• Div 1 – 2017 Season report

    Division One Report 2017   The 100th year for the Shirley Rugby club was always going to be a big occasion and it did not disappoint. A large squad gathered in early January and started preparing to make the club proud.   As a group, we set some aspirational, shared goals early on and some … Continued

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  • Chairman’s Report 2017

    Chairman’s Report 2017 – Scott Fowler   2017 has been a fantastic year for the Shirley Rugby Football Club. Out of a dark few months for the club late in 2016 and early in 2017, we have managed to create a fresh and exciting pathway for the club moving forward. The year also saw the … Continued

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  • Blake Hickford – U65kg Metro Rep 2016

    Well done to Blake Hickford (Shirley Rugby U13) who was selected at prop for the 2016 Canterbury Metro Under 65kg rugby team in the South Island Primary Schools Tournament. The Canterbury Metro team played and won 5 games over six weeks (vs. Canterbury Country, Nelson Bays, Southland, South Canterbury and Otago) scoring 193 points and … Continued

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  • Introducing Bruce Morton – our new Div 1 Coach!

    Hayden Mitchell our Rugby Operations Manager along with everyone at Shirley Rugby, welcomes Bruce Morton as our 2017 Division 1 Coach for our 100th year and beyond! Here is a word from the man himself……. “It is an honour and privilege to be appointed the Head Coach for Shirley Vikings Div 1 side in this … Continued

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  • Player Milestones

    Long serving Div 1 player Phil Watson played his 200th Division One game on Saturday 9 April against Linwood at Rugby Park.  Liam Timoteo played his 50th Div One game on the same day. Congratulations to them both! CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY ON PHIL WATSONS 200th GAME

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  • Junior Academy 2016

    Junior Academy training is now finished for the season – This was another very successful 12 week programme which the boys and girls thoroughly enjoyed. A huge thank you to Hayden, Chris and Nick for passing on their skills and building such a wonderful rapport with all the children. The children finished off the programme … Continued

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  • Spirited Shirley score massive Metro club rugby upset over HSOB

    Saturday 16 April 2016 A pessimist supporting Shirley in their Canterbury Metro club match against HSOB on Saturday may have started searching for their car keys to prepare for an early exit. That would been a terrible mistake. What unfolded at Burwood Park in the final quarter was the reason why people of all sizes, … Continued

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  • Milestone 200th senior rugby match for Phil Watson

    Supplied by the STUFF website – as reported by BRENDON EGAN 8/4/2016 – In an age where rugby players regularly jump between clubs, Shirley’s Phil Watson is a refreshing change. The loose forward will achieve a rare feat on Saturday when he brings up his 200th Canterbury Metro senior game for the team against Linwood … Continued

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  • Merv Lee Junior Rugby Academy

    It is very fitting that the Junior Academy is named after Merv Lee.  Merv joined Shirley Rugby club in the 1930’s and remained a member for 67 years until his recent death. Merv began his association with Shirley as a junior player and during his life time held many positions within the club including secretary, treasurer … Continued

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  • Chris Jack All Black Lock 2001-07

    Few All Black forwards have had the imposing physique of Chris Jack, who at 2.02m and 115kg was one of the All Blacks first choice locks between 2001 and 2007. In these seasons Chris was a major contributor to the successes of Canterbury at provincial level and to the Crusaders in Super Rugby. As a … Continued

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