Qantas Wallabies lock Lukhan Tui has committed his future to Australian Rugby re-signing with Rugby Australia and the Queensland Reds until the end of 2020.
The four-Test forward enjoyed a breakout year in 2017 after making his international debut in the 27-all draw with South Africa in Bloemfontein.
The Australian Men’s Sevens side have finished fifth at the Commonwealth Games after accounting for Kenya and Scotland on the final day.
Australia started brightly on Sunday as they brushed aside Kenya 33-5 in front of a sold out crowd at Robina Stadium.
The Junior Wallabies Squad for the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship has been named for the clashes against Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand U20s later this month on the Gold Coast.
The Australian squad will descend on Bond University for the tournament’s fourth year, where the young men in gold will be striving to win the championship for the first time.
This morning the Waratahs training field was packed with excitement as dozens of students from the Royal Institute for the Deaf and Blind (RIDC) were given their first lesson in rugby from the codes’ top teachers.
The Tahs took the students through some basic drills and weaved into the training were some important messages about the game.
Rugby Australia’s Annual Report is available here
Rugby Australia (Rugby AU) today announced its 2017 results at its Annual General Meeting, held at the Rugby Australia Building in Sydney.
The stage is set for the inaugural Buildcorp Super W Final with arch rivals NSW Women and Queensland Women to meet at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Friday 20 April.
The match will be played alongside the NSW Waratahs when they take on the Lions from Johannesburg, with the Buildcorp Super W Final to kick off at 4.45pm AEST.
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team have named seven new faces for Hong Kong with Andy Friend’s side focused on the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast the following weekend.
Olympian Con Foley returns to the Australian fold as does Sam Figg, with Australia’s next generation to take centre stage at the world famous tournament.
Rugby Australia Chief Executive Raelene Castle has today reiterated the importance of the NSW Government’s Sydney stadiums redevelopment plan following the release of a report into the economic benefits of hosting the Rugby World Cup.
The report, which was undertaken by EY on behalf of the Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 organising committee, estimates the 44-day tournament will generate a record total output of around £2.97 billion (A$5.47 billion) for the Japanese economy, attract up to 400,000 international visitors and support up to 25,000 jobs.
Rugby Australia has today launched its new brand campaign #PartOfMore which showcases Rugby in a whole new light.
The national campaign kick starts an exciting new era for the code with a goal for the game to become more relevant, inclusive and accessible to all Australians
Qantas Wallabies winger Henry Speight has signed a new deal with Rugby Australia and the Brumbies until the end of 2019.
The 19-Test star has put to paper on a one-year extension to see him remain on Australian soil until at least the end of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The Qantas Wallabies have announced Simon Raiwalui as Australia’s new forwards coach until the end of 2019.
The former Fiji international will assume the role following the completion of his club duties with Biarritz in France.
Round three of Buildcorp Super W saw NSW Women continue their winning ways as they defeated the Brumbies Women in Sydney, while Queensland Women registered their second win from three games after a strong performance over Melbourne Rebels Women in Brisbane.
The Junior Wallabies will play Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand in April and May, in the fourth year of the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship at Bond University on the Gold Coast in 2018.
Australia will take on the flying Fijians in the first match, then will play tournament newcomers, Tonga, with the final match to be against arch rivals New Zealand on Saturday 5 May.
Australian Men’s Rugby Sevens captain Lewis Holland has been ruled out of the Commonwealth Games after scans revealed the severity of his hamstring injury.
Holland will be sidelined for two months after injuring his hamstring in Vancouver during the most recent leg of the Sevens World Series.
Rugby Australia has today concluded its disciplinary process into the off-field conduct of Wallabies and Queensland Reds back Karmichael Hunt following his arrest in Brisbane on December 30, 2017.
Hunt was the subject of criminal proceedings in the Brisbane Magistrates Court, where he pleaded guilty on separate charges of possessing a dangerous drug (Alprazolam) and contravening a Police direction. He was fined $300 by the Court for each offence.
Rugby Australia has today confirmed Olympic Gold medal-winning Coach Tim Walsh as the next Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach.
Walsh announced in January he would vacate the Head Coach position with the Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team following the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, having guided the team to an historic Gold medal in Rio de Janeiro and a HSBC Sevens World Series title in 2016.
Commonwealth Games Australia is pleased to announce the Men’s and Women’s Australian Rugby Sevens squads for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next month.
This will be the first time Women will compete for Rugby Sevens Gold at the Commonwealth Games after the initial introduction of Rugby Sevens in Kuala Lumpur in 1998.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens side have finished sixth at the HSBC Canada Sevens after going down to England in the fifth-place playoff on finals day in Vancouver.
The Aussies Cup quarter-final against defending World Champions South Africa was a heartbreaker, with Australia surrendering a 19-point lead to lose after the final siren.
NSW Women and Western Force Women have both started their Buildcorp Super W campaigns with victories in the opening round of the competition this weekend.
NSW took on arch rivals Queensland Women in a double header match at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, taking bragging rights with an 18-0 victory.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens side have gone undefeated on day one to top their pool and set-up a Cup Quarter-Final clash with defending World Champions South Africa at the HSBC Canada Sevens.
Fielding the same 12 for the first time in his coaching career, Andy Friend’s side started their day with a match-up against the host nation where 30,000 fans packed BC Place in Vancouver.
Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens coach Andy Friend has retained the same 12-man squad for this weekend’s Vancouver Sevens.
Australia finished sixth in Las Vegas last weekend after a nail biting extra-time defeat to New Zealand in the fifth-place playoff.
After months of training, the final drills have been run, the teams have been selected and the gates are ready to be opened for the inaugural season of Buildcorp Super W which kicks off this weekend.
150 Women will participate in the new competition as each of the five state-based sides vie to be crowned national champions and individual players fight for selection in the Buildcorp Wallaroos squad for 2018.
The wait is almost over for Rugby fans looking to take part in history with tickets going on sale to the general public at 10.00am AEST tomorrow for the 2018 Test Series between the Qantas Wallabies and Ireland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens side have broken their HSBC Sevens World Series tournament drought after a 29-nil demolition of reigning Series champions South Africa.
Australia hadn't won a World Series tournament since Tokyo in 2012 but waltzed their way to the 2018 Sydney7s crown following day three victories over New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens side have created history after claiming the HSBC Sydney7s title thanks to a 31-nil victory over New Zealand in the Cup final.
Since the HSBC Sevens World Series began in 1999, no team - in either Men's or Women's - has ever won a tournament without conceding a point but Australia did it in style, as they ran in 213 points in attack in front of a boisterous local crowd.
Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens coach Andy Friend has made two changes to his side ahead of the Sydney7s this weekend at Allianz Stadium kicking off on Australia Day.
Veteran Jesse Parahi returns to the team while speedster Charlie Taylor has earned his first start of the 2017/18 season after impressing in Darwin last weekend at the Hottest7s. Matthew Hood and Jeral Skelton drop out of the squad that won the Challenge Trophy in Cape Town.