One Percenters: Mogg moving on, no rest day for Wallabies

by Sam Phillips and Beth Newman

With the Wallabies, Australian Sevens sides and the Junior Wallabies all in action, it's fair to say there was a bit happening in the world of rugby this week.

What did you miss in the thick of it all?

Mogg moving on in France

Former Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg is moving on from French club Montpellier, and this week it was announced he'll be heading to Pau.

Mogg will be with Pau for the next three seasons, with the club announcing the deal on Twitter this week.

He'll be playing alongside his fellow former Brumbies player Ben Mowen, who has been with Pau for a number of seasons now.

There's a bit more conjecture over where speedster Joe Tomane might land, after leaving Montpellier as well.

Tomane is back in Australia, visiting family, and has been linked with a move to Irish powerhouse Leinster.

Watch this space.

Classic Wallabies in Toowoomba

The Classic Wallabies were in Toowoomba on Sunday. Photo: SuppliedThe Classic Wallabies ventured out to Toowomba on Sunday, taking on the Darling Downs Barbarians Over 35s in an exhibition match in front of just under 3000 people.

We hear Gene Fairbanks scored a couple of superb tries in the Classics' 58-19 win, with Lote Tuqiri,Nathan Sharpe, Moses Raulini and Julian Huxley all among the best on ground.

A coaching clinic held by the former Wallabies was enjoyed by over 300 kids, too, with thousands of dollars raised for Darling Downs rugby.

Brumbies women set for historic clash

Louise Burrows has not lost her passion for rugby. Photo: WalmsleyThe Brumbies women haven't left their playing days at Super W's end, with the Canberra side to play against a visiting Fiji XVs team on Monday.

It will be an historic match for the women, the first time in 21 years that the Brumbies women have played a national team.

Fiji will play two matches in Australia, moving on to Newcastle after Monday's match.

The game kicks off at 2pm at ANU North Oval.

Here's the squad that will be taking on the Fijians.


Brumbies women to face Fiji

Britney-Lee Bedford

Bridgette Cunningham

Kiahan Bellchambers

Louise Burrows

Skye Churchill

Peta Cox

Harriet Elleman

Courtney Frankl

Jane Garraway

Jess Howard

Ash Kara

Anna Korovata

Sophie Lambie

Michaela Leonard

Paremo Marsh

Ema Masi

Georgia O’Neill

Darcy Read

Tayla Stanford

Violeta Tupuola

Remi Wilton

Sammie Wood

Sundays no rest day for Wallabies

Travel days might not be as hectic as Test match days for the Wallabies, but they were hard at work in Brisbane this morning before heading to Melbourne.

The squad was signing close to 400 jerseys to be donated or auctioned or given as prizes in a host of different environments.

Plenty of players took to Instagram to show off the production line, an important duty for the players the day after a pivotal win.