Group 12 Rugby League

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Group 12 is the name of a defunct rugby league competition based around the outback city of Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia. The last premiership was held in 1997 when Wilcannia beat Menindee.[1]

Teams[edit]

Former Group 12 teams included:

  • Broken Hill Geebungs
  • Broken Hill Saints
  • Broken Hill United
  • Menindee Yabbies
  • Wilcannia Boomerangs
  • Wilcannia Tigers

First Grade Champions[edit]

Season Champion Score Runners-Up
1980 Broken Hill Saints Unknown Unknown
1981 Broken Hill Saints
1982 Broken Hill Saints Menindee
1983 Broken Hill Saints 22-12 Menindee
1984 Broken Hill United 19 - 0 Broken Hill Saints
1985 Broken Hill United 21-20 Wilcannia Tigers
1986 Wilcannia Boomerangs unknown Broken Hill United
1987 Broken Hill United 15-12 Wilcannia Boomerangs
1988 Broken Hill United 31-20 Wilcannia Boomerangs
1989 broken hill saints 18-14 broken hill united
1990 Broken Hill Saints 18-0 Broken Hill United
1991 Wilcannia Boomerangs 34-20 Menindee Yabbies
1992
1993 Menindee 36-20 Wilcania
1994 Broken Hill United 46-18 Wilcannia Boomerangs
1995 Broken Hill United 28-20 Wilcannia Boomerangs
1996 Wilcannia Boomerangs 38-34 Broken Hill Geebungs
1997 Wilcania 56-48 Menindee

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Re-emergence[edit]

The Group 12 competition has been now been revived but in a different form as the Outback Rugby League. Some of the Original Group 12 clubs have returned to the new league.[3] The 2013 Competition teams are:

  • Broken Hill Saints
  • Broken Hill GeeBungs
  • Broken Hill Young Guns (juniors only)
  • Wilcannia Boomerangs
  • Wilcannia Warriors
  • Menindee Yabbies
  • Menindee Wedgetails (Eagles)
  • Broken Hill United joined the ORL 2014 ...

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