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John
Eales

Australia's most successful rugby captain.

Profile

John Eales AM was educated at Marist College, Ashgrove in Brisbane and at the University of Queensland before taking to the international rugby stage.

Current work
John is also a columnist with The Australian newspaper, part of the Fox Sports team, and author of “Learning from Legends - Sport” and “Learning from Legends - Business”.

He is also an occasional lecturer at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney.

Previous experience
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.

Awards:
He was inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame , the International Rugby Board Hall of Fame, the Australia Institute of Sport's Best of the Best, awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1999 for services to the community and rugby.

John was the founder of the Mettle Group - a consultancy which was acquired by Chandler Macleod in 2007, and sits on the boards of Flight Centre Travel Group, Magellan Financial Group, the Australian Rugby Union, FXDMS and The Palladium Group.

Expertise
Topics

Sport

  • Rugby Union & League
Feedback
John made our function a complete success - nothing but positive comments. He is an incredible person and I consider myself very fortunate to have met him and spent time with him. I admired his ability to make everyone around him feel important and worthwhile. There are not many opportunities in ones life that you get to meet such a person as John Eales. Holy Spirit College - Mackay
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