Tasmanian Rugby Union

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Not to be confused with Tasmanian Rugby League.
Tasmanian Rugby Union
TRU
Tasmanian Rugby Union logo.svg
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1933
ARU affiliation 1949
(founding member)
Website www.tasrugby.com.au

The Tasmanian Rugby Union, or TRU, is the governing body for the sport of rugby union within the state of Tasmania in Australia. It is a member and founding union of the Australian Rugby Union.

Currently, the Tasmanian Rugby Union holds a variety of competitions for males and females in several age groups and divisions.

The headquarters for the Tasmanian Rugby Union are at Rugby Park, Cornelian Bay, Tasmania. The TRU was established in 1933.

2015 Senior Men's competition[edit]

There are several teams competing in the club rugby divisions These are:

Defunct clubs[edit]

  • Associates
  • West Coast
  • Georgetown
  • Wellington
  • Port Dalrymple
  • Glen Dhu
  • Riverview
  • Williamsford
Tasmanian Rugby Union
Sport Rugby union
Number of teams 10
Holders Canterbury colours.svg Taroona Rugby Club Est. 1947 "The Penguins" (2016: 11th title)
Most titles

Western Suburbs colours.svg Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club Est.1935 "The Black Stags"

(10+ titles)

2015 Grand Final[edit]

The 2015 Tasmanian Rugby Union Senior Men's Grand Final was played out between the seasons minor premiers the "Taroona Rugby Club" and the "Devonport Rugby Club" at Rugby Park on 19 September 2015. The Devonport Bulls who had advanced to the final after a convincing home final win against the "Hobart Harlequins Rugby Union Club" were looking to defend their premiership title having won it against the "Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club" the year before. The game was played out in sunny conditions in front of a large crowd. The game ended with the Penguins taking out their 10th Premiership with the final score at 27-21.

Current Grounds[edit]

Premierships[edit]

Season Grand Final
Premiers
2016 Canterbury colours.svg Taroona Rugby Club
2015 Canterbury colours.svg Taroona Rugby Club
2014

     Devonport Rugby Club

2013 Quinscolours.svg Hobart Harlequins Rugby Union Club
2012 Canterbury colours.svg Taroona Rugby Club
2011

Western Suburbs colours.svg Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club

2010

Canterbury colours.svg Taroona Rugby Club

2009

New Zealand colours.svg Hobart Lions Rugby Club

2008

Western Suburbs colours.svg Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club

2007 Canterbury colours.svg Taroona Rugby Club
2006 North Queensland colours.svg Launceston Rugby Union Football Club
1995

Western Suburbs colours.svg Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club

1994

Western Suburbs colours.svg Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club

1993

Western Suburbs colours.svg Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club

1992

Western Suburbs colours.svg Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club

1991

Western Suburbs colours.svg Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club

1988 Quinscolours.svg Hobart Harlequins Rugby Union Club
1987 Canterbury colours.svg Taroona Rugby Club
1986 Canterbury colours.svg Taroona Rugby Club
1985

Western Suburbs colours.svg Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club

1983 Canterbury colours.svg Taroona Rugby Club
1982 Canterbury colours.svg Taroona Rugby Club
1981 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football Club Inc.
1979 Canterbury colours.svg Taroona Rugby Club
1976

Western Suburbs colours.svg Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club

1975

Western Suburbs colours.svg Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club

1974 Quinscolours.svg Hobart Harlequins Rugby Union Club
1973

Western Suburbs colours.svg Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club

1968 Canterbury colours.svg Taroona Rugby Club

Divisions[edit]

Rugby Union in Tasmania consists of the following divisions : Men's Seniors, Men's Reserves, Women's, Junior Under 18, Junior Under 16, Juniors Under 14. For more on Juniors Under 16s and 14 see Tasmanian Rugby Union Juniors

Women's Rugby[edit]

The Women’s Rugby competition in Tasmania concluded in 2009 due to lack of numbers. At this time Tasmania only had four teams in the women’s division, Devonport Rugby Club, Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football Club Inc., Taroona Rugby Club and Glenorchy Rugby Union Football Club.

The ladies who played where very passionate about the game of rugby

In 2015 Tasmania produced the first representative girls rugby sevens team. The under 17 age group team represented Tasmania in the graysonline.com Australian Sevens Development Tournament in Wagga Wagga. They will faced teams from Victoria, NSW, Queensland, ACT and Western Australia over two days. Although the team could not manage a win against more experienced opposition, they did manage a try in their first game.

This interest in the condensed version of the game has led to further development of a ladies competition in 2016 and 2017.

Representative teams[edit]

Jack Jumpers colours

The senior men's state representative side for the Tasmanian Rugby Union is the Tasmanian Jack Jumpers, named for the jack jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula), a species of venomous bull ant commonly found in Tasmania.

Junior representative sides exist for each of the Junior divisions.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notable Players[edit]