ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union

ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1937   (Federal Capital Territory R.U.)
ARU affiliation 1972
Brumbies and Southern Inland Rugby Union office in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.

The ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union is the governing body for rugby union in the Australian Capital Territory and southern regions of New South Wales.

The union is represented by one team in the Super Rugby competition, the Brumbies. The ACT is also home to the Canberra Vikings in the National Rugby Championship.

The union was founded in 1937 as the Federal Capital Territory Rugby Union (FCTRU).[1][2] It became the ACTRU in 1939,[3] and eventually the ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union. It received its current name prior to the 2005 Super 12 season, when the Far South Coast and Southern Inland unions of New South Wales joined the ACT and Monaro Rugby Unions.[4] This change also led to the former ACT Brumbies being renamed Brumbies Rugby.

See also


  1. "Rugby Union". The Canberra Times. 21 July 1937. p. 4. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  2. "Club Control – Rugby Union By-Laws". The Canberra Times. 23 March 1938. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  3. "Rugby Union. 'Year full of promise'. Annual meeting held.". The Canberra Times. 28 March 1939. p. 4. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  4. "Historic change for South Coast rugby union". Batemans Bay Post. 10 November 2004. Archived from the original on 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.

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