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Queanbeyan Whites

The Queanbeyan Rugby Union Football Club is a rugby union club based in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. They have earned the nickname 'Queanbeyan Whites' due to the colour of their playing jersey. The club competes in the ACTRU Premier Division.

Queanbeyan RUFC
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UnionACT & Sthn NSW Rugby Union
Ground(s)Campese Field
PresidentIan Darmody [1]
Coach(es)Sam French[2]
League(s)ACTRU Premier Division
Team kit
Official website

Club HistoryEdit

The Queanbeyan Rugby Union Football Club was formed in 1954 and commenced playing in the ACT Rugby Union Competition in 1955. In the Club’s first season, Queanbeyan went on to become joint Canberra Cup Premiers. Queanbeyan won their first Premiership in 1959, defeating Royals 21-14 in the Grand Final. More recently they broke a 24-year premiership drought by winning the ACTRU Premier Division John I Dent Cup Grand Final in 2007 in which they defeated the Gungahlin Eagles 33-12. The following season proved to be arguably the finest in the club's history with First, Second and Colts grades finishing the season as minor premiers. The club was also awarded the honour of Champion Club and Club Champions for the first time ever.

The club have won the ACTRU Premiership (John I Dent Cup) several times; including a run of three successive premierships from 1981-1983. The Whites were John I Dent Premiers in 1959, 1981, 1982, 1983, 2007, 2008, and 2010.

Notable playersEdit

The club has produced several professional and international rugby union stars.

Player Professional rugby union club International team
David Campese New South Wales Waratahs   Australia
Robbie Coleman Brumbies N/A
Anthony Fainga'a Brumbies, Canberra Vikings, Queensland Reds   Australia
Saia Fainga'a Brumbies, Canberra Vikings, Queensland Reds   Australia
Ipolito Fenukitau Brumbies   Tonga
Matt Giteau Brumbies, Western Force, RC Toulonnais   Australia
David Grimmond N/A   Australia
Anthony Hegarty Brumbies, Canberra Vikings, FC Grenoble N/A
Viliame Iongi Brumbies, Nottingham R.F.C., Scarlets   Tonga
Jack Lam Tasman, Waikato, Wellington, Bristol Rugby   Samoa
Peter Ryan N/A   Australia
James Stannard Brumbies, Western Force, Perth Spirit N/A
Ricky Stuart Canberra Raiders, Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL)   Australia
Nic White Brumbies, New South Wales Country Eagles, Montpellier   Australia