Australian rugby league premiers

  (Redirected from List of NRL Premiers)

For a list of premiers and grand finals of the NRL and its predecessors, see List of National Rugby League Premiers. For a list of Brisbane Rugby League premiers during its time as a top tier competition, see Brisbane Rugby League premiership.

Australian rugby league premiers
Founded
1908
Country
 Australia
 New Zealand
Editions completed
Number of teams
16
Current premiers
Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers (3rd title)
Most titles won
(NSWRL/NRL) South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney
(21 times)

(BRL) Valleys colours.svg Fortitude Valley
(23 titles)

The Australian rugby league premiers are the winners of the top grade competition in Australian rugby league, which is currently the National Rugby League.

HistoryEdit

 
The 1910 New South Wales team was the "first to come north"
 
Queensland state team, 1931

From 1905 the states of Queensland and New South Wales were beginning to create Rugby League competitions, using the rules created in Northern England as a break-away game from Rugby Union.

The first season of rugby league in New South Wales was held in 1908 and was run by the New South Wales Rugby Football League. Queensland Rugby League was established in 1908 also; they ran their inaugural senior season in 1909. Both states ran parallel state competitions from that time. The game was adopted in both states in order to break away from the amateur rugby union competitions that existed at the time. The players had fallen out of heart with the administration of that game due to increased revenue from the game not being reflected in player allotments. At the end of the 1908 NSW season, South Sydney became the first team to win the New South Wales premiership. The Fortitude Valley Diehards, then known as Valleys, won the inaugural senior Queensland Rugby league season in 1909.

The New South Wales Rugby League and Brisbane Rugby League competitions ran parallel to each other for nearly the entire 20th century, with interstate competitions held annually. However, due to these competitions being mainly between state representative sides, apart from a few NSWRL premier v BRL premier competitions held in the 1920s, there was often no way to determine a national premier.

After 19 years of interstate-era dominance by New South Wales, the advent of State of Origin football in 1980 led to increased nationalisation of rugby league in Australia. After a failed proposal to play the first ever "National Championship" game in 1984 between the highly fancied BRL premier Wynnum-Manly Seagulls and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs of the NSWRL, it was decided that the Queensland Rugby League should form a team in 1986 to enter the NSWRL premiership. While the QRL slowly looked to create their own team, a private bid from the Brisbane Broncos consortium won the licence and the team entered the NSWRL in 1988. As a result, the standard of the Brisbane Rugby League decreased, and no BRL player was picked to represent Queensland or Australia afterwards; at this point most historians agree that the NSWRL became the premier competition nationwide.

Although the BRL was also a first-class competition, similar to Australian Rules Football, where the Australian Football League which evolved from the Victorian Football League keeps VFL statistics back to 1897 as its own history but considers South Australia's SANFL and Western Australia's WAFL as separate competitions, the National Rugby League counts the history of the NSWRL Premiership as its own but considers the Brisbane Rugby League separate. Therefore BRL champions are considered Australian Rugby League premiers but are not NRL premiers.

Starting from 1995, the New South Wales competition began to call itself the Australian Rugby League. In 1997, an actual national competition was created by News Limited known as Super League, this was formed and run alongside the New South Wales and Queensland state premierships, a number of New South Wales competition teams being promoted to it. Later that year, an agreement was made between Super League and the New South Wales competition, following massive financial loss to both parties, to merge into a new National competition, known as the National Rugby League.

South Sydney, with 20 New South Wales State titles, have been crowned New South Wales premiers more times than any other team. Fortitude Valley Diehards won the Queensland competition 23 times during its period as a first class competition, giving them the most first-class titles in Australian rugby league. They are followed by St. George with 15 premierships, including a record 11 New South Wales premierships in a row between 1956 and 1966. At the opposite end of the spectrum, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks took nearly 50 years to win their maiden premiership in 2016 - longer than any other club in the history of the game (Parramatta's maiden premiership came in its 35th season in 1981).

There are 2 clubs currently playing in the National Rugby League that are yet to win a premiership; New Zealand Warriors and Gold Coast Titans.

Since 1908, counting the NRL and some of its predecessors (including the 1997 Super League Season), the following sides are a few who have never won a premiership:

All BRL teams except the Ipswich Jets won a premiership during its time as a top level competition.

