Proudly Sponsoring

West Harbour Rugby Union Club

The Pine Inn has been a long time sponsor of West Harbour. You'll often see the boys at our hotel on a Saturday enjoying a meal and a couple of drinks to celeberate a victory. Be sure to pop in some time. They even have a couple of Australian representatives on the team!

West Harbour R.F.C. was founded in 1900 as Western Suburbs D.R.U.F.C. with Stan Wickham - who could play five-eighth or centre with distinction - as foundation captain. The club originally fielded only two grade teams but still won the Sydney Premiership at its third attempt in 1902. Since then the club has won one other championship - in 1929 - when the great Sid King was among the players in our firsts.

Western Suburbs grew from a club originally known as Burwood that played in the Sydney competition before the electoral system began. The club had to change its name to Western Suburbs to satisfy municipal aldermen when it sought a lease on St Lukes Oval, later Concord Oval. Ward and Wheat Prentice followed Wickham, the club's first international when he played against Great Britain and New Zealand between 1903 and 1905, into Test rugby.

Overall 22 players have been chosen directly from Wests to represent the Wallabies.