Ross Reynolds (rugby union)

Ross John Reynolds (born 27 September 1958 in Orange) is a former Australian rugby union player, coach and businessman.

Ross Reynolds
Birth nameRoss John Reynolds
Date of birth (1958-09-27) 27 September 1958 (age 63)
Place of birthOrange, New South Wales
SchoolMitchell College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number 8
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Brothers Old Boys
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1981-1987 New South Wales ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1984-1987 Australia 10 (8)
Teams coached
Years Team
Gordon (assistant coach)
Sydney University RFC (assistant coach)

Sydney University RFC (head coach)
Australian Universities
Australia (assistant coach)
Brumbies(assistant coach)


Educated at the Mitchell College, in whose rugby union team he played for four years,[1] after the graduation in economy, Reynolds joined Gordon RFC, the club where he spent most of his amateur career, while he worked in the constructions sector.[1]

He debuted for the Wallabies in 1984, in Suva against Fiji and then, took part at the 1984 tour of Britain, where Australia won its Grand Slam. He ended his international career during the 1987 Rugby World Cup, taking part only in the match against Japan, in the pool stage.

After retiring as player, Reynolds started his coaching career, after being assistant coach for Gordon RFC, he was appointed as coach for Australia Sevens, and then in 2001, he led University of Sydney team to its Shute Shield victory after 29 years;[2] later moving to Europe, coaching the Orrell RFC, with which he won the Powergen Cup in 2003; in the following season, Reynolds coached Rotherham RFC, from which he resigned at the end of the season.[3]

Returning in Australia, he was first lineout coach, and then, assistant coach of the Wallabies;[4] a year later, he was appointed by the Brumbies from Canberra to fulfill the same role,[5] which he held until the 2007 Super 14 season, before being replaced by Owen Finegan.[6]

He founded and directs Reynolds Direct, a job searching company specialised in the constructions field.


  1. ^ a b "Ross Reynolds - A distinguished career in Rugby". Archived from the original on 6 September 2006. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Australian Speakers : Ross Reynolds". Archived from the original on 13 March 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Rugby Union: Ross left at a loss". Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Reynolds joins Wallabies". Telegraph. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  5. ^ "ACT Rugby Grand Final week - Reynolds returns for CA Brumbies". Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Finegan returns to Brumbies". Retrieved 17 September 2017.[permanent dead link]

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