Illawarra Coal League News 2016 - Round 11

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Illawarra Coal League News 2016 - Round 10

Check out this week's Illawarra Coal League News for Round 10.more

Illawarra Coal League News 2016 - Round 9

Check out this week's Illawarra Coal League News for Round 9.more

It’s all Smiles for Women in League Round

The Illawarra Coal Rugby League has today launched the 2016 Smile Team Orthodontics Women in League Round to be played on 30 July at a time when women represent the fastest growing area of involvement in the sport.more

Illawarra Coal League News 2016 - Round 8

Check out this week's Illawarra Coal League News for Round 8.more

Illawarra Coal League News 2016 - Round 7

Check out this week's Illawarra Coal League News for Round 7.more

Illawarra Coal League News 2016 - Round 6

Check out this week's Illawarra Coal League News for Round 6.more

Home comforts for Illawarra’s title push

ILLAWARRA coach Wade Forrester will allow injured duo Stewart Mills and Jacob Denford every opportunity to be fit in the region’s pursuit of a fourth consecutive CRL Championships crown.more

Illawarra Coal League News 2016 - Round 5

Check out this week's Illawarra Coal League News for Round 5.more

Illawarra Coal League News 2016 - Round 4

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Illawarra Coal League News 2016 - Round 3

Check out this week's Illawarra Coal League News for Round 3.more

Lord awarded 2016 Col Purcell scholarship

The 2016 Col Purcell scholarship recipient Riley Lord is looking forward to managing study and football after becoming the second Thirroul player to be receive the honour on Tuesday.more

Illawarra Coal League News 2016 - Round 2

Check out this week's Illawarra Coal League News for Round 2.more

Illawarra Coal League News 2016 - Round 1

Check out the first Illawarra Coal League News of 2016!more

Canaries claim preseason bragging rights

HE described it as the toughest call of his life but former Helensburgh star Jason Raper’s decision to shift south to Dapto paid early dividends on Saturday with a man of the match performance in the Canaries Challenge Cup triumph.more

Steelers Challenge Cup Media Launch

The Steelers Challenge Cup will see the Illawarra Coal League 2016 season get underway with all clubs, including the returning Berkeley Eagles, joined by Canberra powerhouse Queanbeyan Blues in chasing the first title on offer for 2016.more

Sports Trainer Course Dates 2016

The courses are listed in order of dates, and as you can see there are quite a number of opportunities to gain a full accreditation as well as complete any reaccreditations needed within your club.more

Corrimal Cougars Celebrate Community Engagement

The Corrimal Cougars Rugby League Club will celebrate a unique initiative involving local indigenous artists and school children, who have contributed to a spectacular new mural that will be unveiled at the Cougar’s home ground, Ziems Park on Monday 30 November.more

Berkeley Eagles Building for 2016 Return to Illawarra Coal League

The Berkeley Eagles are moving ahead with plans to ensure their return to the Illawarra Coal League 1st grade competition is a successful one, with head coach Aaron McDonald confirming some exciting news.more

Bati International to make triumphant return

It takes just five minutes with Illawarra back-rower Peni Botiki to understand how important the Country Firsts end-of-season tour really is.more

From brink of extinction to Coal League kings

Ten years ago Helensburgh was a club on the brink of extinction.more

Helensburgh Tigers celebrate Coal League premiership in style

For the Helensburgh Tigers, the 2015 Coal League first grade Premiers, Mad Monday was an opportunity to revel in their victory after 22 long years.more

Drought relief as Helensburgh claim title

And with that, the witch is dead.

