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 TG 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 TG 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]
2018 . Warringah 41 . University of Queensland 28 Pittwater Park

Report[14]

2019 . GPS 37 . Sydney University 31 Ballymore Report[15]
2020 . Sydney University 28 . University of Queensland 8 Sydney University Report[16]
2021 . Easts (Brisbane) 14 Gordon 1949.png Gordon 13 Bottomley Park Report[17]

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 17 August 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 18 June 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.
  14. ^ "Rats muscle up and win Australian Club Championship". rugby.com.au. 17 March 2018. Archived from the original on 17 March 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  15. ^ Decent, Tom (17 March 2019). "Sydney University fall short against GPS in Australian Club Championship". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 16 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  16. ^ Lin, Bruce (15 March 2020). "Sydney Uni crowned Australian Club Champions". SUFC. Archived from the original on 18 March 2020.
  17. ^ "Easts snatch the title away from Gordon". rugby.com.au. 20 March 2021. Archived from the original on 21 March 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2021.