Australia national rugby sevens team

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Australia
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Union Rugby Australia
Head coach Tim Walsh
Captain Nick Malouf
Top scorer James Stannard (1,239)
Top try scorer Lewis Holland (111)
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First colours
Rugby World Cup Sevens
Appearances7 (First in 1993)
Best resultRunners-up (1993, 2001)
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Australia vs Spain at the 2013 World Cup 7s

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.

Contents

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.

Team name

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Logo 2008–2017

The Australia national sevens side, as confirmed by head coach Andy Friend in an interview with Green and Gold Rugby website, [1] does not have a nickname as of 2016. The team is sometimes erroneously referred to as the Aussie Thunderbolts in sections of the media, [2] [3] but that name refers to Australia's developmental sevens side (the second team) rather than the official national team. [1] [4]

At the inaugural Hong Kong Sevens tournament in 1976, Australia was represented by a selected team under the name Wallaroos, [5] originally the name of one of the foundation clubs of the Southern Rugby Union in 1874, [6] 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. [7] [8]

Tournament record

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).

Key to tables
* asterisk indicates a shared placing

Olympic Games

Olympic Games Rugby 7s
YearRoundPositionPWLD
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Quarter-finals86240
Flag of Japan.svg 2020 Quarter-finals76240
Flag of France.svg 2024 To be determined
Total0 Titles2/212480

Rugby World Cup Sevens

Rugby World Cup 7s
YearRoundPositionPWLD
Flag of Scotland.svg 1993 FinalSilver medal icon.svg10730
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1997 Quarterfinals 5*5311
Flag of Argentina.svg 2001 FinalSilver medal icon.svg8710
Flag of Hong Kong.svg 2005 Semifinals Bronze medal icon.svg*7520
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2009 Plate final106330
Flag of Russia.svg 2013 Quarterfinals 5*4211
Flag of the United States.svg 2018 Challenge final104220
Total0 Titles7/74429132

World Games

World Games Rugby 7s [lower-alpha 1]
YearRoundPositionPWLD
Flag of Japan.svg 2001 FinalSilver medal icon.svg6510
Flag of Germany.svg 2005 Did not participate
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg 2009
Flag of Colombia.svg 2013
Total0 Titles1/46510

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games 7s
YearRoundPositionPWLD
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1998 Third playoffBronze medal icon.svg5410
Flag of England.svg 2002 Quarterfinals 5*4310
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2006 Third playoff46330
Flag of India.svg 2010 FinalSilver medal icon.svg6420
Flag of Scotland.svg 2014 Third playoffBronze medal icon.svg6510
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2018 Fifth playoff55410
Flag of England.svg 2022 Schedule to be confirmed
Total0 Titles6/6322390

Oceania Sevens

Oceania Rugby 7s
YearRoundPositionPWLD
Flag of Samoa.svg 2008Did not participate
Flag of French Polynesia.svg 2009
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2010 FinalGold medal icon.svg6600
Flag of Samoa.svg 2011 Third playoff47430
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2012 FinalGold medal icon.svg6600
Flag of Fiji.svg 2013 Third playoffBronze medal icon.svg6420
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2014 Third playoff46420
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2015 FinalGold medal icon.svg6600
Flag of Fiji.svg 2016 Third playoffBronze medal icon.svg6420
Flag of Fiji.svg 2017 Semifinals Bronze medal icon.svg*4310
Flag of Fiji.svg 2018 Third playoff45320
Flag of Fiji.svg 2019 FinalGold medal icon.svg6600
Total4 Titles10/125846120

World Rugby Sevens Series

Key to tournament locations
Africa and Middle East Asia
Americas Europe
OceaniaAustralian event 

2000s

Summary for Series I to X
World Sevens Series
I
99–00
II
00–01
III
01–02
IV
02–03
V
03–04
 
5th
Dubai
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Dubai
  no status** Dubai Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Dubai
6th
Dubai
5th
Stellenbosch
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Durban
5th
Durban
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
George
7th*
George
 
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Wellington
Gold medal icon.svgst
Wellington
7th*
Wellington
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Wellington
10th
Wellington
Silver medal icon.svgnd
Brisbane
cancelled Brisbane Gold medal icon.svgst
Brisbane
5th
Brisbane
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Suva
 
5th
Punta del Este
7th*
Santiago
9th
Los Angeles
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Mar del Plata
 5th
Mar del Plata
 
