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Encyclopedia > Illawarra Steelers
Illawarra
Full name Illawarra Steelers
Colours Scarlet (red) and white
Entered 1st grade 1982
Departed 1st grade 1998
Sport Rugby League
League NSWRL/ARL, NRL
1998 12th of 20
Premierships Nil
Runners-up Nil
Minor premiers Nil
Wooden spoons 3 - 1985, 1986, 1989
Biggest win 45 - 0 vs. Canberra, April 25, 19821
Worst defeat 0 - 51 vs. Newtown, May 2, 19822

The Illawarra Steelers were a top-level rugby league team based in the town of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. In 1982, along with the Canberra Raiders, they were admitted into the NSWRL. Image File history File links ISteelers2. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Rugby league is a team sport, played by two teams of 13 players. ... The New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in New South Wales. ... The logo of the National Rugby League. ... A Wooden Spoon is a mock or real award, usually given to an individual or team which has come last in a competition, but sometimes also to runners-up. ... This article is about the year. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canberra Raiders are a National Rugby League team based in Canberra, Australia. ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newtown was Australias first Rugby League. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rugby league is a team sport, played by two teams of 13 players. ... Wollongong is an industrial city located on the eastern coast of Australia in the state of New South Wales. ... Emblems: Floral - Waratah (Telopea Speciosissima); Bird - Kookaburra (Dacelo Gigas); Animal - Platypus (Ornithorhynchus Anatinus); Fish - Blue Groper (Achoerodus Viridis) Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Governor Premier Const. ... The Canberra Raiders are a National Rugby League team based in Canberra, Australia. ... New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) is the governing body for the sport of Rugby League in New South Wales. ...


Their first 8 seasons produced 3 wooden spoons, however a third placing was secured in 1992, and team narrowly missed out on a Grand Final appearance. In the game in which the Steelers would have qualified for the Grand Final, they lost to eventual merger partners St. George Dragons 4-0, despite contentious referee decisions to disallow tries by Illawarra on three separate occasions. A Wooden Spoon is a mock or real award, usually given to an individual or team which has come last in a competition, but sometimes also to runners-up. ... The Saint George Dragons was a team in the National Rugby League competition in Australia. ... A referee is a person who has authority to make decisions about play in many sports. ...


In 1997's stand-alone ARL competition, the Steelers finished sixth, again qualifying for the Finals series, only to bow out in the first week. 1998 saw the Steelers come agonisingly close to the finals, only missing out because of other results going against them. 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of Rugby League in Australia. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


The Illawarra Steelers produced some brilliant playing talent, most notably International representatives Rod Wishart and Paul McGregor. Former Steelers players Trent Barrett, Shaun Timmins and Craig Fitzgibbon have gone on to represent their country since the Steelers' final stand-alone season in 1998. Rod Wishart is an Australian Rugby League footballer. ... Trent Barrett Trent Barrett (born November 18, 1977 in Temora, NSW) is an Australian Rugby League player for the St. ... Craig Fitzgibbon is a Rugby League player who plays for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League competition. ...


In the 1999 season, the Illawarra Steelers merged with the St. George Dragons to form the St George Illawarra Dragons. The Illawarra and St George contingents are equal stakeholders in the new club, and as such half of the new team’s home games are played at the Steelers' former home gound, WIN Stadium. The Illawarra provides the bulk of St George Illawarra's squad, including internationals Matt Cooper, Luke Bailey, Jason Ryles, Shaun Timmins, Trent Barrett and Ben Creagh. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Saint George Dragons was a team in the National Rugby League competition in Australia. ... The St. ... Matt Cooper is a journalist and presenter in Ireland. ... Luke Bailey is a British actor best known for his role as Sam Bateman in the BBCs drama series Casualty Categories: British actor stubs ... Jason Ryles (born January 17, 1979 in Wollongong, New South Wales) is an Australian rugby league player for the St. ... Trent Barrett Trent Barrett (born November 18, 1977 in Temora, NSW) is an Australian Rugby League player for the St. ... Ben Creagh (born February 6, 1985 in Blacktown, New South Wales) is an Australian rugby league player for the St. ...


While the Illawarra is represented in the NRL and New South Wales Rugby League by the St George Illawarra Dragons (in First Grade, Premier League and Jersey Flegg competitions), the Illawarra Steelers still participate as a single entity in junior competitions, most notably S.G. Ball and Harold Matthews Cup. The logo of the National Rugby League. ... The New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in New South Wales. ...


In early 2006, WIN Television Network bought a 25% share in the St. George Illawarra club for $6.5 million, erasing any debt Illawarra had to St. George.


Coaches

Allan Fitzgibbon is a former rugby league player and coach. ... Brian Smith is a former rugby league player, and, as of 2006 is the coach of the Parramatta Eels. ... Graham Murray (born January 6, 1955) is currently the coach of the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League. ... Allan McMahon was a former Australian rugby league test player and a former coach of the Newcastle Knights and Illawarra Steelers. ... Andrew Farrar is a former Australian rugby league player and coach. ...

Notes

  1. This game was played using an obsoleted scoring system. Under current scoring guidelines, the score in this game would have been 54 - 0
  2. This game was played using an obsoleted scoring system. Under current scoring guidelines, the score in this game would have been 0 - 61

  Results from FactBites:
 
Rugby League History - RL1908.com - Illawarra Steelers (1356 words)
The Steelers name was adopted in recognition of the steel industry that dominated the region and who provided financial support to the club.
Illawarra cut St George open on numerous occasions during the match but were frustrated by forward pass calls, dropped ball and close decisions going against them.
In 1998 the Steelers were well placed for a semi-finals berth until they lost seven of their last eight games to finish 12th in the twenty team NRL competition.
Illawarra Steelers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (435 words)
The Illawarra Steelers were a top-level rugby league team based in the town of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia.
In the 1999 season, the Illawarra Steelers merged with the St.
While the Illawarra is represented in the NRL and New South Wales Rugby League by the St George Illawarra Dragons (in First Grade, Premier League and Jersey Flegg competitions), the Illawarra Steelers still participate as a single entity in junior competitions, most notably S.G. Ball and Harold Matthews Cup.
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