at the weekend. Playing club president, Josh Phillips said the side's offseason training paid off on Saturday at Rugby Park. read more ......... more details

Walcha thrash Quirindi in Central North opener

Wed 26th Apr 2017

Walcha made a definitive statement with a scintillating opening round display at Walcha on Saturday. Predicted to be big improvers, the Rams hammered Quirindi 88-12. read more ......... more details

Blue Boars off to flying start

Tue 25th Apr 2017

The Narrabri Blue Boars welcomed both the Barraba Rams and the Tamworth Magpies to Dangar Park on Saturday afternoon. There the clubs contested round one of the central North Rugby Union season. read more ......... more details

Moree play out first round of Central North draw with Gunnedah

Tue 25th Apr 2017

A new-look Moree made a promising start to their Central North campaign with a 21-all away draw with Gunnedah on Saturday. The Bulls had a long-range penalty shot after the bell to snatch the points, but it didn’t quite have the legs. read more ......... more details

Walcha thrash Quirindi in Central North opener

Sun 23rd Apr 2017

Walcha made a definitive statement with a scintillating opening round display at Walcha on Saturday. Predicted to be big improvers, the Rams hammered Quirindi 88-12. read more ......... more details

Pirates beat Scone in tough Central North first round encounter

Sun 23rd Apr 2017

Pirates got the points they were after but were given a stern opening round examination by Scone at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Saturday. It was a lot harder work for the premiers than the 47-25 scoreline suggests, with only a handful of points in it midway through the second half. read more ..... more details

Gunnedah and Moree share the points in Central North opener

Sun 23rd Apr 2017

Gunnedah and Moree produced an opening round Central North thriller at Gunnedah Rugby Park on Saturday. The two shared the points, playing out a 21-all draw after the Bulls missed a penalty shot with 20 seconds remaining.   read more ......... more details

Gunnedah set for Central North kick-off

Fri 21st Apr 2017

After a pre-season that took them all the way to the United States, Gunnedah are itching to kick-off their Central North campaign. They’ll do that on Saturday against Moree, and with high hopes of challenging for the silverware. read more ......... more details

Narrabri Junior Rugby Club is off to New Zealand

Thu 20th Apr 2017

The time has finally arrived - the Narrabri Junior Rugby Club will tomorrow depart Australia for New Zealand for its 25 year anniversary international tour. The three teams, under-10s, 12s and 14s, will play three matches each in New Zealand. read more ......... more details

Moree Bulls take on Gunnedah Red Devils in round one

Thu 20th Apr 2017

After a successful pre-season, Moree Bulls are roaring to take on the Gunnedah Red Devils in round one of the Central North Rugby Union competition this Saturday. read more .......... more details

Rugby fever hits Armidale

Wed 12th Apr 2017

THE first division grand final between two Sydney club teams was a reprise of last year, but it was the Moree Junior Bulls who took out the most prestigious award at the largest under 12s rugby carnival in Australia last weekend. read more .......... more details

Tamworth 12s to play in TAS carnival

Sat 08th Apr 2017

Tamworth District Junior Rugby Union Club’s U12s are lacing up the boots for this weekend’s TAS Rugby Carnival.  The Tri-Colours will be one of 45 club and school teams competing in what is recognised as the largest primary-school-aged carnival in the country. read more ........ more details

Armidale steeled for New England battle with St Alberts

Sat 08th Apr 2017

Armidale coach Luke Stephen is viewing their New England clash with St Alberts on Saturday as a litmus test for his rebuilding side. The students are undefeated and once again shaping as the benchmark. read more ......... more details

PADDY’S BACK

Thu 06th Apr 2017

Opportunity knocks for Paddy Ryan. The Tamworth prop has been named to make his first start of the Super Rugby season for the NSW Waratahs on Friday night. read more ........ more details

Inverell triumph at Croppa Creek Gala Day

Thu 06th Apr 2017

The Inverell Highlanders flew high at the weekend’s Croppa Creek Gala Day. The Highlanders were undefeated for the day, securing the honours with a 15-12 win over Moree in their final game in what was a great note to finish their Central North preparations on. read more ......... more details

Tamworth post trial win over Coonamble

Tue 04th Apr 2017

New Tamworth coach Craig Summers believes the Magpies are on the right track following their trial win over Coonamble on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Pirates beat Balmain in trial

Tue 04th Apr 2017

Pirates tuned up for their Central North title defence with a good trial win over Sydney Subbies side Balmain at Scully Park on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Jack Cutcliffe loss mourned by Pirates and Tamworth rugby clubs

Tue 04th Apr 2017

The young Pirates player and McCarthy College student who died suddenly on Thursday night has been remembered as a “quietly-spoken natural leader”. read more ......... more details

Super time arrives for Mick

Mon 03rd Apr 2017

Tamworth export Mick Snowden made a welcome return to the Super Rugby arena on Friday night. read more ........ more details

St Alberts edge out Barbarians in New England second round clash

Mon 03rd Apr 2017

St Albert’s resisted another determined challenge on Saturday to go two from two in New England Rugby Union. read more ......... more details

Central North beat Mid North Coast in trial

Fri 31st Mar 2017

Central North finalised their Country Championship preparations with a win over Mid North Coast to claim the Coast to Country Cup at Coffs Harbour on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Mick right in the mix at Rebels