List of NSWRL/ARL/SL/NRL PremiershipsEdit

SeasonsEdit

Season Premiers Score Runners-up Minor Premiers Wooden Spoon
New South Wales Rugby League
1908   South Sydney 14 – 12   Eastern Suburbs   South Sydney   Cumberland
1909   South Sydney (2) No Grand Final   Balmain   South Sydney (2)   Western Suburbs
1910   Newtown 4 – 4   South Sydney   Newtown   Western Suburbs (2)
1911   Eastern Suburbs 11 – 8   Glebe   Glebe   Balmain
1912   Eastern Suburbs (2) No Grand Final   Glebe   Eastern Suburbs   Western Suburbs (3)
1913   Eastern Suburbs (3) No Grand Final   Newtown   Eastern Suburbs (2)   Western Suburbs (4)
1914   South Sydney (3) No Grand Final   Newtown   South Sydney (3)   Annandale
1915   Balmain No Grand Final   Glebe   Balmain   North Sydney
1916   Balmain (2) 5 – 3   South Sydney   Balmain (2)   Western Suburbs (5)
1917   Balmain (3) No Grand Final   South Sydney   Balmain (3)   North Sydney (2)
1918   South Sydney (4) No Grand Final   Western Suburbs   South Sydney (4)   Annandale (2)
1919   Balmain (4) No Grand Final   Eastern Suburbs   Balmain (4)   North Sydney (3)
1920   Balmain (5) No Grand Final   South Sydney   Balmain (5)   Annandale (3)
1921   North Sydney No Grand Final   Eastern Suburbs   North Sydney   Sydney University
1922   North Sydney (2) 35 – 3   Glebe   North Sydney (2)   St George
1923   Eastern Suburbs (4) 15 – 12   South Sydney   Eastern Suburbs (3)   Sydney University (2)
1924   Balmain (6) 3 – 0   South Sydney   Balmain (6)   Newtown
1925   South Sydney (5) No Grand Final   Western Suburbs   South Sydney (5)   Newtown (2)
1926   South Sydney (6) 11 – 5   Sydney University   South Sydney (6)   St George (2)
1927   South Sydney (7) 20 – 11   St. George   South Sydney (7)   Sydney University (3)
1928   South Sydney (8) 26 – 5   Eastern Suburbs   St. George   Newtown (3)
1929   South Sydney (9) 30 – 10   Newtown   South Sydney (8)   Sydney University (4)
1930   Western Suburbs 27 – 2   St. George   Western Suburbs   Sydney University (5)
1931   South Sydney (10) 12 – 7   Eastern Suburbs   Eastern Suburbs (4)   Sydney University (6)
1932   South Sydney (11) 19 – 12   Western Suburbs   South Sydney (9)   North Sydney (4)
1933   Newtown (2) 18 – 5   St. George   Newtown (2)   Western Suburbs (6)
1934   Western Suburbs (2) 15 – 12   Eastern Suburbs   Eastern Suburbs (5)   Sydney University (7)
1935   Eastern Suburbs (5) 19 – 3   South Sydney   Eastern Suburbs (6)   Sydney University (8)
1936   Eastern Suburbs (6) 32 – 12   Balmain   Eastern Suburbs (7)   Sydney University (9)
1937   Eastern Suburbs (7) No Grand Final   South Sydney   Eastern Suburbs (8)   Sydney University (10)
1938   Canterbury 19 – 6   Eastern Suburbs   Canterbury   St George (3)
1939   Balmain (7) 33 – 4   South Sydney   Balmain (7)   Newtown (4)
1940   Eastern Suburbs (8) 24 – 14   Canterbury   Eastern Suburbs (9)   Western Suburbs (7)
1941   St. George 31 – 14   Eastern Suburbs   Eastern Suburbs (10)   North Sydney (5)
1942   Canterbury (2) 11 – 9   St. George   Canterbury (2)   Western Suburbs (8)
1943   Newtown (3) 34 – 7   North Sydney   Newtown (3)   Canterbury
1944   Balmain (8) 12 – 8   Newtown   Newtown (4)   Canterbury (2)
1945   Eastern Suburbs (9) 22 – 18   Balmain   Eastern Suburbs (11)   South Sydney
1946   Balmain (9) 13 – 12   St. George   St. George (2)   South Sydney (2)
1947   Balmain (10) 13 – 9   Canterbury   Canterbury (3)   Parramatta
1948   Western Suburbs (3) 8 – 5   Balmain   Western Suburbs (2)   North Sydney (6)
1949   St. George (2) 19 – 12   South Sydney   South Sydney (10)   Eastern Suburbs
1950   South Sydney (12) 21 – 15   Western Suburbs   South Sydney (11)   North Sydney (7)
1951   South Sydney (13) 42 – 14   Manly Sea Eagles   South Sydney (12)   North Sydney (8)
