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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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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 33
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 34
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 30
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 32
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 33
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 32
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 30
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 36
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 31
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 29
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 29
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 28
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 29
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 33
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 34
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 29
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 29
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 29
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 26
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 33
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 28
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