Rugby has enjoyed great popularity at the College over the last few years which showed in 2012 with the introduction of a second junior rugby team.
St Patrick’s College is represented in the Victorian Schools Rugby Union competition across the senior, intermediate and junior level. In 2018, St Patrick's College will field several teams - Seniors, Under 16s, Under 15s, Under 14s and Under 13s.
Currently, the SPC Senior XV squad competes in the competition which includes teams such as St Kevin's College, Melbourne Grammar, Haileybury College, Marcellin College and Ivanhoe College.
All of the St Patrick’s College rugby teams train on a Tuesday and Thursday after school, with games being contested on a Saturday morning.
The Rugby season commences during term 2 but continues over term 3.
The experience that the students receive within the Rugby program has led to several boys being selected to represent their state and even more to compete in the Western Metro Zone for the Rebels Regional Rugby.
The College also enjoys a close relationship with the Melbourne Rebels and has recently signed a two-year deal to provide a pre-season base for the Super Rugby team.
1st XV Rugby - July 20, 2019. SPC d XC
St Patrick’s College 1st XV vs Xavier College (H) (20/07) Full time: 39 – 3 (HT 17-3) Try scorers: Ethan Jessop (2), Kenny O’Connor, Hayce Alama, Riley Williams, Archie Pollard, Charlie Delaney Conversions: Hayce Alama (1/2), Kenny O’Connor (1/5) We will consign this performance to the history records very quickly. Whilst there may be an element
1st XV Rugby - SPC d GGS - June 19, 2019
St Patrick’s College 1st XV vs Geelong Grammar Full time: 12 – 5 (HT 5-0) Try scorers: Ethan Jessop, Kenny O’Connor Conversions: Hayce Alama (0/1), Kenny O’Connor (1/1) We have reached a ‘mid-point’ to the season. Six rounds into this year’s competition and with just two regular season games to follow after the holiday break. The season to date
1st XV Rugby - SPC 74 d BG 5
St Patrick’s College 1st XV vs Brighton Grammar (H) (25/05) Full time: 74 – 5 (HT 38-5) Try scorers: Tyrese Thompson (3), Ata Seu (2), Ethan Councillor (2), Jonny DeBono (2), Kenny O’Connor, Owen Pearse, Penalty Try Conversions: Hayce Alama (2/4), Kenny O’Connor (4/7) Overnight Saracens won a one-sided Gallagher Premiership semi-final against Gl
1st XV rugby - SPC 26 d SKC 25
St Patrick’s College 1st XV 26 d St Kevin’s College 25 - May 18, 2019 Full time: 26 – 25 (HT 7-3) Try scorers: Ata Seu (2), Kenny O’Connor, Hayce Alama Conversions: Hayce Alama (3/4) There are not any more fitting words than those written by our Director of Marketing and Communications Paul Nolan who wrote after this game: "They say rugby is the
2019 1st XV rugby - SPC v Marcellin
St Patrick’s College 1st XV vs Marcellin College (A) Full time: 32 – 22 (HT 15-0) Try scorers: Ethan Jessop (2), Kenny O’Connor, Owen Pearse Conversions: Hayce Alama (3/4) Penalties: Hayce Alama (2/2) There had been a significant amount of heartache upon the final whistle of the 2018 VSRU Grand Final, however it unfairly masked what had been an