Shute Shield

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Shute Shield
Shute Shield logo 2015.png
Logo introduced for the 2015 season
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1923
Motto Lachlan Ward
No. of teams 11
Country Australia
Most recent
champion(s)
Sydney University
TV partner(s) 7Two
Official website www.nswrugby.com.au

The Shute Shield is a rugby union competition in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is the premier grade club tournament in NSW rugby. The Shute Shield is awarded at the end of the Sydney Club Rugby season to the team that wins the Grand Final.

History[edit]

Club-based rugby football began some time before 1865. The Sydney University Football Club began in 1863 (although this date is questioned by some historians[1]) and is the oldest existing football club outside the British Isles. The first recorded rugby season in Australia was in 1865 with Sydney University, Sydney Football Club and the Australian Club reported as playing games.[2]

On 24 June 1874, a meeting was held between ten prominent football clubs to create a governing body to administer the game within New South Wales. The Southern Rugby Football Union was formed. The first task of the Union was to decide on a set of rules for all clubs to adhere to.[3] Clubs were given "senior" or "junior" status which could change from season to season. Although a governing body had now been formed, there was no centrally controlled competition until many years later.[2]

The Sydney Rugby Premiership[edit]

Initially, a competition was loosely arranged by the Union where the clubs were in charge of organising their own matches. This would result in clubs not playing the same teams or the same number of teams. A "Premier Club of the Colony" was declared by the Union at an end of year meeting. It was not necessarily given to the team that had the best results on the field. Results mattered, but other criteria may have also been used. What these were are not known.[4]

In 1883, the Gardiner Challenge Cup was introduced with a mixture of "senior" and "junior" clubs competing. Foundation clubs were Redfern, Sydney University, Wallaroo, Newtown, Burwood, Oriental, Glebe, Balmain, St. Leonards, Parramatta, Arfoma and Paddington. This introduced a more structured competition with a centralised list of fixtures arranged by the Union. The first Cup was won by Redfern who were undefeated.[2] At the beginning of the season, a proposal was put to the Southern Rugby Union to change the rules determining how a game was decided. Prior to the 1883 season, a game was decided by the number of goals scored. The amendment that was successfully passed by the Union declared that games would be decided by number of points scored. A try was awarded 2 points, a conversion was 3 points and a goal kicked from the field of play 4 points.[5]

The Sydney Rugby Premiership came under the control of the Metropolitan Rugby Union, a branch of the New South Wales Rugby Football Union (formally the Southern Rugby Football Union), in 1897.

The District Competition[edit]

As early as 1893[6] it had been suggested to change the current structure of the premiership to a district-based formula. In early 1900, a meeting of the Metropolitan Rugby Union was held and a recommendation to establish district football in the coming season was made. Eight clubs competed in the inaugural season: Balmain, Glebe, Newtown, South Sydney, North Sydney, Western Suburbs, Eastern Suburbs and Sydney University.[7] The first district competition was won by Glebe who were successful in all three grade competitions.

It was during this period, in 1907, that the supremacy of the Sydney Rugby Premiership was threatened. The imminent arrival of a professional football team from New Zealand sparked heated discussion about professionalism and compensation pay for lost time at work. In August of that year, the New South Wales Rugby Football League was formed. During the following season, a professional league competition was begun. Over the next few years, players switched across to the professional competition resulting in crowd numbers falling at Union matches.

Despite this, the district competition continued to run, rebuilding its supporter base, until the outbreak of World War 1 with the last season held during 1914. With the outbreak of war, competition was suspended.

