Rugby Union News & Updates

POLDING RUGBY UNION TRIALS – 21ST JUNE 2021 FORBES

The Polding rugby union selection trials were held at Forbes on Monday 1st July. Lismore Diocese had 18 students (17 boys/1 girl)  attend these trials. Lismore team managers reported that all Lismore Diocesan representatives played very good rugby union throughout the trials and they were a pleasure to work with at Forbes. Lismore had six boys make the Possibles and Probables and all six were selected in the Polding team. Congratulations to all 18 students from Lismore Diocese for your enthusiasm, talent, skill and effort at the trials.
 
The following six students were selected in the Polding team to attend the NSWPSSA State rugby union carnival at Mudgee on the 17th -19th August.
 
Congratulations to:
 
Stirling Wickham – St Peter’s Primary School, Port Macquarie
Harry Thompson-Mills  – Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Skennars Head
Levi Newton – Mary Help of Christians Primary School, Sawtell
William Gleeson – St Augustine’s Primary School, Coffs Harbour
Fergus Woolley – St Joseph’s Primary School, Alstonville
Iggy Biddle –  Mary Help of Christians Primary School, Sawtell
 
We wish them all the best at this event at the state carnival.

LISMORE DIOCESE PRIMARY RUGBY UNION GALA DAY – 3RD  JUNE  2021 AT  COFFS HARBOUR STADIUM

A terrific day of rugby union was held at Coffs Harbour Stadium.  Eight teams from throughout the Lismore Diocese played some wonderful rugby throughout the day. Mary Help of Christians,   Sawtell won the final ( 12 to 7)  against Holy Family, Skennars Head in a very close game.



LISMORE DIOCESAN PRIMARY RUGBY UNION TRIALS –30TH APRIL 2021 SOUTH GRAFTON

The Lismore Diocesan Rugby Union trials were held last Friday at South Grafton. A very successful day with this year seeing teams (55 students) representing each zone. Many thanks to convener Ern Sandral, selectors Peter Tonkin and Jack Sheridan, team managers and development officers, Gary Wilson and his team from Rugby NSW. All students participated well at the trials and showed their pleasing skills.

In the end there were 19 students selected to represent Lismore Diocese at the Polding trials at Forbes (Monday 21st June). The Lismore managers for 2021 are Ern Sandral (St Joseph’s, Woodburn) and Jack Sheridan (St Carthage’s, Lismore).

Congratulations to the following students:

1. Harry Thompson-Mills – Holy Family, Skennars Head
2. William Gleeson – St Augustine’s School, Coffs Harbour
3. Fergus Wooley – St Joseph’s, Alstonville
4. Tom Mison – St Anthony’s , Kingscliff
5. Levi Newton – MHOC, Sawtell
6. Stirling Wickham – St Peter’s , Port Macquarie
7. Peter Field – St Peter’s, Port Macquarie
8. Adam Price – St Finbar’s , Byron Bay
9. Jed Cruickshanks – St Francis Xavier’s, Woolgoolga
10. Rocky Tobin – St Finbar’s , Byron Bay
11. Jonah Hudson-Sheaffe – St Carthages , Lismore
12. Iggy Biddle – MHOC, Sawtell
13. Miles McGarrity – Holy Family, Skennars Head
14. James Buglar – St Peter’s , Port Macquarie
15. Joseph Trancred – Holy Family, Skennars Head
16. Nate Collins – St Carthage’s , Lismore
17. Indi-Ocean Loughland – St Anthony’s , Kingscliff
18. Charlie George – St Augustine’s School, Coffs Harbour
19. Jacob Scheibel – OLHC , South Lismore

Lismore students selected to attend Forbes for Polding trials on Monday 21st June.


LISMORE DIOCESAN PRIMARY RUGBY UNION TRIALS –13TH MARCH  2020 GRAFTON

Lismore Diocesan Rugby union selection trials were held at Grafton on Friday 13th March. Thank you to the convener, development officers, selectors, team managers. There was a large number of boys (55) attend this trial and they showed very good development in their skills in rugby. This made the selection process quite difficult. Well done to all boys from throughout the Lismore Diocese.

RUGBY UNION selections – Lismore managers to Forbes( 29th June) Ern Sandral-St Joseph’s, Woodburn & Jack Sheridan -St Carthage’s, Lismore.

