John Eales – Australia 86 Caps

John Eales AM is regarded as one of the greatest rugby players Australia has ever produced. His outstanding qualities extend much further than his exceptional skill on the football field. He is an inspirational leader and businessman through both his actions and his relentless determination. John’s sense of fair play and genial nature made him one of the most respected figures in the game, and an extraordinary ambassador for sport and Australia. 

He debuted for the Wallabies in 1991 and captained the side from 1996 until the end of his test career in 2001. He participated in two successful World Cup campaigns, captaining the latter in 1999, and led Australia through three Bledisloe Cup, two Tri- Nations and a British and Irish Lions series victory. In 20 tests against the All Blacks he was on the winning side 11 times, and also won 6 of his 11 tests against them as captain.  

John is now a keynote speaker, author, occasional lecturer at University of Note Dame in Sydney, and is on the boards of several companies.