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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: Kendall Gemmell - Picking up the MVP for last Saturdays win over Caloundra, Kendall has made a big impact in the A grade competition. Straight from Sydney, he is one of the many genuinely good guys at USC in 2019.

Position: 12

Inspiration Rugby Union Player from your childhood: Ma'a Nonu & Richie McCaw

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

Which super rugby team do you support: Chiefs 

Whats your game day Ritual: My ritual is pretty simple and is the same every weekend like having a healthy dinner on Friday night with wifey, breakfast in the morning.... but then something out of the ordinary that I will do is grab the speaker, pump the sounds, jump in the shower AND SING/DANCE/RAP out loud. 
Once settled in the shower I'll finger write my goals for todays game on the misty glass door - then read them out aloud

Goals for 2019: Definitely win the premiership with the boys and club. Keep improving my game every week and push my limits.

Kendall Gemmell

Introducing you to our newest Senior Women Barbarians!

Having Womens rugby back on the Sunny Coast has been huge for the profile of Womens Rugby, and USC has been put at the for front due to an wonderful crew of young ladies who are simply awesome.

Name: Jett Fairfax- Jetty. A true athlete who has represented at the highest levels in several sports- Jett has played through our junior girls 7s, represented also at Stingrays and notably is the daughter of inspirational former USC Womens Legend Haera Fairfax.

Position: Prefers centre but quite enjoys mixing it up in the second row

How did you hear about USC Rugby: I have grown up with USC my whole life.

What is it that you truly like about playing at USC: Such a cool group of people, especially the girls. I love how passionate we all are.

Whats your game day ritual: Wake up early, eggs on toast, loud music and pre-game work out.

Goal for 2019: Become a better player and understand the game more.

Jett Fairfax

Congratulations to three of our USC senior colts boys for not only their selection to the Qld State School Boys squad but also being integral to the Sunshine Coast School Boys side which won the QLD State championships. 
Surely big things for these young Barbarians in the near future. 
Jasper Mellish, AJ Woulf and Connor Knight.

2019 qldstateboys

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: Ronin Struyf- Rhino- Having played an integral part in the 2018 Colts Grand Final win over Noosa, Ronin is one of seven 2018 colts who have continued their rugby legacy with USC Seniors into 2019. 6 foot 3 and 98kgs he is young man who thrives in the tight battles up front.

Position: 2018 Prop- 2019 Second Row

Inspiration Rugby Union player from your childhood: The Honey Badger

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

What super rugby team do you support: Hurricanes

Whats your game day ritual: A big old meaty breakfast with juice to fuel the tanks. Blaring my game day tunes up until my studs touch the green ready for action.

My rugby inspiration would have to be I intend to improve my skills and knowledge of rugby as I fill into my new position in the second row, and most importantly- have a jolly good time.

Ronin Struyf

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

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