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Ladies Day. Buy Tickets Here.

Ladies Day, 4-days to go‼️

This Saturday 29 June 2019. 1.30pm-4.30pm.

$75 per person. Tickets selling fast, don’t miss out.

What to expect‼️

Private marquee at the northern end of the field
Two complimentary cocktails (your choice of an Espresso Martini or mojito)
The Matso’s Bar serving their famous Ginger Beer, Hello Sunshine Apple Cider & Single Fin
Sparkling, Red and White Wine
Catering by Corella
Monster raffles
DJ spinning his winter wonderland magic.

All funds raised will be donated to local charity One Eighty 

#rugby #shuteshield #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratpack #rats #ladiesday#wags #funevent #cocktails #winterwonderland #besteverladiesday #dontmissout#ticketsonsale #sellingfast #tickets #womenofwarringah #oneeighty

2019-06-25T23:14:12+00:00June 25th, 2019|0 Comments

MISSION: A Scrum Machine for our juniors

Warringah Junior Rugby Union need your help raising funds to purchase a SCRUM MACHINE for our junior rugby programs on the Northern Beaches.  This is a crucial piece of equipment urgently needed for our junior player development and safety.  All donations over $2 are TAX DEDUCTABLE, with every dollar publicly raised to be matched by the Friends of Warringah.

To donate go to



The Friends of Warringah and Hillbillies hope you are able to support this great local fundraising initiative. Together we can ensure a bright future for rugby on the Northern Beaches.

#scrummachine #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation#ratsfamily #oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019#nevergivein #friendsofwarringah #hillbillies #warringahhillbilles

2019-06-25T06:30:37+00:00June 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Warringah Vs Easts Video Highlights.

Highlights from last weekend’s Shute Shield victory over Easts that solidified Warringah’s position at the top of the Ladder – including a contender for Tackle of the Year.


This makes this Saturday, here at Rat Park, an absolute monster that you don’t want to miss. Warringah vs Sydney Uni. First vs Second. Grand Final Replay!!



#shuteshield #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation #ratsfamily #oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019 #nevergivein

2019-06-24T05:38:26+00:00June 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Rugby: Former Wallaby Mark Gerrard Fox Sports News

Rugby: Former Wallaby Mark Gerrard has his say on Rugby this week, including Daryl Gibson’s departure from the Waratahs and Israel Folau’s recent cash plea.!735851


2019-06-21T02:01:08+00:00June 21st, 2019|0 Comments

First Responder Profile.

First Responder Profile. Sarah Carrington.


Tell us in 30 seconds about yourself. I am a country girl, born and bred in Orange. I had a short stint out at Parkes before making the move to Sydney for work in 2006. After getting long service leave at my first job at the ripe old age of 25, I took a year’s leave and travelled the world. When I returned back to work, I was sent to the Northern Beaches and have been living here for the last 9 years.   I am a keen adventure traveller and am lucky that my Husband (James) enjoys this type of travelling as well. We opted to hike to Everest Base Camp for our Honeymoon last year before spending a couple of weeks in India.


When did you start playing rugby and how did you end up playing for the Ratettes? I started playing rugby in 2012. One of the other Ratettes, Sarah Laman, was at the same gym as me and asked me if I would be keen to come down to a training session and try rugby. I felt rude saying no, even though I had no interest in playing contact sport. It turns out I really enjoyed it and have been turning up to play ever since!


This weekend’s games have been named “First Responder” round and you volunteer at the SES. Tell me about your role at SES and how you and other volunteers make a difference to our community. I joined the SES in February this year. It is something I have wanted to do for a long time and after finishing my University commitments, finally joined up. I am in the process of being trained at the moment and recently got to go out on my first volunteer job a couple of weeks ago when we had some bad weather. We predominantly respond to storm and flood related incidents, however, assist with many other types of scenarios as well. I believe volunteers play a massive role in our community. Volunteers are usually going to the nitty gritty jobs that a lot of people don’t want to do. They do it willingly to help make a difference for others.


How was your holiday visiting your friends and family in Bundaberg? Must be hard living away from immediate family.  What does the Rats family mean to you?  It was a great trip for James and me. We have friends and family spread out along the East Coast of Australia and after two of my closest friends recently had babies, we decided to take a road trip to see them all. My immediate family are still in Orange (with the exception of my twin sister who is in Melbourne) and James’ immediately family are all in Wellington, New Zealand. It can be hard sometimes, as we don’t have that immediate support. We try to get over to New Zealand at least once a year and out to Orange a couple of time a year though.

The Rats family means a lot to me. I am so grateful to have been welcomed with open arms into this great rugby family. I have made lifelong friends in this club and know that the Rats will always be a part of my life now.


