Most caps (-)
Appearances 5 (First in 1998)
Union Australian Rugby Union
|Coach(es) Paul Verrell|
Top scorer (-)
Best result 3rd place, 2010
The Australia national women's rugby union team, also known as the Wallaroos, are the national women's rugby union team of Australia. The Wallaroos have competed at the past five Women's Rugby World Cups in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010, and 2014.
Australian women have been playing rugby since the late 1930s, in regional areas of New South Wales. In 1992 the first National Women's Tournament as held in Newcastle, NSW. The following year the Australian Women's Rugby Union was established, and it was declared that the national women's team would be called the Wallaroos.
The Wallaroos played their first international in 1994 against New Zealand, also known as the Black Ferns. The match was played at North Sydney Oval, and NZ won the game 37 to 0. The team placed fifth at their first World Cup appearance in 1998 in the Netherlands. They placed fifth at the 2002 event in Barcelona, Spain also.
In 2014, The Wallaroos played two Test matches in New Zealand against their Tasman rivals, the Black Ferns, and North American outfit, Canada. Although losing both of these matches, the Wallaroos took this experience into the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup. The Australian team was narrowly defeated by the United States in the fight for fifth place.
Summary of matches (full internationals only):
See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering.
2016 Wallaroos squad composition for the 2016 Bledisloe Cup.
Squad to 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup:
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.