Rugby at primary school and secondary schools in New South Wales is extremely strong. The public and private school systems provide many interschool competitions and representative programs which culminate with the selection of state teams for the Australian School Championships held annually.
Primary school rugby is administered by the NSW Public Schools Sports Association (NSWPSSA), whilst private schools operate their own interschool matches and competitions. Read further information.
Find out more about the Secondary School Rugby competitions in NSW, via the following:
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.