Easts Tigers Rugby Union

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Easts Tigers
Easts-rugby-brisbane-logo.gif
Full name Easts Rugby Union Inc.
Union Queensland Premier Rugby
Nickname(s) Tigers
Founded 1947
Ground(s) Bottomley Park (Capacity: 2,000)
President Simon Box
Coach(es) Anthony Connellan
League(s) Tiger Cubs - Premier Grade
Team kit
Official website
www.eaststigers.com

Easts Rugby Union Club, known as Easts or Easts Tigers, is an Australian rugby union club based in Brisbane. The club plays in the Queensland Premier Rugby competition, and fields teams for males and females in several other grades and age-group competitions.

Easts draws players mainly from Eastern and Southern suburbs of Brisbane, ranging from West End to Capalaba, and south to Mt Gravatt. The club's home ground is Bottomley Park at Coorparoo. The junior club boasts over 1000 players ranging from Tiger Cubs, Under 6 to Under 17].[1]

The club was founded in 1947 and has won the Hospital Cup for the Queensland Premiership four times.[1]

History[edit]

The history of Easts Rugby Union Club began in 1947 with the formation of a team of past students from Brisbane State High School. The club assumed the name Eastern Districts at the suggestion of the QRU in 1949. Easts Rugby Union was incorporated as a not-for-profit association in the early 2010s.[1]

Easts played in lower grade competitions in Brisbane before being promoted to first grade in 1950.[2][3] The club's first two Premierships were won in 1997 and 1999.[1] Easts won the Premiership again in 2008, and went on to win the Australian Club Championship in 2009 by defeating Sydney University.[4]

Grand Final results[edit]

Grand Stand at Bottomley Park.

Premiers (Hospital Challenge Cup)

  • 1997 Easts 18-16 Souths
  • 1999 Easts 16-15 Wests
  • 2008 Easts 22-21 Brothers[4]
  • 2013 Easts 27-22 GPS

Runners-Up (Vince Nicholls Memorial Trophy)

  • 1971 Brothers 17-3 Easts
  • 1984 Brothers 18-3 Easts
  • 1995 Souths 27-11 Easts
  • 2002 Canberra 45-3 Easts
  • 2015 Souths 39-12 Easts

International representatives[edit]

Easts win a lineout. Easts vs Souths rugby union at Bottomley Park on 11 April 2015.

Australia[edit]

Fiji[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Easts Rugby Union Club History". Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "A grade entry". The Courier-Mail. 23 February 1950. p. 9. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Easts in union surprise". The Courier-Mail. 11 April 1950. p. 6. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.qru.com.au/premier_rugby/overview,62491.html

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