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Hong Kong
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Hong Kong
5th*
Hong Kong
5th*
Hong Kong
5th*
Hong Kong
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Tokyo
Silver medal icon.svgnd
Tokyo
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Singapore
cancelled §
Singapore
7th*
Singapore
Gold medal icon.svgst
Shanghai
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Beijing
cancelled§
Beijing
Gold medal icon.svgst
Kuala Lumpur
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Kuala Lumpur
 
Silver medal icon.svgnd
London
5th
London
5th
London
7th*
London
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Paris
Silver medal icon.svgnd
Cardiff
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Cardiff
6th
Cardiff
6th
Bordeaux
 
10/10
118 pts

Bronze medal icon.svg rd [9]

9/9
150 pts

Silver medal icon.svg nd [10]

10/10
108 pts

5th [11]

7/7
66 pts

5th [12]

8/8
34 pts

8th [13]

 Notes:
* Shared placing (play-off matches for third were eventually introduced in 2012).
** Downgraded to non-series status in wake of September 11 attacks in 2001.
Mar del Plata hosted the Sevens World Cup instead of a leg in the 2001 series.
Tournament cancelled by IRB in response to government sanctions against Fiji.
§ Tournament cancelled due to concerns about the SARS outbreak in Asia in 2002.
IRB Sevens World Series
VI
04–05
VII
05–06
VIII
06–07
IX
07–08
X
08–09
 
7th*
Dubai
7th*
Dubai
7th*
Dubai
9th
Dubai
7th*
Dubai
9th
George
7th*
George
9th
George
11th*
George
10th
George
 
5th
Wellington
7th*
Wellington
11th*
Wellington
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Wellington
11th*
Wellington
5th
Adelaide
7th*
Adelaide
6th
Adelaide
 
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Los Angeles
7th*
Los Angeles
7th*
San Diego
12th
San Diego
9th
San Diego
 
 5th*
Hong Kong
5th*
Hong Kong
5th*
Hong Kong
5th*
Hong Kong
6th
Singapore
7th*
Singapore
 
6th
London
11th*
London
6th
London
9th
London
7th*
London
7th*
Paris
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Paris
11th*
Edinburgh
9th
Edinburgh
6th
Edinburgh
 
7/7
42 pts

7th [14]

8/8
40 pts

8th [15]

8/8
32 pts

7th [16]

8/8
30 pts

8th [17]

8/8
30 pts

8th [18]

 Notes:
* Shared placing (play-off matches for third were eventually introduced in 2012).
Hong Kong hosted the Sevens World Cup instead of a leg in the 2005 series.




2010s

Summary for Series XI to XX
World Sevens Series
XI
09–10
XII
10–11
XIII
11–12
XIV
12–13
XV
13–14
 
5th
Dubai
6th
Dubai
5th
Dubai
15th*
Dubai
9th
Dubai
7th*
George
7th*
George
7th*
Port Elizabeth
9th
Port Elizabeth
10th
Port Elizabeth
 
5th
Wellington
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Wellington
10th
Wellington
5th
Wellington
5th
Wellington
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Adelaide
7th*
Adelaide
4th
Gold Coast
7th*
Gold Coast
Silver medal icon.svgnd
Gold Coast
 
Bronze medal icon.svgrd*
Las Vegas
7th*
Las Vegas
10th
Las Vegas
13th
Las Vegas
6th
Las Vegas
cancelled
Mar Del Plata
 
5th
Hong Kong
6th
Hong Kong
7th*
Hong Kong
7th*
Hong Kong
4th
Hong Kong
Gold medal icon.svgst
Tokyo
7th*
Tokyo
5th
Tokyo
 
Gold medal icon.svgst
London
6th
London
5th
London
Silver medal icon.svgnd
London
Silver medal icon.svgnd
London
Silver medal icon.svgnd
Edinburgh
Silver medal icon.svgnd
Edinburgh
5th
Glasgow
9th
Glasgow
7th*
Glasgow
 
8/8
122 pts

Bronze medal icon.svg rd [19]

8/8
80 pts

5th [20]

9/9
110 pts

6th [21]

9/9
89 pts

8th [22]

9/9
116 pts

5th [23]

 Notes:
* Shared placing (play-off matches for third were introduced in 2012).
Event cancelled due to demands on UAR joining The Rugby Championship.
World Rugby Sevens Series
XVI
14–15
XVII
15–16
XVIII
16–17
XIX
17–18
XX
18–19
XXI
19–20
 
Silver medal icon.svgnd
Dubai
6th
Dubai
5th
Dubai
5th
Dubai
4th
Dubai
5th
Dubai
Bronze medal icon.svgrd
Port Elizabeth
7th*
Cape Town
11th*
Cape Town
9th
Cape Town
7th*
Cape Town
12th
Cape Town
 
