Seniors Rep Squad for the 2017 Season Announced by Stu Pinkerton (Head Coach)

NHRU’s Head Rep Coach, Stu Pinkerton has today announced the 2017 NHRU Rep Squad. On behalf of the NHRU Directors, Congratulations to the players selected.

Pinkerton said ‘he is looking forward to the opportunity to try and win back the title at the upcoming 2017 Country Championships. He is excited about the talent and depth of the squad’. Pinkerton also mentioned ‘that he was pleased that eight (8) NHRU Clubs are represented across the Squad selected’.

NHRU’s Colts Rep Coach, Tim Partridge advised ‘that the 2017 Season Colts Squad will be announced in due course once the coaches of the Club Level Colts sides had been consulted and advised their selection input’.

Pinkerton also confirmed the coaching staff and management team for the 2017 Season rep campaign: –


  • Head coach – Stuart Pinkerton

  • Manager – Steve Crowe

  • Trainer – Bob Harrison

  • Physio – Dave Naylor


  • Head Coach – Tim Partridge

  • Assistant coach –  Ben McCulloch

  • Manager – Kylie Patira

  • Physio – Shane Goldthorpe & Conor Eyers

Specialist Coaches

  • Steve Merrick

  • Alan Gaffney

  • Jeremy Paul

  • Tim Rapp

  • Nick Ryan

  • Mark Bell

NHRU’s Andy Fairfull thanked sponsors who are supporting the 2017 Rep Campaign. Without the support of these sponsors the Rep Program would not be possible: –

  • Hotel Delany

  • The Hawthorne Club

  • RAMS Home Loans

  • MySportsTape

  • Ethos Health


Name Surname Club
Joe  Akkersdyk Hamilton
Sireli Bainivalu Hamilton
Nathan Brennan Singleton
Ben  Christensen Wanderers
Edward Clifton Merewether Carlton
Michael Delore Southern Beaches
Adrian Delore Southern Beaches
Sam Ernst Singleton
Sam Fogarty Merewether Carlton
Tomuhine (Sonni) Halanukonuka Hamilton
Ben Ham Wanderers
Chase Hicks The Waratahs
Michael Howell Maitland
Mika  Ioapa Southern Beaches
Paddy Kilmurray Hamilton
Steve Lamont Hamilton
Barcelona Lupematasila Lake Macquarie
Tim Marsh Wanderers
Rapine Mason Merewether Carlton
Joshua McCormack Wanderers
Jackson  Mclean Southern Beaches
Sam McNeil Hamilton
Jonathan O’Toole Maitland
Sapati  Peniata Maitland
Sevanaia Rokobaro Hamilton
Dane Sherratt The Waratahs
Faavae Sila Hamilton
Steve  Sione Hamilton
Josh  Stewart Merewether Carlton
Glenn  Stone Southern Beaches
Jayson  Strachan Merewether Carlton
Harry  Veitch Hamilton