Media Releases

By ARU Media Unit / September 07, 2017 / 0 Comments
HSBC Volunteer of the Year nominee:  Spotlight on Will Scully
With only one week to go until the HSBC Volunteer of the Year program closes, now is the time to think about and formally recognise the outstanding efforts of club volunteers across the country. 
 / September 07, 2017 / 0 Comments
ARU STATEMENT REGARDING SENATE INQUIRY

Whilst it understands Western Australia’s disappointment following the outcome of Tuesday’s court decision, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is surprised to learn that it will be subject to a senate inquiry in relation to the future of Australian Rugby.

By ARU Media Unit / September 05, 2017 / 0 Comments
ARU statement on the future of Super Rugby
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) welcomes today’s decision in the NSW Supreme Court, which provides legal certainty to all stakeholders.
By ARU Media Unit / August 29, 2017 / 0 Comments
HSBC Volunteer of the Year nominee: Spotlight on Wendy Leach
Every weekend across Australia volunteers give up their time so that you, your mates, or your kids, can enjoy the game of rugby. It’s an often forgotten role but the reality is that without volunteers, our clubs wouldn’t run.
By ARU Media Unit / August 16, 2017 / 0 Comments
HSBC Volunteer of the Year nominee: Graham Brown
Ten years ago the Wests Bulldogs rugby club in Brisbane was in need of some help. The club house was run-down; filled with weeds and the odd graffiti tag. Junior player numbers were dwindling and the Club struggled with a solution to turn this around. The on field results told a similar concerning story – no finals football for over ten years and a premiership was a distant memory. 
By ARU Media Unit / August 11, 2017 / 0 Comments
ARU TO DISCONTINUE WESTERN FORCE SUPER RUGBY LICENCE
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has today resolved to discontinue the Western Force Super Rugby licence.
By ARU Media Unit / August 08, 2017 / 0 Comments
Wallaroos name side for World Cup Opener
Wallaroos Head Coach Paul Verrell has named his match-day 23 ahead of the team’s opening pool game of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World, against host-nation Ireland, at the University College Dublin (UCD) Bowl at 4:00am (AEST) on Thursday, 10 August.
By ARU Media Unit / July 28, 2017 / 0 Comments
Women's Rugby Sevens Evolution has arrived
The inaugural Aon Women’s University Sevens Series (Aon Uni 7s) was officially launched at Macquarie University in Sydney today, hailing the evolution of Women’s Rugby Sevens in Australia with the five-week tournament to kick off on August 25. 
By ARU Media Unit / July 18, 2017 / 0 Comments
Former Wallaby Rod Kafer appointed to National Coach Development role
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has appointed former Qantas Wallabies playmaker Rod Kafer to a project role within its High Performance department, where he will lead the facilitation of Australia’s elite coach development program.
 / July 07, 2017 / 0 Comments
Wallabies to Wear Indigenous Jersey in Final 2017 Bledisloe Cup Test
For the first time in history, the Qantas Wallabies will wear an Indigenous jersey to commemorate the role of Indigenous Australians in rugby’s past, present and future