The Mariners

Cairns' Premier Rugby Club


One Club

Strength Through Community


One Family

Celebrating Mateship Through Sport


Proud Heritage

We are a proud club and celebrate our rich history. We promote a lifelong journey as a Mariner.

All Abilities Welcome

We welcome all players, volunteers and members from all walks of life to join the Mariner family.

Successful Culture

Built onĀ a strong off-field and on-field culture, allowing members to reach their full potential.

Rugby Club Cairns

The JCU Mariners are Cairns’ leading rugby union club. The Mariners pride themselves in their effort on the pitch, as well as remaining a vibrant social club away from the turf. We welcome players of all levels, as well as volunteers and non playing members to join our proud club.


The MarinersĀ compete in the Cairns District Rugby Union competition at Junior, Reserve Grade and A-Grade Levels.


The Mariners have partnered with Trinity Anglican school to enter teams from U6 to U17 levels in the FNQ Rugby Juniors competition.

Reserve Grade

The reserve grade competition is a fantastic development league for up and coming stars, social players and those growing long in the tooth.


The A-Grade competition draws upon the best talent in the region. The Mariners are proud to have a successful history in the top division.