Wednesday, 14 January 2015


Put away your ham-bag and forget the taste of Turkey for another 12 months, because NSW Suburban Rugby season 2015 is upon us! Dukes Rugby is pleased to announce that our pre-season training will begin on Tuesday 27 January at 6:30PM at Perry Park in Alexandria.

As we move closer to the season our regular training will move to Wednesdays at our permanent training ground (TBC), and stay tuned for announcements about additional fitness sessions with our Strength and Conditioning coach for those of you who had a few too many mince pies over Christmas..

NEW PLAYERS ARE VERY WELCOME, ALL SKILL, FITNESS LEVELS. No immediate commitment is necessary, just come on down in your runners and meet the boys, no booking is required.

Remember this is just the beginning, there are many more announcements due in the coming weeks about 2015 membership, sponsorship and social events so stay tuned to this website and Like our Facebook page to stay up to date.

Alternatively contact Club President Billy on 0414217453

The Dukes Rugby Football Club was founded in 2011 and competes in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union Competition. A family club with strong ties to the South Sydney community, The Dukes value friendship, fitness and fun and are committed to advancing the spirit of Rugby Union in Sydney.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


If you're interested in joining the adventure with the Alexandria Dukes get in contact with us by emailing or go to the "Contact Us" Page and leave your details and one of our recruitment officers will get in touch with you.

Para Bellum

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Director of Coaching position

The Alexandria Dukes RFC are looking to for nominations for the position of Coaching Director which will also fulfil the position of 1st XV coach.The duties of the coaching director are listed below.

Additionally the Dukes will be looking for position specific coaches who may be able to assist the Coaching director and assist in the growth of the club where a 2nd XV, Halligans, or Presidents team is available.

Interested parties please go to the JOB DESCRIPTION LINK and send your coaching CV to or call Billy Hodgetts on 0414217453 for further details.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Monopoly Pub Run Update to Final route

Pub run graphics

2 small changes have been necessary for the Pub Run.  
  • Cargo Bar has been removed and subbed by the Wynyard Hotel before the office hotel.
  • Mr Tipply's has also been subbed out due to it being closed and the Bristol Arms, Retro Hotel has been added.
NB. The order has changed slightly to fulfill the changes.

Route Updated
The updated guide is below

2014 Pub run Guide

Click here pub run guide

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Monopoly Pub Run - 25th October 2014

Pub run graphics

Yes that's right its back again.  The annual Monopoly pub run for 2014.

The route is very similar to last year with the early pubs going through the rocks to ensure we are out without any hassles with the new laws.

Get a copy of the 32 page Pub run guide via the monopoly icon above or the link below.  Don't forget it's Halloween, so get dressed up.  There's no real theme so you can do as much or as little as you like, but its all about having fun.

Pub run final 2014

Route 2014

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Alexandria Dukes Presentation Night 2014


The War Diaries

Best Forward Tom O'Connor
The Alexandria Dukes RFC held their annual presentation night at the Iron Duke Hotel in Alexandria on Saturday. Phil Tovey was MC for the night in his final act as outgoing President, and was thanked for his service to the club by all members.

It was excellent to see that the awards were not dominated by any particular player or vintage of players, with awards split evenly between new and established players. The only player to win two awards on the night was Hooker Zak Pohiva who took home both the Players Player and Player of the Year awards. The full list of winners is:

Best Forward: Tom O'Connor
Coach's Award Jacob Jones
Best Back: Cameron Dombkins
Halligan Cup Player of the Year: James Manderson
Rookie of the Year: Alex Cavanaugh
Players Player: Zak Pohiva
Iron Duke Shield: George Hicks
Player of the Year: Zak Pohiva
President's Award: James Schulz

Coach's Award: Jacob Jones
Club Person of the Year: William Hodgetts

Best Back Cameron Dobkins
After the ceremony, many of the boys headed towards Surry Hills where they were entertained by Gorden Tallis and his trip to the bathroom at The Forresters and a spectacular car crash at The Excelsior before the night disappeared into a haze of celebration and unexplained injuries (particularly to Jacob Jones, although no one at the club would go on record as saying that they were surprised).

With the Presentation complete, the 2014 season for Alexandria Dukes RFC comes to a close with the distinction of being the clubs most successful to date. A safe and productive off-season is predicted, with the commitee meeting shortly to being plans for The Dukes 2015 campaign. Until then, all current and future players can stay up to date on this blog and on our Facebook page.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Congratulations to our new President and Commitee

New Alexandria Dukes RFC President Billy Hodgetts
On Saturday the Alexandria Dukes RFC held their Annual General Meeting at the Iron Duke Hotel in Alexandria.

All executive and committee positions were declared vacant and and a new committee elected for 2015:

President - Billy Hodgetts
Vice President - Jonathan Row
Secretary - Mark Wilcox
Treasurer - Phil Hughes
Media and Communications - Michael Hodgetts
General Committee - George Hicks
General Committee - Ryan Bowring
General Committee - Corey Mangan

Outgoing President Phil Tovey was thanked for his tremendous support by incoming President Bill Hodgetts:

 "Phil Tovey is the heart and soul of the Alexandria Dukes RFC and has laid a strong foundation for our future. We hope that he will continue to be associated with the club for many more years to come."

The only position retained from 2014 was that of Corey Mangan on the General Committee, who was unfortunately unable to attend the AGM but told the meeting via Skype link-up that he was "Just very happy to be here." Coaching positions and Club Captain were not voted on and remain vacant, with more announcements to be made in the coming weeks.

The Alexandria Dukes will next meet this Saturday 20/09 at the Iron Duke for their Presentation Evening.