Staff Applications For NSW Tertiary Rugby League Representative Teams

The 2017 NSW Tertiary Rugby League Open Representative Teams (City and Country) will play in the annual match at Glen Willow precent, Mudgee on Sunday 7 May 2016.

Applications are now open for the positions of Coach, Trainers (two), Manager and Physio for both City and Country teams. Whilst not essential, it would be desirable if applicants had some experience with touring teams and they will need to be available to attend a selection games leading up to the selection date (the Monday after Round 2 of competition).

The team will train twice leading up till the match: they will train Saturday morning, have lunch, bus to Lithgow, stay overnight, play the match, stay for the main game and then catch a bus back to Sydney.

Coach applicants must be properly accredited and trainers at least Level 1 First Aid with strapping experience.

Applications should be emailed to Bob Lennox:

For any further information, please contact Bob Lennox on mobile (0412 281 204) or the above email.

Closing date 11 April 2016.

Canada Tour Match 2 Wednesday 15 July Vs Surrey Beavers – Match Report

The second match of the NSWTSRL Rep Team’ Canada Tour was played against local British Columbia competition team Surrey Beavers at South Surrey Athletic Park (located about one hour drive east of Vancouver city) on Wednesday night 15 July.

Despite just missing out on a place in the 2015 BC comp. grand final the NSW players attended last Thursday, the Beavers have been the dominant team in the fledgling BC rugby league competition and were keen to pit their skills against the tourists.

As with their first tour match against the Bulldogs, the opening session was witness to some willing displays in defence and in attack it was the Beavers that actually made the first line break. The NSW players clearly showed they had learned their lesson from their first match, completing their early sets and at the 7th minute reaping the benefit when a sweeping back line play put winger Mitch Scott over wide out. He converted his own try for the tourists to take a 6-0 lead.

From the restart of play the tourists continued to attack the Beavers line and finished the play with half Jake Vrhanos putting his Sydney Uni team mate Scott Bunch over under the posts. An easy Scott conversion extended the NSW lead to 12-0.

Minutes later a long block-busting run from front rower Junior Tuapo enabled Bunch to set five eight Allan Newton up for a try and with Scott on target with his goal-kicking the NSW team was ahead 18-0. Soon after Newton continued a dominant attacking display with a brilliant pass to put fullback Luke Johnston over for a simple try. Scott converted and with 20 minutes remaining before half time it was looking like the Tertiary team was about to clock up a cricket score.

The proud Beavers had different ideas and worked their way back into the match, holding their own and making a couple of good breaks. Four minutes from half time their hard work paid dividends when winger Nathaniel Silva collected a bomb to score wide out.

Right on half time hooker Tim Curley sliced his way through the Beavers defence to put prop Seamus Leyland over and the tourists went to the break ahead 28-4.

The second half started well for the Beavers with fullback Nick Bartholme scoring early after making a run direct from a scrum win. However, their hopes of getting back into the match were dashed soon after when centre Sam Asfour weaved his way through some bamboozled defence to cross for what was to become the first of a hat-trick of tries for him.

A try to Tuapo quickly followed and unfortunately for the Beavers their defence faded and the tourists were able to run at will, with centre Shane Rowe scoring at mid point of the half and strong running from Asfour enabling him to cross twice more and Leyland diving over for a second try.

Man of the Match: Jake Vrahnos

Players’ Player: Sam Asfour

Team List:

1. Luke Johnston (UTS)

2. Mitch Scott (UC)

3. Shane Rowe N/W)

4. Husam Asfour (UWS)

5. Jamie Holland (N/W)

6. Allan Newton (UTS)

7. Jake Vrahnos (SU)

8. Luke Rye (N/W)

9. Ben Griffin (UC)

10. Joe Mourad (CC)

11. Scott Bunch (SU)

12. Kareem Emara (N/W)

13. Will Salvestrin (UC)

15. Tim Curley (N/W)

16. Seamus Leyland (UC)

17. Dayne Horne (UTS)

18. Myles Fowler (SU)

19. Joe Ngawini (N/W)

20. Junior Tuapo (SU)

22. John Norford (N/W)

Coach: Dean Chapman (UC)

NSWTSRL Rep Team 58 (Husam Asfour 3, Seamus Leyland 2, Luke Johnston, Mitch Scott, Shane Rowe, Allan Newton, Scott Bunch, Junior Tuapo tries, Mitch Scott 6, Junior Tuapo goals) bt Surrey Beavers 8 (Nathaniel Silva, Nick Bartholme tries)


NSW Tertiary Student Representative Team Canada Tour

The NSW Tertiary Student Representative Team will undertake a tour to Canada from 9-21 July 2015.

As in previous tours of this nature participation will be on a user pays basis, with the team to play three games against university student teams from around the Vancouver area.

Accommodation will be based at British Columbia University and participation costs are yet to be finalised but it is anticipated the cost of the levy to tour will be approx. $2,500-$2700. Levy will cover the cost of air fares, meals & accommodation, apparel, etc.

To be eligible to tour, players must be registered to play in the NSWTSRL competitions and selection will be based primarily, but not solely, on City/Country match to be played on 15 May.

More information about the tour will be posted on the website shortly, so keep checking back at NSW Tertiary Students Representative page.

In the interim, if you are interested in participating in the tour, either as a player or a team official, contact Tour Manager via email  here.

NSW Universities Representative Team 2015

The selection trial for the NSW Universities Representative team to play Qld Universities in the annual Interstate Challenge is being held on Sunday 15 March 2015, 9am – 12pm at TG Milner Field (Top Oval), Vimiera Rd, Marsfield.

Players selected in the team will play in the Universities Interstate Challenge match at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday 2 May 2015.

The 2015 Australian Universities Rugby League train-on squad will be chosen after this match and accordingly a number of conditions apply to any player interested in trialing for the NSW Universities team. These requirements are outlined below and it is important all nominees are prepared to accept them before making application.

For all the information and nomination form click here.