What a fantastic NSWJRU State Championship weekend we have just had. Nine venues around the State saw some wonderful junior Rep rugby played and the feedback has been superb.
We must firstly thank all our host Club venues and their volunteers for having us at their grounds and facilitating our signature events. Complimenting these terrific host clubs was a team of dedicated Competition Managers who acted as our match day controllers over the weekend and worked hard to make sure the use of Xplorer worked as we wanted.
These venues and Comp Managers were;
Camden Rugby Club – George Roper & Marcus Stock
Dubbo Roos Rugby Club – Ben Gregory
Orange City Junior Rugby – Penny Fisher & Ben Kooyman
West Harbour Juniors – John Glen & Phil McCrae
Oatley Juniors – Renee Park & Junior Ta’ale
Two Blues Rugby – Andrew Hutton
Lindfield Junior – Lisa Rothwell
Hunters Hill Rugby – Anthony (Marvin) Hunt
Maitland – Tony Fisher
Not to forget Kerry Brady and Gary Paton whom had a roving commission over the weekend.
We also need to thank our referees, referee coaches and 1st Aid officers without whom we would not have a carnival – These guys are the silent workers whom put in a lot of unseen work to make sure we have a safe and equitable tournament.
Also a big thanks to our sponsors and supporters, local councils and everyone who had a hand in making this weekend a success.
Lastly to the committee for all their hard work making this possible – the new model with the Country Champs and Sydney Cup was somewhat of a first for us and it involved many months of preparation to facilitate. We learnt some things we will use to make it even better in 2023. A mammoth task but was well worth it when we saw the final product over the weekend.
As you all should be aware by now the Rugby Club Foundation was by far and away the biggest supporter of NSW Juniors and the State Championships. Their investment into grassroots junior rugby is second to none and needs recognition by all and sundry. Paying for the entry costs for every team PLUS covering the vital 1st Aid and Referee costs cannot by under estimated.
The Maqro 'P.G.Taylor' SYDNEY CUP has been won by Two Blues defeating Penrith 20-17.
The NSW Country Championship has been won by Hunter defeating Central West 34-12.
NSW State Championship 'Phil Warner Trophy' was won by Manly defeating Perth Districts 34-10.
The Maqro 'A.A.P.Cooper' SYDNEY CUP has been won by Penrith defeating Two Blues 29-0.
The NSW Country Championship has been jointly won by Hunter & Illawarra who drew 7-7.
NSW State Championship 'Kerry Brady Shield' was won by Coomera Gold Coast defeating Two Blues 20-5.
The Maqro 'S.J.R.U.' SYDNEY CUP has been won by Sydney University as the highest ranking Metro team after the pool stages..
The NSW Country Championship has been won by Central North as the highest ranking Country side after the pool stages.
NSW State Championship 'J.B.Carroll Shield' was won by Sydney University defeating Randwick 28-15.
NSW State Championship ‘J.C.Degotadi Shield’ was won jointly by Manly & Two Blues, drawing 28-28.
NSW State Championship ‘B.J.Gregory Shield’ was won by Warringah defeating Central Coast 22-7.
U14 BOYS The Maqro 'B.O.Killham'' SYDNEY CUP has been won by Gordon defeating Two Blues 29-12.
The NSW Country Championship has been won by Central Coast defeating Hunter 17-7.
NSW State Championship 'Hawton Trophy' was won by Two Blues defeating Eastwood 15-12.
The Maqro 'G.I.Ferris'' SYDNEY CUP has been won by Gordon defeating Penrith 34-0.
The NSW Country Championship has been won by Central Coast defeating Hunter J 22-5.
NSW State Championship 'John Goddard Shield' was won by Gordon defeating Penrith 15-0.
The Maqro 'A.E.Fisher'' SYDNEY CUP has been won by Manly defeating Northern Suburbs 18-10.
The NSW Country Championship has been won by Illawarra defeating Hunter n 27-7.
NSW State Championship 'Chas Hansen Trophy' was won by Randwick defeating Manly 10-0.
The Maqro 'W.M.A.Hunt'' SYDNEY CUP (aka 'the Mini Marvin') has been won by West Harbour defeating Manly 14-13.
The NSW Country Championship has been won by Hunter defeating New England 7-3.
NSW State Championship 'N.S.W.J.R.U Shield' was won by Eastwood defeating Manly 12-10.
All Rep teams will be posted on he NSW Juniors website www.nswjuniors.rugby as of tomorrow.
Thanks to everyone involved – Was a fantastic weekend and looking forward to our next event – the Regionals on the 2nd / 3rd July at Grantham Oval, Seven Hills
Folks – please share this part with your teams.
• Special 2022 NSW RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIPS Hoodie.
• 2021-22 State Championship Hoodie.
• NSW Juniors Cap
• NSW Juniors ‘Mums 4 Rugby’ Cap
The online store will be the ONLY avenue to purchase these items – they were NOT be available at the venues. Many sizes sold out early – but now there is a limited PRE-PURCHASE option available… This option will be available only until 28th June….
DO NOT DELAY IF YOU WISH TO ORDER
The online shop can be found at https://www.shopsinalli.com/shop/nsw-rugby-juniors
The code is nswjru
**PLEASE NOTE – This Range is for all The NSW Junior Rep Rugby Programs – there will NOT be additional available at the Schools Champs, Country Champs, State Gala, City vs Country or any other events – This is all ON SALE NOW. Once it is sold out it is gone.
The U10 & U11 State Gala will be held on the weekend of 16th / 17th July at Tuggerah Sports Complex….. If teams are interested I will look to run a ‘Player Pool’ same as we did for the State Champs – let us know if your teams are struggling for numbers.
The SJRU U12 Development Gala will be held on the weekend if 9th / 10th July – It is open to ‘2nd’ teams from each District… This is not for any Rep players to get a 2nd chance at a Carnival but rather for the players that missed out to get a chance at the experience. Players that were picked up by the Player pool ARE eligible to play for their Home District. We are happy to speak to the smaller Districts (Wests, Uni) about some exemptions if required to enable you to facilitate a team.
Country Teams are more than welcome to attend.
More info at
The event will be a 1 or 2 day event depending on nominations. So far we have
• Northern Suburbs
• Southern Districts