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  • Brisbane & Sydney club rugby: 6-7 May

    Here’s a quick preview of the games in the second round of Brisbane Premier Rugby and the...

  • Grassrooted! The Contest for the Kurtley Beale Memorial Trophy

    A match was played at Moore Park this Saturday past, featuring a ragtag bunch of has-beens, wannabes...

  • Brisbane & Sydney club rugby: Saturday 30 April

    The 2011 season of Queensland Premier Rugby starts today. The Brisbane grade competition dates from 1929 and...

  • Physical imposition rugby – the Sydney University system

    I wonder how many people watching the 2010 Sydney Premiership Club Grand Final realised they were seeing a classic demonstration of a profoundly revolutionary style of play that I have termed “physical imposition rugby”. The clash of Australia’s two most historic and successful clubs saw Sydney University triumph by 46 points to...

  • Video: Shute Shield Grand Final highlights

    I’ve pulled out some highlights of Berrick Barnes and everyone’s favourite Tom Carter, to go with the tries of the game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nti6iRaalgE In doing so I wasn’t especially blown away by Sookface’s performance – although he did have a good game. In attack his role seemed to be merely shipping the ball...

  • Sixth successive Shute Shield for Sydney’s Students

      University 46 – 6 Randwick It was déjà vu all over again as Sydney University bulldozed...

  • Dwyer’s view: Rugby, the great game

    I’ve just got through another weekend of the rugby season. For me, like lots of others I...

  • Shute Shield Finals Week Two

    Saturday 25/9 Randwick 23 – 21 Eastwood They scraped into finals contention in sixth spot, and now Randwick are heading to the Shute Shield grand final after defeating Eastwood yesterday. Despite leading 10-3 at oranges, Eastwood never looked like shutting the ‘Wicks out of the game in what was a disappointing end...

  • G&GR Best Club Rugby Try: August

    Here are the five nominees for August.  They include Caleb Ralph’s try in the dying minutes of...

  • Shute semi round up & Deans news

    Saturday 18/9 University 47 – 17 Eastern Suburbs Yesterday s first final between Easts and a resurgent Uni was not as close-fought an encounter as some might have predicted. The possibility of a Wallaby-esque lead capitulation aside, the Students had the game well and truly sewn up at half-time. They ran into...