1952   Western Suburbs (4) 22 – 12   South Sydney   Western Suburbs (3)   Parramatta (2)
1953   South Sydney Rabbitohs (14) 31 – 12   St. George Dragons   South Sydney Rabbitohs (13)   Western Suburbs Magpies (9)
1954   South Sydney Rabbitohs (15) 23 – 15   Newtown   Newtown (5)   Parramatta Eels (3)
1955   South Sydney Rabbitohs (16) 12 – 11   Newtown   Newtown (6)   Western Suburbs Magpies (10)
1956   St. George Dragons (3) 18 – 12   Balmain Tigers   St George Dragons (3)   Parramatta Eels (4)
1957   St. George Dragons (4) 31 – 9   Manly Sea Eagles   St George Dragons (4)   Parramatta Eels (5)
1958   St. George Dragons (5) 20 – 9   Western Suburbs Magpies   St George Dragons (5)   Parramatta Eels (6)
1959   St. George Dragons (6) 20 – 0   Manly Sea Eagles   St George Dragons (6)   Parramatta Eels (7)
1960   St. George Dragons (7) 31 – 6   Eastern Suburbs Roosters   St George Dragons (7)   Parramatta Eels (8)
1961   St. George Dragons (8) 22 – 0   Western Suburbs Magpies   Western Suburbs Magpies (4)   Parramatta Eels (9)
1962   St. George Dragons (9) 9 – 6   Western Suburbs Magpies   St George Dragons (8)   South Sydney Rabbitohs (3)
1963   St. George Dragons (10) 8 – 3   Western Suburbs Magpies   St George Dragons (9)   Eastern Suburbs Roosters (2)
1964   St. George Dragons (11) 11 – 6   Balmain Tigers   St George Dragons (10)   Canterbury Bulldogs (3)
1965   St. George Dragons (12) 12 – 8   South Sydney Rabbitohs   St George Dragons (11)   Eastern Suburbs Roosters (3)
1966   St. George Dragons (13) 23 – 4   Balmain Tigers   St George Dragons (12)   Eastern Suburbs Roosters (4)
1967   South Sydney Rabbitohs (17) 12 – 10   Canterbury Bulldogs   St George Dragons (13)   Cronulla Sharks
1968   South Sydney Rabbitohs (18) 13 – 9   Manly Sea Eagles   South Sydney Rabbitohs (14)   Newtown (5)
1969   Balmain Tigers (11) 11 – 2   South Sydney Rabbitohs   South Sydney Rabbitohs (15)   Cronulla Sharks (2)
1970   South Sydney Rabbitohs (19) 23 – 12   Manly Sea Eagles   South Sydney Rabbitohs (16)   Parramatta Eels (10)
1971   South Sydney Rabbitohs (20) 16 – 10   St. George Dragons   Manly Sea Eagles   Western Suburbs Magpies (11)
1972   Manly Sea Eagles 19 – 14   Eastern Suburbs Roosters   Manly Sea Eagles (2)   Parramatta Eels (11)
1973   Manly Sea Eagles (2) 10 – 7   Cronulla Sharks   Manly Sea Eagles (3)   Penrith Panthers
1974   Eastern Suburbs Roosters (10) 19 – 4   Canterbury Bulldogs   Eastern Suburbs Roosters (12)   Balmain Tigers (2)
1975   Eastern Suburbs Roosters (11) 38 – 0   St. George Dragons   Eastern Suburbs Roosters (13)   South Sydney Rabbitohs (4)
1976   Manly Sea Eagles (3) 13 – 10   Parramatta Eels   Manly Sea Eagles (4)   Newtown Jets (6)
1977   St. George Dragons 9 – 9   Parramatta Eels   Parramatta Eels   Newtown Jets (7)
  St. George Dragons (14) 22 – 0   Parramatta Eels
1978   Manly Sea Eagles 11 – 11   Cronulla Sharks   Western Suburbs Magpies (5)   Newtown Jets (8)
  Manly Sea Eagles (4) 16 – 0   Cronulla Sharks
1979   St. George Dragons (15) 17 – 13   Canterbury Bulldogs   St George Dragons (14)   North Sydney Bears (9)
1980   Canterbury Bulldogs (3) 18 – 4   Eastern Suburbs Roosters   Eastern Suburbs Roosters (14)   Penrith Panthers (2)
1981   Parramatta Eels 20 – 11   Newtown Jets   Eastern Suburbs Roosters (15)   Western Suburbs Magpies (12)
1982   Parramatta Eels (2) 21 – 8   Manly Sea Eagles   Parramatta Eels (2)   Canberra Raiders
1983   Parramatta Eels (3) 18 – 6   Manly Sea Eagles   Manly Sea Eagles (5)   Western Suburbs Magpies (12)
1984   Canterbury Bulldogs (4) 6 – 4   Parramatta Eels   Canterbury Bulldogs (4)   Western Suburbs Magpies (13)
1985   Canterbury Bulldogs (5) 7 – 6   St. George Dragons   St George Dragons (15)   Illawarra Steelers
1986   Parramatta Eels (4) 4 – 2   Canterbury Bulldogs   Parramatta Eels (3)   Illawarra Steelers (2)
