Coronavirus Information (April 2020)


Updated 7th Apr 2020 9:08am (by Kent Prusas)


All Community Rugby activities are postponed until the 1st June

As prescribed by Rugby AU.


No Training


No Trials


No Games


Please Note: Given the uncertainty surrounding the length of time government restrictions will be in place to combat the spread of COVID-19, Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby are not in a position to provide a specific return date. They will continue to review this position as further updates from government and health authorities are received.

The current Australian Government position is that all people who enter Australia from any overseas country or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must self-isolate.

Restrictions on public gathering information can be found here.

For example: You cannot play a game of touch rugby with your mates.

New and Interested Players

All interested new players please email and follow the instructions here


Do you have any symptoms?

If you have a suspected case please advise your local Public Health Authority and follow their instructions.

Secondly, if you are a suspected case or return a positive result to COVID-19 and you have engaged in Rugby related activities over the last 14 days you should also advise:

Club Secretary (Kent Prusas,, 0414 085 191)

or Club President (Richard Harvey


What to do Now

Brush up on the Laws of Rugby here

Rugby Training Videos here

Keep your fitness up individually

Go for a run

Do any recovery exercises, if injured.

Be careful to obey all social distancing and hygiene guidelines

You will be contacted via the Shammies 2020 group when training starts again.



Game Management Guidelines video, PDFs and PowerPoints

Also Smart rugby accreditation here

Other coaching resources can be found here


Rugby Recovery

The Subbies Union are working on a ‘Return to Play’ checklist for clubs, coaches and players


Full Rugby AU Community and Club Rugby Statement

Please read the full Rugby statement linked here: Information regarding Coronavirus for Community and Club Rugby


Petersham Rugby wishes you all good health during this current situation.

Please stay in contact with your friends and family via social media and the phone.

Please look out for those at risk and those less able to cope.

Rugby is community even when we can’t actually be together.

Where Ever You May Be