News Archive

May 2015
The NSW Waratahs were the only Australian conference side to register a win in round 15, but in the losing sides there were some standout performances. 
While the Brumbies enjoyed the weekend off, the Waratahs took over top spot in the Asteron Life Super Rugby Conference with an impressive win against the Crusaders.
A try in the final 30 seconds has seen the Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team beaten in the Cup Final at the Amsterdam Sevens.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team has qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
In its second year of operation, the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship (NRC) has shaped up to be a valuable Rugby pathway for many Australian players, featuring Qantas Wallaby players and Super Rugby stars.
With automatic qualification to the Rio 2016 Olympics just seven points away for our Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team, Sharni Williams is confident her side can get the job done this weekend at the NRCA Stadium in Amsterdam.
Force lock Steve Mafi says his side will have no issue backing up from the bye in Saturday night’s clash with the Highlanders.
Qantas Australian Women's Sevens utility Chloe Dalton is anticipating that their Day One opponents in Amsterdam will take on her side up front.
Wallabies hooker James Hanson will move south at the end of the season, signing a two-year deal with the Melbourne Rebels.
Israel Folau is creeping ever closer to a decision on his playing future, hailing the impact of Michael Cheika on his career. 
Qantas Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has made one change for the final leg of the 2014/15 Women's Sevens World Series, starting Friday (22 May).
Quade Cooper’s return from injury has been set back another week with the star playmaker missing the Sharks selection cutoff by 48 hours.
2015 has been a year to forget for the Queensland Reds winning just two of their 12 Asteron Life Super Rugby games this season. 

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.

It hasn’t been the kindest year for the Reds but Greg Holmes has been a shining light.
Who’s in and who’s out for your Asteron Life Super Rugby team this week, we have all the whispers from around the grounds.
The Australian U20’s have won their final match before the World Rugby U20 Championship defeating the Australian Barbarians 47-19 at Chatswood Oval on Tuesday night.
The Queensland Reds returned to form in round 14, leading the way with seven selections in the Australian Super Rugby Team of the Week.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens team has been awarded the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series Fair Play award.
The Australian Barbarians will provide the Australian U20’s squad one final hit out tonight (Tuesday 19 May, 7.30pm) before they depart for Italy for the World Rugby U20 Championship. 
The Australian U20’s will have their final hit out before next month’s World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy when they clash with the Australian Barbarians tomorrow night in Sydney.
Fresh from their memorable victory at the inaugural London Sevens at Twickenham, the Qantas Australian Women's side has landed the "Pool of Death" for next weekend's tournament in the Netherlands.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens team has finished runners-up at the London Sevens after falling short against a red-hot USA side at Twickenham.
An important weekend for the Asteron Life Super Rugby Australian Conference with the Rebels missing the chance to go top before the Waratahs took theirs.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens team will play Scotland in the Cup Quarter-Finals at the London Sevens after qualifying from Pool B on Day One.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens side has inched closer to automatic qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympics after completing an incredible fightback to win the inaugural London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium.
Brumbies playmaker Matt Toomua has been rushed straight back in to the starting 15 ahead of his side’s must-win clash with the Lions in Johannesburg.
Waratahs coach Michael Cheika wants his side to bring back the physicality that won New South Wales the title last season. 
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team has lined up a Cup Quarter-Final date with Spain after going undefeated on Day One at the Twickenham Stoop in London.

The Australian Rugby Union and Victorian Rugby Union today confirmed they have entered into an exclusive Heads of Agreement with Imperium Group.

The Australian U20’s will re-gather at the Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen tomorrow (16 May) to begin final preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy.
For the second time this season (the other being Dubai), the Men's and Women's Sevens World Series tournaments will run parallel with one another. 
Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John has made two changes to his squad for the final round of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series this weekend.
Reds coach Richard Graham says the time has come to taking risks at the selection table, the first being Karmichael Hunt at outside centre.
Dublin and Belfast will host Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 after World Rugby awarded the hosting rights for to the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) overnight. 

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.

Australian referee Anthony Moyes will become the first referee in the world to reach the milestone of 200 Sevens matches this weekend at the London Sevens.
Australia coach Tim Walsh spoke to World Rugby earlier this week and insists that the disappointments of Atlanta and Langford have only served to make his young squad work even harder ahead of the World Series climax.
The San Francisco Bay area will host Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 after the World Rugby Council awarded hosting rights for the prestigious event to USA Rugby.
The Qantas Australian Men's team has been handed an awkward pool for the London Sevens after being drawn alongside Wales, Japan and New Zealand.
Buildcorp National Rugby Championship (NRC) winner and Australian U20’s star Jake McIntyre will make his Asteron Life Super Rugby debut for the St.George Queensland Reds this Friday when they take on the Melbourne Rebels at Suncorp Stadium. 
August 2016 awaits one of the world’s greatest sporting spectacles - the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games. 
The Qantas Wallabies’ final preparations before England will include a two week tour of the USA and a historic match against the USA Eagles at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday 5 September. The match will be the Wallabies’ first Test in the USA in almost 40 years.
Australian Rugby Union is proud to announce the launch of the 2015 HSBC Volunteer of the Year Award. The award aims to recognise those who volunteer their time and make a significant contribution to community Rugby across Australia.
Australian U20’s Head Coach Adrian Thompson has today announced his squad for next month’s World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy.
The Qantas Australian Men's team has finished seventh at the Glasgow Sevens after losses to the USA and South Africa on Finals Day.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens team has set up a crucial Cup Quarter-Final showdown with the USA at the Glasgow Sevens after going unbeaten on Day One.
The Australian U20’s has fallen to New Zealand in the inaugural final of the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship 46-29 at Bond University on the Gold Coast.
Samoa has defeated Japan with a penalty kick in the final minute of the match to win 33-30 in the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship. 
While the Australian U20’s continue to prepare for the final match of the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship, over 50 Coaches from Queensland Rugby had the opportunity to learn from some of the best and most experienced Coaches in Australian Rugby.  
When you think of quiet underachievers throughout the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series, one name that immediately springs to mind is that of Nick Malouf.
The Australian U20’s side has been named for Saturday’s Oceania Rugby Junior Championship final against New Zealand at Bond University, where rising Queensland Reds number 8 Adam Korcyzk will make his first appearance for Australia in the tournament. 
With the 31st Summer Olympic Games in Rio sitting just 15 months away, the first steps of qualification for Rugby Sevens’ debut are underway.
Current World Sevens Player of the Year Emilee Cherry has been recalled to the Qantas Australian Women's Sevens squad for the London Sevens after recovering from a knee injury.
The Australian U20’s have won their second match of the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship, despite a scare by a strong Japanese side. 


 

The Australian Rugby Union and Di Patston today confirmed that Ms Patston’s claim against the ARU has been resolved. The claim was due to be heard in the Federal Circuit Court.
The New Zealand U20’s side has won their second match of the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship defeating Samoa 36-14 at Bond University on the Gold Coast on Tuesday. 
The Australian U20’s takes on Japan at 3pm AEST today in round two of the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship as the young Australian side looks to continue their winning form in the competition. 
Australian U20’s Head Coach Adrian Thomson has backed the depth of his squad for tomorrows match against Japan, making 13 changes to the starting line up that beat Samoa 33-10.
The Australian U20’s have started their Oceania Rugby Junior Championship with a win after defeating Samoa 33 to 10 at Bond University on the Gold Coast. 
New Zealand U20’s have defeated Japan U20’s 75-0 in a clinical display in the opening match of the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship. 
The inaugural 2015 Oceania Rugby Junior Championship (ORJC) kicks off at Bond University on the Gold Coast this weekend, a vital part of preparations for major Southern Hemisphere powers as they kick off their respective U20's campaigns.
World Rugby revealed the pools for the first day of the London Sevens overnight with the Qantas Australian Women's Sevens side drawn alongside Fiji, China and the USA.
Australia will take on Samoa in their first game as part of the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship held at Bond University on Saturday 2 May. 
The Australian Rugby Sevens program has appointed Paul Penna as Sports Psychologist on a part-time basis.
Day one matches of the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship have been postponed due to extreme weather conditions on the Gold Coast.
Calling the Australian Rugby community!
The influence of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship has been underscored with the news that a host of players from last year’s competition have signed fresh contracts with Super Rugby franchises for 2016 and beyond in the past 48 hours.
April 2015
U20’s squads from Australia, New Zealand, Samoa and Japan are continuing preparation as part of the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship, held at Bond University on the Gold Coast with the first match to kick off at 1:00pm on Friday 1 May.
Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John has named an extended 14-man squad for the penultimate leg of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow (9-10 May).
The Australian U20’s side to play Samoa has been named as the Australian side looks to start the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship off with a win against Pacific heavy weights, Samoa.
 NSW Waratahs’ Gen Blue star Andrew Kellaway has been named Captain of the Australian U20’s side for the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship kicking off on the Gold Coast this Friday 1 May.
Round 11 of Asteron Life Super Rugby brought with it a host of close encounters, with four of seven games decided by eight points or less, with the biggest winning margin was just 16 points.
The best Under 20’s Rugby talent will compete in a four nation blockbuster tournament as New Zealand, Samoa, Japan and host Australia come together to compete in the inaugural Oceania Rugby Junior Championship. 
The NSW Waratahs are on high alert for their Weary Dunlop Shield clash with the RaboDirect Rebels on Saturday night, and whilst they are confident they can deliver a polished performance, Adam Ashley-Cooper is adamant the Melbourne side present a real challenge up front.
Qantas Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani will come back into the Aquis Brumbies starting lineup as the Canberra side look to roll the dice against the Highlanders on Friday night. Stephen Larkham has made a sweep of changes to his backline, with Jesse Mogg named at fullback, Robbie Coleman to play inside centre and Henry Speight to shift out to right wing.   
The Australian Rugby Union has officially launched its Anzac weekend, with the unveiling of a new Rugby exhibition at The Rugby Club in Sydney this week. 
The Australian Rugby Union has locked away two key members of the Qantas Wallabies forward pack with the re-signing of experienced Queensland Reds duo James Slipper and Rob Simmons.
Saturday represents 100 years of the landing of ANZAC troops at Gallipoli in 1915. While our Australian Men's Sevens team will travel to Canberra to attend the Anzac Dawn Service on 25 April, the Women's side will have the opportunity to commemorate 100 years of ANZAC spirit when they attend Camp Gallipoli at Sydney's Centennial Park.

