RugbyWA

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RugbyWA
Super 14 LineOut Bulls.JPG
Western Force play the Bulls in the Super 14 competition.
Country Western Australia
Governing body Western Australia Rugby Union
National team Western Australia
Nickname(s) RugbyWA
Club competitions

The Western Australia Rugby Union (RugbyWA) is the governing body of rugby union in Western Australia, it was founded in 1893 and the inaugural 4 team competition commenced in 1895 with the I Zingari, Fremantle, Swans and Midland Junction Club's taking part. The WARU Senior Grade competition was contested from 1895 to 1913.

The Rugby Football code went into recess in the west from the 1914 season until 1928 when 4 Clubs; Wanderers, Rangers, Wallabies and Fremantle revived the First Grade Club Competition.

In 2004, RugbyWA successfully secured the fourth Australian Super 12 licence, entering a team in the expanded Super 14 competition from 2006, called the Western Force. RugbyWA has also established a series of development programs. RugbyWA had one team (Perth Spirit) in the short-lived Australian Rugby Championship, in 2007. The Union's main objectives, as displayed in the Pindan Premier Grade, is to promote and develop rugby throughout Western Australia.

There are currently 10 RugbyWA Board Members, President, D G Redpath who was re-elected in March 2012. Dr R J Perry is the current Chairman and Mr Arthur Hill is the current Patron.

The RugbyWA is a not-for-profit organisation run by its ‘shareholders’ – WA clubs and affiliated bodies (juniors, schools, referees, women's and country rugby). RugbyWA incorporates both Professional and Community Rugby. There is no private ownership of RugbyWA with profit generated re-invested into the game at all levels in Western Australia.

Premier Grade[edit]

RugbyWA
Current season or competition:
2012 Pindan Premier Grade
Pindan Premiership.jpg
Pindan Premier Grade Logo
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1928
Number of teams 10
Country  Western Australia
Holders 600px Giallo e Verde con striscia bianca.png Associates (2012: 8th title)
Most titles 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands (14 titles)

The Premier Grade is the highest level of Western Australia domestic club rugby union competition, contested annually from early April to mid August. It is managed by the Western Australia Rugby Union (RugbyWA), the Pindan Premier Grade was named for lead sponsor Pindan.

Premiers (since 1963)[edit]

Year Champion
1963 600px Giallo e Verde con striscia bianca.png Associates
1964 600px Giallo e Verde con striscia bianca.png Associates
1965 600px Giallo e Verde con striscia bianca.png Associates
1966 600px Giallo e Verde con striscia bianca.png Associates
1967 600px Giallo e Verde con striscia bianca.png UWA
1968 600px Giallo e Verde con striscia bianca.png UWA
1969 600px Bianco e Nero a due strisce orizzontali.png Perth-Suburbs
1970 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
1971 Western Suburbs
1972 600px Giallo e Verde con striscia bianca.png UWA
1973 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
1974 Western Suburbs
1975 Western Suburbs
1976 Western Suburbs
1977 Western Suburbs
1978 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
1979 600px Azzurro e Blu con striscia celeste.png Cottesloe
1980 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
1981 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
1982 600px Azzurro e Blu con striscia celeste.png Cottesloe
1983 600px Azzurro e Blu con striscia celeste.png Cottesloe
1984 600px Azzurro e Blu con striscia celeste.png Cottesloe
1985 600px Azzurro e Blu con striscia celeste.png Cottesloe
1986 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
1987 600px Oro e Blu con striscia bianca.png Palmyra
1988 600px Azzurro e Blu con striscia celeste.png Cottesloe
1989 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
1990 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
1991 600px Oro e Blu con striscia bianca.png Palmyra
1992 600px Azzurro e Blu con striscia celeste.png Cottesloe
1993 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
1994 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
1995 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
1996 600px Bianco e Nero a due strisce orizzontali.png Perth-Bayswater
1997 600px Giallo e Verde con striscia bianca.png Associates
1998 600px Giallo e Verde con striscia bianca.png Associates
1999 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
2000 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
2001 600px Azzurro e Blu con striscia celeste.png Cottesloe
2002 600px Giallo e Verde con striscia bianca.png Associates
2003 600px Giallo oro e Rosso porpora con striscia bianca al centro.png Wests-Subiaco
2004 600px Giallo oro e Rosso porpora con striscia bianca al centro.png Wests-Subiaco
2005 600px Giallo oro e Rosso porpora con striscia bianca al centro.png Wests-Subiaco
2006 600px Giallo oro e Rosso porpora con striscia bianca al centro.png Wests-Subiaco
2007 600px Bianco e Nero a due strisce orizzontali.png Perth-Bayswater
2008 600px Rosso e Nero con striscia bianca.png Kalamunda
2009 600px Azzurro e Blu con striscia celeste.png Cottesloe
2010 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands
2011 600px Giallo e Verde con striscia bianca.png UWA
2012 600px Giallo e Verde con striscia bianca.png Associates
2013 600px Giallo e Blu orizzontale con striscia bianca.png Nedlands

