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Souths Rugby Union Club

Souths Rugby Union Club was formed in 1948 (Juniors in 1963) and proudly boasts being the most successful rugby club in Australia. Since its inception, Souths has produced over 70 Queensland representatives and over 30 Australian representatives. Our Junior and Senior Clubs merged in 2016 and our Under 6s to Premier Grade players are proud to be a part of the Magpie Army. We play the game and run our club with discipline, control and mutual self-respect.

Brisbane's Premier Rugby Club
U6 - Premier Grade

Shaftesbury Oval

111 ShaFtesbury St

Tarragindi QLD 4121 

Chipsy Wood Oval

104 Frederick Street (off Villa St)

Annerley QLD 4103 (Yeronga Park)

History

In 2016 the Junior and Senior clubs merged and are now one entity, fielding players from Under 6 to Premier Grade.

Senior club history

Souths Rugby Club was formed in 1948 and proudly boast the most successful Rugby Club in Australia. In 2008 Souths celebrated 60 years of Magpie Rugby history. Since its inception in 1948, Souths have produced 70 Queensland representatives and 30 Australian representatives.

Souths has produced 5 Australian Captains – Nev Cottrell, David Codey, Andrew Slack (Australia’s Grand Slam Captain) Tim Horan and Jason Little. In 1992 Souths created history when 7 players were selected as Wallabies to represent Australia. The first time any club had contributed 7 players to the Australian team.

The Magnificent Seven included : Jason Little, Tim Horan, Dan Crowley, Troy Coker, Garrick Morgan , Tom Lawton and Sam Scott-Young. Souths contributed significantly to the 1991 and 1999 World Cup winning Wallabies with four current and two former players in both teams. 

Souths will continue to set the standard both on and off the field as Australia’s Premier Rugby Club well in to the new Millennium.

Junior Club History

In Late 1962, following a surprise visit by an U12 team from Sydney, the idea of the introduction of competitive rugby being played at ages below 18 years was formulated.

Subsequently, in early 1963, with the objective of forming an under 10 team to represent the southern districts, 'Chipsie' Wood (Souths Seniors), Ted Bishop (Yeronga State School) and interested parents met and the Southern Districts Junior Rugby Union Football Club became a reality.

Intensive recruitment at the local State Schools and individual door knocking in the local district resulted in more than enough boys to form an under 10 team. With the enthusiastic help and advice from Mr. Arthur Lang, a former Brisbane City Council Alderman, the field at Shaftesbury Street was obtained and remains to this day as the home of Souths Juniors.

After the formation of the Sub Junior Committee of the QRU, four (4) teams representing Wests, Easts, Souths and Teachers Norths were organized to play each other on Saturday mornings. By 1970, Southern Districts were represented by teams in under 7 – 1st grade in yearly age groups. With this great depth of talent, Southern Districts has become the most successful Rugby Club in Queensland.

By Tony Lacaze (Life member and first President 1963 – 1966)

Senior Club to 2016

Life Members

Club Presidents

Club Captains

1959 – R.A. Wood

1959 – E Bonis

1960 – T N Betts O.A.M

1961 – K Betts

1965 – H Southgate

1969 – H Gray

1970 – I Thomas

1970 – M Baker

1971 – E – Eames

1971 – I Moriarty

1972 – R Constant

1972 – A O’Brien

1975 – W Allan

1976 – W Brazier

1978 – K Deighton

1981 – C A Mole

1982 – T F Seage

1983 – T Tesch

1986 – P Daley

1989 – O Lapworth

1990 – R B Maclean

1991 – A B Toohey

1992 – D P Hoyland O.A.M

1993 – P B White

1997 – K Culla

1998 – R Spence

2000 – R Rea

2006 – P Rodgers

2006 – W Brammer

2007 – G Lane

2008 – I J Cameron

2010 – T. Whalley

2010 – N. Cannon

2013 F. Kefu

2013 S. Mafi

2013 C. Kassulke

 

1948 to 1953 – J. Kane-Maguire

1954 to 1955 – A.W. Venamore

1956 to 1960 – P.S. Ford

1961 to 1969 – E. Bonis

1970 – R.A. Wood

1971 to 1982 – T.N. Betts O.A.

1983 to 1987 – I. Thomas

1988 to 1990 – A. Toohey

1991 to 1993 – I. Moriarty

1994 – J. O’Meara

1995 to 1996 – R.B. Maclean

1997 to 1998 – R.Spence

1999 to 2001 – D. Dammers

2002 – I.J. Cameron

2003 to 2006 – P. Rodgers

2007 to 2010 – S. Munro

2010 to date – A. Shepley

1986 to 1987 – P. White

1988 – B. Watson

1989 to 1990 – M. White

1991 – A. Harries

1992 – A.Harries/I.J. Cameron

1993 – I.J. Cameron / A. Rowan

1994 – I.J. Cameron

1995 – A. Harries

1996 – N. Stiles

1997 – G. Brown / C. Pearce

1998 – G. Rea

1999 to 2000 – T. Mandrusiak

2001 – D. Drew / V. Humphries

2002 – A. Stafford / S. Currin

2003 – S. Currin

2004 – D. McKellar / S. Currin

2005 – M. Gilbride / P. Keene / J. Toro

2006 – K. Watene / S. Kefu

2007 – R. Stephen / N. Munro

2008 – D. Draper/S. Fukofuka/N. Munro

2009 – J. Tabrett

2010 – J. Turner/A. Willis

2011 – G. Khoury / R. Wisemantel

2012 – E. Fowke / G. Khoury / R. Wisemantel

2013 E. Fowke/C.Marshall/B.Hammond

2014 J. Kent/J. Agresta

2015 J. Kent/M. Canham

2016 B. Ward/M. Ryan

Junior Club to 2016

The proud heritage of Souths Juniors has been created and supported by a great many people over the past half century. All assistance provided to the club by volunteers is greatly appreciated and Souths Juniors would not exist without these people and their work. The following people have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the club.

