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Queensland Reds

Queensland Reds
UnionRugby Australia (Queensland)
Founded1882; 142 years ago (1882)
LocationBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
Ground(s)Suncorp Stadium (Capacity: 52,500)
Coach(es)Les Kiss
Captain(s)Tate McDermott, Liam Wright
Most capsSean Hardman (148)
Top scorerMichael Lynagh (1,166)
League(s)Super Rugby Pacific
2023Playoffs: Quarterfinals
8th overall
Home kit
Away kit
Official website
Current season

The Queensland Reds is the rugby union team for the Australian state of Queensland that competes in the Southern Hemisphere's Super Rugby competition. Prior to 1996, they were a representative team selected from the rugby union club competitions in Queensland. With the introduction of the professional Super 12 competition they moved to a model where players are contracted to the Reds through the Queensland Rugby Union rather than selected on the basis of club form.

From 1996 to 2005 they were one of three Australian teams competing in the Super 12 competition, alongside the New South Wales Waratahs and the ACT Brumbies. Queensland finished as minor premiers in 1996 and 1999. From 2006 to 2010, they competed in the expanded Super 14 competition as one of four Australian sides. Beginning in 2011, they are one of five Australian sides in the expanded and renamed Super Rugby, winning the competition in its first season in its new format (2011). In 2012 they finished first in the Australian conference and won the Super Rugby AU title in 2021, when regionalised competitions were played due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Early Queensland years

Refer also to Rugby union in Queensland

Queen's Park in the 1880s – playing field at far end

The first recorded games of rugby in Queensland were played in 1876, when the existing Brisbane Football Club (formed in 1866), switched to rugby to align with the newly formed 'Rangers' and 'Bonnet Rouge' football clubs. However, it was reported that the game was soon varied to suit the preferences of the local players, and “rugby, with Brisbane variations, was the game played” (The Brisbane Courier, 10 July 1876). Most of these games were played at the Queen's Park (now part of the City Botanic Gardens (see image at right). However, the Brisbane Courier reported in 1879 that the Brisbane FC had reverted to what had become known as the 'Victorian rules', “in place of the Rugby Union Rules played by the club during the last three seasons”.

In 1880, the club became a foundation member of the Queensland Football Association (QFA), along with Wallaroo, Excelsiors and Athenians (Ipswich), where it was decided to recognise and play mostly 'Victorian rules', with occasional games of 'Rugby' rules. However, in 1882, a Brisbane FC representative (Daniel Foley Pring Roberts) arranged a rugby match against the Sydney Wallaroos Rugby club, after the NSWRU (Rugby Union) offered to pay all costs associated with the match.[1] Brisbane advocates of the Victorian rules game reacted angrily and declared that no QFA player would be permitted to play under rugby rules, which led to the formation of the Northern Rugby Union (now the Queensland Rugby Union) in late 1883.

The following years saw rapidly increasing popularity of the rugby game. As rugby historian Sean Fagan noted:

Queensland Rugby team 1899: Front row – F. Kent, S. Boland, W. Tannee, E. Currie, A. Colton. Centre – A. Gralton, C. S. Graham, R. McCowan (captain), T. Colton. Back row – W. Evans, P. Carew, T. Ward, W. H. Austin, A. Corfe, L. Dixon
The defining moment in the code battle came with the 1886 Queensland [Rugby] side, who defeated NSW for the first time in Sydney. “The success of this team undoubtedly won the day for rugby game in Queensland. The Victorian game supporters were struggling hard to uphold the premier position they had gained but after the brilliant performance of the 1886 team, who lost only one match through their tour, the rugby game became very popular and the next season several new clubs were formed and the Victorian game began to wane” (QRU Annual, 1902).

In 1883, the first inter-colonial match in Brisbane took place, with Queensland defeating New South Wales 12 to 11 at the Eagle Farm Racecourse. In 1896 the first Queensland team departed for a tour of New Zealand, where they played New Zealand at Athletic Park in Wellington on 15 August, losing 9 to nil. In 1899 Queensland recorded their first win against an international team, defeating The Lions 11 to 3 at the Exhibition Ground (see team photo at right).

The Queensland team remained a representative team selected solely from the rugby union clubs within the state, until the advent of the Super rugby competition in the 1990s.

