Bulimba Cup

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Bulimba Cup
Sport Rugby league
Instituted 1925
Ceased 1972
Country  Australia
Last winners Brisbane (1972)
Most titles Brisbane (19 titles)

The Bulimba Cup was an Australian rugby league football competition contested by the Brisbane, Ipswich and Toowoomba representative rugby league sides during the mid 20th century. In 1931, a team from Lismore participated. It was first contested in 1925 but was cancelled in 1972 due to waning public interest.

The competition was normally played as a round-robin with each team playing each other twice. On the rare occasions when teams finished evenly at the conclusion of 6 games, a playoff was held to determine the winner. From 1969 onwards, a final was held.

In 2005 the Queensland Rugby League issued a commemorative jersey to celebrate the 80th anniversary of this competition.[1]

Winners[edit]

The competition has been won by Brisbane 19 times, Toowoomba 16 times and Ipswich 11 times.

  • 1925: Toowoomba
  • 1926: Ipswich
  • 1927: Toowoomba
  • 1928: Toowoomba
  • 1929: Ipswich
  • 1930: Brisbane
  • 1931: Brisbane defeated Toowoomba 24-13
  • 1932: Brisbane
  • 1933: Ipswich
  • 1934: Ipswich
  • 1935: Ipswich
  • 1936: Toowoomba
  • 1937: Ipswich
  • 1938: Ipswich
  • 1939: Ipswich
  • 1940: Brisbane
  • 1941: Brisbane
  • 1942: Not contested
  • 1943: Not contested
  • 1944: Toowoomba
  • 1945: Toowoomba
  • 1946: Brisbane
  • 1947: Brisbane
  • 1948: Brisbane
  • 1949: Brisbane
  • 1950: Brisbane
  • 1951: Toowoomba
  • 1952: Toowoomba
  • 1953: Toowoomba
  • 1954: Toowoomba
  • 1955: Toowoomba
  • 1956: Toowoomba
  • 1957: Ipswich
  • 1958: Ipswich defeated Toowoomba 15-10
  • 1959: Toowoomba defeated Ipswich 10-7
  • 1960: Toowoomba
  • 1961: Brisbane
  • 1962: Brisbane
  • 1963: Brisbane
  • 1964: Brisbane
  • 1965: Toowoomba
  • 1966: Ipswich defeated Brisbane 7-2
  • 1967: Brisbane
  • 1968: Brisbane
  • 1969: Brisbane defeated Toowoomba 27-8
  • 1970: Toowoomba defeated Brisbane 18-17
  • 1971: Brisbane defeated Toowoomba 22-13
  • 1972: Brisbane defeated Toowoomba 55-2 at Lang Park[1]

Most games played[edit]

Games played Player Team
59 Herb Steinohrt Toowoomba
53 Les "Monty" Heidke Ipswich
52 Mick Madsen Toowoomba
48 Kev Boshammer Toowoomba
47 Bill "Circy" Smith Ipswich

Most tries scored[edit]

Tries scored Player Team
27 Des McGovern Toowoomba
24 Denis "Flaggy" Flannery Ipswich
24 Ed "Babe" Collins Brisbane
24 Herb Steinohrt Toowoomba
23 Lionel Morgan Brisbane

Most points scored[edit]

Tries scored Player Team
186 Bill "Bricky" Ryan Ipswich
181 Norm Pope Brisbane
147 Lionel Morgan Brisbane
135 Danny O'Connor Brisbane
107 Peter Lobegeiger Brisbane
106 Alan Rissman Toowoomba

References[edit]

  1. ^ Middleton, David (31 July 2011). "Lang v Bennett: the final duel". NRL.com. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • J E Christison (2009). Ipswich Rugby League: The Bulimba Cup Era 1925 to 1972. ISBN 978-0-9806074-0-6.