Group 9 Rugby League

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Group 9 Rugby League
Group 9 Rugby League logo.jpg
General Information
Founded 27 April 1923
2015 Season
Premiers Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
Minor Premiers Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
(14 wins, 1 loss)
Wooden Spoon Ireland colours.svg Tumbarumba
(0 wins, 16 losses)

Group 9 is a rugby league competition based in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, and surrounding areas. The competition is played in five grades, with these being Under 16s, Under 18s, Women's League-Tag, Reserve-Grade and First-Grade.

Currently a home and away season consisting of eighteen rounds is played. The best five teams then play off according to the McIntyre System, culminating in the Group 9 Grand final, which is traditionally held at McDonalds Park in Wagga Wagga.

Current Clubs[edit]

Town Team Home Ground No. of Premierships Premiership Years
Panthers colours.svg Albury
(previously Lavington Panthers)
Albury Thunder Greenfield Park, Albury 3 2012-13-14
Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra Cootamundra Bulldogs Les Boyd Oval, Cootamundra 9 1947-48, 1950–51, 1954, 1982, 1988, 1990, 2005
Wellington colours.svg Gundagai Gundagai Tigers Anzac Park, Gundagai 4 1946, 1963, 1983, 2015
Parramatta colours.svg Junee Junee Diesels Laurie Daley Oval, Junee 2 1964, 1986
Melbourne colours.svg South City South City Bulls Harris Park, Wagga Wagga 1 2011
St. George colours.svg Temora Temora Dragons Nixon Park, Temora 9 1957-58-59, 1961, 1977, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006
Ireland colours.svg Tumbarumba Tumbarumba Greens Tumbarumba Showground; Memorial Park, Batlow 1 1997
New South Wales colours.svg Tumut Tumut Blues Twickenham, Tumut 6 1949, 1973, 2003, 2007–08, 2010
South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Wagga Wagga Brothers McDonalds Park, Wagga Wagga 1 1995
Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Wagga Wagga Kangaroos McDonalds Park, Wagga Wagga 10 1971, 1978–79, 1985, 1987, 1994, 1999-2000-01, 2009
Wcatscolours.svg Young Young Cherrypickers Alfred Oval, Young 7 1952-53, 1955–56, 1974, 1984, 1991

Previous Clubs[edit]

Club Nickname No. of Premierships Premiership Years Moved to
North Sydney colours.svg Adelong-Batlow Bears 1 1996 Disbanded
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Harden-Murrumburrah Hawks 2 1962, 1981 Disbanded before amalgamating with Binalong Brahmans to form South West Brahmans and move to George Tooke Shield in the Canberra Division
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park Lions 4 1972, 1975–76, 1993 Amalgamated with Wagga Magpies to form South City Bulls in 2005
Western Suburbs colours.svg Wagga Magpies 3 1980, 1989, 1992 Amalgamated with Turvey Park Lions to form South City Bulls in 2005
North Sydney colours.svg West Wyalong Mallee Men 3 1960, 1965–66 Group 20

List of Premiers[edit]

First-Grade[edit]

