Junior Beasties Academy
Sponsored by ROBERT PLUMB

U10-U16 Boys and Girls

How to Register

Some of NSW’s very best rugby coaching talent are combining to deliver an expert-led, high-octane masterclass to launch the Easts Junior Beasties Academy. For any aspiring rugby player - girls or boys - our 11-week rugby initiative operating from early November to early March at Easts Rugby Club in Rose Bay will take your son or daughter to the next level.

Pauli Taumoepeau
NSW Waratahs Forwards Coach
Andy Gibson
Defensive Coach, Assistant Coach
Roger Fabri
6x NSW Athletic Coach of the Year
Daniel England
Beasties Colts Head Coach

Coordinated by our Program Director, Dave Welch.


Easts Rugby Club


$200 per player


07/11 - 05/12
30/01 - 05/03

U10-12: 4-5:00pm
U13-16: 5-6:30pm

How to Register

What's Involved

A detailed rundown of the program takeaways

Wondering what specific skills you or your child will learn at the Easts Academy?
We have split the learning modules up into 4 major categories: Attack, Defence, Speed and Forward Play.


  • Fundamentals of groundwork – clearing out, ball presentation and body position
  • Set pieces
  • Forwards catch/pass drills
  • Defence drills
  • Effective rucking, entry and body position.
  • Stealing ball
  • Line speed/width
  • Scrum school
  • Line out school
  • Contact skills to generate fast ball
  • Competing on the ground
  • Winning the contact
  • Develop second effort attitude


  • Learning correct sprint mechanics
  • How to accelerate and create space
  • Develop fly speed once in space
  • Develop change of direction at high speed
  • Acceleration drills
  • Line speed drills


  • Safe one to one tackling
  • Developing resilience
  • The three C’s of defence - Connection, commitment, contact
  • Gang tackle/chop tackle
  • Defensive talking


  • Learning how to beat defenders
  • Develop decision making skills
  • Basic passing and draw and pass
  • Running straight lines
  • Communication
  • Flat pass before spiral pass
  • Hand position
  • Catch early/pass early
  • Support lines
  • Ball carrier straight lines
How to Register

Registration Instructions

  1. Select your child from the list in your Rugby Xplorer account via the Rugby Xplorer app, or at  If you do not have an existing account you can create one there.
  2. Select 'Easts Junior Beasties RUFC' from the list of clubs.
  3. Select 'Player', 'XV's Academy', and 'Season'' from the dropdowns.
  4. Confirm all other details are correct or if this is a new Xplorer registration please complete all relevant
  5. Acknowledge and accept the terms and proceed to Payment.
  6. Note this Academy registration is open to all members and non-members alike.