The Return of the Premiership[edit]

At the conclusion of the war, the Sydney Rugby Premiership was recommenced. With the competition returning under the control of the NSW Rugby Football Union, only six clubs competed: Cambridge, Eastern Suburbs, Glebe-Balmain, Manly, Sydney University and YMCA. The competition remained as a district-based premiership until approximately the 1940s.[2]

The Shute Shield[edit]

The Shute Memorial Shield was struck in honour of the late Robert Elliott Stewart Shute, who died on 6 June 1922 aged 23,[8] following a match at Manly Oval. Shute served as an infantryman in 30th Battery A.I.F. during World War One. On his return to Australia he took up his studies at the University of Sydney and joined the Sydney University rugby club as a front row forward in the first XV. The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 7 June 1922[9] reported:

As a result of injuries received while playing at Manly in the Rugby football match between the team which toured New Zealand and the Next 15, Robert Elliott Shute, a front row forward in the latter team, died at a private hospital at Manly yesterday morning. The accident occurred during the latter portion of the first spell of the match. Shute secured the ball and when tackled fell heavily. He was removed to a private hospital, where it was ascertained that he was suffering from cerebral hemorrhage. Without recovering consciousness he died at 6am. A former pupil of Sydney Grammar School, Shute, who was 23 years of age, was a third year student at Sydney University and he played for the University first fifteen. He served in the AIF for four years.

The University club had the shield made following his death and donated it in 1923 to the NSWRFU to be used as a perpetual trophy for the Sydney first grade competition.[10]

In 1966, the Sydney Rugby Union was formed to administer the running of Sydney rugby and the Shute Shield.

The NSW Championship[edit]

In late 1986, the Sydney Rugby Union (SRU) approved a new competition structure for the Shute Shield. The SRU were concerned about the falling number of clubs involved in the lower divisions. The new structure involved distributing all teams in the three competitions evenly across three new divisions with some teams earning the right to play for the premiership in the first division.

The clubs that made up first division were opposed to the new structure and sought the opportunity to form a breakaway competition affiliated directly with the NSWRFU. This resulted in the formation of a 10 club competition called the NSW Championship, while the remaining lower division clubs remained with the SRU Championship. Both competitions ran during the 1987 and 1988 seasons.

For the 1989 season, the NSW Championship clubs returned to the SRU and the Shute Shield.[4]

In 1992, the NSW Rugby Union again took over the administration of the Shute Shield competition.

Toohey's New Cup and the Australian Rugby Championship[edit]

From 2002 through 2006 the Toohey's New Cup was run to fill the void between Grade Rugby and Super Rugby in Australia. This became the Sydney Premiership competition, with the Shute Shield becoming the First Grade pre-season competition. However, in 2004 the Shute Shield was awarded to the Second Grade competition.

In 2007. the Toohey's New Cup was merged into the Shute Shield to become the Toohey's New Shute Shield when an attempt at an Australian wide domestic rugby competition, the Australian Rugby Championship, was started. The Australian Rugby Championship only lasted the one season.

From 2014, a new national championship was begun. The National Rugby Championship, run by Rugby Australia, has become the highest tier of rugby competition in Australia sitting below Super Rugby.

Teams[edit]

There are currently eleven clubs that compete for the Shute Shield.

