Rocky Elsom (76)
An exciting year beckons for the Class of 2016.
This is what we know so far.
Team Managers, Coaches, Selectors and Medical appointments will appointed by the ASRU Committee by Sunday 20th March 2016, with applications closing on 19 February 2016.
ASRU Championships are scheduled for 3 July - 9 July 2016 and will once again be held at St Ignatius College, (Riverview) in Sydney.
Division I teams assemble on Sunday 3 July and depart after the Australian Schools Teams (looks like there will be an Australian Schools Barbarians Team announced this year) are announced on Saturday 9 July.
Division II teams will assemble on 4 July, departing on Friday 8 July.
Combined States team will be announced at 8pm on Monday 27 June, and the players will go into camp at Riverview on 1 July.
Test Matches and Tours
The inbound Tourists will be Tonga Schools, and there will be a tour to Samoa and NZ for the Australian Schoolboys.
Tonga Schools are planned to play the following fixtures: Note: Tonga Tour details updated based on ASRU May Newsletter)
8 September Tour Match vs CCC at St Pats Blacktown
13 September Tour Match vs CHS at TBC, Newcastle
17 September Tonga Schools vs Australian Schools Barbarians @ Newington College Sydney (afternoon game)
Australian Schools Barbarians Camp will be held from September 14 to September 17 (probably in Sydney)
Australian Schoolboys Tour dates (Note: Tour details updated based on ASRU May Newsletter)
18 September - Assemble in Sydney
20 September - Depart for Samoa
24 September - Samoa Schools v Australian Schools in Apia (afternoon match - 3pm kick off)
29 September - Fiji Schools v Australian Schools in Hamilton
3 October - NZ Barbarians v Australian Schools in Auckland
8 October - NZ Schools v Australian Schools in Auckland
Australian Schools Luncheon 2016
The ASRU Foundation Luncheon (in conjunction with Classic Wallabies) is planned for April 8 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the 4 Seasons Hotel in Sydney. A Table of 10 will cost $1650, or $170 for individual entry. Interested? contact Andrew Elliot.
See this page for contact details for Andrew.
Note that the event will most likely not be held at the 4 Seasons Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ, USA, as is currently advertised on the calendar link above. Blame Google maps.
More info on the luncheon here:
Consider joining as an Associate Member to help crowd fund ASRU:
i. Individual Membership $100 per year
ii. Student Membership $50 per year for Full time Students
iii. Club / School Membership $500 per year
iv. Corporate Membership $1,000 per year
More detail: http://www.schoolsrugby.com.au/associate-members-2015/
Keep an eye on the new ASRU website for more news and updates.