Pre-Super competitions

With the start up of rugby league as well as World War I, Queensland rugby was dormant for a number of years, and the QRU was disbanded in 1919 and was not revived until the late 1920s. In 1928 the QRU was re-formed, and the GPS competition and major clubs soon returned.[2] The game struggled during World War II, but growth was nonetheless apparent, with the advent of the Queensland Junior Rugby Union and the Country Rugby Union. In 1950 the QRU secured the Normanby Oval at nominal rent from Brisbane Grammar School, before they moved into Ballymore Stadium in 1966, which would serve as the spiritual home of Queensland. In 1980 Queensland defeated the All Blacks, which was their first win against New Zealand. The match was played at Ballymore on 6 July and Queensland won 9 to 3. Two seasons later centenary celebrations took place, with Queensland defeating New South Wales 41 to 7 in the celebratory match.

Early Super Rugby

The first Super 10 was held in 1993. Queensland were grouped in Pool A alongside Auckland, Natal, Western Samoa and Otago. Queensland finished with five points, in fourth place. The subsequent Super 10 competition of 1994 saw Queensland finish at the top of Pool A on 13 points, edging out North Harbour on for and against differential to finish at the top. The Queensland Reds went on to play the winner of Pool B, South African side, Natal. The Reds won the final, 21 points to 10 at Kings Park Stadium in Durban. The following season was even more successful for the Reds, who were playing in Pool B for the 1995 season. They finished the season with 16 points, four points clear of second placed team in their pool, the Free State. South African team Transvaal had finished at the top of Pool A and the final was to be decided at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Queensland won the final 30–16, and thus became back-to-back champions.

Super 12

With rugby union going professional, there was a reworking of competitions. The SANZAR partnership was formed between the New Zealand Rugby Football Union (NZRFU), the South African Rugby Football Union (SARFU) and the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and the Super 12 was born. In the 1996 season Queensland finished at the top of the table.

Queensland hosted their Super 12 semi-final on 18 May 1996. The game was played at Queensland's home of rugby union, Ballymore, and was played against the Sharks. The Sharks defeated Queensland 43–25. The 1997 season saw the Reds finish in ninth place. In 1998 the Reds had a much better season, finishing in fifth position at the end of the season.

In 1999 Queensland lost only three games during the regular season, and finished at the top of the ladder on 36 points (beating the Stormers to first position due to for and against points). The Reds hosted the Canterbury Crusaders at Ballymore for a semi-final. Canterbury won 28–22. In 2000 the Reds finished in seventh place on the ladder. In 2001 the Reds finished in fourth place on the ladder and played in the semis. They played fellow Australian team, the Brumbies in Canberra, and the Brumbies won 30 points to six. The following season, 2002, the Reds finished in fifth place. For the 2003 season, Queensland finished in eighth place. Queensland finished tenth in the 2004 and 2005 Super 12 seasons.

Super 14

In 2006, the Super 12 became the Super 14 with the addition of the Western Force (AUS) and the Cheetahs (RSA). Queensland played the Waratahs in the opening game of the season, which was a close loss. The Reds also played new team the Western Force, which Queensland won. Queensland finished 12th on the ladder. Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones took over from Jeff Miller as coach for the 2007 season.

New coach Eddie Jones got off to a winning start at Queensland Rugby, with a Queensland XV, 63–22 victory over the NEC club. The Reds took part in the one-off Australian Provincial Championship not getting the start they wanted, losing to the Force 32–6 at home in round one but turned it around the next week beating the Waratahs 39–17 in Gosford. The following week the Reds beat the competition leaders the Brumbies 20–19 after a penalty goal by Lloyd Johansson to qualify for the final in the ACT against the same team they beat. However, Queensland lost 42–17. Later in the year Queensland beat the Cherry Blossoms 29–22 in Japan.

The 2007 Super 14 season saw the Queensland Reds finishing a poor season by winning the wooden spoon, they couldn't have started the competition any better when they beat 2006 Grand Finalists the Wellington Hurricanes in Round 1, after that win they would not taste victory again until Round 12. The season was summed up in the final round of the regular season where Queensland were defeated 92–3 by the Bulls. This defeat was by the largest margin in Super Rugby history, although the NSW Waratahs had 96 points scored against them in their loss to the Crusaders in 2002.

The 2008 Super 14 season witnessed a mini-resurgence of the Qld Reds, with the youthful side playing exciting and enterprising rugby under new coach Phil Mooney, they gained revenge against the Bulls after the 2007 thrashing by beating them 40–8, in what was the highlight of the season for the Reds. The Reds continued to play exciting rugby for the rest of the season but lost close matches against the Crusaders, Blues, Chiefs and Waratahs, while the side finished 12th they showed plenty of promise and regained some respect.

