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Presentation Night

The Old Ignatian’s Rugby committee invite you to celebrate the year that was at the annual presentation night,

When: Friday the 23rd of October, 7pm
Where: The Union Hotel, North Sydney
Cost: $60 per single, $100 per couple*
Dress: Jacket and Tie

All and sundry are invited.Friends, Girlfriends, Partners, Wives, Parents

Looking forward to seeing you all there

* You can pay cash on the night or we will have the EFTPOS machine there to be able to pay with your credit cardlogo

2015 Season Review Survey

We are doing a review of the season and have constructed a survey which is totally anonymous.

Please read below and give 5mins of your time to complete the survey.

Old Ignatians Rugby Review.
This is a new and exciting time for the club and we want your input to make sure

Could you please click on the following link and complete a small survey about the 2015 season and our future.

Please be as honest as possible


Results vs St Pats

With a disrupted home fixture due to some rain on Friday night, the council only allowed us to play 3 out of 6 grades being Colt’s, 2’s and 1’s.

With the day starting off with colties – it was looking good from the outset with the redmen blowing out to a 12-0 lead early in the piece, before the hangovers kicked in and we went from a dominant team to a team where nobody could catch a cold or make a tackle. St Pats went on and won in a scrappy affair 36-26. It has since been revealed that a team member scheduled his 21st on the Friday night hence the ghost like figures running around on Saturday.

We then moved on to 2’s where we saw our injury depleted team battle hard for the first 20 mins or so before St Pats gained momentum and ran over the top of us, eventuating in a 50-7 victory.

3.15 saw the battle of all battles – facing up with a severely injury depleted team against last years premiers who we have not beaten in first grade in a number of years. This game was a tussle the whole way along with only one point separating the two teams until the final minute, when we gained some momentum and seeing Michael Dempsey crash over for a try to help seal 4 try bonus point victory 27-19 ! This game was a fantastic example of the hard work and dedication being shown by the club, and proves that we are a force to be reckoned with for the rest of the year.

In other news – with State of Origin this Wednesday night being played in Sydney, the coaches of all grades are currently discussing all possible options for training this week. Please stay tuned to all forms of social media for the final word on training.

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Red men –

All games have been called off for tomorrow (Saturday 2nd May) against Colleagues due to the wet weather.

Matches against Colleagues have been rescheduled for the 1st August which is a wet weather round.

This also means that the skivvy tour has been postponed until this date.

Also – The Union is showing the Mayweather Vs Pacquiao fight on Sunday.

Get along and support our sponsor pub and watch what is being dubbed the fight of the century.

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New Sponsor – Century 21 Cordeau Marshall

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Century 21 Cordeau Marshall on board for sponsorship for the 2015 season and beyond. Visit the link below for a bio on the very successful Cordeau Marshall group.

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Round 1 VS Mosman

Well the 2015 season is officially underway and round 1 took us to our sacred home patch of Ryde International Oval. It was a beautiful morning with the sun shining and the pitch looking the best it ever has. It was a great start to the day to see 5th Grade (otherwise known as elevensies) warming up – or what they call warming up by throwing a bit of banter around and the odd walk breaking into a trot. But we were all fooled. Mosman, at first glance looked the younger and faster team, but the experience of the elevensies kicked in and they put on a masterclass to notch their first win for the season.

4th grade had a tough day at the office with Mossy getting the early jump with a few quick tries, which forced our boys to play catch up for the rest of the day. 3rd grade had a strong tussle and unfortunately went down in a close one. Colties had another classic running rugby exhibition against (as Palmer refers to them as The Mosman Crumble). Our boys didn’t help their causes by plenty of handling errors along with some injuries to key players which left us a little under strength and ended up on the wrong side of the score line.

2nd grade were ready for what was written as a tight battle, bouncing back from a sloppy display in the trial to show a spirited and hard fought match. As was the same in 1st grade, our boys defended for the majority of the game and were unlucky not to come away with the win. To 1st grade, and we saw what was a great build up for many years and was going to be a fantastic display of rugby coming off the trials with some new faces and retaining many combinations built from last year. As was the same in 2nd grade, we defended for what seemed an eternity with some heavy collisions. Mosman ended up victors 4 tries to 3.

There is a fantastic platform being built for this season, with perhaps not quite enough rugby under our belts for round 1, but looking forward to round 2 this coming weekend against Brothers. Make sure everyone gets down to training this Wednesday night.


5th grade – 15-13 W

4th grade – 3-42 L

3rd grade – 12-25 L

Colts – 5-38 L

2nd grade – 7-15 L

1st grade – 17-31 L

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First Round

Calling all reddies far and wide –

We have fast approached the start of the 2015 season with round 1 kicking off this weekend against Mosman Whales down at Ryde International.

Kickoff times are below.

5th Grade 9.50/10.00am

4th Grade 10.45am

3rd Grade 11.40am

Colts 12.45pm

2nd Grade 2.00pm

1st Grade 3.15pm

Get down to raining tonight for the final hit out and team selections.

After 1st grade we will have speeches at the clubhouse and then venture down to The Union Hotel for some beers and a feed.

Get excited for what is going to be a huge season for the Redmen in 2015.

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