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 Australian public can now request tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first Olympic Games to be held in South America and the first to feature Rugby Sevens.

The NSW Waratahs and Australian Rugby Union have today announced the re-signing of lock Dave Dennis until the end of 2017.

The Australian Rugby Union today announced changes to its Player Contracting Policy by allowing an elite group of overseas-based players to be eligible for Qantas Wallabies selection.
The RaboDirect Rebels take on the NSW Waratahs this Saturday night at ANZ Stadium, as the Melbourne side look to spring an upset against the defending Asteron Life Super Rugby Champions.
The St.George Queensland Reds will host the Hurricanes at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday afternoon as they attempt to cause an Anzac boil over against the current Asteron Life Super Rugby leaders.
Nine out of 12 current Australian Under 20’s players from New South Wales represented their respective Shute Shield First Grade sides over the weekend, as they continue their individual preparations ahead of the Oceania Rugby Under 20’s Championships in May. 
The Australian Rugby Union announced it will seek feedback from Rugby fans and stakeholders to drive its next five year strategy and future investment at all levels of the game.
In a turnaround round for the Australian conference in round ten of the Asteron Life Super Rugby Competition, The St.George Queensland Reds, NSW Waratahs and RaboDirect Rebels all recorded important victories for their respective seasons. 
More people played Rugby in 2014 than ever before, with 687,488 participants enjoying Rugby experiences nationally, an increase of 12% compared to 2013.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team has finished seventh at the inaugural Canada Sevens after suffering two defeats from three games on Finals Day in Langford, British Columbia.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team has produced some of its finest football of the 2014/15 Sevens World Series after going three from three on Day One at the inaugural Canada Sevens in Langford.

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.

The Western Force return home in a bid to snap a seven-match losing streak when they take on an in-form Stormers outfit on Saturday night.

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). 

Organisation is well underway for the largest primary-age rugby carnival in Australia, to be held at The Armidale School (TAS) on 18-19 April.
The Australian Under 20’s extended squad will play in the 2015 Oceania Rugby Championship on the Gold Coast in May, as players push for a spot in the final Australian team to go to the World Championship.
Qantas Wallabies and NSW Waratahs championship-winning flyhalf Bernard Foley has signed a three-year contract extension with the Australian Rugby Union.
It hasn’t been smooth sailing for the St.George Queensland Reds in 2015, but dynamic halfback Will Genia is confident the team can bounce back from successive losses this weekend against the Cheetahs.
In a world first, a Modified Rugby Program (MRP) is being run in Queensland to give children with learning and perceptual difficulties the opportunity to play Rugby at their local club.

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 NSW Waratahs head to Wellington this week for their Round 10 clash with the table-topping Hurricanes, as the defending champions look to return to the winners circle in the Asteron Life Super Rugby Competition.


The NSW Waratahs head to Wellington this week for their Round 10 clash with the table-topping Hurricanes, as the defending champions look to return to the winners circle in the Asteron Life Super Rugby Competition.
The NSW Waratahs head to Wellington this week for their Round 10 clash with the table-topping Hurricanes, as the defending champions look to return to the winners circle in the Asteron Life Super Rugby Competition.
Qantas Wallabies and Western Force backrower Matt Hodgson has extended his contract with the Perth side until the end of the 2016 Asteron Life Super Rugby Season.
Qantas Wallabies and NSW Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan has signed a one-year contract with the defending champions, which will take him through to the end of the 2016 Asteron Life Super Rugby Competition. 
The Australian Under 20’s Junior World Championship squad will become a part of a tradition of Australian’s competing in Europe when they use the Australian Institute of Sport’s Italian base in May. 
Round 9 of Asteron Life Super Rugby was a tipster’s nightmare, with all four Australian teams falling to New Zealand and South African sides over the weekend. 
Qantas Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has made three changes to the squad he will take to the inaugural Canada Sevens in Langford, British Columbia.
World Rugby has announced the 12-member panel that will referee at Rugby World Cup 2015 as well as the seven assistant referees and four television match officials who will also officiate in matches at the game’s showcase tournament, which starts on 18 September. 
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens side has been drawn alongside England, France and Russia for the Glasgow Sevens next month (9-10 May) as the team seeks to get its season back on track.
The Interstate Junior Gold Cup challenge has resulted in a win for both NSW and Queensland across the Under 15’s and Under 17’s age group on Saturday 4 April. 
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens side slipped out of the HSBC Sevens World Series top four placings for the first time since December after finishing a disappointing weekend in Tokyo in tenth position.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens team endured a day to forget after failing to qualify from the pool stage at the Tokyo Sevens this afternoon.
Qantas Wallabies and Queensland Reds halfback Wallaby Will Genia has signed a three-year contract with French Top 14 side Stade Francais.
The Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team has successfully hosted its annual fundraising event in Sydney on Wednesday night. 
The RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels will be looking to bounce back on Friday night after a disappointing loss to the competition leading Hurricanes.
No sooner had Day One of the 2015 Hong Kong Sevens last weekend finished had World Rugby released a short video package of Shannon Walker's return to action.
The best elite junior Rugby players from NSW and Queensland that competed in the Junior Gold Cup in 2015 will battle it out for state pride at Ballymore this Saturday 4 April. The Under 15’s and Under 17’s interstate challenge provides an opportunity for Junior Gold Cup players in NSW and Queensland to represent their state, after representing their various regions. 
Club Rugby continued around the country this weekend with the Intrust Shute Shield and BLK Queensland Premier Rugby continuing.  

The Australian Rugby Union today announced BMW Australia as the Official Vehicle partner of the Qantas Wallabies, effective 1 April 2015.































































































The Australian Rugby Union and New Zealand Rugby will join forces this ANZAC Day as Rugby Remembers 100 years of service and sacrifice of those who have served Australia and New Zealand during periods of war and peace.
March 2015
Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John has named an unchanged 13-man squad for the Japan Sevens in Tokyo next weekend (4-5 April).
Qantas Australian Women's Head Coach Tim Walsh has given rugby.com.au an insight into what he took away from the National Sevens Championships hosted at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen earlier this month...
Australian Under 20’s Coach Adrian Thomson has selected an extended squad of 29 players for the upcoming Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) Under 20s Championship.
The 2015 Junior Gold Cup competition has concluded this weekend at McGillivray Oval in Perth with Western Australia taking out the Under 15's grand final, 29-24, and in the Under 17's the ACT pipped the home side 17-15.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens side has finished fifth at the Hong Kong Sevens to win the Plate Final but more importantly extend its advantage over England to six points with just three rounds of the 2014/15 HSBC World Series to play.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens team has been handed the daunting task of facing series leaders South Africa in tomorrow's Cup Quarter-Finals in Hong Kong.
The Qantas Australian Men's side got their Hong Kong Sevens campaign off to the ideal start tonight by seeing off the challenge of a dogged Portuguese outfit (33-5).

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.