After 22 long years Helensburgh are once again the Illawarra Coal League kings following their 16-10 defeat of Wests in a grand final epic on Sunday.more

League News - GRAND FINAL

Check out the final League News for this year with all your Grand Final details.more

Key pair reunite for Illawarra league showdown

If form is anything to go by, Wests have the two key ingredients in halves Daniel Holdsworth and Nathan Dureau to secure the club's 16th premiership on Sunday.more

Helensburgh determined to go one better

They could be forgiven for feeling an uncomfortable sense of deja vu but Helensburgh captain Steve McCallum says the Tigers aren't dwelling on the past ahead of Sunday's grand final clash with Wests.more

Tigers at full strength for decider against Wests

A back-from-the-dead performance from five-eighth Jarrod Boyle spurred Helensburgh to their fourth grand final appearance in five years with a 16-12 victory over Thirroul on Saturday.more

League News - Finals Series - Week 2

Check out this week's League News with details on the 2014 Grand Final rematch between Helensburgh and Thirroul this weekend to see who will face-off against Wests Illawarra in next weekend's 1st Grade Grand Final at WIN Stadium.more

Devils secure grand final berth

Wests snatched premiership favouritism and the first berth in this year's grand final with a thrilling 28-26 victory over minor premiers Helensburgh in Sunday's major semi-final at WIN Stadium.more

Butchers deliver after early scare

It was one of 10 tries in a high-scoring affair but both coaches agree Thirroul forward Joel Ruskin's 39th-minute four-pointer was the most telling moment of the Butchers' 34-24 minor semi-final victory over Dapto on Saturday.more

League News - Finals Series - Week 1

Check out this week's program with the First Grade Minor Semi Final to be played between Dapto and Thirroul and the First Grade Major Semi Final between Helensburgh and Wests.more

Thirroul Butchers hit form ahead of Coal League finals

The message from Thirroul captain-coach Luke Swain following his side's 34-4 demolition of Collegians on Saturday was ominous - "we're coming".more

Costello to take over from Swain as Thirroul coach

They're still hoping to make an impact in the finals, but Thirroul have already begun planning for next year, appointing Jarrod Costello to take over from coach Luke Swain.more

League News - Round 4 - Deferred Games

Check out this weeks League News for the Round 4 Deferred Games and Semi Finals.more

League News - Round 15

Check out this weeks League News with more details on Berkeley's return to First Grade in 2016 and details on Corrimal's Grand Final Luncheon on the 11th of September.more

Helensburgh eager to start finals footy

He's yet to see any complacency creep into his side's performance but Helensburgh coach Ryan Powell says the Tigers can't wait until week one of the play-offs to flick the finals switch.more

League News - Round 14

Check out this week's League News with a write up on Corrimals gutsy run home to the finals and details on the Steelers/Dragons players and officials reunion that will run in conjunction with the Dragons home game at WIN Stadium on August 20.more

Canaries survive early scare to overrun Dogs

Dapto survived a first-half scare before coming from behind to beat Collegians 26-12 on Saturday at Dapto Showground.more

Defeat cuts deep for Butchers

Thirroul captain-coach Luke Swain lamented the Butchers' inability to execute in crunch time after Saturday's 30-24 loss to Wests at Parrish Park.more

League News - Round 13A

Check out all the latest for Round 13A which sees an exact repeat of all last weeks games.more


Make sure you are across all the up-to-date Senior draws for the Illawarra Coal League, Illawarra Coal Shield and the Women in Defence League.more

Thirroul stay on target with win over Wests

Thirroul showed they still have the arsenal to defend their 2014 crown with a 22-8 victory over Wests in tough conditions at Parrish Park on Sunday.more

CPR Update Course

A CPR update course is being presented on Monday evening at WIN Stadium from 6.00pm to 10.00pm.more

League News - Round 13

Check out this weeks League News for Round 13.more

League News - Round 12

Check out this weeks League News with a great write up on Helensburgh's First Grade win last week over Thirroul and part of Dapto's 60th Birthday celebrations to take place this Saturday.more

Helensburgh maintain dominance as Thirroul trip up

It wasn't pretty but Helensburgh continued their dominance at the top of the Illawarra Coal League ladder with a come-from-behind 18-12 victory over Thirroul at Gibson Park on Saturday.more

League News - Round 11

Check out this weeks League News with a comprehensive write up of Round 10 and info on Radio Hub's live call of the Thirroul V Helensburgh game this weekend.more

