March 13

Training 13/03

Published March 13, 2018

The rain has once again got the better of us, so all trainings will be at the Willoughby Netball Courts from 6.30.

Hopefully we will back home again Thursday.

If you have an questions about the Canberra tour, speak up now, given it is only 4 days away.

March 8

LRU training schedule for 2018

Published March 8, 2018

Finally, the Weather Gods have decided not to conspire against us!

Training tonight will be back at home, and back to the regular start times.

Location: Soldiers Memorial Oval

Time: 7pm

We have lights too, so that should make seeing the football a little easier…

Please note, as it is still officially Cricket season, runners only for the next two weeks.

March 7

Social Coordinator

Published March 7, 2018

The opening for the Social Coordinator has, at this point, not been filled.

The role simply oversees the Poker Night, Ladies Day, and helps put together the Presentation Nights. Please note there is also a subcommittee to help with the larger events.

I am sure we are all aware that the club requires volunteers to help it keep going, so if you, or a friend would be willing to help with the coordination of the social sides of the LRU, please come forward.

Get in contact with myself on 0415 403 009, or at

Raef Johnson (President)

February 27


Published February 27, 2018

They call Rugby Union the game they play in heaven.

Mateship and camaraderie come first. Winning, whilst always important, comes second. Blood, sweat and tears are spilled on the Rugby battlefields each week and there is no more sacred battlefield that Old Soldiers Memorial at Tryon Road, Lindfield.

Our great club was founded on the back of mateship. A group of returning servicemen from WW1 created a club from nothing as a way to stay together and honour their fallen comrades. The famous sky blue and white hoops were born on that day back in 1920 and has thrived on the back of that passion of friendship and the common and complete understanding that as Rugby players, we are one.

Every now and then we all get the opportunity to give back and prove to anyone who will listen why the game of Rugby, and all that it stands for worldwide, is part of something bigger.

At times in our 99 year history, the club has called upon its community to help carry the load of one of our own.

That time is now.

Raphael ‘Raphy’ Gennaoui, one year old son of Phil Gennaoui (2005-2010, 100 games, 2008 Richardson Cup Premiership Winner – 4th Grade) needs our help. This tiny little fighter has been in more medical rucks and malls in his early days than any of us could fathom. He has many more scraps he will enter into in the next few years and we, as a club and as a community, have the honour of being able to play a small part and making that fight a little more even.

A charity golf day has been organised for Thursday 24th May 2018 at Manly Golf Club and we ask that you all take the time to read the attached flyer for more details on what little Raphy has been through to date and commit to helping us make a difference.

Put it in your diary now. Grab 3 mates and organise a 4 ball. Organise your annual leave with the boss (husband, wife or work). If you are the boss, book a 4 ball and sponsor!!

Get your business name out there by sponsoring a hole for a great cause!!

Its not often in life that you get an opportunity to make a real difference in someone elses life. Do not let the opportunity pass.

Strong people stand up for themselves. But stronger people stand up for others.

Please contact Matt Kennedy – • 0404 072 781

Corporate hole sponsorship packages available:
Please contact David Lopresti – • 0413 434 242

Please contact Ewan Van Zyl – • 0430 471 458

Can’t make it? – Help us! Donations of Funds and Auction Items are appreciated

Raphys_Invitation_2018_24 May 2018

February 21

Training at Balmoral Beach

Published February 21, 2018

Given the fantastic weather we are having preseason, we have decided to move training to Balmoral Beach for tomorrow evening.

Meet at 6.30pm at the south end of the beach.

Bring a towel and swimmers for a post training refresher.

February 13

Missing Social Co-ordinator

Published February 13, 2018

This is an opportunity for a Social guru to jump on the committee and help the club out.

Working inside a highly stressful environment (the Kirribilli Hotel), you’ll be responsible for but not limited to the following:

Being the head of a sub committee that deals with the trials and tribulations of Ladies Day.

Open the doors of the clubby to let in the people to set up up the Poker Night.

Organise a bus to The Blue Mountains match, the Golf Day, and help out Presentation Night drink lists.

Minimum 0 years’ experience with any form of organisation required.
You’ll need the ability to design, deliver campaigns using a range of social mediums. Can you use Facebook? Yes. Good enough.

If this seems like your next internship, please get in touch at: or 0415 403 009.

February 9

Gameday Mouthguards – Australian Made, Custom Mouthguards

Published February 9, 2018

We are all aware how important mouthguards are in Rugby. Well, Wingers don’t.

No one really wants their teeth knocked out.

Gameday Mouthguards have approached us with a discount for any mouthguard that is purchased.

Using the code word LindfieldRugby18 will give you a $14 discount on any mouthguard purchased this season.

Get to their website, and get a new one before the season starts.

January 31

Brian “Buddy” Travers

Published January 31, 2018

A funeral service will be held for Buddy on Monday 5th February at 12pm at St Peters Anglican Church, Cremorne (29 Waters Road Cremorne).

A wake will follow at Cammeray Golf Club.

January 30

2018 Coaching Staff

Published January 30, 2018

We are pleased to announce our COACHING STAFF for the 2018 season as follows:

Director of Rugby – Robbie Bridge
1st Grade – Paul McCarthy, Robbie Bridge & Riley Rolleston
2nd Grade – Mike Gray & Danny Millar
3rd Grade – Jean-Pierre Chaina & Tristan Warner
4th Grade – Ian Skinner & Jeremy Lardner
Colts – Jeremy Clark & Myles Docker

Big thank you to all the coaches who have stuck their hands up to volunteer their time this coming season – always great to see new and returning faces! Special mention must also go to our departing coaches from last year.

We look forward to a successful season and can’t wait to bring home more silverware come August!

A reminder that preseason kicks off at Koola Oval this afternoon at 6:30pm – past, current and prospective players are all welcome!

Stay tuned for the 2018 draw and social calendar, to be published in the coming weeks.

January 30

Brian “Buddy” Travers


The Lindfield community has lost a long term servant with the passing of Buddy Travers.

As senior First Grade coach Buddy steered the Club through the highly successful early 1980’s and was quick to answer a call to come back later in the decade when the Club was relegated in 1986.

Buddy was an uncompromising coach who often laced on a pair of boots to play in the lower grades. Fitness was a key doctrine and he regularly ran with the team especially on Tuesday night fitness sessions.

He will long be remembered by his catch cry “In the nose, out the mouth” and will be sadly missed by the many past players he helped through the years.

Details of the funeral are to follow.