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.
|Union||ACT & Sthn NSW Rugby Union|
|President||Ian Darmody |
|League(s)||ACTRU Premier Division|
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.
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|
|Anthony Fainga'a||Brumbies, Canberra Vikings, Queensland Reds||Australia|
|Saia Fainga'a||Brumbies, Canberra Vikings, Queensland Reds||Australia|
|Matt Giteau||Brumbies, Western Force, RC Toulonnais||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|
|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|