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Introducing you to our newest A Grade Barbarians! From those who have come interstate, to those who have transferred locally and those who have come up from our Colts team!

Name: Tim Shadforth - Shaddy - As a colts player Tim won the USC 2018 club man of the year by selflessly doing all the jobs on a Saturday other players sometimes avoid - set up, pack up, filling water bottles, running the water and simply willing to help- a bloke every club needs- a good young man doing good things.

Best Rugby Memory- When we beat Noosa in the Colts Grand Final last year in the final seconds of the game.

What's your game day ritual? First up- scrambled eggs, get to footy early and have a flick around the grounds. then get into the changing rooms to get ready for business time

My rugby inspiration would have to be the massive encouragement and support from my awesome family. Always encouraging me to do better which helped me grow and improve as a rugby player.

Tim Shadforth

Introducing you to our newest A Grade Barbarians! From those who have come interstate, to those who have transferred locally and those who have come up from our Colts team!

Name: Garry Jones - Originally from Newcastle, England. Garry has come up from our 2018 Grand final winning colts team.

Position: Outside Backs (Centre & Wing)

Inspiration Rugby Union Player from your childhood: Jonny Wilkinson

What two teams will contest the RWC final this year: England vs. Ireland and England will win

Which super rugby team do you support: Reds

What's your game day Ritual: a big breakfast at home whilst connecting Spotify to my tv and relaxing. Then will normally head down early to the colts/women’s games and see the boys.

Goal this year is to: Goals for this year is to push my self as far as possible and play as much A grade as possible.

Garry Jones

Introducing you to our newest A Grade Barbarians! From those who have come interstate, to those who have transferred locally and those who have come up from our Colts team!

Name: Josh Kenny - Joining his brother Dan Kenny, Josh's presence has seen the USC Barbarians centre stocks hugely bolstered. Big and strong,,, USC is stoked to have him on our side.

Position: 12 or 13

Inspiration Rugby Union Player from your childhood: This is easy- The Waikato and All Blacks try scoring machine...Sitiveni Sivivatu- the man.

What two teams will contest the RWC final this year: All Blacks victory over the Welsh

Which super rugby team do you support: Chiefs

What's your game day Ritual: I'm not a big ritual person so I just keep it low key and relaxed as possible.

Goal this year is to: Having not played for a couple years my goal is to get my fitness back to a point where I can play a full 80 minutes at the level I'm happy with.

Josh Kenny

Introducing you to our newest A Grade Barbarians! From those who have come interstate, to those who have transferred locally and those who have come up from our Colts team!

Name: Toni Barbosa - From Quincy Massachusetts, Toni is currently studying at USC, playing rugby for the Barbarians and loving the Sunny Coast.

Position: Lock or 6

Inspiration Rugby Union Player from your childhood: Sonny Bill Williams

What two teams will contest the RWC final this year: All Blacks vs Ireland

Which super rugby team do you support: Hurricanes

What's your game day Ritual: First up I listen to a Joe Rogan podcast, make an egg veggie omeltte, and enjoy black coffee. After eaten, its a slow build of music ranging from J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Lil Baby, Meek Mill, Chance the Rapper and Gunna- to get the mind right for game day.

Goal this year is to: Goal this year is to go back to USA after gaining more rugby knowledge from a land where rugby is predominantly played. This will get me in shape and make me a better player for the USA 2019 Fall Season.

Toni Barbosa

Introducing you to our newest A Grade Barbarians! From those who have come interstate, to those who have transferred locally and those who have come up from our Colts team!

Name: Scott Carter-Lowe - Scotty has moved down from Hervey Bay to join the Mighty Barbars and is enjoying every minute.

Position: Fullback/Wing/10

Inspiration Rugby Union Player from your childhood: Dan Carter- he always made the right decision with the ball in hand and knew how to win games for any team he played for.

What two teams will contest the RWC final this year: Australia V All Blacks- Aussies will win 14-5 

Which super rugby team do you support: Waratahs- I'm a NSW fan

What's your game day Ritual: I like to wake up early and cruise out for a walk, followed by an hours nap before showering, then heading down to the grounds.

Goal this year is to: Personal goal is to be better every week and cement a spot in the A grade side. Just as important I want to be fit and healthy by finals time as that when it all matters.

Scott Carter-Lowe

Introducing you to our newest A Grade Barbarians! From those who have come interstate, to those who have transferred locally and those who have come up from our Colts team!

Name: Josh Sharman - having turned up in January for the very first preseason training run Josh has been to nearly every training since- the hard work paid off on the weekend with Josh gaining the 3 points for most valuable player on the weekend against Nambour

Position: Wing

Inspiration Rugby Union Player from your childhood: Julian Savea

What two teams will contest the RWC final this year: All Blacks vs England

Which super rugby team do you support: Hurricanes

What's your game day Ritual: Would have to be listening to some tunes before we play and grabbing number 17, as its my lucky number

Goal this year is to: simply enjoy myself and play some good footy, and get the win at the end of the year.

USC Rugby Union - josh sharman

Introducing you to our newest A Grade Barbarians! From those who have come interstate, to those who have transferred locally and those who have come up from our Colts team!

Name: Tom Hewitt

Position: Hooker/Lock

Inspiration Rugby Union Player from your childhood: Chris Latham

What two teams will contest the RWC final this year: Wales V All Blacks

Which super rugby team do you support: Queensland Reds

What's your game day Ritual: Get to the grounds early and relax

Goal this year is to: keep improving as a player throughout the season and ultimately win the competition

USC Rugby Union - tom hewitt

USC invites you to join us for our 2019 Season Launch, to be held on Saturday March the 16th at 7pm. For more details, please visit our Events page.

Santiago - Mexican rugby player visits Sunshine Coast rugby coaches
Santiago Gonzalez Rios 2018 with Jason Gallagher and Doc Fleming

Santiago Gonzalez RiosIn 2017 a young international exchange student from Mexico “Santi” arrived at Mountain Creek State High School looking to play rugby in Australia. Coming from a family of rugby enthusiasts and having an uncle who holds the Mexican record for most Rugby test caps for his country, Santi was eager to get a taste for Australian Rugby. Particularly as his home club team in Mexico City is named “The Wallabies”.

I was introduced to Santi while trying to get a 1st XV side up and running at MCSHS, the previous three years had been very successful for both school and club with many new rugby players coming to join the USC Barbarians junior and senior colts’ sides. Unfortunately, this particular year we couldn’t get the numbers for school team and therefore Santiago’s only opportunity for rugby was to join the USC U19 colts squad- a big ask for a 16 year old- he was keener than a fat man at a bacon eating contest.

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