What a terrific two nights of rugby action we experienced this week for our SCSSRU Grand Finals. The postponement of the U18 QRFSU State Champs meant a reshuffle to our traditional set-up and we thank Maroochydore Rugby Club for assisting on Monday night with our three U18 finals. This enabled our younger sides to enjoy the experience of playing on Sunshine Coast Stadium and some exciting matches were held including two nail-biting finishes.
Congratulations not only to our winning sides, but all the players and teams who participated in 2022. With 42 teams across our four age divisions, there is no denying schoolboy is alive and thriving within our competition.
After a very interrupted season, our U18 SCSSRU Grand Finals are taking place tonight at Maroochydore RU (Fifth Ave, Maroochydore). Good luck to all involved.
2nd XV @ 4.15pm
1st XV Div 2 @ 5.45pm
1st XV Div 1 @ 7.15pm
On Wednesday night we were fortunate enough to hold our Sunshine Coast Girls 10's Finals Night at Sunshine Coast Stadium. Under a revised structure, Semi Finals and Grand Finals were held on the same evening resulting in 24 teams being involved across the night. It truly was a fantastic celebration of schoolgirl rugby and the quality of the gameplay and the spirit shown on field was simply amazing.
All teams involved are to be congratulated for their efforts this season; the growth of this competition has been massive and the SCSSRU Committee is eager to continue to go bigger and better in 2022.
A huge thanks to all those who have assisted in making our season such a success: Assist First Aid, Sunshine Coast Referees Association, our venue providers (Sunshine Coast Stadium, Nambour Rugby Club, Noosa Rugby Club, Gympie Junior Rugby League, Brothers Rugby Club, Siena College, Sunshine Coast Grammar School and Matthew Flinders Anglican College), parents, supports, coaches, rugby coordinators and above all, the players.
After a short period of restrictions on community sport, our SCSSRU Girls 10's competition is set to recommence on Wednesday 25th August for a condensed version of the 2021 season. With 32 teams across our three age divisions, this year is by far the biggest in terms of participation that we have seen in the history of schoolgirl rugby on the Sunshine Coast. We are excited to welcome five new schools to the competition in Nambour Christian College, Chancellor State College, Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Victory College and Sunshine Beach SHS. Meanwhile, St John's College continues to lead the way in participation with six teams nominated in 2021 featuring two teams in each age division.
Round 2 will feature some terrific match-ups between some old foes while new rivalries will be forged between others. Above all, we know that games will be played in tremendous spirit and everyone is keen to get back on the field after a successful Round 1 which introduced our brand-new competition format which saw teams play 2 x 20min games each night rather than 1 x 40min fixture. This enables greater variety within our competition and is an exciting initiative that has been well received thus far.
Game details for Round 2 are listed below. Good luck to everyone this coming Wednesday.
After 7 rounds of the regular season, it is time for the Term 2 SCSSRU Boys Semi Finals. Games will take place at Sunshine Coast Grammar, Matthew Flinders and Noosa Rugby Union. It is set to be a terrific evening of rugby with winners qualifying for our Grand Final evening at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Wednesday 16th June
The 2021 Season is underway with Schools as far north as Gympie and south to North Lakes competing. This year we welcome "Good Samaritan College" from Bli Bli and Victory College from Gympie to the SCSSRU Competition.
Will Sunshine Coast Grammar make it four in a row in the First XV Garth Hunt Shield or will we have a new Premier in 2021?
This question and many others will be answered as we head to the Grand Finals on Wednesday 6th June at the Sunshine Coast Stadium.