March 14

2019 4th Grade Coaching Appointment

Published March 14, 2019


It is with great pleasure that we can today announce who will take the reins as 4th Grade Coach in our Centenary Year.

Rory ‘Rosie’ Toemoe is making his return to Tryon Road to provide direction and strategy for the Gentleman’s Grade.

It’s a massive coup for the team and the Club to bring back an LRU stalwart to drive the boys to lift the Richardson Cup.

Welcome back Rosie!!


Bio (Rory Toemoe)

2007 – 2008: 1st Grade Player (incl. captain)
2009: 3rd Grade Coach (Blunt Cup – Premiers)
2010: 3rd Grade Coach (Judd Cup – Runners Up)
2011: 1st Grade Assistant Coach
2012: 1st Grade Head Coach (Semi-Finalists)
2013: 1st Grade Head Coach
2015: Colts Head Coach (Robertson Cup Premiers)
2016: Colts Head Coach

February 11

2019 Early Bird Player Subs – Now Open!

Published February 11, 2019

Early bird subs are now open for the 2019 LRU footy season! Payment covers all the costs of getting you on the field (ARU insurance, council fees, team registration, etc.) and your bag of Centenary swag which includes a limited edition 100th year polo, shorts & socks.

Early Bird Subs are open until 28 February 2019, following which they will increase to full price so make sure you get in early to take advantage of the lower prices! Paying early also lets you guarantee the correct sizing of merchandise.

Early Bird Subs (open until 28 February 2019)
Seniors – $299
U-21 Colts – $229

Full Player Subs (from 1 March 2019 onwards)
Seniors – $349
U-21 Colts – $279

The Trybooking event link to facilitate your payment is

Any questions, get in touch with Ben Dibden (Treasurer) via or 0414 184 028.

#LRU100 #oldsoldier

February 6

2019 Registration Process

Published February 6, 2019

Registration this season for NEW members is done via the ‘Fusesport Rugby’ smartphone app (Android & iOS).

Applicable to all member types (e.g., player, coach, manager & volunteer), start by downloading the “Fusesport Rugby” app or upgrading to the latest version if you already have it installed:

Once installed, following these instructions on how to complete the registration process –

Should you experience any issues, please send an email to

February 5

Pre-Season Training – Tuesday & Thursday Nights

Published February 5, 2019

Fantastic to see so many old and new faces at last week’s pre-season opener. Training now runs every Tuesday and Thursday night on the bottom oval with touch footy from 6:30pm. If you haven’t yet dusted off the boots and made an appearance, tonight’s the night! #LRU100 #oldsoldier


January 25

2019 Pre-Season Update

Published January 25, 2019

Another excellent training session last night with ~40 players putting in the hard yards under the watchful eyes of the Club’s coaching staff.

We’re also pleased to announce the addition of three (3) trial matches to our 2019 pre-season schedule:

  • 31/01/19: S&C training @ Tryon Oval (bottom field) Tuesday & Thursday nights @ 6.30pm
  • 30/03/19: Trial #1 vs. Barker Old Boys & St Ives @ Tryon Oval
  • 06/04/19: Trial #2 vs. Blue Mountains @ Lapstone Oval, Lapstone
  • 13/04/19: Trial #3 vs. Hunters Hill & Waverley @ Boronia Park, Hunters Hill
  • 27/04/19: Round 1 vs. Forest @ Tryon Oval

For further news and updates, check out the Club’s Facebook Page and Website or email with any questions.

January 15


Published January 15, 2019

With Xmas and New Years done and dusted, training for our Centenary Season has arrived!! Newly appointed 1st Grade Coach David Zwart will kick-off skills training @ 7pm this Thursday 17th January at Soldiers Memorial Park, Tryon Road, East Lindfield (touch footy from 6:30pm on the bottom oval).

Commencing Thursday 31st January at 6.30pm, we then have J-Train Athletic Performance starting our official pre-season schedule 2 nights per weeks (Tues & Thurs). J-Train is Sydney’s premier strength and conditioning (S&C) company providing training to some of Sydney’s most elite clubs including the Manly Marlins, North Harbour Rays, Mosman Whales and now they are proud to welcome Lindfield Rugby to the family. They will work closely with our Club to provide a professional S&C program keeping us injury free, improving our on-field performances and building a winning culture.

The 2019 season will be so huge, the rumour mill is in overdrive that even Tim Curtin will make an appearance at pre-season to lose a well-cultivated festive paunch and lock-down a bench spot in 4th Grade! So, spread the word and bring your mates to training as it promises to be an awesome year, on and off the field.

For any questions, please contact Club President Tristan Warner on 0411 071 141 or

January 6

Vale Fred Judson

Published January 6, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of another Club stalwart, former Club Captain and Life Member Fred Judson. Fred was a larger than life character who was associated with the Club for over 50 years as a player, coach, official and in later years an avid and often vocal spectator.

