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As a GPS school, Sydney High is able to offer rugby as a winter sport. This is a wonderful opportunity for High students to be able to compete in one of the best schoolboy rugby competitions in the Southern Hemisphere.

For details of weekly games, wet weather updates and any last minute game detail changes please refer to the school's home page where the calendar is regularly updated. Students and families should check this before games each Saturday morning for any last minute changes.

While rugby is physically and mentally challenging, it is also very rewarding and enjoyable. It is one of the ultimate team sports promoting strong friendships and camaraderie, a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and the discipline necessary for good HSC study habits.

The High Rugby program takes place at the home of High Rugby, The McKay Fields, Centennial Parklands, with training also at the Moore Park West fields located next to the School.

1st XV 2014

1st XV 2014 - Back Row: Back Row: M.Hamilton, S.Musgrove, S.Comninos.
Second Row: M.Flynn, J.Katafono, B.Jiang, J.Tan, J.Tinker, J.Leo, Mr B.Gordon (Coach).
Front Row: C.Ketkeo, D.Duong, A.Dao (Captain), Dr K.A.Jaggar (Principal), E.Lee, H.Gu, A.Qi.

The satisfaction of giving it your all on the field, to fulfil a goal you set each game; a tackle, a pass or simply playing with spirit. Rugby is a game teamwork and strengthening team bonds, as we proudly play in brown and blue.

— C Lam, U14s rugby player

The memories forged wearing the Sydney High Jersey, in all its forms, are the ones I hold closest. It was going out on the field every Saturday that shaped the person I am today.

— J. Katafono, 1st XV Captain 2016

The Program

Students may join the rugby program in any year but it is a sport which takes time to learn and is best started in Year 7.

Training Program

  1st Session 2nd Session 3rd Session Saturdays
Opens Monday - Rugby Training
3.20 – 4.55pm
Wednesday - Rugby Training
1.00 – 3.00pm
Thursday - Rugby Training
3.30 – 5.00pm
16s Monday - Rugby Training
3.20 – 4.55pm
Wednesday - Rugby Training
1.00 – 3.00pm
Thursday - Rugby Training
3.30 – 5.00pm
15s Monday - Rugby Training
3.20 – 4.55pm
Wed/Thu - Rugby Training
1.00 – 3.00pm
Friday - Rugby Training
7.30 – 8.45am
14s Monday - Rugby Training
3.20 – 4.30pm
Wednesday - Rugby Training
3.15 – 4.45pm
Thursday - Rugby Training
3.30 – 4.30pm
13s Monday - Rugby Training
3.20 – 4.30pm
Wednesday - Rugby Training
3.15 – 4.45pm
Thursday - Rugby Training
3.30pm – 4.30pm


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Saturday – Game Day

All players are expected to make themselves available for the games. Games may be played at the home fields (Centennial Parklands) or at the opposition fields (which vary from Bathurst to Armidale). Each year the Home and Away roster alternates.

Match results and reports are published in High Notes on a weekly basis.

The Armidale Trip

Each year Sydney Boys High School makes the trip to Armidale to play The Armidale School in each age group. The students leave on Friday morning and return on Sunday night.

The Melbourne Trip

In alternate years the Senior Rugby squad travels to Melbourne to play Melbourne High School and one to two private schools in Victoria. It occurs in the July holidays and works as a building block to the GPS season.

Gym Training

It is vitally important that the boys build strength and endurance. All rugby players are strongly encouraged to use the gym at school. A tailored program for rugby has been developed to ensure students at Sydney Boys High School can perform at a level of excellence and minimise injuries.

Coaching Staff

MIC Rugby – Mr M Cotton
1st XV Coach – Messrs M Aldous and P Scrivener
Teacher Coaches – Mr G Stein


Fundraising is undertaken by the Rugby Committee. Parking for nearby sporting fixtures on the school grounds is a major source of income for rugby as well as the canteen on game day. Contact


Rugby would not operate without the support of parents. Parents are needed to assist in the canteen and barbecue operations at the games and are also asked to assist with parking days.

Rugby P & C Sub-committee President: Angus Robertson
Canteen Coordinator: Julie Fox
Parking Coordinator: Eddie Borahy

For up to date information on games, maps for field locations, news, photos and general resources parent can use the SHS RUGBY Team App:


McKay Fields, Centennial Parklands:

Fairland Pavilion, Centennial Park   McKay Oval, Centennial Park

Contact SBHS Rugby

MIC: Mr Matthew Cotton This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it