This weekend will be the 40th Hong Kong Sevens and to celebrate the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union have named the best seven players to have played at the prestigious tournament.
Jesse Parahi is not one for personal accolades. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the team-orientated forward had little idea that he would win his 30th World Series cap at the jewel in the World Series crown - the Hong Kong Sevens.
Rugby Sevens will make its Olympic Games debut on 6 August, 2016 after the Rio 2016 Organising Committee released the daily competition schedule to mark 500 days to go.
The NSW Under 20s side are the National Under 20s champions after defeating the Queensland Under 20s in the final match of the tournament on Wednesday, 31-9. 
For all of the parties in the week leading up to - and during - the Hong Kong Sevens, one could be forgiven for forgetting that the tournament is steeped in history.

The first Olympic Games in South America are now only 500 days away and the prospect of representing Australia in Rio de Janeiro is what drives athletes all around the country every day in training.
Western Australia’s junior Rugby players have proved that are some of Australia’s best after both sides have made the Junior Gold Cup (JGC) final after a successful campaign. 
The Australian Rugby Union today fined NSW Waratahs player Jacques Potgieter $20,000 (with $10,000 suspended), following an incident during Sunday afternoon’s match against the Aquis Brumbies. 
The Queensland Under 20s side has defeated Fiji 27-17 in a trial match at the National Under 20s Championship in Canberra on Monday. 
The NSW Under 20s side have earned a bonus point win against the Australian Under 20s at the National Under 20s Championship in Canberra on Monday. 
The NSW Under 20s have defeated Tonga 64-17 in a trial match at the National Australian Under 20s Championship. 
The Queensland Under 20s side has defeated the Australian Under 20s Barbarians 36-29 in the opening Saturday match of the Australian National Under 20s Championship at Viking Park, Canberra. 

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.

Former Queensland Reds Elite Development flanker Brad Wilkin is set for his World Series debut after being named in Geraint John's Qantas Australian Men's Sevens squad for the iconic Hong Kong tournament next weekend (27-29 March).
The Australian Rugby Union today announced international referee Steve Walsh has retired from all forms of match officiating with immediate effect to pursue business interests outside of Rugby.

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. 

The 2015 National Under 20’s Championship kicked off in Canberra on Thursday 19th March, with the best young Rugby talent in Australia coming together to compete for the title of National Champions. 

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).

Qantas Wallabies and ACT Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani has signed a two-year contract extension with Australian Rugby that will take him through until the end of the 2017 season.
 
The Australian Rugby Union has named its extended Boy's and Girl's Rugby Sevens training squads ahead of September's Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.
The Junior Gold Cup rounds have now concluded with the Under 15s and Under 17s age groups with Victoria and Western Australia returning for their second year of semi-final action. 
The Qantas Australian Women's team has learned its opponents for the inaugural Canada Sevens in Langford, British Columbia next month (19-20 April).
Round five of the Asteron Life Super Rugby competition has concluded with the RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels and the Aquis Brumbies emerging victorious in their Australian derby clashes against the Western Force and St.George Queensland Reds respectively. The NSW Waratahs were beaten by a strong Highlanders outfit in Dunedin. 

Qantas Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has challenged his charges to recover from the disappointment of a fifth place finish at the Atlanta Sevens overnight.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team will play the United States in the Cup Quarter-Finals at the Atlanta Sevens after winning three from three in the pool stages at the Fifth-Third Bank Stadium overnight.
Australian Rugby fans will have two opportunities to see the Qantas Wallabies on home soil this winter before they head to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with tickets on sale from the start of April.
Week Four of the 2015 Junior Gold Cup saw teams from both age groups put their best foot forward in a bid to earn a spot in the knockout stages of the competition, which are set to begin next week. 
Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens player Brooke Walker is hoping to mark her World Series debut with a tournament win in Atlanta this weekend.

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!

Players from the Qantas Australian Men's side have been giving their reaction to Monday's news that the Australian leg of the Sevens World Series will now be held in Sydney.
The Australian Rugby Union has announced the re-signing of key Qantas Wallabies and ACT Brumbies forwards Sam Carter and Scott Fardy for a further two years.

Australian Rugby has joined together in mourning Wallaby number 523, Ross Turnbull who passed away on Saturday 7 March, after a long battle with cancer at the age of 74. 
The Australian Rugby Union today announced Sydney will be the home of the Australian leg of the Sevens World Series for the next four years from the 2015-16 season.
Australia captain Sharni Williams hopes that cutting out the "one per cent errors" will see them secure a first title of the Women's Sevens Series, but she will be taking nothing for granted in Atlanta.
New South Wales has defeated Queensland in both the Men's and Women's Cup Finals at the National Sevens Championships to make it a clean sweep of titles across the seniors and youth events over the past two weekends.
The Australian Rugby Union is encouraging the Rugby community to throw their support behind International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March.
The New South Wales Men's and Women's have topped the standings in their respective competitions after the pool stages of the National Senior Rugby Sevens Championships at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Sydney today.
The NSW Waratahs recorded their biggest ever win against the Queensland Reds in July last year recording a 34-3 victory at Suncorp Stadium. Kurtley Beale dominated in attack, scoring two tries in three minutes to set the victory, however the Reds were without influential playmakers Quade Cooper & Will Genia. 
The Aquis Brumbies sit on top of the Asteron Life Super Rugby Australian conference ladder, and go into Friday night’s clash against the Western Force as favourites.
The Australian Sevens program today announced that Cameron Clark has signed a new contract that will take him to the end of 2016 while Australian Youth Olympic Gold Medallist Dominique Du Toit has joined the Women's program on a national contract.
Qantas Wallaby and Aquis Brumbies player Matt Toomua and former RaboDirect Rebels back, Lachlan Mitchell will represent Australian Rugby alongside their counterparts from the Bingham Cup Champions, the Sydney Convicts at the 2015 Mardi Gras Parade. 
Karmichael Hunt today pleaded guilty at Southport Magistrates Court to four counts of possession of a prohibited drug. Karmichael was fined $2,500 and no conviction was recorded.

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. 

The Australian Barbarians team will compete in the 2015 National Under 20s Championship against New South Wales, Queensland, Tonga and Fiji, with the tournament running from the 19-25 March. 
Alex Gibbon has pinpointed the weekend’s National Sevens Championships in Rio as the perfect opportunity to impress Australian Head Coach Geraint John.
Following last weekend's National Youth Sevens Championships at the Sydney Academy of Sport Geraint John and Tim Walsh have both enviable and unenviable decisions to make as the Head Coaches of the national side.
Round three of the Junior Gold Cup continued this round with Sydney West, Brisbane Pink and Logan scoring impressive wins as the tournament edges closer to the business end of the season.  
After the success of the Youth event last weekend, all eyes turn to the Men's and Women's National Sevens Championships this Saturday and Sunday at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen (7-8 March 2015).
Playmaker Brooke Walker is in line for her World Series debut after Qantas Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach named her in his squad for the Atlanta Sevens next week.
Round four of the Asteron Life Super Rugby Competition has seen four of the five Australian teams take to the park with the Aquis Brumbies the only Australian team to claim victory.
New South Wales has claimed a double triumph after its Boys and Girls teams took out the Cup Finals at the National Youth Sevens Championships at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Sydney this afternoon.
February 2015
The Cup Finalists for tomorrow at the National Youth Sevens Championships at the Sydney Academy of Sport have been decided with some intriguing battles ahead.
VIVA7s officially launched in Armidale in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales last night.
Australian Rugby Union today confirmed the appointment of two new assistant coaches for the Qantas Wallabies in Stephen Larkham and Nathan Grey.
The Australian Rugby Union has welcomed the opening of the Albert Tibby Cotter Bridge. The walkway for pedestrians and cyclists will open up Sydney’s CBD to Moore Park with a clear and safe walkway to Allianz Stadium and the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The draw for the third round of the 2014/15 Women's Sevens World Series in Atlanta has been made with the Qantas Australian side drawn alongside Fiji, Spain and France in Pool B.

This weekend's National Youth Girls tournament at Narrabeen is set to boast an array of Rugby Sevens talent who already own an Olympic Gold Medal.
Western Australia have won the Southern States Under 20s Championship for the second year in a row with 32-27 final round match win against Victoria in Adelaide on Wednesday at Adelaide Airport Stadium.  
Round two of the JGC has concluded with wet weather affecting matches across the country. For the two ACT teams, solid performances saw the sides defeat the Hunter region with the Under 15s scoring over 50 and in the Under 17s ACT were victorious 31-7. 
The Australian Rugby Union has re-signed promising Western Force prop Tetera Faulkner on a new two-year contract extension through until the end of 2017.
Adelaide has played host to the Southern States Under 20s Championship with Western Australia and Queensland Country recording some impressive wins over the weekend. 
In the opening match of round two of the Asteron Life Super Rugby Competition the Brumbies pushed the Chiefs all the way in New Plymouth only to fall short in the dying stages of the match as Aaron Cruden kicked the penalty to get the Chiefs home. 
The headquarters of the Australian Rugby Sevens program will become home to some of the best emerging talent the country has to offer when the National Sevens Championships begin this weekend in Narrabeen, Sydney.
Elite Under 20s teams from across the country will come together this weekend at the Southern States Under 20s Championship to be held at Adelaide Airport Stadium.
The Junior Gold Cup (JGC) round is entering its second week of competition with the opening matches containing the high quality Rugby expected of the JGC. 


