Media Release Archive

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

The Buildcorp Wallaroos have named a 26 strong squad for their New Zealand tour which will include their first-ever double header against the Black Ferns before the third Bledisloe Cup Test between the Qantas Wallabies and the All Blacks at Eden Park. 
August 2016
#Pass4Prostate tackles men’s health issues via social media
In Jindabyne where winter has traditionally been synonymous with skiing, rugby’s presence has been expanding thanks to Nicole Raine who braved a devastating injury to bounce back for her club
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) today announced the all-conquering Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team will play in an official HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in Sydney in 2017.
The third season of Australia’s premier national rugby competition will see eight teams race for Buildcorp NRC supremacy
The Qantas Wallabies have suffered a 42-8 defeat to a rampant New Zealand in The Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup opener in front of 65,328 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney tonight.

Foxtel and Australian Rugby Union have announced a new three-year partnership and grassroots initiative designed to help more people play rugby

The Australian Rugby Union has granted early releases to Liam Gill and Greg Holmes to take up new deals in Europe.
New Rugby Sevens pathways will allow young Australians to follow in the footsteps of our medal-winning Olympians
Qantas Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika has today announced his 33-man squad for The Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup campaigns kicking off later this month.
Every weekend across Australia volunteers give up their time so that you, your mates, or your kids, can enjoy the game of rugby. Warren Colliss is one of these volunteers.
July 2016
Chatswood Junior Rugby Club will give the opportunity for more people to get involved with the new non-contact version of Rugby, VIVA7s when it kicks off its own VIVA7s Centre this Saturday afternoon at Beauchamp Park.  
The Qantas Wallabies will continue their pre-tournament ritual of escaping the major cities for a training camp, when they journey to the Central Coast.
Australian Rugby Union has selected Brightcove to power an enhanced video experience for its fans at
Rugby Sevens‘ debut in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will inspire over 200, 000 Aussie kids when they take part in the annual National Rugby Week kicking off in schools across the country today (Monday 25 July).
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) have signed Mick Byrne as National Skills Coach through until the end of the next Rugby World Cup in 2019.

In the competition’s fifth year the Wallabies will play in seven locations across the globe

The Australian Rugby community is mourning the passing of former Wallabies captain, Wallaby number 453, Peter Johnson
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has today determined sanctions against Western Force players Pek Cowan and Dane Haylett-Petty. 
The BMW Australian Schoolboys side has been named in Sydney today after the conclusion of one of the hardest fought Australian Schools Rugby Union Championships in recent years at St Ignatius’ College, Riverview.
Stan Pilecki’s closest rugby friends will celebrate the achievements and contributions of the former Queensland and Wallabies prop at a tribute lunch
There’s one month to go until the Bledisloe Cup Festival kicks off, which will give rugby lovers of all ages the chance to meet their past and present Wallabies heroes
Angus Gardner has become the first Australian born referee in eight years to be given the whistle for a Rugby Championship match with his appointment for the clash between the All Blacks and Springboks in Christchurch, New Zealand on Saturday 17 September.
National Rugby Week in 2016 is set to capture the imagination of Australian students with a focus on the National Rugby Sevens Teams as they bid for Olympic glory at Rio 2016.
The Buildcorp Wallaroos extended squad has been named for August’s training camp on the Gold Coast with 14 players returning from the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup campaign. 
June 2016
Australia’s top female referee, Amy Perrett will make history when she picks up the Assistant Referees flag at this weekend’s clash between the Melbourne Rebels and the Stormers in Melbourne, becoming the first woman in the history of Super Rugby to do so.  
Buildcorp have reaffirmed their commitment to the code by extending their naming-rights sponsorship of the National Rugby Championship for 2016
Eight quality teams going head-to-head at family-friendly times each Saturday and Sunday – the 2016 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship will be more watchable, accessible and competitive than ever before.

Sydney finished their Buildcorp Women’s Nationals campaign emphatically defeating ACT in the grand final to claim their second straight National Championship

The BMW Australia U20s have fallen to a strong finishing New Zealand 55-24 in their final match of the World Rugby U20s Championship, at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday morning. 

ACT will meet undefeated Sydney in the grand final on Day 3 of the Buildcorp National Women's XVS Championship

The Qantas Wallabies have fallen to England in an 84-point thriller at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday night.

The Buildcorp Women’s National XVs Championships kicked off at St Ignatius College in Sydney, showcasing the growing depth of female rugby talent across the country.

Australia will send a Men's and Women's laden with international pedigree for the World University Championship Rugby Sevens in Swansea, Wales next month.
The Buildcorp National Women’s XVs Championships kicks off in Sydney this Friday with teams playing for regional pride as well as fighting for a place in the Buildcorp Wallaroos squad for 2016.
The BMW Australia U20s have emerged victorious with a dominant 35-19 victory over Scotland at the World Rugby U20s Championship on Tuesday morning.  
BMW Australia Head Coach Adrian Thompson has made five changes to the side that lost to England in the World Rugby U20s Championship for Australia’s second clash with Scotland at the tournament.
The Qantas Wallabies have fallen to England 7-23 in front of a record crowd of 29, 871 at AAMI Park in Melbourne on Saturday night.  
Australian Rugby has made a public commitment to ensuring gender equality and respect exist at all levels in rugby, from the field to the boardroom
HSBC today announced the renewal of its partnership with the Australian Rugby Union
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