Helensburgh Tigers

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Helensburgh Tigers
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Club information
Full name Helensburgh Rugby League Football Club
Nickname(s) The Tigers
Colours      Gold
Founded 1911
Current details
Competition Illawarra Rugby League
2015 1st (Champions)

The Helensburgh Tigers are an Australian rugby league football team based in Helensburgh, a country town of the Illawarra region. The club are a part of Country Rugby League and has competed in the Illawarra Rugby League premiership since its inception in 1911.


The Tigers are a foundation club of the Illawarra Rugby League, playing in the inaugural competition in 1911. Their first game was a 2-0 defeat to Wollongong.[1] The club, however, didn't always compete in first grade since this time and not always did they have a reserve grade team following them. Scarborough fielded a reserves team which followed the Tigers between 1932 and 1935 before the Tigers dropped out of first grade (leaving Scarborough to field a reserves side behind Albion Park) in 1936.[1]

Name and Emblem[edit]

The Helensburgh team is represented by a tiger, and their emblem is similar to that of the old NSWRL team Balmain Tigers (before they merged with Wests).


Their colours, gold and black, are also similar to the old Balmain Tigers side.


Notable Players[edit]

Players that have played in the National and/or Sydney competitions:




1986, 1988, 1993, 2015
  • Illawarra Rugby League Reserve Grade Premierships: 5
1952, 1960, 1961, 2012, 2014



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