Group 19 Rugby League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Group 19 Rugby League
Group 19 Rugby League logo.jpg
Sport Rugby league football
Formerly known as Group 5 Rugby League
Instituted 1980
Inaugural season 1980
Number of teams 8
Premiers Moree Boomerangs (2013)
Website Group 19 Homepage

The New England Group 19 Rugby League competition is a Rugby League competition which is run under the auspices of NSWCRL. It is based in the New England area. It was originally called the Group 5 Rugby League Premiership but that competition merged with another local competition to form New England Group 19. At the conclusion of the 2013 season, the board of directors approved the applications for 2 new additional clubs to join the zone, the Moree Boars and the Goondiwindi Boars. This was attributed to the Moree Boars particularly poor 2013 season in Group 4 where they were on the receiving end of some big hiddings. It is hoped the shift to Group 19 will improve the club and create a bit of cross-town rivalry with the much fancied Moree Boomerangs. Goondwindi were granted permission to leave the QRL which would see them leave the Toowoomba based competition and head south to challenge the mighty Boomerangs.

Moree Boomerangs were 2013 Club Champions, Minor Premiers in A Grade, Reserve Grade and under 18's and Major Premiers in A Grade and Under 18's. Moree Boomerangs Coach Christopher Binge has been named Group 19 Senior Coach in 2014.


Current clubs in Group 19:

  • Armidale Rams
  • Glen Innes Magpies
  • Inverell Hawks
  • Moree Boomerangs
  • Moree Boars
  • Tingha Tigers
  • Uralla Tigers
  • Gwydir League
  • Ashford Roosters
  • Goondiwindi Boars

Champions[edit]

Group 5 Rugby League Champions

Season Champions Score Runners-Up
1961 Warialda 22–8 Moree
1962 Warialda 17–6 Armidale
1963 Warialda 16–11 Guyra
1964 Warialda 21–2 Guyra
1965 Warialda 28–9 Armidale
1966 Armidale 15–10 Warialda
1967 Armidale 7–6 Glenn Innes
1968 Armidale 9–4 Moree
1969 Guyra 20–7 Moree
1970 Armidale 13–3 Glen Innes
1971 Armidale 4–2 Guyra
1972 Moree 11–7 Inverell RSM
1973 Warialda 36–7 Inverell
1974 Warialda 17–8 Glenn Innes
1975 Inverell RSM 9–8 Moree
1976 Armidale 12–11 Moree
1977 Moree 18–13 Inverell
1978 Moree 37–10 Glen Innes
1979 Moree 12–5 Glen Innes
1980 Warialda 14–9 Glen Innes
1981 Moree 30–13 Inverell

Group 19 Rugby League

Season Champions Score Runners-Up
1980 Narwan 23–11 Armidale
1981 Narwan 23–8 Wright College
1982 Narwan 20–17 Glen Innes
1983 Narwan 16–12 Walcha
1984 Narwan 50–12 Guyra
1985 Uralla 20–4 Glen Innes
1986 YCW 4–0 Guyra
1987 YCW 20–18 Uralla
1988 Guyra 36–18 Tringha
1989 Glen Innes 35–6 Armidale
1990 Uralla 12–4 Glen Innes
1991 Glen Innes 28–12 Glen Innes
1992 Moree Boomerangs 26–18 Glen Innes
1993 Moree Boars 22–20 Armidale
1994 Moree Boomerangs 30–20 Inverell
1995 Armidale 36–28 Glen Innes
1996 Warialda 36–20 Inverell RSM
1997 Armidale 34–24 Guyra
1998 Inverell 28–14 Armidale
1999 Warialda 22–20 Inverell
2000 Inverell 24–12 Glen Innes
2001 Warialda 50–14 Guyra
2002 Guyra 56–24 Narwan
2003 Guyra 44–36 Narwan
2004 Guyra 46–22 Narwan
2005 Narwan 35–22 Guyra
2006 Guyra 28–8 Inverell
2007 Warialda 38–24 Guyra
2008 Glen Innes 26–10 Tingha
2009 Tingha 46–14 Guyra
2010 Glen Innes 14-4 Guyra
2011 Inverell 33-26 Glen Innes
2012 Glen Innes 60-12 Guyra
2013 Moree Boomerangs 48-22 Gwydir