[12], Throughout the 1998 season, the Rams attempted to build a stronger supporter base in order to avoid removal from the competition in 1999 or 2000. The Rams celebrated the move with a record 52–0 win over the Balmain Tigers.[11]. Early in the 2013 NRL season, the NRL's official free-to-air broadcast partner the Nine Network, began to show their Friday night and Sunday afternoon games live around Australia, including Adelaide, on their digital channel GEM. [3] Despite this evidence of popular appeal, the NSWRL, already in the process of setting up a 20-team competition, could not see their way to admitting a team from Adelaide and their preferred option outside of rugby league strongholds of NSW, Qld and New Zealand was to have a team from Melbourne and another in Perth (the Melbourne Storm would be formed in 1998). 26 talking about this. Add to Watchlist Unwatch. The team was formed in 1995 for the planned rebel Super League competition. Super League's top point scorer for the season was Penrith Panthers centre Ryan Girdler who scored 197 points from 11 tries, 76 goals and 1 field goal while the competition's top try scorer was Canterbury Bulldogs utility back Matthew Ryan who crossed for 17 tries. We are located on Heathcote Road at Hammondville. The Australian rules football code, with origins as far back as 1843,[1] had long dominated sport in the state. This website accompanies our Team App smartphone app available from the App Store or Google Play. CARFU is part of the Midwest Rugby Football Union (MRFU), which is also the governing body for the Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin LAU’s. The Auckland Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in the Auckland Region of New Zealand.It is responsible for rugby league in the region, including both club and school rugby league. In 1991, the St. George Dragons (whose primary sponsor since the mid-late 1970s was Adelaide-based winery Penfolds) and Balmain Tigers match attracted 28,884 people, the largest attendance for any rugby league game in South Australia and the largest of the entire minor round of the 1991 NSWRL season (it was in fact the 6th highest attendance for the entire season, beating the attendance of two of the seven Finals series games). Western Rams coach Cameron Greenhalgh is hopeful the best players in the region will put their hand up for selection after it was confirmed the NSW Rugby League … Another leading factor in the SARL's decision to sign with SL was the promise of greater financial assistance than they were receiving from the ARL.[4]. Their first title was in 1988, followed by another in 1996 and more recently in 2018. After 8 of the 20 teams in the ARL competition signed with News Limited to play in the proposed Super League competition in 1996 the organization began looking for further teams to make the new competition viable. SARL general manager Bruce Walker has suggested that the NRL itself should take more responsibility for scheduling games in Adelaide. You cannot expect the Rams to have won over South Australians after just two seasons in such an Aussie Rules stronghold, especially given the extraordinary nature of those seasons. [1] The South Australian Rugby League (SARL) also had a First Grade Premiership competition in place since 1976, while league been played competitively in Adelaide since the late 1940s. Welcome to Camden Rugby League Football Club! The Chicago Area Rugby Football Union (CARFU) is the Local Area Union (LAU) for rugby union teams in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Steelers won the game 39–4 in front of 5,153 fans. Western Rams Academy Trials Saturday 17 October, Manildra; 18s Grand Finals results Spooner Oval Forbes, 27 September 2020; 18s Grand Finals stream Spooner Oval Forbes 27 September 2020; Maas Group Youth League semi-finals results and grand final schedule; LIVE STREAM: Spooner Oval Sunday 20 September; Maas Group 18s Youth League finals draw OUR SPONSORS. With Chicago Sport & Social Club, it’s more than a game. Rams RFC is also renowned for its Rugby 7s capability and participates in several major international tournaments across Europe from March through to August. In mid-1996, News Limited successfully appealed this ruling, which enabled the competition to proceed. This website accompanies our Team App smartphone app available from the App Store or Google Play. Rams Rugby Football Club. [4] By the end of 1995, this was apparent as the ARL had already played two international Test matches involving the Australian Kangaroos in Melbourne, as well as three State of Origin games, with Game 2 of the 1994 State of Origin series attracting a then Australian record rugby league crowd of 87,161 to the Melbourne Cricket Ground. However, the Rams' home ground support, which averaged 15,330 fans each week, the 4th highest out of 22 teams across both the SL and ARL competitions, ensured that they remained in the unified 1998 competition. Premiers in 2018, the Rams found the challenge of going back to back in 2019 hard going and eventually