|Head coach||Tim Walsh|
|Top scorer||James Stannard (1,239)|
|Top try scorer||Lewis Holland (111)|
|Rugby World Cup Sevens|
|Appearances||7 (First in 1993)|
|Best result||Runners-up (1993, 2001)|
The Australia national rugby sevens team participates in international competitions such as the World Rugby Sevens Series and Rugby World Cup Sevens. The current captain of the team is Jesse Parahi, and the head coach is Tim Walsh.
Rugby sevens is now recognised as an Olympic sport and made its debut at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Australia qualified for the tournament after winning the 2015 Oceania Sevens Championship.
Australia also competes at other international tournaments for rugby sevens, including at the Commonwealth Games.
The Australia national sevens side, as confirmed by head coach Andy Friend in an interview with Green and Gold Rugby website,does not have a nickname as of 2016. The team is sometimes erroneously referred to as the Aussie Thunderbolts in sections of the media, but that name refers to Australia's developmental sevens side (the second team) rather than the official national team.
At the inaugural Hong Kong Sevens tournament in 1976, Australia was represented by a selected team under the name Wallaroos,originally the name of one of the foundation clubs of the Southern Rugby Union in 1874, but now used for the Australian women's team in 15-a-side rugby. Australia has also been represented at international sevens tournaments by the Australian Barbarians club.
Australia has played in all of the World Cup tournaments to date with their best result being in 1993 and 2001 when they finished with silver medals. The team has qualified for the only Olympic competition to date with the sport returning to the Olympic scene for the first time since 1924 (back when it was rugby 15s).
|Olympic Games Rugby 7s|
|2024||To be determined|
|Rugby World Cup 7s|
|World Games Rugby 7s|
|2005||Did not participate|
|Commonwealth Games 7s|
|2022||Schedule to be confirmed|
|Oceania Rugby 7s|
|2008||Did not participate|
|Key to tournament locations|
|Africa and Middle East Asia|
Australia has won the following tournaments:
The following shows leading career Australia players based on statistics from the World Rugby Sevens Series. Players in bold are still active.
|2015–16 Sevens World Series|
|Ed Jenkins (c)||Forward||Sydney University||41|
|Nick Malouf||Forward||University of Queensland||22|
|Sam Myers||Forward||Northern Suburbs||17|
|Tom Cusack||Forward||Canberra Royals||13|
|Pat McCutcheon||Forward||Sydney University||10|
|Boyd Killingworth||Forward||Warringah Rats||1|
|Con Foley||Back||University of Queensland||36|
|Greg Jeloudev||Back||Sydney University||32|
|Lewis Holland||Back||Queanbeyan Whites||28|
|Cameron Clark||Back||Northern Suburbs||26|
|Allan Fa'alava'au||Back||Endeavour Hills||21|
|Tom Kingston||Back||Sydney University||2|
|Stephan van der Walt||Utility||Souths||2|
|2014–15 Sevens World Series|
|Ed Jenkins (c)||Forward|
|2014 Commonwealth Games|
|Ed Jenkins||Forward||Sydney University|
|Tom Cusack||Forward||Canberra Royals|
|Jesse Parahi||Forward||Northern Suburbs|
|Sean McMahon||Forward||Endeavour Hills|
|Sam Myers||Forward||Northern Suburbs|
|Con Foley||Back||University of Queensland|
|Cameron Clark||Back||Northern Suburbs|
|Greg Jeloudev||Back||Sydney University|
2013–14 Sevens World Series
2010–11 Sevens World Series
The current head coach is Tim Walsh, who took charge in April 2018.
|Tim Walsh||2015 (interim)|
|Scott Bowen||2015–16 (interim)|
|Jarred Hodges||2018 (interim)|
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