Jersey Club Location Home Ground Nickname First Season Premierships Notes
Easts jersey.svg Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs Upper Eastern Suburbs (Rose Bay) Woollahra Oval, Rose Bay The Beasties 1900 9
Eastwood jersey.svg Eastwood.png Eastwood Northern Suburbs (Eastwood) T G Millner Field, Marsfield The Woodies 1947 6
Gordon Jersey.svg Gordon 1949.png Gordon Upper North Shore (Chatswood) Chatswood Oval, Chatswood Highlanders 1936 8 * Never relegated to 2nd division.
Manly jersey.svg Manly 1997.png Manly Lower Northern Beaches (Manly) Manly Oval, Manly The Marlins 1906 7 * Never relegated to 2nd division.
Norths Jersey.svg Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs Lower North Shore (North Sydney) North Sydney Oval, North Sydney The Shoreman, Norths, The Red and Blacks 1900 7 *Originally formed as North Sydney. Changed name in 1928.
Parramatta Jersey.svg Parramatta 1934.png Parramatta Parramatta Granville Park, Merrylands Two Blues 1879 3 *Originally formed as Cumberland. Changed name in 1900. Joined Sydney premiership in 1934. Never relegated to 2nd division.
Randwick jersey.svg Randwick 1928.png Randwick Lower Eastern Suburbs (Randwick/Coogee) Coogee Oval, Coogee Galloping Greens, The wicks 1882 32 *Joined Sydney premiership (post 1900) in 1914. Never relegated to 2nd division.
Southern Districts Jersey.svg Southern Districts 1989.png Southern Districts St. George and The Shire Forshaw Park, Sylvania Waters The Rebels 1989 0 *Formed from merger of St. George (founded 1906) and Port Hacking (founded 1957).
Uni jersey.svg University 1865.png Sydney University Camperdown University Oval No. 2, Camperdown The Students 1863 40
Warringah jersey.svg Warringah 1963.png Warringah Upper Northern Beaches (Narrabeen) Pittwater Park, Warriewood The Rats, Ratties 1963 1 *Joined 1st division in 1971. Never relegated to 2nd division.
West Harbour Jersey.svg West Harbour 1995.png West Harbour Inner West (Concord) Concord Oval, Concord Pirates 1900 2 *Originally formed as Western Suburbs. Named changed in 1995.

Former Clubs & Expansion[edit]

Below is a list of some of the clubs that have once competed in the Sydney Rugby Premiership.

Club Location First Season Last Season Premierships Notes
Eastwood Colours.svg Balmain Balmain 1874 1895 1 *Currently playing in the NSWSRU.
Wallaroo Colours.png Wallaroo North Sydney 1874 1899 7
Balmain Colours.png Balmain District Balmain 1900 1914 0 *Merged with Glebe District to form Glebe-Balmain in 1919.
Glebe 1900.png Glebe District Glebe 1900 1914 7 *Merged with Balmain District to form Glebe-Balmain in 1919.
Newtown Colours.png Newtown District Newtown 1900 1921 3
Souths Colours.png South Sydney Redfern 1900 1914 1
Sydney 1904.png Sydney District Sydney 1905 1910 0
Glebe-Balmain.png Drummoyne Drummoyne 1919 1994 2 *Originally Glebe-Balmain. Renamed in 1931 as Drummoyne. Currently playing in the NSWSRU.
St George St George 1906 1988 1 *Merged with Port Hacking to form Southern Districts before 1989 season.
Port Hacking The Shire 1957 1985 0 *Merged with St George to form Southern Districts before 1989 season.
Eastern Suburbs Colours horizontal.svg Newcastle Newcastle 1995 1999 0 *Played in Shute Shield as 'Newcastle Wildfires'.
Canberra 1999.png Canberra Canberra 1995 2006 0 *Currently playing in the National Rugby Championship.
Penrith 1995.png Penrith Penrith 1995 2018 0 *Founded in 1965. Removed early in the 2018 competition due to a failure to 'meet the standards set for all clubs to compete at the premiership level'.

These clubs also played in the Sydney premiership (1st division after 1962) in the period after 1900.

Cambridge (1919), YMCA (1919, 1923-1928), GPS Old Boys (1921-1924), Petersham (1922), Police (1929), University of NSW (1966-1979), Hornsby (1976-1978, 1981), Macquarie University (1976-1978), Illawarra (2007).

Media coverage[edit]

From 1957 until 2014, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation had broadcast the Match of the Day from the Shute Shield competition in NSW/ACT every Saturday afternoon and replayed nationally on Tuesday mornings. The ABC ended its 57-year partnership with the competition at the completion of the 2014 season, following the Australian Government's decision to cut funding to the national broadcaster.

