The Illawarra's junior rugby union teams have endured a tough weekend at the NSW Junior Rugby Union Championships.
The under 17 girls were the top performing side, with the girls qualifying for Monday's semi-final. There they came up against a quality West Harbour side, the Pirates claiming a 17-0 victory en route to the NSW title.
Playing at Camden, the under 12s finished the competition in 11th place after securing a tight 14-12 victory over Central North in a playoff for 11th.
The under 13s also played off for 11th place, with the side going down to Randwick 22-19. The under 14s made amends for that loss, with the kids claiming a 14-0 victory over Randwick in their 11th-place playoff.
The under 15 boys fell to ACT 36-7 in their 11th-place playoff, while the under 16s finished in 13th place after defeating Eastwood 29-12.
Finally, the under 15 girls merged side with Southern Districts finished fourth in their pool.
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