Today Briars Rugby union fields 3 Grade teams with an under 21 Colts side, so the Briars cater for all abilities and senior age groups. We famously love a cold beverage after Rugby so do not worry if you’re better at that variety of social activity.


We offer various standard of Rugby, from really good to not so good, so it really doesn’t matter if you haven’t played before, with strong leadership groups, Briars will never let you fail or falter. Our experienced heads can teach you rugby one on one, you just need to bring your enthusiasm.

Our season is long and demanding and as such we recommend that you read the social links, as we like to break the season up and celebrate our progress, we also recommends that you read the injuries section of the website. Preseason usually starts at the end of February, with games starting in April going to September.

Training is on Tuesdays (fitness) and Thursday (team run) from 6.30pm sharp at Greenlees Park. Attendance at both sessions is expected for all players wishing to play higher grades.

As with every weekend sport there is an associated cost involved, Briars runs at a break even strategy so we invest every cent back into the club to directly benefit rugby players. The annual subscriptions are $320. This includes your:

  • ARU Registration
  • A Basic level of insurance.
  • Playing shorts
  • Playing socks
  • Training shirt
  • Playing jumpers belong to the club and will be provided to you each week on game day.

Additional club shorts and socks can be purchased from the club for $30 and $15 respectively. You will need to supply your own boots and mouth guard, (and headgear, shoulder pads if you wear them)

So you now know enough, see you Tuesday/Thursday night at 7pm get yourself down to training at Rothwell Park, Concord (the earlier in the season the better) introduce yourself to one of the many club officials or even some of the players we are one of the most friendly clubs in Sydney. Keep an eye on the website for all Briar events.


Briars have a strong history of international rugby visitors playing in the colors of the Briars. Briars rugby has processes in place to assist international rugby  players find accommodation and employment. Briars provide top quality rugby and great social atmosphere staying true to the spirit of Suburban rugby in Australia. We welcome all new comers and will endeavor to make any visitor welcome.

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