National U16 Championships and U15 Junior Gold Cup 

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) U16 National Championships will be held in the September holidays in 2017. New South Wales have been invited to enter two (2) State teams in the Championships. The venue for the ARU National U16s will be The Southport School on the Gold Coast. The Tournament will run from Sunday 24th  September to Saturday 30th  September. It will be an eight (8) team competition comprising of Qld 1; Qld 2; NSW 1; NSW 2; ACT; Victoria; WA and a Combined ARU side. 

The ARU Junior Gold Cup (JGC) is an entry point into the National long term talent development for youth players at U15 age level. An ARU Competition will be run in September 2017 and New South Wales have been invited to enter three (3) teams. This program will provide players, coaches, administrators and match officials the opportunity to be involved in high levels of representative Rugby programming and development at a National level on an annual basis whilst maintaining and improving local/regional representation.

Please click HERE to view a detailed explanation of the 2017 Junior Pathway.

NSW Rugby Union is responsible for all the teams in NSW. Their objectives are:

- To identify and develop rugby players, coaches and managers in NSW
- To provide the opportunity for players, coaches and managers to participate in a Nationally run competition
- To develop and promote partnerships with the local community
- To provide an elite training program for U15 and U16 boys
- To facilitate a development program in a cost-effective manner


Proud partners of the NSW Rugby Union program