Life Members

Errol Bailey

Margaret Bailey

John Dewar

Mary Dewar

Nev Francis (dec)

 Robert (Bob) Hammond

Chris Hourigan 

 Tony Lacaze (dec)

 George Lane

Bernie Lawless

Stuart Purcell

Nick Savage

Julie Savage (dec)

Barry Wilkin (dec)

Peter Rodgers

Roslyn Rodgers

Presidents

1963 – 1966 T. Lacaze and R.Flynn

1967 – 1974 N. Francis

1975 – 1978 J. Burman

1979 – 1982 J. Deware

1983 – 1986 E. Bailey

1987 I. McFee

1988 – 1989 I. Moriarty

1990 – 1991 G. Hynd

1992 G. Ansell

1993 – 1994 P. Ascough

1995 -1996 B. York

1997 – 1998 P. Rodgers

1999 – 2000 P. Toohill

2001 D.Hooper-Lees

2002 – 2004 K. Hunter

2005 – 2007 S. Pursall

2008 – 2010 D. Bingham

2011 – 2015 C. Hourigan

 2016 – D. Free

 

Senior Club Australian Representatives to 2016

2013 - C. Feauai-Sautia
2011 – B. Robinson
2010 – A. Faingaa
S. Faingaa
V. Humphries
2008 – Q. Cooper
2001 – S. Kefu
1998 – T. Mandrusiak (Commonwealth Games)
1996 – M. Connors
T. Kefu
1995 – M. Foley
1994 – B. Robinson
A. Skeggs
1993 – B. A. Johnstone
B. P. Lea
1992 – T. Cooker
D. Smith
1991 – G. J . Morgan
1990 – S. Scott-Young
1989 – D. Crowley
T. Horan *
J. Little *
1988 – R. Lawton
R. Tombs
1987 – D. Codey *
1983 – T. Lawton
1978 – A. Slack *
1962 – A. Evans
1958 – G. McLean
1957 – B. Ford
1949 – T.N. Betts OAM
N. Cottrell*

*denotes captain

Senior Club Queensland Representatives to 2016

2012 – C. Feauai-Sautia
2013 – S. Denny
2011 – B. Robinson
2009 – S. Faingaa
A. Faingaa
J. Kennedy
2007 – B. Coutts
Q. Cooper
C. Fetoai
2005 – C. Northcott
2003 – J. Valentine
L. Doherty
1998 – T. Lough
S. Kefu
V. Humphries
B. Condon
1996 – S. Drahm
D. McInally
1995 – A. Blades
T. Boston
T. Kefu
T. Mandrusiak
G. Vassallo
1994 – M. Connors
B. Cannon
G. Brown
B. Lea
1993 – B. Robinson
G. Hislop
D. Emtage
1992 – T. Coker
B. Johnstone
A. Skeggs
D. Smith
1991 – M. Foley
I. Williams
1990 – B. Free
T. Horan
G. Morgan
S. Scott – Young
1989 – J. Little
F. Perrin
1988 – D. Cooper
R. Tombs
K. Wills
1987 – D. Codey
D. Crowley
A. Knox
S. Tait
1986 – R. Lawton
1984 – T. Lawton
1980 – S. Mafi
I. D. McIvor
1975 – G. Moloney
A. Slack
1972 – J. Hoyland
1963 – I. Kennedy
1962 – I. Thomas
1961 – M. Baker
R. Priebe
D. Watts
1960 – W. Kiernan
T. Caroline
G. Woods
1959 – A. Evans
T. Latukefu
A. Rissman
D. Worner
1958 – R. Cory
G. McLean
1957 – B. Ford
1956 – R. Cooper
R. Rex
1952 – J. Nickles
1951 – K. Betts
A. Morcombe
H. Southgate
1948 – T.N
. Betts OAM
N. Cottrell
A. Livermore
W. McGovern

Junior Club Representatives to 2016

Andrew Slack
Brendan Cannon
Cameron Lillicrap
Damien Smith
Dan Crowley
David Croft
Mark Connors
Nick Stiles
Peter Slattery
Quade Cooper
Rob Lawton
Steve Kefu
Tom Lawton
Toutai Kefu
Tyrone Mandrusiak
 

Committee

Anthony Shepley

PRESIDENT

Mat Cairncross

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Bob Hammond

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Adam Day

TREASURER

Adrian Rowan

SECRETARY

Richard Dickson

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Darren Free

COMMITTEE MEMBER


Senior Rugby Sub-Committee

Ian Cameron

Todd Pepper

Bob Hammond

Craig Kassulke

Daymon Tuka


Junior Rugby Sub-Committee

Mat Cairncross

sUNDAY cO-ORDINATOR

 

Mark Mackay

Saturday cO-ORDINATOR

Paul Boylan

Registrar

Souths Constitution