Lewis is the current Australian Sevens captain. After a year off with an injury he proved at the Sydney Sevens that he is the key man in the Aussie lineup.
His Sevens commitments have meant that his appearances with the Whites have been limited. But the club has the luxury of brothers Jake, Tom and Wyll.
Lewis made his Sevens debut back in 2011 after representing both his state and country back a year earlier while attending St. Edmund’s College in Canberra where he deservedly gained selection in the Australian Schoolboys side.
Holland was a member of the Australian side at the Rio 2016 Olympics but a hamstring injury ruled him out of the tournament after the first day. However, he came back later that year to inherit the Aussie Sevens captaincy off Ed Jenkins. After making a long-awaited return from injury at the Silicon Valley Sevens, Holland lead the team to their clean sweep victory, and raised the silver wear at the conclusion of the final, whilst Holland is yet to score since coming back from injury he still maintains a career total of 469 points, the third highest in the current Aussie Sevens men’s squad.
Queanbeyan must be the only club in Australia that can boast two Australian Sevens players with James Stannard. He has many caps as years in age but he is durable. Stannard’s leadership in the absence of Ed Jenkins and Lewis Holland for parts of the season was nothing short of brave as he helped the younger players in the team in representing Australia. Such was this commitment to the cause in one match he lost a tooth and attempted to play on by handing it to the referee for safe keeping. Stannard was honoured with the Shaun Mackay Award for being the best Sevens player in the Aussie Sevens at the Rugby Australia Awards in 2017.
The club’s first Wallaby
Played roughly 150 first grade games.
Represented the ACT and NSW, Wallaby tours in 1963 and ‘66/67 for 30 games and 4 tests.
David Grimmond, OAM
Represented the ACT and NSW, Wallaby NZ Tour in 1964, and selected in ‘65 and ‘66 before switching to Rugby League.
Made his debut for the Whites in 1979.
Represented the ACT, NSW, Aust U/21’s, Aust 7’s, and played 101 tests for the Wallabies.
Making his test debut in 82 against All Blacks, and continued until his retirement in 1996. Campese won the 1991 World Cup, scored a World Record 64 test tries, and in 2013 was named one of the four inaugural Australian Rugby “Immortals”.
Captain of the Whites in 1987, Stuart was selected as the understudy to Nick Farr-Jones for the Wallaby tour of Argentina. Stuart switch to Rugby League and went on to win three Grand Finals with the Canberra Raiders, and played for NSW and Australia (Rugby League). Stuart has also gone on to coach a premiership with the Sydney Roosters, NSW Origin and Australia.
Proud Queanbeyan bred Wallaby Star ,played his solitary first grade game for the club in 2006. Giteau won a Super 14 title with the Brumbies in 2004, and represented Australian in 92 tests.
Saia and Anthony Faingaa
Queanbeyan born and bred twins, Saia and Anthony played for the Whites in their junior years before joining the senior club in the mid 2000’s. Saia and Anthony have gone on to play for the Brumbies, Queensland Reds and have represented Australia 19 and 23 times respectively.
Other Notable Queanbeyan Players
David Furner, Canberra Raiders, NSW and Australia (Rugby League), and Terry Campese, Canberra Raiders, NSW and Australia (Rugby League).