Tiger cubs sharpen claws

Helensburgh gave themselves a four-point buffer atop the Illawarra Coal League ladder with a 24-10 victory over Wests at Parrish Park on Sunday.more

League News - Round 10

Check out all the latest Illawarra Coal League news including a write up of the Helensburgh Tigers solid form over the last week with winning the Challenge Cup over Thirroul and having significant representation in the NSW Country sides.more

League News - Round 9A

Check out all the latest Illawarra Coal League news including the details from Illawarra's victory at NSW Country Rugby League Championships last weekend in Mudgee.more

Nine Illawarra players earn Country call

Illawarra's long-running dominance of the CRL Championships has finally paid dividends at the representative selection table.more

** Deferred Games for this weekend **

Please be advised the following games scheduled are deferred due to the recent rain...more

League News - Round 9

Check out this weeks League News with articles on the Helensburgh Tigers win over the Thirroul Butchers in the Challenge Cup Final last week and a preview of this weekend's Illawarra defence of the Tier 1 Country Championship this weekend in Mudgee.more

Helensburgh take out Challenge Cup final

Premiership it ain’t, but the trophy-starved Helensburgh Tigers finally collected a piece of silverware with a comprehensive 24-4 defeat of Thirroul in Sunday’s Challenge Cup final at Figtree.more

Merged Comp Ladders - Round 7

With a slight glitch in the website, please see the current ladders for all Merged Competition ages.more

Wests Devils go top after fiery win over Dapto

Wests exacted some revenge and claimed top spot on the ladder with a tense 22-16 victory over Dapto on Saturday in match that ended with 10 players on 11 as tempers flared shortly before full-time.more

Fullback Grose praised as Thirroul beat Corrimal

Thirroul coach Luke Swain reserved special praise for fullback Brent Grose as the Butchers outgunned Corrimal in an entertaining battle at Ziems Park on Saturday.more

League News - Round 7

Check out this weeks League News with articles on the Illawarra Representative side chosen to defend their Tier 1 Country Championship and Wests tribute to deceased life member Max Powell prior to their game against Dapto.more

League News - Round 6

The Illawarra Coal League News for Round 6.more

Embattled Berkeley to return to Illawarra Coal League next season

Berkeley's 60th anniversary will be a genuine celebration this year after the Eagles confirmed they will return to the Illawarra Coal League first grade competition in 2016.more

Injured Raper and Phillips out for Helensburgh

Helensburgh will be without fullback Jason Raper for up to three months after the competition's premier No 1 underwent surgery on a broken jaw on Tuesday.more

Second-half comeback delights Wests coach Ryles

Wests brought Helensburgh's flying start to the season to a screeching halt on Saturday with a gritty 26-12 away win at Rex Jackson Ovalmore

League News - Round 5

Hello sunshine! Get all the latest news for this weekends Round 5 fixtures across the Illawarra.more

Thirroul to play Helensburgh in Challenge Cup final

The Challenge Cup final will be a Coal League grand final replay after Thirroul and Helensburgh on Saturday advanced to the June decider.more

League News - Round 3A

Check out all the latest program for this Fridays abridged games of the Illawarra Coal League and the Cash Back App Challenge Cup Semi Finals.more

League News - Round 4

Check out all the latest news for Round 4 of the Illawarra Coal League with info about the top of the table clash between Helensburgh and Dapto and re-scheduled matches doe to the recent wet weather.more

League News - Round 3

Although there will be no football this weekend, this weeks program is full of great stories to celebrate the Centenary of the ANZACs.more

Dapto Canaries notch big win

Dapto coach Chris Leikvoll insists his side won't be getting ahead of themselves despite notching their biggest win in a number of seasons over Wests with a 30-22 scoreline on Saturday.more

Helensburgh maintain top of ladder position

It won't go down as their prettiest win of the season but Helensburgh maintained their spot at the top of the ladder with 20-12 victory over a willing Collegians outfit on Saturday.more

League News - Round 2

Check out all the latest news for Round 2 of the Illawarra Coal League with information on the ANZAC weekend clash at the Collegians Sporting Complex.more

Helensburgh Tigers dominant in grand final rematch against Thirroul Butchers

Helensburgh have set a scorching pace to open the Illawarra Coal League season, producing a crushing 34-8 victory over Thirroul in a grand final rematch at Gibson Park on Saturday.more

Want to become a referee?