 

The Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development team’s Ella Sevens tournament returns to Coffs Harbour this Friday 20 February at Cex Stadium Coffs Harbour.
Looking for a game of social, fun, fast-flowing and free-scoring Rugby with friends or family in an organised environment?
The Australian Rugby Union has teamed up with Fusion Sports to use cutting edge technology to track the development and growth of up and coming elite Rugby players participating in the Junior Gold Cup (JGC).
The draw for the iconic Hong Kong Sevens was made overnight with the Qantas Australian Men's team pitted with New Zealand, Scotland and Portugal.
The 2015 Asteron Life Super Rugby competition kicked off with both finalists from 2014, the NSW Waratahs and Crusaders going down at home to the Western Force and Melbourne Rebels respectively. 
Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John has lauded the attitude of his players after wins over Canada and England this morning secured the Plate in Las Vegas.
The Cup hopes of the Qantas Australian Men's team at the Las Vegas Sevens have ended after falling to defeat to an impressive New Zealand side (28-7) this afternoon.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens team has ended Day One at the USA Sevens on top of Pool D after winning both of their games in Las Vegas this afternoon.
The Western Force enter their tenth  season in the competition off the back of their most successful year ever! The men from Perth won nine matches, including a five match winning streak in the middle of the season in 2014.
The 2014 Asteron Life Super Rugby Champions will have their work cut out for them this season if they want to be the first Australian province to successfully defend their title.
It's just over 48 hours until the Qantas Australian Men's side begin their assault on the Las Vegas Sevens - and the team have been entertaining the local schoolchildren as they prepare for the tournament.
The Queensland Reds are coming off a disappointing 2014 season, winning only eight matches, and finishing 13th overall. However, a busy off-season, and a healthy squad, with some new recruits will mean the 2011 Champions will be a force to be reckoned with in 2015.
Australian Rugby Union’s Pathway to Gold program continues this year with the commencement of the Junior Gold Cup (JGC) this Saturday 14 February.
The two-time Super Rugby champion ACT Brumbies were one of the form teams in the 2014 Asteron Life Super Rugby competition, making it to the semi-finals and testing the eventual champions the NSW Waratahs to the limit of their ability and fitness. Although they did not prevail that night, the talk out of the nation’s capital is that this team will be one to beat in 2015. 
The Australian Rugby community is mourning the loss of Australia’s oldest Wallaby, Charles ‘Gordon’ Stone, who passed away peacefully at the age of 100 on Saturday 7 February.
The Waratahs made history in 2014 when they won their maiden Super Rugby title after flyhalf Bernard Foley slotted a long-range penalty goal to seal the victory against the Crusaders in the dying minutes.
Having joined the Super Rugby competition in 2011, the Melbourne Rebels will be looking for their most consistent year yet after finishing 15th in the 2014 season. 
Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach has named an unchanged squad for the fifth round of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas, starting Saturday (AEDT).
A stirring second half fightback proved in vain as the Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team lost narrowly to New Zealand (17-10) in the Cup Final at the Brazil Sevens in Sao Paulo this morning.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team will play England in the Sao Paulo Sevens Cup Quarter-Finals tomorrow morning (AEDT) after going three from three in the pool stages at the Arena Barueri overnight.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens team has finished its Wellington campaign in sixth place after defeats to hosts New Zealand and Fiji on Day Two at Westpac Stadium today.
World Rugby has taken a look at some of the key trends and statistics from the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series ahead of the next round in Sao Paulo.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens team has set up a lunchtime Quarter-Final date with hosts New Zealand on Saturday after finishing second in Pool C at the Wellington Sevens.
With a third of the 2014/15 series gone, round four in Wellington continues the journey for all the participating teams as the road to Rio heats up.
Fans of world-class Rugby Sevens are in for a treat later this week when the IRB Sevens World Series returns with both Qantas Australian Men's and Women's teams in action abroad over FOUR days.
History will be made at AAMI Park on Friday February 20th as the Melbourne Chargers and Sydney Convicts do battle in a curtain raiser to the Asteron Life Super Rugby clash between the RaboDirect Rebels and NSW Waratahs.
Qantas Australian Women's Sevens half-back Charlotte Caslick has fond memories of 12 months ago - but 2015 is all about creating new memories for the 19-year-old Queenslander.
Fans of the Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team were handed great news when it was confirmed that FOX SPORTS will broadcast Finals Day LIVE from Sao Paulo.
Qantas Australian Rugby Sevens powerhouse Tom Cusack recalls his Sevens World Series debut with a quiet chuckle to himself.
The Asteron Life Super Rugby Competition is less than two weeks away from kick off and the Australian conference has been preparing with trial matches across the country.
January 2015
Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John has named an extended 14-man squad for the Wellington Sevens which kicks off next Friday (6 February).
Qantas Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has made one change to his squad for the second leg of the Women’s Sevens World Series in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which kicks off next weekend (8-9 February).
Melbourne Rebels backrower Sean McMahon and NSW Waratahs winger Rob Horne have signed new two-year contract extensions with Australian Rugby through until the end of 2017.

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.

The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens program has announced its list of contracted players for 2015.
Five referees will represent the Australian Rugby Union in 2015 after SANZAR announced its squad last night.
The Commonwealth Games Federation today (Friday, January 23) with World Rugby unveiled the 14 international teams invited to compete for Gold in Rugby Sevens at the Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games - with both the Men's and Women's Australians invited to take part.
Women’s Rugby in Australia has received a significant boost with the reintroduction of the Australian Rugby Union’s National Women’s XVs Championship to be held in Sydney in June.
Rugby fans around the world can now sign up to ensure they do not miss out on tickets for rugby sevens’ Olympic Games debut after the Rio 2016 organising committee announced details of its ticketing plans.

Qantas Wallaby and three time Super Rugby Champion Radike Samo will join the RaboDirect Rebels for the 2015 Asteron Life Super Rugby season.

Qantas Wallabies and NSW Waratahs playmaker Kurtley Beale has signed a one-year contract extension with Australian Rugby that will take him through until after the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Qantas Wallabies and RaboDirect Rebels backrower Scott Higginbotham will leave Australian Rugby after the 2015 Rugby World Cup, where he is in contention to represent Australia.
December 2014
It's been a year of transition for the Qantas Australian Men's program, and what a year it has been. A change of Head Coach, a Bronze Medal at the Commonwealth Games and miracle comebacks. Australia currently sit fourth in the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series standings, one-point behind champions New Zealand.
Qantas Wallabies and New South Wales Waratahs scrumhalf Nick Phipps has signed a two-year contract extension with Australian Rugby that will take him through until the end of the 2017 season.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team are one of the most exciting and dynamic teams in the game. Their rivalry with New Zealand is becoming one of the great modern day sporting battles, having played against each other in the Cup Final of five of the last six Sevens World Series tournaments.
Australian Rugby has welcomed back winger Nick Cummins after he was granted a release from the Coca Cola Red Sparks to rejoin the Western Force for the 2015 Asteron Life Super Rugby season.  
The Qantas Australian Rugby Sevens program is delighted to announce the signing of Bradley Wilkin, effective from January 2015.
Players from the Qantas Australian Women's Sevens program visited the Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick on Thursday to bring some needed festive cheer to sick children.
The Australian Rugby Union has mourned the loss of Wallaby number 380, Doctor Conrad James Primmer.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens program has announced its list of contracted players for 2015.

The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team has been drawn in Pool B for the second leg of the 2014/15 World Rugby Women's Sevens World Series in Sao Paulo, Brazil (8-9 February).
Following today’s announcements by the Queensland Reds and the NSW Waratahs, players James Horwill and Adam Ashley-Cooper will continue their Rugby careers in Europe beyond the 2015 Rugby World Cup.  
Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John has lauded his charges after they recorded their second top-three finish in consecutive weeks.

