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List of notable or famous rugby players from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top rugby players born in Australia and even some popular rugby players who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian rugby players then this list is the perfect resource for you. These rugby players are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known rugby player from Australia is included when available.

People include everything from Ashley Graham to Jesse Mogg.

This historic rugby players from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian rugby players of note?" and "Who are the most famous rugby players from Australia?" These prominent rugby players of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian rugby players.

Use this list of renowned Australian rugby players to discover some new rugby players that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (516 items)
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Ed Quirk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Ed Quirk is a rugby union footballer who plays professionally for the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby. He made his debut during the 2010 Super 14 season against the Hurricanes in Brisbane. He ...more
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Ashley Graham is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Ashley Graham is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s and 2010s. He played in the National Rugby League for the Parramatta Eels and North Queensland Cowboys ...more
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Kayne Lawton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Kayne Lawton is a retired Australian Rugby League footballer. He previously played for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. He made his NRL debut in Round 20, 2009 against the ...more
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Michael Hooper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Michael Hooper is an Australian rugby union player who plays for the Waratahs in Super Rugby, the North Harbour Rays in the National Rugby Championship and the national rugby side the Wallabies. ...more
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Chris Feauai-Sautia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Chris Feauai-Sautia is an Australian professional rugby union footballer. He plays for the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby and his usual position is Wing, but can also play in the Centre.
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Adam Byrnes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Adam Byrnes is an International professional rugby union player. His position is lock and his play has been described as abrasive. Byrnes has played rugby at the highest level in both the ...more
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Scott Sio is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Scott Sio is an Australian rugby union player who plays for the Brumbies in Super Rugby. His playing position is prop. He made his Brumbies debut during the 2012 Super Rugby season against the ...more
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Angus Cottrell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Angus Cottrell is an Australian rugby union footballer. His playing position is flanker. He currently represents the Western Force in Super Rugby.
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James Hanson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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James Hanson is a rugby union player for the Queensland Reds Super Rugby franchise, playing as a hooker. He made his debut against the Crusaders in February 2010. He has represented Australia in ...more
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Lachlan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Lachlan Mitchell born 30 September 1987 in Australia is a rugby union player for Melbourne Rebels in the Super Rugby competition. He plays as a centre wing and fullback.
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Peter Kimlin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Peter Kimlin is an Australian rugby union football player who plays for Grenoble in the French Top 14. He played for the ACT Brumbies in the Super Rugby competition from 2007 through to 2013. ...more
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Luke Morahan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Luke Morahan is an Australian Rugby Union Player for the Queensland Reds and the Australian Wallabies. He plays on the wings or at centre.
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Johnathan Thurston is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Johnathan Dean Thurston is an Australian professional rugby league footballer and co-captain of National Rugby League team, the North Queensland Cowboys. During his NRL career he has frequently ...more
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Cameron Smith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Cameron Smith is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently captains the Australian national team, the Queensland State of Origin team, as well as his National Rugby League ...more
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Ben Franks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Benjamin John "Ben" Franks is a rugby union player for the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby competition and All Blacks. He plays as a prop.
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Braith Anasta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Braith Xiannikis Anastasakis is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the National Rugby League. An Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin ...more
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Paul Gallen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Paul Gallen is an Australian professional rugby league footballer and heavyweight boxer who currently captains the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks of the National Rugby League as well as the New ...more
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Brett Sheehan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Brett Sheehan is an Australian rugby union footballer. He was also included in Australia's squad for matches during the 2006 Tri Nations Series. Sheehan previously played for the Queensland ...more
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Anthony Fainga'a is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Anthony Fainga'a is an Australian professional rugby union footballer. His usual position is centre. He currently plays Super Rugby for the Queensland Reds.
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Petero Civoniceva is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Petero Civoniceva, is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. A Queensland State of Origin and Australian international representative prop ...more
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Sandor Earl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Sandor Earl is an Australian underwear model, professional rugby league player who last played for the Canberra Raiders in the NRL. He primarily plays on the wing. He is of Hungarian, Maori and ...more
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Billy Slater is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Billy Slater is an Australian professional rugby league player who currently plays for the Melbourne Storm of the National Rugby League. An Australian international and Queensland State of ...more
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Nathan Merritt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Nathan Merritt is a retired Australian professional rugby league footballer. A New South Wales State of Origin representative winger, he played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and South ...more
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Nate Myles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Nate Myles is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Gold Coast Titans of National Rugby League. A Queensland State of Origin and Australia national representative forward, ...more
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Glenn Stewart is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
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Glenn Stewart is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the National Rugby League. An Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin ...more