Super Rugby is a professional men's rugby union competition involving teams from Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa and Japan. Building on various Southern Hemisphere competitions dating back to the South Pacific Championship in 1986, with teams from a number of southern nations, Super Rugby started as the Super 12 in the 1996 season with 12 teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa; the Super 12 was established by SANZAR after the sport became professional in 1995. The name was changed to Super 14 with the addition of two teams for the 2006 season, with expansion to 15 teams in the three countries for the 2011 season, the competition was rebranded as Super Rugby. In 2016 two new teams, the Jaguares from Argentina and Sunwolves from Japan, joined the competition, playing in two newly separated African groups. In 2018, the competition underwent another change in format, this time dropping two teams from the South African conference, one from the Australian conference; this left the competition with 15 teams.
The competition has been dominated by New Zealand teams. The Crusaders have won most with nine titles. SANZAAR is the body that administers Super Rugby, has the Australian, New Zealand, South African and Argentine rugby unions as its sole members. SANZAAR runs the Rugby Championship tournament, contested by Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa following the conclusion of the Super Rugby tournament; the organisation was formed in 1996 to establish and run the Super 12, Tri-Nations Tournament. Prior to 2011, Super Rugby was a round-robin competition where each team played with every other team once; the winner received four competition points. The Rugby union bonus points system was used, where any team scoring four or more tries, and/or losing by seven points or less, receives an extra competition point. In 2016, the try bonus changed. A team now has to score three more tries than their opponents; the top four teams at the end of the round-robin phase played semi-finals – the first placed team hosting the fourth placed team, the second placed team hosting the third placed team.
The two winners played the final at the home ground of the top surviving seed. There were 91 regular season games in total. Games were held over 14 weekends with each team receiving one bye. From 2011 – 2015 the format changed, with each country forming its own conference; each team within a conference played each of the other teams in its conference twice, once at home and once away. Each team played four out of the five teams from each of the other conferences once. Competition points were awarded on a similar basis as before; the format of the finals changed. The four lower ranking teams were paired in two sudden death games; those winners played for the championship. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons the format changed again, with three more teams joining, one each from Argentina and South Africa. There were four conferences, with Africa getting two conferences; the finals had eight teams with each conference winner getting a home quarter final. They were joined by four wild card teams, three from the Australasian group and one from the South African group.
From 2018 season the format has changed again, with two South African teams and an Australian team being dropped. There are three conferences, one of the five New Zealand teams, a South African one to include Argentina's team and an Australasian one including Japan's team. Before 1996, a number of transnational competitions involving regional and provincial rugby union teams had taken shape in the southern hemisphere; the earliest of these was the South Pacific Championship, launched in 1986 and continued until 1990. After the demise of the South Pacific Championship, with no tournament played in 1991, the competition was relaunched as the Super 6 in 1992; the original Super 6 competition consisted of three provincial teams from New Zealand: Auckland, Wellington. In 1993, the Super Six competition was expanded into the Super 10 tournament. With South Africa being readmitted into international sport following the dismantling of apartheid, there was an opportunity to launch an expanded competition which would feature South Africa's top provincial teams.
The inaugural competition featured the following teams: Waikato, Auckland and North Harbour. The Super 10 was won by Transvaal in 1993, by Queensland in 1994 and 1995; the official declaration of professionalism in rugby union in August 1995 led to a restructuring of the Super 10 competition. Following the success of the 1995 World Cup, the rugby boards of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa formed SANZAR to administer an annual 12-team provincial/franchise based competition pitting regional teams from the three nations against each other. In addition it was decided to hold an annual Tri-Nations Test Series between the three co
New South Wales
New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, South Australia to the west, its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, Australia's most populous city. In September 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen; the Colony of New South Wales was founded as a penal colony in 1788. It comprised more than half of the Australian mainland with its western boundary set at 129th meridian east in 1825; the colony included the island territories of New Zealand, Van Diemen's Land, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island. During the 19th century, most of the colony's area was detached to form separate British colonies that became New Zealand and the various states and territories of Australia.
