Life Member Nominations are now open for 2019.

Life Member:

A Life Member is a person who has rendered distinguished service to the game of rugby union in South Australia (Clause 11 — SARU Constitution).  

In contrast to the Hall of Fame, there is no formal calling process or annual quota and there are tighter selection criteria in that it is a RUSA Life Membership — the service involved has to be to RUSA rather than rugby in SA in a more general sense.

Nominations normally arise by action of a particular club or individual who believe that a person has provided the length and type of service appropriate to the award; the Committee is then convened (generally six weeks before an AGM) and a decision is taken as to whether any recommendation (a special resolution) will be put to the AGM for approval.  There is no requirement for the Board to endorse any nominee for Life Membership.

RUSA members at the AGM then vote on the recommendation and any successful recipients are presented at the following Don Smith Presentation Dinner.


To download your nomination form, click on the link below and send through to Nominations must be received by the COB, 29th March 2019.

RUSA Life Member Nomination Form