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 Wallabies and Queensland Rugby flyhalf Quade Cooper has committed to Australian Rugby for another year in a deal that will take him through until the end of 2015.
Michael Wells has been drafted into the Australian squad for the South Africa Sevens after Greg Jeloudev was ruled out with an ankle injury.
Adrian Thompson will return for his third year of coaching the Australian Under 20s side in 2015 as the team prepares for the World Rugby Under 20 Championship to be held in Parma, Italy in June next year.
Despite a stirring weekend in Dubai last time out, Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens captain Ed Jenkins has spelled out the importance of the South Africa Sevens which kicks off on Saturday evening (AEDT).
Qantas Australian Men's Head Coach Geraint John has named an unchanged 12-man squad for this week's South Africa Sevens.
The Qantas Australian Men's side has jumped up into the automatic qualification spots for the Rio Olympics in 2016 after thrilling their way to the Cup Final at the 7evens Stadium in Dubai.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens side will play Scotland in the Cup Quarter-Finals later today (Saturday) at the Dubai Sevens after topping Pool C on Day One.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team has fallen agonisingly short of the Dubai Sevens title after New Zealand won the Cup Final at The 7evens Stadium with the last play of the game.
Qantas Australian Sevens Men's centre Cameron Clark has emphasised the importance of the Dubai Sevens to the national side.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team has breezed through the pool stage in Dubai to line up a Cup Quarter-Final showdown with Fiji on Friday afternoon (AEDT). 
With so much action over the next three days, fans of top-class Rugby Sevens are probably wondering how they can catch our national Men's and Women's team live from Dubai.
The Search for a Sevens Star talent identification days held across the country over the past month was all about unearthing tomorrow's Rugby Sevens stars today - no matter their background.
The Australian Rugby Union has issued a formal written warning to David Pocock following his arrest yesterday.
Qantas Men’s Head Coach Geraint John has hatched a plan he hopes will arrest Australia’s poor past record at the Dubai Sevens.
November 2014
tas Wallabies slipped to their third defeat on its end-of-season Spring Tour as Michael Cheika's charges were defeated by England (26-17) at Twickenham.
Players and staff from the Australian Sevens program gathered at Sydney Olympic Park last week as part of the Australian Olympic's Committee to build a supportive framework around the 2016 Australian Olympic Team.
Qantas Wallabies lock Rob Simmons will play his milestone 50th Test for Australia in Saturday’s Cook Cup and Spring Tour clash against England at Twickenham.
Emerging stars from across Australia participated in the first National Sevens Education Camp at Narrabeen last weekend, with boys in the Under 17s and Under 18s age bracket enjoying three days of training under the watchful eye of Australian Director of Rugby Sevens Geraint John. 
The Australian Rugby Union today announced the $45,000 fine being paid by Kurtley Beale following a breach of the ARU Code of Conduct will be directed to the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team.
The match schedule and kick-off times for next year’s World Rugby U20 Championship (formerly IRB Junior World Championship) have been announced.
The Australian Rugby Union today welcomed New South Wales Premier Mike Baird’s announcement today that the NSW Government will invest $600 million in stadia infrastructure from 2017-18. 

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.

Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John has named his 12-man squad that will travel to Asia for the Dubai Sevens (5-7 December).
The Qantas Wallabies have been defeated by Ireland 26-23 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin continuing the Six Nations Champions’ unbeaten run at home in 2014.
Super Rugby's expansion to 18 teams from 2016 is officially complete with SANZAR formally confirming the participation of the Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) and Union Argentina de Rugby (UAR) at an Executive Committee meeting in London today.
Qantas Wallabies winger Henry Speight will make his Test debut for Australia in Saturday’s Lansdowne Cup and Spring Tour clash against Ireland at Aviva Stadium.
Former Wallaby great and Rugby World Cup winning player Michael Lynagh has been inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame in a ceremony in London on Monday. 
The Aussie Pearls have defeated a development USA side, Serevi Rugby at the Coral Coast Sevens 19- 7 to win the tournament on Saturday.
A late surging Qantas Wallabies have been defeated by France 29-26 in Paris on Sunday morning.
Qantas Wallabies prop Sekope Kepu will play his milestone 50th Test for Australia in Saturday’s (7am Sunday morning AEDT) Trophée des Bicentenaires and Spring Tour clash against France at Stade de France. 
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team has thrown its support behind an initiative to raise money for the ARU's charity partner, Redkite.
Australian Rugby Union is delighted to announce that Sila Tuangakava from the Western Raptors Junior Rugby Union and Penrith District Junior Rugby Union has been named the 2014 Asteron Life Community Coach of the Year.

It was the piece of skill that has gone viral across the globe.
A two try effort by Australian fullback Israel Folau has helped the Wallabies to a 33-28 victory over Wales in Cardiff on Sunday morning Australian Eastern time.
Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has announced his team to play Wales in Saturday’s James Bevan Trophy and Spring Tour clash at Millennium Stadium.
The Australian Rugby Union extended its congratulations to McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City for their 37-26 win over Property Club Perth Spirit at Ballymore Stadium yesterday, taking out the inaugural Buildcorp National Rugby Championship.
The Qantas Wallabies have defeated the Barbarians 40 to 36 in a close encounter at Twickenham Stadium in London on Sunday morning.
October 2014
The Buildcorp National Rugby Championship Final will see McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City take on Property Club Perth Spirit at Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane on Saturday evening.
The Australian Rugby Union today announced Qantas Wallaby Kurtley Beale has been found guilty of breaching team protocols and fined $3,000, following an ARU Integrity investigation into a verbal altercation with members of the Wallaby management team on a flight on 28 September 2014.
The following is a summary of the issues involving Mr Kurtley Beale.  

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.

Qantas Wallabies backrower Matt Hodgson will be given the honour of captaining Australia in Saturday’s opening match of the 2014 Spring Tour against the Barbarians at Twickenham.

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. 

Amy Perrett was last week named Australian Rugby’s Referee of the Year at the John Eales Medal Awards, capping off an incredible year for the 25-year-old Sydneysider.
Qantas Wallabies and ACT Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore has committed his future to Australian Rugby after signing a one-year contract extension that will take him through until after the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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.

 

Last night at the John Eales Medal awards night, Chris Hicks from Penrith District Junior Rugby Union (PDJRU), was presented the inaugural HSBC Volunteer of the Year award for his contribution and commitment to rugby within his community. Hicks was selected from hundreds of nominees across Australia.

Former Wallaby greats Simon Poidevin, Greg Davis and Wylie Breckenridge were inducted into Australia Rugby’s Hall of Fame at the 2014 John Eales Medal on Thursday 23 November in Sydney.

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 Rugby Union today announced NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has been appointed Qantas Wallabies head coach on a three year contract, effective immediately.
The Australian Rugby Union tonight announced that Ewen McKenzie has resigned as Qantas Wallabies Head Coach. 
The Qantas Wallabies have been defeated by the All Blacks at the death 29 to 28 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 45 186.
The IRB has announced the pools for the Men's and Women's events for December's Dubai Sevens.
The Qantas Wallabies will have a truncated Rugby Championship in 2015 to prepare for the Rugby World Cup against the two best teams in the world in New Zealand and South Africa and a rising Argentina keen to prove its Rugby abilities.
Qantas Wallabies winger Adam Ashley-Cooper will become just the sixth player in Australian Rugby history to reach the prestigious 100-game Test milestone, coming against the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.
Head Coach Geraint John was left to lament indifferent decision-making at crucial times as his Qantas Australian Men's Sevens side endured heartbreaking defeats to South Africa and Argentina as their Gold Coast Sevens campaign ended on a low note on Sunday.
The Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team has emerged victorious in the three match Sevens series against Canada at the Gold Coast Sevens winning 17-15 and taking out the series.
The Qantas Australian Men's side has qualified for the Cup Quarter-Finals of the Gold Coast Sevens despite losing to a rampaging Fiji side (35-12) in the final match of Day One at Cbus Super Stadium.
Queensland Reds playmaker Quade Cooper returns as part of the Qantas Wallabies 32-man squad for their upcoming Test against New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 18 October.
The time for talking is nearly over. Olympic qualification is up for grabs.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) and Australian Rugby Union today confirmed the inclusion of women’s Rugby Sevens in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). 
Geraint John has named an extended 13-man squad (one to be released) that will represent the Qantas Australian Men’s team at the Gold Coast Sevens this week – the first tournament of the 2014/15 HSBC Men’s Sevens Series.
Despite leading 14-0 in the first half, the Qantas Wallabies have fallen to Argentina 21-17 on Sunday morning after a mountain of Argentinian possession and penalties allowed the Pumas to claim their first win in the Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship.
The Qantas Australian Men's and Women's Sevens sides have finished fourth and second respectively at the FORU Oceania Sevens.
The Australian Schools side has gone down to New Zealand Schools 34-24 in Wellington on Saturday despite three tries in ten minutes from Australia to bring them within striking distance of victory.
The Qantas Australian Men's side has emerged with three wins out of three on Day One at the FORU Oceania Sevens in Noosa today.
Fans of the Qantas Australian Men's and Women's sides will be able to watch their matches from the 2014 Oceania Sevens Championship live from Noosa.
The Qantas Wallabies have announced two changes to their starting line-up for Saturday night’s final Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in Mendoza.
The Men's and Women's Australian sides playing at the FORU Oceania Sevens this weekend have been forced to make changes with three players ruled out of the tournament.
September 2014
The Australian Schools side has suffered a defeat to New Zealand Barbarians, going down 39-21 in Wellington on Tuesday.
Rugby players, coaches and parents around the world are being told to Recognise and Remove (#RecogniseAndRemove) as the International Rugby Board launches a new concussion education video. 
Australian Women’s Head Coach Tim Walsh has named his squad that will play under the banner of the Aussie Pearls Development side at the Noosa International Sevens tournament this weekend.
NSW Waratahs lock Will Skelton and Queensland Reds backrower Jake Schatz will join the Qantas Wallabies squad in Argentina ahead of the team’s final Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship clash in Mendoza on Saturday night.
The Qantas Wallabies have been unable to hold out South Africa at home in Cape Town with Australia going down to South Africa 28-10, despite a valiant effort from the men in gold who led at half time.  