1987   Manly Sea Eagles (5) 18 – 8   Canberra Raiders   Manly Sea Eagles (6)   Western Suburbs Magpies (14)
1988   Canterbury Bulldogs (6) 24 – 12   Balmain Tigers   Cronulla Sharks   Western Suburbs Magpies (15)
1989   Canberra Raiders 19 – 14   Balmain Tigers   South Sydney Rabbitohs (17)   Illawarra Steelers (3)
1990   Canberra Raiders (2) 18 – 14   Penrith Panthers   Canberra Raiders   South Sydney Rabbitohs (5)
1991   Penrith Panthers 19 – 12   Canberra Raiders   Penrith Panthers   Gold Coast
1992   Brisbane Broncos 28 – 8   St. George Dragons   Brisbane Broncos   Gold Coast (2)
1993   Brisbane Broncos (2) 14 – 6   St. George Dragons   Canterbury Bulldogs (5)   Gold Coast (3)
1994   Canberra Raiders (3) 36 – 12   Canterbury Bulldogs   Canterbury Bulldogs (6)   Balmain Tigers (4)
Australian Rugby League
1995   Sydney Bulldogs (7) 17 – 4   Manly Sea Eagles   Manly Sea Eagles (7)   North Queensland Cowboys
1996   Manly Sea Eagles (6) 20 – 8   St. George Dragons   Manly Sea Eagles (8)   South Queensland Crushers
1997   Newcastle Knights 22 – 16   Manly Sea Eagles   Manly Sea Eagles (9)   South Queensland Crushers (2)
Super League
1997   Brisbane Broncos (3) 26 – 8   Cronulla Sharks   Brisbane Broncos (2)   North Queensland Cowboys (2)
National Rugby League
1998   Brisbane Broncos (4) 38 – 12   Canterbury Bulldogs   Brisbane Broncos (3)   Western Suburbs Magpies (16)
1999   Melbourne Storm 20 – 18   St. George Illawarra Dragons   Cronulla Sharks (2)   Western Suburbs Magpies (17)
2000   Brisbane Broncos (5) 14 – 6   Sydney Roosters   Brisbane Broncos (4)   North Queensland Cowboys (3)
2001   Newcastle Knights (2) 30 – 24   Parramatta Eels   Parramatta Eels (4)   Penrith Panthers (3)
2002   Sydney Roosters (12) 30 – 8   New Zealand Warriors   New Zealand Warriors   Canterbury Bulldogs (4)
2003   Penrith Panthers (2) 18 – 6   Sydney Roosters   Penrith Panthers (2)   South Sydney Rabbitohs (6)
2004   Canterbury Bulldogs (8) 16 – 13   Sydney Roosters   Sydney Roosters (16)   South Sydney Rabbitohs (7)
2005   Wests Tigers 30 – 16   North Queensland Cowboys   Parramatta Eels (5)   Newcastle Knights
2006   Brisbane Broncos (6) 15 – 8   Melbourne Storm   Melbourne Storm1   South Sydney Rabbitohs (8)
2007   Melbourne Storm1 34 – 8   Manly Sea Eagles   Melbourne Storm1   Penrith Panthers (4)
2008   Manly Sea Eagles (7) 40 – 0   Melbourne Storm   Melbourne Storm1   Bulldogs (5)
2009   Melbourne Storm1 23 – 16   Parramatta Eels   St George Illawarra Dragons   Sydney Roosters (5)
2010   St. George Illawarra Dragons 32 – 8   Sydney Roosters   St George Illawarra Dragons (2)   Melbourne Storm1
2011   Manly Sea Eagles (8) 24 – 10   New Zealand Warriors   Melbourne Storm   Gold Coast Titans
2012   Melbourne Storm (2) 14 – 4   Canterbury Bulldogs   Canterbury Bulldogs (7)   Parramatta Eels (12)
2013   Sydney Roosters (13) 26 – 18   Manly Sea Eagles   Sydney Roosters (17)   Parramatta Eels (13)
2014   South Sydney Rabbitohs (21) 30 – 6   Canterbury Bulldogs   Sydney Roosters (18)   Cronulla Sharks (3)
2015   North Queensland Cowboys 17 – 16   Brisbane Broncos   Sydney Roosters (19)   Newcastle Knights (2)
2016   Cronulla Sharks 14 – 12   Melbourne Storm   Melbourne Storm (2)   Newcastle Knights (3)
2017   Melbourne Storm (3) 34 – 6   North Queensland Cowboys   Melbourne Storm (3)   Newcastle Knights (4)
2018   Sydney Roosters (14) 21 – 6   Melbourne Storm   Sydney Roosters (20)   Parramatta Eels (14)
2019   Sydney Roosters (15) 14 – 8   Canberra Raiders   Melbourne Storm (4)   Gold Coast Titans (2)
2020   Melbourne Storm (4) 26 – 20   Penrith Panthers   Penrith Panthers (3)   Brisbane Broncos
2021   Penrith Panthers (3) 14 - 12   South Sydney Rabbitohs (14)   Melbourne Storm (5)   Canterbury Bulldogs (6)

