Royals Rugby Club History

Canberra Royals Rugby Club has dominated the ACT competition for the last 60 years.

It has a proud tradition and identifies closely with the Royals Foundation Team of 1949. In fact, the current Patron of the Rugby Club, Keith Hawke, was a member of that original team.

Royals has produced over 20 international representatives including 7 Wallabies, 10 Wallaroos, and more than two dozen representatives Australia wide.

The Club has featured strongly in grand finals since the establishment of rugby in Canberra, winning 16 First Grade Premierships. The women's team has had outstanding success, winning six premierships contested to date and was undefeated in 2000 and 2001.

Royals is renowned for its innovation and a number of its former players, coaches and managers have gone on to establish careers in the Brumbies (which is an acknowledged world class organisation) and with interstate and overseas rugby clubs.