Media Release Archive

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.
Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Andy Friend has named a new look squad to represent Australia in the first tournament in the 2016-2017 HSBC Sevens World Series with five players to make their HSBC Sevens World Series debut in Dubai on December 3.
The Wallaby XV have fallen to the French Barbarians side 19-11 at Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux on Friday morning in front of a 30,028 crowd.
The Wallabies showed their mettle to overcome a spirited French outfit 25-23 in a nailbiting match at Stade de France this morning
The France and England Test matches will be shown LIVE and in high definition on SBS and will also be streamed online for free via SBS On Demand.

Subscription television network beIN Sports has confirmed it will broadcast all Qantas Wallabies 2016 Spring Tour matches LIVE in Australia.

The Qantas Wallabies have defeated Wales 32 to 8 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Sunday morning getting their Grand Slam tour off to a winning start.
Each of the three June Series Tests, to be played at Melbourne’s AAMI Park, Sydney’s Allianz Stadium, and Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, will kick off at 3pm AEST in a move to make the matches more appealing for families

October 2016

Qantas Wallabies vice-captain and NSW Waratahs flanker Michael Hooper has claimed the 2016 John Eales Medal, winning the award for a second time

The Buildcorp Wallaroos have fallen to New Zealand in a significantly improved performance going down 29 to 3 in Auckland on Wednesday afternoon.
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team will have a changing of the guard for its 2016/17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series campaign with Ed Jenkins electing to step down from his role as Captain.
Buildcorp Wallaroos Head Coach Paul Verrell has made six changes to the starting team that fell to New Zealand’s Black Ferns, 67-3 at Eden Park on Saturday as the team prepares for the next Test match tomorrow at North Harbour Stadium, Auckland against New Zealand.
The Buildcorp Wallaroos have fallen to New Zealand 67-3 their first Test match of 2016 at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday afternoon.

The Qantas Wallabies, Buildcorp Wallaroos, Buildcorp National Rugby Championship grand final and the Aussie Sevens players will take centre stage this weekend in a blockbuster weekend of world class rugby

The Buildcorp Wallaroos team to play the Black Ferns in an historic Test at Eden Park on Saturday has been named as the Wallaroos look to register their first win against their trans-tasman rivals.

Born in Newcastle, Terry Curley became a Wallabies fullback aged 18 and went on to earn 11 Test caps

The Buildcorp Wallaroos have claimed a come-from-behind victory against the Auckland Storm 21-19 on Tuesday afternoon in their first game of their three-match tour of New Zealand. 
The Buildcorp Wallaroos squad has been announced for their match against Auckland Storm this afternoon, which will be vital match preparation before their two upcoming Tests against the Black Ferns. In today’s match, 11 players will get their first experience in the gold jersey. 
Respected Buildcorp Wallaroos veteran, Ashleigh Hewson will captain the Wallaroos for the first time during the upcoming three match tour of New Zealand, with the squad coming together today at the Sydney Academy of Sport for final preparations.
The Fiji team will comprise locally-based players from Fiji’s national second XV, ‘Fiji Warriors’ and will play all of its home matches in Fiji
Fans from around the world will get another opportunity to be a part of the unrivalled excitement, colour and action of the 2017 HSBC Sydney7s with General Public tickets going on sale today for the now three-day event from February 3-5 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.
The Qantas Wallabies have defeated Argentina at Twickenham in London 33-21, finishing the 2016 Rugby Championship in second place behind New Zealand. 
Fans will observe a moment's silence ahead of The Rugby Championship clash between the Qantas Wallabies and Argentina (Sunday, 5.30am AEDT kick off) to pay tribute to two former Wallabies greats who passed away during the current international season.
Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver has extended condolences to family and friends of highly respected News Corp journalist Rebecca Wilson.
Former Australian Sevens representative, Damon Murphy is one of three referees who have been included in the World Rugby panels for the 2016-2017 HSBC Sevens Series for the Men’s and Women’s competitions.

The final round of the 2016 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship season (Round 7 on 8-9 October) will pay tribute to the important role that Pacific Islander communities play in the Australian Rugby community, with all four fixtures set to showcase some scintillating Pacific Island rugby and entertainment.
September 2016

The BMW Australian Schools side has been named for the penultimate match of the series against Fiji Schools before the young Australians will face New Zealand Schools.

The BMW Australian Schoolboys have been announced for the test match against Samoan Schools at Apia Park, Samoa – Saturday 24 September 3:00pm.
Qantas Wallabies name two potential debutants for South Africa and Argentina Tests. 
Queensland Country Forward, Conor Mitchell has become the first signing for the Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens squad post the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as the squad begins preparations for the 2016-2017 HSBC Sevens World Series. 
The 2017 Super Rugby competition will kick off on Thursday 23 February 2017 when the Melbourne Rebels host the Auckland-based Blues at AAMI Park in Melbourne
The Qantas Wallabies have defeated Argentina 36 to 20 in front of 16, 202 fans at nib Stadium in Perth on Saturday night with scrumhalf Will Genia scoring two tries for Australia in a man of the match performance. 

The Qantas Wallabies have emerged victorious in a tough encounter against South Africa at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane tonight, retaining the Mandela Challenge Plate with a 23-17 victory. 

Australian Rugby today announced the launch of Deadly7s, an innovative Indigenous Rugby primary schools program that will introduce rugby to more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Qantas Wallabies coaching staff will select the final winner who will receive their award at the John Eales Medal night on 27 October

Wallaby #424 Charles Roy ‘Chilla’ Wilson played for Australia twelve times

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