1 The Melbourne Storm were stripped of these titles due to gross long-term salary cap breaches. They also received 0 points in 2010 due to these breaches.

Premiership performances by teamEdit

- *Denotes no grand final played

Team Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
  South Sydney Rabbitohs 21 (17) 14 (11) 1908, 1909*, 1914*, 1918*, 1925*, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931,

1932, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 2014

1910, 1916, 1917*, 1920*, 1923, 1924, 1935, 1937*, 1939, 1949,

1952, 1965, 1969, 2021

  Sydney/Eastern Suburbs Roosters 15 (12) 15 (13) 1911, 1912*, 1913*, 1923, 1935, 1936, 1937*, 1940, 1945, 1974,

1975, 2002, 2013, 2018, 2019

1908, 1919*, 1921*, 1928, 1931, 1934, 1938, 1941, 1960, 1972,

1980, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2010

  St George Dragons 15 12 1941, 1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963,

1964, 1965, 1966, 1977, 1979

1927, 1930, 1933, 1942, 1946, 1953, 1971, 1975, 1985, 1992,

1993, 1996

  Balmain Tigers 11 (7) 9 (8) 1915*, 1916, 1917*, 1919*, 1920*, 1924, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1947,

1969

1909*, 1936, 1945, 1948, 1956, 1964, 1966, 1988, 1989
  Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 8 11 1972, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1987, 1996, 2008, 2011 1951, 1957, 1959, 1968, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1995, 1997, 2007,

