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Rugby League

St Brendan’s College has forged a distinguished reputation as an outstanding rugby league nursery, unrivalled by any other institution in Central Queensland.

The College has produced numerous Australian and Queensland State of Origin representatives along with a host of former and current NRL First-Graders.

Most recently 2021 would see the 1st XIII team win the Aaron Payne Cup while also of note is the fact that the College has won the Confraternity Shield, the premier Queensland Independent Schools Rugby League Carnival on 13 occasions. St Brendan’s College also provides the Rockhampton and District Rugby League competition with 21 teams across all year levels as every student is given the opportunity to play Rugby League.

Currently we have quite a number of former students playing in the NRL. These include: Harry Grant, Jake Granville, Ben Hunt, Kurt Mann, Corey Oates and Elijah Anderson along with quite a number of former students currently in NRL Systems.

Rugby League:

  • Aaron Payne Cup/Cowboys Challenge – The top 8 Northern Rugby League teams play each other in a round-robin format in both the Year 10 and Open age groups.
  • Confraternity Shield – A fantastic week of Rugby League held during the June/July School Holidays. Approximately 48 teams take part in the carnival with St Brendan’s College being the most successful school in the history of the Shield.
  • Inter-School competition – Throughout Term 3 Rugby League is offered to all students from Year 7 to Year 12, approximately 450 students take part each season.
  • GIO Cup – the top 2 teams from the Aaron Payne Cup take part in the State semi-finals of this National Schoolboys Competition.
  • Tour games – Throughout the year St Brendan’s College plays against schools from right across Queensland.

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