missed out on the finals series finishing sixth. Wallaby rugby union halfback George Gregan was approached to switch codes to be the starting halfback for the new team for "seriously more money than" he would earn playing rugby union, though he opted to remain in the 15-man code (Gregan would ultimately go on to win the 1999 Rugby World Cup with the Wallabies and would become Wallaby captain in 2001). The Rams' management, led by newly named CEO, former dual rugby international and Manly-Warringah 1987 premiership player Michael O'Connor, had their minds set on a place in the reduced competition, and went on a buying spree, obtaining rights for players that they hoped would be productive enough for the team to survive the cut in 2000. [4] The Rams had a 32.14% win percentage for all of their premiership games, which made them statistically the sixth worst team in first grade rugby league in Australia, out of 33 teams.[24]. The championships have been under 23s … Welcome to Camden Rugby League Football Club! Add to cart . The Rams lasted two seasons, the first in the Super League competition in 1997 and the second in the first seasonof the National Rugby League (NRL) in 1998. The Rams final win came in Round 20 of the 1998 NRL season when they defeated the Auckland Warriors 22–20 at Hindmarsh Stadium in front of 7,445 fans. Rams consist of five senior teams of differing playing ability and a full complement of mini and junior sides. Their record attendance at Hindmarsh was 7,459 for their loss to 1997 ARL Grand Finalists, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Nigel Gaffey (1989-00 Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters & Penrith Panthers) Most of the junior players were drawn from the SARL's lower grade competitions in Adelaide.[4]. As rugby league and sport in general, move forward into the 21st Century, the Moorebank Rams Junior Rugby League Club is aware of the ongoing changes needed to continue growth, strive to stay competitive, as well as continue to be attractive to any potential player, sponsor or supporter. [9] However, after the Rams lost nine of their first ten games, coach Reddy and the entire coaching staff were sacked by the Rams' administration. Download Team App now and search for Camden Rugby League Football Club to enjoy our team app on the go. Up until 2018, the club was previously known as Redingensians and then Redingensians Rams before being renamed simply as Rams for the 2018–19 season onwards.[1]. If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order: Difference between points for and against, Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams, Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled, Dennis Easby (DH Easby) - captain of Redingensians in 1950–51, Easby would go on to become the first ever, This page was last edited on 23 September 2020, at 18:11. Woden Valley Rams Rugby League Club is an Australian rugby league football club based in Woden, Australian Capital Territory formed in 1967. Our family friendly club is located at Lyndoch in the amazing Barossa Valley Region. BACK IN ACTION: The Western Rams under 18s and under 16s will form part of the 10-team Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cup competitions in 2021. Adelaide Rams 16 💥 Waiheke Rams Rugby League have you covered for fireworks over the next 4 days (Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs) 💥 Get all you Boom Brother Fireworks here. The cost of building and sustaining an uncompetitive rugby league team in an area dominated by another football sport had resulted in News Limited incurring heavy financial losses with the Rams. This would actually turn out to be one of only two home wins for the season (not counting the 3 World Club Championship wins over visiting English teams Salford, Leeds and Oldham). They were also competing against the popular Adelaide 36ers who played in the National Basketball League (NBL) which at the time ran a winter season. In June after numerous financial disagreements with the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) who at the time owned the Adelaide Oval, the club changed home grounds to the smaller, 16,500 capacity Hindmarsh Stadium, a soccer specific venue which was better suited to a rugby league field than the Adelaide Oval was. To access all the features of this site you need to Log In or Sign Up. Western Rams coach Cameron Greenhalgh is hopeful the best players in the region will put their hand up for selection after it was confirmed the NSW Rugby League Country Championships would return to an open format age from next year. More than 59% sold. Rank 3. [17] The 2009 match against North Queensland Cowboys attracted 8,547 people. Appo broke several team records in his 14 games with the Rams. [2], The New South Wales Rugby League premiership (NSWRL) begun in 1908, as a rugby league competition mostly for clubs in the Sydney region of Australia (a team from Newcastle competed in 1908–09), a situation that lasted until 1982. The NSWRL also decided to test the viability of a