Experienced Qantas Wallabies and Aquis Brumbies prop Ben Alexander will continue his career in Australia after signing a new one-year contract extension through until the end of 2016.
The ARU is encouraging fans, players and stakeholders to join the conversation on the future of the game by completing The Australian Rugby Survey. Feedback from the survey will be incorporated into Australian Rugby's next five year strategy.
The Australian Rugby Union and Victorian Rugby Union today confirmed they have entered into an exclusive Heads of Agreement with Imperium Group.
Melbourne Rebels lock Luke Jones has talked down his side’s chances of a maiden finals appearance ahead of its Round 14 clash with the Queensland Reds.
Western Force prop Pek Cowan will play his 100th Asteron Life Super Rugby game for the Perth franchise, when he runs out against the Chiefs on Friday night.
The NSW Waratahs and Australian Rugby Union have today announced the re-signing of lock Dave Dennis until the end of 2017.
The Aquis Brumbies are coming off a heart breaking loss to the Blues last weekend, after a penalty kick to win after the siren was missed by halfback Nic White.
Nikki and Gemma Etheridge will play together in the Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens Team for the first time in almost a year, when they tackle the inaugural Canada Sevens in Langford, British Columbia this weekend (19-20 April).
The Australian Youth Sevens Training Squads for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games gathered at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen over the weekend, with boys and girls enjoying a three-day selection camp.
The Australian Rugby Union today announced BMW Australia as the Official Vehicle partner of the Qantas Wallabies, effective 1 April 2015.
The Hong Kong Sevens tournament was first played in 1976, with 12 teams competing in front of a small crowd of 3,000 people at the HK Football Club.
Round six of Asteron Life Super Rugby sees a top of the table clash between the NSW Waratahs and the Aquis Brumbies, with bragging rights at stake for the Qantas Wallabies coaching team.
The Australian Under 20s Barbarians have edged out a powerful Tongan Under 20s side 40-36 at Viking Park in Canberra in the opening match of the 2015 National Australian Under 20s Championship.
RugbyWA, in conjunction with the Australian Rugby Union, is set to host the very first girls’ Rugby competition in Western Australia for players (13-18 years of age).
Fancy yourself as the next Amy Perrett? Well, you’re in luck. Pymble Ladies' College is hosting a Level 1 NSW Foundation Referees Course for females only!
Qantas Australian Sevens player, Shannon Walker, will play his first tournament in over a year when he lines up for the National Indigenous side at this weekend’s National Sevens Championships in Narrabeen, Sydney.
179 days after Bernard Foley kicked the decisive penalty goal to seal a maiden Super Rugby title for the New South Wales Waratahs, captains and coaches from each Australian franchise today gathered at Sydney’s iconic Opera House to launch the 2015 Asteron Life Super Rugby season.
Qantas Wallaby and three time Super Rugby Champion Radike Samo will join the RaboDirect Rebels for the 2015 Asteron Life Super Rugby season.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens team has qualified for the Cup Quarter-Finals at the South Africa Sevens in Port Elizabeth and will play series leaders Fiji on Sunday evening (AEDT).
Qantas Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh is set to hand World Rugby Sevens World Series debuts to two players after naming an extended 13-strong party for the season opener in Dubai next week.
At just the tender of 20, Melbourne Rebels star Sean McMahon is very much the poster boy of the Australian Rugby Union’s Pathways program.
Sportscraft, the iconic Australian brand that has been outfitting the Qantas Wallabies since 2010, have been named as Official Supplier of Opening Ceremony and formal uniforms to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team.
Queensland-based Super Rugby referee Rohan Hoffmann will take on the new role of Match Officials Development Manager - Queensland, in a joint venture between Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and Queensland Rugby.
Over 500 young men and women had the opportunity to show off their skills and athleticism yesterday, as the Australian Rugby Union’s Search for a Star took place across the country looking to identify players who may have the potential to represent their country in Rugby Sevens.
