Rugby Union is offered during Terms 1 and 2.
We participate in the Joel Wilson Shield, a Rugby 7's tournament, against the other local schools. MPS usually field 2 junior and 2 senior teams. The children are trained by staff with Rugby backgrounds and also members of the Mudgee Rugby Union Club.
PSSA Knockout rugby competition (known as the Brian Palmer Shield) is played in term 2 with a squad of 20 of senior children involved. We travel to Molong to play this as a Gala Day - having the school bus now will make our travelling a lot easier.
Opportunity is given for children interested in representing at Western level. These children are nominated by the Rugby Staff and go to trial in Dubbo and Wellington. If chosen in the Western side the child and their family go away for a week of Rugby at a State Carnival, usually term 3.
The 2015 Mudgee Public team played at Jubilee on Tuesday 17th March. Take a look at the action.