Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Upcoming Game - Round 13 - Dukes Old Boys vs Menai

The first day of August sees the Dukes travelling south to take on league leaders, the Menai Warriors. Last weekend saw Menai take on Maccabi and were able to continue their winning fashion, taking the points in a tight tussle, 27-20. On the other side of the ledger, the Dukes were able to put their third win for the 2015 season on the board against Fairvale/Lansvale, running out winners 26-10.

Although Menai only have two losses for the season (both to Burraneer), the Dukes will be out to upset the Warriors on their home turf.

In other news, Dukes Rugby will be travelling to Mudgee to compete in the 2015 Mudgee Sevens Competition, taking place on the 10th of October. It promises to be a great trip as the Dukes go out on tour for the first time this year. Also, as you may have noticed, preparations are beginning for our Old Boys/ Tovey Testimonial Day (8th of August vs Clovelly). For all details as they come to hand, please see the "Old Boys Day" tab at the top of the web page.

Match Report - Round 12 - Dukes Old Boys vs Fairvale/Lansvale

The hard work and determination that has been put in by the players over the last month has well and truly paid off as the Dukes recorded their third win of the 2015 season, beating out Fairvale/Lansvale in a bonus point win, 26-10.

The 14 point victory included the Dukes first intercept try of the year, credited to Matt Langford who ran 55 meters against the run of play to seal the Dukes victory. The three other 5 pointers were bagged by fullback James Hinds, and winger Neil who crossed the line twice.

Numerous other tries went begging due to called forward passes, knock ons or (in the case of President Emeritus - Phillip Tovey) being just centimeters short of grounding a ball from a charge down - in my opinion this would have been try of the season had he actually scored it!

This coming Saturday the Dukes will be looking to put up some stiff competition to ladder leaders Menai at their home ground.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Upcoming Game - Round 12 - Dukes Old Boys vs Fairvale/Lansvale

This coming Saturday - Dukes Rugby heads out on the M5 to take on The Vales (Fairvale/Lansvale) at Cherrybrook Park, Lansvale. The game looks to be tightly contested as our Dukes have been improving each and every week, inching closer and closer to a third W. The game kicks off at 3.15 pm, with the post match drinks taking place immediately after full time at Lansvale United Sports Club.

Keep watching the page for a few upcoming major announcements as well as the weekend's match report!

Match Report - Washout Round - Dukes Old Boys vs Maccabi

In wind and rain effected game, the Dukes went down 18-5 in a tightly fought game against Maccabi last Saturday. The game was scrappy at many points with a lot of dropped ball and missed opportunities by both teams.

After a half time score of only 3-0 to the Maccabians, The Dukes never gave up the hope of causing an upset the entire second half, pressuring the Maccabi try line and finally getting over (twice!...though only one was actually given...). After multiple pick and drives, the man credited the 5 points was the "Tirty Tree and a Turd" year old Irishman, Philip Hughes.

The Dukes now look toward next Saturday where they take on The Vales at Cherrybrook Park, Lansvale.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Change of Venue - 18th of July - Dukes Old Boys vs Maccabi

Ladies and gentlemen, there has been a late venue change for today's game. The game will now be played at Nagle Park, Walsh Ave, Maroubra. Game time stays the same at 3.15 pm.

SATURDAY'S A RUGBY DAY - Dukes vs Maccabi moved to Nagle

The rugby gods and the weather gods had their fight.  There were a few casualties, including Lyne Park and Booralee Park.  

But the Rugby gods are strong at Nagle Park, so it's my pleasure to say......


Nagle ParkWalsh AvenueMaroubra NSW

Post Match at the Captain Cook Hotel in Botany

Friday, 17 July 2015

Upcoming Game - Washout Round - Dukes Old Boys vs Maccabi

Saturday sees the Dukes take on Maccabi for the second time in three weeks. The game looks to be played at Lyne Park, however with Sydney's wet weather, it looks as if the Washout Round may be washed out!

This Saturday the Dukes look to take revenge on the Maccabians after their narrow loss just 2 short weeks ago. With the game still fresh in the mind, the Dukes are pumped up and ready to hit the ground running.

Stay tuned to, or the Dukes Rugby Facebook Page for all updates regarding Saturday's match, including ground changes and possible cancellation. We stress to all players and supporters that the game is ON until seen otherwise.

Any questions or queries about the game, call Mango - 0437 771 191.