Cairns Cyclones

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CAIRNS CYCLONES
Cairns cyclones logo.jpg
Club information
Full name Cairns Cyclones Rugby League Football Club
Colours Cairns Cyclones Colours.svg Green, white and gold
Founded 1996
Exited 2000
Former details
Ground(s)
Competition Queensland Cup
Home jersey
Team colours
Records
Premierships Nil
Wooden spoons Nil

The Cairns Cyclones were a rugby league team that competed in the QRL Queensland Cup competition from 1996 to 2000. The inaugural 1996 team included the Captain/Coach and six first grade players from CDRL's Smithfield-based Ivanhoes Rugby League Club.

After a great first year in 1996 when they made the Preliminary Finals, they dropped down the ladder in subsequent seasons, finishing in last place in 2000. A lack of support from locals and other Cairns rugby league clubs, combined with increasing financial difficulties, meant the Cyclones withdrew from the Competition at the end of the 2000 season.[1]

North Queensland was represented in the Queensland Cup from 2002-2007 by the Townsville North Queensland Young Guns, who were a feeder club to the North Queensland Cowboys. (The Queensland Cup was known as the Bundy Gold Cup from 2000-2001, the Queensland Cup from 2002-2004 and the Queensland Wizard Cup from 2005-2007).

In 2008 the rationalisation of rugby league below the NRL level meant the North Queensland Young Guns entered the NRL under 20's competition and the northern expansion of the Queensland Cup saw the establishment of a new Cairns-based QRL side, the Northern Pride.

Staff[edit]

  • Manager: Nigel Tillett
  • Coach 1996-1999: Gary Smith (formerly CDRL Ivanhoes Knights)
  • Coach 2000: Brad Tessman

Colours[edit]

Cairns Cyclones Colours.svg The Cyclones' colours were green, white and gold.

Home Ground[edit]

The Cyclones' home ground was Barlow Park in Cairns. The playing field is 114 metres long (100 metres of field plus two 7 metre in goal areas) by 68 metres wide. The facility is floodlit for night games with four towers providing 620 lux. The venue has a capacity of 15,000 which includes 1,700 seats (mostly undercover). The car park can accommodate approximately 300 vehicles.

  • 1996 season - 8 home games (won 5, lost 3)
  • 1997 season - 7 home games (won 3, drew 1, lost 3)
  • 1998 season - 7 home games (won 1, drew 1, lost 5)
  • 1999 season - 7 home games (won 3, lost 4)
  • 2000 season - home games (won, lost )

Seasons[edit]

1996 Season[edit]

Channel Nine Cup: Finished 5th on the Premiership table after winning 10 of their 15 games. Lost the Preliminary semi-final 12-16 to Easts Tigers at Barlow Park.

Position Round 15 - 1996 P W D L B For Against Diff Points
5 Cairns Cyclones Colours.svg Cairns Cyclones 15 10 5 0 0 310 224 +84 20

1997 Season[edit]

Channel Nine Cup

Position Round 18 - 1997 P W D L B For Against Diff Points
9 Cairns Cyclones Colours.svg Cairns Cyclones 18 7 10 1 0 318 352 -34 15

1998 Season[edit]

Queensland Cup

Position Round 22 - 1998 P W D L B For Against Diff Points
10 Cairns Cyclones Colours.svg Cairns Cyclones 22 8 12 2 0 500 642 -142 18

1999 Season[edit]

Queensland Cup

Position Round 22 - 1999 P W D L B For Against Diff Points
8 Cairns Cyclones Colours.svg Cairns Cyclones 22 9 12 1 0 494 514 -20 19

2000 Season[edit]

Bundy Gold Cup
Cairns Cyclones Bundy Gold Cup 2000 season statistics can be found here.

Position Round 22 - 2000 P W D L B For Against Diff Points
12 Cairns Cyclones Colours.svg Cairns Cyclones 22 2 20 0 0 228 854 -566 4

Cairns Cyclones Players (and seasons played) Cairns Cyclones Colours.svg[edit]

See also[edit]

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