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.

 

The squads that will represent Australia at the Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) Noosa International Sevens (3-5 October) have been announced, with three new faces named in Geraint John’s Men’s squad.
Fans of the Qantas Wallabies can have their say on who was the best player over the past year with nominations for Australia’s Choice – Qantas Wallaby of the Year – now open.
The Qantas Wallabies have made three changes to their starting line-up for Saturday’s Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship and Mandela Plate clash against South Africa at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.

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 RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels CEO Rob Clarke has been appointed to the position of General Manager Professional Rugby, Marketing & Operations.
The Australian Schools side today departed Sydney for New Zealand to begin a three-Test tour against New Zealand Schools, New Zealand Barbarians and Fiji Schools.
If a year is a long time in politics, then a year in Rugby must feel like a lifetime for Tim Walsh – the man behind the new-look Australian Women’s Sevens program.
The draw for the 2015 Asteron Life Super Rugby season has been revealed, with the opening weekend delivering two blockbuster Australian derbies on 13-15 February next year.
The Australian Rugby Union is delighted to announce that Michael Wells has signed a full-time contract to join the Men’s Sevens program, effective immediately.

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.

The Qantas Wallabies have announced a 28-man touring squad for the next stage of their 2014 Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship campaign in South Africa and Argentina.
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team have been drawn in the same pool as Fiji in what shapes up to be the glamour game of the opening day of the Gold Coast Sevens next month (11-12 October).
It was yet another points-fest this week in the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, with over 250 points and 37 tries scored across the four matches.
The Qantas Wallabies have held off a late surge from Argentina at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast, keeping intact their unbeaten run on Australian soil in 2014 with a 32-25 victory.

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’s new domestic competition, the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, continues tonight with Melbourne Rising hosting the Property Club Perth Spirit at AAMI Park, Melbourne. 

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. 

The Qantas Australian Rugby Sevens program has been boosted with Men’s Sevens utility Sam Myers handed an improved, full-time contract while Cam Blades has been added to the coaching staff on a part-time basis.

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.

Fans of Rugby Sevens will be able to feel closer to the Australian team than ever before when the new jerseys go on sale from today (Monday, 8 September).
Round three of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship has finished with a staggering 276 points and 39 tries scored across the four matches.
The Qantas Wallabies have continued their undefeated run on Australian soil in 2014 with a come from behind 24 to 23 victory over South Africa’s Springboks in Perth on Saturday night.
The Qantas Wallabies have made one changed to their bench for tonight's clash against South Africa at Patersons Stadium with ACT Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea replacing Saia Fainga'a.

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. 

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The Qantas Wallabies have announced their side for Saturday night’s Mandela Plate and Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship clash against South Africa at Patersons Stadium.

Australian Rugby today announced the signing of NSW netballer and Touch Football representative Tanisha Stanton to the Rugby Sevens Program. 

The Australian Rugby Union today congratulated the Sydney Convicts on winning the Bingham Cup Championship in 2014.
August 2014

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.

 

Australian Rugby Union is delighted to announce a new Inclusion Policy, which is designed to stamp out all forms of discrimination and homophobia in Rugby and ensure a positive environment for everyone involved in the game.
The International Rugby Board will become World Rugby from November 19, 2014 as part of a major rebranding programme. 
Australian Rugby Union’s new domestic competition, the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, continues tonight with a match between the People Culture Strategies Greater Sydney Rams and the University of Canberra Vikings, which will be broadcast live and exclusive on FOX SPORTS.

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.

 

Qantas Wallabies and ACT Brumbies back Pat McCabe has confirmed his retirement from professional Rugby Union.
Starting Sunday, the Australian Rugby Union is launching Tasmanian Development Week to engage more locals interested in taking a role in the game.
Veteran Rugby coach Clive Nettleton is among the nominees for HSBC Volunteer of the Year, an initiative aimed at recognising the efforts and skills of people who have contributed to the development, promotion and advancement of Rugby Union in Australia.
The Qantas Wallabies have announced a 30-man squad for the next stage of their 2014 Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship campaign against South Africa in Perth.
The Qantas Wallabies have confirmed their team bases for the 2015 Rugby World Cup with The University of Bath and Dulwich College in southeast London to host the side during the tournament’s group stages.
Round one of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship has wrapped up with a total of 35 tries being scored across the four matches with 66 non Super Rugby players getting experience on a National stage.

The Qantas Wallabies have been defeated by the All Blacks 51 to 20 at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday night.


Applications are open for the revamped AIS Sports Draft – focussed on speed, power and agility – and the first ever Para-sports Draft as the search for more athletes across more sports begins.
Australian Rugby Union’s new domestic competition, the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, kicks off tonight with a match between Brisbane City and Sydney Stars, which will be broadcast live and exclusive on FOX SPORTS.
The Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) has announced that the 2014 Oceania Sevens will be played between 3-4 October alongside the Noosa International Sevens on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The Sevens will provide the perfect launch pad for the 2014/2015 IRB Sevens World Series that kicks off on the Gold Coast a week later.

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.

The Australian Youth Olympic Rugby Sevens girls team will play Canada in the Gold Medal match in Nanjing tomorrow at midday (AEST).
The Qantas Wallabies have announced an unchanged 23-man line-up for Saturday night’s second Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Test against New Zealand in Auckland.
The Australian Youth Olympic Rugby Sevens girls team made it four wins from four with two sensational displays today (Tuesday) to secure a semi-final spot in Nanjing, China.
The Wallaroos have rediscovered their winning form in the 7th v 8th playoff match, defeating Wales 30-3 in a brilliant display of attacking Rugby in Paris on Monday 18 August.

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.

The Qantas Wallabies have halted the All Blacks’ world record run of 17 straight wins with a brutal 12-12 draw at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday night.

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 IRB today announced that Australia will have a presence in the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup Final with Sydney’s Amy Perrett appointed to referee the clash between England and Canada on Monday morning (AEST) in Paris.

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.

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.

The Wallaroos have been defeated by the USA Eagles 23-20 in the 6th v 7th playoff match at the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup.

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.

This is Australian Rugby Unleashed.

Rugby Sevens player Tiana Penitani has been named Flag Bearer for the 2014 Australian Youth Olympic Team.
Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has announced a revamped line-up for the opening Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup clash against New Zealand at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
National Rugby Week begins today with schools from right across Australia engaging in the new, fun, safe and fast-paced game of Non-Contact 7s (NC7s). 
The Qantas Wallabies have made two forced changes to their Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship squad with NSW Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan and Melbourne Rebels winger Tom English to join the team on Monday.
The Wallaroos have been defeated by Women’s Six Nations Champions France 17-3 in Australia’s final pool match of the tournament in Paris on Sunday morning.
Wallaroos Head Coach Paul Verrell has made two changes to his starting XV that will play host nation France in Sunday’s do-or-die clash at the 2014 IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup.

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.

The Wallaroos have made it back to back wins in the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup after defeating Wales 25-3 on Wednesday morning (AEST) in Paris.
Australia has named the side to play Wales in their second match of the IRB Women’s World Cup with Wallaroos veteran Rebecca Smyth returning to the starting side.

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 Qantas Wallabies have made two changes to their Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship squad with NSW Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau and ACT Brumbies prop Scott Sio ruled out through injury.

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.



