Despite the loss to Harlequins in the BLK Dewar Shield Grand Final on Saturday, Melbourne had a good day on the field taking home a total of four Victorian Rugby Premiership flags.
August 14, 2017
The BLK Dewar Shield Preliminary Final looked to decide who would move through to the Grand Final this weekend and face the undefeated Harlequins. The contest between Melbourne and Box Hill was always guaranteed to be a cracking contest and it sure didn’t disappoint.
August 7, 2017
The BLK Dewar Shield moved into finals over the weekend, with both Semi Finals offering mouth-watering match ups. It was a classic winters day in the Victorian capital, with blistering winds and fresh, overcast conditions. This weather came into play when the undefeated Harlequins squared off against second seed Melbourne.
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).
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.