History

In 1947 the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) started an Old Boys Competition for past students of G.P.S. schools.  One of the teams was the Brisbane State High School Old Boys.  This team became known as Colts in 1948 and finally in 1949, at the suggestion of the QRU, the club assumed the name Eastern Districts.  Today the club is known as Easts Rugby Union Inc.
Since then the Tigers have won the Hospital Cup on five occasions, in 1997, 1999, 2008, 2013 and 2020. In both 1984 and 1999 Easts won the Welsby Cup and Horsley Cup, while they have also claimed the Doughty Shield on six occasions (1987, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2020). Following their 2008 Premiership success, Easts went on to become Australian Club Champions by defeating Sydney University. They replicated this feat in 2021 with a victory over Gordon Rugby Club to claim the club’s second Australian Club Championship Title. Without a doubt 2020 was the most successful year in the nearly 75 year history of the club. Securing 6 Premierships in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, Premier Women and Colts 4, the club also won the Doughty Shield for a 6th time. In their history 13 players have received Premier Rugby player of the year honours, our most recent being Ben Mowen in 2020. A total of 29 players that have played for the Tigers have also gone on to wear the Green and Gold jersey for either the Wallabies, Australian 7s, Australian U20s, Australian U18s or the Wallaroos teams.
The Clubhouse that currently stands on the site at Bottomley park was opened in 1979.  For more information click on the Commemorative booklet 1979 booklet. (pdf 4.6MB)
In 2022 Easts will celebrate 75 Years as a club and we look forward to celebrating this important milestone with our community. 
YearHighlight
19564th Grade Premiership
19593rd Grade Premiership
1972 2nd Grade Premiership
19764th Grade Premiership
B.Cooke Rothmans Medal
19822nd Grade Premiership
B.Scott Rothmans Medal
1984Welsby Cup
Horsley Cup
S. Hourigan Rothmans Medal
1986Colts 1 Premiership
19874th Grade Premiership
Doughty Shield
G.Hassall Rothmans Medal
19883rd Grade Premiership
4th Grade Premiership
19893rd Grade Premiership
D.Wilson Rothmans Medal
19902nd Grade Premiership
19914th Grade Premiership
1993G.Holt Rothmans Medal
1994Under 21 Premiership
1996Colts 3 Premiership
19971st Grade Premiership
19982nd Grade Premiership
19991st Grade Premiership
Welsby Cup
Horsley Cup
R.Graham XXXX Medal
20003rd Grade Premiership
2001A.Scotney XXXX Medal
Colts 1 Premiership
2002Women’s Premiership
Easts Longhorns 5th Grade Premiership
2003Women’s Premiership
Div 1 3rd Grade Premiership
Doughty Shield Club Champions
2004Doughty Shield Club Champions
2005Doughty Shield Club Champions
Div 1 2nd Grade Premiership
Women’s Premiership
2007Matt Brandon – Toohey New Premier Player of the Year
20081st Grade Premiership
Women’s Premiership
Pat Richards – QRU Coach of the Year
2009Australian Club Champions
Colts 2 Premiership
Colts 3 Premiership
Women’s Premiership
Doughty Shield Club Champions
2010Women’s Premiership
2011Women’s Premiership
20121st Grade Premiership
20131st Grade Premiership
20146th Grade Premiership
20156th Grade Premiership
20166th Grade Premiership
2017Michael Gunn – Alec Evans Medal
2019Colts 3 (2) Premiership
20201st Grade Premiership
Women’s Premiership
2nd Grade Premiership
3rd Grade Premiership
5th Grade Premiership
Colts 4 Premiership
Ben Mowen – Alec Evans Medal
Doughty Shield Club Champions
Horsley Cup
2021Australian Club Champions