  1. Edward Esgate & Max Esgate -St Anthonys, Kingscliff.
  2. Jack Plant – St Mary’s, Casino.
  3. Oscar Loudon & Nathan Lantry – MHOC, Sawtell.
  4. Lucas Brodrick – St Joseph’s, Wauchope.
  5. Peter Hammond – St Joseph’s, Maclean.
  6. Lachlan Barnes- St Joseph’s, Alstonville.
  7. Lane Edmonds & Blake Paisley – St Carthage’s, Lismore.
  8. William Gleeson, Sonny Colyer, Jack Harrison, Digger Rowthorne, Jett Chapman, Riley Betland, Taj Wilson  & Kyle Chapman- St Augustine’s, Coffs Harbour.

RUGBY UNION CHRIS GANGEMI CUP – 5TH AUGUST 2019 ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE, HUNTER’S HILL 

St Carthage Rugby Winners Report


POLDING RUGBY UNION TRIALS – 1ST JULY 2019 FORBES

The Polding rugby union selection trials were held at Forbes on Monday 1st July. Lismore Diocese had 19 boys attend these trials. Lismore team managers reported that the boys played very good rugby union throughout the trials and they were a pleasure to work with at Forbes. Lismore had five boys make the possibles and probables. Congratulations to all 19 boys from Lismore Diocese for your enthusiasm, talent, skill and effort at the trials.
 
The following four students were selected in the Polding team to attend the NSWPSSA State rugby union carnival at Hawksbury on 26-29 August. Congratulations to Riley Flood (St Carthage’s, Lismore), Thomas Ainsworth (St Mary’s, Casino), Tavita Loughland (St Anthony’s, Kingscliff ) and Ethan McManemin (St Joseph’s, Tweed Heads). We wish them all the best at this event at the state carnival.

Lismore Diocesan rugby union squad at Fobes Polding trials. Lismore managers are John Sheridan and Ern Sandral


LISMORE DIOCESE PRIMARY RUGBY UNION GALA DAY – 28TH MAY 2019 COFFS HARBOUR STADIUM

A terrific day of rugby union was held at Coffs Harbour Stadium.  Eight teams from throughout the Lismore Diocese played some wonderful rugby throughout the day. St Carthage’s, Lismore won the final against St Augustine’s Coffs Harbour in a very close game, scoring in the last moments to snatch victory.  



Primary Catholic Rugby Union Knockout – 8 August 2018 Sydney

Congratulations to St Peter’s Primary School Port Macquarie for winning the Catholic State Rugby Union Knockout for 2018.  They defeated Assumption Bathurst 15 – 5 in the grand final.

View the results (PDF).



POLDING RUGBY TRIALS – 2 JULY 2018 Forbes

Congratulations to Ethan Tombs (St Peter’s, Port Macquarie) and Flynn Jonsson (St Francis Xavier, Ballina) on their selection in the Polding rugby union team to contest the NSWPSSSA State carnival at Coffs Harbour 28-30 August.

Well done to all Lismore players who participated and played so well at the Polding selection trials and who represented Lismore Diocese so proudly.

Lismore Diocesan Team – Polding Rugby selection trials. Lismore managers John Sheridan and Greg Hayes.


LISMORE DIOCESE PRIMARY RUGBY UNION GALA DAY – 27 JUNE 2018 COFFS HARBOUR

St Peter’s, Port Macquarie won 38 – Nil in the Final against St Carthages, Lismore

St Peter’s, Port Macquarie


Polding Selection Trials 2017 at Forbes

The Polding selection trials were held at Forbes on Monday 26th June. The Lismore squad of 20 boys are to be congratulated on their rugby skills and sportsmanship.

Team managers John Sheridan and Peter Slattery reported that the boys were a pleasure to look after at the trials.

Congratulations to Domanic Mason (St Joseph’s Primary, Woodburn) in gaining selection in the Polding team this year. Well done to all Lismore Diocesean students who participated at the trials this year in Forbes.

Thank you to team managers John Sheridan and Peter Slattery for your interest and commitment this year.

St Peter’s Primary School representing the Lismore Diocese in the NSWCPS Rugby Knockout Final on 7 August 2017 – finishing 2nd in the state to St Mary’s, Warren.


Lismore Rugby Union Gala Day – Coffs Harbour 7 June 2017

View draw & results (PDF)