Preseason Begins this week

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UNSW rugby is back into training for the new season from this week.

As well as the Wednesday session at Kensington Oval (All welcome, new players especially) we start up again at David Phillips Field on Thursday even from 6:30pm – and again all are welcome. After this week – we begin training Tuesday and Thursday at DP. I am also thinking about continuing the Wednesday sessions for this playing cricket who have another month to go before their season ends – so if there is enough interest for that night to continue, from both cricketers and others who want to build their skills please let me know (

As you will have seen from previous emails and newsletter postings FB and messages all players are invited to attend a planning session this Saturday at Sam Cracknell Pavillion on Saturday Feb 11, to set up discussions around our goal setting, standards required, expectations from players and coaches, and our structures for play.The day will be a combination of practical work onto field at VG and discussions, driven by player involvement.

Your ideas are welcome and it means that what we arrive at it player focussed, not coach driven

So training is on – it won’t kill you – it’s not all about fitness, but once the first session is under your belt I know you’ll enjoy being back training and playing fro UNSW Rugby.

See you at training,


(Pre)-Preseason Continues


A reminder that the third of our four Kensington Oval training sessions is on again this coming Wednesday evening from 6pm.

We’ve had good numbers and great to see some players returning to train – and great efforts being put in during the sessions.

We’ve been doing some good ball work learning a slightly different pattern to the one we used last year and we need to develop this further so come along and see what you’ll need to know. There have also been some impressive results in two of the tests we’ve run – Nick Walker and Angas MacDonald, carving up the Bronco test – and the plank test had four winners posting 2:30 plus. What are they ? Come along and see on Wednesday night!

The added incentive is we’ll finish the session with a pub visit after training at the Doncaster Hotel – a great chance to catch up with your team mates and talk about the new season.

First session at DP booked in for Thursday Feb 9, which is not that far away.


Training this Wednesday


Great turnout for our first training run last Wednesday at Kensington Oval, with around 25 players taking part, including 4 new players who we welcome to the Club. And a reminder that training will be on again this Wednesday evening at 6pm for a 6:15pm start at the same oval. We got some good work done, so looking forward to seeing some more players attending and please encourage all new players to come along and get a run under their belts.

Boots not required, and please bring your own water. Look forward to catching up with more players returning for the season ahead. See you at Kensington Oval.

And a reminder that after next weeks session, given it’s the eve of Australia Day, we’ll go for a few drinks at the Doncaster Hotel after training for a catch up over a few beers and something to eat.

John Morrison

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You do not have to be a student to play with UNSW Rugby.

We play in Division 2 of the NSW Suburban Rugby competition, with 4 senior grade teams and an under 21 Colts competition.

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