Australia women's national rugby union team

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Australia
Wallaroos Australian women's rugby team logo.png
Union Australian Rugby Union
Nickname(s) Wallaroos
Coach(es) Australia Paul Verell
Captain(s) Australia
Most caps (-)
Top scorer (-)
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 Australia 0-37 New Zealand 
(Sydney, Australia 2 September 1994)
Largest win
 Australia 87-0 Samoa 
(Samoa, 08 August 2009)
Largest defeat
 New Zealand 64-0 Australia 
(Auckland, New Zealand 22 July 1995)
World Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 1998)
Best result 3rd place, 2010
Australia at the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup.

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 thet 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 Northern American outfit, Canada.

Although losing both of these matches, The Wallaroos took this experience into the upcoming 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup .

Battling with an young side, the Wallaroos were narrowly defeated by USA in the fight for fifth place.


Results[edit]

Summary[edit]

(Full internationals only)

Rugby: Australia internationals 1994-
Opponent First game Played Won Drawn Lost Percentage
 Canada 2014 1 0 0 1 0.00%
 England 1998 4 0 0 4 0.00%
 France 1998 4 1 0 3 25.00%
 Ireland 1998 2 2 0 0 100.00%
 New Zealand 1994 12 0 0 12 0.00%
 Samoa 2009 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Scotland 1998 2 2 0 0 100.00%
 South Africa 2006 3 3 0 0 100.00%
 Spain 1998 1 0 0 1 0.00%
 United States 1997 5 0 0 5 0.00%
 Wales 2002 4 4 0 0 100.00%
Summary 1994 39 13 0 26 33.33%

Full internationals[edit]

See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering.

[110]
1994-09-02 Australia  0-37  New Zealand Sydney [1/8/1]
[123]
1995-07-22 New Zealand  64-0  Australia Auckland [9/2/2]
[140]
1996-08-31 Australia  5-28  New Zealand Sydney [3/10/3]
[169]
1997-08-02 Australia  24-28  United States Brisbane [4/24/1]
[172]
1997-08-16 New Zealand  44-0  Australia Dunedin [15/5/4]
[197]
1998-05-02 (WC) Australia  21-0  Ireland Amsterdam [6/22/1]
[204]
1998-05-05 (WC) Australia  8-10  France Amsterdam [7/46/1]
[206]
1998-05-09 (WC) Australia  13-30  England Amsterdam [8/45/1]
[216]
1998-05-12 (WC) Australia  17-15  Spain Amsterdam [9/18/1]
[228]
1998-05-16 (WC) Australia  25-15  Scotland Amsterdam [10/33/1]
[230]
1998-08-29 Australia  3-27  New Zealand Sydney [11/21/5]
[330]
2001-05-26 Australia  19-41  England T.G.Milner, Eastwood, Sydney [12/74/2]
[321]
2001-06-02 Australia  5-15  England Newcastle, NSW [13/75/3]
[363]
2002-05-13 (WC) Australia  30-0  Wales Barcelona [14/65/1]
[371]
2002-05-18 (WC) Australia  3-36  New Zealand Barcelona [15/30/6]
[382]
2002-05-21 (WC) Australia  0-18  United States Barcelona [16/43/2]
[391]
2002-05-25 (WC) Australia  30-0  Scotland Barcelona [17/66/2]
[563]
2006-08-31 (WC) Australia  68-12  South Africa Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton [18/7/1]
[568]
2006-09-04 (WC) Australia  10-24  France Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton [19/108/2]
[575]
2006-09-08 (WC) Australia  6-10  United States Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton [20/57/3]
[579]
2006-09-12 (WC) Australia  12-29  United States St. Albert Rugby Park, St. Albert [21/58/4]
[583]
2006-09-16 (WC) Australia  18-14  Ireland Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton [22/79/2]
[645]
2007-10-16 New Zealand  21-10  Australia Cooks Gardens, Wanganui [48/23/7]
[646]
2007-10-20 New Zealand  29-12  Australia Wellington [49/24/8]
[717]
2008-07-22 Australia  3-37  New Zealand Canberra [25/50/9]
[718]
2008-07-26 Australia  16-22  New Zealand Sydney [26/51/10]
[760]
2009-08-08 (WC) Samoa  0-87  Australia Samoa [14/27/1]
[835]
2010-08-20 (WC) Australia  26-12  Wales Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [28/132/2]
[844]
2010-08-24 (WC) Australia  5-32  New Zealand Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [29/55/11]
[850]
2010-08-28 (WC) Australia  62 – 0  South Africa Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [30/22/2]
[858]
2010-09-01 (WC) England  15 – 0  Australia Twickenham Stoop [167/31/4]
[863]
2010-09-05 (WC) France  8 – 22  Australia Twickenham Stoop [150/32/3]
[1046]
2014-06-01 New Zealand  38-3  Australia Rotorua International Stadium [68/32/13]
[1047]
2014-06-06 Australia  0-22  Canada Tauranga, New Zealand [33/101/1]
[1059]
2014-08-01 (WC) Australia  26–3  South Africa CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1 [35/36/3]
[1064]
2014-08-05 (WC) Australia  25–3  Wales CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 2 [36/159/3]
[1074]
2014-08-09 (WC) Australia  3–17  France CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1 [37/189/4]
[1079]
2014-08-13 (WC) Australia  20–23  United States CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1 [38/100/5]
[1084]
2014-08-17 (WC) Australia  30–3  Wales CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1 [39/161/4]