On 17 March 2015, Sydney Rugby formally announced that the Seven Network would become the new free to air Match of the Day broadcasters of the Shute Shield in NSW, commencing on 21 March on 7TWO showing a match between Eastern Suburbs and Gordon. The Prime Network will broadcast to regional areas of NSW. This agreement has been renewed for the 2018 season.

Competition format[edit]

The competition format currently involves an 18-week round-robin competition which is followed by a three-week play-off series culminating in a grand final. The playoffs are contested by the top six placed teams following the round-robin. The first week of the play-offs sees 1st play 6th, 2nd play 5th and 3rd play 4th. The lowest two losers are eliminated and the three winners plus the highest ranked loser proceed to week 2 of the play-offs. The two winners from week 2 proceed to the Grand Final in week 3.

Premiership Results[edit]

  • Up until 1886, the premiers were declared by the Union at an end-of-year meeting. It is not clear how the premiership was decided at these meetings.
  • From 1886 to 1889, the season consisted of a round of games organised as a round-robin, with the premiership awarded to the team who finished the season at the top of the ladder. However in 1887 there was a final to decide the premier.
  • In 1890 and 1891, there was a final played after a round robin.
  • From 1892-1898, after the round-robin first round, there were knockout competitions held to determine the winners of the RAS Shield and the SCG Trophy, with the results counting for premiership points and with the premiership awarded to the team who finished the season at the top of the ladder. In 1899 the results of the knockout matches did not count for premiership points.
  • From 1900 onwards, the season consisted of either one or two rounds of round-robin games. The premiership was awarded to the team who finished the season at the top of the ladder. After 1907 there was a final played in some years after the round-robin.
  • In 1919 and 1920, the premiership returned to the previous structure of a round-robin. Again, the premiership was awarded to the team who finished the season at the top of the ladder.
  • From 1921 there was a final played in some years after the round robin.
  • From 1932, the premiership was decided by a Grand Final.
  • For 1987-88 a NSW Championship existed along side The Shute Shield. The first grade teams played for the rebel NSW Championship, while the Shield contained clubs from the lower grades.
  • From 2002 to 2006, the Shute Shield was awarded to a pre-season competition.

The Sydney Rugby Premiership[edit]

