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Key Dates in Queensland Rugby History

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1876 - Earliest record of rugby being played in Queensland
1882 - First interstate matches between Queensland and NSW
1883 - QRU formally constituted (known as the Northern Rugby Union)
1883 - First interstate match in Brisbane; Queensland beating NSW 12-11 at Eagle Farm Racecourse
1884 - First organised club competition in Brisbane
1896 - First visit by a Queensland team to New Zealand
1899 - Queensland defeat Great Britain 11-3 at Exhibition Ground to record first win against an international team
1929 - Revival after code was inactive since start of First World War
1949 - Australian Rugby Football Union formally constituted
1950 - QRU secured use of Normanby at nominal rental from BGS Board of Trustees
1961 - Formation of Queensland Junior Rugby Union
1964 - Sub-districts Rugby Union started
1965 - Queensland Country Rugby Union formed
1966 - Ballymore became headquarters of Rugby Union in Queensland under deed of grant by the state government
1971 - Queensland Schools Rugby Union formed
1980 - Queensland defeated New Zealand All Blacks, their first win against New Zealand
1980 - Ballymore stand officially named McLean stand
1982 - Queensland defeated NSW 41-7 in Centenary match
1987 - Ariadne (Bentleys MRI) Stand completed at Ballymore
1987 - Ballymore hosts five inaugural World Cup matches including quarter and semi finals
1992 - Queensland Reds won Super Six
1992 - Eastern Grandstand completed
1994 - First game played under lights at Ballymore; Reds defeated Transvaal 21-10
1994 - Reds Super 10 champions
1995 - Reds Super 10 champions
1996 - Rugby becomes professional
1996 - Reds finish season on top of Super 12 table
1997 - QRU staff move out of Ballymore offices to Bowen Hills
1999 - Reds finish season on top of Super 12 table
2000 - Queensland Country Heelers win Australian Rugby Shield
2004 - Opening of Rugby House at Ballymore, the new offices for QRU administration staff
2005 - Chris Latham wins Australian Super 12 player of the year for a record 4th year
2006 - Reds begin playing all Super 14 matches at Suncorp Stadium 2011 - Reds win Super Rugby competition for the first time in the professional rugby era

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