An independent Code of Conduct Tribunal has tonight found Qantas Wallaby Kurtley Beale guilty of a serious violation of the ARU Code of Conduct, and handed down a $45,000 fine, for sending an offensive photograph to an ARU employee.
Qantas Wallabies and New South Wales Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has been handed the ultimate honour in Australian Rugby after tonight being named the John Eales Medallist for 2014.
On Thursday night, the ARU will be hosting its prestigious John Eales Medal awards ceremony in Sydney, an evening which identifies and congratulates the men and women who have shown true capability both on and off the field in Australian Rugby.
The Australian Schoolboys side has won its first match of its three match tour of New Zealand with a 50 to 15 victory against Fiji Schools.
Australian Rugby Union is delighted to announce the finalists for HSBC Volunteer of the Year, HSBC Lifetime Volunteer of the Year and HSBC Young Volunteer of the Year (U25).
The Australian Rugby Union today announced the five additional sites that will roll out the new Non-Contact version of Rugby Sevens across regional New South Wales – an initiative to encourage more people to take up the game and capitalise on its profile as an Olympic sport.
Kellie Kaczorowski from the Hawkesbury Valley Junior Rugby Union is one of the humble coaches nominated for Asteron Life Community Coach of the Year – an initiative aimed at recognising the efforts of coaches who have given incredible service to Rugby Union in Australia.
Australian Rugby Union is pleased to announce the winning schools who participated in National Rugby Week, an initiative to engage students in all things Rugby, including the new, safe, fast-paced game of Non-Contact Sevens.
Qantas Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will celebrate his milestone 50th Test for Australia during Saturday night’s Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship clash against Argentina at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast.
Australian Rugby Union’s new domestic competition, the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, continues tonight with the Macquarie University North Harbour Rays hosting the Charles Sturt University NSW Country Eagles at Brookvale Oval.
Australian Rugby today announced the signing of NSW netballer and Touch Football representative Tanisha Stanton to the Rugby Sevens Program.
Round two of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship has wrapped up with a total of 30 tries being scored across the four matches.
The Australian Rugby Union today welcomed former Rugby League and AFL star Karmichael Hunt to Australia’s Super Rugby ranks, after signing with the Queensland Reds on a three year contract.
The Australian Rugby Union today announced significant changes to its player contracting protocols in a move that will help retain Australia’s best Rugby talent.
The Qantas Wallabies have been defeated by the All Blacks 51 to 20 at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday night.
The Australian Rugby Union has announced Allianz Australia as an official competition partner of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship and official NRC Referees Partner.
The Australian Women’s Youth Olympic Rugby Sevens team reserved its best performance for the Gold Medal match as they demolished a brave Canadian outfit (38-10) in Nanjing today.
Australian Rugby was saddened to learn of the passing of former Waratahs scrumhalf Eric “Nookie” Tindall, who passed away last Monday at the age of 69.
National Women’s Head Coach Tim Walsh praised the character of his side after the Australian Youth Olympics Rugby Sevens girls team dramatically came from behind to beat China and end matchday one in Nanjing with two wins from two.
Rugby officially returns to the Olympic program after a 90-year absence on Sunday at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing – and the Australian Women’s Sevens team will be right in the thick of the action.
The Australian Youth Olympic Women’s Rugby Sevens side has had its first major hit out since landing in China for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. And the team made it count.
Qantas Wallabies playmakers Nic White and Matt Toomua will today take the students of Bondi Public School through their paces as part of a special training session for National Rugby Week.
Nine teams. Four states and one territory. Eighteen venues. A free-flowing, tough, attractive game that will connect with the heartland of Australian Rugby. This is the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship.
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The Australian Rugby Union today announced the launch of a new Non-Contact version of Rugby 7s to encourage more people to take up the game and capitalise on its profile as an Olympic sport.
Today [5 August 2014] is an exciting day for the Olympic movement as it marks two years until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Australian Youth Olympics Women’s Sevens management team of Tim Walsh and Scott Bowen has announced Brooke Anderson and Tiana Penitani as co-captains for the Women's Rugby Sevens team that will depart for Nanjing on 13 August.
The Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team begins its quest for Olympic qualification in Rio with Dubai first up in the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series in December.
The Australian Rugby Union today announced the launch of four Rugby Sevens national competitions split over two weekends in Sydney in February and March 2015.
Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John praised the desire of his side after overcoming Semi-Final disappointment to demolish Samoa in the Bronze Medal match at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The Australian Rugby Union is delighted to announce Buildcorp as the Official Naming Rights Partner of Australian Rugby’s new domestic competition, the National Rugby Championship.
Australian Rugby Union (ARU) today reaffirmed its commitment to enhancing the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people through Rugby, as Australians come together this week to mark NAIDOC Week.
The Australian Rugby community has congratulated Australia’s oldest Wallaby, Gordon Stone, on achieving the wonderful milestone of 100 years of age at the third Test of the Castrol EDGE France Tour in front of a record crowd of 43 188 people at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday.
Australian Rugby Union has announced that tickets for the rest of the home international season will be on sale to the general public from Tuesday, 24 June at 9am via Ticketek.
NSW Waratahs enforcer Will Skelton will make his Test debut for the Qantas Wallabies as they target a clean sweep of the French in the final match of the 2014 Castrol EDGE France Tour at Allianz Stadium on Saturday afternoon (kickoff 3:00pm).
The 2013/14 season proved a breakthrough season for the Australian Women’s Sevens side. New Head Coach and former Australian Sevens player Tim Walsh turned around the fortunes of a side that had an indifferent 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup in Moscow into genuine World Series contenders. Elsewhere, Australia can now proudly boast that it has the best Women’s Sevens player in the world as it motors full-steam ahead towards the 2014/15 season and hopefully the Olympics in Rio in 2016.
Qantas Wallabies and Queensland Reds scrumhalf Will Genia will be sidelined for up to eight weeks with the 55-game Test veteran to undergo surgery on his right ankle on Tuesday.
The Australian Under 20s side to play Samoa this Sunday 15 June in the first Fifth Place semi-final in the IRB Junior World Championship has been named with Head Coach Adrian Thompson rewarding form players with selection.
Australian Rugby Union today announced the appointment of Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician Dr Ryan Kohler to the position of Concussion Specialist.
It’s been a huge season for the Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team, starting the season so promisingly, a dip in form mid-season, the centralisation of the Rugby Sevens program in Sydney at the turn of the year, a change of Head Coach before being involved in one of the most memorable Cup Finals in recent memory against New Zealand at Twickenham.
The Qantas Wallabies have continued where they left off from the 2013 Spring Tour winning their fifth match in row after defeating France 50-23 at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.
The Australian Under 20s side which will take on England this Friday in the IRB Junior World Championship has been announced by Head Coach Adrian Thompson.
The Australian Under 20s side to take on Argentina in the opening match of the IRB Junior World Championship has been named with Melbourne Rebels Forward, Sean McMahon to captain the side.
The Australian Under 20s have continued their excellent preparation for the IRB Junior World Championship with a 53-5 victory over the NSW Country Cockatoos in front of a passionate crowd at Chatswood Oval in Sydney’s North on Saturday night.
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Qantas Wallabies and ACT Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White has committed his future to Australian Rugby after signing a new two-year deal that will take him through until the end of 2016.
Qantas Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has named the 12-strong squad that he hopes will bring home the country's first ever IRB Sevens World Series title.
Qantas Wallabies playmaker Matt Toomua has signed a new three-year deal with the Australian Rugby Union and ACT Brumbies that will take him through until the end 2017.
ASICS, the True Sport Performance brand, today unveiled the new 2014 Qantas Wallabies jersey inspired by iconic jerseys of the past and infused with modern technology. It will be worn for the first time when the Qantas Wallabies take on France in Brisbane on June 7th.
