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Pirates change

Thu 20th Sep 2018

They may have won their third premiership in a row - but next year looks to be a year of change for Pirates. view video ........ more details

Pirates premiership

Tue 18th Sep 2018

Walcha stood little chance as Pirates comfortably took home their third premiership in a row. view video ......... more details

TAMWORTH PIRATES OVERCOME INJURY PLAGUED SEASON TO WIN THIRD PREMIERSHIP

Mon 17th Sep 2018

The Tamworth Pirates have claimed their third premiership on the trot, dominating Walcha yesterday afternoon. It was a satisfying victory for the Pirates, after an injury plagued season. view video ........ more details

TAMWORTH PIRATES STRIKE IT RICH WITH THIRD CONSECUTIVE PREMIERSHIP

Sun 16th Sep 2018

The Tamworth Pirates have claimed their third consecutive premiership today, with a 16 point win over the Walcha Rams. In a replay of last year’s grand final at Ken Chillingworth Oval, the Pirates led 10-8 at the break, before extending their lead 15-minutes into the secon... more details

WALCHA RAMS DEFEAT MOREE BULLS TO SETUP GRAND FINAL REPLAY

Mon 10th Sep 2018

The Walcha Rams have produced an almighty second-half of rugby, to now advance to the Central North decider. Their eight-point win over Moree yesterday sets up a grand final replay with the Tamworth Pirates. read more ........ more details

NIAS ANNOUNCES RETURN OF RUGBY UNION PROGRAM IN 2019

Fri 07th Sep 2018

There’s been some exciting news this week for the code’s up-and-comers, with the Northern Inland Academy of Sport announcing the return of its program in 2019. The academy’s rugby union component was put on hold this year. CEO James Cooper is thrilled to see i... more details

TAMWORTH PIRATES QUALIFY FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE GRAND FINAL

Sun 02nd Sep 2018

The Tamworth Pirates are now through to their third consecutive Central North rugby decider. A three-point win over the Moree Bulls yesterday secured their spot, in what was a see-sawing 80-minutes. read more ......... more details

TAMWORTH PIRATES RETURN TO FULL-STRENGTH IN TIME FOR FINALS CAMPAIGN

Fri 31st Aug 2018

They’re vying for their third successive major premiership, a prospect that’s received a further boost with key players returning. The Tamworth Pirates earned a welcome reprieve in the opening round of the finals, having secured the minor premiership, along with the club ... more details

Central North semi finals

Wed 29th Aug 2018

  Walcha's form has peaked at the right time with their late season form carrying into the finals. view video ......... more details

UNE LIONS READY TO LET LOOSE AT AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY SEVENS SERIES

Sun 12th Aug 2018

It has the potential to open doors to the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. Now in its second year, the Australian University Sevens Series is just weeks away from kick-off, with the UNE Lions ready to let loose. view video ......... more details

NSW COUNTRY JUNIOR RUGBY TEAMS DOMINATED BY CITY COUNTERPARTS

Tue 07th Aug 2018

The New South Wales Country boys have been dominate by their City counterparts, on the field yesterday in Tamworth. The annual City versus Country carnival saw the under-14’s, 15’s and under-16’s boys sides, all suffer defeats. read more ......... more details

FORMER PIRATE TO LINE UP AGAINST THE WALLABIES

Wed 01st Aug 2018

A former Tamworth Pirates player is set to face the Wallabies later this week as the Aussie squad prepares for the Bledisloe Cup. Mick Snowden has been named in a Super Rugby Allstars squad, which will line-up against Michael Cheika’s side on Friday night in Sydney. view ... more details

WALCHA RAMS OUTCLASS MOREE BULLS AS FINALS RACE HEATS-UP

Tue 24th Jul 2018

The race towards the finals has well and truly ramped-up in Central North Rugby. Yesterday saw two of the competition heavy-weights go head-to-head in Moree, with last year’s grand finalists showing their class. view video ........ more details

The Pirates have regained their place at the top of the Central North ladder.