Australian Rugby Union has extended its congratulations to the NSW Waratahs on their maiden Super Rugby title after they defeated the Crusaders 33-32 on Saturday night at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
The Wallaroos have won their opening match of the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup, defeating South Africa 26-3 in Marcoussis in Paris on Saturday morning AEST.
The Wallaroos team to take on South Africa in their first match of the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup has been named with veteran flyhalf Tui Ormsby confirmed in the starting side.

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.

July 2014
Former Wallaby captain George Gregan, along with Senior Development Officer John Searl from the Australian Rugby Union, recently led a group of seven junior rugby coaches from Sydney on a charity-related coaching mission to Livingstone Zambia. 
NSW Waratahs winger Peter Betham will join the Qantas Wallabies 32-man Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship squad, with a hamstring injury sidelining ACT Brumbies flyer Henry Speight for a month.
Australian Rugby Union would like to recognise the recent achievements of referees who continue to excel on the field and pave the way for young Aussie officials following in their path. 

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.

Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Geraint John said “the day could not have gone any better” after his side beat England, Uganda and Sri Lanka on Day One at the XX Commonwealth Games overnight. Australia will play Wales for a place in the Medal matches at 9.28pm on Sunday evening (AEST) after topping Pool D at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow.
With the Australian Men's Sevens side set to take the field at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow starting tonight (AEST), current Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh knows all about what it means to compete at the event.
Australian Rugby was saddened to learn of the passing of Wallaby number 491, Ian Moutray, who was laid to rest on Thursday 24 July 2014 in Sydney. 
Brisbane-born Shannon Parry has been named the Wallaroos World Cup captain for next month’s IRB 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup.
Men's Sevens captain Ed Jenkins has been chosen to represent the Australian Commonwealth Games team at a Royal Lunch in Glasgow.
Ahead of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, we take a look at previous campaigns the Rugby Sevens team has taken part in since the sport's inception in 1998.
Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has announced a strong 32-man squad for the 2014 Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship.
Men's Sevens star Cameron Clark has warned the Australian team of the perils of looking too far ahead when their Commonwealth Games campaign kicks off next weekend in Glasgow.
Brumbies Man (aka Trevor Hancock) is among the nominees for HSBC Volunteer of the Year - an initiative aimed at recognising the efforts and skills of people who have contributed to the development, promotion and advancement of Rugby Union within Australia.
The Australian Rugby Union has today unveiled Qantas Wallabies player allocations for the inaugural year of Australian Rugby’s new domestic competition, the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship.
The Wallaroos today started their final preparation camp before next month’s IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen.
Two females referees will be breaking new ground this weekend when they officiate Premier and First Grade games in Brisbane and Sydney.
The organisers of the Gold Coast Sevens today announced that the Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team will play Canada in a three-match series at the adrenaline-filled event on the weekend of 11-12 October.

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.


Samsung Electronics Australia will launch the SlideLiner, an exciting Samsung innovation to give Australian Rugby fans a money-can’t-buy seat between the grandstand and the pitch during three matches of the 2014 Rugby Championship.
The Australian Rugby Union congratulates the NSW Waratahs and University of Canberra Brumbies for their outstanding performances in securing a spot in the 2014 Asteron Life Super Rugby Finals Series.
Australian Mens Sevens Head Coach has agreed to release Liam Gill to the Queensland Reds this weekend for the team's Asteron Life Super Rugby clash with the New South Wales Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium.
Taleena Simon has become the first Aboriginal woman to receive a full time professional contract in Australia’s Sevens program.
International Rugby Board Chairman Bernard Lapasset has hailed the global growth of Rugby Sevens after the International Federation confirmed it had received tender documents from 17 National Unions wishing to host a round of the record-breaking IRB Sevens World Series from 2015/16.

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 Commonwealth Games Association is pleased to announce the Australian Men’s Rugby Sevens squad nominated by the Australian Rugby Union for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month.
NSW I has defeated NSW II to win the 2014 Australian Schoolboys Championships with the score of 38-24 at St Ignatius’ College Riverview on Saturday afternoon.
Australian Rugby in partnership with TNT Express has brought together some of the best young referees for an in-depth training session, the TNT Junior Referee Development Clinic at the Australian Schoolboy Championships at St Ignatius’ College in Sydney on Thursday.
Australian Rugby Union and Rugby WA today announced Qantas Wallaby and Western Force winger Nick Cummins has been granted an early release from his contract to play Rugby in Japan at the end of the 2014 Asteron Life Super Rugby Season.
The Australian Rugby Union and the Australian Turf Club today announced a strategic partnership that will see the two parties work closely across future events and activations.
June 2014
The best of the best Australian Schoolboy players will this week meet at St Ignatius College Riverview, Sydney for the Australian Schoolboy Championships.
The International Rugby Board has announced the match official appointments for The Rugby Championship 2014, with Australian Rugby to be represented by Steve Walsh and Rohan Hoffmann.
Over 18,000 coaches across Australia selflessly give their time to Rugby players across every community, but not everyone will be the next Qantas Wallabies Head Coach. In 2014, Asteron Life, naming rights partners of Super Rugby in Australia, is to recognise those coaches that have given incredible service to Rugby Union.
The Australian Rugby Union has successfully hosted its first ever NAIDOC Cup Sevens Tournament with schools from across NSW and the Torres Strait Islands competing at Granville Park in Western Sydney on Tuesday.

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.

Qantas Wallabies and ACT Brumbies winger Joe Tomane has signed a new two-year deal with Australia Rugby that will take him through until at least the end of 2016.
New Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John today took his first training session with his new charges this morning in Sydney.
Qantas Australian Women's Sevens and Fifteens representative Shannon Parry has been appointed to join the Board of Directors following the Rugby Union Players’ Association  Board meeting on Thursday 19 June 2014, RUPA has announced. The appointment is effective immediately. Adding to her existing commitments on the International Rugby Players’ Association (IRPA) Player Advisory Panel, Shannon will provide valuable insights for the Board not only as a Women’s Rugby representative, but as a Sevens specialist as well.

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.


Australian Rugby Union in partnership with NSW Rugby will launch the inaugural NAIDOC Cup tomorrow, Tuesday 24 June in Granville Park in Western Sydney in the lead up to NAIDOC Week (6-13 July).
Australian Rugby today announced the passing of Wallaby number 360 and former Wallabies captain Nev Cottrell at the age of 87. He passed away peacefully on Friday. 
The Qantas Wallabies have won the Castrol EDGE France Tour 3-0 and brought home the Trophée des Bicentenaries to Australia in front of a record 43 188 fans at Allianz Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The crowd was the biggest Test Rugby crowd ever at Allianz stadium.  
The Australian U20s side has beaten France to claim Fifth Place honours at the IRB Junior World Championship in Auckland, following a second half comeback. 

The Australian Under 20s side to take on France in the Fifth Place Final of the IRB Junior World Championship tomorrow has been named with Head Coach Adrian Thompson backing his side to topple the Junior Six Nations Champions.

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).

 

Australia continued its assault on the World Series as the season headed towards an exciting climax.
The Wallaroos squad that will travel to Paris for the 2014 IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in August was announced today with three regulars from the Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team named.

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.

The Australian Under 20s have ensured that will compete in the Fifth Place Playoff Final after defeating Samoa 53-16 in the IRB Junior World Championship on Sunday.

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 Qantas Wallabies have emerged victorious against a strong French side 6-0 in front of 27 189 fans in Melbourne to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Castrol EDGE France Tour.

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. 

The IRB has announced its match officials list for the second stage of the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships overnight, with two Australians appointed to referee two of the games in New Zealand on Sunday.
The Australian Under 20s have called NSW Under 20s and Sydney University representative Matt Sandell into the squad for Australia’s crucial last two games of the IRB Junior World Championship.
Yesterday, we reviewed the first half of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series season. Today, we take a look at the second half of the season.
Following recent changes made by the International Rugby Board, the Australian Rugby Union has updated its guidance in relation to concussion.
The Australian Under 20s have probably missed out on making the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championship despite defeating Italy 29-3 at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe this afternoon.

Australian Rugby Union today announced the appointment of Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician Dr Ryan Kohler to the position of Concussion Specialist.

 

Qantas Wallabies lock James Horwill will celebrate his milestone 50th game for Australia as part of a matchday squad boasting three potential debutants in Saturday night’s second Castrol EDGE France Tour clash at Etihad Stadium.

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 Australian Under 20s side to tackle Italy in their final pool match of the IRB Junior World Championship has been named as Australia look to make strong run to the finals.
Qantas Wallabies openside flanker Michael Hooper will become Australia’s 82nd Test captain in Saturday night’s second Castrol EDGE France Tour clash at Etihad Stadium.
The Qantas Wallabies will be without captain Stephen Moore for the 2014 season and lock Sam Carter for the remainder of the Castrol EDGE France Tour following injuries they sustained in last night’s 50-23 victory over France.

