Marist Rugby Canberra

Tours, Comps & Gala Days

2023 Matt Giteau Cup

On Thursday 18 May almost 100 boys participated in the Matt Giteau Cup inter schools’ rugby competition. Marist entered two teams in the Year 3 and 4 division and five teams in the 5 and 6 division. The day was an enormous success with all the boys loving a full day of rugby with their friends. One of the Year 4 teams made it to the final, which means they have progressed through to the regional Matt Giteau finals.

It was wonderful to see so many Marist boys enjoying playing rugby with their friends and the huge support we received from the parents who came along to watch. A special thank you to Mrs Clare Kelly for the wonderful job she did in organising boys and managing the odd bump or bruise. Thank you also to the parents who volunteered to coach/manage a team on the day – the event could not have happened without you.

2023 New Zealand Tour Squad

Daniel Bailey, Uli Latukefu, Max Baker, Jack Linclon, Bailey Bouquiaux, Aston Lockwood, Dylan Bretton, Tom Melrose, James Brewer, Ryan Middleton, Kai Callaway, Nick Nagel, William Casey, Callum O’Brien, Will Cash, Jack O’Mara, Anmol Cheema, Ted Polsen, Josh Duggan, Lachlan Roff, Kian Ellis, Ben, Robertson, Ryan Furner, Bryce Ryan, Dylan Gumm, Harry Salmon, Robbie Hanson, Michael Schelle, Max Hastie, Pat Shepherd, Tom Hedley, Nathan Steil, Joe Henry, Malio Terupo, Will Johnston, Darcy Thomas, Mason, Kon, Alec Vrkic, Robbie Krauss, Angus Wheadon.

2023 TAS Rugby Carnival

The Armidale School Rugby Carnival is one of the most prestigious Junior Rugby competitions in Australia, bringing together schools from across the country to compete against each other, with over 1000 participants. For the Marist Under 12 Rugby Team, participating in this tournament was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and an experience that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. It should be noted that this year’s group is also the first from Marist to participate in the tournament.

The carnival provided an excellent opportunity for the Marist team to test themselves against some of the best Junior Club and school teams in the country. The tournament attracts teams from all over Australia, many of which have a strong rugby culture and tradition. This means that the standard of play is incredibly high, and the competition is fierce. Marist outdid themselves, in an extremely high division, winning two games and losing three: two with close margins. All the players would love to play the first game again, where the occasion got the better of us, but we still competed well. Our U12s and their families were the team to travel the furthest this year, spending a lot of time together, both on and off the field. This provided an opportunity for the players to get to know each other better, and to build trust and camaraderie that would translate into improved teamwork and performance on the field. It also provided a wonderful opportunity for parents to mingle and build new connections within the Marist community and across the other teams. A Marist tradition begins!

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