Tue 24th Jul 2018

The Pirates have regained their place at the top of the Central North ladder.   view video ......... more details

TAMWORTH PIRATES REKINDLE WINNING FORM OVER RED DEVILS

Tue 17th Jul 2018

The Tamworth Pirates returned to their winning ways yesterday, with a gusty victory over Gunnedah. The win ending an uncharacteristic fortnight for Tamworth. read more ......... more details

ROSS DUNCAN ANNOUNCED AS UNE LIONS COACH FOR 2018

Sat 07th Jul 2018

In women’s rugby, it’s been a long and tedious process, but there’s not long to wait now before the Lions squad is announced. And one key position has already been revealed. watch video ......... more details

EAGLES SET TO LAND IN NORTH WEST

Wed 04th Jul 2018

The North West will once again host the New South Wales Country Eagles during the National Rugby Championships. Round one kicks off on the first-of-September – the Eagles landing in Armidale for their second home game on September 23. Tamworth rugby fans will ha... more details

QUIRINDI LIONS GALLANT IN DEFEAT AGAINST BARRABA-GWYDIR

Tue 03rd Jul 2018

They were beaten last round by more than 100-points, a scoreline any club would find hard to bounce back from. While Quirindi didn’t manage a win yesterday, the Lions were happy to avoid Groundhog Day against Barraba-Gwydir. read more ......... more details

The Pirates have managed to put together the biggest win of the season, with more than half their team missing.

Tue 26th Jun 2018

The Pirates have managed to put together the biggest win of the season, with more than half their team missing. view video ...... more details

WALCHA RAMS EDGE CLOSER TO TOP FOUR BERTH WITH WIN OVER NARRABRI

Mon 25th Jun 2018

It’s a Central North Rugby ladder where congestion is already starting to build. Narrabri and Walcha featuring in that pile-up, with the Rams doing their semi-final ambitions no harm yesterday. to view video click here ......... more details

CONRAD STARR HEADLINES PIRATES WIN OVER INVERELL IN MILESTONE MATCH

Mon 04th Jun 2018

He’s the Tamworth Pirates skipper, an inspirational leader who headlined yesterday’s 71-7 victory over Inverell. In a milestone match for Conrad Star, the loose-forward also notched-up some other impressive figures, bagging four tries in the teams win. view video ......... more details

RED DEVILS WITHSTAND SECOND-HALF COMEBACK FROM RAMS TO CLAIM WIN

Tue 29th May 2018

It was a win built on the back of a strong opening half. The Red Devils with-standing a second-half revival from Walcha yesterday in Central North Rugby, as Gunnedah continues to impress in 20-18.   view video ...... ... more details

Win for Magpies

Tue 29th May 2018

Seven rounds into the season, the Tamworth Rugby Club has finally put together a win, causing a huge upset by defeating the ladder leaders.   view video ........ more details

Girls rugby

Thu 17th May 2018

A week-old junior rugby comp is already overflowing with girls eager to play. view video ......... more details

UNDER 15 GIRLS DOMINATE AT JUNIOR COUNTRY RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wed 09th May 2018

The Central North under 15 girls have returned home victorious after the Junior Country Rugby Champhionships on the Central Coast. It was the first time the event saw the under 15s involved… The Central North side dominating the competition, leaving undefeated. view video ......... more details

BRUMBIES GALLOP HOME IN HIGHLANDERS TERRITORY

Wed 09th May 2018

The Highlanders hosted Scone in Central North Rugby, as the Brumbies ran off with the competition points. The effort was certainly there from Inverell, though their performance at times just lacked critical execution. view video ......       ... more details

THREE JUNIOR CENTRAL NORTH RUGBY TEAMS READY FOR COUNTRY CHAMPS

Tue 01st May 2018

Three junior rugby union teams from Central North will head to the Central Coast later this week, in time for the Country Championships. Girls will be represented for the first time at the carnival in the under-15 and under-17 ages, while the open boys will also line-up in Gosford. view video ....... more details

The North West Bushrangers at Country Championships in Warren on the weekend.

Mon 30th Apr 2018

The North West Bushrangers had a mixed bag of luck at the Country Championships in Warren on the weekend. view video ......... more details

Land Rover Rugby | Sam Carter

Fri 27th Apr 2018

There's nothing better than a post-training chat with Dad - which we got to make happen for Brumbies Rugby player Sam Carter. view video ......... more details

TAMWORTH PIRATES DEFEAT WALCHA RAMS IN GRAND FINAL REPLAY

Sun 22nd Apr 2018

It’s a dynasty that only received further confirmation yesterday, as the Tamworth Pirates continued their undefeated reign.   In a replay of last year’s grand final, the Pirates proved the dominant force, as they defeated the Walcha Rams. view video ......... more details

CNRU Rugby Round 2 - Pirates v Moree

Tue 17th Apr 2018

The Pirates' goal of winning three Central North Premierships in a row has continued in the best possible way against Moree. view video ......... more details

TAMWORTH PIRATES RUN RIOT OVER MOREE BULLS IN SECOND HALF FRENZY

Tue 17th Apr 2018

It was predicted to be a hard-fought battle and the first half at least lived up to expectation. The Tamworth Pirates hosted Moree at Chillingworth Oval on the weekend, the home side running riot over the Bulls during the second half. view video ......... more details

