Newport Broken Breakers
We all still know that we have the best little club in the world, so lets get there and enjoy it.
Membership for the 2020 season is now open.
Pay by our first home game - now Sat 25 July v Beecroft - to receive your kit.
Pay before halftime in 1st grade and you will also be entered in a raffle for 2 of Hugh Hamilton’s finest Reds.
BB's Fees for 2020 are again $120 which includes...
* Free beers - 4 per home game.
* Chargrill Charlies - "Breaker Plates" turn up on a Tuesday or Thursday night.
for a $10 meal (dine-in or takeaway). It's huge and worth more like $17.
Just present your supporter's membership card.
* An invitation to Sponsor’s Day on the deck of the finest Rugby Clubhouse in Sydney.
* Chance in the $100 per home game badge draw.
* Raffle…. 2 of Hugh Hamilton’s finest Reds to be raffled off at half time in 1st grade on our first home game.
(only to paid up members of the BB’s).
* You’ll be helping to pay for the facilities and maintenance of our Club.
* Clothing (See images below).
New Rugby Jumper - Long sleeved & embroidered with Newport & BBs logos - see below.
BB’s embroidered cap (Not the hat below).
BB’s stubbie holder.
Quick way to join...
EFT to …. BSB 082 116 …. Account 637602084
Please include your name as a reference to the EFT.
Enclose a cheque and post to
Newport Rugby Club, PO Box 197, Newport NSW 2106
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The Broken Breakers are sponsored in 2020 by Peninsula Palms.
Please support this valued partner of the Broken Breakers.
This year the club is again competing in the 3rd division Clark Cup competition.
Manager position available...
This is important...
If anyone can spare the time to help manage a Team - please let us know.
Now is the time to get involved, help a team and have fun doing it.
Approximate job description...
Be there before your team runs on to dish out Jerseys, handle the paper work, see to balls and take stats for the coach.
You might also help them with a few pointers from your vast experience and maybe even teach them the Laws of the Game.
Season Re-launch at Pittwater RSL
You BBs are invited along at 5pm on July 4th - for a party after the trial at St Ives.
We invite you to join the NRL and SUPER RUGBY tipping competitions.
The Super Rugby kicked off on Friday 31 Jan 2020
And the NRL starts on Thurs 12 March 2020.
The new BBs tipping competition is in place and it’s now called Broken Breakers 2020.
Note that again this year, the winners will be decided after the Grand Finals.
The winner of either the Super Rugby or NRL - gets a free membership to the BB’s next year.
It’s free to join, is really easy and a lot of fun.
Click on the link below and get started...
Get the Fusesport phone app...
If you are a Player then go to the Registration page for instructions on registering with Fusesport.
But for all you BBs, the steps are given below for using the Fusesport App to view the teams and live scores from each game - even when you are elswhere.
It is very easy to install - then set your Newport teams and away you go.
Here are the steps for installing the Fusesport App to see scores...
For iPhones, search for “fusesport” in the App Store and install.
For androids, search for “fusesport” in the Playstore and install.
Search for Newport
On the “My Teams” screen search for "Newport",
Select it from the list and you will then go to the home page for Newport.
Add our Four teams
Add the teams by clicking on the green “+” in the top right hand corner.
You will want to add the following Cups...
Newport - Clark Cup
Newport - Farrant Cup
Newport - Nicholson Cup (Colts)
Newport - Campbell Cup
See Schedules & Scores
Select “Schedules and Scores” to access your team’s competition.
From here you will have access to information on every game.
Select the Round you wish to view via the scrolling tab across the top.
The app will always default to the current Round.
You will see all games, venues and kick-off times, along with scores.
Clicking into a particular game will give you access to:
a. That game’s scoring details via the “Score Sheet” tab.
b. That game’s player line-ups and stats via the “Player Information” tab.
c. Note – in both tabs you can switch between teams via the orange bar at the top.
Enjoy live score updates
Remember, AJ will be entering scoring details LIVE every Saturday, so you can keep an eye on all the action across the whole competition as it happens.
To check your team’s standing, select “Ladder” from your home page.
