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Vale – Keith Arcus

We are sad to report the sudden passing of Keith Arcus.

Keith Arcus was a regular sideline supporters of the Old Ignatians Rugby Club during the 1990s and 2000s. Keith was a great guy, a true gentleman and his big permanent smile and positive demeanor will be greatly missed.

Out thoughts and prayers go out to his children Steve, Jo & Alex, grandchildren and the extended Arcus family.


  • Palm Chapel, Macquarie Park Cemetery
    Corner Delphi & Plessey Roads, North Ryde
  • 11.15 am
  • Tuesday July 19
  • Afterwards at Mosman Rowers.

Play for Old Iggies in 2016

Red ExpressIn 2016 we will be entering 4 teams in 3rd Division.  We have a new committee and new coaches across the board. And that means new goals & a new commitment from our players.

If you are interested in joining the Red Express in 2016 put you name down to play for now.

If you are a new player and need more information, please complete the form below and we will contact you.

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2015 Season Review Survey

We are doing a review of the season and have constructed a survey which is totally anonymous.

Please read below and give 5mins of your time to complete the survey.

Old Ignatians Rugby Review.
This is a new and exciting time for the club and we want your input to make sure

Could you please click on the following link and complete a small survey about the 2015 season and our future.

Please be as honest as possible


Results vs St Pats

With a disrupted home fixture due to some rain on Friday night, the council only allowed us to play 3 out of 6 grades being Colt’s, 2’s and 1’s.

With the day starting off with colties – it was looking good from the outset with the redmen blowing out to a 12-0 lead early in the piece, before the hangovers kicked in and we went from a dominant team to a team where nobody could catch a cold or make a tackle. St Pats went on and won in a scrappy affair 36-26. It has since been revealed that a team member scheduled his 21st on the Friday night hence the ghost like figures running around on Saturday.

We then moved on to 2’s where we saw our injury depleted team battle hard for the first 20 mins or so before St Pats gained momentum and ran over the top of us, eventuating in a 50-7 victory.

3.15 saw the battle of all battles – facing up with a severely injury depleted team against last years premiers who we have not beaten in first grade in a number of years. This game was a tussle the whole way along with only one point separating the two teams until the final minute, when we gained some momentum and seeing Michael Dempsey crash over for a try to help seal 4 try bonus point victory 27-19 ! This game was a fantastic example of the hard work and dedication being shown by the club, and proves that we are a force to be reckoned with for the rest of the year.

In other news – with State of Origin this Wednesday night being played in Sydney, the coaches of all grades are currently discussing all possible options for training this week. Please stay tuned to all forms of social media for the final word on training.

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Red men –

All games have been called off for tomorrow (Saturday 2nd May) against Colleagues due to the wet weather.

Matches against Colleagues have been rescheduled for the 1st August which is a wet weather round.

This also means that the skivvy tour has been postponed until this date.

Also – The Union is showing the Mayweather Vs Pacquiao fight on Sunday.

Get along and support our sponsor pub and watch what is being dubbed the fight of the century.

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New Sponsor – Century 21 Cordeau Marshall

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Century 21 Cordeau Marshall on board for sponsorship for the 2015 season and beyond. Visit the link below for a bio on the very successful Cordeau Marshall group.

Please contact Jason Roach on 0448 455 556 for a personalised and special experience whether you are interested in selling, buying or renting.


First Round

Calling all reddies far and wide –

We have fast approached the start of the 2015 season with round 1 kicking off this weekend against Mosman Whales down at Ryde International.

Kickoff times are below.

5th Grade 9.50/10.00am

4th Grade 10.45am

3rd Grade 11.40am

Colts 12.45pm

2nd Grade 2.00pm

1st Grade 3.15pm

Get down to raining tonight for the final hit out and team selections.

After 1st grade we will have speeches at the clubhouse and then venture down to The Union Hotel for some beers and a feed.

Get excited for what is going to be a huge season for the Redmen in 2015.

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New Co-Major Sponsor

It is with great pleasure we welcome NorthShore Volkswagen on board as a co-major sponsor for 2015 and beyond.

We look forward to forging a long term relationship with NorthShore Volkswagen.

Please visit their link on our sponsors page

For all of your latest deals please give Rob Heyer a call and he will help you out.

Don’t forget to mention that you are associated with Old Iggies and you will receive some added specials.

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Trial Vs Mosman

The start of the season is upon us. The Saturday just gone saw the Redmen up against the Mosman Whales, or as Mickey Palmer likes to refer to them as “The Mosman Crumble” (reference to the colts GF demolishing last year!!) The weather wasn’t so great with a few scuds rolling through early, however the precipitation managed to stay away come game time. We saw a scrappy, but hard fought colts match where our boys dominated the majority of the match, with a few suspect calls going against us. Colts definitely have a great platform working towards another GF win this year.

We then moved into the grade trials where 3’s and 2’s had a combined effort for 60mins where we came out on top and saw some great running rugby. Then 2’s had there own 30min trial bolstered by a few 1st graders towards the end of the period. Mosman were a little too strong (fitness being the key) and scored a few tries late to steal a victory. Then came the grudge match with a fast paced, heavy hitting 30min trial with 1st grade. Our boys had some great attacking, front foot ball off the basis of a great scrum and building pressure to score a couple of team tries. We also spent a lot of time in defense, with very little able to break the gain line.

All in all, the results were fantastic, especially with the very limited team preparation and many last minute withdrawals. We have a great foundation to build into this year and secure a high number of wins and gran final appearances. Everyone please get down to training at RYDE International this week to build into the trail vs Hunters Hill this coming weekend.

Up The Reddies!!

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OIRFC Budgy Smugglers

Redmen far and wide.

With the announcement last week of Budgy Smuggler joining the club as a sponsor for 2015 and beyond, we have designed a limited edition OIRFC Budgy Smuggler. These will be available for a limited time. Orders need to be in by 17th March (1 week from today).

Cost: $35 if you want to pick them up at training or $45 if you want them posted to your place.

If you are interested in ordering a pair please contact Michael Villella and he will help you out and where to transfer the money-