The ACT’s Premier Division, the John I Dent Cup, is the pinnacle of rugby competition in the ACT & Southern NSW region. The Premier Division contains three divisions, Premier Division First Grade, Premier Division Second Grade and Premier Division Colts.
This year will be the competitions 80th season and will be played over 17 rounds with Round 1 of the competition starting on 7 April 2018 and conclude with the Grand Final on Saturday 18 August 2018.
The Canberra Royals finished the 2017 season as the John I Dent Cup Champions defeating the Wests Lions by 16 points. 2018 will see Wests along with Tuggeranong Vikings, Queanbeyan Whites, Gungahlin Eagles, Uni Norths Owls and Easts all aim end Royal’s reign and be crowned the John I Dent Cup Champions.