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The RUC COVID-19 Update

Current as of 8:30 am 18/03/2020

On Monday morning ACT Chief minster Andrew Barr declared a state of emergency in the ACT following the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

We will follow advice and recommendations provided by ACT Health and the Australian Government and we’ll act is in the best interests of our patrons and staff.

The advice we are currently getting from the ACT and Federal Governments is that venues and clubs such as the RUC should remain open, but patrons and staff should exercise caution and monitor the situation as it changes.

The Club will be closed only at the direction of a regulatory authority or by resolution from the Club’s Board of Directors.

The banning of organised events with crowds of over 500 people has caused the suspension of Super Rugby and the immediate future of the NRL and AFL are unclear. As it currently stands, the John I Dent Cup will still be starting in just under two weeks.

We remain dedicated to providing sports fans in Canberra the best possible viewing experience and will work hard to ensure we can offer a safe and comfortable environment at the RUC.

There are no current restrictions on Australians participating in or attending local sports and bowling is a great non-contact and hygienic way to stay active. However, in any team environment there will be increased proximity and duration of physical contact that can facilitate the transmission of respiratory and gastrointestinal pathogens. We kindly encourage anyone concerned about their health to exercise extra caution when bowling. Read more

Your 2020 guide to live sport @ the RUC

It’s almost the start of the AFL and League season – you’ll want to place your bets, grab your mates and pull up a chair in front of the big screen to celebrate this ripper month of sport.

Here is a list of all the sporting events we’ll be showing live throughout the next few weeks:

Super Rugby *SUSPENDED*

TBC:  – Blues v Brumbies

TBC: – Reds v Brumbies


Saturday 21 Mar: 3pm – Warriors v Raiders

Thursday 26 Mar: 8.05pm – Raiders v Dragons

RUC Gig Guide

The RUC has LIVE MUSIC from 7.30pm – 11pm every Friday night. Come into the club and support local Canberra artists.

See a guide to our upcoming gigs below:

20th March – Azlan

27th March – Ash Chapman

3rd April – Julian Hofsink

10th April – Julius Dator

17th April – Special K

24th April – Julius Dator

*ANZAC Day Special Saturday 25th April – Mitch Canas. Music from 6:30pm

1st May – Bill Olsen

8th May – Tori Chard

15th May – Marty Kooistra

22nd May –  Julius Dator


Our gig guide will be updated regularly, so keep checking in to see our upcoming musicians.

Summer Lovin’ – Why the RUC is THE destination for summer sippers with mates

In the words of Sandy and Danny, “Summer lovin’ happened so fast!” Summer is already just around the corner and activities at the RUC are certainly set to warm up. See our top picks:

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Clash of the Titans: Rugby World Cup @ the RUC

There may be spring snow in Canberra, perfectly timed as we eagerly await the Rugby World Cup in Japan. We are reserving the main bar and our function room for all the best games. Book a table and enjoy the following games with your friends and fellow supporters:



Saturday 21 September

  • 2:45pm Australia v Fiji
  • 5:15pm France v Argentina
  • 7:45pm New Zealand v South Africa

Sunday 29 September

  • 3:15pm Georgia v Uruguay
  • 5:45pm Australia v Wales

Saturday 5 October

  • 3:15pm Australia v Uruguay
  • 6:00pm England v Argentina
  • 8:30pm Japan v Samoa

Friday 11th October

  • 9:15pm Australia v Georgia


  • Saturday 26th October 7pm

Third-place play-off

  • Friday 1st November (time TBC)


  • Saturday 2nd November (time TBC)


Grab your mates and get to RUC for the Rugby World Cup.