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 Asteron Life Super Rugby or other professional rugby competitions.
The 2014 Competition involves nine clubs in total, eight from the Brisbane region as well as Bond University from the Gold Coast. Premier Rugby also encapsulates the Premier Colts division, for players aged 19 and under, as well as Premier Reserve grade.
Easts Tigers were the 2013 Champions, claiming the Hospital cup in front of near 9000 fans at Ballymore, defeating minor Premiers GPS 27-22 . University won the Doughty shield (QRU Club Championship) for the fourth year running after strong performances throughout the grades including taking out two of three Colts competitions.
The participating clubs and regions in the Queensland Premier Rugby Competition are:
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 Gold Coast Bulletin and online at Green n' Gold Rugby.
Queensland Rugby also produces a weekly Queensland Premier Rugby digital program, the Queensland Premier Rugby Weekly, which is released every week ahead of the upcoming round. There is also a weekly highlights show produced, The Queensland Premier Rugby Wrap, which can be seen on Queensland Rugby's YouTube channel.
Referee appointments can be found at this link.
> Download Queensland Premier Rugby Competition rules
> Download Ground Locations
19 DECEMBER 2014