Australia women's national rugby union team

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Australia
Logo Wallabies.svg
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 68-12 South Africa 
(Edmonton, Canada 31 August 2006)
Largest defeat
 New Zealand 64-0 Australia 
(Auckland, New Zealand 22 July 1995)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 1998)
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 four past Women's Rugby World Cups in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010, and have qualified for the upcoming 2014 event.

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 March 2009 the Wallaroos won the inaugural Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament, beating New Zealand 15 - 10.

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 3 1 0 2 33.33%
 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 2 2 0 0 100.00%
 Spain 1998 1 0 0 1 0.00%
 United States 1997 4 0 0 4 0.00%
 Wales 2002 2 2 0 0 100.00%
Summary 1994 34 10 0 24 29.41%

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, Rotorua, New Zealand [68/32/13]
[1047]
2014-06-06 Australia  0-22  Canada Tauranga, New Zealand [33/101/1]

Current Squad[edit]

Position Player Date of Birth/Age Club
Prop Danielle Meskell (1973-11-13) November 13, 1973 (age 40) Warringah (NSW)
Prop Lindsay Morgan (1979-10-18) October 18, 1979 (age 34) Royals (ACT)
Prop Se'ei Sa'u (1974-11-03) November 3, 1974 (age 39) Wests Bulldogs (QLD)
Prop/No. 8 Caroline Vakalahi (1983-01-04) January 4, 1983 (age 31) Australian Services Rugby Union
Hooker Silei Poluleuligaga (1981-03-08) March 8, 1981 (age 33) Wests Bulldogs (QLD)
Hooker Margaret Watson (1986-12-18) December 18, 1986 (age 27) Newcastle University (NSW)
Lock Rebecca Clough (1988-11-14) November 14, 1988 (age 25) Cottesloe (WA)
Lock Kate Porter (1983-04-19) April 19, 1983 (age 31) Australian Services Rugby Union
Lock Chris Ross (1979-02-10) February 10, 1979 (age 35) Warringah (NSW)
Flanker Alexandra Hargreaves (1980-11-13) November 13, 1980 (age 33) Tuggeranong Vikings (ACT)
Flanker Shannon Parry (1989-10-27) October 27, 1989 (age 24) Easts Tigers (QLD)
Flanker Megan Shanahan (1985-11-29) November 29, 1985 (age 28) Orange Emus (NSW)
Flanker Rebecca Trethowan (1985-02-08) February 8, 1985 (age 29) Narromine Gorillas (NSW)
No. 8 Debby Hodgkinson (1980-11-22) November 22, 1980 (age 33) Cottesloe (WA)
Halfback Iliseva Batibasaga (1985-03-23) March 23, 1985 (age 29) Brothers (QLD)
Halfback Cheryl Soon (1975-09-23) September 23, 1975 (age 38) Warringah (NSW)
Flyhalf Tobie McGann (1982-08-04) August 4, 1982 (age 31) Newcastle University (NSW)
Centre Cheyenne Campbell (1986-09-10) September 10, 1986 (age 27) Easts Tigers (QLD)
Centre Cobie-Jane Morgan (1989-06-29) June 29, 1989 (age 25) Warringah (NSW)
Centre Sharni Williams (1988-03-02) March 2, 1988 (age 26) Royals (ACT)
Centre/Wing Ruan Sims (1982-02-04) February 4, 1982 (age 32) Warringah (NSW)
Wing Nicole Beck (1988-05-28) May 28, 1988 (age 26) Sydney University (NSW)
Wing Kristy Giteau (1981-03-16) March 16, 1981 (age 33) Tuggeranong Vikings (ACT)
Fullback Tricia Brown (1979-03-14) March 14, 1979 (age 35) University of Queensland (QLD)
Utility Back Ashleigh Hewson (1979-12-18) December 18, 1979 (age 34) Sydney University (NSW)
Utility Back Tui Ormsby (1978-01-20) January 20, 1978 (age 36) Warringah (NSW)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rugby.com.au/fixtures_results/wallaroos/wallaroos_profiles,132984.html

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