Media Release Archive

July 2016
Australian Rugby Union has selected Brightcove to power an enhanced video experience for its fans at www.rugby.com.au
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
The BMW Australia U20s have fallen to England in their final Pool B match of the World Rugby U20s Championship 13 to 17 at AJ Bell Stadium in Salford.
The BMW Australia U20s side has been named for their third and final pool game of the 2016 World Rugby U20s Championship against England, at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium on Thursday 16 June (kick off 4.45am AEST).
The Buildcorp Wallaroos will return to International Rugby with a two Test series against New Zealand’s Black Ferns, including a double header at the third Bledisloe Cup clash of 2016 on Saturday 22 October at Auckland’s Eden Park.
Buildcorp has bolstered its commitment to women’s rugby in Australia with an historic partnership
The Qantas Wallabies have fallen to the new and improved England, 28-39 in the first match of an historic three-Test series at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night in front of 48,735 fans.  
Tim Horan and Israel Folau turned Brisbane gold in the lead up to the first Test
Australian U20s centre Campbell Magnay has been dealt a two-week suspension, following two yellow cards for offences contrary to Law 10.4 (j) (lifting a player from the ground) and Law 10.4(e) (dangerous tackling) in the Australian’s U20 Championship match against Scotland on 7 June, 2016. 
The BMW Australia U20s have lost their opening match of the World Rugby U20s Championship falling to Scotland 15 to 10 at AJ Bell Stadium in Salford on Wednesday morning.  
Qantas Wallabies prop Benn Robinson has called time on his highly decorated Rugby career
The BMW Australian U20s side has been named for their opening match of the 2016 World Rugby U20s Championship against Scotland on Wednesday morning, at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium.

The 2016 HSBC Volunteer of the Year competition offers volunteers a chance at winning grants of $5,000 and $10,000 for their rugby club or school

Qantas Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika has named a 33-man squad for next weekend’s series opener against England at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

The ARU and RugbyWA have finalised an alliance agreement, enabling the Western Force to continue as a Western Australian team.

Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has agreed a contract that will tie the former Australian Sevens representative and Queensland Reds fly-half to the ARU until 2018.
May 2016
The BMW Australia U20s captain has been named for the World Rugby U20s Championship with Queensland Reds representative, James Tuttle given the responsibility of leading Australia on the global stage. 

Australian Rugby has bolstered its commitment to increasing Indigenous engagement

The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team finished runners-up in Clermont-Ferrand with a World Series title

The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team are the 2015-16 HSBC Women's Sevens World Series champions

The BMW Australia U20s side has been named for their clash against NSW Country this Saturday at Chatswood Oval, with Head Coach Adrian Thompson naming his strongest side available to take on the Cockatoos.
The 2016 National Coaching Conference will be held at Saint Ignatius College Riverview in conjunction with the National Schoolboy Rugby Championships
The Qantas Wallabies will be aiming to bring the Cook Cup back to Australia
Head Coach Michael Cheika has named the training squad for the upcoming series against England
The Australian Rugby Union and the NSW Government today confirmed that the 2017 HSBC Sydney 7s will take place between 4-5 February at Allianz Stadium.
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