Tell us about a person that you admire at the Club. Why do you think they have made an important impact? There are many people that I admire at the club. I think Erin Morton is on top of this list though. She has been involved with the Ratettes since its formation 25 years ago, firstly as a player and then as a coach. She has dedicated countless hours over the years to grow women’s rugby in Sydney and to help players in our team move through to representative level, both Waratahs and Wallaroos.


Congratulations on completing your Bachelor of Business – Accounting, at the Swinburne University of Technology. This is a huge achievement juggling full time work, part time study and your endless list of other commitments. What’s next for your career, where to from here?  Thank you, it definitely wasn’t easy at times and I am glad it is done. I currently work for Asahi Premium Beverages and have been with them for 8 years now. I really enjoy working for them and will hopefully look at opportunities with them.


How is married life treating you?  What’s the best thing about marrying James & how would he best describe you.? It is great, James is really supportive of everything I do. He is always encouraging me to challenge myself and sometimes joins me for some of the crazy things I do, like the Sydney2Canberra charity bike ride I participate in every year. If he was to describe me as anything, it would be that I am non-stop. I very rarely stop to have down time and often have mates laughing at me at what I consider a pretty quiet weekend.


You said on your Facebook profile that you had “The best afternoon at Manly Oval!” at the recent Derby Day.  What is your best hang over cure, and did you need to employ it after celebrating’s Warringah Rats great win? Unfortunately, I don’t think there is any cure for hang overs once you reach your thirties. I do, however, force myself to get out and take a walk for fresh air.


Lastly, what excites you most about the remainder of the 2019 season?  We have some great young players who have joined the Ratettes this year and I am excited to see how they develop over the season. I also am looking forward to the next Derby Day at Rat Park. It is always an exciting day watching rugby!


#shuteshield #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation #ratsfamily#oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019 #nevergivein#firstresponder #ratettes #sarahcarrington #ses #nswpolice #firerescuensw#ambulancensw #thankyou

2019-06-19T06:58:16+00:00June 19th, 2019|0 Comments

New Steve “Bundy” Temple Can Bar

WRC are expecting big crowds down at Rat Park this weekend and the club are excited to officially open the new Steve “Bundy” Temple Can Bar which is being erected on the hill this week.

Footage of completed Can Bar ->



#shuteshield #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation #ratsfamily#oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019 #nevergivein 

2019-06-18T23:07:58+00:00June 18th, 2019|0 Comments

First Responder Round.





Entry is free for any currently serving First Responder personnel at this home game on Saturday 22 June 2019 against Easts in their Round 12 Intrust Super Shute Shield clash. Proof of service will need to be provided at the gate with current First Responder personnel photo ID.


#shuteshield #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation #ratsfamily #oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019 #nevergivein #firstresponder #ratettes #sarahcarrington #ses #nswpolice #firerescuensw #ambulancensw #thankyou

2019-06-18T05:38:15+00:00June 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Video Highlights. Warringah vs Western Sydney.

In a round that saw Warringah Rugby Club take top position on the Shute Shield ladder after every team has had a bye, enjoy a highlight package full of brilliant attacking highlights.

#ratsvtwoblues #warringahvwesternsydneytwoblues #warringahvwstwoblues
#shuteshield #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation#ratsfamily #oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019 #nevergivein #camdenrugbyclub

2019-06-20T05:50:06+00:00June 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Ladies Day. Saturday 29 June 2019. Tickets on Sale Now.

WRC Ladies Day “Winter Wonderland”
Ticket: $75, all inclusive.
Don’t miss out on the Northern Beaches calendar event of the year. The Women of Warringah Round (aka Ladies Day) is back for 2019. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Let the boys do the hard work outside in the cold while you enjoy the entertainment in style.
On the day, you’ll be situated in a private marquee at the northern end of the field. It will be full of winter wonderland surprises to warm up your day, including two complimentary cocktails (your choice of an Espresso Martini or mojito), the Matso’s Bar serving their famous Ginger Beer and Hello Sunshine Apple Cider, Sparkling, Red and White Wine and Beer, catering by Corella, monster raffles, giveaways and a DJ spinning his winter wonderland magic.
Women of Warringah Ladies Day, we will be raising money for a local charity, One Eighty who is a registered Australian suicide prevention charity. One Eighty’s vision is for a future free of youth suicide and for local communities to band together to provide support and opportunities to openly discuss mental health.
Date: Saturday 29 June 2019
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $75.00 includes Entry to ground, VIP access to marquee, 2-cocktails per person, selection of substantial canapes, raffle prizes, complimentary drinks package, pamper bar, giveaways and much much more.
2019-06-11T23:30:22+00:00June 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Warringah Vs West Harbour. Saturday 8 June 2019

A hard fought win in Lachlan’s memory.


2019-06-10T22:31:30+00:00June 10th, 2019|0 Comments