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Robert Ward is a Mortgage Broker & Owner of Premium Broker Pty Ltd. After completing University Robert joined the State Bank of NSW and moved into a Business Banking role with Colonial State Bank and later still with the Commonwealth Bank. In 2002 Robert resigned from CBA a became a mortgage broker since 2002. In 2003 he joined up with his old boss John McLennan & established Premium Broker. Robert has a degree in Business and a Diploma of Financial Services. He is also a member of the MFAA & COSL and is a MFAA Certified Mentor. Robert is also a long time player and official with the Old Iggies Rugby Club - Click here for more information.

Vale – Keith Arcus

We are sad to report the sudden passing of Keith Arcus.

Keith Arcus was a regular sideline supporters of the Old Ignatians Rugby Club during the 1990s and 2000s. Keith was a great guy, a true gentleman and his big permanent smile and positive demeanor will be greatly missed.

Out thoughts and prayers go out to his children Steve, Jo & Alex, grandchildren and the extended Arcus family.


  • Palm Chapel, Macquarie Park Cemetery
    Corner Delphi & Plessey Roads, North Ryde
  • 11.15 am
  • Tuesday July 19
  • Afterwards at Mosman Rowers.

Play for Old Iggies in 2016

Red ExpressIn 2016 we will be entering 4 teams in 3rd Division.  We have a new committee and new coaches across the board. And that means new goals & a new commitment from our players.

If you are interested in joining the Red Express in 2016 put you name down to play for now.

If you are a new player and need more information, please complete the form below and we will contact you.

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Vale Drew Hall

It is with a sad heart we report the passing of Drew Hall (OR 87) on Wednesday 19th August 20156. Drew was fighting cancer for the past few years.Drew Hall

Drew was a classy 1st Grade 5/8th who represented Old Iggies in the early 1990’s. He was known for his soft hands, great passing game and deceptive footwork.

He leaves behind four great kids, Tom, Gidget, Tricksy and Evey who, along with us all, are devastated. He was truly one of life’s gentlemen.

A celebration of his life will be held
Monday 24th August – 3pm onwards
Hotel Canobolas Ballroom Orange

Agenda – Special General Meeting – Tonight at 7pm Union Hotel

An open invitation to all players & supporters of the Old Ignatians Rugby Club.

Old Ignatians Rugby Football Club
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13/08/2015 (tonight)
7pm Sharp
Union Hotel, Crows Nest


  1. Brief outline of the current situation
  2. Current strengths of the club
  3. Call to Arms
    a) Red Army of Volunteers & Coaches
    b) Recruitment of players
    c) Marketing Budget & Campaign
    d) Player Commitment
    e) Getting the culture back & right
  4. Open discussion & positive ideas

    A 2015 Season Review will be conducted later
    A review of the season has already begun however this will not be the forum to vent or rant.
    The club is conducting a review of the 2015 season by way of meetings and anonymous survey to anyone who wants to participate.

Outcomes & Objectives

  • Get Support and commitment
  • To change the culture of the club & develop a charter to promote this
  • Obtain suggestions, ideas and ways to improve
  • Remain Positive for the future

Robert Ward
Vice President OIRFC

Last Home Game

Please join us for the last home game of the year.cropped-sutherland-cup-jumper.jpg

Saturday 8th August
Ryde International Oval, Blaxland Rd
Opponents: Petersham Rugby Club
Family Friendly Day.

Jumping Castle Bring a chair, a picnic blanket and the kids.
And we will have a jumping castle and activities for the kids.



Please get down and support the club and enjoy some early Spring weather.

2015 Presidents Lunch

Presidents Lunch

The 2015 OIRFC President’s Lunch

Proudly Sponsored by North Shore Volkswagen & Building Durability

12.30-4.00pm, Friday 26 June Dockside, The Balcony Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park

Master of Ceremonies: John “Broom” Meagher (OIRFC Legend)

Guest Speakers:
Joe Roff (Wallaby Legend 1996-2004)
Owen Finegan (Wallaby Legend 1996-2003)

Single Ticket: $150 including GST
Table of 12: $1,800 including GST

Dress: Jacket & Tie

Book early to avoid disappointment as seats are limited.
RSVP by Friday 19 June with credit card payment to
Domenic Lombardo; domenic.lombardo@team.telstra.comPhone: 0417 871 402

Booking/Payment form is attached below:

2015 OIRFC Presidents Lunch Booking Form
The 2015 OIRFC Presidents Lunch Invitation

Footy Tipping Comp – Super 15 starts today

FootyTipsThe Super 15 rugby competition kicks off on Friday 13 February.

Please join the Old Iggies Rugby Super 15 tipping competition and help the club to raise some money and help yourself to some prize money. The competition is open to all.  Send an email to your mates and families and any rugby supporters you know.

The entry fee is $40.  $20 goes to the club and $20 goes into the prize pool.

Follow this link to the Footy Tip website. Register as a member of Footy Tips and join the Old Iggies tipping competition.
The password for the competition is: oirfc

Payment of your entry fee should be made to the Commonwealth Bank:

Account name: Old Ignatians Rugby

BSB: 062 037

Account number: 028027628