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Competition For The Viking Cup

Junior Rugby Union Comp Of The Year

The coveted Viking Cup 10s is back on the calendar for the Whitsunday Junior Rugby Union club, with the competition already heating up.

Since its inception in 2012, the Viking Cup has welcomed many a player, and the club is expecting a massive increase in players and registrations for the 2023 carnival.

“It has evolved into what it is now, and it is regarded at the premier rugby event in our region,” explained Tim Oberg, the President of the Whitsunday Junior Rugby Union Club.

“We’ve extended our reach down to south Queensland, with hopes to expand the competition.”

This thrilling one day comp has been expanded for 2023, taking place Friday evening and into Saturday, for two huge days of eager and exciting rugby union.  

With mixed teams for children under 6s to under 12s, and gendered teams from 13 to 18, the competition is great for any player eager to give the sport a go.

“Now is the time to test out the sport in a fun day of rugby,” Tim said.

While also being aligned with the school holidays, the club has advantageously positioned the Cup to entice out-of-towners for a unique rugby carnival opportunity, in the heart of holiday central.

“We’re welcoming teams from Mackay, Emerald, and Townsville and excited to see more teams from further south, and even from interstate in future years,” said Tim.

“And hot on the heels of the Matildas at the World Cup, we are keen to have more girls get into the sport and in the Cup.”

To register or find out more about the Viking Cup, visit

WHAT: Whitsunday Junior Rugby Union Viking Cup 10s

WHERE: Whitsunday Sportspark

WHEN: Friday 29 September and Saturday 30 September

The Whitsunday Rugby Union teams training to take on the competition. Photo credit: Rachael Smith

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