Season Grand Final Information Minor Premiers
Premiers Score
(Margin)
Runners-Up
1946 Wellington colours.svg Gundagai 15-3 West Wyalong
1947 Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra 50-10 Young
1948 Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra 14-9 Young
1949 New South Wales colours.svg Tumut 11-10 Griffith Barmedman
1950 Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra 11-5 Junee Junee
1951 Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra 16-13 West Wyalong Cootamundra
1952 Wcatscolours.svg Young 14-11 Temora Young
1953 Wcatscolours.svg Young 9-7 Cootamundra Young
1954 Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra 21-7 Temora Temora
1955 Wcatscolours.svg Young 38-5 West Wyalong
1956 Wcatscolours.svg Young 52-2 Tumbarumba
1957 St. George colours.svg Temora 13-7 Gundagai
1958 St. George colours.svg Temora 46-9 Harden-Murrumburrah
1959 St. George colours.svg Temora Harden-Murrumburrah
1960 North Sydney colours.svg West Wyalong 18-7 Harden-Murrumburrah
1961 St. George colours.svg Temora 19-4 Junee
1962 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Harden-Murrumburrah 18-10 West Wyalong
1963 Wellington colours.svg Gundagai 18-5 Tumut
1964 Parramatta colours.svg Junee 17-7 Harden-Murrumburrah
1965 North Sydney colours.svg West Wyalong 17-12 Tumut
1966 North Sydney colours.svg West Wyalong 23-2 Temora
Group 9 merged with Group 20 to form three competitions between 1967 and 1970 (see below)
1971 Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos 26-8
(18 points)
New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
1972 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park 19-5
(14 points)
New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
1973 New South Wales colours.svg Tumut 24-4
(20 points)
Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
1974 Wcatscolours.svg Young 30-5
(25 points)
Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra
1975 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park 26-6
(20 points)
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Harden
1976 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park 13-8
(5 points)
St. George colours.svg Temora
1977 St. George colours.svg Temora 18-5
(13 points)
Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra
1978 Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos 26-7
(19 points)
New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
1979 Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos 20-7
(13 points)
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Harden
1980 Western Suburbs colours.svg Wagga Magpies 27-19
(8 points)
Wcatscolours.svg Young
1981 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Harden-Murrumburrah 18-15
(3 points)
Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
1982 Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra 14-8
(6 points)
New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
1983 Wellington colours.svg Gundagai 40-14
(26 points)
Wcatscolours.svg Young
1984 Wcatscolours.svg Young 32-12
(20 points)
Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
1985 Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos 28-12
(16 points)
Western Suburbs colours.svg Wagga Magpies
1986 Parramatta colours.svg Junee 10-6
(4 points)
Wcatscolours.svg Young
1987 Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos 37-8
(29 points)
St. George colours.svg Temora
1988 Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra 22-16
(6 points)
St. George colours.svg Temora
1989 Western Suburbs colours.svg Wagga Magpies 24-23
(1 point)
St. George colours.svg Temora
1990 Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra St. George colours.svg Temora
1991 Wcatscolours.svg Young 16-6
(10 points)
Western Suburbs colours.svg Wagga Magpies
1992 Western Suburbs colours.svg Wagga Magpies 16-4
(12 points)
New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
1993 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park 24-10
(14 points)
Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
1994 Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos 24-20
(4 points)
Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
1995 South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers 42-16
(26 points)
Western Suburbs colours.svg Wagga Magpies
1996 North Sydney colours.svg Adelong-Batlow 20-10
(10 points)
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Harden
1997 Ireland colours.svg Tumbarumba 28-22
(6 points)
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Harden
1998 St. George colours.svg Temora 38-22
(16 points)
Wcatscolours.svg Young
1999 Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos 40-16
(24 points)
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Harden
2000 Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos 32-20
(12 points)
Ireland colours.svg Tumbarumba
2001 Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos 22-20
(2 points)
St. George colours.svg Temora
2002 St. George colours.svg Temora 56-16
(40 points)
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park
2003 New South Wales colours.svg Tumut 31-10
(21 points)
Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
2004 St. George colours.svg Temora 22-22
AET:
28-24
(4 points)
Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
2005 Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra 19-12
(7 points)
New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
2006 St. George colours.svg Temora 40-16
(24 points)
Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
2007 New South Wales colours.svg Tumut 28-10
(18 points)
South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
2008 New South Wales colours.svg Tumut 20-14
(6 points)
South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
2009 Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos 42-4
(38 points)
Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
2010 New South Wales colours.svg Tumut 22-8
(14 points)
Parramatta colours.svg Junee
2011 Melbourne colours.svg South City 20-18
(2 points)
Wellington colours.svg Gundagai Melbourne colours.svg South City
2012 Panthers colours.svg Albury 36-26
(10 points)
Melbourne colours.svg South City Panthers colours.svg Albury
2013 Panthers colours.svg Albury 30-20
(10 points)
Wellington colours.svg Gundagai Panthers colours.svg Albury
2014 Panthers colours.svg Albury 45-4
(41 points)
Melbourne colours.svg South City
  • 1967: Riverina Zone 3. Western Suburbs colours.svg Wagga Magpies
  • 1967: Group 9/20 Comp 1. Balmain colours.svg Griffith Waratahs Tigers
  • 1967: Group 9/20 Comp 2. Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles colours.png Queanbeyan Blues
  • 1968: Riverina Zone 3. Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1968: Group 9/20 Comp 1. North Sydney colours.svg West Wyalong
  • 1968: Group 9/20 Comp 2. Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1969: Riverina Zone 3. Balmain colours.svg Griffith Waratahs Tigers
  • 1969: Group 9/20 Comp 1. New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Griffith Black & Whites
  • 1969: Group 9/20 Comp 2. Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Queanbeyan Kangaroos
  • 1970: Riverina Zone 3. New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 1970: Group 9/20 Comp 1. North Sydney colours.svg West Wyalong
  • 1970: Group 9/20 Comp 2. Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Queanbeyan Kangaroos

