Vale Bradley Mark Wilson

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and club stalwart, Brad Wilson.
Brad had a long association with our club firstly as a player and then, of recent times as an Administrator. Brad was instrumental in lobbying for our re-entry into Massey Cup level competition in 2021. A prodigious goal kicker, he played for the club during the halcyon days of the late 80’s and early 90’s after a short stint with St George. The highlight of his career was the 1990 Grand Final win against the Hills Bulls in a team that featured the late legendary Olsen Filipaina and was coached by his brother Ken. During the clubs 50 year celebrations in 2013, he was named full back in our team of the half century.
Brad was a strong advocate for junior league player development and had a long association with the Holy Cross Rhino’s where he filled many rolls including President.

Brad will be sorely missed by his many friends at Ryde Eastwood, and we would like to pass our condolences to his wife Simone and family.

RIP

– Richard Kelly, Club Representative

Hawks steal win from Mounties with last second try

The Hawks scored a final second try to steal the win from a comeback Mounties.

A heavy hitting match filled with errors and penalties was looking favourable to the home team, until a tackle five, heartbreaking late try to the Hawks right edge scramble.

Coach Jarred Farlow oversaw the Hawks promising performance of the season yet. Lead by half, Mitchell Gray who showed outstanding composure and leadership throughout the match.

Sydney Shield upset Penrith while Blacktown run riot over Ron Massey.

Sydney Shield won convincingly over Penrith Brothers 24-16 in a Hawks triple header on Sunday at TG Milner while Ron Massey went down 16-30 to a relentless Blacktown Workers in the days closing game.

Langi Suli-Ruka crosses over for 4 points

Sydney Shield have made it two wins to start the year, showing some phenomenal individual performances in front of a home crowd.

Centre Shannon Condon showed some razzle dazzle to score in spectacular fashion and Joshua Boumelhem’s show stopper intercept off an Penrith left edge play sealed the home side to victory.

Sydney Shield

A relentless Blacktown outmuscled a error-ridden Hawks in our 3pm Ron Massey match. Led by halfback Mitchell Gray, the Hawks were unable to dominate possession and field position before scoring some late in the game tries.

Langi Suli-Ruka carried a number of Blacktown defenders across the try line to score his first 4 pointer of the season. With ball in hand Angus McElroy was supported by Callum Ellis and Tjaden Mclean as they powered through the middle of the ruck.

Ron Massey

Next Saturday, Ron Massey head to Aubrey Keech Reserve to play Mounties at 1pm and Sydney Shield take on the Moorebank Rams in a starlight 6.30pm game at Hammondville Oval.

Ron Massey Red-hot Round 1 over Western Sydney Magpies

The Hawks have piled on the meat pies today at home (TG Milner) with a win over the Western Sydney Magpies.

The Hawks got off to a dream start, with a short left edge pass onto Second Rower Matthew Ryan to cross over for the first 4 points.

The left edge seemed unstoppable with Fullback Bradley Cousins stepping on the inside of Captain Mitchell Gray to receive a pop pass to cross for the Hawks second try to add 4 points. A continual two-minute left edge punishment propelled the Hawks a further 8 points before half time.

Second half saw the Magpies came out capitalising the ruck to force the Hawks to make a mistake which lead them to their first points of the game.

A few Magpie handling mistakes gave the Hawks an opportunity to run riot with Captain Mitchell Gray crossing for his second try followed by Mason Ward scoring a personal double and Jamin Williams finishing the game to end the Hawks on 38-6 victory.

Captain, Mitchell Gray crossing for his second try.

What’s next

The Hawks are in action on Sunday from 1pm at home, TG Milner. Sydney Shield coming up against Penrith Brothers and Ron Massey taking on Blacktown Workers.

The 2022 campaign off to a flying start!

Hughes on cusp of dream NRL debut

Andrew McEnallay, Wed 2 Feb 2022, 09:29 AM

It’s been an unusual journey for North Sydney Bears player Regan Hughes, who was playing country Rugby League 300km away before now finding himself on the cusp of a dream NRL debut.

While dividing his time between playing Rugby Union for Charles Sturt University and Rugby League for Canowindra Tigers in 2019, Hughes received a phone call from Wests Tigers Recruitment Manager Warren McDonell who wanted him to come to Sydney for a trial game.

2021 Ron Massey, Round 4 Ryde Eastwood vs St Mary’s

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In 2021, Hughes found his way into the Hawks’ Ron Massey Cup side where according to coach Jarred Farlow, he proved himself as the type of player you want to play alongside.

“He’s a good kid; a fiery red head who plays with aggression but he’s in control,” Farlow told nswrl.com.au.

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