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 / November 20, 2017 / 0 Comments
ENGLAND DOWN QANTAS WALLABIES IN LONDON

The Qantas Wallabies have had their winning run ended in a controversial showdown with England on a rain-soaked Twickenham Stadium in London.

England scored three tries in the final eight minutes to blow out the final scoreline to 30-6, however the game had taken a dramatic turn after a potentially match-levelling try to Marika Koroibete in the 70th minute was disallowed for an obstruction.
 / November 17, 2017 / 0 Comments
RUGBY AUSTRALIA RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH OPRO

Today Rugby Australia renewed their partnership for a further four years with OPRO who are the world’s largest mouthguard manufacturer.
 
OPRO will continue to provide mouth protection to hundreds of Rugby athletes for the next four years, including the Qantas Wallabies, Buildcorp Wallaroos, Australian Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams, the Australian Under 20s and the Australian School Boys.

 / November 13, 2017 / 0 Comments
QANTAS WALLABIES KICK START SPRING TOUR WITH VICTORY OVER WALES

The Qantas Wallabies have opened their 2017 Spring Tour with a 29-21 victory over Wales at Principality Stadium in Cardiff. 

Three first half tries for the Wallabies through Tatafu Polota-Nau, Adam Coleman and Michael Hooper set up a 22-13 advantage at the break, however it was a runaway five-pointer from Kurtley Beale midway through the second half that provided the fatal blow as Wales were surging in front of a vocal home crowd.

 / November 13, 2017 / 0 Comments
AUSTRALIA TAKES SECOND AND THIRD AT OCEANIA RUGBY SEVENS CHAMPIONSHIP

The Qantas Australian Women’s team has finished second at the Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship after falling to New Zealand 5-12 in the Championship Final, with the Aussie Men’s team taking third place in a torrential and stormy Fiji today.

The young Aussie 7s Men’s side fell to New Zealand in the Championship Semi Final 0-31, but despite the score line, Australia asked questions of New Zealand’s defence.  


 / November 13, 2017 / 0 Comments
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY WIN THEIR FIRST NATIONAL RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND FINAL

Queensland Country won their first NRC title after defeating Canberra Vikings 42-28 in an electrifying match at Viking Park on Saturday November 11, in front of a fired-up crowd of more than three thousand people.
 
Their six tries to four win means the Country boys have gone from wooden spooners to Champions in just 12 months. 
 / November 13, 2017 / 0 Comments
QANTAS WALLABIES OVERPOWER JAPAN 63-30 IN YOKOHAMA

The Qantas Wallabies scored a comprehensive 63-30 victory over Japan at the venue for the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final in Yokohama on Saturday November 4.

It was the fifth meeting between the two nations since 1975 but the first on Japanese soil, where a bulging home crowd saw the Brave Blossoms fight hard throughout the contest and pile on three second half tries to record their highest-ever score against the Wallabies.

 / November 03, 2017 / 0 Comments
FALKEN TYRES ROLLS ON WITH RUGBY AUSTRALIA
Australian Rugby fans will have to keep an eye out for the new Falken 914 Rugby balls being thrown around the stadium for some fun at upcoming Test matches.
 
The strong grip balls feature Falkens’ tyre tread which helps to enhance performance both on the field and on the road.
 
The production of the new balls follows the announcement that Falken Tyres have re-signed as an official partner of the Qantas Wallabies for a further two years.

 / October 27, 2017 / 0 Comments
RUGBY AUSTRALIA BUILDING AN AUSTRALIAN-FIRST HIGH PERFORMANCE AND EDUCATION SUPER CENTRE

The Rugby Australia Building was officially opened in Sydney today and is the first facility of its kind in Australia to house iconic national sporting teams alongside one of the country's leading tertiary education institutions.

By ARU Media Unit / October 27, 2017 / 0 Comments
AUSTRALIAN RUGBY KICKS OFF NEW ERA AS RUGBY AUSTRALIA
Coinciding with its move to a brand-new headquarters, the national body for Rugby Union in Australia has been rebranded to Rugby Australia.
By ARU Media Unit / October 26, 2017 / 0 Comments
FOLAU CLAIMS THIRD JOHN EALES MEDAL AT RUGBY AUSTRALIA AWARDS, DALTON AND STANNARD CLAIM SEVENS HONOURS
Israel Folau has won the John Eales Medal for an historic third time at the Rugby Australia Awards at Randwick Racecourse on Thursday evening.