Rugby Wrap Up 2014

 August has marked what is the end of another Shute Shield season for SquareOne Physiotherapy and North’s Rugby. SquareOne have been the providers of physio services to North’s for the last 6 years and each week we have up to 6 physiotherapists and strapping staff at training sessions and games.

With seven teams playing each week over 18 rounds plus pre season and finals matches we are covering in excess of 150 games of rugby a year. The players attend our clinics for treatment and injury management and our weekly injury clinic with the Club Doctor that runs over the rugby season means we are exposed to a lot of contact sport injuries.

If you or your family members are playing any of the football codes and have an injury then we are the people to see!

While 2014 wasn’t a great season for the senior teams at Norths the Colts had a blinder. All three Colts teams made the finals, second grade went through the regular season unbeaten and unfortunately got knocked out in the semi finals and first grade made the major semifinal losing to Sydney Uni who they beat twice in the regular season- the first team to do so for many years.

With plenty of strength in Colts the future looks bright at North’s.

 
August has marked what is the end of another Shute Shield season for SquareOne Physiotherapy and North’s Rugby.


SquareOne have been the providers of physio services for North’s for the last 6 years and each week we have up to 6 physiotherapists  and strapping staff at training sessions and games.


With seven teams playing each week over 18 rounds plus pre season and finals matches we are covering in excess of 150 games of rugby a year. The players also attend our clinics for treatment and injury management and our weekly injury clinic with the Club Doctor that runs over the rugby season means we are exposed to a lot of contact sport injuries.


If you or your family members are playing any of the football codes and have an injury then we are the people to see!
 

While 2014 wasn’t a great season for the senior teams at North’s the Colts had a blinder. All three Colts teams made the finals, second grade went through the regular season  unbeaten and unfortunately got knocked out in the semi finals and first grade made the major semifinal losing to Sydney Uni who they beat twice in the regular season – the first team to do so for many years. With plenty of strength in Colts the future looks bright at North’s. 

2015 will be an exciting time for North’s. The Cabana Bar in St Leonards has been sold freeing up resources for the rugby program, Head Coach Scott Fava has departed after making a huge contribution to the Norths rugby program over the last 5 years and last summers 7’s winning coach Simon Cron has taken over the reins. Expect big things in 2015.
 
August is also the start of a new second tier domestic rugby competition in Australia- the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship (NRC). The NRC is a 9 team Round Robin competition that kicks off this weekend and progresses to a four team final series in late October. Our local team is the North Harbour Rays- a combined North’s, Manly, Warringah and Gordon team that has roots in the previous ARC competition in 2007. This competition aims to bridge the gap between Club Rugby and Super Rugby and provide a development pathway to help create depth in Australian rugby. If you are looking for some spring rugby entertainment then get down to Brookvale Oval to support the Rays. Several new rule changes to this competition will ensure fast free flowing rugby with a lot of tries.
 
2015 will again see Campbell involved with the Australian Junior Wallabies for the 5th year. This year he spent the month of June in Auckland at the IRB Junior World Championships where the team finished 5th. 2015 will see him travel to Italy where the squad will be aiming to make the top four play offs. The current Wallaby squad is now featuring several players including captain Michael Hooper who have come through the U20’s program while Campbell has been involved.
 
With the Waratah’s success, the NRC about to kick off and the Rugby Championship under way there is plenty to enjoy over the next couple of month’s for all our rugby supporters out there