ACTRU Premier Division

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ACTRU Premier Division
Sport Rugby Union
Founded 1973
No. of teams 7
Country Australia
Most recent champion(s) Canberra Royals
Most titles Canberra Royals
Official website Website

The ACTRU Premier Division is a rugby union club competition based in Canberra, Australia, and conducted by the region's governing body, the ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union. It contains four Senior Grades of competition plus Colts, and is competed by the seven ACT Premier Division clubs, plus ADFA, which fields teams in Colts and 3rd Grade only. First Grade teams compete for the John I Dent Cup. The silver cup, which was first played for in 1938,[1][2] was a gift to the union by the pastoralist John I Dent.[1] The competition finals are now held at Viking Park.[3]

Premier Division clubs[edit]

John I Dent Cup winners[edit]

Year Premiers[3]                                        
2015 . Canberra Royals
2011–14 . Tuggeranong Vikings
2010 . Queanbeyan Whites
2009 . Tuggeranong Vikings
2007–08 . Queanbeyan Whites
2006 . Tuggeranong Vikings
2005 . Wests Lions
2004 . Tuggeranong Vikings
2003 . Gungahlin Eagles
2000–02 . Wests Lions
1997–99 . Tuggeranong Vikings
1996 . Wests Lions
1994–95 . Tuggeranong Vikings
1993 . Wests Lions
1992 . ANU
1987–91 . Canberra Royals
1986 . Daramalan
1985 . Canberra Royals
1984 . Daramalan
1981–83 . Queanbeyan Whites
1979–80 . Canberra Royals
1978 . Wests Lions
Year Premiers[3]                                        
1977 . Canberra Royals
1973–76 . Wests Lions
1971–72 . Northern Suburbs
1969–70 . Wests Lions
1968 . Canberra Royals
1967 . Northern Suburbs
1964–66 . Canberra Royals
1963 . Northern Suburbs
1960–62 . RMC
1959 . Queanbeyan Whites
1957–58 . Canberra Royals
1956 . Northern Suburbs
1955 . RMC
1954 . Canberra Royals
1951–53 . RMC
1950 . RMC No. 2[4]
1949 . RMC
1948 . RMC & . Northern Suburbs
1947 . Eastern Suburbs
1942–46 . RMC
1941 . Eastern Suburbs & . RMC
1940 . Northern Suburbs
1938–39 . Royal Military College (RMC)

Other competitions[edit]

The Monaro first division is made up of 6 clubs from Canberra and its surrounding regions, with each club fielding both first and second grade teams. The Monaro second division has 5 clubs, all from the surrounding ACT & Southern NSW area, and competing in one grade.

First Division clubs[edit]

Second Division clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Club Contol – Rugby by-laws". The Canberra Times. 23 March 1938. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Norths' Annual Meeting". The Canberra Times. 27 January 1939. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "John I Dent Cup". Vikings Rugby. 2014. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dent Cup prepares to move yet again". The Canberra Times. 17 September 1993. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 

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