Reserve-Grade[edit]

  • 1960: Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Harden-Murrumburrah
  • 1961: Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Harden-Murrumburrah
  • 1962: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 1963: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 1964: Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra
  • 1965: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 1966: Murrumbidgee RL. Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1967: Riverina Zone 3. New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 1967: Group 9/20 Comp 1. North Sydney colours.svg West Wyalong
  • 1967: Group 9/20 Comp 2. Queanbeyan
  • 1968: Riverina Zone 3. New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 1968: Group 9/20 Comp 1. Ireland colours.svg Leeton
  • 1968: Group 9/20 Comp 2. Queanbeyan United
  • 1969: Riverina Zone 3. New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 1969: Group 9/20 Comp 1. New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Griffith Black & Whites
  • 1969: Group 9/20 Comp 2. Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Queanbeyan Kangaroos
  • 1970: Riverina Zone 3. Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1970: Group 9/20 Comp 1. New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Griffith Black & Whites
  • 1970: Group 9/20 Comp 2. Queanbeyan United
  • 1971: New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 1972: Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra
  • 1973: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1974: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1975: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1976: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1977: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1978: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1979: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1980: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1981: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 1982: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 1983: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1984: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 1985: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 1986: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 1987: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 1998: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1989: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 1990: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1991: New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 1992: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos/South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
  • 1993: Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park
  • 1994: New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 1995: Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Harden-Murrumburrah
  • 1996: Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park
  • 1997: Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Harden-Murrumburrah
  • 1998: Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park
  • 1999: North Sydney colours.svg Adelong-Batlow
  • 2000: Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
  • 2001: New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 2002: Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
  • 2003: Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
  • 2004: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 2005: New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 2006: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 2007: Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra
  • 2008: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 2009: South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
  • 2010: Panthers colours.svg Lavington
  • 2011: Panthers colours.svg Albury
  • 2012: Panthers colours.svg Albury
  • 2013: South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
  • 2014: Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
  • 2015: Wellington colours.svg Gundagai

League-Tag[edit]

  • 2008: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 2009: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 2010: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 2011: South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
  • 2012: South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
  • 2013: South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
  • 2014: South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
  • 2015: Wellington colours.svg Gundagai

Under 18s[edit]

  • 1971: Western Suburbs colours.svg Wagga Magpies
  • 1972: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 1973: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1974: Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park
  • 1975: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1976: Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park
  • 1977: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1978: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1979: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 1980: Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park
  • 1981: Western Suburbs colours.svg Wagga Magpies
  • 1982: New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 1983: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1984: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 1985: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 1986: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 1987: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1988: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 1989: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1990: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1991: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1992: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1993: Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park
  • 1994: Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Harden-Murrumburrah
  • 1995: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 1996: South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
  • 1997: South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
  • 1998: Western Suburbs colours.svg Wagga Magpies
  • 1999: Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
  • 2000: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 2001: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 2002: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 2003: New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 2004: New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 2005: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 2006: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 2007: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 2008: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 2009: Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra
  • 2010: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 2011: South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
  • 2012: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 2013: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 2014: South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers

Under 16s[edit]

  • 1971: New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 1972: Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park
  • 1973: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1974: Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park
  • 1975: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1976: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1977: New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 1978: New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 1979: Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park
  • 1980: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1981: Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Turvey Park
  • 1982: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1983: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1984: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1985: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 1986: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1987: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1988: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1989: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1990: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1991: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1992: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 1993: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 1994: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1995: South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
  • 1997: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 1998: New South Wales colours.svg Tumut
  • 1999: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 2000: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 2001: Western Suburbs colours.svg Wagga Magpies
  • 2002: Western Suburbs colours.svg Wagga Magpies
  • 2003: South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
  • 2004: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 2005: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 2006: Wcatscolours.svg Young
  • 2007: South Sydney colours.svg Wagga Brothers
  • 2008: Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra
  • 2009: Parramatta colours.svg Junee
  • 2010: Wellington colours.svg Gundagai
  • 2011: St. George colours.svg Temora
  • 2012: Newcastle colours.svg Wagga Kangaroos
  • 2013: Canterbury colours.svg Cootamundra
  • 2014: St. George colours.svg Temora

Notable Juniors[edit]

Albury Thunder

Cootamundra Bulldogs

Junee Diesels

South City Bulls

Temora Dragons

Wagga Wagga Brothers

Wagga Wagga Kangaroos

Young Cherrypickers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]