Pathways

 

State Representative Program Overview

SA Rugby currently facilitates 4 senior representative teams and 8 junior representative teams providing South Australians with the opportunity to represent their state at interstate tournaments & games against quality opposition.

These teams are vital for the development of elite players and sustaining Rugby Union in South Australia, as they provide the platform for players to go on to obtain higher honours. Exposure gained whilst representing South Australia has seen some local players go on to play professionally both Australia & Overseas.

SA Rugby’s state representative teams are coached by some of the highest quality accredited coaches available in South Australia. As a result players are treated like high performance athletes as they are exposed to advanced skills, game analysis, individual feedback & goal setting, strength & conditioning, nutrition, preparation & recovery and athlete values & behaviours.

To be considered for selection players must be registered with and playing for a South Australian club on a regular basis. Furthermore players must be financial with the club they represent (payment of club fees) as well as with the State Union (payment of fees for state programs).

Selection details for junior teams will be communicated directly to club Junior Coordinators & Club Coaches/Managers. All players must meet the age requirements for the age grade they wish to represent.

All state representative team queries should be directed to SA Rugby’s Pathway Coordinator Jason Hyam at jason.hyam@sarugby.com.au

State Representative teams

U12 PSSA

U13 Talent Identification Program (Gold Coast)

U15 Junior Gold Cup

U16 Opportunities Tour (Melbourne)

U18 Schoolboys

U19 Pathways Tour (Melbourne)

Women’s XV National Championships (Gold Coast)

Black Falcon Men (Melbourne)

U17 7s National Championships

Senior 7s National Championships

Program Dates

South Australian Women's XV

Program Dates

The South Australian Rugby Union will be selecting a Women’s XV state representative team starting on 15 February, to travel to the Gold Coast for National Championships on the 11-14 of May 2017.

The tour party will consist of 23 players and a management staff comprising of;

  • Head Coach – Robert Smedley
  • Manager – Melissa Morrison
  • Assistant Coach – Jack Campion
  • Physiotherapist – Northcare Physio

Important Dates

Date Time Place
Wednesday,
22 February 2017
6:30pm – 8:00pm Training at Brighton Club
Wednesday,
22 February 2017
6:30pm – 8:00pm Training at Brighton Club
Wednesday,
22 February 2017
6:30pm – 8:00pm Training at Brighton Club
Wednesday,
22 February 2017
6:30pm – 8:00pm Training at Brighton Club
Wednesday,
22 February 2017
6:30pm – 8:00pm Training at Brighton Club
Wednesday,
22 February 2017
6:30pm – 8:00pm Training at Brighton Club
Wednesday,
22 February 2017
6:30pm – 8:00pm Training at Brighton Club

For detailed outline of the women’s program please click here to download the program manual.

For any more information on pathways programs please contact Jason Hyam on Jason.hyam@sarugby.com.au

South Australian Men’s Senior Tour to Melbourne

Black Falcon Men’s Tour – Melbourne 2017

The South Australian Rugby Union will be selecting a senior Mens state representative team to participate in a trial game in Melbourne against the Melbourne Axe Men and Victoria Country, on 16 and 17 September 2017.

The tour party will consist of 23 players and a management staff comprising of;

  •         Head Coach
  •         Manager
  •         Assistant Coach

Key Dates for the program will be outlined at a later stage, and the program will be available for download.

U19 Pathway Tour

Tour to Melbourne 2017

The South Australian Rugby Union will be selecting an U19 state representative team to participate in a trial game in Melbourne against a Melbourne select XV.

The tour party will consist of 23 players and a management staff comprising of;

  •         Head Coach
  •         Manager
  •         Assistant Coach

Key Dates for the program will be outlined at a later stage, and the program will be available for download.

U18 Schoolboys

National Championships 2017

The South Australian Rugby Union will be selecting an U18state representative team starting in May, to travel to the National Championships on the 6 July 2017.

Trial Dates

The tour party will consist of 23 players and a management staff comprising of;

  •         Head Coach
  •         Manager
  •         Assistant Coach

Key Dates for the program

Term 1 Week 9 – Wednesday 29 March – Nominations for both the Schools XV and Clubs XV OPEN
Term 2 Week 3 – Monday 15 May – Nomination for both the Schools XV and Clubs XV CLOSE

Last weekend of Term 1 school holidays – Sat 30 April and Sun 1 May, Training Begins for Schools XV (2 day camp, half a day each day)

Term 2 Week 3 – TUESDAY 16th May May Final team lists due.
Term 2 Week 4 – WEDNESDAY 17th May Schools XV v Club XV. (Location TBC)
Term 2 Week 4 – Monday 22nd South Australian Schoolboys Team Announced

Term 2 Week 4 – Wednesday 24th May Information Session for Schoolboys Players (SA RUGBY HQ)
Term 2 Week 5 – Wednesday 31st  May Schoolboys Training Begins
Term 2 Week 10 – Australian Schoolboys Championships 6th July

U16 (Opportunity) to Melbourne

Tour to Melbourne 2017

The South Australian Rugby Union will be selecting an U16 state representative team to participate in a trial game in Melbourne against a Melbourne select XV.

Trial Dates

The tour party will consist of 23 players and a management staff comprising of;

  •         Head Coach, Barry Cooper
  •         Manager
  •         Assistant Coach

Key Dates for the program will be outlined at a later stage, and the program will be available for download.

U15 Junior Gold Cup

Home games and tour 2017

The South Australian Rugby Union will be selecting an U15 state representative team to participate in the national competition which starts in September 2017. Trials starting in April.

The tour party will consist of 23 players and a management staff comprising of;

  • Head Coach, Stefan Glancy
  • Manager
  • Assistant Coach, Jason Hyam
  • Assistant Coach

Key Dates for the program will be outlined at a later stage, and the program will be available for download.

U13 (Talent Identification Program) to Gold Coast

Gold Coast Tour 2017

The South Australian Rugby Union will be selecting an U13 state representative team starting in April, to travel to the Gold Coast on 6 July 2017.

Trials Details

The tour party will consist of 23 players and a management staff comprising of;

  •         Head Coach, Stephen Goddard
  •         Manager, Robert Costanzo
  •         Assistant Coach, Sam Livera

Key Dates for the program will be outlined at a later stage, and the program will be available for download.

U12 (PSSA)

National Championships 2017

The South Australian Rugby Union will be selecting an U12 state representative team starting in June, to travel to the National Championships on the 30 September 2017.

The tour party will consist of 23 players and a management staff comprising of;

  •         Head Coach
  •         Manager
  •         Assistant Coach

Key Dates for the program will be outlined at a later stage, and the program will be available for download.

7s National Championships 2017

National Championships 2017

The South Australian Rugby Union will be selecting an U17 state representative team to participate in the U17 National 7s Championships on 8-10 December.

The tour party will consist of 12 players and a management staff comprising of;

  • U17 Boys
  • Head Coach, Henry Bradford
  • Manager
  • U17 Girls
  • Head Coach
  • Manager

Key Dates for the program will be outlined at a later stage, and the program will be available for download.

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