The St. Patrick's College Rugby League Team competes in the prestigious Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Rugby League (QISSRL) Confraternity Carnival every year during the second week of the June/July holidays. The Carnival has been in existence since 1980 and in that time has developed a reputation as one of the most formidable schoolboy rugby league competitions in Australia.
St. Patrick's brief but successful history in the Carnival has made it a much anticipated annual event on the College calendar, despite the fact that Rugby League is not the preferred code at the College. The friendships and camaraderie that are built up as a result of Confraternity are easily transferred into our desire to be successful within the various AIC Competitions. Our competitiveness in recent AIC seasons can be directly attributed to our involvement in the Confraternity Carnival.
Following the College's promotion into Division 1 of the competition, 2012 saw St. Patrick's College host the annual Confraternity Shield.
Rugby League is offered to Year 10, 11 and 12 students who have participated in the AIC Rugby or Football season. St. Patrick's fields one Open Side in the Confraternity Shield Tournament, which is conducted during the June/July holidays over a period of seven days. Training is conducted the first week of the June/July holidays at Curlew Park or the College oval.
The 2009 squad won the Bob Lindner Trophy (8th place overall) after taking a successful step up into Division One. In 2001 and 2007 we were successful in winning the Plate and in 2002 the Bowl in Division Two.
Past students who have gone onto Rugby league success include Dylan Napa - Sydney Roosters NRL / Cook Island National team; Michael Crocker – South Sydney NRL /Queensland Origin / Kangaroos; Jason Bakuya – Cronulla Sharks NRL / Fiji.