As the BLK Dewar Shield moves into the finals, we take a look at how the top two teams arrived in the top four.
May 29, 2017
Melbourne Rugby Club legend and Master’s player Simon ‘Webby’ Webster has made his 400th appearance in a Unicorn jersey. To mark the occasion Webby insisted that he celebrated his milestone game against affiliated Club the Melbourne Chargers at home (even though this match was technically his 403rd game).
May 8, 2017
Recently the Victorian Rugby and the Melbourne Rebels celebrated the contribution of our girls and women’s players across the state during Women’s Rugby Week. This fell in line with the State Team heading to the Gold Coast to participate in the National Championships.
April 19, 2017
The state of Rugby in Victoria has never been healthier according to participation data released by the Victorian Rugby Union (VRU) and Australian Rugby Union (ARU) last week. Participation in the state has increased 38 percent in 2016, to nearly 16,000 participants, through 15-a-side Rugby, Sevens Rugby, VIVA 7s and Game-On primary school development program.
April 12, 2017
According to recent figures released by the Australian Rugby Union, Women’s rugby participation continues to soar worldwide as well as in Australia. The ‘Olympic’ effect of the Women’s Sevens Rio gold medal in 2016 was significant, contributing to a thirty three percent spike in female Rugby Sevens participation. Meanwhile, Women’s Club XVs rugby grew by a massive twenty four percent.
April 6, 2017
The Victorian Rugby Union (VRU) will hold it’s inaugural LGBTI Round on Saturday 8 April across all competitions in support of the ‘Rainbow Round of Sport’. This round will aim to raise awareness around the issue of LGBTI prejudice and to push the mantra that sport is for all.
April 4, 2017
The 2017 Women’s State Team was recently announced and players from the Melbourne Rugby Club have dominated at the selection table. Eight women from the Unicorns have been selected to play for the State in two tournaments. Firstly, at the Southern States Tournament in Wagga Wagga this weekend (April 8-9) and then at the National Championships being played on the Gold Coast, May 11-14. Read more
March 23, 2017
Season preview with Tumai Edwards
Last season was a phenomenal year for the Melbourne Rugby Club. Not only did the 1st grade win the Dewar Shield, but we also had all four Senior grades competing on Grand Final day – winning three of the four finals. The results were off the back of a good Club culture that filtered throughout all grades and the commitment of all the players throughout the year was outstanding.
February 27, 2017
At the recent Women’s Rugby Summer 10s Tournament held at Harlequins Rugby Club, the Melbourne Unicorns were dealt a tough draw with the defending Premiers Uni Panthers first up. With only five returning players and the rest of the squad new to rugby or the Club it was an unknown package. The players had been working hard through the preseason on their core skills and game structure with Head Coach Alana Thomas and Assistant Coach Hartley Tawhiri.
November 17, 2016
The Melbourne Rugby Club believes coaches are one of the games’ most valuable assets – community rugby coaches are the real rugby champions. Expressions of Interest are now open for new and existing Coaching professionals for both Senior and Junior Coaching positions for Season 2017.