Results Saturday 29th July:
Fixtures Saturday 5th August:
Final Matches of the 2017 Season
This weekend will be the final games for the 16B, 13B and 13C sides. Next week will see the remaining teams play their final matches, with the Opens, 16A, 15A, 15B, 14A, 13A traveling to Kinross in Orange, the 14Bs playing at Scots in Bathurst and the 15Cs against St Augustine’s in Sydney. The students from the 13Bs and Cs have the opportunity to join the 14Bs to ensure they have enough numbers to travel to Bathurst.
Those boys requiring transport to Kinross need to add their names to the bus sign-up sheet located at the front office. The bus will depart Anderson Street Chatswood at 6am on Saturday morning and return at the conclusion of the 1st XV match.
Under 15s NZ Rugby Tour 2018
Players and their parents from current Under 14s rugby players or other eligible students from the College are invited to the Tour Information Evening to be held on Monday 7th August at 6pm in the Sarto Centre. Please contact Mr Lynch or collect a note from the student office for more information on the tour.
St Pius X College Rugby Club Supporters Social Night – Saturday 26th August
As a ‘thank you’ to all our SPX Rugby Supporters, the Rugby Club will be holding an ‘End of Season Social Get Together’ at the Willoughby Hotel from 5.30pm on Saturday 26th August. Book your FREE tickets ASAP through this direct link to the specific TryBooking Site ttps://www.trybooking.com/299087
You are welcome to bring along your child/children – they are allowed on the hotel premises under adult supervision but must be off the premises by 10pm. See further details in the Rugby Club News section below.
Mr J Lynch - Rugby Convenor
FROM THE RUGBY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Key words shining through
Character, passion, commitment, enthusiasm, talent, all shone through at St Pat's on Saturday. A real 'Team St Pius X Rugby' day.
There were nine wins with all our three Opens teams winning and Josh Thrum outstanding for our 1sts. If he stays “cool” he has a bright future in the game. Opens 2nds and 3rds remain unbeaten with the Opens 3rds playing some enthralling running rugby. The 15As have only lost one game, so these three teams are well placed to win their respective competitions.
The 16As put in their most disciplined playing performance of the season in scoring 36 points for and none against! A terrific first half. The 15As continued to display both team and individual potential with the Bs and Cs also getting home well!! The 14As won a nail-biter 15-14 despite several injuries. There is lots of character in this team and it is sure to blossom through next season.
Talking of character, the 13Bs were ahead 21-0, then down 29-21, before winning 50-29 which was tough on the coach’s nerves! Some of the rugby our three 13s teams are playing is fantastic. The 13As were involved in a game of high intensity and commitment, just losing out on the bell, but they can be hugely proud of their performance. Life is all about maintaining a positive attitude.
This week we face St Augustine’s, a tough assignment and a challenge we should look forward to, as it is our final Home game. Let’s get everyone to training on Tuesday and begin the winning process!!
Mike Penistone - Rugby Development Officer
RUGBY CLUB NEWS
(1) SPX Rugby (Senior School) taking on Kinross Wolaroi College at Orange on Saturday, 12 August. The Senior College (Under 13s to Opens) will be playing Kinross Wolaroi College at Orange on Saturday 12th August. There will be no College Rugby games for the Junior School that weekend, the Junior College’s Rugby Season will conclude with final games for the season this Saturday, 5 August.
The Rugby Club will be having a dinner in Orange on the evening of Friday 11th August for those who are travelling to Orange on the Friday. The Dinner will be held from 7.30pm in a private function room on the first floor of the Lord Anston Hotel, 224 Anston Street, Orange. Last meal orders are at 9:30pm and last drinks are at 11:30pm. Dinner & Wine Menu attached below, and Kids Menu also attached.
If you are intending to attend the Dinner in Orange please advise Paul O’Neill via Email: [email protected] or via telephone 0418-634750 so that for catering purposes we can advise the hotel of the numbers of persons attending the Dinner (eg. How many adults, how many children) and what time you expect to arrive at the Lord Anston Hotel.
We have also reserved some discounted motel rooms in Orange on the Friday night for SPX supporters at the Templers Mill Motel (see further details below re rooms, tariffs etc). Templer’s Mill Motel is part of the Orange ExServiceman’s Club and there is free access to the Club’s heated pool and gym. As overnight accommodation vacancies can be limited on a Friday night/weekend in a busy ‘sports city’ such as Orange we suggest you make your booking at your earliest possible convenience, or you may well miss out.
As per normal the College will have a bus leaving Chatswood early Saturday morning and returning from Orange that afternoon for players whose parents are not driving out to Orange.
(2) SPX Rugby Presentation Night for both the Senior and Junior College – Tuesday 22nd August.
The College will be holding the Rugby Presentation Night for both the Senior and Junior College boys on the evening of Tuesday 22nd August. The Junior School Presentation (Years 5 and 6) will commence at the Sarto Centre at 5.30pm and conclude at 6.45pm. The Senior School Presentation will be held in the College Gymnasium commencing at 7.00pm and concluding about 8.30pm. For Junior School parents who have not been to this presentation night before don't miss it as the smile on your boy's face as he is introduced to the audience individually, and then as part of his team, is priceless.
(3) SPX Rugby Club Supporters 'End of Season Social Get Together’ at The Willoughby Hotel, Saturday 26th August. Children welcome to attend.
As a ‘thank you’ to all our SPX Rugby Supporters, the Rugby Club will be holding an ‘End of Season Social Get Together’ at the Willoughby Hotel from 5.30pm on Saturday 26th August. The Rugby Club, through the hotel, will provide a good selection of high quality ‘stand-up’ food and the only thing that those attending will have to pay for will be their own drinks at normal pub bar prices. We have secured the whole first floor for ourselves for the function. This will NOT be a fundraising night. It is simply a way for the Rugby Club to say thank you to all the teachers, coaches, support staff, mums, dads, grandmas, granddads and others who have been there every week supporting the SPX Rugby boys and being an active part of our SPX Rugby Community. It is the week of the SPX College Rugby Presentation Night, a Bledisloe Cup match night (on the screen at the hotel) and the right time to celebrate a very successful and enjoyable SPX 2017 Rugby season! The venue may sell out early so we recommend that you book your FREE tickets ASAP by going to the TryBooking Direct Link https://www.trybooking.com/299087
You are welcome to bring along your child/children – they are allowed on the hotel premises under adult supervision but must be off the premises by 10pm.
Mr Paul O’Neill - President, St Pius X College Rugby Supporters Club