Tim Simona’s professional rugby union switch blocked

Established in 1965 and was formally known as the Nepean District. The club played in sub-district competitions and then the Sydney Second Division Competition. The club was promoted to the Sydney First Division Competition in 1995. Penrith fields four senior grades and three Colts sides in the Shute Shield Premier Rugby Competition. The decision had looked to hinge on the Shute Shield, jointly owned by the Sydney Rugby Union and the NSWRU, which jointly control the Sydney premiership and are in partnership with the Seven Former Waratah and Wallaby Scott Bowen will join NSW Rugby in January as the Union’s new High Performance Manager. In a professional playing career between 1996 and 1998 Bowen played 49 matches for the Waratahs, just three off the record for the most caps for a flyhalf. A few years ago I ran into an effusive Peter Fenton, the great rugby man, coach and poet known to one and all as ‘Fab’. Fab is the quintessential punter, a staunch believer in the saying that TIM Simona will be barred from playing Shute Shield club rugby and does not have a future in the game in Australia after it was determined the NRL’s indefinite ban would extend to Sydney club rugby.

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