Current Squad[edit]

Squad to 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup:[1]
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the World Rugby.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Louise Burrows Hooker 11 March 1978 Australian Capital Territory Royals RU
Margaret Watson Hooker 18 December 1986 New South Wales University of Newcastle
Danielle Meskell Prop 13 November 1973 New South Wales Warringah Rats
Shannon Parry Prop 27 October 1989 Queensland Redlands RUC
Oneata Schwalger Prop 4 July 1985 Victoria (Australia) Melbourne Unicorns
Caroline Vakalahi Prop 4 January 1983 Australia Australian Services RU
Sharni Williams Prop 2 March 1988 Australian Capital Territory Royals RU
Rebecca Clough Lock 14 November 1988 Western Australia Cottesloe RUC
Alisha Hewett Lock 26 December 1985 Australia Australian Services RU
Brooke Saunders Lock 23 April 1985 Australia Australian Services RU
Chloe Butler Flanker 11 April 1987 New South Wales Parramatta Two Blues
Dalena Dennison Flanker 26 December 1985 Queensland Sunnybank Dragons
Mollie Gray Flanker 29 September 1989 Australia Australian Services RU
Michelle Milward Flanker 10 January 1986 New South Wales Queanbeyan Whites
Liz Patu Flanker 15 July 1989 Victoria (Australia) Western Bulldogs
Rebecca Smyth Flanker 8 February 1985 New South Wales Dubbo Rhinos
Nita Maynard Scrum-half 7 July 1992 New South Wales Parramatta Two Blues
Tui Ormsby Scrum-half 20 January 1978 New South Wales Warringah Rats
Cheyenne Campbell Centre 10 September 1986 Queensland Redlands RUC
Ashley Marsters Centre 2 November 1993 Victoria (Australia) Melbourne Unicorns
Cobie-Jane Morgan Centre 29 June 1989 New South Wales Warringah Rats
Natasha Haines Wing 23 December 1981 Western Australia Cottesloe RUC
Madeline Putz Wing 18 September 1989 Western Australia Kalamunda RUC
Tricia Brown Fullback 14 March 1979 Queensland University of Queensland
Ashleigh Hewson Fullback 18 December 1979 New South Wales Sydney University

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IRB (2014). "Australia Squad". Retrieved 26 August 2014. 

External links[edit]