Townsville and District Rugby Union


2018 Primary School Gala Day Wrap Up


Last Friday saw the annual primary school Gala day take place with a full day of action packed rugby. Schools flocked in from around the region to participate in what is a wonderful day on the Primary school rugby calendar. There was a total of 12 schools that registered for the day with 17 teams in total, some schools had enough numbers to put forward two teams. The teams were divided up into a senior and junior competition. Below is a list of all the schools that participated in each division:

Queensland Country Rugby Recap 


Last weekend saw a big weekend at Mike Carney Toyota Park, with North Queensland playing host to the Queensland Country Rugby Championships. This saw a team from Central Queensland and South Queensland travel up to Townsville. North Queensland teams were formed in the U19 and Open age groups from the Cairns and Townsville regions. The U19 boys placed 2nd overall, with the men winning the opens Country Championships for the first time in four years. 


 Townsville Players selected in Qld Country Heelers 


The Queensland Country Heelers senior and U19s squads for 2018 have been named, following the culmination of the Queensland Country Championships in Townsville over the weekend. The Townsville and District Rugby Union congratulate all the TDRU players who were selected to play in the following games. Townsville selected players list below.

Queensland Country Heelers 2018 senior fixtures:

Monday 25th June -  Open Heelers play Ellesmere at Dunsandel Rugby Football Club Christchurch, Kick off 7:00pm (NZ time).

Wednesday 27th June – Heelers play North Canterbury at Hagley Oval Mandeville Christchurch, kick off 3:30pm (NZ time).

Saturday 30th June – Heelers play NSW Country at Riddles Oval Goondiwindi, Kick off 3:30pm.

Queensland Country Heelers Colts 2018 fixtures:

Thursday 28th June – Queensland Country U19s play University of Queensland at St.Lucia, kick-off is 6:30pm.

Saturday 30th June – Queensland Country U19s play NSW Country U19s at Riddles Oval, kick off is at 2:15pm.


Under 19 Qld Country Heelers 

Qld Country Heelers 

Declan Maguire Brothers Townsville Blair Morgan Brothers Townsville
Jack Andreassen Brothers Townsville Emil Grant Brothers Townsville
Dale Whalley Brothers Townsville Billy Bulley Brothers Townsville
Harry Willocks Teachers West Daniel Carman Teachers West
Henry Mckinnon Teachers West Kris Nielsen Teachers West
    Hugh Huppatz Teachers West
    Tom Vinson Teachers West
    Josh Fletcher Teachers West
    Josh Lamb Teachers West
    Trent Owen Teachers West

Primary Schools Gala Day Rugby Kicking Off!

Prior to the Big Boys taking the field for the Country Championships this weekend some Grassroots Primary School Rugby will be taking centre stage at Mike Carney Toyota Park on Friday. The Annual Primary Schools Rugby Gala Day (Formerly Development Cup) will feature schools from across Townsville with 16 teams participating in the Senior and Junior Divisions. Primary Schools Rugby spokesperson Scott O'Neill said the event is the hallmark tournament for Primary School Rugby in North Queensland. "This event has been run now for nearly a decde with many of our players from our first few years of the tournament now participating in the country champs for North Qld this weekend, so it really is great that another 200 local Primary School students get to participate on a great weekend for local Rugby". The Tournaments opening ceremony kicks off from 9:30am with games running from 10am-2pm. CLICK READ MORE TO SEE THE DRAW AND THE SCHOOLS PARTICPATING.


Congrad Gargett Weekly Wrap

Buckle yourselves in and get ready for a trip around the grounds in another captivating round of the Conrad Gargett 1st Grade competition!! This week’s action saw a showdown between University and Charters Towers Bulls, as well as Brothers clashing with North Ward Old Boys, and finally Teachers West taking on a Burdekin team fresh from a bye.

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