Townsville and District Rugby Union

Life Member Bernie Smith Passes Away 

The TDRU are saddened to hear of the passing of Life Member Bernie Smith. Bernie played an integral part in getting the Rugby Union to the way it is now. His family invite members of the Townsville Rugby Community to attend his Funeral this Friday Morning at 11:00AM at St Mary's Church. For more information please visit the link below.


Townsville Council Committee approves $30 Million Dollar Shopping Centre at the Current Mike Carney Toyota Park.

Parkside Development of Mike Carney Toyota Park have come to an agreement which will see the zoning of the park change to that of one which will allow a shopping centre, involving a Coles Supermarket to be built. This will replace the current TDRU grounds at Hugh Street. It is proposed that a new Rugby complex will be built at the Murray Sporting complex in a Land Swap agreement with Parkside Developments. A final decision will be made at a full council meeting on September 22nd. For more information on the TDRU Development visit our NEW FIELDS section. 

Dudley Jones Cup - Elimination Semi-final

The Elimination Semi Final was the biggest game of the year so far for North Ward Old Boys and Teachers West when they played off for a spot in the Grand Final on Saturday. It was a breezy evening which made for a welcome, cool atmosphere perfect for a game of Finals Rugby.

Dudley Jones Cup - Major and Minor Semi-Finals

Finals action kicked off at last over the Weekend at Mike Carney Toyota Park and the games were as exciting as it gets. The Major Semi-final was played on Saturday with Minor Premiers Teachers West facing an in form Brothers Outfit, while a Beautiful Sunday afternoon hosted Ross River and North Ward Old Boys for a place in the elimination final.

Ted Vinson wins Asteron Community Coach of the Year

Coach of the Charters Towers Bulls Rugby Union team Ted Vinson was awarded the 2015 Asteron Life Community Coach of the Year. 
Asteron Life partnered with Australian Rugby Union for the second year running to recognise the important role coaches play in the development of young players.
They selected Ted from a record 328 nominations received.

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