Northern Territory Rugby Union

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Northern Territory Rugby Union
NTRU
Association crest
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1975
ARU affiliation 1978
(associate member)
Official website www.ntrugby.com.au

The Northern Territory Rugby Union, or NTRU, is the governing body for the sport of rugby union within the Northern Territory in Australia. It is an associate member of the Australian Rugby Union.[1]

The Northern Territory Rugby Union manages competitions in several age groups and divisions, involving clubs from Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, and Nhulunbuy.[2]

The NTRU also hosts the annual Hottest 7s tournament in Darwin, which draws Rugby 7s teams from around Australia and overseas and awards prize money to the winners.[3][4]

Rugby union in Darwin started after Cyclone Tracy when there was a large number of young men involved in the clean up and reconstruction of the city. The NTRU was founded in 1975.[5]

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  1. ^ "Welcome to the Northern Territory Rugby Union". Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Northern Territory Rugby Union Regions". Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hottest 7s line-up closer to being finalised". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Nov 25, 2008. Archived from the original on June 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hottest 7s welcome". Jan 27, 2013. Archived from the original on May 14, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brief history of rugby union in the Northern Territory". Northern Territory Rugby Union. Archived from the original on May 14, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 

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