Australia national rugby union team (sevens)

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For the rugby sevens tournament sometimes called the "Australian Sevens", see Australian Sevens.
Australia
Logo Wallabies.svg
Union Australian Rugby Union
Nickname(s) The Thunderbolts[1][2]
Coach(es) Geraint John
Captain(s) Ed Jenkins
Team kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 6 (First in 1993)
Best result Runner-up (1993, 2001)

The Australian national rugby union sevens team competes in the Sevens World Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens, Commonwealth Games and Oceania Sevens.

Tournament history[edit]

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia

World Cup Sevens[edit]

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Scotland 1993 Runners-Up 2nd 10 7 3 0
Hong Kong 1997 Quarterfinals 7 5 3 1 1
Argentina 2001 Runners-Up 2nd 8 7 1 0
Hong Kong 2005 Semifinals 4 7 5 2 0
United Arab Emirates 2009 Group Stages 10 6 3 3 0
Russia 2013 Quarterfinals 6 4 2 1 1
Total 0 Titles 6/6 40 27 11 2

Summer Olympics[edit]

Olympics Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Brazil 2016 Not Qualified Yet
Total 0 Titles 0/0 - - - -

World Games[edit]

World Games record[A]
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Japan 2001[3] Runners-Up 2nd 6 5 1 0
Germany 2005 Did not participate
Chinese Taipei 2009
Colombia 2013
Total 0 Titles 1/4 6 5 1 0

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Commonwealth Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Malaysia 1998[4] Third Place 3rd 5 4 1 0
England 2002 Quarterfinals 5 4 3 1 0
Australia 2006 Semifinals 4 6 3 3 0
India 2010 Runners-Up 2nd 6 4 2 0
Scotland 2014 Third Place 3rd 6 5 1 0
Australia 2018 Hosts
Total 0 Titles 5/5 27 19 8 0

Oceania Sevens[edit]

Oceania Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Samoa 2008 Did not participate
French Polynesia 2009
Australia 2010 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0
Samoa 2011 Semifinals 4 7 4 3 0
Australia 2012 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0
Fiji 2013 Third place 3rd 6 4 2 0
Australia 2014 Semifinals 4 6 4 2 0
New Zealand 2015 Not held yet
Total 2 Titles 5/7 31 24 7 0

Sevens World Series[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pos Pts
2009–10 United Arab Emirates
Dubai
5th
South Africa
George
=7th
New Zealand
Wellington
5th
United States
Las Vegas
=3rd
Australia
Adelaide
=3rd
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
5th
England
London
1st
Scotland
Edinburgh
2nd
3rd 122
2010–11 United Arab Emirates
Dubai
6th
South Africa
George
=7th
New Zealand
Wellington
=3rd
United States
Las Vegas
=7th
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
6th
Australia
Adelaide
=7th
England
London
6th
Scotland
Edinburgh
2nd
6th 80
2011–12 Australia
Gold Coast
3rd
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
5th
South Africa
Port Elizabeth
7th
New Zealand
Wellington
10th
United States
Las Vegas
10th
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
7th
Japan
Tokyo
1st
Scotland
Glasgow
3rd
England
London
5th
6th 112
2012–13 Australia
Gold Coast
7th
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
15th
South Africa
Port Elizabeth
9th
New Zealand
Wellington
5th
United States
Las Vegas
13th
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
7th
Japan
Tokyo
3rd
Scotland
Glasgow
9th
England
London
2nd
8th 89
2013–14 Australia
Gold Coast
2nd
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
9th
South Africa
Port Elizabeth
10th
United States
Las Vegas
6th
New Zealand
Wellington
5th
Japan
Tokyo
5th
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
4th
Scotland
Glasgow
=7th
England
London
2nd
5th 116
2014–15 Australia
Gold Coast
=7th
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
2nd
South Africa
Port Elizabeth
3rd
New Zealand
Wellington
6th
United States
Las Vegas
5th
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
5th
Japan
Tokyo
12th
Scotland
Glasgow
=7th
England
London
2nd
5th 120

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad to 2014 Commonwealth Games:[5]

Player Position Club
Ed Jenkins Forward Sydney University
Tom Cusack Forward Canberra Royals
Jesse Parahi Forward Northern Suburbs
Sean McMahon Forward Endeavour Hills
Sam Myers Forward Northern Suburbs
Liam Gill Forward Sunnybank
Con Foley Back University of Queensland
Tom Lucas Back Sunnybank
James Stannard Back Souths
Cameron Clark Back Northern Suburbs
Pama Fou Back Souths
Greg Jeloudev Back Sydney University

Previous Squads[edit]

Coaches[edit]

The current head coach is Geraint John who was appointed in 2014 to take charge of the team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, following the retirement of Michael O'Connor after six years in the job.[6]

Name Nationality Tenure
Geraint John Wales 2014–
Michael O'Connor Australia 2008–13

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rugby Sevens was discontinued at the World Games after 2013 due to the sport returning to the Olympics in 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aussie Thunderbolts win Plate Final in Fiji[dead link]
  2. ^ Spiro Zavos (6 February 2012). "How the Australian Sevens side can live up to its ‘Aussie Thunderbolts’ nickname". The Roar. 
  3. ^ "World Games VI - Akita, Japan.". Rugby7.com. 2001. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Match Archive - KL 1998. UR7s.
  5. ^ IRB (16 July 2014). "Commonwealth Games Sevens squads: Latest". Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "ARU appoints Geraint John as new Qantas Mens Sevens Head Coach". Australian Rugby. 27 May 2014. Archived from the original on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.