Results Saturday 22nd July:
Fixtures Saturday 29th July:
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
Mr J Lynch - Rugby Convenor
FROM THE RUGBY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
The Power of Togetherness
The 16As and Bs recorded their first double win on Saturday against teams they had previously lost to. On Tuesday and Thursday the 16s trained together and you could sense a unity of purpose as well as some quality execution. This transferred to match day with contributions from everyone. However the SPX spirit was exemplified by Corben Jubian who was in the thick of the action throughout for the Bs, came off injured, had some treatment and got back on the field with urgency. That’s the attitude that wins games!!
The result was 8 wins , 3 losses and a draw with the Opens roaring back from a 14 point deficit and the 13Bs perfect in re-cycling the ball at the tackle contest which resulted in a touch of class from Leo Martin, going over in the corner.
The day started with early morning vigour and enthusiasm from our 15Bs who sailed along on a wave of touchline enthusiasm with Chris Cormack an outstanding tackling machine.
The Opens, 2nds, 3rds, 15As, 15Bs and 14Bs all had fine wins scoring plenty of points.
This week we travel to St Pat's. We all know what’s needed here - wins! And we will get them if we take last Saturday's attitude and commitment into those games.
One area we must focus on this week at training is Lower Body Tackling. Let’s make this a priority!
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. The Rugby Club will be arranging a dinner in Orange on the evening of Friday 11th August for those who are travelling up to Orange on the Friday. 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). 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.
(3) SPX Rugby Club Supporters 'End of Season Social Get Together’ at The Willoughby Hotel, 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. 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
Mr Paul O’Neill - President, St Pius X College Rugby Supporters Club