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 / February 20, 2018 / 0 Comments
RUGBY AUSTRALIA RESUMES KARMICHAEL HUNT INVESTIGATION

Following the conclusion of criminal proceedings against Karmichael Hunt in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today, Rugby Australia has resumed its investigation in relation to his conduct. 

Hunt pleaded guilty to possession of a dangerous drug (Alprazolam) and contravening a police direction. A separate charge of cocaine possession was dropped.

The Queensland Reds and Wallabies back will continue his voluntary stand-down from all Rugby duties until the matter is resolved by Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU). 

A further update will be provided at the appropriate time.

 / February 19, 2018 / 0 Comments
QANTAS AUSTRALIAN SEVENS SHOW OFF NEW SHORTS

The Qantas Australian Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams will be spotted wearing a new back-of-shorts logo throughout the of the 2018 HSBC Sevens World Series following an extended partnership with Invast Global.
 
The investment firm will sponsor the Men’s tournaments in Hong Kong on April 6 and Singapore on April 28 as well as the Women’s final three tournaments in Japan on April 21, Canada on May 12 and Paris on June 8.

 / February 16, 2018 / 0 Comments
PLAYER SAFETY PARAMOUNT IN 2018 NATIONAL RUGBY INITIATIVES

Rugby Australia (Rugby AU) today announced significant changes to Junior and Senior Rugby aimed at ensuring maximum safety and enjoyment for all participants, with the introduction of new national Size for Age guidelines and the Blue Card concussion management system.
 / February 14, 2018 / 0 Comments
YENDA TIES THE KNOT WITH RUGBY

 

As excitement brews ahead of another action-packed season of rugby, Yenda has come on board as the official beer of the Qantas Wallabies and Vodafone Super Rugby competition.
 
Owned by the Australian Beer Company, the three-year partnership will see Yenda take part in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons.

 / February 13, 2018 / 0 Comments
  DWAYNE NESTOR TAKES OVER AS HEAD COACH OF BUILDCORP WALLAROOS

Dwayne Nestor has today been confirmed as the new head coach of the Buildcorp Wallaroos.

The Wallaroos former assistant coach will take the reins effective immediately as the side gears towards the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

 / February 12, 2018 / 0 Comments
AUSTRALIAN RUGBY MOURNS THE LOSS OF SIR NICHOLAS SHEHADIE AC, OBE

The Australian Rugby community is in mourning today at the loss of one of its iconic figures, former Wallabies Captain Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC, OBE.

Sir Nicholas passed away peacefully in Sydney on Sunday night, surrounded by family including his wife the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir, and children Michael, Susan, and Alexandra.
 / February 12, 2018 / 0 Comments
#SOMETHINGSUPER ON THE WAY IN 2018 VODAFONE SUPER RUGBY SEASON

The 2018 Vodafone Super Rugby season was officially launched in Brisbane this morning as the four Australian teams begin their quest to bring home the world’s most coveted provincial Rugby trophy.
 
The four Australian Super Rugby Captains Michael Hooper (Waratahs), Adam Coleman (Rebels), Christian Lealiifano (Brumbies), and Scott Higginbotham (Reds) opened up about their teams’ preparations just two weeks out from their opening battles.
  

 / February 12, 2018 / 0 Comments
  LAND ROVER SIGNS ON AS OFFICIAL VEHICLE OF THE QANTAS WALLABIES

Rugby Australia today announced Land Rover has become the Official Vehicle partner of the Qantas Wallabies ahead of the 2018 season.

The three-year deal, which runs until the end of 2020, will see the Land Rover brand mark on the Gilbert Test match Rugby balls in all matches involving the Qantas Wallabies in Australia. The Land Rover logo will also appear on the back of the Qantas Wallabies team shorts.

 / February 05, 2018 / 0 Comments
AUSTRALIA TAKES THIRD AT HAMILTON SEVENS

The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens side have backed up their win last week in Sydney with a bronze medal in New Zealand at the HSBC Hamilton Sevens in New Zealand on Sunday with a trilling 8-7 win over New Zealand. 

The side got off to the perfect start on finals day in Hamilton with a huge 33-12 win over day one surprise packets, Kenya to set-up a replay of the Sydney decider against South Africa.

 / January 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

With today's decision by the Brisbane Magistrate's Court to adjourn Karmichael Hunt's case for three-weeks, Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) have confirmed Hunt's voluntary stand-down will continue through to the next scheduled Court hearing on February 19.

Rugby Australia and the QRU will provide further comment at the appropriate time.