Thirroul Butchers

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Thirroul Butchers
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Club information
Full nameThirroul Rugby League Football Club
Nickname(s)The Butchers
Colours     Blue
     White
Founded1913
Current details
Ground(s)
CompetitionIllawarra Carlton League
Records
Premierships8 (1940, 1954, 1973, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2012)
Minor premiership4 (1987, 1995, 2003, 2008)

The Thirroul Butchers are an Australian rugby league football team based in Thirroul, a coastal town of the Illawarra region. The club was formed in 1913 and entered the Illawarra Rugby League, where it still competes today.

History[edit]

The Thirroul Butchers were established in 1913, entering the third season of the Illawarra Rugby League competition. On 20 May 1913 Thirroul (at the time also known as "The Blues") competed in their first premiership match, with a 13-3 loss to Unanderra. The team listed was: Dansfield, A. Lacey, E.Lacey, Hopkinson, Coulton, Grace, McDonald, Ryan, Moore, Green, Fraser, Schalel and Clarke.[1]

Players[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Leading Pointscores[edit]

Player Tries Goals Field Goals Points
John McCarthy 10 362 14 776
Bruce Smith 9 207 0 441
Lionel Wheatley 25 179 1 433
Mark Taylor 43 130 0 370
Ray Morgan 20 72 0 367
Shane Sciberras 11 154 0 356
Peter McGrath 1 163 0 329
Ron Wall 67 12 0 240
Bill Everett 5 98 1 211
Sean Minogue 12 74 0 197

Honours[edit]

1940, 1954, 1973, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2012
  • Illawarra Minor Premierships: 4
1987, 1995, 2003, 2008
  • CRL Challenge Cup:1
2003

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