Season Final Minor Premiers RAS Shield SCG Trophy
Premiers Score Runners-up
1874 Waratah 1874.png Waratah[11]
1875 Balmain 1874.png Balmain[11]
1876 Wests 1920.png Wallaroo[11]
1877 Wests 1920.png Wallaroo[11]
1878 Wests 1920.png Wallaroo[11]
1879 Wests 1920.png Wallaroo
1880 Wests 1920.png Wallaroo
1881 University 1865.png Sydney University
1882 University 1865.png Sydney University
1883 Redfern 1883.png Redfern[12]
1884 Waratah 1874.png Burwood
1885 University 1865.png Sydney University
1886 Gordon 1886.png Gordon
1887 University 1865.png Sydney University[12] 12-0 Arfoma University 1865.png Sydney University
1888 University 1865.png Sydney University[12] University 1865.png Sydney University
1889 University 1865.png Sydney University[12] University 1865.png Sydney University
1890 University 1865.png Sydney University[12] 31-6[13] Strathfield University 1865.png Sydney University University 1865.png Sydney University
1891 University 1865.png Sydney University[12] 28-8[13] Zealandia University 1865.png Sydney University University 1865.png Sydney University
1892 Wallaroo Colours.png Wallaroo 3-0[13] University 1865.png Sydney University Wallaroo Colours.png Wallaroo Wallaroo Colours.png Wallaroo Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick
1893 University 1865.png Sydney University 3-0[13] Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick University 1865.png Sydney University University 1865.png Sydney University University 1865.png Sydney University
1894 Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick 8-0[13] Wallaroo Colours.png Wallaroo Wallaroo Colours.png Wallaroo Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick
1895 Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick 13-8[13] University 1865.png Sydney University Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick University 1865.png Sydney University
1896 Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick[14] Wentworth Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick Wentworth Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick
1897 Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick[12] 17-6[13] Sydney 1904.png Pirates Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick Sydney 1904.png Pirates[15] Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick
1898 Sydney 1904.png Pirates 9-3[13] Sydney Wallaroo Colours.png Wallaroo Sydney 1904.png Pirates Randwick Original Colours.png Randwick
1899 Wallaroo Colours.png Wallaroo Wallaroo Colours.png Wallaroo Sydney 1904.png Pirates Wallaroo Colours.png Wallaroo
1900 Glebe 1900.png Glebe No final University 1865.png Sydney University Glebe 1900.png Glebe
1901 Glebe 1900.png Glebe
University 1865.png Sydney University[16]
University 1865.png Sydney University
1902 Wests Colours.png Western Suburbs Wests Colours.png Western Suburbs
1903 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs
1904 University 1865.png Sydney University University 1865.png Sydney University
1905 Souths Colours.png South Sydney Souths Colours.png South Sydney
1906 Glebe 1900.png Glebe Glebe 1900.png Glebe
1907 Glebe 1900.png Glebe 13-0 University 1865.png Sydney University Glebe 1900.png Glebe
1908 Newtown Colours.png Newtown 17-0 University 1865.png Sydney University University 1865.png Sydney University
1909 Glebe 1900.png Glebe 17-6 Souths Colours.png South Sydney Glebe 1900.png Glebe
1910 Newtown Colours.png Newtown[12] Newtown Colours.png Newtown
1911 Newtown Colours.png Newtown 27-10 University 1865.png Sydney University University 1865.png Sydney University
1912 Glebe 1900.png Glebe 6-5 Wests Colours.png Western Suburbs University 1865.png Sydney University
1913 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs
1914 Glebe 1900.png Glebe Glebe 1900.png Glebe
1915 No Competition
1916 No Competition
1917 No Competition
1918 No Competition
1919 University 1865.png Sydney University University 1865.png Sydney University
1920 University 1865.png Sydney University University 1865.png Sydney University
1921 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs 9-6 Manly 1906.png Manly Manly 1906.png Manly
1922 Manly 1906.png Manly 6-6 Glebe-Balmain.png Glebe-Balmain Manly 1906.png Manly
1923 University 1865.png Sydney University 23-14 Glebe-Balmain.png Glebe-Balmain
1924 University 1865.png Sydney University 18-0 Wests 1920.png Western Suburbs
1925 Glebe-Balmain.png Glebe-Balmain Glebe-Balmain.png Glebe-Balmain
1926 University 1865.png Sydney University 19-15 Waratah 1874.png Randwick
1927 University 1865.png Sydney University University 1865.png Sydney University
1928 University 1865.png Sydney University 38-11 YMCA Sydney
1929 Wests 1920.png Western Suburbs 18-9 Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs
1930 Randwick 1928.png Randwick Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1931 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs 16-9 Newtown Colours.png Manly Newtown Colours.png Manly
1932 Newtown Colours.png Manly 12-9 Glebe-Balmain.png Drummoyne Newtown Colours.png Manly
1933 Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs 8-6 Newtown Colours.png Manly Newtown Colours.png Manly
1934 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 13-12 Newtown Colours.png Manly Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1935 Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs 22-5 Newtown Colours.png Manly
1936 Glebe-Balmain.png Drummoyne 19-18 University 1865.png Sydney University Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1937 University 1865.png Sydney University 14-3 Wests 1920.png Western Suburbs
1938 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 26-12 Wests 1920.png Western Suburbs
1939 University 1865.png Sydney University 25-17 Randwick 1928.png Randwick Gordon 1949.png Gordon
1940 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 20-10 Newtown Colours.png Manly Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1941 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs 9-6 University 1865.png Sydney University
1942 Newtown Colours.png Manly 22-6 University 1865.png Sydney University University 1865.png Sydney University
1943 Newtown Colours.png Manly 5-0 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs Newtown Colours.png Manly
1944 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs 7-3 University 1865.png Sydney University Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1945 University 1865.png Sydney University 11-3 Parramatta 1934.png Parramatta Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1946 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs 23-12 Randwick 1928.png Randwick Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1947 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs 32-0 Newtown Colours.png Manly Newtown Colours.png Manly
1948 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 27-14 Newtown Colours.png Manly Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1949 Gordon 1949.png Gordon 12-3 University 1865.png Sydney University Gordon 1949.png Gordon
1950 Newtown Colours.png Manly 21-5 Gordon 1949.png Gordon Gordon 1949.png Gordon
