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 / July 19, 2018 / 0 Comments
NUMBER 8 ISI NAISARANI SIGNS WITH RUGBY AUSTRALIA AND THE MELBOURNE REBELS

Rising star Isi Naisarani will move south for the 2019 Vodafone Super Rugby season after putting pen to paper on a one-year deal with Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels.
 
The backrower lit up Super Rugby in his time at the Brumbies but will re-join former coach Dave Wessels in Melbourne.

 / July 13, 2018 / 0 Comments
GEORGE SMITH THANKED FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO AUSTRALIAN RUGBY OVER 19-YEAR CAREER

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle has paid tribute to George Smith as the veteran flanker prepares to say his final farewell to Australian fans at tomorrow night’s Vodafone Super Rugby clash between the Queensland Reds and Japan’s Sunwolves.

A knee injury has forced the 37-year old to sit out what would have been his final game on Australian soil, before he takes up a contract with Bristol in England’s Premiership.

 / July 13, 2018 / 0 Comments
AUSTRALIAN CAPTAIN LEWIS HOLLAND RE-SIGNS THROUGH TO THE 2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS

Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens captain Lewis Holland has committed to a new long-term deal that will see him remain with the Sevens program until the end of 2020.
 
The 25-year old playmaker weighed up interest from Australian Vodafone Super Rugby sides before re-signing for Tim Walsh’s side.


 / July 12, 2018 / 0 Comments
AUSTRALIAN MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SEVENS SQUADS CONFIRMED FOR RUGBY WORLD CUP SEVENS

Rugby Australia is proud to announce the Australian Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens squads for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, USA next weekend.
 
Australian Men’s Sevens coach Tim Walsh has named a settled squad with Lewis Holland set to lead the side at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Rugby Australia is proud to announce the Australian Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens squads for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, USA next weekend.
 

 / July 11, 2018 / 0 Comments
AON UNIVERSITY SEVENS SERIES DRAW TO EXPAND IN 2018
The Aon University Sevens Series will expand to five rounds in 2018 with the tournament set to kick off in August and conclude in October as it enters its second year. 

The expanded draw comes on the back of the announcement that the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney have joined the series, making it a 10-team Championship in 2018. 
 / July 09, 2018 / 0 Comments
JESSE PARAHI AND TOM CONNOR LOCKED IN UNTIL TOKYO 2020

The Qantas Australian Sevens squad has been bolstered with another two re-signings with veteran Jesse Parahi and rising star Tom Connor both committing to the program until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 
 
Parahi’s signature continues his commitment to the Australian Sevens program, after making his debut eight years ago in London. The 29-year old stood in as captain at the 2018 Commonwealth Games after a hamstring injury ruled skipper Lewis Holland out of the tournament. 

 / July 05, 2018 / 0 Comments
HENRY HUTCHISON RETURNS TO QANTAS AUSTRALIAN SEVENS PROGRAM

The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team have secured the signature of speedster Henry Hutchison ahead of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens.

The 2016 World Rugby Sevens Rookie of the Year has been lured back to the Sevens fold by coach Tim Walsh after being granted an early release from his contract by the Melbourne Rebels.

 / July 04, 2018 / 0 Comments
NOSTALGIC TWIST AS 2018 NATIONAL RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW IS RELEASED

Historic rivalries return and exciting new rivalries will be created, as the fifth edition of the National Rugby Championship kicks off on September 1.

Australia’s best club Rugby players will join current Super Rugby contracted players and the next generation of Super Rugby and Wallabies stars to form Australia’s seven NRC sides, alongside fan favourites, Fiji Airways Drua in the eight-team competition
 / July 02, 2018 / 0 Comments
JAMES HOLBECK JOINS CLASSIC WALLABIES AS CAREER AND PATHWAYS MANAGER

James Holbeck has joined the Classic Wallabies as Career and Pathways Manager, a role designed to help players transition to life after Rugby. 

The role, jointly funded by Rugby Australia and the Classic Wallabies will provide specific support for players transitioning from their professional Rugby careers into the next steps in their professional life off the field. 
 / June 29, 2018 / 0 Comments
AUSTRALIAN RUGBY MOURNS THE LOSS OF WALLABY 397, JACK CARROLL

The Australian Rugby community has today paid tribute to Wallaby 397, Jack Carroll who passed away at the age of 94 this week.

A jack of all trades forward, Carroll played in every position except hooker across his 12 non- Test caps and one Test cap for Australia.