2013

  Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8 10 1938, 1942, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1995, 2004 1940, 1947, 1967, 1974, 1979, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2012, 2014
  Brisbane Broncos 6 1 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006 2015
  Western Suburbs Magpies 4 8 (6) 1930, 1934, 1948, 1952 1918*, 1925*, 1932, 1950, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963
  Parramatta Eels 4 5 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986 1976, 1977, 1984, 2001, 2009
  Melbourne Storm 4 4 1999, 2012, 2017, 2020 2006, 2008, 2016, 2018
  Newtown Jets 3 7 (5) 1910, 1933, 1943 1913*, 1914*, 1929, 1944, 1954, 1955, 1981
  Canberra Raiders 3 3 1989, 1990, 1994 1987, 1991, 2019
  Penrith Panthers 3 2 1991, 2003, 2021 1990, 2020
  North Sydney Bears 2 (1) 1 1921*, 1922 1943
  Newcastle Knights 2 0 1997, 2001
  Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 1 3 2016 1973, 1978, 1997
  North Queensland Cowboys 1 2 2015 2005, 2017
  St George Illawarra Dragons 1 1 2010 1999
  Wests Tigers 1 0 2005
  Glebe Dirty Reds 0 4 (2) 1911, 1912*, 1915*, 1922
  New Zealand Warriors 0 2 2002, 2011
  Sydney University 0 1 1926

Regular season team performanceEdit

Team Minor Premiers Wooden Spoon Years Minor Premier Years Wooden Spoon
  Sydney Roosters 20 5 1912, 1913, 1923, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1941,

1945, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018

1949, 1963, 1965, 1966, 2009
  South Sydney Rabbitohs 17 8 1908, 1909, 1914, 1918, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1932, 1949,

1950, 1951, 1953, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1989

1945, 1946, 1962, 1975, 1990, 2003, 2004, 2006
  St George Dragons 15 3 1928, 1946, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964,

1965, 1966, 1967, 1979, 1985

1922, 1926, 1938
  Manly Sea Eagles 9 0 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1983, 1987, 1995, 1996, 1997
  Balmain Tigers 7 4 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1924, 1939 1911, 1974, 1981, 1994
  Canterbury Bulldogs 7 6 1938, 1942, 1947, 1984, 1993, 1994, 2012 1943, 1944, 1964, 2002, 2008, 2021
  Newtown Jets 6 8 1910, 1933, 1943, 1944, 1954, 1955 1924, 1925, 1928, 1939, 1968, 1976, 1977, 1978
  Parramatta Eels 5 14 1977, 1982, 1986, 2001, 2005 1947, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1970,

1972, 2012, 2013, 2018

  Western Suburbs Magpies 5 17 1930, 1948, 1952, 1961, 1978 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1916, 1933, 1940, 1942, 1953, 1955,

1971, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1998, 1999

  Melbourne Storm 5 1 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021 2010
  Brisbane Broncos 4 1 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000 2020
  Penrith Panthers 3 4 1991, 2003, 2020 1973, 1980, 2001, 2007
  St George Illawarra Dragons 2 0 2009, 2010
  Cronulla Sharks 2 3 1988, 1999 1967, 1969, 2014
  North Sydney Bears 2 8 1921, 1922 1917, 1919, 1932, 1941, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1979
  Glebe Dirty Reds 1 0 1911
  New Zealand Warriors 1 0 2002
  Canberra Raiders 1 1 1990 1982
  Cumberland 0 1 1908
  Gold Coast Titans 0 2 2011, 2019
  South Queensland Crushers 0 2 1996, 1997
  North Queensland Cowboys 0 3 1995, 1997, 2000
  Gold Coast Chargers 0 3 1991, 1992, 1993
  Annandale Dales 0 3 1914, 1918, 1920
  Illawarra Steelers 0 3 1985, 1986, 1989
  Newcastle Knights 0 4 2005, 2015, 2016, 2017
  Sydney University 0 10 1921, 1923, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937

