THE Macquarie Uni Sydney Rays are in many people’s eyes what the National Rugby Championships are all about – giving the approaching wave of Rugby talent north of the harbour bridge a crack at the next level, while at the same time respecting the role that club footy plays in the nurturing of our next Rugby World Cup and Bledisloe winners.
The Rays are the franchise formed from an alliance of four deep Shute Shield rivals – Gordon, Manly, Northern Suburbs and Warringah – and each of the clubs have invested much time and money in getting the franchise to where it is today.
The club’s charter is to promote from within, whether that be on the playing roster, the coaching team or the many off-field roles that are needed for a professional Rugby team to operate seamlessly.
The Rays are truly a touchable pathway for everyone associated with the great game of Rugby on the north shore of Sydney.
THE Macquarie Uni Sydney Rays will draw their playing roster from the franchise’s four member clubs – Gordon, manly, Northern Suburbs and Warringah. Two locally affiliated Wallabies have been allocated to the club in Michael Hooper and Scott Fardy the latter of who took to the field in the 2016 season, with Hooper acting in an ambassadorial role.
A number of players will then be drawn from the Super Rugby franchises but the vast majority of players will come from the four member clubs.