Group 3 Rugby League

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Group 3 Rugby League
Sport Rugby league football
Formerly known as Group 18 Rugby League
Instituted 1946 (as Group 18)
Inaugural season 1966 (as Group 3)
Number of teams 7
Country  Australia
Premiers Foster Tuncurry (2011)

Group 3 is a rugby league competition on the north coast of New South Wales, run under the auspices of the Country Rugby League. The Group 3 area runs from Port Macquarie in the north to Forster in the south.

History[edit]

The league began in 1946, with Taree Old Bar winning the first ever premiership. At the time, this league was known as Group 18. In 1966, the boundaries were re-drawn to include three new clubs (Camden Haven, Port Macquarie, and Wauchope) and the group's name was changed to Group 3.[1]

In 1995, Port Macquarie and Wauchope joined Group 2 in another re-zoning, with teams from Group 3 Saturday League joining the competition. In 2003, Port City RLFC joined the competition on loan from Group 2. In 2004, Wauchope re-joined the league after departing at the end of the 1994 season.[1]

The current premiers are the Macleay Valley Mustangs.

Teams[edit]

The following clubs field teams in the Group 3 First Grade competition.

Club Years Camden Haven Eagles 1966-2011, 2013-
Forster Tuncurry Hawks 1946-
Old Bar Beach Pirates 1995-
Port City Breakers 2003-
Port Macquarie Sharks 1940-2002, 2013 -
Taree City Bulls  ?
Wauchope District Blues 1966–1994, 2004-
Wingham District Tigers 1946-

The following clubs in Group 3 field teams in junior competitions only.

  • Gloucester Magpies
  • Taree Panthers
  • Taree RSL Red Rovers Rhinos

Former Teams[edit]

  • Halliday Point Makos (Folded 2009)
  • Gloucester Magpies (withdrew from first grade in 2002)
  • Forster Dragons (Folded)

Premierships[edit]

First Grade[edit]

Season Grand Final Information Minor Premiers
Premiers Score Runners-Up
1946 Taree Old Bar Forster Tuncurry
1947 Forster Tuncurry Taree Old Bar
1948 Taree Browns Creek Forster Tuncurry
1949 Taree Browns Creek Forster Tuncurry
1950 Wingham District Taree Browns Creek
1951 Taree Browns Creek Taree Old Bar
1952 Wingham District Taree Browns Creek
1953 Wingham District Taree Old Bar
1954 Gloucester Taree Browns Creek
1955 Taree Browns Creek Wingham District
1956 Taree Browns Creek Wingham District
1957 Gloucester Wingham District
1958 Gloucester Taree Old Bar
1959 Gloucester Cundletown
1960 Gloucester Wingham District
1961 Wingham District Taree United
1962 Wingham District Gloucester
1963 Gloucester Wingham District
1964 Gloucester Wingham District
1965 Gloucester Taree Old Bar

Group 3[edit]

Season Grand Final Information Minor Premiers
Premiers Score Runners-Up
1966 Gloucester Wingham District Gloucester
1967 Wauchope Forster Tuncurry Wauchope
1968 Forster Tuncurry Taree United Forster Tuncurry
1969 Wauchope Forster Tuncurry Wauchope
1970 Forster Tuncurry Port Macquarie Forster Tuncurry
1971 Taree United Taree Old Bar Taree United
1972 Wauchope Wingham District Wauchope
1973 Taree United Taree Old Bar Taree United
1974 Taree United Forster Tuncurry Forster Tuncurry
1975 Wauchope Taree United Port Macquarie
1976 Port Macquarie Wingham District Port Macquarie
1977 Taree United Forster Tuncurry Taree United
1978 Taree Old Bar Taree United Wingham District
1979 Taree Old Bar Port Macquarie Port Macquarie
1980 Taree Old Bar Port Macquarie Taree Old Bar
1981 Taree Old Bar Wingham District Taree Old Bar
1982 Taree Old Bar Wingham District Taree Old Bar
1983 Taree United Wauchope Wauchope
1984 Wauchope Taree Old Bar Taree Old Bar
1985 Taree United Wauchope Wauchope
1986 Forster Tuncurry Wingham District Forster Tuncurry
1987 Taree Old Bar Port Macquarie Port Macquarie
1988 Taree Old Bar Camden Haven Taree Old Bar
1989 Wingham District Port Macquarie Port Macquarie
1990 Port Macquarie Wauchope Wauchope
1991 Port Macquarie Forster Tuncurry Port Macquarie
1992 Port Macquarie Wingham District Port Macquarie
1993 Port Macquarie Wauchope Wauchope
1994 Forster Tuncurry Wauchope Forster Tuncurry
1995 Forster Tuncurry South Taree Forster Tuncurry
1996 Old Bar Beach Wingham District Wingham District
1997 Wingham District Forster Tuncurry Camden Haven
1998 Forster Tuncurry Old Bar Beach Forster Tuncurry
1999 Old Bar Beach Wingham District Old Bar Beach
2000 Taree City Old Bar Beach Old Bar Beach
2001 Taree City Forster Dragons Taree City
2002 Wingham District Taree City Taree City
2003 Wingham District Forster Tuncurry Wingham District
2004 Forster Tuncurry Wingham District Forster Tuncurry
2005 Camden Haven Taree City Taree City
2006 Camden Haven Wauchope Camden Haven
2007 Taree City Bulls Port City Breakers Taree City Bulls
2008 Port City Breakers Forster Tuncurry Port City Breakers
2009 Wauchope Blues 30-12 Port City Breakers Wauchope Blues
2010 Port City Breakers 30-6 Forster Tuncurry Port City Breakers
2011 Forster Tuncurry 30-16 Port City Breakers Port City Breakers

Source: Group 3 History

Leaderboard[edit]

(Correct as of 1 Jan 2007)

Club Premierships Runners-Ups Minor Premierships
Camden Haven 2 1 2
Forster Dragons 0 1 0
Forster Tuncurry 8 10 8
Gloucester 9 1  ?
Old Bar Beach 2 2 2
Port City 2 2 3
Port Macquarie 5 5 7
South Taree 0 1 0
Taree City 2 2 3
Taree Browns Creek 5 3  ?
Taree Old Bar 8 8 5
Taree United 6 4 3
Wauchope District 5 6 7
Wingham District 9 9 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Group 3 on Country Rugby League's official site