The 2010 Super 14 showed the real potential of a team that had been on the ropes for the last 6 years. After losing their star back Berrick Barnes to the Waratahs they unearthed the talent they had not noticed like that of Quade Cooper, Digby Ioane and Will Genia. They became the feel–good team of the year becoming the only team to beat both the year's finalists under the new coach, former Waratahs mentor Ewen McKenzie. The highlight of their year was their 19–12 victory over the Bulls in which they played out a fast game to beat a truly world class side. A late injury plague affected the last two games of the season and ultimately a finals spot. Although the Reds missed the finals, they showed good prospects for the 2011 Super Rugby season.

Super Rugby

In the debut season of the renamed and revamped Super Rugby competition, the Queensland Reds showed their improvement from the previous few years. The Reds finished the regular season at the top of the table, with 13 wins and 3 losses. In the final, Queensland Reds achieved their first Super Rugby Championship in the professional era, beating the Crusaders (18–13) in front of a record crowd (52,113) at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. Following the win the Reds were handed the keys to the city after a ticker-tape parade through Brisbane.[3]

Following the title win, though, the Reds fell down the Super Rugby ladder, finishing 13th in 2014 and 2015,[4] and 15th in 2016 and 14th in 2017, post Super Rugby Expansion.

In 2018, former All Black Brad Thorn was appointed head coach, where he promised to turn the franchise around. Despite finishing 13th and sacking several high-profile players, the Reds had their most successful season in five years.[5]

They repeated their 6–10 record in 2019, before making the coronavirus-enforced Super Rugby AU final in 2020, losing to the Brumbies.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continued, domestic competitions continued in 2021. The Reds impressed in this, winning 7 of their 8 games, winning the final against the Brumbies, before finishing 7th in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.

Colours and logos

2007 commemorative logo

The teams' home strip traditionally was a maroon jumper with a white collar, navy shorts with maroon socks with white hoops. In more recent years the jumper has become more red in colour with the home playing strip now red jumper (no collar), red shorts and red socks. The jersey is manufactured by KooGa, and the primary shirt sponsor from 2011 St George Bank . Traditionally, the Reds Super Rugby logo as well as the traditional Q logo both appear on the jersey, however for 2007 a commemorative shield was worn instead, which incorporated the QRU's four logos over the past 100 years. The Super Rugby logo and sponsors Tooheys New appear on the sleeves. The alternative jersey is similar, except that it is predominantly white. The Reds' logo is a koala, a native Australian animal, with Reds written underneath it.

Prior to 1895 the Queensland team wore a variety of jerseys until the red/maroon colour became the Queensland jersey.[6] In 2007, the Reds used a commemorative jersey in celebration of 125 years of Queensland rugby. This was accompanied by a new logo featuring four Queensland crests from the past.[7] The 125-year crest featured four sectors: the Northern Rugby Union logo from 1882 (top left), the emblem from 1910 (top right), the 1935 logo (bottom left) and the current koala logo (bottom right).


Kit sponsors

Year(s) Kit manufacturer Year(s) Main shirt sponsor[a] Ref.
1992–2006 Canterbury 1992–2006 XXXX
2007–2009 ISC 1997–2005 Bank of Queensland
2010–2016 BLK[b] 2006–2009 Queensland Rail [15]
2017–2018 Zoo 2010–2021 St. George [15][16][17]
2019–2021 Dynasty 2022– Westpac[c] [18][19][20]
2022– Canterbury


Suncorp Stadium
The home of the Reds also known as Lang Park

The traditional home of Queensland Rugby is Ballymore, which was built in the late 1960s in Herston. Throughout the Super 12, the Reds played their home matches at that stadium.[21]

With the expansion of Super 12 to 14 for the 2006 season, the Reds moved to the 52,500-seat Suncorp Stadium; which has been described as an investment in the future of the Queensland Rugby, with easier access and world class facilities.

The Reds have also played numerous pre-season games at the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Darling Downs regions, in order to raise the team's profile outside of Brisbane.

In 2006 and 2021, the Reds travelled to Townsville to play a regular season game, both times attracting almost 20 000.


In January 2007, the Queensland Reds released a team anthem to be sung by the crowd during matches and after wins. The song was sung in the Queen Street Mall by members of the team including John Roe, Ben Tune, Peter Hynes and Berrick Barnes [citation needed]. The Reds also launched new marketing campaigns for 2007 (e.g. "Join the Revolution"/"The Red Army Needs You"); and the fans have since been referred to as "The Red Army". Major sponsor St George Bank sponsor a cheer squad at some games known as the St George Fan Bank.

