Eastern Suburbs RUFC

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For the Canberra rugby union football club of the same name, see Eastern Suburbs RUFC (Canberra).
Eastern Suburbs RUFC
Eastern Suburbs RUFC Logo.svg
Full name Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football Club
Nickname(s) The Beasties
Founded 1900
Location Rose Bay, Sydney, Australia
Ground(s) Woollahra Oval (Capacity: 5,000)
Coach(es) Mark Bakewell, Campbell Aitken
Captain(s) 2014 Club Captain is Hugh Brownhill
League(s) Shute Shield, NSWRU
2010 Shute Shield Semi-Finalists, Henderson Shield Grand Finalists, Henderson Cup Premiers
Official website

The Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football Club is a team in the Shute Shield and the Tooheys New cup, the premier club rugby union football competition in New South Wales.

The club is based in Rose Bay in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, and is the oldest district rugby club in Sydney, having been founded in 1900. The Roosters rugby league club, based in the same area, has been in existence since 1908.

Easts have won a total of 76 NSWRU premiership titles or shields across all grades, as well as 9 club championships.

Club information[edit]

  • Club Colors: Navy Blue, White and Red
  • Home stadium: Woollahra Oval (1949-), Waverley Oval (1936–1948), Rushcutters Bay Oval (1900–1935)


  • Head Coach: Campbell Aitken
  • Forwards Coach: Simon Cron

Club history[edit]

Eastern Suburbs District Rugby Union Football Club was formed at a meeting at the Paddington Town Hall on Thursday, 22 March 1900. In an assembly presided over by the mayor and aldermen of Woollahra Council, 200 Eastern Suburbs residents turned out to hear Colonel J.C. Nield put forward a case for the birth of a local rugby club. The famous sports journalist Jack Davis motioned for the formation of the club and, from that point forth, Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football club came into being. To this day, Easts Rugby is the oldest district rugby union club in Australia.



  • 1st Grade Premiers (Shute Shield since 1923): 1903, 1913, 1921, 1931, 1941, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1969
  • ES Marks Minor Premierships: 1953, 1969, 1970, 2000


  • 1st Grade Premiers (Colin Lawson Memorial Trophy): 1981, 1984

Recent titles in other grades:

  • 2009 Colin Cairn Shield
  • 2010 Henderson Cup
  • 2013 Bill Simpson Shield

For a full history of titles won by Easts Rugby, visit the website at http://www.eastsrugby.com.au/premiership-titles/

Players of note[edit]

Nearby Clubs[edit]

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