• Stavros ‘Yakka’ Iakovidis 500 Game Milestone

    HARD ‘YAKKA’ PAYS OFF WITH 500 GAME MILESTONE

    This Saturday sees legendary Unicorn Stavros ‘Yakka’ Iakovidis make his 500th appearance in a Melbourne Rugby Club jersey. In fact, a large proportion of the 500 in the last few years have been in the same Unicorn jersey – the individualised ‘Yakka’ jersey with additional side panels built in for the added comfort of the larger gent.

    Yakka first played at the Melbourne Rugby Club in 1986 after his AFL career came to a screeching halt due to a run-in with the powers that be. He was meant to go to (Melbourne) Uni, but went to the wrong place for training on his first night and has been at the centre of Unicorns culture, on and off the field, ever since.

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    Melbourne Chargers Rugby

    RUGBY UNITED TO GIVE HOMOPHOBIA THE BOOT

    The Melbourne Chargers, Melbourne’s gay and inclusive rugby team, kicks off its season this Saturday at Orrong Romanis Reserve. Making their opening game particularly special is that it coincides with Pride in Sports ‘Rainbow Round’, which aims to help raise awareness for LGBTI athletes at all levels.

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  • Dewar Shield 2016 Rd 1 Power House v Melbourne

    SEASON 2016 PREVIEW: MELBOURNE UNICORNS

    This weekend the 2016 Direct Connect #DewarShield season will commence with the Melbourne Unicorns taking on Power House at Mossfiel Reserve, Hoppers Crossing. Tumai Edwards, Melbourne’s Premier 1 Head Coach reflects on the Pre-season activities and the impact they will play on the year ahead. “Pre-season has been great this year – all the coaching staff have been blown away by the numbers at each training and the positive attitude amongst the players, which has made choosing the top team very tough.

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