Winfield State League

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Winfield State League
Sport Rugby league
Inaugural season 1982
Ceased 1995
Replaced by Queensland Cup
Country  Australia
Last premiers Rockhampton (1995)
Most titles Wynnum Manly Seagulls (4 titles)

The Winfield State League was a rugby league football competition in Queensland, Australia. It was administered by the Queensland Rugby League. The competition was formed in 1982 and ran until 1995, after which it was superseded by the Queensland Cup.

Formats[edit]

The Winfield State League was held in two different formats.

Club-based[edit]

In 1982 the competition involved the clubs from the Brisbane competition playing representative teams from throughout the state over seven rounds with one or more finals being played to determine the competition winner. This format remained largely intact until 1988 when it was determined that the results of Brisbane club matches would go towards the State League instead of separate matches being played.

The club-based format was completely scrapped in 1991, but reinstated in 1993. The number of country teams competing was dramatically increased in 1993.

Representative-based[edit]

In 1991 and 1992 the competition was wholly representative-based. In the place of the Brisbane clubs were two representative teams: the Brisbane Capitols and the Brisbane Metros. Representative teams from throughout Queensland continued to compete, in addition to a team from the Northern Territory.

Winfield State League grand final results[edit]

Season Grand Final Information Minor Premiers
Premiers Score Runner-Up Crowd
1982 Balmain colours.svg Easts Tigers 23–15 Redcliffe colours.svg Redcliffe Dolphins Redcliffe colours.svg Redcliffe Dolphins
1983 Valleys colours.svg Fortitude Valley Diehards 21–12 Balmain colours.svg Easts Tigers Balmain colours.svg Easts Tigers
1984 Wynnum-Manly Colours.svg Wynnum-Manly Seagulls 21–10 Western Suburbs colours.svg Souths Magpies Western Suburbs colours.svg Souths Magpies
1985 Wynnum-Manly Colours.svg Wynnum-Manly Seagulls 16–0 Brothers Colours.svg Past Brothers Wynnum-Manly Colours.svg Wynnum-Manly Seagulls
1986 Wynnum-Manly Colours.svg Wynnum-Manly Seagulls 46–10 Redcliffe colours.svg Redcliffe Dolphins Wynnum-Manly Colours.svg Wynnum-Manly Seagulls
1987 Wynnum-Manly Colours.svg Wynnum-Manly Seagulls 36–14 Redcliffe colours.svg Redcliffe Dolphins Brothers Colours.svg Past Brothers
1988 Valleys colours.svg Seagulls-Diehards 26–10 Balmain colours.svg Easts Tigers Balmain colours.svg Easts Tigers
1989 Balmain colours.svg Easts Tigers 30–4 QRL Central Division Valleys colours.svg Fortitude Valley Diehards
1990 Valleys colours.svg Fortitude Valley Diehards 34–26 Balmain colours.svg Easts Tigers Valleys colours.svg Fortitude Valley Diehards
1991 QRL Northern Division 44–30 QRL Central Division Brisbane Metros
1992 Brisbane Capitols 30–10 QRL Northern Division Brisbane Capitols
1993 Mackay Sea Eagles 18–12 Wests Panthers Colours.svg Wests Panthers
1994 Mackay Sea Eagles 34–14 Wests Panthers Colours.svg Wests Panthers
1995 Rockhampton 26–22 Gold Coast Vikings

Competing teams 1982 – 1995[edit]

Team Location Year Entered Year Left
Brisbane Metros Brisbane 1991 1992
Brisbane Capitols Brisbane 1991 1992
Brisbane-Ipswich Second Division Brisbane, Ipswich 1993
Brisbane Broncos Brisbane 1995
Bundaberg Grizzlies Bundaberg 1993
Burdekin-Whitsunday 1993
Callide Valley 1993
Cairns Cyclones Cairns 1995
Central Queensland Capras Rockhampton 1982 1992
Central Burnett 1993
Central Highlands 1993
Central West 1993
Easts Tigers Brisbane 1982, 1993 1991
Gladstone Gladstone 1993
Gold Coast Vikings Gold Coast 1982 1988
Gold Coast-Group 18 Gold Coast 1991
Herbert River 1993
Ipswich Jets Ipswich 1982 1991, 1993
Ipswich Diggers Ipswich 1994
Logan Scorpions Logan City 1988 1991, 1993
Mackay Sea Eagles Mackay 1993
Maryborough-Hervey Bay Marybourough, Hervey Bay 1993
Mount Isa Miners Mount Isa 1993
Norths Devils Brisbane 1982, 1993 1991
North Queensland Marlins Townsville 1982 1992
Northern Districts 1993
Northern Territory Darwin 1991 1993
Past Brothers Brisbane 1982, 1993 1991
Redcliffe Dolphins Redcliffe 1982, 1993 1991
Rockhampton Rockhampton 1993
Seagulls-Diehards Brisbane, Gold Coast 1988 1988
Souths Magpies Brisbane 1982, 1993 1991
South Burnett 1993
South West Mustangs 1993
South Queensland Crushers Brisbane 1995
Sunshine Coast Falcons Sunshine Coast 1993 1993
Sunshine Coast-Gympie Sunshine Coast, Gympie 1994
Toowoomba Clydesdales Toowoomba 1982 1993
Townsville Stingers Townsville 1993
Valleys Diehards Brisbane 1982, 1988, 1993 1987, 1991
Wests Panthers Brisbane 1982, 1993 1991
Wide Bay Bulls Maryborough 1983 1992
Wynnum-Manly Seagulls Brisbane 1982, 1993 1991

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