History of the Queensland Reds
Although Rugby is thought to have been played in Queensland as far back as 1876, the QRU was formed in 1893, with the game in the state developing into a truly global Rugby brand from grassroots to professional.
History of Super Rugby
With the introduction of professional Rugby, the game moved to a model where players were contracted to the Reds through the Queensland Rugby Union as part of a Southern Hemisphere's Super Rugby competition.
The Pilecki Medal represents the Reds 'Player's Player' through the Super Rugby season, celebrated in hounour of Queensland Rugby great, Stan Pilecki.
Super W History
With women's Rugby thriving in the state, the game was elevated to a national competition, Super W. The tournament was played in conjunction with the Super Rugby season.