Melbourne Rugby League

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Melbourne Rugby League
Current season or competition::
2018 Melbourne Rugby League season
Sport Rugby league
Formerly known as Victorian Rugby League
Number of teams 13
Country Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Premiers Sunbury United Tigers (2012)
Related competition Central Highlands Rugby League

The Melbourne Rugby League (or the MRL) is a rugby league football competition located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It currently has 13 teams who will compete in the 2013 season. They are affiliated with the Melbourne Storm junior system.

Clubs[edit]

Melbourne Rugby League Clubs[edit]

Colours Club Suburb Ground Founded
Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Waverley Oakleigh Panthers Clayton Fregon Reserve, Clayton 1976
Wcatscolours.svg Altona Roosters Newport Bruce Comben Reserve, Altona Meadows 1987
Balmain colours.svg Sunbury Tigers Sunbury Langama Park, Sunbury 1992
Parramatta colours.svg Northern Thunder Broadmeadows Seabrook Reserve, Broadmeadows 1999
Western Reds colours.svg Doveton Steelers Doveton Betula Reserve, Doveton 2001
Norths Devils colours.svg South Eastern Titans Dandenong Greaves Reserve, Dandenong 2007
Wests Panthers Colours.svg Werribee Bears Werribee Haines Reserve, Werribee 2008
Canadacolours.png North West Wolves Niddrie AJ Davis Reserve, Airport West 2010
New Zealand colours.svg Casey Warriors Clyde Casey Fields, Cranbourne East 2010
Gold Coast Chargers colours.svg Eastern Raptors Boronia Colchester Reserve, Boronia 2011
Mackay Cutters colours.svg Melton Broncos Melton Mt Carberry Reserve, Melton South 2013
Canberra colours.svg Frankston Raiders Frankston Monterey Secondary College 2015
Leigh colours.svg Mernda Dragons Lalor Huskisson Reserve, Lalor 2015
South Sydney colours.svg Truganina Rabbitohs Truganina Clearwood Drive Reserve, Truganina 2015
North Queensland colours.svg Sunshine Cowboys Ardeer More Park, Ardeer 2016
Faxcolours.svg Hume City Bulldogs Craigieburn Hothlyn Drive Reserve, Craigieburn 2016
Souths-Logan Magpies Colours.svg Pakenham Eels Pakenham Oneil Rd, Beaconsfield 2016

Defunct Clubs[edit]

Colours Club Location Ground Founded Defunct Year
Central Comets colours.svg Casey Chiefs Casey Casey Fields, Cranbourne East 1997 2005 (Renamed Casey Sharks)
Cronulla colours.svg Casey Sharks Casey Casey Fields, Cranbourne East 2005 2010 (Renamed Casey Warriors)
Canterbury colours.svg Berwick Bulldogs Berwick Greaves Reserve 1992 2007 (Replaced South Eastern Titans)
New South Wales colours.svg Coburg RLFC Coburg Brearley Reserve 1994
Port Moresby Vipers Colours.svg Craigieburn Phoenix Craigieburn Hothlyn Drive Reserve 2008 2016 (Renamed Hume City Bulldogs)
Newcastle colours.svg Dandenong Knights Dandenong Greaves Reserve 2002
Cronulla colours.svg Frankston Sharks Frankston Ballam Park 2003 2007 Replaced
Australian colours.svg Geelong Tiger Snakes Geelong Friers Reserve 2004 2010 (Renamed Geelong Raiders)
Canberra colours.svg Geelong Raiders Geelong Rippleside Park 2010 2012
Adelaide colours.svg Gippsland Wildcats Morwell Maryvale Reserve 2002
Widnes colours.svg Maroondah Magpies Bayswater Glen Park 2004 2007
Widnes colours.svg Moorabbin Rams Moorabbin Keys Road Reserve 1965 (Rugby Union) 2007 Returned to Rugby Union
Faxcolours.svg Melbourne University Parkville HG Smith Oval 2003
Canadacolours.png St Kilda Saints St Kilda Elwood Reserve 2003

Champions[edit]

This is a list of the Melbourne Rugby League 1st Grade competition champions and the runners-up for each seasons the competition existed.[1]

Season Premiers Score Runners-Up
2001[2] Canadacolours.png St Kilda Saints Cronulla colours.svg Southern Sharks
2002[3] Canadacolours.png St Kilda Saints Wcatscolours.svg Altona Roosters
2003 Wcatscolours.svg Altona Roosters Cronulla colours.svg Frankston Sharks
2004[4] Wcatscolours.svg Altona Roosters Cronulla colours.svg Frankston Sharks
2005[5] Wcatscolours.svg Altona Roosters 36–16 Western Reds colours.svg Doveton Steelers
2006[6] Wcatscolours.svg Altona Roosters 20–12 New Zealand colours.svg Casey Sharks
2007[7] Western Reds colours.svg Doveton Steelers 23–22 Wcatscolours.svg Altona Roosters
2008[8] Wcatscolours.svg Altona Roosters 72–10 Widnes colours.svg Moorabbin Rams
2009[9] Balmain colours.svg Sunbury Tigers 48–18 New Zealand colours.svg Casey Sharks
2010[10] Wcatscolours.svg Altona Roosters 28–26 Balmain colours.svg Sunbury Tigers
2011[11] Balmain colours.svg Sunbury Tigers 32–26 Canadacolours.png North West Wolves
2012[12] Wcatscolours.svg Altona Roosters 25–22 Balmain colours.svg Sunbury Tigers
2013[13] Balmain colours.svg Sunbury Tigers 34–16 Wcatscolours.svg Altona Roosters
2014[14] Balmain colours.svg Sunbury Tigers 48–16 New Zealand colours.svg Casey Warriors
2015[15] New Zealand colours.svg Casey Warriors 30–22 Wests Panthers Colours.svg Werribee Bears
2016[16] Wests Panthers Colours.svg Werribee Bears 14-10 New Zealand colours.svg Casey Warriors
2017 [17] Wests Panthers Colours.svg Werribee Bears 20-18 New Zealand colours.svg Casey Warriors
2018
Logo prior to 2013

Notable Juniors[edit]

Altona Roosters

South Eastern Titans

Northern Thunder

Waverley Oakleigh Panthers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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