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QRU Match No. 003 - Queensland Record First Win

Queenslanders are Remembering

QRU Match No. 003 - August 15, 1883

Eagle Farm Racecourse hosted 2500 spectators for Queensland's first representative home match against New South Wales.

The Queenslander Newspaper (1866-1939) –

"The excitement during the progress of the game was intense. The attendance was the largest ever seen on the ground. The railway accommodation was entirely inadequate, and hundreds walked to and from the racecourse, where the match was played."

Nine debutants and six veterans from the Colonial First XV gave a display of fast, brawny, team rugby with moments of individual brilliance.

"Pratten ran the whole length of the ground, amidst tumultuous applause, and scored a try"

Tries also to flanker, QRU No. 4 Tom 'Hoppy' Bond and lock, QRU No. 23 Bill Shields secured Queensland's first victory 12-11.


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