Clearing The Ruck: A Rugby Codes Symposium


Come and join us for the NSW State Symposium in February 2018: ‘Clearing the Ruck: A Rugby Codes Symposium.’

With the 2018 season almost upon us, ‘Clearing the Ruck’ will showcase an array of professionals from varied sports medicine disciplines, with a wealth of experience and knowledge across the codes of rugby league and rugby union.

The symposium will aim to place a spotlight on topical discussion points that transcend both sports including:

  • Concussion
  • Mental Health
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Women in Rugby Codes
  • The relationship and communication between State and Club staff at representative level


Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Dr Donald Kuah – National Rugby League, Sydney Sports Medicine Centre
  • Dr Andrew Gardner – University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute, ARU Concussion Advisory Group
  • Dr Warren McDonald – Chief Medical Officer Australian Rugby Union
  • Mr Don Singe – High Performance Manager New Zealand Rugby League Team
  • Ms Liz Steet – NSW State of Orgin Team Physiotherapist


This Symposium will also be a fantastic opportunity for cross-code networking with like minded professionals in the sports medicine field.

We hope to see you there! Click here to register now and secure your space!


Event Information:

Date: Sunday 25th February 2018
Time: 9:am – 5:00pm (Registration opens at 8am for an 8:55am start)
Location: Australian College of Physical Education – 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park, 2127



There’s a limited amount of registrations with early bird pricing! The discounted pricing below will be available to the 9th of February 2018, or until allocation runs out – whichever is first.

Book now to avoid disappointment:


Early Bird: SMA Member $100 (Normally $140, Save $40)
Early Bird: Non-Member $140 (Normally $180, Save $40)
Early Bird: SMA Student Member $80 (Normally $100, Save $20)
Early Bird: Non-Student Member $100 (Normally $120, Save $20) *Current Student ID required


Click to Register