Media Release Archive

April 2017
Fans from across the Oceania region and the world will be able to watch the next generation of professional Rugby players in the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship with the entire tournament to be streamed LIVE through www.rugby.com.au and Oceania Rugby.
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) today announced its 2016 results at the ARU Annual General Meeting, held in Sydney.
Central to Australian Rugby’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, is making rugby ‘a game for all’. 
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has today confirmed that one Australian team will be removed from Super Rugby when the competition reverts to a 15-team, three-conference format in 2018.

This International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and ChildFund Australia are highlighting the importance of sport in a unique partnership.


Women in sport is a hot topic in Australia, and for good reason.


The Australian Rugby refereeing team continues to receive high accolades on the World stage with Amy Perrett selected for her second Women’s Rugby World Cup alongside up and coming official, Graham Cooper. 

Australian Rugby has strengthened its commitment to the safety and inclusion of all participants in rugby with a nationwide roll-out of new and updated policies and procedures


March 2017

The Super U20s Championship Final will be contested at Ballymore Stadium this Sunday from 2pm between defending Champions Queensland U20s and NSW Gen Blue U20s.


The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has rejected the research findings recently published by Roy Morgan on the number of ‘active participants’ in the sport of Rugby in Australia.


In response to recent media speculation, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) issues the following statement in relation to the future of the Super Rugby competition and Australia’s Super Rugby teams.
The Buildcorp National Women’s XVs Championship will kick off on the Gold Coast in May, continuing the road to selection for the Buildcorp Wallaroos ahead of Women’s Rugby World Cup later this year.

Australian Rugby will trial a ‘Blue Card’ system in the ACT and Newcastle competitions in the coming weeks as the code continues to step up its efforts in the management of concussion

The BMW Australia U20s will come together for their first training camp ahead of the World Rugby U20s Championship in Georgia in June.
The BMW Australia U20s will host arch rivals New Zealand as well as Fiji and Samoa at the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship to be held at Bond University, Gold Coast in May.
In honour of International Women’s Day, we look at the how the female rugby officials program is charging ahead

Australian Rugby is pleased to announce a new partnership with BLACKROLL ® Australia who will become the Qantas Wallabies’ official supplier of athletic training, physio and recovery tools.


The Buildcorp Wallaroos will play three Test matches in New Zealand this June in a four-nation series that includes the reigning Women’s Rugby World Cup champions, England, arch rivals New Zealand and women’s rugby powerhouse, Canada.
February 2017
A public memorial service celebrating the life of former Wallabies, Brumbies and NSW Waratahs lock Dan Vickerman will be held in Sydney next week.

Fans will be taken deeper into the Super Rugby inner sanctum with a range of cutting edge broadcast innovations planned for the 2017 Super Rugby season


The Australian and Queensland Rugby community are mourning the loss off former Queensland fullback and one-Test Wallaby, Tom Sweeney who passed away on Friday 17 February aged 87


Qantas Wallabies star Dane Haylett-Petty has signed a two-year extension with the ARU and the Western Force until the end of 2019


Test Rugby will return to Canberra for the first time in seven years when the Qantas Wallabies host Argentina at GIO Stadium in September this year.
Australia’s next generation of Rugby Sevens talent have begun their campaign ahead of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in the Bahamas from July 19-23.
Super U20s Rugby will return in 2017 after a successful inaugural year in 2016 which saw Queensland U20s take out the championship, with every match to be streamed LIVE through rugby.com.au this season.
Following the official media launch of the 2017 Vodafone Super Rugby season, players, coaches and fans nationwide are eagerly anticipating kick off as the race for top spot in the Australian conference begins, which will guarantee an all-important home quarter-final.
Vodafone has announced a stunning return to Australian Rugby after today being confirmed as the new naming rights partner for Super Rugby in Australia.
General public tickets for Saturday and Sunday have sold out for the HSBC Sydney 7s, which kicks off tomorrow Friday 3 February at Allianz Stadium, Sydney

After receiving numerous high quality applications from across Australia, the final eight teams for the inaugural Aon National University Sevens Series have been finalised

Aon has joined forces with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) in a new four-year partnership beginning in 2017

The Australian Rugby Union has announced a new partnership with sports hydration company SOS Hydration Inc.


January 2017
There will be plenty of reminders for fans at the HSBC Sydney 7s to slip, slop, slap, seek (shade) and slide (on sunglasses) this February with Cancer Council Australia signing on as the official charity partner of the 2017 tournament. 
Olympic Gold Medalists Ellia Green and Evania Pelite have been named in the Qantas Australian Women’s team to run out at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Friday February 3 for the inaugural women's leg of the HSBC Sydney 7s.  
Rugby fans are preparing themselves for an epic return to Allianz Stadium in Sydney for the 2017 HSBC Sydney 7s with only limited tickets available for the second and third day of competition.

Nicole Beck and Lewis Holland head to Vietnam this week to coach and support children from some of the poorest communities in Southeast Asia for ChildFund Australia


Qantas Wallabies backrower Lopeti Timani has re-committed to Australian Rugby after signing a two-year extension with the ARU and the Melbourne Rebels

December 2016
The Australian Rugby community is in mourning over the passing of Australian Rugby Union historian, archivist and writer, John Mulford.

Qantas Wallabies lock Rory Arnold has committed to Australian Rugby by signing a three-year contract with the ARU and the Plus500 Brumbies

Australia's Youth Sevens teams have been selected for the international tournament in Auckland
World Rugby’s recent announcement of new head safety measures has been endorsed by Australian Rugby Union
The Qantas Wallabies will visit Japan next year to take on the Cherry Blossoms on 4 November 2017
The NT Mosquitoes men's sevens team is hoping their new-found form will lure talented athletes across from other codes in time for Darwin’s Hottest 7s in January
Australia's best Sevens players aged under 18 head to Perth this weekend, where the stars of the future will compete in the Youth Sevens National Championships vying to impress coaches before next year's Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas
Australia’s top male Referee, Angus Gardner will officiate one of the most anticipated clashes of the Six Nations when England take on traditional rivals France in London on Saturday 4 February. 
Qantas Australian Head Coach Andy Friend has called stalwart Jesse Parahi and former Brumby Stephan Van der Walt into the Cape Town squad as the team looks to improve on its fifth place finish at the Dubai Sevens.

Perth Stadium will play host to the state’s first ever Bledisloe Cup match when the Qantas Wallabies and New Zealand clash at the new 60,000-capacity venue in 2019


Australian Rugby fans will be able to watch two Bledisloe Cup matches on home soil, with the Sydney and Brisbane Bledisloe Cup fixtures headlining the Qantas Wallabies 2017 domestic Rugby Championship Test schedule


November 2016
The Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA) has announced the five finalists from both the Qantas Australian Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams for the Rugby Sevens Players' Player of the Year Award, with the winners to be announced at the RUPA Awards Lunch on Wednesday 7 December.
After a landmark Olympic year for the sport, Australian Sports Commission data shows rugby is now one of the most popular sports in Australian primary schools. 
A electrifying second half resurgence hasn't been enough to keep Australia's hopes of a Grand Slam alive after a 24-27 defeat to a spirited Ireland at Aviva Stadium.
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