6th
Wellington
5th
Wellington
10th
Wellington
Bronze medal icon.svgrd
Hamilton
7th*
Hamilton
Bronze medal icon.svgrd
Hamilton
7th*
Gold Coast
Silver medal icon.svgnd
Sydney
4th
Sydney
Gold medal icon.svgst
Sydney
6th
Sydney
6th
Sydney
 
5th
Las Vegas
Silver medal icon.svgnd
Las Vegas
6th
Las Vegas
6th
Las Vegas
7th*
Las Vegas
4th
Los Angeles
Bronze medal icon.svgrd
Vancouver
7th*
Vancouver
6th
Vancouver
9th
Vancouver
Silver medal icon.svgnd
Vancouver
 
5th
Hong Kong
4th
Hong Kong
Bronze medal icon.svgrd
Hong Kong
11th*
Hong Kong
11th*
Hong Kong
cancelled
Hong Kong
9th
Tokyo
7th*
Singapore
4th
Singapore
Silver medal icon.svgnd
Singapore
7th*
Singapore
cancelled
Singapore
 
Silver medal icon.svgnd
London
10th
London
6th
London
7th*
London
Silver medal icon.svgnd
London
cancelled
London
7th*
Glasgow
6th
Paris
10th
Paris
11th*
Paris
11th*
Paris
cancelled
Paris
 
9/9
120 pts

5th [24]

10/10
134 pts

4th [25]

10/10
113 pts

6th [26]

10/10
123 pts

4th [27]

10/10
104 pts

7th

6/6 [lower-alpha 2]
81 pts

4th

 Notes:
* Shared placing (play-off matches for third were introduced in 2012).
Event cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Honours

Australia has won the following tournaments:

Current squad

Previous teams and coaches

Player records

The following shows leading career Australia players based on statistics from the World Rugby Sevens Series. Players in bold are still active.

Tries scored [28]
No.PlayerTries
1 Lewis Holland 114
2 Ed Jenkins 109
3 Peter Miller 107
4 Henry Hutchison 87
5 Pama Fou 80

Captains

Previous squads

  2016 Summer Olympics
The following is the Australia roster in the men's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. [33] Tom Kingston replaced injured Lewis Holland after he injured his hamstring on Day 1. [34]

Head coach: Andy Friend

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)EventsPointsUnion
1 FW Nick Malouf (1993-03-19)19 March 1993 (aged 23)22175 Flag of Australia (converted).svg University of Queensland
2 FW Jesse Parahi (1989-07-29)29 July 1989 (aged 27)35125 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Northern Suburbs
3 BK Henry Hutchison (1997-02-12)12 February 1997 (aged 19)7135 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Randwick
4 BK Lewis Holland (1993-01-14)14 January 1993 (aged 23)31469 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Queanbeyan Whites
5 BK James Stannard (1983-02-21)21 February 1983 (aged 33)31794 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Souths
6 FW Con Foley (1992-09-19)19 September 1992 (aged 23)42309 Flag of Australia (converted).svg University of Queensland
7 BK Cameron Clark (1993-03-20)20 March 1993 (aged 23)30632 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Northern Suburbs
8 FW Pat McCutcheon (1987-06-24)24 June 1987 (aged 29)14100 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney University
9 FW Ed Jenkins (c) (1986-05-26)26 May 1986 (aged 30)45522 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney University
10 FW Allan Fa'alava'au (1993-12-15)15 December 1993 (aged 22)28257 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Endeavour Hills
11 BK John Porch (1994-03-04)4 March 1994 (aged 22)562 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Northern Suburbs
12 FW Tom Cusack (1993-03-01)1 March 1993 (aged 23)1560 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Canberra Royals
13 BK Tom Kingston (1991-06-19)19 June 1991 (aged 25)945 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Stars

2013–14 Sevens World Series

Coaches

The current head coach is Tim Walsh, who took charge in April 2018. [38]

NameTenureRef
Michael O'Connor 2008–14 [39]
Geraint John2014–15
Tim Walsh 2015 (interim) [40]
Scott Bowen 2015–16 (interim) [41]
Andy Friend 2016–2018 [42]
Jarred Hodges2018 (interim) [31]
Tim Walsh 2018–present [38]

See also

Notes

  1. Rugby Sevens was discontinued at the World Games after 2013 due to the sport returning to the Olympics in 2016.
  2. Although originally scheduled for ten series events, the season was postponed after the Vancouver Sevens event before eventually being cancelled altogether due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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