After a turbulent 2020 season, the 2021 season will be bigger than ever.
10 Clubs, more than 30 teams, 18 regular season rounds, up to 15 games per week, and three weeks of Finals all coming to an end on the 4th September. Get yourself ready because it all starts on 10th April, and we cannot wait to be back.
With the competition including 8 x 1st Grade teams, 9 x Women’s Xs teams and 10 x 2nd Grade teams, the draws certainly presented some curveballs.
Each week will see all of our 2nd Grade teams on the field, one of the Women’s teams will have a bye whilst the other 8 play, and most weeks will see three 1st Grade matches as two teams have a bye.
3rd Grade Draw will be confirmed closer to season start as Clubs continue to monitor their player numbers.
Certainly not perfect but works in everyone’s favour with keeping clubs different teams together each weekend and allows all teams to play in their appropriate division.
Obviously COVID-19 is ever-present, but with the current restrictions on Community Sport, there won’t be anything in place that our members or spectators won’t already be accustomed to. More details to come on this, but don’t be discouraged from supporting your club in 2021.
See the Draws below or head to our Seniors page for the files, Season starts in 7 weeks, hope to see you there!
With 2020 coming to an end, all Clubs were invited to participate in a meeting on Saturday to help shape the 2021 season.
Multiple key decisions were made regarding the 2021 season, including the Start Date and expected Grand Final Day.
The 2021 Season will kick off on Saturday 10th April 2021, with an expected 18 round competition to occur, including one Competition Bye on Saturday 12th June 2021 (June Long Weekend). The Regular Season is expected to conclude on 14th August 2021, and Grand Finals will be held on Saturday 4th September 2021.
Looks like a lot of clubs have already taken action from this being decided on the weekend, with Clubs scheduling the start of Pre-Season with most returning in Mid-January. Check your local Clubs Social Media pages for more details.
Following the SIRU Junior Council Meeting held on Saturday 5th December, we are pleased to be able to announce the dates for the 2021 SIRU Junior Season!
With 2020 coming to an end, it certainly was a year that tested all of our clubs, but with some Rugby played regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic and varying restrictions, all 11 Clubs are keen to be back on board this year and looking forward to Rugby being the focus.
All clubs will return on Sunday 2nd May 2021, with 9 Gala Days to occur before 2 weeks of finals to complete the season on 29th August in Grenfell.
For all the dates, please see below.
A main point of discussion during the SIRU Junior Council Meeting was the introduction and success of smaller Gala Days featuring 3 Clubs. All clubs voted in favour of having a few of these during the season, with the occasional Half Gala Day (Competition split in half) and one Full Gala Day if restrictions allow it.
More detail to come as the season nears, but lock in the dates below for now!
Southern Inland Rugby Union Inc. will be hosting its three annual meetings on Saturday 5th December at Romano's Hotel.
If you are interested in attending, you must RSVP before Thursday 3rd December so that appropriate arrangements can be made with the venue.
If you wish to nominate for a position on the SIRU Board, please contact J.Heffernan@brumbies.com.au for the relevant forms.
If you have any further enquiries about the meeting or to RSVP, please contact J.Heffernan@brumbies.com.au
10:30AM - SIRU Junior Council Meeting
12:30PM - SIRU AGM
1:30PM - SIRU Senior Council Meeting
In an uncertain 2020 when it comes to sport, it was great to have all six schools back at Conolly Rugby Park last night taking the field for the second season of Wagga Wagga Super 6s!
First up at 4:30PM we had the 2019 5th and 6th placed teams with Kooringal High School taking on Wagga Wagga Christian College.
Whilst WWCC looked good in periods of the match, Kooringal certainly brought more experience and aggression to the field, running away victorious with a scoreline of 70-0.
Kooringal improved week-on-week in 2019, and if this where they are starting in 2020 they should be dominant by the back-end of the season.
In our second match we saw the Minor Final from 2019 reoccur with The Riverina Anglican College and Wagga Wagga High School face off.
TRAC certainly brought a structured game plan showing off some serious preparation over the year, and ran away with a 57-0 victory. WWHS will certainly look back on some missed opportunities and hope to turn it around in the coming weeks.
In our primetime match at 6:30PM we saw a repeat of the 2019 Grand Final, with Kildare Catholic College seeking revenge on Mater Dei Catholic College.
In what was a see-sawing first half, Kildare went up 10-0, before Mater Dei brought it back to 10-all before half time. Both teams certainly kept moving the ball from one end of the field to the other with open-play kicking as well as creative ball movement. Both teams will rue missed opportunities, but Kildare will be pleased to start their season with a 30-15 victory.
Following last nights results the standings are:
Next weeks matches are:
4:30PM - Kildare CC v WWHS
5:30PM - Mater Dei CC v Kooringal HS
6:30PM - WWCC v TRAC
* - No Spectators Allowed