The ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union
is the governing body for rugby union
in the Australian Capital Territory
and southern regions of New South Wales
. The union is represented by one team in the Super 14
competition, the Brumbies
. In 2007, the ACT was also home to the Canberra Vikings
in the Australian Rugby Championship
, the country's short-lived attempt to establish a domestic professional league in the sport.
The union was founded in 1938 as the ACT Rugby Union. It received its current name after the 2004 Super 12 season, when the Far South Coast and Southern Inland unions of New South Wales joined the organisation. This change also led to the former ACT Brumbies being renamed Brumbies Rugby.