Pathway to Gold

Rugby’s Pathway to Gold program is a national youth talent development and selection program from grass roots through to high performance rugby coordinated by the Australian Rugby Union’s Pathway and Performance Department.

Rugby’s Pathway to Gold program endeavors to develop our future Wallabies and Olympians from throughout Australia with an accessible, highly effective and attractive pathway of high performance player development and competition programs delivered and supported by experienced and proven coaches and staff.


The program also aims to support key stakeholders including coaches and program coordinators at club, school, regional and provincial level. The program provides key milestone performance measurement opportunities in the form of national and/or international competition at U15, U17, U18 and U20.


The Pathway to Gold program will ensure Australia remains a world rugby power on an ongoing basis at all levels of the game and will provide an enjoyable and rewarding rugby experience for all selected players and coaches.


The Pathway to Gold program for 15-a-side comprises of the following national programs:       


  • National Schoolboy Championships
  • Australian Schoolboys Program
  • Junior Gold Cup 
  • National U20's Championships
  • Australian U20s        



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