Representative Rugby is the next level of junior club rugby and players from the 61 clubs across Sydney can trial for a representative position in their district.
There are 12 districts across the SJRU and teams from U10-U18’s compete in the NSW Junior Rugby Union Championships. Currently, the U10 and U11 age groups are ‘development’ year groups. U12’s and above compete for the State Championship title across all of NSW district representative teams.
For U14 – U18 age groups, players are also eligible for selection in the representative SJRU teams who compete against country juniors and other visiting unions.
Further information becomes available in the lead up to the selection trials for the different age groups.
District U14s teams compete at the NSWJRU State Championships over the June long weekend. The U14s SJRU team is chosen from a squad selected from this weekend. The SJRU squad competes at the Regional Tournament in early July.
District U15s teams compete at the NSWJRU State Championships over the June long weekend with teams being selected for Northern Zone, Southern Zone, Western Zone and Barbarians from this weekend. These 4 teams then compete at the Regional Tournament in early July. The SJRU U15s team is selected at the Regional Tournament.
There will be 2 Sydney Teams selected at the NSWRU State Championships. These 2 Sydney teams will play 2 Country Teams at the Regionals Carnival which is also a selection trial for the SJRU U16 Team. The SJRU U16s will participate at the NSWRU U16s Carnival in July. At this Carnival a NSWRU U16s team will be selected to compete at the National U16s Tournament in the September.
U17s – U18s
Open to all U17 & U18 players whom are registered and playing in the forthcoming season for SJRU Opens team as well as U18 players in SRU or NSW Suburban Colts programs. Open Trial to be held on May 1st.