Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football Club (Easts) was founded in 1938 as one of the foundation clubs of the Australian Capital Territory Rugby Union. Easts currently participates in the Australian Capital Territory Rugby Union (ACTRU) Premier Division, the highest level club rugby competition in the region.
Based in Griffith, Easts has traditionally represented the inner southern suburbs of Canberra, or what is also known as the “old south side”. The Club plays its home games at the historic Griffith Oval, located close to urban centres in the Manuka and Kingston areas.
Easts possesses a rich history of tradition, mateship and representation, and survives as the only foundation club still competing in the ACTRU Premier Division. Notable Easts players of the past include former Wallabies Captain George Gregan, Flyhalf Matthew Giteau, and Prop Guy Shepardson. We have a current roster of contracted Brumbies that don the red, white and blue of Easts during the comptition season, and numerous Easts players have also represented the ACT Brumbies, including Reza Almasi, Henry Vanderglas and Chris Cocca. Current Wallabies and Brumbies representatives include hooker Stephen Moore.
The Club’s long-term vision recognises the importance of recruiting, developing and retaining young players. As such, Easts cultivates strong relationships with local colleges and renowned rugby nurseries Canberra Grammar School and St Edmunds College. The Club's main priority has always been to facilitate an environment in which all players can develop their rugby skills, establish lasting friendships and enjoy a rich social life.