1951 University 1865.png Sydney University 22-16 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs University 1865.png Sydney University
1952 Gordon 1949.png Gordon 19-6 Newtown Colours.png Manly Gordon 1949.png Gordon
1953 University 1865.png Sydney University 29-6 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs
1954 University 1865.png Sydney University 22-17 Waratah 1874.png St. George Waratah 1874.png St. George
1955 University 1865.png Sydney University 21-8 Gordon 1949.png Gordon
1956 Gordon 1949.png Gordon 13-11 Waratah 1874.png St. George Gordon 1949.png Gordon
1957 Waratah 1874.png St. George 21-3 Gordon 1949.png Gordon Gordon 1949.png Gordon
1958 Gordon 1949.png Gordon 13-3 Newtown Colours.png Manly Newtown Colours.png Manly
1959 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 16-0 Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs
1960 Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs 21-3 Newtown Colours.png Manly Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs
1961 University 1865.png Sydney University 6-0 Glebe-Balmain.png Drummoyne
1962 University 1865.png Sydney University 14-0 Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1963 Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs 21-14 University 1865.png Sydney University Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1964 Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs 27-13 University 1865.png Sydney University
1965 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 26-5 Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs University 1865.png Sydney University
1966 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 30-11 Eastwood.png Eastwood Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1967 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 19-16 Gordon 1949.png Gordon Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1968 University 1865.png Sydney University 22-6 Newtown Colours.png Manly University 1865.png Sydney University
1969 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs 16-12 Gordon 1949.png Gordon Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs
1970 University 1865.png Sydney University 24-14 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs
1971 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 21-3 Newtown Colours.png Manly
1972 University 1865.png Sydney University 10-6 Gordon 1949.png Gordon University 1865.png Sydney University
1973 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 15-12 Wests 1920.png Western Suburbs Wests 1920.png Western Suburbs
1974 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 10-9 Parramatta 1934.png Parramatta
1975 Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs 9-6 Parramatta 1934.png Parramatta
1976 Gordon 1949.png Gordon 33-4 Eastwood.png Eastwood Gordon 1949.png Gordon
1977 Parramatta 1934.png Parramatta 17-9 Randwick 1928.png Randwick Parramatta 1934.png Parramatta
1978 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 22-10 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1979 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 34-3 Parramatta 1934.png Parramatta Parramatta 1934.png Parramatta
1980 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 41-3 Gordon 1949.png Gordon Gordon 1949.png Gordon
1981 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 33-15 Newtown Colours.png Manly
1982 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 21-12 Warringah 1963.png Warringah Newtown Colours.png Manly
1983 Newtown Colours.png Manly 12-10 Randwick 1928.png Randwick Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1984 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 21-9 Parramatta 1934.png Parramatta
1985 Parramatta 1934.png Parramatta 19-12 Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1986 Parramatta 1934.png Parramatta 30-12 Randwick 1928.png Randwick Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1987 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 19-16 Warringah 1963.png Warringah Warringah 1963.png Warringah
1988 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 26-13 Warringah 1963.png Warringah
1989 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 19-16 Eastwood.png Eastwood
1990 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 32-9 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1991 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 28-9 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs Randwick 1928.png Randwick
1992 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 28-14 Gordon 1949.png Gordon Gordon 1949.png Gordon
1993 Gordon 1949.png Gordon 23-19 Warringah 1963.png Warringah
1994 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 36-16 Warringah 1963.png Warringah
1995 Gordon 1949.png Gordon 24-11 Canberra 1994.png Canberra
1996 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 28-6 Warringah 1963.png Warringah
1997 Manly 1997.png Manly 34-19 Eastwood.png Eastwood Manly 1997.png Manly
1998 Gordon 1949.png Gordon 40-17 Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs
1999 Eastwood.png Eastwood 34-17 University 1865.png Sydney University
2000 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 36-33 University 1865.png Sydney University Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs
2001 University 1865.png Sydney University 27-20 Eastwood.png Eastwood Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs
2002 Eastwood.png Eastwood 19-15 University 1865.png Sydney University
2003 Eastwood.png Eastwood 29-14 Randwick 1928.png Randwick
2004 Randwick 1928.png Randwick 35-22 Eastwood.png Eastwood Randwick 1928.png Randwick
2005 University 1865.png Sydney University 41-5 Eastwood.png Eastwood University 1865.png Sydney University
2006 University 1865.png Sydney University 16-10 Randwick 1928.png Randwick Randwick 1928.png Randwick
2007 University 1865.png Sydney University 34-11 Easts 1901.png Eastern Suburbs University 1865.png Sydney University
2008 University 1865.png Sydney University 45-20 Randwick 1928.png Randwick University 1865.png Sydney University
2009 University 1865.png Sydney University 24-19 Randwick 1928.png Randwick University 1865.png Sydney University
2010 University 1865.png Sydney University 46-6 Randwick 1928.png Randwick Eastwood.png Eastwood
2011 Eastwood.png Eastwood 19-16 University 1865.png Sydney University Eastwood.png Eastwood
2012 University 1865.png Sydney University 15-14 Southern Districts 1989.png Southern Districts Eastwood.png Eastwood
2013 University 1865.png Sydney University 51-6 Eastwood.png Eastwood Eastwood.png Eastwood
2014 Eastwood.png Eastwood 33-13 Southern Districts 1989.png Southern Districts Manly 1997.png Manly
2015 Eastwood.png Eastwood 15-12 Manly 1997.png Manly Manly 1997.png Manly
2016 Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs 28-15 University 1865.png Sydney University University 1865.png Sydney University
2017 Warringah 1963.png Warringah 30-25 Norths 1901.png Northern Suburbs Manly 1997.png Manly
2018 University 1865.png Sydney University 45-12 Warringah 1963.png Warringah University 1865.png Sydney University

