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Australia national rugby sevens team

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Appearances  6 (First in 1993)
Founded  1973
Coach  Andy Friend
Best result  Runner-up (1993, 2001)
Captain  Sam Myers
Location  Australia
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The Australia national rugby sevens team represents Australia at international rugby sevens competitions such as the Sevens World Series and Rugby World Cup Sevens. The current captain of the team is Ed Jenkins, and the head coach is Andy Friend.


Rugby sevens is now recognised as an Olympic sport and made its debut in 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 in the Commonwealth Games.

Team name

The national sevens side is known as Australia and, 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.

Tournament record

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia * asterisk indicates a shared placing


  • Hong Kong Sevens Winners 1979
  • Hong Kong Sevens Winners 1982
  • Hong Kong Sevens Winners 1983
  • Hong Kong Sevens Winners 1985
  • Sydney Sevens Winners 1987
  • Hong Kong Sevens Winners 1988
  • Paris Sevens Winners 1998
  • Wellington Sevens Winners 2001
  • Kuala Lumpur Sevens Winners 2001
  • Shanghai Sevens Winners 2001
  • Brisbane Sevens Winners 2002
  • London Sevens Winners 2010
  • Tokyo Sevens Winners 2012
  • Current squad



    The current head coach is Andy Friend who was appointed in January 2016.


  • Sam Myers 2016
  • Ed Jenkins 2011–2016
  • References

    Australia national rugby sevens team Wikipedia