Queensland Reds

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.

Queensland Reds
UnionRugby Australia (RA)
Founded1882; 140 years ago (1882)
LocationBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
RegionQueensland
Ground(s)Lang Park (Capacity: 52,500)
Coach(es)Brad Thorn
Captain(s)Tate McDermott, Liam Wright
Most capsSean Hardman (148)
Top scorerMichael Lynagh (1,145)
League(s)Super Rugby Pacific
2022Playoffs: Quarter-finals
7th overall
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
redsrugby.com.au
Current season

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.


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