At home games, the chant “We are Red” is commonplace as the home crowd get behind their team.

Take Me Home, Country Roads’ by John Denver is belted out at the conclusion of wins, an anthem of sorts.


The Reds have one of the largest and die-hard followings in Brisbane[citation needed], averaging 19 118 at their 2021 home games and filling Suncorp Stadium for their 6 semi-final and two Grand Final appearances, including the 2021 Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU Final against the ACT Brumbies.

Queensland Rugby CEO David Hanham claimed the fan base was growing once more after half a decade of on-field struggles, with the organisation passing 15 000 members in 2023 for the first time since 2018. He also pointed out how the organisation has the potential to be the largest sports union in Queensland.


Queenslands most popular rivalries are against the other Australian teams in Super Rugby (Brumbies, Western Force, Waratahs and Melbourne Rebels). The most famous of these rivalries is the interstate clash between the Queensland Reds and the New South Wales Waratahs. The match between these two sides usually draws the largest crowd for the Reds when they are hosting the match, which is sometimes (such as in 2006), used as the first game of the season. The Bob Templeton Cup is a trophy awarded to the winner of the Queensland/New South Wales match.

Former Queensland captain John Eales, prior to the Queensland and New South Wales clash in 2001, quoted former Wallaby Mark Loane to sum up matches against New South Wales, "the most hard fought fights are fighting with your brother in the backyard".[22] There have been over 270 matches between the two teams, with New South Wales well in the lead with over 170 wins, and Queensland over 80, with 12 drawn.[22] Since the start of professional Super rugby in 1996, 17 matches have been played, Queensland winning nine, New South Wales seven, and one being drawn.


Queensland Reds stadia location(s).

Due to historical and practical reasons, the team represents the entire state of Queensland. However the team has been based entirely in the South East Queensland region since its foundation. The team has played matches at numerous venues, including Queen's Park, the Eagle Farm Racecourse, the Brisbane Showgrounds, Ballymore Stadium and its current home Lang Park.

Development teams

The QRU formerly owned and managed two National Rugby Championship teams, Brisbane City and Queensland Country. These NRC teams drew on a range of players ranging from full-time professionals to those on incentive contracts. These teams were closely aligned with the Reds and train at Ballymore, the QRU's training base used by the Reds. The NRC is now defunct but is set to return in the near future.

Brisbane City and Queensland Country also field Under 19, 18, and 16 teams.

Queensland Reds A

The Queensland A team plays matches against interstate and international representative teams, and has also competed in tournaments such as the Pacific Rugby Cup. Known by various names over the years including Queensland A, Reds A, Reds College XV, and Reds Academy, the team is selected from the best emerging rugby talent in Queensland. The squad is a mix of Reds contracted players, extended training squad members, Queensland Under 19s, and selected Premier Rugby club players.[23]

Under 19

Two Queensland teams, Brisbane City U19 and Queensland Country U19, play in the national URC competition. Prior to 2008, state colts teams at under 21 and under 19 age levels were fielded in national tournaments and in the Trans-Tasman Trophy,[24][25] but these teams were consolidated as under 20s ahead of the inaugural World Rugby U20 Championship. In 2018, an under 19 age limit was reinstated for the national colts team competition.


Season Average Attendance Members
2011 33,254[26] 15,626[27]
2012 34,217[28] 32,640[28]
2013 31,848[29] 36,014[29]
2014 28,190[30]
2015 20,199[31]
2016 21,780[32]
2017 15,115[33]
2018 12,101
2019 11,352
2020 10,819†
2020 AU 8,028
2021 AU 19,118

†Only three home matches due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Records and achievements

Season by season record

Competition Season Queensland Reds seasons Top try scorer Top point scorer
Pos Finals P W L D F A PD BP Pts Name Tries Name Points
South Pacific Championship 1986 2nd 5 3 2 0 75 77 −2 1 13
1987 3rd 5 3 2 0 129 96 +33 1 13
1988 6th 5 1 4 0 84 140 −56 1 5
1989 3rd 5 3 2 0 119 78 +41 0 12
1990 2nd 5 4 1 0 135 68 +67 0 16
Super 6 1992 1st 5 5 0 0 128 58 +62 0 20
Super 10 1993 4th 4 1 3 0 75 89 −14 1 5
1994 1st Winners 4 3 1 0 114 64 +50 1 13
1995 1st Winners 4 4 4 0 146 64 +82 0 16
Super 12 1996 1st Semi-finals 11 9 2 0 320 247 +73 5 41 Ben Tune 8 John Eales 155
1997 10th 11 4 7 0 263 318 −55 4 20 Jason Little 5 John Eales 120
1998 5th 11 6 4 1 273 229 +44 5 31 Tim Horan 6 John Eales 109
1999 1st Semi-finals 11 8 2 1 233 170 +63 2 36 Daniel Herbert 5 Nathan Spooner 150
2000 7th 11 6 5 0 317 305 +12 6 30 Chris Latham 7 Shane Drahm 91
2001 4th Semi-finals 11 6 5 0 300 277 +33 8 32 Chris Latham 7 Elton Flatley 112
2002 5th 11 7 4 0 336 287 +49 6 34 Chris Latham 10 Elton Flatley 148
2003 8th 11 5 6 0 281 318 −37 6 26 Wendell Sailor 4 Elton Flatley 125
2004 10th 11 5 6 0 217 246 −29 5 25 Chris Latham 4 Elton Flatley 65
2005 10th 11 3 8 0 185 282 −97 5 17 Drew Mitchell 4 Julian Huxley 54
Super 14 2006 12th 13 4 9 0 240 320 −80 6 22 Berrick Barnes 3 Julian Huxley 52
2007 14th 13 2 11 0 201 438 −237 3 11 John Roe 2 Clinton Schifcofske 98
2008 12th 13 3 9 1 258 323 −65 4 18 John Roe 5 Clinton Schifcofske 96
2009 13th 13 3 10 0 258 380 −122 7 19 Digby Ioane 5 Berrick Barnes 50
2010 5th 13 8 5 0 366 308 +58 7 39 Quade Cooper 5 Quade Cooper 171
Super Rugby 2011 1st Winners 16 13 3 0 429 309 +120 6 66 Scott Higginbotham 6 Quade Cooper 228
2012 3rd Qualifying final 16 11 5 0 359 347 +12 6 58 Dom Shipperley 8 Mike Harris 149
2013 5th Qualifying final 16 10 4 2 321 296 +25 6 58 Rod Davies 5 Quade Cooper 172
2014 13th 16 5 11 0 374 493 −119 8 28 Lachlan Turner 4 Quade Cooper 120
2015 13th 16 4 12 0 247 434 −187 6 22 Samu Kerevi[d] 6 James O'Connor 44
2016 15th 15 3 11 1 290 458 −168 3 17 Samu Kerevi[d] 5 Jake McIntyre 85
2017 14th 15 4 11 0 321 479 −158 5 21 Eto Nabuli[e] 8 Quade Cooper 74
2018 13th 16 6 10 0 389 501 −112 4 28 Filipo Daugunu[f] 6 Jono Lance 101
2019 14th 16 6 10 0 385 438 −53 4 28 Bryce Hegarty 7 Bryce Hegarty 156
2020[g] N/A Cancelled Tate McDermott 5 Bryce Hegarty 38
Super Rugby AU 2020 2nd Runners-up 8 5 2 1 215 150 +65 3 28 Filipo Daugunu[f] 6 James O'Connor 102
2021 1st Winners 8 7 1 0 271 170 +101 5 33 Alex Mafi 6 James O'Connor 121
Super Rugby Trans-Tasman 2021 7th 5 1 4 0 125 211 −86 1 5 Suliasi Vunivalu[h] 4 James O'Connor 18
Super Rugby Pacific 2022 7th Quarter-finals 14 8 6 0 342 327 +15 3 35 Jock Campbell 8 James O'Connor 87
2023 8th Quarter-finals 14 5 10 0 391 451 -69 4 24 Josh Flook 7 Tom Lynagh 54

Current squad

The Queensland Reds squad for the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season is:[37][A][B][C]

Reds Super Rugby squad




Loose forwards




Outside backs

  • (cc) denotes team co-captains.
  • Bold denotes internationally capped.
  • DEV denotes a development squad player.
  • ST denotes a short-term signing.
  • denotes a player ruled out for the season with injury.
  1. ^ a b Henry was named in the original Reds squad, but was ruled out for the season through injury in March 2024.[38]
  2. ^ a b Petaia was named in the original Reds squad, but was ruled out for the season through injury in April 2024.[39]
  3. ^ a b Wilson was named in the original Reds squad, but was ruled out for the season through injury in May 2024.[40]


Player Award Winner

Pilecki Medal (Players' Player) is the award given to the Queensland Reds player of the year for that season. The medal is named after stalwart Queensland prop Stan Pilecki, the first player to represent Queensland in 100 matches.

