Dubbo College, St John's shine at Waratah Cup

SEND HIM UP: James Sheahan's under-16 outfit take possession in a line-out last Tuesday at the NSW Rugby Union Waratah Cup. Photo: SUPPLIED.
SEND HIM UP: James Sheahan's under-16 outfit take possession in a line-out last Tuesday at the NSW Rugby Union Waratah Cup. Photo: SUPPLIED.

The strength of Dubbo’s juniors was on show as Dubbo College and St John’s College competed at the NSW Rugby Union Waratah Cup at Orange’s James Sheahan CHS.

The Waratah Cup gives schools access to a quality rugby union competition across under 14, under 16 and under 18 age groups.

Dubbo College took out the under 18 division, defeating Orange High School in the final.

The level of rugby played was impressive.

Jarrod Simpson

St John’s College also put in a strong performance with both the under 14s and 16s making the final, but falling short against James Sheahan CHS.

Wellington High School progressed to the Buchan Shield finals after being the highest-placed CHS outfit in the under 16 competition.

NSW Rugby Union Development Officer for the Central West Jarrod Simpson said having 13 schools was excellent for the competition.

“As Central West continues to produce more junior players the level of competition continues to increase and we see that here,” he said.

“The level of rugby played was impressive.”

Dubbo College and James Sheahan will participate in the NSW gala day at The Kings School, Parramatta on Wednesday, July 4, with the top two sides from that day to advance to competition finals on August 29.