List of Australian rugby union teams

List of Australian rugby union teams

The highest level of provincial rugby union in Australia is the Super 14. There are four Australian teams in this competition which also features teams from New Zealand and South Africa.

At present, Australia has no national club competition. The Australian Rugby Championship, which was launched in 2007 with eight teams, only lasted one season before the nation's governing body, the Australian Rugby Union, pulled the plug on the league due to financial losses. The two strongest club competitions are the Sydney and Brisbane club competitions. These are governed by the New South Wales Rugby Union and Queensland Rugby Union.

Each state has a rugby competition, run by the local state rugby union. Competitions are also run by the New South Wales Country Rugby Union, Queensland Country Rugby Union and New South Wales Suburban Rugby Union.

uper 14

*New South Wales Waratahs
*Queensland Reds
*Western Force

Australian Rugby Championship (defunct)

* Ballymore Tornadoes
* Canberra Vikings
* Central Coast Rays
* East Coast Aces
* Melbourne Rebels
* Perth Spirit
* Sydney Fleet
* Western Sydney Rams

New South Wales Rugby Union

* Eastern Suburbs
* Eastwood
* Gordon
* Manly
* Northern Suburbs
* Parramatta
* Penrith
* Randwick
* Southern Districts
* Sydney University
* Warringah
* West Harbour

Queensland Rugby Union

*Brothers Old Boys
*Easts Tigers Rugby Union
*Gold Coast Breakers
*Sunnybank Rugby Union Club
*Sunshine Coast Stingrays
*University of Queensland Rugby Club

New South Wales Country Rugby Union

Central Coast

*Avoca Beach
*Northlakes United
*Southern Lakes
*The Entrance
*Woy Woy

Central Northern


Central West

*Bathurst Bulldogs
*Bathurst City
*Cowra Eagles
*CSU - Bathurst
*Cudal Cobras
*Dubbo Kangaroos
*Dubbo Rhinos
*Forbes Platypi
*Geurie Goats Rugby Club
*Molong Magpies
*Mudgee Wombats
*Narromine Gorillas
*Orange City
*Orange Emus
*Orange Waratahs
*Parkes Boars
*USO - Orange

Far North Coast

*Byron Bay
*Evans River
*Lennox Head
*Richmond Range
*Southern Cross Union
*Tweed Casuarine
*Woolgoolga Whitepointers

Far South Coast

This union is officially affiliated with the ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union instead of the NSW union.
*Batemans Bay


*Tech Waratahs
* [University]

Mid North Coast

*Coffs Harbour
*Hastings Valley
*Manning River
*Nambucca River
*Old Bar Beach
*Port Macquarie

New England

*Glen Innes
*Robb Rugby Club
*St Alberts College
*The Armidale Rugby Club
*UNE Barbarians

Newcastle & Hunter Rugby Union

*Nelson Bay
*Hamilton Hawks
*Lake Macquarie
*Southern Beaches

outhern Inland

This union is also affiliated with the ACT union instead of a NSW body.

Western Plains


Queensland Country Rugby Union

New South Wales Suburban Rugby Union

As of 2006 season clubs compete in the following divisions

First Division
*Knox Old Boys
*Old Ignatians
*St Patricks
*Barker Old Boys

Second Division
*King's Old Boys
*St Ives

Third Division
*Blue Mountains
*Hawkesbury Valley
*Hunters Hill
*St George

Fourth Division
*Lane Cove
*Macquarie Uni
*Sydney Harlequins
*UWS Hawkesbury

Fifth Division
*Atiu Sydney

Sixth Division
*Bronte Savers
*Killara-West Pymble
*Manly Savers
*Sydney University
*Terrey Hills
*UWS Bankstown
*Western Union

*The Vikings club, from Dundas Valley, withdrew form Division One in 2005. Their division for 2006 is as yet unknown.

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