Queensland Premier Rugby Weekly
Queensland Premier Rugby evolved out of the Brisbane club competition and was created by players, administrators, referees and coaches to expand and improve the top level of Queensland non-professional rugby.
Queensland Premier Rugby provides a stepping stone to Super Rugby or other professional rugby competitions.
The 2013 Competition involves ten clubs in total, eight from the Brisbane region as well as two teams from the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
University were the 2012 Champions claiming the Hospital cup in spectacular fashion over defending premiers Sunnybank. University also won the Doughty shield (QRU Club Championship) for the third year running after strong performances throughout the grades including taking out all three Colts compeitions.
The participating clubs and regions in the Queensland Premier Rugby Competition are:
Gold Coast Breakers Sunshine Coast RU
As part of Queensland Rugby's celebration of it's 130th anniversary, Premier Rugby heritage will also be celebrated in the form of a Heritage Round for each club which will give each individual club the chance to showcase their history and pay tribute to their past.
In future, teams from other Rugby regions may also join the competition, thus encouraging the pursuit of Rugby excellence across the state, not just confining it to one corner.
Some Premier Rugby players aspire to play professionally in the future, either in Australia or overseas, while others just want to be the best Rugby players they can be, without making it their career.
They may not yet be household names, but all are talented and committed and play the game to win.
Contracted players are not excluded from the Queensland Premier Rugby competition, but neither is it dependent on them for success.
Premier Rugby is played by Rugby's “local heroes” at local grounds, where the local Under 6s can watch and learn from these elite players at close quarters - and then get their autograph after the game.
Weekly news about Queensland Premier Rugby can be found in The Courier-Mail (online at http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/rugbyunion/), Brisbane Times, Quest local newspapers, the Sunshine Coast Daily and Gold Coast Bulletin and online at Green n' Gold Rugby
Referee appointments can be found at this link.
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