Shannon Parry
Position National Squad
Date of birth 27 October 1989
Height 170cm
Weight 72kg
Debut Amsterdam, Netherlands - 2013
Caps 28

Biography

Hometown: Brisbane, Queensland 

Daughter of a New Zealand father and American mother, Shannon has played for Australia in both XVs and Sevens, most notably as a member of the Wallaroos 2010, 2014 and 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup sides even captaining her country at the 2014 and 2017 World Cups. 

A forward in Sevens, the Queenslander led her state to National Championship success in Canberra in March 2014 and is one of the most respected players in the Women’s game. A qualified secondary school teacher, Parry enjoys surfing in her spare time. 

In 2016, Parry co-captained the Australian side alongside friend, Sharni Williams to the first ever Gold Medal in Rugby for Australia, defeating New Zealand in a thrilling final in Rio. 2017 saw Parry lead her country at her third Women's Rugby World Cup campaign for the Wallaroos with an unfortunate elbow injury ending her season prematurely. 

In 2018 Parry returned to the playing field, most notably with the team’s victory at the HSBC Sydney 7s, being the first team ever in World Series history to go through a tournament undefeated, defeating New Zealand 31-0 in the final. Adding to this Parry led the team to a Silver Medal at the Commonwealth games on the Gold Coast as well as a Bronze Medal during the Rugby World Cup Sevens match in San Francisco. 

The conclusion of 2018 saw Parry sign on again till the 2020 Olympic games.