Australia national rugby union team (sevens)

Australia national rugby union team (sevens)

Australia
Union Australian Rugby Union
Nickname(s) The Thunderbolts 
Coach(es) Tim Walsh
(interim)
Captain(s) Ed Jenkins
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.

Contents

  • Tournament record 1
    • Rugby World Cup Sevens results 1.1
    • Commonwealth Games results 1.2
    • World Games results 1.3
    • Summer Olympics results 1.4
    • Oceania Sevens results 1.5
    • Sevens World Series 1.6
      • 2000s 1.6.1
      • 2010s 1.6.2
  • Honours 2
  • Current squad 3
    • Previous Squads 3.1
  • Coaches 4
  • See also 5
  • Notes 6
  • References 7

Tournament record

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia

Rugby World Cup Sevens results

Rugby World Cup Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
1993 Final 10 7 3 0
1997 Quarterfinals 7 5 3 1 1
2001 Final 8 7 1 0
2005 Semifinals 4 7 5 2 0
2009 Group Stages 10 6 3 3 0
2013 Quarterfinals 6 4 2 1 1
2018 schedule to be confirmed
Total 0 Titles 6/6 40 27 11 2

Commonwealth Games results

Commonwealth Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
1998[1] Third Place 5 4 1 0
2002 Quarterfinals 5 4 3 1 0
2006 Semifinals 4 6 3 3 0
2010 Final 6 4 2 0
2014 Third Place 6 5 1 0
2018 Hosts
Total 0 Titles 5/5 27 19 8 0

World Games results

World Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
2001[2] Final 6 5 1 0
2005 Did not participate
2009
2013
Total 0 Titles 1/4 6 5 1 0

Summer Olympics results

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

Oceania Sevens results

Oceania Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
2008 Did not participate
2009
2010 Champions 6 6 0 0
2011 Semifinals 4 7 4 3 0
2012 Champions 6 6 0 0
2013 Third place 6 4 2 0
2014 Semifinals 4 6 4 2 0
2015 Not held yet
Total 2 Titles 5/7 31 24 7 0

Sevens World Series

2000s

2010s

Honours

Current squad

Squad to 2014 Commonwealth Games:[18]

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

Coaches

The current (interim) head coach is Tim Walsh who was appointed in September 2015 to oversee the teams Olympic qualification campaign following the resignation of Geraint John.[19] The previous coach, Michael O'Connor, was six years in the job from 2008.[20]

Name Nationality Tenure
Tim Walsh 2015
Geraint John 2014–15
Michael O'Connor 2008–13

See also

Notes

^a The ARU adopted the name Aussie Thunderbolts for the men's sevens team.[21]

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

References

  1. ^ Match Archive - KL 1998. UR7s.
  2. ^ a b "2001 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  3. ^ "2000 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  4. ^ "2002 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  5. ^ "2003 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  6. ^ "2004 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  7. ^ "2005 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  8. ^ "2006 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  9. ^ "2007 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  10. ^ "2008 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  11. ^ "2009 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  12. ^ "2010 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  13. ^ "2011 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  14. ^ "2012 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  15. ^ "2013 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  16. ^ "2014 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  17. ^ "2014 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  18. ^ IRB (16 July 2014). "Commonwealth Games Sevens squads: Latest". Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  19. ^ 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. 
  20. ^ "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. 
  21. ^ Spiro Zavos (6 February 2012). "How the Australian Sevens side can live up to its ‘Aussie Thunderbolts’ nickname". The Roar.