Our Story

Between 1967 and 1972, the Eagles (Daramalan) rose up through the ranks of Canberra Rugby, winning grand finals in the Sub-district B division, ACT Third Grade and ACT Second grade competitions. After finally cracking the premier division of ACT rugby, the Eagles won their first ever John I Dent Cup title in 1975.

2016 was a break out season for the club now that the Eagles are proving to be a dominant club in the Nation’s capital, after defeating defending champions Royals in the 2016 Semi-Finals and making the top four of the Women’s, Colts, Third grade, Second grade and First grade competitions.

We’ve had Wallabies, Brumbies and UC Vikings players representing the Eagles, and our playing list has deepened and grown in size and talent.

In 2017, our 50th year, we will look to epitomise these defining terms, both on and off the field. With a focus on playing a hard, fast and physical game mixed with contemporary methods of business and promotion, it wouldn’t be bold to predict a few premierships next season.

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Most registered players

We saw the highest amount of registered players at the Eagles with 150+ & we expect to go even bigger this year with an extra senior team in our 50th year.

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Our inaugural year

We started as the Daramalan Rugby Club & rose up through the ranks of Canberra rugby to be in the premier competition within several years and took out our first John I Dent Cup trophy in 1975.

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Dollars raised for our charity

the Gungahlin Eagles raised money for the Cancer Council – our charity of the year in 2016.

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Highest capped senior player

The amount of games Leigh Hancock has played for the Gungahlin Eagles.


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  • We have a lot of young players that have learned from the 2016 finals campaigns, and those players will go on this year with greater hunger than ever. 2017 will be a great year for the Eagles, no doubt in my mind. - Head coach, Dan Atkins
  • The Eagles have a proud rugby history and our club is in an exciting phase of growth. Community rugby is the lifeblood of the sport, and the passion that exists within our players, staff, supporters and sponsors is truly inspiring - Club President, Eoghan O’Byrne