Brothers Rugby Club Sydney

Brothers Rugby Club is an Australian rugby union club that is based in Roseville, New South Wales, Sydney.

Brothers Rugby Club
Full nameBrothers Old Boys Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s)Brothers
Founded1947
LocationRoseville, Sydney, Australia
Ground(s)Roseville Chase Oval
League(s)NSWSRU
Team kit
Official website
www.brothersrugby.com.au

HistoryEdit

Brothers was formed by Old Boys of St Pius X College, Chatswood in 1947 and was at that time known as Christian Brothers Old Boys or CBOB’s.[1]

In 2005, it was decided to change the club name from CBOB’s to the very familiar "Brothers" Rugby Club Sydney. "Brothers" is one of the most well known rugby brands in Australia.

Brothers are affiliated to the five Brothers clubs in Queensland including Brothers Old Boys, Brisbane and also Brothers Joondalup in Western Australia. Brothers are also affiliated to the Marist Rugby Federation in New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji and Samoa, numbering approximately 40 clubs in all.[2]

Recent seasonsEdit

In the 2011 season, Brothers Rugby won both first and second grade grand finals and the Division 4 club championship, granting them promotion to Division 3 of Subbies. Brothers won the first grade Grand Final in 2012, and narrowly lost Grand Finals in Second Grade and Colts. All this while winning the Club Championship and promotion to Division 2 of Subbies.[3]

In 2015 Brothers played in Division 1, but were relegated for the 2016 season.

Roll Of HonourEdit

Life MembersEdit

There are 23 life members of the club:[4][5][6]

  • Terry Mico
  • David Mico*
  • Bob Towers
  • Brian Hadlee*
  • Ian Meers
  • John Sullivan
  • John Andrews
  • Michael Lowry
  • John Waugh
  • Martin Nichols
  • Barry Williams
  • Brian McElvogue
  • John Punch (Snr)
  • Paul Muller
  • Steve Jaques
  • Michael Williams
  • Tony Padovan
  • Adrian Brannan
  • Robert Bruce
  • Damian Henry
  • Tom Burns
  • Andy Losurdo
  • Michael “Pickle” Wren (Founding Member of the 400 Club)

PresidentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SPX Old Boys Association". Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Brothers Rugby Sydney Home Who We Are". Retrieved 20 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "NSW Suburban Rugby Union". Retrieved 20 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Pickle relishing shot at fifty is the naked truth". North Shore Times. Retrieved 12 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Brothers Rugby Sydney Legends Life Members". Retrieved 20 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Rebel try to rein in the drinking culture". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Brothers Rugby Sydney Legends Past Presidents". Retrieved 20 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit