Famous Australian Rugby Players

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 1 Alexander Volkanovski

Alexander Volkanovski.
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: September 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shellharbour City Council, Australia

Alexander Volkanovski is an Australian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Volkanovski is the current featherweight champion in UFC and is currently ranked fourth in the UFC men's pound-for-pound list. Alexander Volkanovski has had one successful title defense and one Fight of the Night honor in his UFC career so far.

 2 Jarryd Hayne

Jarryd Hayne.
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Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: February 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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 3 Israel Folau

Israel Folau.
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Famous As: Australian rules footballer, Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: April 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney

 4 Johnathan Thurston

Johnathan Thurston.
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Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: April 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brisbane

 5 Anthony Mundine

Anthony Mundine.
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: May 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newtown

Anthony Mundine is an Australian former rugby league footballer and former professional boxer. He competed from 2000 to 2021 as a boxer and held championship titles, such as the WBA super-middleweight title, the IBO middleweight title, and the WBA interim super-welterweight title. Before becoming a boxer, Mundine was a popular figure in the National Rugby League (NRL). 

 6 Nick Cummins

Nick Cummins
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: October 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port Macquarie, New South Wales

 7 Sam Burgess

Sam Burgess
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dewsbury
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 8 Kalyn Ponga

Kalyn Ponga.
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Famous As: Rugby Player
Birthdate: March 30, 1998
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port Hedland, Western Australia

Kalyn Ponga is a rugby league footballer who represents the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League (NRL). A multi-skilled sportsperson, Kalyn Ponga played several sports, including soccer, hockey, touch football, golf, and rugby union before becoming a professional rugby league footballer. He even won the under-13 national golf championship in 2010, representing New Zealand.

 9 Billy Slater

Billy Slater
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Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: June 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nambour

 10 Greg Inglis

Greg Inglis
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Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: January 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kempsey

 11 Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith
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Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: June 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brisbane

 12 Valentine Holmes

Valentine Holmes
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Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: July 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Townsville, Queensland, Australia

 13 Burnum Burnum

Burnum Burnum
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: January 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wallaga Lake National Park Wallaga Lake, New South Wales
Died: August 18, 1997

Australian Aboriginal activist Burnum Burnum was separated from his family as an infant and grew up in a mission home. The Churchill Scholarship winner was a law graduate and also excelled in rugby. He is best remembered for erecting the aboriginal flag in Dover during the Australian bicentenary celebrations.

 14 Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper
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Famous As: rugby union player
Birthdate: October 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney

 15 Michael Cheika

Michael Cheika
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Famous As: Rugby union player, Rugby union coach
Birthdate: March 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney

 16 Matt Toomua

Matt Toomua
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne

 17 Wally Lewis

Wally Lewis.
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Famous As: Rugby Player
Birthdate: December 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hawthorne

The King of the Australian rugby league, Wally Lewis was no stranger to sports, being the son of a rugby player father and a netball player mother. The successful player, coach, and commentator, who had captained the national team, split with his wife of 36 years after cheating on her.

 18 Darren Lockyer

Darren Lockyer
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Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: March 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brisbane

 19 Ben Barba

Ben Barba
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Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: June 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Darwin

 20 Paul Gallen

Paul Gallen
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Famous As: Boxer, Rugby league player
Birthdate: August 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney

 21 Mat Rogers

Mat Rogers
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: February 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney

 22 Matt Giteau

Matt Giteau
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 23 David Campese

David Campese
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: October 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queanbeyan, Australia

 24 Robbie Farah

Robbie Farah
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Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: January 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Australia

 25 Kurtley Beale

Kurtley Beale
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sydney

 26 Bernard Foley

Bernard Foley
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney

 27 Wendell Sailor

Wendell Sailor
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: July 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

 28 James Roberts

James Roberts
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Famous As: rugby league player
Birthdate: March 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kempsey

 29 Adam Ashley-Cooper

Adam Ashley-Cooper
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: March 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney

 30 John Eales

John Eales
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Rugby union player
Birthdate: June 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brisbane

 31 George Smith

George Smith
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Famous As: rugby union player
Birthdate: July 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney

 32 Justin Hodges

Justin Hodges
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Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: May 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cairns

 33 Daniel Vidot

Daniel Vidot
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Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: February 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brisbane

 34 Nick Youngquest

Nick Youngquest
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Famous As: Art model, Rugby league player, Model
Birthdate: July 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 35 Michael Lynagh

Michael Lynagh
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: October 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

 36 Ben Franks

Ben Franks
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Famous As: rugby union player
Birthdate: January 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne

 37 Craig Wing

Craig Wing
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 38 Drew Mitchell

Drew Mitchell
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: March 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brisbane

 39 Scott Fardy

Scott Fardy
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: July 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney

 40 Sekope Kepu

Sekope Kepu
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: February 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney

 41 Berrick Barnes

Berrick Barnes
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: May 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brisbane

 42 Matt Burke

Matt Burke
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: March 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 43 James Horwill

James Horwill
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: May 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brisbane

 44 Tim Horan

Tim Horan
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: May 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney

 45 Ray Lindwall

Ray Lindwall
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mascot, Australia
Died: June 23, 1996

 46 Tatafu Polota-Nau

Tatafu Polota-Nau
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: July 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney

 47 Stephen Larkham

Stephen Larkham
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: May 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canberra

 48 Scott Sio

Scott Sio
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: October 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney

 49 Rocky Elsom

Rocky Elsom
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: February 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne

 50 Ali Brigginshaw

Ali Brigginshaw
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Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: December 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia