WHO WE ARE

The original Queensland Chapter of the Christian Brothers’ College Football Club was formed at a meeting held at the Carlton Club Hotel on March 2 1905. Mr. D Carter chaired this meeting which elected Rev T Hayes as Patron, F McDonnell Esq. MLA as President, and J P Rorke as Hon Secretary and Treasurer. The management committee comprised T Gaffney, F Ahern, T J Lehane, P Dwyer, J Bolton, D J O’Connell, V Meaham and C O’Sullivan. It was further decided at this meeting to “play in the school colours, blue and white hoops”. These were the St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace colours of the time. The new club was primarily formed by old boys of this school, St Joseph’s Nudgee College and St James’ College, also Christian Brothers School’s. In 1905 the team played in plain hoops but the Scottish supplier incorrectly sent navy and white irregular stripes (“butcher stripes”) for the 1906 season and the club has stuck with these ever since, apart from the 1945 season where due to wartime rationing the Club wore a blue jersey with a white vee.

 

Brothers Rugby Union Club of Cairns was founded much later in 1986.

 

The club is a proud member of the greater Brothers Rugby Union fraternity of Australia. With clubs now in every State, Its motto "To Do and To Teach" was bestowed by its Christian Brothers founders and carries forward to the modern game we know today. 

 

Reference: 

BROTHERS IN ARMS – A History of Queensland’s Greatest Rugby Club

CLUB SONG

"From the nearby shores of Trinity,
To the halls of MBC.
We have come from every corner,
For the blue and white jersey... JERSEY!!
Admiration of supporters,
We're the finest ever seen!
And we glory in the title,
Of the Brothers Rugby Team!!"

HONOUR BOARD

A GRADE PREMIERS
1990, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

A GRADE MINOR PREMIERS
1989, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2010

A GRADE GRAND FINALISTS
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2015

RESERVE GRADE PREMIERS
1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2013

RESERVE GRADE MINOR PREMIERS
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

RESERVE GRADE GRAND FINALISTS
1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011

WOMEN'S  PREMIERS
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
1989, 1990, 1995