The Qantas Australian Men’s team head to a sold-out Twickenham this weekend looking to end the 2013/14 HSBC Men’s Sevens World Series on a high at the London Sevens.
The Australian Under 20s squad will include seven players with Super Rugby experience when they head to the IRB Junior World Championships in Auckland next month.
Fans of top quality international Rugby will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to watch the Qantas Wallabies take on 2011 World Cup Finalists France next month from 9am tomorrow, Tuesday, 6 May.
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team slipped to defeats against a powerful New Zealand outfit and an inspired England side on Day Two to finish their Glasgow Sevens campaign in joint-seventh place at Scotstoun
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens side has recovered from an indifferent start to safely progress to the Cup Quarter-Finals after Day One at the Glasgow Sevens in Scotland.
The Australian Under 20s have got their 2014 campaign off to a winning start with a convincing 34-5 victory over the Samoa Under 20s at Bond University on the Gold Coast on Wednesday.
ACT Brumbies rookie Tom Staniforth has been given the honour of captaining the National Australian Under 20s side in their first international fixture of 2014 against Samoa Under 20s at Bond University on Wednesday April 30 (kick-off 3:00pm).
Qantas Australian Sevens star Con Foley has warned his side they face a tricky opening day on Day One of the penultimate leg of the 2013/14 HSBC sevens World Series season.
Australia will send a Women’s Sevens representative team to two high-profile invitational tournaments in October and November, the ARU has confirmed.
Lausii Taliauli is set to make his HSBC World Series debut after being declared fit for Glasgow by ARU medical staff.
Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Michael O’Connor has named his 12-man squad that will travel to Glasgow for the penultimate leg of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series next week.
The Australian National Under 20s side has intensified its preparation for the IRB Junior World Championships with a special training session with former Qantas Wallabies captain, George Gregan at Bond University on the Gold Coast today.
Australian Rugby Union today announced a new partnership with InteractSport Pty Ltd, to deliver an interactive online system for competition and membership management for Rugby in Australia.
The Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development team enjoyed a thoroughly successful fundraising dinner on Wednesday night. The annual event is the premier evening in the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development team calendar.
Australian Rugby Union today announced the dates for the Qantas Wallabies 2014 Spring Tour, with fixtures against Six Nations Champions Ireland and next year’s Rugby World Cup hosts England once again on the itinerary.
NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has been ruled out of tonight's match against the Western Force in Perth by Australian Rugby Union, following further medical advice regarding his throat injury.
Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver today confirmed Australian Rugby will strengthen its commitment and resolve to eliminate discrimination in the sport by implementing an Inclusion Policy by August this year.
The Wallaroos have had their Women’s Rugby World Cup dates confirmed by the International Rugby Board.
The world’s leading compression manufacturer, SKINS, is delighted to announce it has extended its support of the Qantas Wallabies until 2017. The partnership, which began in 2010, sees SKINS continue as the Official Compression Garment of the Qantas Wallabies.
The Australian Rugby community has laid to rest former Wallaby Max Howell and honoured him at his former Sydney Club, Randwick.
The inaugural Junior Gold Cup has finished competition for the year with Western Australia claiming the Under 17s title against Victoria and Victoria winning the Under 15s at Suncorp stadium against Brisbane Purple.
A brave effort from the Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team in the Cup Final of the Guangzhou Sevens was not enough to see them slip to a 26-12 defeat to New Zealand in the pouring rain in China.
The Australian Rugby community joins together today in celebrating the 100th birthday of Australia’s oldest Wallaby, Gordon Stone. He is the first former Wallaby to reach the milestone.
Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver has announced the winners of the Junior Gold Cup Fundraiser.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team travelled to China earlier this week ahead of the fourth leg of the 2013/14 IRB Women's Sevens World Series.
The new ‘Bush2Bledisloe’ team initiative was created by Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie and will bring passionate NSW country supporters closer to the national team than ever before with a range of community activities planned during each stage of the tour. The team will embark on a five-day rural road trip through Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst and Penrith from Monday 4 August. We spoke to Qantas Wallabies Head Coach Ewen McKenzie about his program.
