University of NSW Rugby Union Club
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David Phillips to undergo changes in the coming months.


The University of New South Wales Rugby Club today welcomed the announcement that the NSW Waratahs will be making the grounds at David Phillips their new home.

The CEO of the NSW Rugby Union Andrew Hore and the Vice Chancellor of the UNSW, Ian Jacobs made the announcement today at the official welcome at the field.

The NSW Waratahs will train on the east-west field at DP while the administration and offices for the NSW Rugby Union will be housed in temporary buildings located on the northern tennis courts. More permanent buildings will replace the offices in the next few years.

The President of the UNSW Rugby Club, John Morrison says having the Waratah’s at DP will be a great boost for rugby in the area and will create terrific opportunities for the university club.

“DP is now the true home of rugby in NSW and having the ‘Tahs training there will be a great opportunity for us to promote our club and attract new players,” he said

“It will give us an opportunity to raise the clubs profile and promote rugby to students here and overseas and attract players from the local community.

“I think our former players will be proud to see DP as once again a true rugby ground and it provides our Club the chance to focus on improving our own facilities and make DP a quality rugby ground once again.”

The UNSW Rugby Club will train and play on DP North and may have access to the gym that will be built at the ground.

The NSW Waratah’s began their pre season training at the ground this week with the administration moving into their offices next week.

UNSW Rugby first grade captain and club secretary Dave Davis says it’s an exciting time to be a part of UNSW Rugby Club.

“This link up will mean that we will have unparalleled opportunities and the improved facilities will only add momentum to a club already on the rise,” Davis said.

UNSW Rugby Club currently play in the second division of the NSW Suburban competition fielding four grade teams, an U21’s Colts team and a women’s seven a side team and welcome’s all players to join us for the 2018 season.


Contact: John Morrison President UNSW Rugby 0400 353 991

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Saturday Trainings

Training’s are being held Saturday morning’s down at Coogee at 9am.

We will be meeting at the big steps at 9am, doing a bit of fitness and some touch before getting something to eat.

Stay tuned to the Facebook page for details.

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Women’s 7s Report

On September 30 and October 9, our women’s team participated in the Southern Highlands 7s and Mudgee 7s competitions, their first ever regional tournaments. When each weekend arrived the lead up was met with lots of nerves and even more excitement for the challenges ahead.

Southern Highlands took place in Bowral, a one and a half hour drive from Sydney. An early morning start, and lots of coffee to start the day, everyone arrived at the fields with probably less warm gear than we needed! The day warmed up as it went on, however, and we won our first game against Hunters Hill, a team we had lost to the last time we played them. By our last game, there were almost more injuries than able-bodied players, but everyone had a smile on their faces, plenty of snacks and an awesome day as a result of putting in everything we had.

Mudgee, on the other hand, was a whopping 4 hour drive away, so we headed up Friday night for the Saturday comp. Like all good car trips, there was plenty of loud music, fast food and attempts at navigation for whoever called shotgun. Another great comp, and as the day went on every game we showed more and more confidence and teamwork. Our last match against West Harbour, the top team in our pool, we gave them a run for their money, and played one of our best games all year.

We joined with players from Macquarie University for both competitions, whose players give a whole other edge to our game. It has been absolutely great getting to know more players from different teams over the year, and we will be seeing a couple of them with us again as we head into the Blue Mountains 7s on December 9 this year, our last competition for 2017 which we are training hard to make our best one yet.

Get down to Lapstone Oval on December 9th to support our women as they have their final run out of the year. Stay tuned to the UNSW Rugby Facebook and Website for details regarding the draw as they become available.