Results Saturday 5th August:
Congratulations to the 16Bs, 13Bs and 13Cs who have now finished their seasons with the 13Bs finishing undefeated Premiers of their competition.
Performance of the Week: A superb effort last week and congratulations to Mr Steinman's Under 15Bs who defeated St Augustine's 19-17. (John Couani)
Fixtures Saturday 12th August:
Final Matches of the 2017 Season
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 6:15am on Saturday morning and return at the conclusion of the 1st XV match.
Mr Brannan will drive a school mini bus to The Scots School, Bathurst for any student from the 14Bs who requires transport. This bus will then continue to Orange for the 14A's fixture before returning at the end of the day. Please add your names to the sign-up sheet also.
St Pius X Rugby Presentation evening will be held on
Tuesday 22nd August at 7pm in the Gymnasium.
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
Children are welcome to attend: 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
'Team St Pius X Rugby'on a roll'
Saturday was a day for team commitment and passion, personified by our 15Bs winning a straight 'shoot out' with St Augustine’s. The 15Bs are undefeated and will be champions regardless of this weekend’s results. The game was a thriller as befits a winner-takes-all game. As the final whistle sounded to record a 19-17 win the entire squad leapt in delight; instinct rarely betrays sincerity. On field speeches, tears and photographs were a fitting climax.
Elsewhere our Opens 2nds stretched their unbeaten run to two seasons, a tremendous achievement. The 2nds remain unbeaten and will also be champions regardless of this weekend’s results. Our 3rds are undefeated but must beat Kinross this weekend to finish the competition in outright 1st place.
Lower down the age range but of no less importance our 13Bs continued their unbeaten run with a last second win to keep Mr Rodgers' nerves intact. The 16Bs have strived manfully all season and in the televised ( filmed) game recorded a fine 36-10 win. A terrific team effort.
In the remaining games there was genuine evidence that we can compete with the top performing schools. Despite injuries we now have increasing playing depth and a willingness to back up for the team above.
Momentum is an oft-used word in sport and we are 'in the pink' both on and off the field which is great to witness. This week we take our 'crusade' to Kinross. On the road we travel well. Let’s finish the season with a 'full house' of wins and let the festivities begin!
Mike Penistone - Rugby Development Officer
RUGBY CLUB NEWS
(1) Orange this weekend: Rugby Club Dinner – Friday Night - Lord Anston Hotel
The Rugby Club will be holding a dinner in Orange this 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 with its own bar on the first floor of the Lord Anston Hotel, 224 Anston Street, Orange (opposite front entrance to the Orange Ex-Serviceman’s Club). Last meal orders are at 9:30pm and last drinks are at 11:30pm. Dinner & Wine Menu and Kids Menu can be found below. The dinner will not be a buffet or set menu - you will be able to order off the normal hotel dinner menu which is reasonably priced.
If you are intending to attend the Dinner in Orange please advise Paul O’Neill via email [email protected] or via telephone 0418-634750. For catering purposes please advise (1) the number of persons that will be attending the Dinner; (2) How many adult meals and/or kids meals will be required; and (3) What time you expect to arrive at the Lord Anston Hotel.
Accommodation – Templers Mill Motel in Orange
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). Templers Mill Motel is part of the Orange Ex-Serviceman’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.
SPX Supporters’ Clothing
For those travelling to Orange the Rugby Club will have the newly released SPX Supporters’ Basecamp/Sideline Jackets and Baseball Caps (both in pink and navy) with us at the dinner on Friday night for you to purchase. Jackets are $85 and caps $20. (We will have EFTPOS facilities with us.) In respect to these items you might note a comment by an SPX mother who recently purchased jackets, caps and our polo shirts: "The quality of these items is outstanding for the price. I will spread the word!"
(2) 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
Children welcome to attend: 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