KWIK First Grade Competition 2008[edit]

Final 2008 First Grade Competition Table

Team Played Won Lost Drawn BP For Agt  % Points
Kalamunda 18 16 2 0 13 667 356 187 77
Nedlands 18 11 7 0 17 558 363 154 61
Wanneroo 18 11 7 0 14 590 406 145 58
Perth-Bayswater 18 12 6 0 9 451 294 153 57
Rockingham 18 11 6 1 8 413 388 106 54
Associates 18 9 8 1 12 490 395 124 50
Cottesloe 18 8 10 0 5 387 476 81 37
Wests-Subiaco 18 4 12 2 16 448 495 90 36
University 18 4 14 0 4 343 638 55 20
Palmyra 18 2 16 0 4 245 781 31 12

Minor Premiers: Kalamunda

Finals:

Minor Semi-final 17 August Rugby Park: Wanneroo 21 Perth-Bayswater 16
Major Semi-final 16 August Rugby Park: Kalamunda 13 Nedlands 11
Preliminary Final 24 August Rugby Park: Nedlands 23 Wanneroo 42
Grand Final 31 August Rugby Park: Kalamunda 37 Wanneroo 13

Premiers 2007: Kalamunda

Home Building Society First Grade Competition 2007[edit]

Final 2007 First Grade Competition Table

Team Played Won Lost Drawn BP For Agt  % Points
Nedlands 18 15 3 0 14 691 259 267 74
Palmyra 18 14 4 0 9 497 285 174 65
Kalamunda 18 13 4 1 9 461 333 138 63
Perth-Bayswater 18 12 6 0 11 497 217 229 59
Associates 18 10 7 1 10 427 325 131 52
Wests-Subiaco 18 8 9 1 13 482 387 124 47
Rockingham 18 6 12 0 6 306 480 64 30
University 18 6 12 0 2 355 594 60 26
Cottesloe 18 4 13 1 6 237 457 52 24
Wanneroo 18 0 18 0 4 221 837 26 4

Minor Premiers: Nedlands

Finals:

Minor Semi-final 1 September Rugby Park: Kalamunda 10 Perth-Bayswater 11
Major Semi-final 2 September Rugby Park: Nedlands 20 Palmyra 19
Preliminary Final 8 September Members Equity Stadium: Palmyra 18 Perth-Bayswater 41
Grand Final 15 September Members Equity Stadium: Nedlands 13 Perth-Bayswater 15

Premiers 2007: Perth-Bayswater

Notable players[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Premier Grade (1st Grade)

Associates [1]
Cottesloe [2]
Kalamunda [3]
Nedlands [4]
Palmyra [5]
Perth-Bayswater [6]
University [7]
Wanneroo [8]
Wests-Subiaco [9]

Other Perth Grades

ARKS [10]
Curtin [11]
Joondalup Brothers RUFC (Premier Reserve Grade debut in 2014) [12]
Mandurah [13]
Swan Suburbs [14]
Rockingham [15]
Southern Lions [16]

South West Competition

Bunbury [17]
Collie [18]
Dunsborough
Leeuwin-Margaret River

Great Southern Competition

Albany
Denmark
Dryandra-Narrogin
Katanning
Mount Barker

Eastern Goldfields Competition

Boulder
Bushwackers
Kambalda
Stormers
WA School of Mines

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