Fri 31st Mar 2017

Tamworth product Mick Snowden could well make his first Super Rugby appearance of the season on Friday night. Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan selected the creative halfback on an extended 10-man interchange bench for an away clash against the Highlanders in Dunedin. read more ......... more details

Hunter Retain Championship Title

Mon 27th Mar 2017

Hunter Women’s Rugby Union has maintained their mantle as the NSW Country Women’s Rugby Champions by taking out the 2017 title. read more ......... more details

St Albert's and Armidale win first round New England encounters

Sun 26th Mar 2017

Armidale scored two late tries to inflict some first round blues on Robb College, while St Albert’s kicked off their premiership defence in winning style when the New England competition got underway on Saturday. read more ......... more details

Women's Championships Milestone

Thu 23rd Mar 2017

The NSW Country Women’s Rugby Union Championships will celebrate their twentieth consecutive year of competition at this year’s tournament, to be held in Forster this Saturday. read more ......... more details

Central North claim Border Cup

Tue 14th Mar 2017

Central North finally prised the Border Cup from Darling Downs’ grasp at Moree on Saturday thanks to some Andrew Moodie magic. read more ......... more details

Kookaburras edge out Darling Downs in Border Cup thriller

Mon 13th Mar 2017

Central North finally prised the Border Cup from Darling Downs’ grasp at Moree on Saturday thanks to some Andrew Moodie magic. The evergreen Pirates five-eighth slotted a field goal with only a couple of minutes remaining to kick the Kookaburras to a thrilling 26-23 win. video ......... more details

Carter rapt as drought broken

Mon 13th Mar 2017

The Quirindi export had just led his team for victory for the first time at Super Rugby level. Carter produced a tireless performance as his ACT Brumbies edged out Western Force 25-17 in Canberra on Friday night. read more ......... more details

Moree to host Border Cup

Thu 09th Mar 2017

Moree will host the annual Border Cup clash between Central North and Darling Downs at Weebollabolla Oval this Saturday, March 11. Central North will be looking to claim victory against their Queensland rivals, who have kept the Cup on the north side of the border since the annual fixture bega... more details

New coach for Glen Innes-Guyra side

Tue 07th Mar 2017

A new coach is set to bolster the merged Glen Innes-Guyra team’s chances at taking away the New England Rugby trophy from Armidale.  Whata Rogers has spent time in Sydney playing for Randwick and brings a wealth of knowledge to the combine. read more ...... ... more details

Brumbies stung as Sharks pinch late win

Mon 06th Mar 2017

Sam Carter lamented a series of missed opportunities after his ACT Brumbies opened their Super Rugby season with a second straight loss for the first time since 1999. read more ......... more details

Simkin steps up to co-coach

Thu 02nd Mar 2017

He’s proudly worn the sky blue and white hoops for over a decade, and now Quirindi stalwart Toby Simkin is taking up the coaching pad. Simkin will co-coach the Lions this season with Ben Wilks, who has been at the helm for the last two seasons with Nick Rees and helpe... more details

Fisk receives ARU school student match officials scholarship

Thu 02nd Mar 2017

Farrer’s Ben Fisk has been identified for a refereeing pathway that could one day see him blowing the whistle at Super Rugby level or higher. read more ......... more details

April 22 confirmed for Central North kick-off

Wed 01st Mar 2017

Central North finalised its season draw on Sunday, or half of it anyway. Uncertainty hangs over the Colts competition draw after only three clubs - Narrabri, Tamworth and Pirates - indicated they will be able to field sides in both the 17s and 19s at Sunday’s pre-season meeting at B... more details

Central North opens names training squad

Mon 06th Feb 2017

Central North opens coaches Hunter Harley and Tom Cullen have named very strong training squad as they kick up preparations for their Caldwell Cup tilt. read more ......... more details

Quirindi ace to share leadership role

Fri 03rd Feb 2017

Quirindi export Sam Carter will co-captain Super Rugby side ACT Brumbies in season 2017. read more ......... more details

Ryan and Tuqiri feature in Waratahs squad

Fri 03rd Feb 2017

Tamworth product Paddy Ryan features among a strong 26-man NSW Waratahs squad named for the Global Tens in Brisbane. The prop forward joins Israel Folau, Tom Robertson and Lote Tuqiri, yes Lote Tuqiri in the squad. read more ......... more details

Elks, Ghosts unite

Tue 31st Jan 2017

Glen Innes Elks and Guyra Ghosts are set to make an impact in this year’s New England Rugby competition with the two clubs agreeing to combine for this season.  read more ......... more details

Sixers drawing on last years disappointment ahead of WBBL final

Mon 30th Jan 2017

Gunnedah product Emily Leys and her Sydney Sixers side will be hoping to make up for last years disappointment when they take on the Perth Scorchers in Saturday’s Women’s Big Bash League final. read more ......... more details

Leys and Sixers burn Scorchers in WBBL final

Mon 30th Jan 2017

Emily Leys and her Sydney Sixers claimed their maiden WBBL title with a seven run win over the Perth Scorchers at the WACA on Saturday. read more ........ more details

Young athletes participate in annual rugby camp

Wed 18th Jan 2017

In its 17th year, the National Rugby Camp in Armidale has proved it is as popular as ever with around 260 young athletes signing up to take part.  read more ......... more details