Classic Wallabies to take on Darling Downs in Toowoomba


We are thrilled to announce today that the Classic Wallabies will be coming to Toowoomba in June to play an exhibition fixture against a Darling Downs Barbarians side, comprising of some of the best players to have pulled on a Downs Jersey in the past 15 years. The match will take place on Sunday June 10th at Gold Park in Toowoomba, with a huge day of Rugby festivities planned.

The Classic Wallabies are renowned for playing fixtures around the country and the globe with the aim of developing the passion and growth of Rugby. This year they will take two matches to country Rugby heartlands to promote the game at the grass roots level, with the first being Toowoomba in June. 

The Classic Wallabies side will feature players such as Stephen Hoiles, Nathan Sharpe, Lote Tuqiri, Sean Hardman and Justin Harrison, who alone combine for more that 250 Test and over 500 Super Rugby Caps. More marquee players will be released in the coming weeks. 

Classic Wallabies players will run a junior clinic throughout the day, with local junior sides featuring in curtain raiser fixtures prior to the main game kicking off at 2pm. The exhibition match is designed for the players to give back to the grass roots where many of them came from, as well as provide regional centres the opportunity to showcase country Rugby. 

The Darling Downs side will feature players from clubs right across the Downs, all of whom have represented Darling Downs and many who have gone on to represent QLD Country, with the side to be announced shortly. The side will be captained by USQ Saints stalwart Paul Hanna, who has over 25 years of Darling Downs experience which includes representing QLD Country and a Test Cap for Lebanon. Hanna met with Classic Wallabies General Manager and player Stephen Hoiles during the announcement today.  

More information on ticketing, corporate functions, junior clinic and announcement of marquee players to come.

Match Info

Classic Wallabies v Darling Downs Barbarians

June 10th | Gold Park, Hume St Toowoomba 

Kick off: 2pm

Tickets: TBC

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