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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.

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Nathan Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 40 Nathan Sharpe is a retired professional Australian rugby union player. He began his rugby career at the Queensland Reds in 1999 before joining the newly-created Western Force in 2006, where he ...more

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Adam Ashley-Cooper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 34 Adam Ashley-Cooper is an Australian rugby union player. He plays for Australia, and for the NSW Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition.

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Tatafu Polota-Nau is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 32 Tatafu Polota-Nau is an Australian rugby union player.

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Benn Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 33 Benn Robinson is an Australian professional rugby union footballer. He plays as a loosehead prop for the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition, and for Australia in ...more

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Kurtley Beale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 29 Kurtley Beale is an Australian professional rugby union football player of Aboriginal descent. He plays for the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition and represents Australia ...more

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Berrick Barnes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 31 Berrick Barnes is an Australian professional rugby union footballer. His usual position is fly-half or inside centre. He is currently signed with Japanese Top League club Panasonic Wild Knights, ...more

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Dave Dennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 32 Dave Dennis is a national representative rugby union footballer who plays professionally for the New South Wales Waratahs. He was educated at Richmond High School in Sydney, when he played in ...more

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Sitaleki Timani is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 31 Sitaleki Timani, is a Tongan-born, Australian professional rugby union footballer. He made his test debut for the Wallabies in 2011. His usual position is lock.

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Ben Tapuai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 29 Ben Tapuai is a professional rugby player for the Queensland Reds. Tapuai grew up in Melbourne and is of Samoan heritage.

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Pat McCabe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 30 Pat McCabe Wallaby No#847 is a retired professional Australian rugby union player. He played for the Brumbies in the Super Rugby, and Warringah in Sydney, and represented Australia at various ...more

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Wycliff Palu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 35 Wycliff Palu is an Australian rugby union footballer of Tongan descent. He plays for the New South Wales Waratahs in the international Super Rugby competition. Also known as Cliffy Palu, he ...more

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Nick Cummins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 30 Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins is an Australian rugby union footballer who plays for Western Force in the Super 15 and for the Wallabies in international matches. On 4 July 2014 Nick announced ...more

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Kane Douglas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 28 Kane Douglas is an Australian rugby union footballer who currently plays for Leinster Rugby was previously with the New South Wales Waratahs in the international Super Rugby competition and the ...more

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Drew Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 34 Drew Alan Mitchell is an Australian rugby union player. He usually plays on the wing or as fullback. Up to the 2006 season he played for the Queensland Reds. He played for the Western Force for ...more

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Jesse Mogg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 28 Jesse Mogg is an Australian rugby union player who plays for the Brumbies in Super Rugby at full-back. Mogg in 2006 represented the Australia A Schools rugby union side, and hails from for St ...more

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James O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 27 James O'Connor is an Australian professional rugby union footballer who made his international debut for Australia in 2008 at the age of eighteen. He has signed on to play for the Queensland ...more

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James Slipper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 28 James Slipper is an Australian rugby union player who plays at prop. Slipper currently captains the Queensland Reds, making his debut during the 2010 Super 14 season. In June 2010 Slipper came ...more

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Sekope Kepu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 32 Sekope Kepu is an Australian professional rugby union player. He is a prop for the NSW Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition, making his debut in 2008. He also plays for the Wallabies in ...more

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Ben Mowen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 33 Ben Mowen is an Australian professional rugby union player. He was the captain of the ACT Brumbies rugby union club in the Super Rugby competition and the Australia national rugby union team. He ...more

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Rob Horne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 28 Rob Horne is a rugby union player who plays as a centre for the NSW Waratahs rugby union club in the Super Rugby competition.

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Rob Simmons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 28 Rob Simmons is an Australian rugby union footballer. He currently plays for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition and represents Australia in international fixtures. His position is ...more

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Matt Toomua is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 28 Matt Toomua is an Australian rugby union player. He plays for the Brumbies in the Super Rugby competition and his usual position is at fly-half or inside centre.

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Liam Gill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 25 Liam Gill is a professional rugby union player for the Queensland Reds. He was born in Melbourne and lived in the United States before playing junior Rugby in Adelaide. He attended Gregory ...more

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James Horwill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 32 James Horwill is an Australian rugby union player, a national and provincial representative Lock forward. He captained the Queensland Reds to a season victory in the 2011 in the Super Rugby ...more

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Nic White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 27 Nic White is an Australian rugby union player who plays for the Brumbies in Super Rugby. His playing position is scrum-half. He made his Brumbies debut during the 2011 Super Rugby season against ...more

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Ed Quirk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Australia
age 26 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
age 33 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
age 28 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
age 26 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
age 24 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
age 36 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
age 26 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
age 28 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
age 29 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
age 30 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
age 32 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
Luke Morahan age 27 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
age 34 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
age 35 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
age 34 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
age 36 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
age 36 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
age 38 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
age 31 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
age 41 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
age 28 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
age 34 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
age 34 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
age 32 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
age 34 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