However, the Swan River Colony has never been administered as part of New South Wales. Lord Howe Island remains part of New South Wales, while Norfolk Island has become a federal territory, as have the areas now known as the Australian Capital Territory and the Jervis Bay Territory; the prior inhabitants of New South Wales were the Aboriginal tribes who arrived in Australia about 40,000 to 60,000 years ago. Before European settlement there were an estimated 250,000 Aboriginal people in the region; the Wodi Wodi people are the original custodians of the Illawarra region of South Sydney. Speaking a variant of the Dharawal language, the Wodi Wodi people lived across a large stretch of land, surrounded by what is now known as Campbelltown, Shoalhaven River and Moss Vale; the Bundjalung people are the original custodians of parts of the northern coastal areas. The European discovery of New South Wales was made by Captain James Cook during his 1770 survey along the unmapped eastern coast of the Dutch-named continent of New Holland, now Australia.
In his original journal covering the survey, in triplicate to satisfy Admiralty Orders, Cook first named the land "New Wales", named after Wales. However, in the copy held by the Admiralty, he "revised the wording" to "New South Wales"; the first British settlement was made by. After years of chaos and anarchy after the overthrow of Governor William Bligh, a new governor, Lieutenant-Colonel Lachlan Macquarie, was sent from Britain to reform the settlement in 1809. During his time as governor, Macquarie commissioned the construction of roads, wharves and public buildings, sent explorers out from Sydney and employed a planner to design the street layout of Sydney. Macquarie's legacy is still evident today. During the 19th century, large areas were successively separated to form the British colonies of Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland. Responsible government was granted to the New South Wales colony in 1855. Following the Treaty of Waitangi, William Hobson declared British sovereignty over New Zealand in 1840.
In 1841 it was separated from the Colony of New South Wales to form the new Colony of New Zealand. Charles Darwin visited Australia in January 1836 and in The Voyage of the Beagle records his hesitations about and fascination with New South Wales, including his speculations about the geological origin and formation of the great valleys, the aboriginal population, the situation of the convicts, the future prospects of the country. At the end of the 19th century, the movement toward federation between the Australian colonies gathered momentum. Conventions and forums involving colony leaders were held on a regular basis. Proponents of New South Wales as a free trade state were in dispute with the other leading colony Victoria, which had a protectionist economy. At this time customs posts were common on borders on the Murray River. Travelling from New South Wales to Victoria in those days was difficult. Supporters of federation included the New South Wales premier Sir Henry Parkes whose 1889 Tenterfield Speech was pivotal in gathering support for New South Wales involvement.
Edmund Barton to become Australia's first Prime Minister, was another strong advocate for federation and a meeting held in Corowa in 1893 drafted an initial constitution. In 1898 popular referenda on the proposed federation were held in New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. All votes resulted in a majority in favour, but the New South Wales government under Premier George Reid had set a requirement for a higher "yes" vote than just a simple majority, not met. In 1899 further referenda were held in the same states as well as Queensland. All resulted in yes votes with majorities increased from the previous year. New South Wales met the conditions; as a compromise to the question on where the capital was to be located, an agreement was made that the site was to be within New South Wales but not closer than 100 miles from Sydney, while the provisional capital would be Melbourne. The area that now forms the Australian Capital Territory was ceded by New South Wales when Canberra was selected.
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The Brumbies are an Australian professional rugby union football team competing in the Super Rugby. The team is based in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory and named for the wild horses which inhabit the capital's hinterland; the team represents the ACT and southern New South Wales regions. The Brumbies were formed in 1996 to provide a third Australian franchise for the newly formed Super 12 competition, it was predicted that the Brumbies, made up of so-called'reject' – players not wanted by the other two teams – would perform poorly. Since they have enjoyed more success than all the other Australian teams combined, reaching six finals and winning two; the Brumbies play in navy blue and gold kits. The team plays at GIO Stadium in Canberra and is coached by former Wallabies fly-half Stephen Larkham. Larkham shared the coaching duties with Laurie Fisher as Director of Football, after the unexpected departure of Jake White in September 2013, who had two years left on his contract, until Fisher left to become head coach of Gloucester Rugby after the 2014 season.