The Qantas Wallabies pursuit of their first Bledisloe Cup triumph since 2002 will this year start in country New South Wales, with the team to embark on a five-day rural road trip through Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst and Penrith from Monday 4 August.
The IRB has announced its list of appointments to a host of international tournaments and matches this year, with nine Australian Rugby Union-affiliated referees featuring prominently.
The Australian Rugby Union today announced it has reached agreement for Dove Men+Care to be the Official Deodorant & Male Grooming Supplier of the Qantas Wallabies.
The Junior Gold Cup Grand Finals, featuring the best under 15 and under 17 talent from across Australia will be contested this weekend, with teams from Brisbane and Western Australia to take on Victoria in both age groups.
Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens captain Ed Jenkins reflected on his side’s tour of Asia and is excited at what lay in store for the final two rounds of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series season.
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team recorded their second best placing of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series season after finishing fourth at a packed-out Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday night.
The Qantas Men’s Australian Sevens team turned the formbook on its head after producing one of its best performances of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series season so far to beat South Africa on day two of the Hong Kong Sevens.
Head Coach Michael O’Connor declared himself happy after his Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens side brushed aside the challenge of relegation-threatened Spain on Day One of the Hong Kong Sevens.
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is delighted to announce that GILBERT has signed a new five-year contract to be the exclusive Ball and Body Armour supplier to the ARU and the Qantas Wallabies.
Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has made three changes to the squad that will travel to China next week for the fourth leg of the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series.
Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Michael O’Connor has called up Paul Asquith to the squad for the trip to Hong Kong after Allan Fa’alava’au was ruled out for the rest of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series with a shoulder injury.
Australian Rugby Union today announced nine teams will compete in the inaugural season of its new domestic Rugby competition, the National Rugby Championship, which will kick off in August this year.
Stand-in skipper Con Foley praised his side as the Qantas Australia Men’s Sevens team bounced back from earlier defeat to New Zealand to claim the Plate trophy in the sixth leg of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series in Tokyo.
Qantas Australian Men’s Head Coach Michael O’Connor is relishing the opportunity for his young charges to take on series leaders New Zealand in tomorrow’s Cup Quarter-Finals in Tokyo.
Qantas Australian Men’s Rugby Sevens Head Coach Michael O’Connor has identified Canada as a team to look out for ahead of the sixth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Japan this weekend.
With just two more weeks until the finals, all Junior Gold Cup teams took to their respective fields on Sunday afternoon for week five of the competition.
Australian Rugby Union today announced its squad of 26 players for this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup, with 15 uncapped players named. This followed an extensive selection process that included the Women’s National Championship, a National Selection camp, the National Women’s Sevens Championship and satellite training around the country.
Winger Afa Pakalani is set to make his debut for the Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team after being named in the squad that will travel to Japan in the sixth round of the 2013-2014 HSBC World Sevens Series.
The highly-anticipated clash between the ACT Brumbies and NSW Waratahs headlines round five of the Asteron Life Super Rugby competition. We caught up with Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie to break down the clash.
Australian Rugby Union has announced ticket pricing and on-sale dates for all seven Qantas Wallabies home international fixtures in 2014, with a host of special deals available for families (two adults, two children) to see the world’s best players in action.
With just two more rounds until the Junior Gold Cup finals, each team has given their best efforts to securing top spots in their pools.
Player of the tournament Charlotte Caslick was jubilant after guiding her Queensland Red side to a clinical Cup Final win over a tough New South Wales Blue side (19-0) at the Institute of Sport in Canberra on Sunday.
The ACT, Queensland Red and New South Wales Blue all emerged unbeaten from Day One of the 2014 National Women's Rugby Sevens Championship at the Institute of Sport in Canberra.
This week on Ewen-Me we catch up with Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie to see how preparations are going for their upcoming three-game home Test series against France in June.
