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Event Information

There are no regional trials for Rugby Union. Boys and Girls are selected at the school level to progress to the diocesan trials.
See your school sport coordinator for eligibility to nominate for this sport.

Diocesan Date                                                                  Backup Date
Wednesday 24th May 2023                                                  Wednesday 31st May 2023

Entries close 10th May 2023. Any students who does not register on time will NOT be eligible to trial

9.00am   Arrival
9.15am    Player Registration 
9:30am    Welcome
9:40am    Warm-Up
10:00am  Skills & Drills (Tackling Technique, Rucks and Mauls), Skills & Drills cont. (Backs/Forwards) with scheduled breaks 
11:00am  Modified Games with scheduled breaks 
12:45pm  Announcement of Diocesan Team

Marcellin Park, 
Glenarvon Road, Lorn

Criteria to Nominate
Please note these trials are for 11 & 12 yr old experienced, highly talented players currently involved with rugby union.

Students must also meet the size to age guidelines. An information page is on the website.

GIRLS: Girls can trial at the dio trials for Polding. They can also nominate for the rugby 7s via the csnsw.sport website. There is no dio trial for rugby 7s.

Registration Process for Diocesan Level

Online on the csnsw.sport website. Instructions on how to register can be provided by your school sport coordinator. Please ensure you complete all fields especially playing position and experience.

Once registered the website will generate an email to your school principal/sport coordinator for them to approve. Your registration must be approved by your school principal before you can attend the trials. Please follow up if this is not done. If you do not meet the criteria/standard for this trial, the sport coordinator/principal will not approve your registration.


 $10 per student to be paid to your school admin 1 week prior to the diocesan trial.

Please contact your school sport coordinator for any questions & further information.


Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent the Maitland Newcastle Diocesan Rugby Team at Polding selections in Forbes: 

Aiden Rothkirch St Columba's, Adamstown
Charles De Carle St James', Kotara South
Sidney Maxwell St Joseph's, Merewether
Maximilllian Leach St Joseph's, Merewether
Austin Herrmann St Joseph's, East Maitland
Eli Boslem St Paul's, Gateshead
Connor Ross St Paul's, Gateshead
Darcy Bendeich St Aloysius, Chisholm
Tallis Parkinson St Aloysius, Chisholm
Cayden Norris St Joseph's, East Maitland
Jack Badior St John Baptist, Maitland
Callum Murphy St Paul's, Gateshead
Jeremiah Raines St Joseph's, Merriwa
Ruby Sweeney St John Baptist, Maitland
Oliver Ramien St Therese's, New Lambton
Ryan Hindle St Joseph's, East Maitland
Samuel Taylor Our Lady of Lourdes, Tarro
Byron Brown St Joseph's, Dungog


Congratulations to the following Girls Selected to trial at Polding Selections for Rugby 7's:


Congratulations to the following students who gained selection into the Polding Rugby team to attend the NSWPSSA selections:


Congratulations to the following students who gained selection into the Polding Rugby 7's team to attend the NSWPSSA selections:

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