Seniors: season 2013:
Season schedule now available!
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New Colts Coaching Director
UWA Rugby is pleased to announce the appointment of Mitch Hardy to oversee the Colts (U18s & U20s) programme for 2013. Mitch has just retired from competitive rugby and undertaken a new role with the Dept of Sport & Recreation.
A former member of the Brumbies Super Rugby franchise and former Wallaby, Mitch was also in managerial roles with RugbyWA and the Western Force and so he brings a broad spectrum of experience and those colts who become part of his tutelage are privileged indeed.
The presence of Mitch will bring a new level of excitement to the entire club and provide wonderful opportunities for our future stars.
We wish to thank the inaugural U18 coach, Kathal ‘Buddha’ Spence, for the success he delivered with two Grand Final appearances including one premiership. His drive and determination was the basis for very cohesive squads and the skill level he brought to all of the players was impressive. He is extremely well respected by the club, the colts and parents and we wish him well in his non-coaching activities. Thankfully, his expertise will not be lost for Kathal will continue in a recruitment role, especially for colts.
U20s coach 2010, 2011, 2012, Colin Richardson, is to become a father soon and will take on an assistant role within this new-look Colts programme. We thank him for taking his squads to the last two finals series after being part of the premiership winning group in 2010.
UWA RUGBY WELCOMES NEW PLATINUM SPONSOR -
UWA Rugby Club is proud to announce Acton Dalkeith as our new Platinum Sponsor. The Acton Dalkeith logo will be seen on the front of Premier Grade jerseys throughout the season. Acton Dalkeith signed on as a sponsor in 2012 and it's great to see them moving up to Platinum Sponsor in 2013.
We are immensely grateful for their ongoing support.
ACTON Dalkeith is proud to support the UWA rugby club. ACTON Dalkeith and its sister company ACTON Cottesloe, are committed to supporting the rugby playing community in WA. ACTON Dalkeith provides excellent expertise and experience to our community in their property journey. Whether it be selling your home or leasing, ACTON Dalkeith invites you to experience the difference.
Grant Heymans, Acton Dalkeith and Cottesloe Principal
RECRUITING FOR 2013
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Seniors: the season past:
UWA RUGBY WINS
UWA SPORTS CHAMPION CLUB AWARD FOR 2012
For the second year in a row UWA Rugby has been awarded the UWA Sports Champion Club Award. Uni Rugby first won this award in its inagural year 1958 - and then didnt win again until 2011. Congrats to Harry Scoble for being awarded a Half Blue and to Warren Colliss and Damian O'Donnell for being awarded a Club Letter. These awards cap off a stellar year for both our Senior and Junior Clubs.
4TH GRADE WIN PREMIERSHIP
Win Makes it 4 in a Row
2nd Grade and U18 Colts Runners Up in Stellar Year
UWA Named Club Champions and Champion Club
4th Grade outclassed Nedlands 36-17 to take out the 2012 Premiorship and make it 4 wins in a row. Tries to Hardy 2, Lenegan 2, Dopson and Manning sealed the win.
U18 Colts and 2nd Grade were unable to overcome Wannerro and Associates to secure their victories; however the Club takes great pride in their achievements.
UWA was named 2012 Club Champion for accumulating the most points across all senior teams. This is the first victory since 1991!
UWA was also named the 2012 Champion Club for accumulating the most points across all senior AND junior teams. This is the first occasion for the Club to have won this honour since it started in 1994.
With 6 teams in the Finals there has been a lot to celebrate in a great year for the Club.
All in all a stellar year.
4th Grade Premiers 2012 2nds Caleb Brown Scores Colts Michael Beatty runs
|4th Grade v Nedlands||WON 36-17||1st Grade||4th|
|U18 Colts v Wanneroo||lost 10-24||2nd Grade||1st|
|2nd Grade v Associates||lost 20-23||3rd Grade Gold||2nd|
|3rd Grade Black||8th|
|4th Grade Gold||1st|
|4th Grade Black||8th|
|Colts U20 Gold||3rd|
|Colts U20 Green||9th|
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - 1st
SOUTH AMERICA TOUR 2012
UWA Rugby Undefeated
Touring Party - 34 Players and Supporters Joined the Tour
Craig Best, Brendan Brbich, Miguel Cervantes Snr, Miguel Cervantes Jr., Warren Colliss, Sean Cowley, Tim Davies, Andrew Dopson, Fabrice Gregoire, Shaun Hardcastle, Grant Hardwick, Dr Boyd Herewini, Montgomery King, Ryan Lenegan, Franklin Lough, Billy McGrath, Ed Meagher, Lucas Meaney, Chris Medway, Dr. Samuel Medway, Damian O’Donnell, Nicholas O'Sullivan, Dr Michael Patching, Daniel Pether, Luke Scatena, Adrian Scherpenzeel, Justin Smith, Antonio Soldatic, Dharsh Sritharan, Donald Swanson, Nick Wallis, Phil Watkinson, Mark Westcott, Rob Young.
|Game 1 - 9/10 v Montevideo Uruguay||won 26-24|
|UWA wins first game. Tries to Lenegan, Cowley, Hardwick
|Game 2 - 13/10 v Club Atlético Banco de la Nación||won 48-19
|UWA wins 8 tries to 3. Nick Wallis gets a hat trick of tries.
|Game 3 - 16/10 v Rio de Janiero Rugby Club||won 31-28|
|Final game on tour. A hectic encounter. Took 2hrs to get there by train then ferry, some hard players on their team made life difficult at the end. Lucas Meaney bagged a double and the tourists remain undefeated in South America - Andrew Dopson (Turd)
UWA GLOBAL RECOGNITION!!!UWA Rugby Club in the news
From the Irish Rugby website:
"Shannon Players Making Their Mark Down Under"
"Four former Shannon players could be celebrating this Sunday as they aim for glory in the Western Australian Premier grade grand final.
Playing with the famed University of Western Australia and with a multitude All-Ireland medals between them, Andrew Finn, Fionn McLoughlin, Trevor Downes and Cian O'Connor are preparing for Sunday's grand final where they are hoping to bridge an almost 40-year gap since the club last won the title."
See the full story, and pictures on the Irish Rugby web site.