Rookie of the Year

Australian Super Rugby Player Award Winner

Australian Super Rugby Coach Award Winner

Australian Super Rugby Try of the Year

Notable players

Players with 100 or more caps.



Amateur Era

Coach of the Reds for South Pacific Championship, Super 6 and Super 10.

Professional Era

Reds Super Rugby Coaches
Coach Tenure Games Wins Losses Draws Win % Finals Appearances Titles
Australia John Connolly 1996–2000* 57 33 22 2 58% 1996, 1999 None
Australia Mark McBain 2001–2002 23 13 10 0 56% 2001 None
Australia Andrew Slack 2002[41] – 2003 22 12 10 0 54% None None
Australia Jeff Miller 2004–2006 35 12 23 0 34% None None
Australia Eddie Jones 2007 13 2 11 0 15% None None
Australia Phil Mooney 2008-2009 26 6 19 1 23% None None
Australia Ewen McKenzie 2010–2013 65 44 19 2 68% 2011, 2012, 2013 2011
Australia Richard Graham 2014-2016 34 9 25 0 26% None None
Australia Matt O'Connor & Australia Nick Stiles (co-interim) 2016 13 3 9 1 23% None None
Australia Nick Stiles 2016-2017 15 4 11 0 27% None None
New Zealand Brad Thorn 2017–2023[42] 90 40 49 1 44% 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 2021 AU
Australia Les Kiss 2024– - - - - - - -

As of 24 June 2023. *continued role from Amateur Era.


  (2009)   Replaced injured James Horwill.
  (2010–2013)   Replaced injured James Horwill.
  (2013)   Match against touring British & Irish Lions.
  (2016)   Replaced injured James Slipper.
  (2016)   Replaced injured James Slipper.
  (2017)   Replaced injured James Slipper.
  (2017)   Replaced injured James Slipper.
  (2021)   Replaced injured Liam Wright, later Co-Captain with Liam Wright
  (2022–)   Co-Captain with Liam Wright


Professional era

Amateur era

Records and statistics

  • Highest point scorer in a careerMichael Lynagh (1,145 points, 1982–1994)
  • Highest point scorer in a seasonQuade Cooper (228 points, 2011)
  • Highest try scorer in a career – Brendan Moon (69 tries, 1978–1987)
  • Highest try scorer in a season – Brendan Moon (16 tries, 1978)
  • Highest appearanceSean Hardman (148, 1999–2010)
  • Highest captainJames Horwill (69, 2006–2015)
  • Largest victoryVictoria 76–0 (1978)
  • Largest defeatBulls 3–92 (2007)

See also


  1. ^ In 2019 Santos became a back-shirt sponsor on a four-year deal.[8] In 2020 “TFH Hire”[9] became a collar sponsor.[10] For the 2021 season, digital currency company “Qoin” was a shorts sponsor.[11] In 2021 the Queensland Reds added Alliance Airlines, “CrossBet” and “Biowin” as sponsors, on a three- and two-year deals respectively.[12][13][14]
  2. ^ Known as KooGa until 2011.
  3. ^ St. George, a subsidiary of Westpac, was dropped as a main shirt sponsor and became a sleeve sponsor from 2022.
  4. ^ a b Born in Fiji, Samu Kerevi represented the Fiji under-20 rugby union team in 2012. He made his debut for Australia in June 2016, between rounds fourteen and fifteen of the Super Rugby.[34]
  5. ^ Nabuli, whom was born in Fiji and represented the Fiji rugby league team in 2014 and 2015, made his debut for Australia in June 2017, during the end-part of the Super Rugby season.[35]
  6. ^ a b Daugunu was born and raised in Fiji and had represented Fiji U20 at youth level. He did not represent Australia until October 2020, 22 days after the 2020 Super Rugby AU season had finished.
  7. ^ The 2020 season was cancelled after seven rounds due to COVID-19. The Queensland Reds had played seven matches, and held a record of two wins and five losses. This put them third in the Australian conference and tenth overall, having accrued thirteen points.
  8. ^ Vunivalu was born in Fiji and represented the Fiji rugby league team between 2017 and 2019. He made his debut for Australia in July 2022.[36]


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Preceded by Bulls Super Rugby Champions 2011 (First title) Succeeded by Chiefs
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