Macquarie University Sydney Rays

Macquarie University Sydney Rays

News and updates 2016

Rays to kick off competition against Sydney Rams

The Rays will kick off their 2016 NRC season with a match against the Western Sydney Rams at North Sydney Oval on August 28 at 1pm.

Their next home game will also be at North Sydney Oval on Friday, September 2 from 6.30pm and then it’s off to Pittwater Rugby Park for games on September 17 and October 1.

2016 squad named

The 2016 Sydney Rays includes three  members of the Australian Men’s Sevens side that competed at the Rio Olympics in the squad announced today for the 2016 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship season.

Cameron Clark, Con Foley and Tom Cusack have all been brought into a 32-man group by head coach Simon Cron and all will be keen to show their wares in the more populated form of the game in the wake of Rio.

Read all the latest news and events on the Macquarie University Rays Rugby website.

News and updates 2015

Rays vs Sydney Stars

Thursday 16 October saw the Macquarie University North Harbour Rays go head-to-head against Sydney Stars in a thrilling match!
It was a narrow loss on the night with the Stars claiming their first victory of the 2014 NRC, 49-40. Congratulations to the Rays for a fantastic season of Rugby.

Rays battle it out against Brisbane City

The Macquarie University North Harbour Rays put on a fight on Thursday 9 October against Brisbane City but were blown away by a combination of pace and power from the visitors and lost 77-26 in what was an entertaining encounter in from 1852 people.
Congratulations to the boys for a fantastic effort in a really tough match! 

Read the full article here

Dramatic draw against the UC Vikings

Congratulations to the Macquarie University North Harbour Rays for their gutsy performance on 2 October against the UC Vikings. 
Although the last few minutes of the match were intense with two sin-binnings and a couple of controversial refereeing decisions,
the Rays still pulled out a fantastic 21 all draw. Well done boys!

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Rays still in the hunt with dramatic draw

The Macquarie University North Harbour Rays have kept themselves in the running for a place in the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship finals series after a 34-all draw with the Greater Sydney Rams at Brookvale on Sunday 28 September. 
A penalty goal by Hamish Angus drew the sides level just as the siren sounded. Congratulations to Hamish and the team!

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Another North Harbour Rays triumph

Congratulations to the Macquarie University North Harbour Rays who have recorded their second win of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship with a thrilling 32-29 win over the Perth Spirit at Brookvale Oval on Saturday 20 September.

The win was helped by a storming effort from Rays No.8 Sam Ward who crossed for three tries in a storming effort that also involved some great carries and solid defence. Great work!

Read the full article here.

Go well, Wellsy!

Macquarie University North Harbour Rays head coach Geoff Townsend has wished outstanding young backrower and 2013 Macquarie University Sport Scholar, Michael Wells, all the best as he embarks on a full-time gig with the national sevens squad.

"Obviously we'd love to have 'Wellsy' a Ray for the rest of our season but he's getting the chance to train full-time in a professional environment with a spot in a team for the Rio Olympics on the horizon," Townsend said.

"You can't argue with that - it justifies what the competition and the Rays are all about. We're all very happy for him and I am sure that he will do well."

Read the full article here.

News and updates 2014

Congratulations to the Macquarie University North Harbour Rays for a fantastic season of rugby

About the principal partnership

In mid-June 2014, the North Harbour Rays announced Macquarie University as their principal partner for the first two seasons of the National Rugby Championship (NRC), Australian Rugby's exciting new third tier competition.

Known as the 'Macquarie University North Harbour Rays', the NRC franchise will prominently display the University's name on its playing gear and at its home ground at Brookvale Oval.

The partnership, which will include financial and in-kind support, is an excellent opportunity for the University to play an even greater role in its community. The club draws from the rugby talent of our local area; Manly, Warringah, Gordon and Northern Suburbs, and represents Sydney's North Shore in a national level competition.

It is envisaged that the new partnership will engage more Macquarie University students with all facets of MQU Sport and encourage increased participation in sport and at sporting events.

A Macquarie University North Harbour Rays supporters club will soon be established to provide members opportunities to secure discounted premium seating tickets for home games. As a member of the supporters club, they'll receive a polo shirt and cap to wear to the games to show their support. Opportunities to mingle with the players will also be organised via post-home game social events and functions.

MQU Sport wishes the Macquarie University North Harbour Rays all the best for the next two seasons and look forward to seeing the University's logo splashed proudly across the uniform and field!

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