Rugby union football has a long history in the region around. The British Isles opened their 1899 tour of Australia with a match in Goulburn. However, it was not until 1938 that the ACT Rugby Union was established. Four clubs made up the first local competition. In 1938, a representative ACT side faced off against the All Blacks, losing 5 to 56; the first international victory for an ACT representative side was in 1973, when they defeated Tonga 17 points to six. In 1978 an ACT side defeated Wales. ACT had trailed at half time, 6 to 16, but came back and won with a penalty kick in the final moments of the match; the ACT representative side became known as the Kookaburras in 1989. ACT defeated NSW 44 to 28 at Sydney's Concord Oval in 1994, which led the way for the ACT to become a franchise, be included in the new professional international Super 12 competition, alongside the Reds and Waratahs. ACT became Australia's third provincial team in the new competition, known as the ACT Brumbies. In the inaugural Super 12 season, under coach Rod Macqueen, the Brumbies finished fifth on the table after the regular season, narrowly missing out on a finals position.
The following season was more successful as the Brumbies entered the 1997 Super 12 Final, but lost to the Auckland Blues. Eddie Jones took over as head coach in 1998, but the Brumbies fell to tenth place on the 1998 season ladder. However, the following season saw a big improvement, as they finished fifth for the second time in their Super rugby history, just missing out on the finals. In 2000, the Brumbies made it to the 2000 Super 12 Final for the second time, were hosting it as well, they were however beaten by the Crusaders, losing 19 to 20. In 2001 they backed up their good performance in 2000 to again enter the final, this time against the Sharks from Durban; the Brumbies won the match, in doing so, became the first team outside of New Zealand to be crowned Super 12 champions. That year the British Lions came to Australia, played a match against the Brumbies; the combined strength of four nations was pitted against the Brumbies Second XV with the tourists winning by just two points, 30 to 28.
David Nucifora took over as head coach at the Brumbies for the 2002 season. Under Nucifora the Brumbies entered their third Super 12 final in a row, again against the Crusaders who had defeated them in the 2000 final; the Crusaders won the match, 31 to 13. The following season, going for four straight final appearances, the Brumbies fell just short, being knocked out in the semi-finals by the Blues, they did however go on to beat Fiji and Tonga that year. In 2004 the Brumbies finished at the top of the Super 12 table, six points clear of the next best team; the Brumbies hosted the 2004 Super 12 Final as well, were to face the Crusaders once again. Though this time, the Brumbies won, 47 to 38 in front of a record crowd at Canberra Stadium. During the off-season the ACT Rugby Union was renamed the ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union, the name of the team was changed to Brumbies Rugby. Laurie Fisher took over as coach for the 2005 season. After an undefeated run in the early stages of the season, injuries began to mount up and the Brumbies finished fifth, missing out on the finals.
The following year the competition was expanded to the Super 14, introducing one new team from Australia and one new team from South Africa. In 2006 the Brumbies finished sixth, missing out on the finals by 1 point, having never dropped out of the top four all season prior to the last round; that year the Brumbies played in the inaugural Australian Provincial Championship. In their opening game they defeated; this win snapped a 3-game losing streak against their traditional rivals. They went on to defeat the Western Force 25–10, again at Viking Park. Despite narrowly losing, 20–19, to the Queensland Reds on the road in Brisbane, the Brumbies won the right to face the Reds in the final back in Viking Park, they won this more comfortably, 42–17, securing the inaugural APC. The side failed to make the playoffs between 2007 and 2011, during which time they finished between 5th and 13th on the ladder. After a succession of coaches over the same period, including Laurie Fisher, Andy Friend and Tony Rea, former South Africa coach Jake White took over as coach of the side in April 2011, signing a four-
The Western Australia Rugby Union is the governing body of rugby union in Western Australia, it was founded in 1893 and the inaugural 4 team competition commenced in 1895 with the I Zingari, Fremantle and Midland Junction Club's taking part. The WARU Senior Grade competition was contested from 1895 to 1913; the Rugby Football code went into recess in the west from the 1914 season until 1928. In 2004, RugbyWA secured the fourth Australian Super 12 licence, entering a team in the expanded Super 14 competition from 2006, called the Western Force. RugbyWA has established a series of development programs; the development team is the Perth Spirit, which has competed in the Australian Rugby Championship in 2007 and the National Rugby Championship since 2014. There are 10 RugbyWA Board Members, President, D G Redpath, re-elected in March 2012. Dr R J Perry is the current Chairman and Mr Arthur Hill is the current Patron; the RugbyWA is a not-for-profit organisation run by its shareholding organisations – WA clubs and affiliated bodies.
