Rugby Australia has today paid tribute to veteran prop Ben Alexander who became just the fifth Australian player to play 150 Super Rugby matches in the Brumbies’ clash with the Lions in Johannesburg yesterday.
Alexander is the first Brumbies player to hit the landmark and joins just eleven others in Super Rugby history who have played 150 matches, including Australians Stephen Moore, Nathan Sharpe, George Smith and Tatafu Polota-Nau.
I have been in my role as Chief Executive of Rugby Australia for four months. During this time, I have met with many people in the game, from a variety of different roles, backgrounds and experiences. These conversations have covered a diverse range of topics from community Rugby to professional Rugby, the business of Rugby, and everything in between. I have been welcomed by the Rugby community wherever I have gone and there has been a willingness and openness to share views and opinions with me.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens side have finished with Silver at the HSBC Canada Sevens after going down to New Zealand in the Cup Final in Langford.
Australia defeated Fiji and France to progress through to the Final but New Zealand overpowered their great rivals to take the crown at Westhills Stadium.
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team have bolstered their stocks ahead of the Tokyo Olympics with the squad starting to take shape under coach Tim Walsh.
Nick Malouf, who played for the Men's Sevens at the Rio Olympic Games, will return to Australian shores following a two-year stint in the English Premiership with Leicester where the 25-year old featured prominently on the wing.
The Junior Wallabies Squad for Australia’s campaign at the World Rugby U20s Championship has been confirmed today with 28 players to depart for France later this month.
Australia takes on Wales, Japan and New Zealand in Pool A kicking off on Wednesday May 30 as the Junior Wallabies side looks to secure a position in the top four Semi Finals.
The Junior Wallabies have fallen to New Zealand in round three of the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship 28-43 on Saturday night at Bond University on the Gold Coast.
The victory sees New Zealand defend their Oceania Rugby U20s Championship title ahead of the World Rugby U20s Championship.