Queensland Rugby League Central Division

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Central Rugby League
Current season or competition:
47th Battalion Shield
Sport Rugby league
Formerly known as Central Rugby League
South West Rugby League
Wide Bay Rugby League
Instituted 2010
Country  Australia
Queensland
Related competition Northern Division
South-East Division

The Central Division of the Queensland Rugby League is responsible for the promotion, administration and facilitation of rugby league throughout most of regional Queensland. Regional areas include the Darling Downs, Wide Bay–Burnett, the South West, the Central West, and Fitzroy & Mackay.

The Division was formed in 2010 as part of an amalgamation between the then Central, South West and Wide Bay divisions. Shortly after the amalgamation three Regions of Central Rugby League were established. The Division's three Region's are the Capricorn Region responsible for the former Central Division, the South West Region responsible for the former South West Division, and the Wide Bay Region responsible for the former Wide Bay Division.

47th Battalion Shield[edit]

Like the Northern Division's "Foley Shield" or the South-East Division's "Bulimba Cup" the "47th Battalion Shield" is run as a regional Carnival and none of the teams are club teams, with the only exception being some of the Women's teams. It's traditional held over one weekend and normally at one Venue with mutable grounds to play on.

Carnival Compertition Rules
Period of Play:

  • Each match will be played in 2 × 25 minute halves with NO time off for injuries.
  • The referee may signal time off in the last 10 minutes of the 2nd half at his or her discretion.
  • A half-time break of 10 minutes will be allowed for all matches.

Players:

  • All competing squads will comprise a maximum of 25 people, including no more than 20 players.
  • All 20 players may play in any match on an unlimited interchange basis.
  • To be eligible to play at the Carnival, a player must have played in at least 1 Local League fixture match in the current season.
  • Any player whose name has appeared on the Match Report sheet for more than three (3) Queensland Cup matches in the current season is ineligible to play at the Carnival.
  • Each team must complete a Match Report sheet for each match it participates in.
  • A player must play in the same jersey number as the program in every match irrespective of position played. (replacement players take the jersey number in the program of the person they replaced).
  • An interchange player must report to a Touch Judge and must not enter the field of play until such time as the player he is interchanging has left the field.

Competition Points:

  • Points will be awarded for each match as follows
  • Win = 3 points
  • Draw = 1½ points
  • Loss = 0 points
  • Most points scored 1st half = 1 point
  • Most points scored 2nd half = 1 point
  • If a match is cancelled, each team will be awarded 2½ points.

If teams are tied on points at the conclusion of all matches, their final standings will be determined as follows:

  • (i) Most wins, then (if equal)
  • (ii) Points For and Against, then (if equal)
  • (iii) Most tries scored, then (if equal)
  • (iv) Least penalties incurred

General:

  • All matches will be played in accordance with the International Laws of the Game, the ARL On-Field Policy, and any other such Rules as might apply.
  • Player misconduct during the course of the Carnival will be dealt with forthwith by a Judiciary Tribunal comprising 3 independent persons. QRL Rules 33-64 apply except that the time limitations stated in Rules 44 and 45 shall be suspended.[1]

Capricorn Region[edit]

The Capricorn Region of the Queensland Rugby League Central Division is responsible for administering the game of rugby league in the Central area of Queensland under the QRL. Formally known as the Central Division until 2010 when it was amalgamated with the South West & Wide Bay divisions to form the current Central Division.

The Region's boundaries take in Miriam Vale and Gladstone to the south, out to Winton in the west and north to Moranbah. There are 3150 players in this region, playing for 25 senior clubs and 32 junior clubs. The Division has four senior Local Leagues. Additionally, Central Region club, Moura, played in the Central Burnett competition until recently becoming defunct. Another Club, Tambo, plays in the Western League competition in the South West Region.

Central Division Team of the Century (1908-2008)
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

  • Not named



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


Notice: The names listed in the brackets above represent the league the player was from and not the club(s) the player was from. No Coach or Captain was named. Had to play at senior level (excludes Central Division Juniors such as Jason Hetherington who left before senior level).