RugbyWA incorporates both Community Rugby. There is no private ownership of RugbyWA with profit generated re-invested into the game at all levels in Western Australia; the Premier Grade is the highest level of Western Australia domestic club rugby union competition, contested annually from early April to mid August. It is managed by the Western Australia Rugby Union, the Pindan Premier Grade was named for lead sponsor Pindan. Bob Thompson first player selected to play for the Wallabies from a WA Club John Welborn - NSW Waratahs, Leicester Tigers, CA Brive, Western Force, Australia Brett Sheehan - NSW Waratahs, Queensland Reds, Australia Adam Wallace-Harrison - ACT Brumbies, Australia A Kieran Longbottom - Western Force Dane Haylett-Petty - Western Force, Australia under-19 Scott Higginbotham - Queensland Reds David Collis - Queensland Reds Darren Murphy - Queensland A Will Brock - Perth Spirit, Australia sevens Daniel Montagu - Nottingham R. F. C. Leicester Tigers Ryan Tyrrell - Perth Spirit Dan Bailey - Perth Spirit Salesi Ma'afu - Western Force, Joondalup Brothers RUFC Premier Grade Associates Cottesloe Joondalup Brothers RUFC Kalamunda Nedlands Palmyra Perth-Bayswater University Wanneroo Wests Scarborough Other Perth Grades ARKS Curtin Mandurah Swan Suburbs Rockingham Southern Lions Bunbury Perth Irish Rugby South West Competition Collie Dunsborough Leeuwin-Margaret River Great Southern Competition Albany Denmark Dryandra-Narrogin Katanning Mount Barker Eastern Goldfields Competition Boulder Bushwackers Kambalda Stormers WA School of Mines Perth Spirit Western Force Rugby union in Western Australia Official website Official website of the Western Force TWF - Unofficial WA Rugby Website
Rugby Victoria the Victorian Rugby Union, is a member and founding union of Rugby Australia. Within the state of Victoria, it is the governing body for the sport of rugby union. Rugby Victoria manages competitions for males and females in several age groups and divisions, involving clubs from metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Rugby union was founded in Melbourne in 1888; however competition lapsed and was twice re-established during the first twenty years, again after the first World War when the present governing body was founded in 1926 known as the Victorian Rugby Union, or VRU. In December 2017, the VRU was re-branded as Rugby Victoria; the Melbourne Rugby Union was established in 1888 and the first two clubs were founded in that year. That season, a Victorian team was selected to play the British side known as the "English Footballers" but now recognised as the First British Lions team; the visitors won the match, 9-3. Melbourne's club competition ceased in 1890 but a new administrative body, the Victorian Rugby Union, was formed in 1893.
The Victorians played their first inter-colonial rugby match in 1894, beating South Wales by 3-0 at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground. Competition lapsed again after the Victorians were defeated 30-0 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground by the British Lions in 1899, but the Victorian Rugby Union was re-formed in 1908. Australia played Victoria at the MCG in August of that year, on their way to Great Britain for what became known as the First Wallabies Tour. Of the seven clubs comprising the new Union in 1909, East Melbourne, South Melbourne and University were the first to compete for the Dewar Shield, a trophy, still awarded today to the premier first grade team. Competition ceased during the First World War and recommenced under a re-established VRU in 1926; the subsequent decade became known as the Golden Years of Victorian Rugby and included the selection of the first Victorian-born player to represent Australia, Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop, in 1932. Dave Cowper, who played for the Melbourne Rugby Club and represented Victoria in the 1930s became Victoria's first, so far only, Wallaby captain in 1933.