TAS RUGBY CARNIVAL PROVES HUGE SUCCESS AS WALLABIES COACH DROPS BY

Mon 16th Apr 2018

The Southern District Rebels have taken out the division one final of The Armidale School Rugby Carnival today, defeating the Beasts from Perth. While that victory came on the field, there was a big win off it, with kids able to meet Wallabies coach Michael Cheika. read more ......... more details

Andrew Collins returns

Mon 16th Apr 2018

The Central North premiers will make their season debut tomorrow, and so will their star recruit. Andrew Collins returns for his first full season in a decade. read more ......... more details

CENTRAL NORTH WOMEN’S RUGBY COMPETITION UP AND RUNNING

Tue 10th Apr 2018

It was a watershed moment for Central North rugby on Saturday, with female players hitting the paddock in the zone’s first women’s competition. While the Tamworth Pirates were the form team of the Sevens Gala Day, finally strapping on the boots was the real win for most players. view v... more details

ST ALBERT’S BEGIN TITLE DEFENCE WITH WIN OVER TAMWORTH MAGPIES

Tue 10th Apr 2018

They’re the defending New England Rugby Union premiers, with yesterday showing exactly why St Albert’s carry that tag. While there was a buzz around zone newcomers, the Tamworth Magpies, it was Albies who had the crowd fever-pitch. view video ......... more details

New England Rugby competition

Tue 10th Apr 2018

Tamworth has received a not too friendly welcome to the New England Rugby competition. view video ......... more details

Rugby season ready to kick off

Fri 06th Apr 2018

The Central North season is just a few days away from kick off.   to view video click here ......... more details

TAMWORTH PIRATES RECORD IMPRESSIVE WIN OVER DUBBO ROOS IN TRIAL

Tue 27th Mar 2018

Tamworth Pirates played host to the Dubbo Roos on the weekend, in a pre-season trial match at Ken Chillingworth Oval.   view video ......... more details

KATH LITTLE TO OFFICIATE RUGBY SEVENS AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Tue 27th Mar 2018

The journey from Walcha to the Gold Coast is a long one, just ask local referee, Kath Little. She’s progressed through the country ranks to catch the eye of Australian rugby officials. Her next milestone is a career highlight – officiating at next month’s Commonweath Games. view... more details

Rugby preseason ends

Tue 27th Mar 2018

Preseason is over for both Tamworth rugby clubs , each recording wins in their final trial games.   view video ....... more details

CENTRAL NORTH AND NEW ENGLAND MERGERS FOR COUNTRY CHAMPS

Sun 04th Mar 2018

Central North players wishing to represent the region at the Country Championships have received a vital boost.   Despite a move to withdraw the Kookaburras from the tournament – a merger with New England will see both zones to play under the same banner. view video ......... more details

Country Rugby Championship side

Sun 04th Mar 2018

Central North and New England looked like missing this year's Country Rugby Championships because of a lack of players. Now, the two zones have joined forces so they can still field a representative side. to view click here ......... more details

calling for women's rugby players

Fri 23rd Feb 2018

Central North looking to build on its womem's rugby teams.   read more ......... more details

Central North and New England Rugby have both decided not to send men's teams to the Country Championships this year.

Fri 23rd Feb 2018

Central North and New England Rugby have both decided not to send men's teams to the Country Championships this year. view more ....... more details

MIAH O’SULLVIAN EDGES CLOSER TO REPRESENTING AUSTRALIA

Wed 24th Jan 2018

She’s just weeks off starting Year 11 but Tamworth’s Miah O’Sullivan could soon be representing Australia in rugby sevens. She’s risen through the ranks, playing locally and for New South Wales, but now has a shot at donning a green and gold jersey. view video ......  ... more details

Integrated comp draw delayed

Fri 19th Jan 2018

Final draw whilst delayed should be avaialble to Clubs within days. view video ......... more details

NATIONAL RUGBY CAMP TO KICK-OFF IN ARMIDALE

Wed 17th Jan 2018

Now in its 18th year, the National Rugby Camp in Armidale attracts kids from across the state, all wanting to take their game to the next level. view video ......... more details

UNE CALLS FOR INTEREST IN 2018 LIONS SQUAD

Wed 17th Jan 2018

In local rugby union, the UNE Lions are calling for expressions of interest from players as they prepare for the 2018 season. view video ......... more details

Rugby restructure

Mon 15th Jan 2018

The plan to restructure the region’s junior and senior rugby clubs is a set closer, after representatives met in Tamworth. view video ........ more details