Johor Rugby Carnival (JRC) is the successor event to the Tunku Mahkota Johor Rugby 7s Championship (TMJ 7's), first held in 2006, humble beginnings with participation of 24 teams. In 2010, the playing format for TMJ 7's was changed from 7-a-side to 10-a-side tournament and was re-badged Iskandar Malaysia 10s Rugby Challenge (Iskandar 10s).
Subsequent to the first Iskandar 10s, the JRU was entrusted by Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU) to organise the Asian Junior Under 20s Rugby 7s tournament (ARFU 7s U20). With this mandate, the JRU decided to organise both the ARFU 7's U20 and the Iskandar 10's as part of an extravaganza headlined as Johor Rugby Carnival. The JRC was first held on 9 & 10 July 2011 at Dataran Bandaraya Johor Bahru, Johor, the second edition on 23 & 24 June 2012 and the up-coming edition on
22 and 23 June 201314, 15 and 16 September 2013. Please see JRC 2013 page.
JRC is a rugby carnival focusing on rugby development at youth level. The JRU is determined to make the JRC a leading platform from youth tournament, bringing the best teams from around Malaysia as well as from Asia, pitting their skills and rugby sense against each other – the best in Asia. The JRC will also have two categories of Under 15s and Under 18s. For JRC 2013, the tournament categories have been changed to Under 14s, Under16s and Under 11 (for Ragbi Rimau) as the event was postponed from June. The schoolboys at Under 12, 15 and 18s are due to sit for major examinations towards the end of the year.
The JRC also brings together U-12s teams competing in the Ragbi Rimau Challenge as well as ladies teams' competition.