In 1939, four Victorian players were selected in the Wallaby side to tour Europe: Andy Barr, Max Carpenter, Stan Bisset and George Pearson. However the tour was prematurely ended by Britain's declaration of war on Germany just two days after the team arrived at Plymouth on 2 September 1939, with all sport in Britain cancelled. In 1958, the first test match in Victoria was staged at Olympic Park Stadium, with Australia hosting the Maoris; the Victorian Rugby Union bid unsuccessfully for the fourth Australian Super 14 licence, which went to the Western Force prior to the 2006 season. However, New South Wales gave up a fourth franchise for the Australian Rugby Championship, allowing Victoria to field the Melbourne Rebels in that competition. In November 2009, SANZAR announced that Australia had won the 15th Super rugby franchise licence, the Australian Rugby Union awarded it to the Melbourne Rebels consortium led by media magnate Harold Mitchell; the VRU did not own or run the Melbourne Rebels.
On 27 June 2013, the Rebels announced that foundation shareholders Harold Mitchell AC, Bob Dalziel, Lyndsey Cattermole, Alan Winney, Ralph D'Silva, Gary Gray, Paul Kirk, Leon L'Huillier, David Ogilvy and Michael Bartlett had transferred 100% of their shares to the Victorian Rugby Union. The two organizations combined operations as a result of the transfer with Ross Oakley concluding his tenure as CEO of the VRU once the transfer was made. Rebels CEO Rob Clarke took responsibility for both organizations. Jonathan Ling became the chairman of the Melbourne Rebels. Peter Leahy was appointed General Manager of Community Rugby to oversee the operations of local competitions and all Victorian Community Rugby activities. Victoria has twenty-five senior rugby clubs as of 2018. Senior player numbers have grown from 1,400 in 1998 to well over 2,200 in 2012. Teams in the competition have grown from 4 in 1909 to 173 in 2013; the nine teams that play for the Shield in the domestic Premier 1 Division are: Melbourne University Rugby Football Club Harlequin Rugby Union Club Melbourne Rugby Union Football Club Power House Rugby Union Football Club Box Hill Rugby Union Football Club Endeavour Hills Rugby Union Football Club Moorabbin Rugby Club Footscray Rugby Union Football Club Southern Districts As of 2018, Rugby Victoria has seven teams in their senior women's competition.
Since 2018, an additional competition to the National Rugby Championship was formed for teams from so-called "Minor States", called the Emerging States Championship, featuring the Victoria Country Barbarians, Tasmania Jack Jumpers, Northern Territory Mosquitoes and the Adelaide Black Falcons. The first Competition was held in Adelaide in September 2018, the Black Falcons were the inaugural winners. Rugby union in Victoria Melbourne Rebels Melbourne Rising Dewar Shield Rugby Victoria official website Melbourne Rebels "A History of Rugby in Victoria". Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Former Victorian Rugby Union official website at the Wayback Machine
New South Wales Waratahs
The New South Wales Waratahs ( or. The Riverina and other southern parts of the state, are represented by the Brumbies, who are based in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; the "Waratahs" name has been the name for the New South Wales Rugby Union representative team, became the name for the New South Wales team when it entered the Super Six, Super 10 and Super 12 competitions. The name and emblem comes from the state flower for New South Wales; until 2019, their home ground was Sydney Football Stadium in Sydney. With this closed for demolition and rebuilding, in 2019 home games will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Western Sydney Stadium; the NSWRU was established in 1874, the first club competition took place that year. By 1880 the SRU had over 100 clubs in its governance in the metropolitan area. In 1882 the first New South Wales team was selected to play Queensland in a two-match series. NSW would go on to win both the games; that same year the first NSW touring squad was selected to play in New Zealand.
In 1907, several of the New South Wales rugby union team's players defected to play for the New South Wales rugby league team against a visiting rebel New Zealand rugby team. This was the birth of rugby league in Australia. During World War I, the NSW Rugby Unions ceased senior competition; the Queensland body however would not reform until 1929, which saw NSW have more responsibilities for Australian rugby. In 1921 the Waratahs toured New Zealand again, out of their 10 fixtures, won nine games, including the Test; the most famous Waratah team was the 1927/28 Waratahs who toured the United Kingdom and North America, introducing a style of open, running rugby never seen before, but, the stamp of the Australian game since. They drew two of their 31 official matches. Seven members of this 1927/8 side were from the Drummoyne Rugby Club. Upon returning home, were greeted with a parade through Sydney and a reception at Town Hall. Matches against Queensland would soon resume also; the 1930s were a successful time for NSW.
