ACTRU Premier Division

The ACTRU Premier Division is a rugby union club competition based in Canberra, Australia, and conducted by the region's governing body, the ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union. It contains four Senior Grades of competition plus Colts, and is competed by the seven ACT Premier Division clubs, plus ADFA, which fields teams in Colts and 3rd Grade only. First Grade teams compete for the John I Dent Cup. The silver cup, which was first played for in 1938,[1][2] was a gift to the union by the pastoralist John I Dent.[1] The competition finals are now held at Viking Park.[3]

ACTRU Premier Division
SportRugby Union
Founded1973
No. of teams7
CountryAustralia
Most recent
champion(s)
Canberra Royals
Most titlesCanberra Royals
Official websiteWebsite

Premier Division clubsEdit

Team City/Suburb/Town Home Ground
  Canberra Royals Canberra Canberra Rugby Club
  Gungahlin Eagles Gungahlin Gungahlin Enclosed Oval
  Penrith Emus Penrith, Sydney Penrith Rugby Club
  Queanbeyan Whites Queanbeyan Queanbeyan Rugby Club
  Tuggeranong Vikings Tuggeranong Viking Park
  Uni-Norths Owls Australian National University University Oval
  Wests Lions Belconnen Wests Rugby Club

John I Dent Cup winnersEdit

Year Premiers[3]
2021 Cancelled due to COVID-19 impact. Tuggeranong Vikings were minor premiers.[4]
2020   Canberra Royals
2019   Canberra Royals
2018   Tuggeranong Vikings
2017   Canberra Royals
2016   Tuggeranong Vikings
2015   Canberra Royals
2014   Tuggeranong Vikings
2013   Tuggeranong Vikings
2012   Tuggeranong Vikings
2011   Tuggeranong Vikings
2010   Queanbeyan Whites
2009   Tuggeranong Vikings
2008   Queanbeyan Whites
2007   Queanbeyan Whites
2006   Tuggeranong Vikings
2005   Wests Lions
2004   Tuggeranong Vikings
2003   Gungahlin Eagles
2002   Wests Lions
2001   Wests Lions
2000   Wests Lions
1999   Tuggeranong Vikings
1998   Tuggeranong Vikings
1997   Tuggeranong Vikings
1996   Wests Lions
1995   Tuggeranong Vikings
1994   Tuggeranong Vikings
1993   Wests Lions
1992   ANU
1991   Canberra Royals
1990   Canberra Royals
1990   Canberra Royals
1989   Canberra Royals
1988   Canberra Royals
1987   Canberra Royals
1986   Daramalan
1985   Canberra Royals
1984   Daramalan
1983   Queanbeyan Whites
1982   Queanbeyan Whites
1981   Queanbeyan Whites
1980   Canberra Royals
Year Premiers[3]
1979   Canberra Royals
1978   Wests Lions
1977   Canberra Royals
1976   Wests Lions
1975   Wests Lions
1974   Wests Lions
1973   Wests Lions
1972   Northern Suburbs
1971   Northern Suburbs
1970   Wests Lions
1969   Wests Lions
1968   Canberra Royals
1967   Northern Suburbs
1966   Canberra Royals
1965   Canberra Royals
1964   Canberra Royals
1963   Northern Suburbs
1962   RMC
1961   RMC
1960   RMC
1959   Queanbeyan Whites
1958   Canberra Royals
1957   Canberra Royals
1956   Northern Suburbs
1955   RMC
1954   Canberra Royals
1953   RMC
1952   RMC
1951   RMC
1950   RMC No. 2[5]
1949   RMC
1948   RMC &   Northern Suburbs
1947   Eastern Suburbs
1946   RMC
1945   RMC
1944   RMC
1943   RMC
1942   RMC
1941   Eastern Suburbs &   RMC
1940   Northern Suburbs
1939   Royal Military College (RMC)
1938   Royal Military College (RMC)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Club Control – Rugby Union By-Laws". The Canberra Times. 23 March 1938. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Norths' Annual Meeting". The Canberra Times. 27 January 1939. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "John I Dent Cup". Vikings Rugby. 2014. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  4. ^ "2021 Callida Consulting John I Dent Cup season cancelled due to ACT lockdown". Brumbies Rugby. 15 September 2021. Archived from the original on 15 September 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021. With the cancellation of the remainder of the season, the 83-year-old John I Dent Cup will not be awarded for the first time since 1944.
  5. ^ "Dent Cup prepares to move yet again". The Canberra Times. 17 September 1993. Retrieved 27 December 2014.

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