Other First-Grade CompetitionsEdit

List of QRL/BRL Premiers (1909–1994)Edit

Season Premiers Score Runners-up Minor Premiers Wooden Spoon
Queensland Rugby League
1909   Fortitude Valley 22–4   South Brisbane   Fortitude Valley   Toombul
1910   Ipswich 17–2   Toombul   Ipswich   South Brisbane
1911   Valleys-Toombul 13–2   Ipswich B   Valleys-Toombul   South Brisbane
1912   Brisbane Natives 10–0   South Brisbane   Brisbane Natives Woolloongabba
1913   West End 5–3   Brisbane Natives   West End Railways
1914   Fortitude Valley 18–8   West End   Fortitude Valley   North Brisbane
1915   Fortitude Valley 10–9   Western Suburbs Woolloongabba   West End
1916   Western Suburbs 4–2   Fortitude Valley   Western Suburbs Ipswich Starlights
1917   Fortitude Valley 13–5   Brisbane Merthyrs   Fortitude Valley Wattles
(withdrew after three games)
1918   Fortitude Valley 16–12   Brisbane Merthyrs   Brisbane Merthyrs   Western Suburbs
(Quit competition after 2-point penalty for fielding ineligible players)
1919   Fortitude Valley 28–2   Coorparoo   Fortitude Valley West End
1920   Western Suburbs 16–8   Christian Brothers   Fortitude Valley Railways
1921   Carltons 12–10   Coorparoo   Carltons   University
Brisbane Rugby League
1922   Western Suburbs 20–9   Coorparoo   Western Suburbs   Christian Brothers
1923   Coorparoo 13–2   Fortitude Valley   Fortitude Valley   Western Suburbs
1924   Fortitude Valley 11–8   Christian Brothers   Fortitude Valley   University
1925   Carltons 24–5   Coorparoo   Coorparoo   University
1926   Christian Brothers 6–5   Coorparoo   Christian Brothers   Carltons
1927   Past Grammars 13–11   Western Suburbs   Coorparoo   University
1928   University 10–7   Carltons   Carltons   Coorparoo
1929   University 12–11   Coorparoo   University   Western Suburbs
1930   Carltons 19–8   Fortitude Valley   Carltons   University
1931   Fortitude Valley 27–9   Past Grammars   Fortitude Valley   Christian Brothers
1932   Western Suburbs 8–7   Past Grammars   Western Suburbs   Wynnum
1933   Fortitude Valley 9–3   Western Suburbs   Western Suburbs   Southern Suburbs
1934   Northern Suburbs 7–4   Western Suburbs   Western Suburbs   Southern Suburbs
1935   Brisbane Brothers 11–9   Fortitude Valley   Northern Suburbs   Southern Suburbs
1936   Western Suburbs 13–12   Fortitude Valley   Fortitude Valley   Southern Suburbs
1937   Fortitude Valley 9–7   Western Suburbs   Fortitude Valley   Southern Suburbs
1938   Northern Suburbs 16–10   Fortitude Valley   Fortitude Valley   Eastern Suburbs
1939   Brisbane Brothers 11–9   Northern Suburbs   Northern Suburbs   Eastern Suburbs
1940   Northern Suburbs 17–11   Past Brothers   Northern Suburbs   Eastern Suburbs
1941   Fortitude Valley 13–7   Northern Suburbs   Fortitude Valley   Southern Suburbs
1942   Brisbane Brothers 20–11   Southern Suburbs   Fortitude Valley   Western Suburbs
1943   Brisbane Brothers 13–7   Fortitude Valley   Fortitude Valley   Western Suburbs
1944   Fortitude Valley 16–12   Northern Suburbs   Fortitude Valley   Eastern Suburbs
1945   Southern Suburbs 21–11   Northern Suburbs   Northern Suburbs   Eastern Suburbs
1946   Fortitude Valley 5–2   Eastern Suburbs   Eastern Suburbs   Western Suburbs
1947   Eastern Suburbs 15–2   Southern Suburbs   Eastern Suburbs   Western Suburbs
1948   Western Suburbs 14–8   Eastern Suburbs   Western Suburbs   Fortitude Valley
1949   Southern Suburbs 22–8   Eastern Suburbs   Southern Suburbs   Northern Suburbs
1950   Eastern Suburbs 14–10   Western Suburbs   Western Suburbs   Northern Suburbs
1951   Southern Suburbs 20–10   Eastern Suburbs   Southern Suburbs   Fortitude Valley
1952   Western Suburbs 15–14   Brisbane Brothers   Western Suburbs South Coast
1953   Southern Suburbs 21–4   Eastern Suburbs   Southern Suburbs   Wynnum-Manly