Canberra plays host to the best talent in the country when the 2014 National Women's Rugby Sevens Championship hits the Australian Institute of Sport this weekend (8-9 March).
Australian Rugby Union today announced the appointment of former University of Canberra Brumbies CEO Andrew Fagan to the position of General Manager – National Teams & Competitions.
The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced the dates for the HSBC Sevens World Series 2014/15, which has gained in significance with the recent announcement that the top four-ranked nations will qualify from it directly for the Olympic Games in 2016.
Round three of the Junior Gold Cup saw some interesting games across the board in the Under 17 competition.
Gen Blue has managed to hold off a rampant Samoa A outfit to claim a solid victory against their Pacific Island opponents in the Pacific Rugby Cup, 17-14.
The Qantas Australian Sevens Women's team returned to training yesterday and Head Coach Tim Walsh issued a warning to his side's rivals: We will only get better.
Week two of the inaugural Junior Gold Cup has brought with it a keenly fought battle between Gold Coast and Central Queensland U17s teams.
Round two of the Junior Gold Cup saw yet another weekend of exciting games take place across Australia.
Australian Rugby Union today announced Michael O’Connor has resigned from his position as Head Coach of the Qantas Men’s Sevens team.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team has reclaimed its position at the top of the IRB Women's World Series standings after defeating New Zealand 24-12 in a pulsating Cup Final in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Qantas Women's Sevens team emerged unbeaten after three solid performances saw them cruise through to a Cup Quarter-Final showdown with Japan tomorrow, leaving Head Coach Tim Walsh satisfied with his side's display in the Arena Barueri, Sao Paulo.
Representatives from the Australian Rugby Union this week travelled to south-eastern Brazil to help the spread the word about Rugby Sevens at a two-day clinic for up-and-coming South American coaches.
Australian Rugby Union (ARU) today announced it has signed a three year integrity partnership with Sportradar.
The first week of the inaugural Junior Gold Cup saw some entertaining games take place across 18 of the 24 Centres throughout Australia.
Two Australian referees have been appointed to take charge of Men’s Sevens tournament at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced.
The Australian Women’s Sevens team will be looking to add another Cup to the trophy cabinet and regain the number one spot on the 2013–2014 IRB Women’s Sevens World Series standings when the competition heads to Barueri, São Paulo this weekend.
Star winger Emilee Cherry praised her side’s never-say-die attitude after Australia dug deep to finish third in the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series despite a gruelling loss to Canada in the Cup Semi-Final in Atlanta.
Australian Women’s Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh refused to be downbeat after a narrow loss to Canada saw his side qualify for the Cup Quarter-Finals in second spot at the IRB Women Sevens World Series in Atlanta.
After 18 months of preparation for the competition, the Junior Gold Cup commences tonight at Ballymore with Brisbane Yellow taking on Gold Coast. The competition has 24 competing centres across Australia with teams in both the 15’s and 17s category will compete over six weeks to see who will be crowned the inaugural Junior Gold Cup champion.
The opening round of the 2014 Asteron Life Super Rugby season kicks-off this weekend, and Qantas Wallabies Head Coach Ewen McKenzie lent his time to share his experiences on coaching in one of the world’s most challenging Rugby tournaments.
Sydney referee Amy Perrett will represent Australia in the 2014 Women’s Six Nations Championships after being appointed by the International Rugby Board (IRB) Match Official Selection Committee.
The Australian Women’s Sevens team will be looking to rekindle the spirit of Dubai when they travel to Atlanta, Georgia for the second round of the 2013 – 2014 IRB Women’s Sevens series this weekend.
The 2014 Asteron Life Super Rugby season is ready for kick off following today’s official launch, with two Australian derbies headlining the opening round of the competition for Australian teams on February 22-23.
Qantas Men's Sevens coach Mick O'Connor praised the never-say-die-attitude of his side after Australia came from behind to defeat an experienced Canadian outfit in the Plate Final and move up to fifth in the HSBC Sevens World Series standings.
