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rugby clubs

The Far North has a good geographicclubs are located across the Far North from Innisfail to Port Douglas. Use the directory below to choose a club that is well situated for you and get into Rugby today






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JCU Mariners RUFC is a successful University-based Rugby club. We have a brief yet proud tradition of success, and also embrace the Spirit of Rugby- especially the social aspects of Club Rugby as the club encourages a culture of sportsmanship, family values and camaraderie. We are proudly supported by James Cook University and training is based at the Smithfield Campus. Our hard working committee ensures that the club has the highest standard of training equipment, a host of lucrative sponsors and healthy player numbers.


Our relaxing village environment beckons many tourists and sports enthusiasts from all over the globe. The Port Douglas Reef Raiders have a truly unique international combination, whilst attracting players from Australia, United States, Mexico, France, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand. With our “Field of Dreams” nestled between world heritage listed attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, gives us all the more reason to experience rugby in the tropics! We are always looking to increase our Club Profile and encourage your contribution, whether it’s coaching, playing or lending a helping hand at our games. We’re keen to increase our existing player portfolio and would greatly welcome your contact. If you are interested to be part of the Port Douglas Reef Raiders experience and are willing to relocate, we are able to assist with employment and accommodation during your adaptation to the Reef Raider’s lifestyle.

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The mighty Mudcrabs are a new club to the FNQ Rugby competition in 2014 with a focus on the footy and the beaches from Machans to Palm Cove. Our players will be committed, driven, fearless and proud of the jersey. The club will be family friendly, providing a strong social engagement for players and their families. With a strong playing group and a committed Head Coach, the Mudcrabs intend to be a force in their inaugural year!

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The Barron-Trinity Bulls Rugby Union club prides itself on playing exciting running rugby on the field while at the same time providing a welcoming social environment for the players and their supporters, family and friends. The Bulls are one of the Cairns District Rugby Union’s most successful sides and enjoyed minor and major premiership success in 2009 in A-grade, reserve grade and in the women’s competition, as well as producing a number of players who went on to represent the Cairns Thunder in the Queensland-wide State Cup. Alongside the club’s rugby achievements sits a thriving social group who love a beer and which goes out of its way to include newcomers and to make sure that they are given the chance to mark their mark with the Bulls. The Bulls are always keen to welcome rugby players or supporters who are interested in being involved with both a highly competitive rugby club and a great group of people off the field.





Since the Cairns clubs inception in 1986 we have enjoyed great success both on and off the field. Each season the club strives for premierships, our players are selected for representative teams.  Our members, supporters and sponsors come together and enjoy being part of our exciting and vibrant club. We are diverse in culture, we are family orientated, we are strong in leadership and we have a united love of the game and our club. If you’re a social player or an aspirational one, or you’re a developing coach, if you love the game and just want to be proud of your team join us at “The Fish” and make us “Your Club”. Thank you for visiting our website and we hope to see you on game day.

We cater for all levels, abilities and genders with an A Grade, Reserve Grade, Women’s and Junior Teams.

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Wanderers Rugby Union Club was founded in 1978 by John Jekyll (known to friends as Tubby). As a result of an illness Tubby now resides in Brisbane, due to his disability our club has managed to still contribute funds towards his rehabilitation. We now play under the banner as Cairns RSL Wanderers, as our club have a close association with the Cairns RSL as our major sponsor of ten years. Our club prides itself on being a long standing family orientated club. We have a strong following in Cairns, with past players and social members maintaining a loyal and involved association. Not to mention the ever increasing interest of new and young players and the general public. Wanderers will field three Senior Teams this season – A Grade, Reserve Grade, Women’s & Junior Teams.







Penrhyn Sharks is a Rugby Union sports code under the umbrella of Cairns Penrhyn Sports Association Inc. Penrhyn Sharks hope is to introduce and promote Rugby Union into the lives of children, youth and adults in the Cairns community so they develop a passion for the game in order to gain skills, self esteem, pride and leadership skills.





The Southside Crusaders where incorporated as a club in 2005. The Southside Crusaders are an Edmonton based club with our Major sponsors being the Historic Hambeldon Hotel.  Southside Crusaders have always prided themselves as having strong family and cultural ties, and since entering the CDRU competition the Southside Crusaders have gone from strength to strength, earning consecutive Grand Final berths for both Men’s and Women’s A grades in the 2010 & 2011 seasons. Southside Crusaders will field three teams this year, being Men’s A, Men’s Reserve Grade and Women’s.

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