The next On-Line Level 1 Referee Course is now available for access on-line.more

New recruit Denford to captain Corrimal Cougars

Corrimal promise to produce the unexpected this year, but it's unlikely they'll match the surprise new skipper Jacob Denford felt when handed the captaincy.more

League News - Round 1

Check out the first League News for the 2015 Season!more

2015 Illawarra Division Draws Released!

With the 2015 season kick-off fast approaching, don't forget to check out the Illawarra Coal League, Illawarra Coal Shield and the Women in Defence League draws here.more

Wheelchair Rugby League Australia - Expression of Interest

In preparation for a State versus State and the 2017 World Cup, Wheelchair Rugby League Australia are calling for expressions of interest for several positions.more

Thirroul beat Collegians in Challenge Cup

Defending premiers Thirroul showed they won't easily surrender their title in 2015 with a commanding 26-4 Challenge Cup victory over Collegians on Saturday.more

Roosters dominated by unbeaten Steelers

The Illawarra Steelers remain unbeaten in the SG Ball Cup following a thumping 36-16 victory over the Sydney Roosters at Jubilee Oval.more

Jordan Tencate ready for challenge

Round one of the inaugural Challenge Cup will be a homecoming on two fronts for boom Corrimal recruit Jordan Tencate.more

Heartache motivates Helensburgh hard man

Helensburgh hard man Blake Phillips says the pain of the Tigers' 18-16 defeat in the 2014 grand final at the hands of Thirroul hasn't gone away.more

Helensburgh Tigers sound warning with huge victory

Helensburgh sounded an ominous warning to their Coal League rivals with a 78-4 thrashing of Aquinas in the opening round of the Illawarra Challenge Cup on Saturday.more

2015 AAMI Lucky Fund is back!

It’s been over a decade since AAMI proudly partnered with NSW Country Rugby League and that support continues in 2015 with the AAMI Lucky Fund.more

Thirroul Butchers chase Gibson Park upgrade

Defending premiers Thirroul have taken the first step in ensuring their long-term future at Gibson Park.more



Former Rabbitoh and Shark Brett Kearney signs up with Collegians

Former Rabbitohs and Sharks fullback Brett Kearney will add his name to a growing list of ex-NRL talent in the Illawarra Coal League after linking with Collegians for the 2015 season.more

Siblings to add thrust to Cougars strikepower

Corrimal may have found a solution to their point-scoring woes after adding Group Seven's leading point-scorer Mark Brandon to their 2015 roster.more

League trials sponsorship model at Challenge Cup

The Illawarra Rugby League will trial an innovative sponsorship model when the inaugural Challenge Cup officially kicks off in March that could prove a new way forward for the game at grassroots level.more

Six Illawarra teams in CRL-sanctioned knockout competition

He'll be wearing rival colours but Thirroul premiership winner Nathan Wynn will look to utilise the Butchers' match-winning blueprint when he leads Gymea into the inaugural Challenge Cup in March.more

The night the music died

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All stars come to Wollongong

Some of the NRL's biggest stars are coming to Wollongong for a junior clinic! Find out details here.more

Butchers defy Tigers in absorbing decider

What a final!The Butchers were too good yesterday, and extended Helensburgh's Illawarra Rugby League First Grade Premiership drought for another year. Nathan Fien has hailed his team's efforts, as well as the guts shown by the Tigers. Mitch Jennings has the full story heremore

Burgh boys will be back

Two heartbreaking grand final results won't deter the Burgh boys, who are already looking to next year, writes Mitch Jennings. read the full story here.more
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2016 ICL First Grade Competition
1 Dapto 21
2 Western Suburbs 16
3 Collegians 15
4 Helensburgh 12
5 Thirroul 10
6 Berkeley 8
7 Corrimal 6