Murray Bushrangers

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Murray Bushrangers
Full name Murray Bushrangers Football Club
Nickname(s) Bushrangers
2016 season
After finals 2nd (Runners-up)
Home-and-away season 4th
Club details
Founded 1993; 24 years ago (1993)
Colours      Navy Blue      Indigo      Yellow
Competition TAC Cup
Premierships TAC Cup (2) 1998, 2008
Ground(s) WJ Findlay Oval, Wangaratta
Other information
Official website MBFC

Murray Bushrangers is an Australian rules football team playing in TAC Cup since 1993 based in Wangaratta. The team trains on WJ Findlay Oval. The team is coached by Darren Ogier. Guernsey colors are Black, Purple and Yellow, with black socks and black (home) or white (away) shorts.

The Bushrangers have produced some of the current elite Australian Football League players through the AFL Draft including Daniel Cross, Brett Deledio, Steve Johnson, Jarrad Waite, Kayne Pettifer, Justin Koschitzke, Hamish McIntosh, Barry Hall, Fraser Gehrig, Ben Mathews, Steven King, Robert Campbell, Alipate Carlile, David Mundy & Shannon Byrnes

Club history[edit]

Murray Bushrangers are based at Wangaratta, near the Victoria-NSW border and have been involved in the TAC Cup since 1993 when the competition added another four country teams.

Murray lost in the 2007 TAC Cup Grand Final to the Calder Cannons by 50 points, the only TAC Team of the Year representative for the year was Ben McEvoy. 2008 saw the Bushrangers dominate the entire TAC Cup season finishing 1st at season end and defeating the Dandenong Stingrays by 81 points in the 2008 grand final, midfielder-forward Steele Sidebottom had a game-high 32 possessions and booted 10.3 claiming best on ground honours.[1][2]

Statistical Record[edit]

  • Premiers: 1998, 2008
  • Runners up: 2003, 2007, 2016
  • Morrish Medallist: Derek Murray (1997), Farran Priest (2008) Clayton Oliver (2015)
  • Games Record Holder: Derek Murray (48 games)
  • Goals Record Holer: Adam Prior (85 Goals)
  • TAC CUP Coach Award Winners: -
  • Grand Final Best On Ground Medalist: Michael Stevens (1998), Steele Sidebottom (2008)

TAC Cup Team of the Year players[edit]


Rookie Draftees[edit]

  • 2016: Zach Sproule (Pre) James Cousins (46), Max Lynch (51)


  1. ^ Edmund, Sam (28 November 2008). "Grand Final demolition sets draft stage for Steele Sidebottom". Herald Sun. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Siragusa, Leonard (26 September 2008). "Steele stars in TAC Cup grand final". Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Caroline (24 March 2009);Tigers tossing up taking a gamble on rookie

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