|Birth name||William Meakes|
|Date of birth||23 February 1991|
|Place of birth||Manly, New South Wales, Australia|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||100 kg (15 st 10 lb; 220 lb)|
|School||St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill|
|Rugby union career|
Meakes was born in Manly on Sydney's Northern Beaches. He attended St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill  and during his final year there in 2008 was selected to represent New South Wales at the Australian Schools Rugby Championships.
Meakes played his club rugby at Northern Suburbs  and then Randwick. In 2011 he played for the Australia U20 team that finished third at the IRB Junior World Championship, defeating France by 30–17 in the third place playoff. He was also capped for Australia sevens, playing in the 2011–12 IRB Sevens World Series.
In 2013, Meakes moved to England as he played for Clifton RFC, a local rugby union club based in Bristol. In early 2014, Meakes linked up with Gloucester Rugby having played for Clifton since his arrival in the UK as a non-contracted player. He did enough to earn an academy contract for the 2014–15 season. On 15 January 2015, Meakes signed his first professional contract with Gloucester since his move to the English club became permanent.
Following a year with Western Force, Meakes signed with rivals Melbourne Rebels for both the 2018 and 2019 Super Rugby seasons. He signed a one-year contract extension with the Rebels for the 2020 Super Rugby season.
Super Rugby statisticsEdit
- As of 12 September 2020 
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