Queensland Reds

The Queensland Reds ( in conjunction with the main sponsor, also known as QR Queensland Reds ) are a rugby union team from the Australian city of Brisbane. She plays in the international Super Rugby League. Home games are played in the Suncorp Stadium.

The Reds have existed since 1882 and was for more than a hundred years, the national team of the Regional Association of Queensland Rugby Union ( QRU ) represented clubs. In 1996 the team was transformed into a franchise that represents the state of Queensland. Players will continue to be made by members of the QRU, but now on a professional level.

  • 3.1 Super 12
  • 3.2 Super 14
  • 3.3 Super Rugby


Before the introduction of the Super Rugby Queensland Reds were a selection team which was composed of players from different clubs within the state. The first match between Queensland and New South Wales took place in 1882, in the following year, the Queensland Rugby Union was founded ( QRU ). 1896 traveled the representatives of Queensland for the first time to New Zealand. In 1899 she won for the first time against an international team, against the British and Irish Lions.

Because of the First World War and the competition from Rugby League, there were no more games for several years, the QRU in 1919 even dissolved. Only after the founding in 1928 they took on the game mode again. 1950 rented the QRU for games the Reds the Normanby Oval, starting from 1966 the team played in Ballymore Stadium. On June 6, 1980, the Reds defeated the All Blacks.

As of 1993, the Reds played in the league Super 10 and were divided into group A. The Reds ended the first season on the fourth group rank. In 1994 they were winners and won the final in Durban against Natal. In the final staging of Super 10 in 1995, the Reds were once again in the final and won in Johannesburg against Transvaal.

In 1996, the successor Super League was (since 2006 Super 14) established 12. The first season was the most successful. The Reds finished the group stage at the first place. Then they lost at home but the playoff semi-final against the Sharks from South Africa. 1999 and 2001, the Reds had to accept defeat in the semi-final against the Crusaders and the Brumbies. 2006 covered the Reds from Ballymore Stadium to twice as large at Suncorp Stadium, in 2007, they were the worst of all 14 teams.

In the 2011 season the Reds won for the first time the champion of Super Rugby after they had defeated the Crusaders in the final.


Current squad

The squad for the 2011 season:


  • Ben Daley
  • Greg Holmes
  • Guy Shepherdson
  • James Slipper


  • Albert Anae
  • Saia Fainga'a
  • James Hanson

Second - row players

  • James Horwill
  • Van Humphries
  • Radike Samo
  • Rob Simmons
  • Adam Wallace - Harrison


  • Liam Gill
  • Scott Higginbotham
  • Ed Quirk
  • Lei Tomiki

Scrum half

  • Will Genia ( c )
  • Ben Lucas

Number Eight

  • Leroy Houston
  • Jake Schatz


  • Quade Cooper
  • Michael Harris

Indoor Three Quarter

  • Will Chambers
  • Anthony Fainga'a
  • Ben Tapuai

Outer three-quarters

  • Rod Davies
  • Digby Ioane
  • Luke Morahan
  • Dom Shipperley
  • Kimami Sitauti

Final Men

  • Peter Hynes

Well-known former players

  • Berrick Barnes
  • Mark Connors
  • Dan Crowley
  • John Eales
  • Elton Flatley
  • Daniel Herbert
  • Tim Horan
  • Toutai Kefu
  • Chris Latham
  • Jason Little
  • Michael Lynagh
  • Rod McCall
  • Stephen Moore
  • John Roe
  • Wendell Sailor
  • Ben Tune
  • David Wilson


Super 12

Super 14

Super Rugby