Individual awards[edit]

Ken Catchpole Medal[edit]

Year Player Team
1981 Australia Neale Murphy Western Suburbs
1982 Australia Geoff Richards Eastern Suburbs
1983 Australia Peter Lucas St. George
1984 Wales Richard Moriarty Western Suburbs
1985 Australia Phillip Cox Manly
1986 Australia Peter Lucas St. George
1986 United States David Niu St. George
1986 Tonga Sione Tahaafe Eastwood
1987 Australia Steven Lidbury Warringah
1988 Australia Jim Fewtrell Warringah
1989 Australia Simon Poidevin Randwick
1990 Australia Matt Foldi Warringah
1991 Australia Marty Roebuck Eastwood
1992 Australia Ross Reynolds Gordon
1993 Australia Phil Kearns Randwick
1994 Australia Mark Catchpole Warringah
1995 Australia Nick Harvey Northern Suburbs
1996 Australia Dirk Williams Eastern Suburbs
1997 Australia Adam Leach Eastwood
1998 Australia Mark Catchpole Sydney University
1999 Australia Peter Besseling Penrith
1999 Ireland Keith Gleeson Northern Suburbs
2000 New Zealand Sam Harris Warringah
2001 Samoa Des Tuiavi'i West Harbour
2002 Australia Scott Fava Eastwood
2003 Australia Scott Fava Eastwood
2004 Australia Scott Fava Eastwood
2005 Australia Tim Donnelly Eastwood
2006 Australia Peter Hewat Manly
2007 United States Gavin DeBartolo Eastern Suburbs
2008 Australia Scott Fardy Warringah
2008 Brazil Dave Harvey Gordon
2009 Australia Andrew Smith Northern Suburbs
2010 Australia Brendan McKibbin Eastern Suburbs
2011 Brazil Dave Harvey Northern Suburbs
2012 Australia Hamish Angus Warringah
2013 Australia Hugh Perrett Eastwood
2014 Australia Hamish Angus Warringah
2015 Australia David Horwitz Randwick
2016 Australia Will Miller Northern Suburbs
2017 New Zealand Tayler Adams West Harbour

