Australian club championship rugby union

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The Australian club championship is a rugby union challenge match between the Brisbane and Sydney club premiers. The fixture was played on a regular basis from 1982 to 1991 (inclusive) and again since 2007, and also on an ad-hoc basis in various other years. The regular scheduling was initially abandoned in 1993 when the NSWRU insisted on playing each match at Concord Oval in Sydney, rather than on a rotating basis. The championship was revived when it was agreed that the winners of the 2006 premierships would play the challenge match as a curtain raiser to the following year's Queensland Reds and NSW Waratahs match in the Super 14 competition.[1]

Winners summary[edit]

Results[edit]

This is not necessarily a definitive list of all matches played.

Year Winner Score Runner-up Score Venue Match Report
1908 A20303 box with 1px wide black border.png Glebe[a] 6 . Brothers 0 Brisbane Cricket Ground Report[2]
1909 White and blue colours.svg Newtown 16 193ABE box with 1px wide black border.png Valley 10 Brisbane Exhibition Ground Report[3]
1974 . Brothers 45 . Randwick 22 Ballymore
1982 . Randwick 22 . Brothers 13 Ballymore
1983 . Randwick 32 . Brothers 29 Coogee Oval
1984 . Brothers 24 . Manly 15 Crosby Park
1985 . Brothers 10 . Randwick 6 Coogee Oval
1986 . Wests (Brisbane) 22 . Parramatta 12 Ballymore
1987 . Souths (Brisbane) 13 [b] . Parramatta 10 T G Millner Field
1988 . Randwick 27 . Brothers 9 Crosby Park
1989 . Randwick 30 . University of Queensland 15 Coogee Oval
1990 . University of Queensland 29 . Randwick 22 Ballymore
1991 . Randwick 35 . Souths (Brisbane) 12 Concord Oval
1997 . Randwick 18 . GPS 6 Coffs Harbour [c]
2007 . Sydney University 36 . Wests (Brisbane) 5 Lang Park
2008 . Sydney University 24 . Sunnybank 0 Lang Park Report[4]
2009 . Easts (Brisbane) 38 . Sydney University 31 Sydney Olympic Stadium Report[5]
2010 . Brothers 36 . Sydney University 26 Crosby Park Report[6]
2011 . University of Queensland 42 . Sydney University 26 Ballymore Report[7]
2012 ---Not contested--- [8]
2013 . Sydney University 43 . University of Queensland 7 Sydney Football Stadium Report[8]
2014 . Sydney University 19 . Easts (Brisbane) 14 Bottomley Park Report[9]
2015 . Eastwood 21 . University of Queensland 20 T G Millner Field Report[10]
2016 . Eastwood 34 . Souths (Brisbane) 17 Chipsy Wood Oval Report[11][12]
2017 . Northern Suburbs 27 . Brothers 5 Crosby Park Report[13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Glebe club is now defunct (merged to form Glebe-Balmain in 1919 which became Drummoyne in 1931).
  2. ^ Extra time was required as scores were tied 10-10 after normal time.
  3. ^ This match was not officially sanctioned by the NSWRU and QRU.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Croker, Graham (2007). "Battle of the Club Champions". SUFC. Archived from the original on August 17, 2007. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Glebe team at Brisbane". Referee. 6 May 1908. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rugby Football., Newtown v. Valley. Win for Newtown". The Telegraph. Brisbane. 22 July 1909. p. 3. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Croker, Graham (19 May 2008). "Students Win National Title". SUFC. Archived from the original on June 18, 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Croker, Graham (23 March 2009). "Students miss Australian title". SUFC. Archived from the original on 16 February 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Bryant, Scott (14 March 2010). "Brothers vs Sydney Uni match report". Green and Gold Rugby. Archived from the original on 25 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "University of QLD wins Australian Club Championship". Reds Rugby. 27 March 2011. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Old rival universities provide additional thrill during Sunday afternoon Rugby". Australian Rugby. 28 March 2013. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Ayton, Jordan (23 March 2014). "Sydney Uni retain Australian Club Championship". Green and Gold Rugby. Archived from the original on 12 July 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Uni just one point away from third ACC win". UQ Rugby. 16 February 2015. Archived from the original on 2 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "History made as Eastwood wins second straight National Championship". Northern District Times. 1 March 2016. Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. 
  12. ^ Woodies go back to back Eastwood Rugby, 2016
  13. ^ "Norths bash Brothers in Australian Club Championship". Australian Rugby. 25 February 2017. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017.