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October 2016
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team will have a changing of the guard for its 2016/17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series campaign with Ed Jenkins electing to step down from his role as Captain.
Buildcorp Wallaroos Head Coach Paul Verrell has made six changes to the starting team that fell to New Zealand’s Black Ferns, 67-3 at Eden Park on Saturday as the team prepares for the next Test match tomorrow at North Harbour Stadium, Auckland against New Zealand.
The Buildcorp Wallaroos have fallen to New Zealand 67-3 their first Test match of 2016 at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday afternoon.

The Qantas Wallabies, Buildcorp Wallaroos, Buildcorp National Rugby Championship grand final and the Aussie Sevens players will take centre stage this weekend in a blockbuster weekend of world class rugby

The Buildcorp Wallaroos team to play the Black Ferns in an historic Test at Eden Park on Saturday has been named as the Wallaroos look to register their first win against their trans-tasman rivals.

Born in Newcastle, Terry Curley became a Wallabies fullback aged 18 and went on to earn 11 Test caps

The Buildcorp Wallaroos have claimed a come-from-behind victory against the Auckland Storm 21-19 on Tuesday afternoon in their first game of their three-match tour of New Zealand. 
The Buildcorp Wallaroos squad has been announced for their match against Auckland Storm this afternoon, which will be vital match preparation before their two upcoming Tests against the Black Ferns. In today’s match, 11 players will get their first experience in the gold jersey. 
Respected Buildcorp Wallaroos veteran, Ashleigh Hewson will captain the Wallaroos for the first time during the upcoming three match tour of New Zealand, with the squad coming together today at the Sydney Academy of Sport for final preparations.
The Fiji team will comprise locally-based players from Fiji’s national second XV, ‘Fiji Warriors’ and will play all of its home matches in Fiji
Fans from around the world will get another opportunity to be a part of the unrivalled excitement, colour and action of the 2017 HSBC Sydney7s with General Public tickets going on sale today for the now three-day event from February 3-5 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.
The Qantas Wallabies have defeated Argentina at Twickenham in London 33-21, finishing the 2016 Rugby Championship in second place behind New Zealand. 
Fans will observe a moment's silence ahead of The Rugby Championship clash between the Qantas Wallabies and Argentina (Sunday, 5.30am AEDT kick off) to pay tribute to two former Wallabies greats who passed away during the current international season.
Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver has extended condolences to family and friends of highly respected News Corp journalist Rebecca Wilson.
Former Australian Sevens representative, Damon Murphy is one of three referees who have been included in the World Rugby panels for the 2016-2017 HSBC Sevens Series for the Men’s and Women’s competitions.

The final round of the 2016 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship season (Round 7 on 8-9 October) will pay tribute to the important role that Pacific Islander communities play in the Australian Rugby community, with all four fixtures set to showcase some scintillating Pacific Island rugby and entertainment.
September 2016

The BMW Australian Schools side has been named for the penultimate match of the series against Fiji Schools before the young Australians will face New Zealand Schools.

The BMW Australian Schoolboys have been announced for the test match against Samoan Schools at Apia Park, Samoa – Saturday 24 September 3:00pm.
Qantas Wallabies name two potential debutants for South Africa and Argentina Tests. 
Queensland Country Forward, Conor Mitchell has become the first signing for the Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens squad post the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as the squad begins preparations for the 2016-2017 HSBC Sevens World Series. 
The 2017 Super Rugby competition will kick off on Thursday 23 February 2017 when the Melbourne Rebels host the Auckland-based Blues at AAMI Park in Melbourne
The Qantas Wallabies have defeated Argentina 36 to 20 in front of 16, 202 fans at nib Stadium in Perth on Saturday night with scrumhalf Will Genia scoring two tries for Australia in a man of the match performance. 

The Qantas Wallabies have emerged victorious in a tough encounter against South Africa at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane tonight, retaining the Mandela Challenge Plate with a 23-17 victory. 

Australian Rugby today announced the launch of Deadly7s, an innovative Indigenous Rugby primary schools program that will introduce rugby to more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Qantas Wallabies coaching staff will select the final winner who will receive their award at the John Eales Medal night on 27 October

Wallaby #424 Charles Roy ‘Chilla’ Wilson played for Australia twelve times

The Buildcorp Wallaroos have named a 26 strong squad for their New Zealand tour which will include their first-ever double header against the Black Ferns before the third Bledisloe Cup Test between the Qantas Wallabies and the All Blacks at Eden Park. 
August 2016
#Pass4Prostate tackles men’s health issues via social media
In Jindabyne where winter has traditionally been synonymous with skiing, rugby’s presence has been expanding thanks to Nicole Raine who braved a devastating injury to bounce back for her club
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) today announced the all-conquering Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team will play in an official HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in Sydney in 2017.
The third season of Australia’s premier national rugby competition will see eight teams race for Buildcorp NRC supremacy
The Qantas Wallabies have suffered a 42-8 defeat to a rampant New Zealand in The Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup opener in front of 65,328 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney tonight.

Foxtel and Australian Rugby Union have announced a new three-year partnership and grassroots initiative designed to help more people play rugby

The Australian Rugby Union has granted early releases to Liam Gill and Greg Holmes to take up new deals in Europe.
New Rugby Sevens pathways will allow young Australians to follow in the footsteps of our medal-winning Olympians
Qantas Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika has today announced his 33-man squad for The Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup campaigns kicking off later this month.
Every weekend across Australia volunteers give up their time so that you, your mates, or your kids, can enjoy the game of rugby. Warren Colliss is one of these volunteers.
July 2016
Chatswood Junior Rugby Club will give the opportunity for more people to get involved with the new non-contact version of Rugby, VIVA7s when it kicks off its own VIVA7s Centre this Saturday afternoon at Beauchamp Park.  
The Qantas Wallabies will continue their pre-tournament ritual of escaping the major cities for a training camp, when they journey to the Central Coast.
Australian Rugby Union has selected Brightcove to power an enhanced video experience for its fans at www.rugby.com.au
Rugby Sevens‘ debut in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will inspire over 200, 000 Aussie kids when they take part in the annual National Rugby Week kicking off in schools across the country today (Monday 25 July).
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) have signed Mick Byrne as National Skills Coach through until the end of the next Rugby World Cup in 2019.

In the competition’s fifth year the Wallabies will play in seven locations across the globe

The Australian Rugby community is mourning the passing of former Wallabies captain, Wallaby number 453, Peter Johnson
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has today determined sanctions against Western Force players Pek Cowan and Dane Haylett-Petty. 
The BMW Australian Schoolboys side has been named in Sydney today after the conclusion of one of the hardest fought Australian Schools Rugby Union Championships in recent years at St Ignatius’ College, Riverview.
Stan Pilecki’s closest rugby friends will celebrate the achievements and contributions of the former Queensland and Wallabies prop at a tribute lunch
There’s one month to go until the Bledisloe Cup Festival kicks off, which will give rugby lovers of all ages the chance to meet their past and present Wallabies heroes
Angus Gardner has become the first Australian born referee in eight years to be given the whistle for a Rugby Championship match with his appointment for the clash between the All Blacks and Springboks in Christchurch, New Zealand on Saturday 17 September.
National Rugby Week in 2016 is set to capture the imagination of Australian students with a focus on the National Rugby Sevens Teams as they bid for Olympic glory at Rio 2016.
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