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Nelson Bay Rugby Club

Nelson Bay Rugby Club, known as The Gropers play in the Newcastle and Hunter Premier Division competition. They field three senior teams, Under 19 Colts and have a strong Junior Club (under 6 through to Under 17) as well as an active Golden Oldies team, the Grey Gropers.

The regular competition runs from April to September and with ten teams the Gropers host 9 home games at Bill Strong oval each year.

Formed in 1978as part of Port Hunter Rugby (Stockton), the Gropers were formally established in 1983 and celebrated 25 years in 2008. For the 2017 season, the Gropers have formed a joint partnership with Medowie Marauders, with the Marauders playing in the NHRU Premier third grade competition.

The Club welcomes players of all levels as well as supporters interested in watching rugby. If you live in the area and are interested in experiencing rugby union, please contact one of our committee members (available on the club website).

Fees apply



Bill Strong Oval
Shoal Bay Road
Nelson Bay
NSW 2315