rugby league team from the South Australian capital, and between 1991 and 1995 programmed five matches to be played in Adelaide at the famous Adelaide Oval. However, after the merger between rugby league clubs St. George Dragons and Illawarra Steelers which reduced the number of teams to 19, it was decided to avoid a bye that another team needed to be dropped from the competition. [19], In 2008, several NRL club bosses expressed the view that the NRL should be a "national" competition,[20] since it now had teams from all around Australia rather than just on the eastern seaboard, arguing that such a move would increase the competition's revenue. The new team from Port Adelaide, who already had a large fan base in the local South Australian National Football League (SANFL) competition, and the Crows successes in 1997–98 made it much harder for the Rams to compete for fan support. The ram was chosen, according to Super League chief executive John Ribot, because it was "readily identifiable with strength and hardness". The item you've selected wasn't added to your cart. The Rams were not a successful club, winning only 13 out of 42 games. Their biggest win was 52–0 over the Balmain Tigers in 1998 and their biggest losing margin was 42 points, which occurred twice: against the Canberra Raiders in 1997 and the Penrith Panthers in 1998. Dont be left empty handed. By NickD, December 10, 2020 in Dewsbury Rams ... just that the suggestion that Cumbria is not part of the Rugby League … The Rams first home game attendance of 27,435 was the 4th highest attendance of the entire 1997 season, behind only the Grand Final at the ANZ Stadium in Brisbane (58,912), the opening game of the season in Brisbane (42,361) and a Round 6 match at the Dairy Farmers Stadium in Townsville (30,122). They remain the only team from the state of South Australia to have participated in top-level rugby league in Australia. This meant that three teams would be demised, as part of the rationalisation process aimed at reducing teams to an optimal number. The team was owned and supported by News Limited. Barossa Rams Rugby Club. The club's final ever home game in Round 23 of 1998 saw them go down 36–0 to the North Sydney Bears in front of 7,035 fans, the lowest recorded attendance at Hindmarsh. Powered By. Local Sport. The club had appointed St. George Dragons international back rower Rod Reddy to be their inaugural coach, along with two-time NSWRL premiership-winning and former Kangaroo tour Hooker Kerrod Walters from the Brisbane Broncos to be the first captain of the team. The Rams highest attendance at Adelaide Oval was 27,435 set in their inaugural home game against the Hunter Mariners. The competition would see the Rams play three games at home and three in England.[4][9]. With little chance of securing a contract with another club just weeks before the start of the 1999 NRL season, the players were then placed in other News Ltd. owned or financed teams including Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne. This was also the first ever match of the Australian Super League's only season. In June 1995 the South Australian Rugby League (SARL), which governs the game of rugby league in South Australia, officially signed with Super League, who subsequently gave it a licence to form a franchise which would allow the SARL to create a Super League team. Their jerseys remained red and blue until the last game they played in 1998, when they used a mainly yellow jersey to avoid a colour clash with the similar jerseys of the Newcastle Knights (who were the home team). New South Wales Rugby League confirms the return of Laurie Daley and Andrew Johns Cups in 2021. The Rams did not win any premierships, minor premierships or wooden spoons in their two seasons. As only one team from Australasia Pool B would go on to the Quarter finals, this meant that the Adelaide Rams did not advance past the group stage of the tournament. [4][21] In 1998, however, the Rams' home attendances diminished, dropping to an average of about 7,500, the fourth lowest of any team in the 20–team competition. In 2018, the Rams won their first premiership since 1996 beating the Tuggeranong Bushrangers 31-30. Notable juniors. However, with the team's lack of on-field success, plus the success of other Adelaide-based sports teams who won national championships in 1997 and/or 1998 including the Adelaide Crows (AFL), Adelaide 36ers (NBL) and Adelaide Thunderbirds (netball), saw average home attendances dropped by more than half (51.3%) from the previous years 15,330 to just 7,472 over the course of the season.[4][8]. Adding to your cart. Rams RFC is an English rugby union club based near the village of Sonning on the outskirts of Reading in the county of Berkshire. It began in 1910 when the first season of club league in Auckland occurred. Whether you are looking to play yourself or trying to find a team for your son or daughter, or just want to kick back and watch some local rugby union, we are the club for you. 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