1954   Western Suburbs 35–18   Brisbane Brothers   Southern Suburbs   Northern Suburbs
1955   Fortitude Valley 17–7   Brisbane Brothers   Fortitude Valley   Eastern Suburbs
1956   Brisbane Brothers 17–10   Western Suburbs   Brisbane Brothers   Eastern Suburbs
1957   Fortitude Valley 18–17   Brisbane Brothers   Brisbane Brothers   Wynnum-Manly
1958   Brisbane Brothers 22–7   Fortitude Valley   Western Suburbs   Southern Suburbs
1959   Northern Suburbs 24–18   Brisbane Brothers   Northern Suburbs   Southern Suburbs
1960   Northern Suburbs 18–5   Fortitude Valley   Fortitude Valley   Southern Suburbs
1961   Northern Suburbs 29–5   Fortitude Valley   Northern Suburbs   Eastern Suburbs
1962   Northern Suburbs 22–0   Fortitude Valley   Northern Suburbs   Wynnum-Manly
1963   Northern Suburbs 18–8   Southern Suburbs   Northern Suburbs   Brisbane Brothers
1964   Northern Suburbs 13–4   Brisbane Brothers   Fortitude Valley   Wynnum-Manly
1965   Redcliffe 15–2   Fortitude Valley   Fortitude Valley   Southern Suburbs
1966   Northern Suburbs 9–6   Brisbane Brothers   Northern Suburbs   Wynnum-Manly
1967   Brisbane Brothers 6–2   Northern Suburbs   Fortitude Valley   Wynnum-Manly
1968   Brisbane Brothers 21–4   Eastern Suburbs   Brisbane Brothers   Southern Suburbs
1969   Northern Suburbs 14–2   Fortitude Valley   Northern Suburbs   Southern Suburbs
1970   Fortitude Valley 13–11   Northern Suburbs   Brisbane Brothers   Wynnum-Manly
1971   Fortitude Valley 18–10   Eastern Suburbs   Fortitude Valley   Wynnum-Manly
1972   Eastern Suburbs 16–15   Fortitude Valley   Western Suburbs   Wynnum-Manly
1973   Fortitude Valley 15–7   Redcliffe   Fortitude Valley   Wynnum-Manly
1974   Fortitude Valley 9–2   Brisbane Brothers   Northern Suburbs   Western Suburbs
1975   Western Suburbs 26–24   Redcliffe   Western Suburbs   Fortitude Valley
1976   Western Suburbs 16–1   Eastern Suburbs   Eastern Suburbs   Northern Suburbs
1977   Eastern Suburbs 17–13   Redcliffe   Redcliffe   Southern Suburbs
1978   Eastern Suburbs 14–10   Fortitude Valley   Redcliffe   Northern Suburbs
1979   Fortitude Valley 26–0   Southern Suburbs   Fortitude Valley   Wynnum-Manly
1980   Northern Suburbs 17–15   Southern Suburbs   Fortitude Valley   Western Suburbs
1981   Southern Suburbs 13–9   Redcliffe   Southern Suburbs   Brisbane Brothers
1982   Wynnum-Manly 17–3   Southern Suburbs   Fortitude Valley   Western Suburbs
1983   Eastern Suburbs 14–6   Redcliffe   Redcliffe   Western Suburbs
1984   Wynnum-Manly 42–8   Southern Suburbs   Wynnum-Manly   Northern Suburbs
1985   Southern Suburbs 10–8   Wynnum-Manly   Southern Suburbs   Western Suburbs
1986   Wynnum-Manly 14–6   Brisbane Brothers   Wynnum-Manly   Western Suburbs
1987   Brisbane Brothers 26–8   Redcliffe   Brisbane Brothers   Eastern Suburbs
1988   Valleys-Tweed 17–14   Ipswich   Southern Suburbs Logan City
1989   Fortitude Valley 28–4   Ipswich   Fortitude Valley Logan City
1990   Fortitude Valley 17–16   Northern Suburbs   Fortitude Valley   Wynnum-Manly
1991   Eastern Suburbs 25–10   Western Suburbs   Eastern Suburbs   Wynnum-Manly
1992   Western Suburbs 40–10   Eastern Suburbs   Eastern Suburbs   Ipswich
1993   Western Suburbs 18–12   Eastern Suburbs   Western Suburbs [[Image:|23x23px|]] Logan City
1994   Redcliffe 24–18   Western Suburbs   Redcliffe   Northern Suburbs

Note: The BRL maintained first class status until 1994 when the NSWRL became the ARL and a national competition was formed.

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External linksEdit

  • "Season Summary". Rugby League Tables & Statistics. Retrieved 1 June 2007.
  • "Premiership Records". National Rugby League. Archived from the original on 17 May 2007. Retrieved 1 June 2007.
  • A History of Brisbane Rugby League (1909-2017)