Fairfax/Herald Cup[edit]

Year Player Team
1949 Australia Bill Barry Manly
1950 Australia Alan Cameron St. George
1951 Australia R. Jacobs Sydney University
1952 Australia Brian Johnson Gordon
1953 Australia Boyd Blackburn Northern Suburbs
1954 Australia Alan Cameron St. George
1955 Australia R. Love Drummoyne
1956 Australia David Emanuel Eastern Suburbs
1957 Australia Don Logan Gordon
1958 Australia Ken Thornett Randwick
1959 Australia Ken Catchpole Randwick
1960 Australia Ken Catchpole Randwick
1961 Australia David Jackson Eastwood
1962 Australia Alan Cameron St. George
1962 Australia Terry Casey St. George
1963 Australia Jim Briggs Randwick
1964 Australia Ivan Mann Parramatta
1965 Australia Jim Briggs Randwick
1966 Australia Bill Harris UNSW
1966 Australia Bruce Battishall St. George
1967 Australia Ken Catchpole Randwick
1968 Australia Peter Crittle Eastern Suburbs
1969 Australia Michael Stynes Randwick
1970 Australia Rex Batterham Gordon
1971 Australia Russell Fairfax Randwick
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976 Australia Ken Bousfield Western Suburbs
1977 Australia Rupert Rosenblum Sydney University
1978 Australia Geoff Richards Eastern Suburbs
1979 Australia Grant Andrews Warringah
1980 Australia Grant Andrews Warringah
1981 Australia Peter Lucas St. George
1982 Australia Geoff Richards Eastern Suburbs
1983 Australia Mick Mathers Eastwood
1984 Wales Richard Moriarty Western Suburbs
1985 Australia Neale Murphy Western Suburbs
1986 Australia Peter Lucas St. George
1987 Tonga Fetaiaki Langi Western Suburbs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Football Notes". Referee (Sydney, NSW : 1886 - 1939). 1900-03-14. Retrieved 2018-04-28. 
  8. ^ "FOOTBALL FATALITY". The Brisbane Courier. Brisbane, Queensland: The Brisbane Courier. 7 June 1922. p. 4. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "FOOTBALLER'S DEATH". The Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney, New South Wales: The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 June 1922. p. 10. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Local History from Manly Library". Manly Library. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  11. ^ a b c d e According to Sydney University records, different clubs were declared premiers. The following are the clubs listed by these records: 1874- Wallaroo, 1875- University & Waratah, 1876- Wallaroo, 1877- University, 1878- Wallaroo & Waratah
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h Undefeated.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h Royal Agricultural Society Final displayed.
  14. ^ Randwick did not make the RAS final. However, they remained on the top of the ladder after the games had been run and won.
  15. ^ The Pirates were declared winners of the RAS Shield as Randwick had fielded an illegal player.
  16. ^ Sydney University and Glebe agreed to not play a final due to an international tour to New Zealand. Both teams were declared joint premiers.

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Shute Shield seasons
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  • 1919-2008