Qantas Men's Sevens coach Michael O'Connor labelled his side "outstanding" after his side finished Day One of the Wellington Sevens with three wins out of three from a tricky-looking Pool D.
The qualification process for Australia’s path to Olympic glory has been confirmed overnight by the IOC, with both the Qantas Men’s and Women’s teams needing to secure a top four berth in their respective 2014/15 Sevens World Series.
Following the opening round of the Six Nations last weekend, the ARU Media team spoke to Wallabies Head Coach Ewen McKenzie to hear his thoughts on the competition.
The 2013 - 2014 HSBC World Sevens Series resumes in Wellington, New Zealand on Friday 7 - Saturday 8 February, with the Qantas Men's Sevens set to face Samoa, Kenya and Tonga on the first day.
Australian Rugby today announced the passing of former Australian Centre, Max Howell, aged 86, following a long battle with Cancer.
Australian Rugby today announced it will increase the number of match officials nationally by 20% over the next five years, with a particular focus on recruiting women and increasing the number of referees aged between 25 and 35, as part of its first ever Match Official Strategic Plan.
Australian Rugby Union today congratulated General (Ret.) Peter Cosgrove AC MC on his appointment to be Australia’s next Governor-General from March this year.
After a nail-biting extra time victory against Argentina in the Plate semi-final, Australia have just failed to overcome England in the Plate Final of the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series which finished in Las Vegas on Sunday (local time).
A late try to Samoa in a gripping quarter-final on Saturday night has snatched away Australia’s place in the last four of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas
Qantas Wallabies Head Coach, Ewen McKenzie has been travelling around to the five Australian Super Rugby teams over the last few weeks to see how they are shaping up for the 2014 season. The ARU Media team sat down with Ewen to get his thoughts on how the provinces are looking.
Australian Rugby Union today announced former international referee Scott Young has been appointed to oversee Australia’s match officials, with a focus on increasing the number of referees nationally.
More people participated in Rugby across Australia in the past year than ever before, with 615,809 participants in 2013 compared to the previous year (an increase of 27.5%), with participation in Rugby Sevens a major factor in the increase in participation numbers.
Australian Rugby will apply to host a round of the IRB Sevens World Series from 2015/16 following the IRB’s announcement that it is seeking expressions of interest to host a round of the annual men’s series as well as the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018.
Australia’s best emerging Super Rugby talent will compete against national representative teams from Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Tonga and Argentina in next month’s 2014 IRB Pacific Rugby Cup (PRC) to be held over five weeks across Australia.
The 2013 - 2014 HSBC World Sevens Series resumes in Las Vegas on Friday 24 – Sunday 26 January (PST), with the Qantas Men’s Sevens set to face the giants of Rugby Sevens, New Zealand and Fiji, on the first day of the tournament.
Australian Rugby Union today confirmed it has received 41 Expressions of Interest from across the country for this year’s National Rugby Championship (NRC) which will kick off in August.
The organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have confirmed the teams and pools for the Rugby Sevens at this summer’s Games.
Australian Rugby Union today announced current Qantas Wallabies Captain, back rower Ben Mowen, will pursue his Rugby career in France at the end of 2014.
Teams from 24 centres across Australia - from Cairns to Perth - have been selected to compete in the inaugural Junior Gold Cup, a national youth championships for Under 15 and Under 17 boys culminating in finals in April next year.
The final match for the Australian Schools team on the tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland was against Munster Under 18s. The game was played at the impressive home of Munster Rugby, Thomond Park in Limerick.
In Part 2 of the two-part National Rugby Championship Q&A, GM Development Pathways, Ben Whitaker answers queries regarding the competitions funding, broadcast rights and community engagement initiatives.
Following the announcement of the launch of the National Rugby Championship in 2014, Australian Rugby Union’s General Manager Development Pathways, Ben Whitaker takes time to answer some frequently asked questions about the series.
Cold, wet and miserable conditions prevailed for