Callide-Dawson Junior Rugby League[edit]

Central Highlands Rugby League[edit]

Noticeable Defunct Clubs: Alpha Brumbies (2004); Bunyip (1997); Capella Roadrunners (2006); Gemfields Giants (2009); Peak Downs Pirates (2014 - Premierships: 2011, 2012).

Central Highlands Junior Rugby League

Noticeable Defunct Clubs: Moranbah Miners (2012).

Central West Rugby League[edit]

Central West Junior Rugby League

Gladstone District Rugby League[edit]

Noticeable Former Cubs: Biloela (2012); Miriam Vale (1968).

Gladstone District Junior Rugby League

Rockhampton District Rugby League[edit]

Rockhampton District Junior Rugby League

South West Region[edit]

The South West Region of the Queensland Rugby League Central Division is responsible for administering the game of rugby league in the Southern area of Queensland under the QRL. Formally known as the South West Division until 2010 when it was amalgamated with the Central & Wide Bay divisions to form the current Central Division.

It is also responsible for the Toowoomba Clydesdales team who use to compete in the Queensland Cup, and the Toowoomba Fillies women's Rugby League team. The representative side, South West Mustangs, currently wear Blue, Gold and White jerseys.

South West Division Team of the Century (1908-2008) [2]
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


Notice: The names listed in the brackets above represent the league the player was from and not the club(s) the player was from. No Captain was named.

Balonne-Barwon Junior Rugby League[edit]

  • Dirranbandi
  • Lightning Ridge
  • Mungindi
  • St George

Border Rugby League[edit]

  • Goondiwindi
  • Inglewood
  • Killarney
  • Stanthorpe
  • Texas
  • Wallangarra
  • Warwick

Roma District Rugby League[edit]

  • Chinchilla Bulldogs
  • Roma Cities Gladiators
  • Miles Devils
  • Mitchell Magpies
  • St George Dragons
  • Wallumbilla-Surat Red Bulls

Toowoomba Rugby League[edit]

  • Brothers
  • Dalby
  • Gatton
  • Highfields
  • Oakey
  • Pittsworth
  • Souths
  • Valleys
  • Warwick
  • Wattles

Toowoomba Junior Rugby League

  • All Whites
  • Dalby
  • Gatton
  • Newtown
  • Oakey
  • Pittsworth
  • Southern Suburbs
  • Toowoomba Valleys
  • Highfields & District

Warwick & District Junior Rugby League[edit]

  • Border Bears
  • Collegians
  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Goondiwindi
  • Inglewood
  • Millmerran
  • Stanthorpe
  • Wattles

Western Rugby League[edit]

  • Augathella
  • Charleville
  • Cunnamulla
  • Quilpie

Western Junior Rugby League

  • Augathella
  • Charleville
  • Cunnamulla
  • Quilpie

Wide Bay Region[edit]

The Wide Bay Region of the Queensland Rugby League Central Division is responsible for administering the game of rugby league in the Wide Bay area of Queensland under the QRL. Formally known as the Wide Bay Division until 2010 when it was amalgamated with the Central & South West divisions to form the current Central Division.

The Wide Bay Bulls had previously represented the division in the 1980s and 1990s in the Winfield State League. At that time they wore Mustard and Dark Brown jerseys. They currently wear Red, Black and White jerseys.

Wide Bay Division Team of the Century (1908-2008) [3]
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


Notice: The names listed in the brackets above represent the league the player was from and not the club(s) the player was from.

Bundaberg Rugby League[edit]

Bundaberg Junior Rugby League

Central Burnett Rugby League[edit]

Fraser Coast Rugby League[edit]

Fraser Coast Junior Rugby League

Northern Districts Rugby League[edit]

South Burnett Rugby League[edit]

South Burnett Junior Rugby League

Sunshine Coast-Gympie Rugby League[edit]

Sunshine Coast Junior Rugby League

  • Beachmere
  • Beerwah & District Bulldogs
  • Bribie Island & District
  • Caboolture Snakes
  • Caloundra Sharks
  • Coolum Beach Colts
  • Gympie Devils
  • Kawana Dolphins
  • Maroochydore Swans
  • Nambour Crushers
  • Noosa District Pirates
  • Palmwoods Western District
  • Stanley Rivers JRLFC

Major Venues[edit]

See also[edit]

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