NSW Junior Rugby Union cancel State Champs

by Waratahs Media

As a result of the impacts of COVID-19, NSW Junior Rugby Union has made the regrettable decision to cancel the 2020 Positive Rugby Foundation NSW Junior State Championships & the Rugby 1st Girls NSWJRU State Championships.


Scheduled for the June long weekend (June 6-8), the regrettable decision has been made in the interests of community health and safety.


The decision is in line with measures across the wider sporting community with all professional and grassroots sporting competitions currently postponed.


NSW Junior Rugby Union is yet to cancel the Positive Rugby Foundation NSW U10/11 State Gala which scheduled for 18-19 July, with an update to be provided on this tournament in mid-April.


All current and future cancellations are made with the health and safety of players and officials as a priority, while also allowing our Zones and Districts ample time to cancel or defer travel and accommodation arrangements and obtain refunds or credits where they can.


This decision is in line with these other cancellations:

  • CJRU Junior Country Champs
  • NSW Country Champs (Seniors)
  • ASRU Schools Championships (Riverview)


The following RA High Performance pathway activities will also not proceed as scheduled:

  • All Academy/U18 games (for June and July)
  • The Super W U18s
  • The Australian Schools/U18s training camp
  • The U20 Junior World Championships and Oceania U20 Championships


Once we have more information about if and when we can return to play in 2020, NSW Junior Rugby Union can then make decisions about if it is feasible to run the event at a later date.


NSW Junior Rugby Union would like to thank our host clubs (Central Coast Juniors, Camden Rugby, Dubbo Roos, Orange Emus, Orange City Rugby, West Harbour Juniors, Narrabeen Tigers & Hunters Hill Rugby), host councils (Central Coast Council, Orange City Council, Dubbo Regional Council) and our sponsors (Genesis Proprietary Trading, Estilo Travel, Rugby 1st & the NSW Positive Rugby Foundation).