About University of Qld Rugby Club
The University of Queensland Rugby Football Club, although recently incorporated, was founded in 1911. Since then the Club has seen several thousands of young men and women enjoy the game of Rugby and develop many friendships.
The Club is the most successful Brisbane Club having won 26 First Grade Premierships throughout its decorated past and has recently won its 8th consecutive Doughty Shield (Club championship across all grades).
The University of Queensland Rugby Club provides an environment where excellence and academic achievements are encouraged and extolled. Throughout the years, the Club has established a proud Rugby tradition of great camaraderie, mateship and enjoyment which has significantly contributed to its ongoing success both on and off the field.
Many of the Club’s players have been rewarded with representative honours whilst others have further contributed to the game as coaches, managers or administrators. More than 210 University players have represented Queensland with 60 having been selected for Australia (ten as captain).
– Wallaby Captains: Stephen Moore, James Horwill, Nathan Sharpe, Michael Lynagh, Geoffrey Shaw, Mark Loane, Charles Wilson, Keith Winning, Vayro Wilson and James Clark.
In terms of elite coaches, the following have represented the Club at the highest level:
– Wallaby coaches: Bob Templeton and Jake Howard
– Queensland coaches: Mark McBain and Jeff Miller
– Other Super 15 coaches: David Nucifora and Nick Stiles
The Club is located on The University of Queensland St Lucia campus where is has its own Clubhouse and the use of three illuminated fields. The Club is administered by a committee of honorary members who are assisted by full time staff and coaches.