When the Wallabies face off against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship in August they will be under the leadership of Ewen McKenzie who has been named as the head coach of The Wallabies, Australia's national rugby union team. McKenzie is an alumnus of New College having lived in our community from 1985 to 1987 while he studied at the University of New South Wales. Last year he was inducted into the UNSW Sport Hall of Fame.
During his career McKenzie played 51 tests for the Australian Wallabies (1990-1997), and had 37 caps for the NSW Waratahs and 37 caps for the ACT Brumbies. Since retirement McKenzie has coached the Waratahs, the Wallabies and most recently the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby, a team that he led to triumph in 2011.