Many past players remember that their first experience at Lindfield was to be welcomed by Fred when they first arrived at the Club. His contribution and service to the Club were recognised when he was made a Life Member, one of only 10 in the 100 year history of Lindfield Rugby.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. Fred will be missed but never forgotten, may his soul rest in peace.

November 28

LRU 2019 Coaching Appointments

Published November 28, 2018

Further to the recent announcement of the appointment of David Zwart as 1st Grade Head Coach for the 2019 NSWSRU season, LRU is pleased to announce the following coaching appointments for the 2019 NSWSRU season:

* 1st Grade Head Coach – David Zwart 
* 1st Grade Assistant Coach – Mark Fargas
* 2nd Grade Head Coach – Mike Gray
* 2nd Grade Assistant Coach – Danny Millar
* 3rd Grade Head Coach – Jean-Pierre Chaina
* 3rd Grade Assistant Coach – Ed Scrivens
* Colts (Under-21) Joint Head Coach – Jeremy Clark
* Colts (Under-21) Joint Head Coach – Jared Hills

LRU welcomes Mark Fargas to the 2019 coaching staff and we are excited to have him on board on this our centenary year. Mark is an experienced coach with Level 3 Advanced coaching certification, having previously coached for many years at Shute Shield level. Mark is likewise excited to join LRU for the 2019 season and brings to the Club a keen interest and experience in coaching forwards and set-piece play. We welcome Mark and look forward to him working with 1st Grade Head Coach David Zwart to assist us in achieving our goals for the 2019 season.

LRU is also very excited to see the 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade and Colts 2018 coaching groups re-commit for another season. Each of these teams enjoyed a highly successful 2018 campaign with each one reaching the 2018 finals series. The coaching teams have reinforced their hunger and desire to lead their respective teams to success in 2019 and we are extremely grateful for having them as a committed part of the Lindfield Rugby community.

The Club is presently looking for a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach for the 4th Grade team for the 2019 season. A team commonly known as the most intelligent playing group at LRU, the 2019 4th Grade side promises to be an excellent platform for experienced or aspiring coaches looking to make waves in 2019.

If you or anyone you know is interested in either of these roles, please contact Club President Tristan Warner via to express your interest and find out more.

Old Soldier
1920 – 2019
100 Years

November 19

1st Grade Head Coach Appointment

Published November 19, 2018

Following an extensive expression of interest campaign and interview process conducted by the Club’s Management Committee, it is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of David Zwart as 1st Grade Head Coach for the 2019 NSWSRU season.

David arrives at the Club with a wealth of rugby coaching knowledge and expertise, including experience at both Shute Shield and Kentwell Cup (1st Division NSWSRU) level.

David’s coaching experience highlights include:

  • World Rugby Level 3 Certification
  • Gordon Rugby Club (2016-2018)

– 1st Grade (Shute Shield) Assistant Coach (2018)

– Gordon Rugby Skills Coach (2017)

– 2nd Grade Coach (2016)

  • 1st Grade Head Coach – Drummoyne Rugby Club (2012-2013):

– Kentwell Cup (1st Grade 1st Division) Premiers (2012)

  • 1st – 4th Grade Head Coach – Redfield Old Boys Rugby Club

– NSWSRU Sevens Champions (2015)

– Clark Cup (1st Grade 3rd Division) Premiers (2015)

  • 1st Grade / Head Coach – Petersham Rugby Club (2014) (NSWSRU 1st Division)

We look forward to working alongside David and the entire coaching group in anticipation of a successful 2019 campaign for the Club’s 100th year.

Please join us in welcoming David to the Club.

Further coaching announcements will follow shortly…

October 29

Secretary Election 2019

Published October 29, 2018

Lindfield Community,

It is with great pleasure that the Management Committee announces that Angus Arnheim has been appointed as Secretary of Lindfield Rugby Club for the 2019 season following the recent vacancy created by Toni Francis standing down from the role.

The appointment of Angus to the Secretary role comes following a careful selection process being undertaken, with serious consideration being given by the Committee of a number of excellent candidates. Angus brings with him a genuine passion for the Club and organisational skills which are perfect for the role. His appointment is also in line with the Committee’s long term strategic plan for the Club, ensuring that there is always an appropriate blend of youth and experience involved in decisions that drive the direction of the Club coming into the Club’s 100th season and beyond. We look forward to working with Angus and wish him all the best in the role.

We would like to thank all of those individuals who put their hand up for the role but missed out. We sincerely welcome their ongoing involvement in the Club going forward in the various other capacities that will no doubt present themselves.

Planning by the Management Committee for the 2019 season is already thoroughly underway with further important announcements expected to be made imminently.

Stay tuned….

Old Soldier!