Representative History

Previous Tournaments

Tasmania has been part of the reprensative Touch scene since 1980 when it competed in the then National Championships. This representation continued at a national level until 1995 when the National Championship were scrapped with the formation of the National Touch League in 1996. Tasmania firstly became part of the Babarians comined 'rest of Australia' side in 1996, before combining with the ACT, Victorian and Defence Force Touch Associations to form the Crusaders NTL Franchise. Tasmania remains part of the franchise in 2004, along with Victoria and South Australia. more -->

2003 Australia Cup

The 2003 Australia Cup was held in Adelaide, South Australia. Tasmanian mens and womens teams competed, with the mens team making the semi-finals only to be defeated by ACT who went on the win the division. more -->

2002 Australia Cup

The 2002 Australia Cup hosted by the Tasmania Touch Association and held at Wentworth Park, Hobart. Victoria and South Australia joined Tasmania in attending the tournament in which five womens and seven mens teams competed over the three day carnival. South Australia proved the dominant side taking out both the Womens and Mens trophies with Victoria the bridesmaid in both finals. more -->

2001 Australia Cup

The Australia Cup was held in Canberra during late November with attendees from Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Regional ACL teams and a combined Australian Universities side. In a high standard tournament the eventual winners in the womens division were the combined Canberra City side with the green and gold Australian University team holding off the fancied Woden Eagles in the mens. more -->

2000 Crubar Cup

Held for the second and final time as selection trials for the both the Crusaders and Barbarians NTL Franchises the Crubar Cup was hosted by the Victoria Touch Association at Albert Park touch fields. Torrential rain in the preceeding days failed to reduce the standard of competition on display. Teams representing South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Victoria and regional ACT teams fought it out over three tough days. Woden Eagles accounted for a combined Tuggernong/Woden 30's outfit in an all ACT mens final while South Australia took away the womens title. Tasmania beat South Australia in a tense drop off to claim the second tier mens plate final. more -->

1999 Crusaders Cup

Deakin playing fields in Canberra was the venue for the 1999 Crusaders Cup which brought together teams from Tasmania, Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria and ACT regions. The tournament also doubled as initial selection trials for the Barbarian and Crusaders teams to contest the 2000 National Touch League. The womens title was claimed by South Australia defeating Northern Territory in an all Barbarian final. Crusaders member regions dominated the mens with Woden Eagles having the better of Tuggernong Vikings in a traditional ACT cross town derby. Tasmania finished a disappointing wight after succumbing to South Australia in the play off for last position. more -->

1998 Crusaders Cup

Held at Deakin playing fields in Canberra during April, the tournament was attended by Tasmania, Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria and regional AC teams. The mens final was an all act showdown with Woden Eagles accounting for the Tugernong Vikings in hgh standard game. Tasmanian womens finihed a credible fifth, while the mens went one better and made the semi finals against Tuggernong before eventually finshing the tournament fourth after being defeated by North Canberra in the play-off. more -->

1997 Crusaders Cup

The inaugrual Crusaders Cup was held in Canberra in the autumn of 1997. The cup was designed to act as a selection tournament for the Crusaders National Touch League teams to compete later that year. Teams from Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and ACT regions contested the three day tournament. Belconnen were the crowned champions in the Womens, while Woden took the mens title, making it a clean sweep of titles to the ACT. Tasmanian womens had successful tournament finishing sixth after losing the plate final to Victoria, while the mens found the restructured competition tough going, and collected the wooden spoon in eighth. more -->

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