Australia national rugby sevens team
|World Cup Sevens|
|Appearances||6 (First in 1993)|
|Best result||Runner-up (1993, 2001)|
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.
Australia also competes at other international tournaments for rugby sevens, including in the Commonwealth Games.
- 1 Team name
- 2 Tournament record
- 3 Honours
- 4 Team
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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.
- A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia
- * asterisk indicates a shared placing
World Cup Sevens
|Rugby World Cup 7s|
|2018||Schedule to be confirmed|
|Commonwealth Games 7s|
|1998 ||Third playoff||5||4||1||0|
|World Games Rugby 7s a|
|2005||Did not participate|
|Olympic Rugby 7s|
|Oceania Rugby 7s|
|2008||Did not participate|
Sevens World Series
|Key to tournament locations|
|Africa and Middle East
- 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
|2015–16 Sevens World Series|
|Ed Jenkins (c)||Forward||Sydney University||41|
|Nick Malouf||Forward||University of Queensland||22|
|Sam Myers||Forward||Northern Suburbs||17|
|Tom Cusack||Forward||Canberra Royals||13|
|Pat McCutcheon||Forward||Sydney University||10|
|Boyd Killingworth||Forward||Warringah Rats||1|
|Con Foley||Back||University of Queensland||36|
|Greg Jeloudev||Back||Sydney University||32|
|Lewis Holland||Back||Queanbeyan Whites||28|
|Cameron Clark||Back||Northern Suburbs||26|
|Allan Fa’alava’au||Back||Endeavour Hills||21|
|Tom Kingston||Back||Sydney University||2|
|Stephan van der Walt||Utility||Souths||2|
|2014–15 Sevens World Series|
|Ed Jenkins (c)||Forward|
|2014 Commonwealth Games|
|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|
|Con Foley||Back||University of Queensland|
|Cameron Clark||Back||Northern Suburbs|
|Greg Jeloudev||Back||Sydney University|
2013–14 Sevens World Series
2010–11 Sevens World Series
2010 Commonwealth Games
|Scott Bowen||2015–16 (interim)|||
|Tim Walsh||2015 (interim)|||
- World Sevens Series
- Rugby World Cup Sevens
- Commonwealth Games
- Oceania Sevens
- Australian Rugby Sevens Championships
- Australian national rugby union team
- Matt Rowley (10 May 2016). "Podcast 209: 7s Masterclass with Andy Friend". Green and Gold Rugby (Podcast). Event occurs at 18:38 to 19:26. Archived from the original on 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- Aussie men in rugby seven's heaven
- Spiro Zavos (6 February 2012). "How the Australian Sevens side can live up to its 'Aussie Thunderbolts' nickname". The Roar.
- "Aussie Thunderbolts Win Plate Final In Fiji". Australian Rugby. 21 January 2013. Archived from the original on 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- "Thomas in the Wallaroos". The Canberra Times. 11 March 1976. p. 24. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- "Football Conference". The Sydney Mail. 27 June 1874. p.182 col.1–2. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- "Youngsters may get Hong Kong chance". The Canberra Times. 11 March 1994. p. 28. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- Growden, Greg (25 February 1995). "Mix-up in dates presents a poser for Ella". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Archived from the original on 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- Match Archive - Kuala Lumpur 1998. UR7s.
- "World Games VI - Akita, Japan.". Rugby7.com. 2001. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- "2000 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2001 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2002 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2003 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2004 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2005 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2006 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2007 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2008 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2009 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2010 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2011 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2012 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2013 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2014 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2015 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "2016 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
- "Rio 2016: Olympic squads named by Australia for rugby sevens debut at Games". ABC News. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
- Payten, Iain (10 August 2016). "Star playmaker Lewis Holland ruled out of remaining games as Aussie campaign derails". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- Qantas Men's Sevens Squad Archived 6 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Qantas Men's Sevens Squad". Australian Rugby. 2015. Archived from the original on 6 February 2015.
- IRB (16 July 2014). "Commonwealth Games Sevens squads: Latest". Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "Andy Friend appointed Qantas Australian Men's Sevens coach". ARU. 5 January 2016. Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
- Men's Sevens finish seventh in Cape Town
- Browning, Jennifer (7 September 2015). "Australia's men's rugby sevens coach confident of qualifying for Rio Olympics despite upheaval". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
- "ARU appoints Geraint John as new Qantas Men's Sevens Head Coach". Australian Rugby. 27 May 2014. Archived from the original on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
- "Men's Sevens: All in the family for Caslicks". Australian Rugby. 25 November 2016. Archived from the original on 26 November 2016.
- "Ed Jenkins relinquishes Australia men's sevens captaincy". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 26 October 2015. Archived from the original on 26 November 2016.
- [www.rugby.com.au Official website]
- WorldRugby profile