ARL (Australian Rugby League)

The Australian Rugby Football League

[1], more commonly known as the Australian Rugby League (ARL), was the governing body for the sport of rugby league football in Australia. The ARL was dissolved at the 9:30am on 9 February 2012, with its functions being handed over to the new Australian Rugby League Commission.[2] Since its inception the ARL administered the Australian national team and represented Australia in international rugby league matters. During the mid-1990s’ Super League war the ARL administered the country’s first-grade premiership until the National Rugby League was formed.

ARL (Australian Rugby League)

FOGS Colts Challenge

The FOGS Colts Challenge is an 11-team rugby league competition run by the QRL. It is the highest level of junior rugby league in Brisbane before players move into senior rugby. FOGS in an acronym for Former Origin Greats. The competition provides the highest standard for young players ranging 16-18 who wish to further their rugby league careers and is seen as the first step for young Queensland boys in reaching the National Rugby League. Although the competition is based in Brisbane, scouts from all the NRL clubs have a presence in Colts rugby. Players are chosen from the FOGS Cup for U17, U18, state, and national representative sides, and it is also the stepping stone to play in the Queensland Cup. It is not unusual for young stars in the FOGS Cup to have already signed contracts with an NRL side.

FOGS Colts Challenge

History of Lang Park

Lang Park is the original name of the site located in the Brisbane suburb of Milton, Queensland, Australia, now occupied by the major sports facility known by its sponsorship name, Suncorp Stadium (formerly Suncorp-Metway Stadium). Lang Park is also known as Brisbane Stadium for its use in the Asian Champions League football (soccer) competition due to conflicting sponsorship reasons. The current facility comprises a three tiered rectangular sporting stadium with a capacity of 52,500 people. The enclosed stands situated on the sidelines make it arguably the best rectangular stadium in Australia for spectator viewing and