Ladders will be updated mere minutes after full time.
The Broken Breakers started in 2000 when we realised that whilst some of us had stayed involved with the Breakers through various roles, other ex-players felt they did not know any of the current players.
Therefore, they did not feel part of the club anymore.
The 100 club (although we never got to 100 members) was up and running, so it was easy to convert this to Broken Breakers.
The whole idea was, that having joined the BB’S and when wearing our Broken Breakers Gear, that the current players would recognise that whilst some of us looked like we could not make it across the field and back, we were just like them once, and had played and bled on the same paddock as they were currently doing.
It was then opened-up to those who had not played for Newport but were like us, ex-Rugby players and supporters & lovers of the game they play in heaven.
The BB’S has grown over the years with 85 members being our biggest year.
We have become a vital link between past and present players and the club benefits from our subs, which are mostly paid before the season kicks off and therefore provide much needed funds to operate, before the BBQ/bar taking’s kick in.
It’s great to see on Game day all the BB’s kitted out as one in front of the BBQ area. I know the current players enjoy scoring in that corner as well as singing the club song in front of us. It is a great community to be a part of and you never know who you might bump into on a winter afternoon at Breaker Stadium.
Most of us get better with age & the older we get the better we were.
We are the envy of other clubs who would like to have the support & strong connection to their ex-players that we do.
Why the Hell you played the game...
Northy found us this AWESOME POEM...
When the battle scars have faded
And the truth becomes a lie
And the weekend smell of liniment
Could almost make you cry.
When the last rucks well behind you
And the man that ran now walks
It doesn’t matter who you are
The mirror sometimes talks
Have a good hard look old son!
The melons not that great
The snoz that takes a sharp turn sideways Used to be dead straight
You’re an advert for arthritis
You’re a thoroughbred gone lame
Then you ask yourself the question
Why the hell you played the game?
Was there logic in the head knocks?
In the corks and in the cuts?
Did common sense get pushed aside?
By manliness and guts?
Do you sometimes sit and wonder
Why your time would often pass
In a tangled mess of bodies
With your head up someone’s......?
With a thumb hooked up your nostril
Scratching gently on your brain
And an overgrown Neanderthal
Rejoicing in your pain!
Mate – you must recall the jersey
That was shredded into rags
Then the soothing sting of Dettol
On a back engraved with tags!
It’s almost worth admitting
Though with some degree of shame
That your wife was right in asking
Why the hell you played the game?
Why you’d always rock home legless
Like a cow on roller skates
After drinking at the clubhouse
With your low down drunken mates
Then you’d wake up – check your wallet Not a solitary coin
Drink Berocca by the bucket Throw an ice pack on your groin
Copping Sunday morning sermons
About boozers being losers
While you limped like Quasimodo
With a half a thousand bruises!
Yes – an urge to hug the porcelain
And curse Sambuca’s name
Would always pose the question
Why the hell you played the game!
And yet with every wound re-opened
As you grimly reminisce it
Comes the most compelling feeling yet
God, you bloody miss it!
From the first time that you laced a boot And tightened every stud
That virus known as rugby Has been living in your blood
When you dreamt it when you played it
All the rest took second fiddle
Now you’re standing on the sideline
But your hearts still in the middle
And no matter where you travel
You can take it as expected
There will always be a breed of people Hopelessly infected
If there’s a teammate, then you’ll find him Like a gravitating force
With a common understanding And a beer or three, of course
And as you stand there telling lies
Like it was yesterday old friend
You’ll know that if you had the chance You’d do it all again
You see – that’s the thing with rugby
It will always be the same
And that, I guarantee
Is why the hell you played the game!
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Due to Covid19 we would now like you to register your name as a Supporter...
At the foot of the Fusesport screen click on “Register” and select “Newport” as the Organisation.
Fill out the form with your details and add a photo (head/face only).
There is an option for you to register as a volunteer/supporter.
Accept the Terms and Conditions.
Click through Next on the payments screen.
Confirm your details.
You should get a “Registration Complete” screen and a Registration Number.
You're all done.
If you’re having any issues with the registration process please contact...