The height of the success of NSW is best represented by the defeat of the South African Springboks in 1937 at the SCG. NSW Rugby Union would perform throughout the following decades as well, which included the emergence of footballers such as Trevor Allan, David Brockhoff, Tony Miller, Nick Shehadie, Eddie Stapleton, Ken Catchpole, John Thornett, Peter Crittle and Ron Graham. In 1963 the Sydney Rugby Union was established for the growth of the game in the city area; the NSW Rugby Union would celebrate its 100th anniversary in 1974. As part of the anniversary celebrations, a match was played at the SCG on 18 May against the All Blacks, though the Waratahs lost nil to 20. In their inaugural Super 12 season of 1996, the Waratahs won just under half of their games, finishing mid table, with the two other Australian teams finishing above them; the following season of 1997 saw the Waratahs end in a 9th place. In the 1998 season the Waratahs won a best six out of 11 games, ending up in 6th position on the ladder at the end of the season, despite obvious improvements the team had still yet to make a finals appearance.
The Waratahs won four fixtures the next season. They won five games in the 2000 season and the'Tahs finished their season in 9th place. In 2001 after replicating their 2000 performance, the Waratahs were still out of reach of finals contention, in 8th position. 2002 was a record breaking season for the Waratahs, as the team won eight out of their 11 season games and finished in second place behind the Crusaders – making the semis. However, in the final game of the regular season the Waratahs lost 96–19, they were defeated by their Australian rivals the Brumbies, 51–10, in the Waratahs' first semi-final. The combined score over the two weeks was Brumbies/Crusaders 147 v. Waratahs 29. In the 2003 season the Waratahs missed a place in the finals, finishing in 6th position on the ladder at the end of the regular season. In 2004 the Waratahs made a promising start to their season with three straight wins; the team finished 8th six points out of the finals. That year coach Ewen McKenzie re-introduced the end of season tour, taking place in Argentina that year.
In 2005, they had their best regular season, finishing second in the table, before losing to the Crusaders in the 2005 Super 12 Final. The Waratahs finished 3rd on the regular season table for the 2006 Super 14 season, in which two new teams entered the expanding tournament, the Force and Cheetahs. In the last home match of the regular season, the Waratahs hosted the Hurricanes, which they lost 14 to 29; the news that star league recruit Wendell Sailor had tested positive to an illegal substance and thus faced a career ending ban from the game was an unwelcome intrusion on the Waratahs semifinal build up. The following week, the semi-finals, they again faced the Hurricanes; the Waratahs made their exit, losing 16 to 14. Wendell Sailor received a two-year ban from the game, marring a season that had promised so much; the 2007 Super 14 season was the most disappointing for the team and its supporters with the Waratahs winning only three games, against the lions, the wooden spoon winning Reds, the Hurricanes in the final round gaining a final placing of 13th out of 14.
Despite the poor performance the 2007 season saw the emergence of teenage rugby prodigy Kurtley Beale and proved to be a vital rebuilding stage in the Waratahs super 14 championship run. The 2008 season began well
The Fijian Drua is a rugby union team based in Fiji that competes in the Australian National Rugby Championship. The team was created by the Fiji Rugby Union and launched in August 2017, shortly before the 2017 National Rugby Championship. In July 2017, the Fiji Rugby Union announced that they would enter a team in the Australian domestic National Rugby Championship from the 2017 season onwards following successful negotiations with the Australian Rugby Union, with home matches being played in stadia in Lautoka and Suva. On 25 July, Senirusi Seruvakula was named as the head coach of the team for their inaugural season, a few days the first players were invited to a training camp; the team's name and kit was revealed on 16 August 2017, with the FRU announcing that the team would be known as the Fijian Drua. The team is named after the drua, a traditional Fijian double canoe that served as warships in naval battles; the team's logo pictures a drua stylised inside a rugby ball, to symbolise Fijian players' speed and flair.
They announced ISC as their kit manufacturer. The extended squad for the 2018 National Rugby Championship season is: National Rugby Championship Champions: 2018 Playoff appearances: 2017 Horan-Little Shield Season winners: 2018 National Rugby Championship Senirusi Seruvakula Mosese Voka John Stewart Fiji Warriors Official website