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Academy Graduate Ready for Wales Debut

Nic Darveniza University of Queensland winger Joe Jenkins will make his international rugby debut for the Welsh Rugby Sevens team at this weekend’s London leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Jenkins represented the club on 57 occasions between 2014 and 2016, earning seven Premier Grade caps along the way. The 21-year-old departed St […]

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Heavies’ Tom Banks bolsters Brumbies backs

Nic Darveniza University of Queensland fullback Tom Banks will join the Brumbies in Super Rugby on a one-year deal in 2017. The 22-year-old lit up Premier Grade with the Red Heavies in 2016 and continued that form into the National Rugby Championship with Queensland Country, earning selection in the official Team of the Season. Realising […]

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England’s Tom Gwyther finds a home at the UQ Rugby Academy

Nic Darveniza When Havant Rugby Football Club flyhalf Tom Gwyther finished his senior year in the UK he knew he needed an adventure before beginning his studies at the University of Kent. Tom reached out to Sports Lived, a UK-based company that specialises in providing talented young athletes opportunities to play and coach various sports […]

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UQ Academy kick-starts Banks’ Reds career

Nic Darveniza When Red Heavies fullback Tom Banks pulls on his Queensland Country jersey this weekend an incredible year of football will come full circle. Banks’ exceptional form in the National Rugby Championship has served many spectators a generous helping of deja vu as comparisons to Wallabies legend Chris Latham continue to ring out across […]

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Q & A with George & Cameron on their time in the Academy

George and Cameron were a part of the SportLived Program which provided them the opportunity to travel to Australia and be part of the UQRA. To find out more on how to be part of the SportLived team visit http://sportlived.co.uk/ NAME:  George Kelsey & Cameron Gates HOMETOWN: GK: Canterbury, UK CG: High Wycombe, UK RUGBY […]

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University winger stars on the US College Rugby scene

University of Queensland winger Joe Jenkins has starred on exchange with the University of Massachusetts Rugby club in New England over the Premier Rugby off-season. Jenkins assumed the unfamiliar position of flyhalf for the UMASS Minutemen in the U.S Eastern Rugby Conference, leading the team to a 5-3 record that sat them ranked fourth in […]

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Red Heavies Sevens star Con Foley qualifies for Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Story first appeared on www.RedsRugby.com.au, edited by Nic Darveniza Since making his debut for the Australian Sevens side on the Gold Coast in 2011, University of Queensland Rugby Club representative Con Foley has been striving for an Olympic berth. Australia’s 50-nil win over Tonga in the Oceania Rugby Olympic Qualification Cup Final in Auckland saw […]

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University of Queensland Academy graduate stars in Super League Grand Final

University of Queensland Rugby Academy graduate Jimmy Keinhorst has played a key role off the bench to secure a come-from-behind Super League Grand Final victory for the Leeds Rhinos, 22-20, over the Wigan Warriors. Down four points with the Premiership hanging in the balance, Keinhorst skilfully held up a pass until the last second to […]

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The rise to Premier Grade – Joe Jenkins

After spending the majority of the 2014 in Colts 1; Joe Jenkins set his goals for the 2015 season around cementing a spot in the Premier Colts team and building from there. He got off to a great start after bagging five tries in the opening two rounds, very impressive for a player that spent […]

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UQ Rugby Academy graduates Italy bound

The start of the 2015 World Rugby Junior World Championships is just around the corner. Australia has drawn a tough pool this year, with last year’s runners-up South Africa, host nation Italy and Samoa. The Australian Under 20s side comprises the best up and coming players across the country. The Australian Under 20s squad is […]

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