The Two Blues Men and Women contested the Kiama 7s on the weekend with our dynamic women’s team eliminated in the semi finals in a close encounter with Warringah. The girls have been outstanding with a real mix of youth and experience showing exciting signs for the future of womens rugby in the district.
Our men after a narrow loss to Northern Suburbs in pool play extracted revenge and redemption by returning serve in the Cup Final defeating a valiant Norths to claim our first Kiama 7s in over 40+ years.
Congratulations to all the squad members, coaching & management team on such a successful start to the 2021 season.
The Two Blues have set out to ensure clarity around the women’s pathway working with our village clubs to develop a clear road through from juniors to premier rugby for local girls in both 7s and XVs formats.
Our young sevens team were on show again on Saturday at Lake Macquarie 7s up against several of the highly experienced representative AON 7s teams holding their own and making a strong impression.
Two Blues 17 v Newcastle Uni (AON) 20
Two Blues 17 v University of Canberra (AON) 24
Two Blues 22 v Manly 12
Semi Final Two Blues 5 v Sydney Uni (AON) 17
Our girls, coaching team and parents have a great deal to be proud of mixing it with such high caliber teams so early in the programs development. Several girls have caught the attention of RA7s Talent ID Staff with big futures ahead if they continue the hard work and upwards trajectory.
The Two Blues headed to Camden Rugby Park to take on the Macarthur 10s as part of our pre-season on Saturday. The squad started strongly and finished the day as champions claiming the title in emphatic style hopefully showing the signs of things to come for season 2021.
The Two Blues claimed the Cup in emphatic style at the weekends Mick “Whale” Curry Memorial 7s hosted by the Hamilton Hawks club in Newcastle.
The Two Blues men were in total control playing a clever tournament with explosive scores and composure to start the 7s campaign off in style.
Our colts also were tremendous reaching the Grand Final to suffer a narrow loss to a strong Gordon team showing great signs for the season ahead.
The tournament saw the launch of our women’s 7s program which featured an average age of 17 with the girls coming from the junior pathway of the catchments village clubs as the girls step up to premier level rugby and they excelled suffering one loss to eventual tournament winners and currently the strongest team on the sevens circuit Southern Districts before disposing of Nelsons Bay and then drawing 10-10 with tournament runner up Eastern Suburbs for a win, loss and a draw. Further several girls impressed enough to catch the eye of RA national program Talent ID staff.
A big congratulations to all the players, coaching and management team.
Welcome to season 2021. We are excited for the year ahead with the completion of Eric Tweedale Stadium highly anticipated over coming months. The squads have been putting in the work behind the scenes and we welcome returning and new players with the club seeing several new recruits join the Two Blues looking to play premier rugby and represent Western Sydney.
The Western Sydney Two Blues and Wanderers Rugby Newcastle are pleased to announce the commencement of a new sister club relationship from 2020.
The Newcastle and Western Sydney clubs, both known as the Two Blues, are looking to build a positive association beyond sharing the same colours. On the plans is an annual trial fixture, a soon to be named perpetual trophy, the sharing of coaching knowledge and resources, the potential to create mutual team building opportunities along with supporting each-others results; forging a link between our two clubs.
Western Sydney General Manager Craig Morgan said “We share the same colours and moniker – the Two Blues.Wanderers is one of the most respected and strongest clubs in Newcastle and we have some mutual contacts and existing relationships, so this is a great opportunity to further develop a mutually rewarding and beneficial association. By workingtogether, sharing knowledge and resources, creatingopportunity and experiences between the two clubs and club members we will all benefit. We are excited to be launching into a relationship with Wanderers, building a foundation and exploring further opportunities as the association develops, it’s a great thing for both clubs and the game”.
Hunter Wildfires player, Hayden Cole, moved to Newcastle at the start of the year from Western Sydney after being a regular first grade player for the Two Blues in the Shute Shield. Colehas linked up with the Wanderers club for season 2020.
Wanderers President Peter Chrystal said “We are excited to have Hayden join us, he has been a great addition to our Club and brings with him a wealth of experience. We are proud to have aligned with the Western Sydney Two Blues, we share core principles and this opportunity of a sister-club arrangement will support player, coach and match official development. With rugby it’s not just about what’s happening on the field but also what’s occurring off the field and this partnership will give us opportunity to further expand our player development pathways which not only focus on skill development but also on social responsibility.”
Western Sydney head into round two of a shortened Shute Shield competition this coming weekend.