 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 have been beaten by defending champions England 38-24, at the IRB Junior World Championship in Auckland on Friday afternoon.
Head Coach Paul Verrell was buoyant despite seeing his Wallaroos side fall to Canada 22-0 in their second and final match of the Tri-Nations Series in Tauranga, New Zealand on Friday afternoon.
Wallaroos Head Coach Paul Verrell has named senior player Tui Ormsby as captain for Australia’s first ever clash against Canada in Women’s XVs Rugby in the Tri-Nations tournament being held in New Zealand.

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. 


Australian Rugby Union is currently accepting nominations for HSBC Volunteer of the Year - an initiative to recognise the efforts and skills of people who have contributed to the development, promotion and or advancement of Rugby Union within Australia.
The Australian Rugby Union today announced the 2014 Gold Coast Sevens will take place on the weekend of 11-12 October at Cbus Super Stadium.
Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has announced an in-form 23 man line-up for Saturday night’s opening Castrol EDGE France Tour clash against the French at Suncorp Stadium.
The Australian Under 20s have defeated Argentina with a four try bonus point win in the opening match of the IRB Junior World Championship in Auckland on Monday by 36-17.
Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie today announced that stalwart hooker Stephen Moore will lead Australia in Saturday night’s opening Castrol EDGE France Tour clash against the French at Suncorp Stadium.
The Wallaroos have been defeated by the New Zealand Black Ferns at Rotorua International Stadium on Sunday evening, going down 38-3 in Australia’s first match of 2014. 

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.


NSW Waratahs tighthead prop Paddy Ryan will be elevated into the Qantas Wallabies 32-man Castrol EDGE France Tour squad with Ben Alexander being given an opportunity to rehabilitate an ongoing nerve compression injury.
May 2014
It may be the off-season for the 2013/14 IRB Women's Sevens World Series runners-up, but the Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team has been on the road this past week spreading the word about Rugby Sevens.
The Australian Under 20s side has departed for New Zealand to compete in the IRB Junior World Championship. The ARU Media Team caught up with scrumhalf Joe Powell to talk Rugby, camp and his sporting family. 
The Wallaroos Tri Nations Squad reunited at the Sydney Academy of Sport yesterday as they finalise their preparation for the Tri-Nations tournament to be hosted by New Zealand.
The Australian Youth Olympic Team has been bolstered by the selection of an impressive women’s Rugby Sevens outfit.
The Australian Under 20s have won four matches in a row for 2014, setting up the perfect platform for the IRB Junior World Championship with a 59-22 victory over the Australian Barbarians at Chatswood Oval on Tuesday night.
Australian Rugby Union today announced Geraint John as the new Qantas Men’s Sevens Head Coach.
Australian Rugby Union today joined Federal Treasurer the Hon Joe Hockey MP and Senator the Hon Kate Lundy in launching the Parliamentary Friends of Rugby Union Group in Canberra.
Australian Rugby Union today announced a $19.5 million surplus for 2013, in a year that saw the return of the British & Irish Lions to Australia; increased participation; a new Head Coach for the Qantas Wallabies; and a new strategy to grow the game.

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.

Head Coach Ewen McKenzie was last night in Melbourne to promote the Qantas Wallabies clash with France on Saturday, 14 June.
Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has launched the 2014 Castrol EDGE France Tour with the announcement of a strong 32-man Australian squad.
The Qantas Wallabies will continue to call IHG home when they’re travelling, thanks to the company renewing its agreement to be the Official Hotel Group of the Qantas Wallabies. 
The National Under 20s will today reunite in camp at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen when the squad meets to start final preparations for the IRB Junior World Championship, being held from Monday 2 June to Friday 20 June in Auckland, New Zealand.

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The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team has finished the 2013/14 IRB Sevens Womens World Series runners-up after slipping to defeat against eventual Champions in the Cup Final of the Amsterdam Sevens (12-29).
The Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team’s tilt at the IRB World Series crown is alive and kicking after recording three wins out of three in the pool stage to progress to the Cup Quarter-Finals at the Amsterdam Sevens.
Qantas Australian Women's Sevens captain Sharni Williams has one message for the team she leads: Only our best will be good enough in Amsterdam.
Australian Rugby Union is calling on fans to think of innovative experimental laws that could be submitted for review and adopted as part of Australian Rugby’s new domestic competition, the National Rugby Championship.
ACT Brumbies duo Scott Fardy and Jesse Mogg remain committed to representing Australia at the Rugby World Cup after re-signing new deals that will take them through until at least the end of 2015.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens pair of Emilee Cherry and Charlotte Caslick have been shortlisted for the the prestigious IRB Women’s Sevens Player of the Year award.
Qantas Wallabies playmaker Christian Leali'ifano becomes the third ACT Brumbies representative to re-sign with the Australian Rugby Union in the past week, signing a new two-year deal.
Michael O'Connor's swansong as Qantas Men's Sevens Head Coach ended in heartache after his side pushed the 2013/14 HSBC World Series Champions New Zealand to the limit, eventually falling short in a points-laden Cup Final at the London Sevens.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens side will play Kenya in the Cup Quarter-Finals after turning on the style to win all three pool matches on Day One of the London Sevens in front of a record Sevens crowd of 74,969 at Twickenham.

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 
Stadium.

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 continued their strong start to the 2014 calendar year with a rampant 60-5 victory over the Samoan Under 20s at Somerset College on the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Fans will continue to see Australian Super Rugby teams take on teams from the world’s top-ranked Rugby-playing nations, with an increased focus on greater interaction between Australian and New Zealand teams and an expanded finals series, under the new structure approved by the competition’s governing body SANZAR and its Member Unions.

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.

April 2014

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. 

The Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens side has qualified for the last eight of the Guangzhou Sevens despite a late defeat against a fired-up England on Saturday night.

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.

March 2014

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.


In an exciting development the National Rugby Championship was launched earlier in the week and will provide another layer of development for the code in Australia. Qantas Wallabies Head Coach Ewen McKenzie discusses the competition and its impact on the pathways to professional Rugby. 

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.

The International Rugby Board has confirmed an unprecedented level of interest in hosting elite international Rugby Sevens events, underscoring the enormous global appeal of the newest Olympic sport.
February 2014

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.

January 2014

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.

December 2013

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 the Test between the Australian Schools Team and Ireland Under 18s at the home of Ulster Rugby, Ravenhill, Belfast.

The famous Donnybrook Stadium in Dublin was the venue for the clash with Leinster Under18s. Conditions were dry and cool and the pitch in first class order. A large parochial crowd of Dublin locals had turned up to the match with expectations high for a good performance against the Australian Schools team.

Australian Rugby Union today announced a training squad of 22 young women in preparation for next year’s Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

Nick Cummins has claimed the 2013 Rugby Union Players’ Association Medal for Excellence, presented by Australian Reliance, after voted Australian Rugby’s Players’ Player for the 2013 combined domestic and international Rugby seasons.

Australian Rugby Union today announced it will launch a new domestic Rugby competition in 2014, the National Rugby Championship.

The Qantas Men’s Sevens dipped out of round three of the HSBC Sevens World Series  in Port Elizabeth, South Africa losing the Bowl Final to England by 28 – 19 overnight.

Australian Rugby Union today announced HSBC as the Official Banking Partner of the Qantas Wallabies.  The deal will see Australian Rugby align with one of the world’s largest international banks from 2014 through to 2016.

The bagpipes played as the Macquarie Bank Australian Schools warmed up on a very wet and windy late afternoon for their match against Scotland Under 18s at the Edinburgh ”Watsonians” home ground. 
 

As the world mourns and celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela, SANZAR has paid tribute to one of the most inspirational leaders of our time.

All Black Kieran Read has been paid a double compliment by his fellow professionals – winning IRPA’s first Ultimate Rugby players’ Player of the Year award, as well as a place in the players’ World XV of the Year.
 

Australian Rugby Union has today become one of the first national sporting organisations in the world to be presented with a gay sporting trophy, after members of the reigning Bingham Cup Champions, the Sydney Convicts handed over the Bingham Cup.
 

Australian Rugby Union today released The Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship schedule for the Qantas Wallabies 2014 Test season, with Australia’s three home Tests to be played in Sydney, Perth and the Gold Coast.

November 2013

The future stars of world Rugby will come together in New Zealand from June 2-20 for the IRB Junior World Championship 2014.

Former international referee, Andrew Cole, has become the second Australian ever to be appointed to the IRB Match Official Selection Committee.

Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues) and Scott Williams (Scarlets) have returned from injury to be named in the starting line-up for the Wales against the Qantas Wallabies on Saturday. (4AM Sunday AEDT)