HISTORY OF UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
The University of Queensland is the largest and most prestigious university in Queensland and the University of Queensland Rugby Football Club, for over 100 years, has had exclusive rights to run the game of Rugby Union at UQ. Over this time the Club has won the Brisbane Club Competition (Doherty Shield) and First Grade Premiership more times than any of its competitors.
In 2021, the Club beat GPS to win the First Grade Premiership to bring the overall total to 33.
2022 was another successful season both on and off the field, the Club secured the Doughty Shield Club Championship, which is awarded to the club securing the most points from all Grades, Colts and Women’s games across the season. 2022 saw 11 teams, 7 in the Final Series, 4 in Grand Finals and 1 Premiership (Colts 1).
The Club’s male and female players train and play on 3 magnificent grounds at UQ’s beautiful St Lucia campus.
The Club currently fields more Colts (U20) and Grade sides in the QRU competition than any of its competitors along with women’s 15’s and men and women’s 7 -a- side teams. During the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the Club took 58 players to Japan to play 3 Japanese Universities.
Through its affiliations with Junior Clubs – Taylor Bridge and Kenmore – the Club’s brand covers Junior Rugby. These clubs then form the Junior Heavies (U13-U16), providing a pathway for junior players to play club rugby at the home of UQ Rugby Club at St Lucia.