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 / May 23, 2018 / 0 Comments
HOLLAND BACK TO SKIPPER SIDE AT LONDON SEVENS WITH PINCUS SET TO DEBUT

Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens coach Tim Walsh has welcomed back captain Lewis Holland for the London Sevens, that will kick off at Twickenham on June 2.
 
Holland hasn't featured for the Men's Sevens since early March in Vancouver after a hamstring injury cruelled his Commonwealth Games campaign.

 / May 21, 2018 / 0 Comments
RUGBY AUSTRALIA CONGRATULATES BRUMBIES PROP BEN ALEXANDER ON 150 SUPER RUGBY CAPS

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.

 / May 18, 2018 / 0 Comments
Tough decisions and playing to our strengths


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.

 / May 17, 2018 / 0 Comments
RUGBY AUSTRALIA'S ATHLETES FIND PERFECT FIT

As the countdown draws closer for the Irish Test Series, Australians will once again witness how the game demands an equal mix of strength, speed and stamina in order to claim gold. 

To help maximise performance, Rugby Australia has partnered with the world’s leading sports compression brand 2XU in a three-year deal.

 / May 14, 2018 / 0 Comments
AUSTRALIA MAINTAIN LEAD ON WORLD SERIES STANDINGS AFTER SILVER IN CANADA

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.

 / May 10, 2018 / 0 Comments
MALOUF RETURNS FROM UK TO BOLSTER SQUAD UNDER COACH TIM WALSH

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.

 / May 08, 2018 / 0 Comments
JUNIOR WALLABIES SQUAD FOR WORLD RUGBY U20s CHAMPIONSHIP NAMED

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.

 / May 07, 2018 / 0 Comments
JUNIOR WALLABIES FALL TO NEW ZEALAND IN OCEANIA RUGBY U20s CHAMPIONSHIP

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. 

 / May 04, 2018 / 0 Comments
U19S RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP (URC) TO RE-SHAPE JUNIOR ELITE PATHWAYS TO JUNIOR WALLABIES

Rugby Australia today announced the creation of the U19s Rugby Championship (URC) that will supersede the former Super U20s competition running from September to October each year. 

The URC will create a clearer pathway for players into the Junior Wallabies squad and move the season to fit better with the International U20s calendar, Club and School Rugby.   
 / May 04, 2018 / 0 Comments
TWO CHANGES FOR CANADA SEVENS FOR PENULTIMATE WORLD SERIES EVENT

Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens star Charlotte Caslick has been named in the Australian squad for round four of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Langford, Canada.
 
Caslick suffered concussion in the Commonwealth Games Gold Medal Final on the Gold Coast and was forced to sit out the World Series event in Kitakyushu, Japan as she completed the return-to-play concussion management protocols.