Bulimba Cup

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Bulimba Cup
Sport Rugby league football
Instituted 1925
Ceased 1972
Country  Australia
Last winners Brisbane (1972)
Most titles Brisbane (19 titles)

The Bulimba Cup was a representative rugby league football competition contested by the Brisbane, Ipswich and Toowoomba rugby league sides. In 1931, a team from Lismore participated. It was first contested in 1925 but was cancelled in 1972 due to waning public interest.

The competition was normally played as a round-robin with each team playing each other twice. On the rare occasions when teams finished evenly at the conclusion of 6 games, a playoff was held to determine the winner. From 1969 onwards, a final was held.

In 2005 the Queensland Rugby League issued a commemorative jersey to celebrate the 80th anniversary of this competition.[1]

Winners[edit]

The competition has been won by Brisbane 19 times, Toowoomba 16 times and Ipswich 11 times.

  • 1925: Toowoomba
  • 1926: Ipswich
  • 1927: Toowoomba
  • 1928: Toowoomba
  • 1929: Ipswich
  • 1930: Brisbane
  • 1931: Brisbane defeated Toowoomba 24-13
  • 1932: Brisbane
  • 1933: Ipswich
  • 1934: Ipswich
  • 1935: Ipswich
  • 1936: Toowoomba
  • 1937: Ipswich
  • 1938: Ipswich
  • 1939: Ipswich
  • 1940: Brisbane
  • 1941: Brisbane
  • 1942: Not contested
  • 1943: Not contested
  • 1944: Toowoomba
  • 1945: Toowoomba
  • 1946: Brisbane
  • 1947: Brisbane
  • 1948: Brisbane
  • 1949: Brisbane
  • 1950: Brisbane
  • 1951: Toowoomba
  • 1952: Toowoomba
  • 1953: Toowoomba
  • 1954: Toowoomba
  • 1955: Toowoomba
  • 1956: Toowoomba
  • 1957: Ipswich
  • 1958: Ipswich defeated Toowoomba 15-10
  • 1959: Toowoomba defeated Ipswich 10-7
  • 1960: Toowoomba
  • 1961: Brisbane
  • 1962: Brisbane
  • 1963: Brisbane
  • 1964: Brisbane
  • 1965: Toowoomba
  • 1966: Ipswich defeated Brisbane 7-2
  • 1967: Brisbane
  • 1968: Brisbane
  • 1969: Brisbane defeated Toowoomba 27-8
  • 1970: Toowoomba defeated Brisbane 18-17
  • 1971: Brisbane defeated Toowoomba 22-13
  • 1972: Brisbane defeated Toowoomba 55-2 at Lang Park[1]

Most games played[edit]

Games played Player Team
59 Herb Steinohrt Toowoomba
53 Les "Monty" Heidke Ipswich
52 Mick Madsen Toowoomba
48 Kev Boshammer Toowoomba
47 Bill "Circy" Smith Ipswich

Most tries scored[edit]

Tries scored Player Team
27 Des McGovern Toowoomba
24 Denis "Flaggy" Flannery Ipswich
24 Ed "Babe" Collins Brisbane
24 Herb Steinohrt Toowoomba
23 Lionel Morgan Brisbane

Most points scored[edit]

Tries scored Player Team
186 Bill "Bricky" Ryan Ipswich
181 Norm Pope Brisbane
147 Lionel Morgan Brisbane
135 Danny O'Connor Brisbane
107 Peter Lobegeiger Brisbane
106 Alan Rissman Toowoomba

References[edit]

  1. ^ Middleton, David (31 July 2011). "Lang v Bennett: the final duel". NRL.com. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  • J E Christison (2009). Ipswich Rugby League: The Bulimba Cup Era 1925 to 1972. ISBN 978-0-9806074-0-6.