Senior Men

Taroona has two Senior men's teams, playing in the Premiership (first grade) and Championship (reserve grade) competitions. We train as one group and have a strong squad mentality rather than playing as two separate teams.

Players turning 18 in 2022, who do not have a junior competition in which to play, are encouraged to join the club, and to gain approval to join the senior men's squad. 

New players at all skill levels are welcome. Training is at 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Rugby Park New Town. 

Senior & Junior Women

Taroona currently fields a senior women's team, playing in the 7s roster and combining to play 15s when games are available. We are also looking to build on our U16 girls' team by fielding an U17 team in 2022, as well as continuing to look for opportunities for U13 and U15 girls.

We are always on the lookout for new players and welcome newcomers at all skill levels with any experience. 

Training is 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursday at Rugby Park New Town.

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Junior Men

Taroona has a strong history of junior rugby with many of our senior men having come up through the ranks. All new players aged 10 - 17 at all skill levels are welcome, with junior rugby being played in U17, U15, U13, as well as younger divisions, in 2022.

Training is held from 4.30pm - 5:30pm on Tuesday and Thursdays at Rugby Park New Town.

2022 Preseason training on now!

Preseason training for the 2022 season begins on Tuesday 8th Feb for both Men's and Women's teams.

New players welcome. 

Season 2022 kicks off on 30th April for all senior grades.

Tuesdays and Thursdays  |  6pm  |  Rugby Park
Emperor Penguins Club

The Emperor Penguins Club is a group of our most devout supporters who get together for three lunches throughout the season prior to three key home games. There is a core of past players, parents and partners of the current team who make up this great group. 
Membership provides a counter meal and beer, wine or bubbles ahead of these three matches. 

Please contact us if you are interested in joining.

2022 Emperor Penguin Lunch Dates

7 May  23 July  20 August



Queens Head Hotel
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Taroona's home off the rugby field. The Queens Head Hotel has provided support and a home for a number of years to the club. 

Port Cygnet Cannery
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What don't they do? Venue, function space, bar, kitchen and cellar door. The Port Cygnet Cannery is also a massive supporter of junior rugby. 


Experience counts in rugby, and with 70 years experience Ilec can make your project a success. Ilec offers electrical and communication service, installation and design solutions. 

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Fall Real Estate
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Fall Real Estate is now one of the largest independent, family owned real estate businesses in Tasmania and are proud to support Taroona. 



When a group of innovative and dedicated men got together at the Imperial Hotel in Hobart back in 1947 with the idea to form the Taroona Rugby Club, they would not have imagined it would continue for 70 years and turn into the great club it has become.

Recent history has seen on-field success in the senior men’s division with premierships in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2020, but it is off the field where the club comes into its own. The strong culture we have developed has allowed us to focus on developing junior rugby and pathways into senior rugby. Our culture has allowed us to expand our strong on field performance into success in women’s rugby at senior and junior level.

The club is also an active member of the community with charity events each year which not only raise money but awareness for worthy causes. We honour past players and welcome new supporters through our Emperor Penguins Club, with lunches and events build around key games in the roster each year.

Taroona at its core is a family club. Whether you have a long history in the sport and have moved to Hobart or are looking to try something new and meet new people. Everyone is welcome and made to feel at home at Taroona.

Rugby is what brings us together, but it is our club that keeps us together.

The Taroona Rugby Club is a member of the Tasmanian Rugby Union

Get in touch

To find out more about playing or supporting the Taroona Rugby Club, please get in touch via the email form below: 

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Home Ground

The Penguin Fortress

(Rugby Park)

1 Selfs Point Rd, New Town TAS 7008

Home Pub

The Queens Head Hotel
400 Elizabeth St, North Hobart


President: Simon Plumb

Vice President: Tom Aldous

Secretary: Alistair Burke

Treasurer: tbc

Members: Deon Scanlon, 
Sarah Atkinson, Ryan Turner