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South Coast Rugby Union re launch 2022 Sept 3rd

South Coast Rugby Union returns during spring 2022 with a 4 week competition during September with 6 teams confirmed. Clubs in hibernation Milton, Broulee, Bermagui Cobargo & Braidwood along with established Club Batemans Bay have worked together over the past 6 months to agree and plan to again have a strong local competition. The governing body Brumbies Rugby has fully supported the push.

Currently teams on the South Coast participate in the South Coast Monaro Rugby competition but the huge weekly travel needed has restricted teams ability to commit to the weekly long trips. Organisers have acknowledged this and have now planned a 4 week September competition for teams on the coast to enable teams to reform, recruit then participate in a regular coast competition 2023.

Far South Coast Rugby Union commenced 1981 with regular competition in both 1st & 2nd grade competitions. However, the decision was made 2016 to join with the small Monaro Division 2 competition to create a new competition named “South Coast Monaro”. The initial marriage worked well but with time, travel has been responsible for most coastal Clubs to fold.

In the new proposed competition all teams have agreed to “match numbers” on game day for the new competition with games to be played as a minimum 10-a-side during the September launch. Although 10’s is the minimum teams can play, with agreement by both team captains, games can be played up to 15-a side using Rugby Australia “Game on Global” guidelines.

“As President of South Coast Rugby Union I’m excited by the prospect of regular Saturday Rugby Union games on the South Coast. With 5 local teams plus Cooma already nominating it’s a good start with the ability for other teams like Bega, Tuross & Narooma to join In” stated Peter Ryan, President South Coast Rugby.

The competition will commence Saturday 3rd September with all teams playing at Hanging Rock Oval Batemans Bay. The day will run as a carnival with each team guaranteed 2 games of 15 minute halves. The following 3 weeks will have games played at Cobargo, Braidwood, Milton & Broulee.

For any further information please visit South Coast Rugby Facebook site, email rugbymail@bigpond.com or phone 0409470295


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