South Queensland Crushers

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  1. kdalymc

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    Where’s ya pics
    And @PARRA_FAN and more about that jersey?
    @steeden. did the broncs team have any of the 88 squad? Or was it more a Reggie’s get up until 88 when Wally, Gene etc came on board?
     
  2. Canard

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    The reserves was in 96, not 86.

    There was no Broncos of any level pre-88
     
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  3. kdalymc

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    Wot?
    Crushers played in q cup (brl) in 94, and he stated apparently the broncos had a squad too (in 87 I would assume) I know there was A reserve grade, but I’m asking about q cup
     
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    No Broncos in 1987 at all. Trials, reserve grade, under 15s anything.

    The Broncos weren't even announced as an entity until mid-way through the 87 season.

    Their first televised matches were trials against a NZ Presidents 13 and Canberra at Lang Park.

    Several Crushers BRL games were televised in 94.
     
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  5. kdalymc

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    K sweet. Wierd the crushers had a go, but can’t find any info at all except for that pic
     
  6. Canard

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    You might have skipped read that a bit.

    Yes, the Broncos and Crushers fielded teams in the QCup for a while, but not before they played at the top level in the Broncos case.

    Note the BRL isn't the same as the QCup(State League) and confusingly Winfield sponsored the BRL, State League(QCup) and Sydney Comp.

    So saying Winfield Cup/League can be confusing.
     
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    Importantly the Crushers were a QRL run and owned club, so they could do things like that.

    The privately owned Broncos were never well liked by the QRL(at the time) and wouldn't be given any such opportunities.

    The QRL felt they should have been the one entering the NSWRL in 88 and the Broncos were interlopers.
     
  8. kdalymc

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    Cheers.
    Any more info about the crushers in 94?
     
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    Great f**king jersey.

    Terrible f**king name and logo.
     
  11. beave

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    everything was f**king terrible about them. But that’s what makes the jersey beautiful. It’s beautifully hideous.
     
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    Their Q-Cup home jersey was their alternative ARL jersey
     
  13. Diesel

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    The name and logo is a perfect fit for a CQ team, not so much SQ
     
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    The whole name was just redundant considering we had a team in Brisbane and Gold Coast- both in southern Queensland ...
     
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    We had a team named North Queenland entering and then they had to have a South Queensland for something different, or so it appeared

    Prior to playing in 1995, probably around 93/94 I saw the Crushers referred to as either South-East Queensland Crushers or simply Brisbane Crushers
     
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    it’s probably even more apt for an NQ side, there’s a fair bit of sugar cane up there as well.

    I was always a fan of ‘Marlins’ for NQ, much more apt than Cowboys but it is what it is.
     
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    What about the NQL box jellyfish

    Seems far more intimidating then Marlins
     
  18. kdalymc

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    That made sense
    SQ just doesn’t.
     
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    Broncos used seven thin equal width stripes from 1988-94.
    Queensland used four thin equal width stripes from 1991-94
    South Queensland decides to use four thin equal width stripes from 1994.

    No wonder they folded.
     
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    I always thought the Crushers were admitted first well before the Cowboys were and the Cowboys were more a last minute addition.

    As for the Crushers themselves, it was a thoroughly stupid name the South-East Queensland Crushers that name just had no flow to it and they should have been known as the Brisbane somethings maybe Bulls or something.

    The Jersey's themselves had too much of a design if any team should have stuck to a simple V design it's the Crushers. Mustard or apparently Aztec gold for home and navy blue away I think they may have looked pretty good.

    As for on the pitch, The Crushers had 74 players in their history in fact if you made the best team of players from the Crushers it would actually be pretty decent except in the playmaking department they never had a good 9,7 or 6 but they had decent enough players in every other position.

    As I become older I really miss these old teams the first round of the 1995 season was genuinely one of the most exciting times to ever be a Rugby League fan.
     
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