New South Wales Country Rugby Union is the largest Rugby province in the world.
Country Rugby encompasses over 80% of the regional and rural areas of New South Wales outside the Sydney metropolitan area.
Nine zones make up the Union comprising over one hundred and twenty clubs with a Senior, Junior and Women player base of almost 18,000.
Each year the Country Championships are conducted in the Senior, Colts, Womens and Age Divisions, with the Country Cockatoos, Cockatoo Colts, Country Corellas and the Junior Cockatoos participating in representative programs.
The various zone competitions kick off in April and culminate in final series during September.
For more information on NSW Country Rugby Union together with their affiliates and zones visit their website.
2017 NSW Country Rugby Union Results
As the Shute Shield season reaches its halfway point, we take a look at the match ups and key talking points for Round Nine.
Students at the Trinity Grammar school in Sydney’s inner west enjoyed watching the Waratahs first full training session since their 50-23 win over the Melbourne Rebels last Sunday afternoon at Allianz Stadium.