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.
Draws, Ladders and Results
Rugby has been recognised across four categories in the 2016 New South Wales Sports Awards.
In a sharing of resources initiative to build rugby in the local Penrith community, Shute Shield winning Norths head coach Simon Cron, and his grade teams are heading to Penrith Rugby Club this Saturday 10 December, running an innovative training day with newly appointed Penrith Emus head coach Julian Huxley.