Purchas Cup Tournament 2019

The Australasian Gay Rugby tournament returns to Brisbane in 2019, hosted by the Brisbane Hustlers at Ballymore Stadium on 13-15 September. Proudly supported by Queensland Governemnt, The Wickham, St. George & Reds Rugby.


There are two tiers in the Purchas Cup 2019 – the Purchas Cup and Purchas Shield.

Purchas Cup tier:

Brisbane Hustlers

Sydney Convicts A

Melbourne Chargers A

New Zealand Falcons

Purchas Shield tier:

Sydney Convicts B

Melbourne Chargers B

Perth Rams




6.00pm Gates open

6:45pm Opening address and Welcome to country

7:00pm SHIELD Game 1 - Convicts B v Melbourne B

8:00pm SHIELD Game 2 - Barbarians v Perth


9.00am Gates open (for public)

9:30am CUP Game 1 - Hustlers v Melbourne

10:30am CUP Game 2 - Convicts v New Zealand

11:30am SHIELD Consolation - Loser Game 1 v Loser Game 2

12.30pm Lunch break

2:00pm CUP Consolation - Loser Game 1 v Loser Game 2

3:00pm SHIELD Final - Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2

4:00pm CUP Final - Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2

5:00pm Presentation

Post Tournament

6:30pm Dinner for registered participants only @ Caxton Hotel

9:00pm Purchas Cup After Party 2019 Free for registered participants, $10 entry public welcome.


Purchas Cup is free to attend as a spectator. If you’d like to make a donation to help cover the tournament costs, please see one of the Brisbane Hustlers volunteers roaming the grounds.

Getting to the grounds, all registered participants (players/management) will have a courtesy bus scheduled to pick them up from their hotel provided by The Wickham. Please note on the Friday night this is only for the Purchas Shield tier teams. For general parking please use the surrounding streets near Ballymore Stadium.

FOOD & DRINKS**********

Lunch is provided on the Saturday for registered participants (players/management).

The licenced bar on-site will be operating during the tournament hours for all other food & drink options. Please note the stadium is not a BYO venue.


Official tournament dinner for registered participants is from 6.30pm at the Caxton Hotel (near Suncorp Stadium). Official presentation & dinner alternate drop is at 7.30pm sharp. There are shower facilities available at Ballymore Stadium, however courtesy buses dropping participants back to their hotel will be running immediately following the last game (please make your own way to the Caxton).

The Purchas Cup After Party 2019 will take place at the Brisbane Hustlers major sponsor The Wickham from 9pm and is free for all registered participants – supporters & public welcome for $10 entry. Head to the event page to find all the details on the night’s events.

Sunday’s Purchas Cup Recovery 2019 is from 2pm at The Wickham.

Hosted by Brisbane Hustlers


From 13 til September 15, 2019


Ballymore Stadium
91Clyde Road - Herston
QLD 4006  Herston

Ballymore Stadium
91Clyde Road - Herston
QLD 4006  Herston

Contact Brisbane Hustlers