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On the Field

Shannon is a pioneer for Australian Women’s Rugby Union and Rugby 7’s. Shannon burst onto the international scene in 2010 at the Women’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) in London and then captained the team in the following RWC in France.

The game of Rugby 7’s, (along with Shannon’s career!) is going from strength to strength. Shannon and Australia had two outstanding wins in 2016

  • The HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series (World Championships)
  • A phenomenal GOLD medal at the Rio Olympic Games, which Shannon co-captained

Shannon is passionate about growing her career and the game of Rugby Union. Her aspirations include a few more RWC’s titles, the Commonwealth Games in her home state of Queensland in 2018 and another Gold Medal in Tokyo, Japan.

Off the Field

Shannon has a Bachelor of Secondary Education from Griffith University. She juggled teaching and rugby for two years before taking the opportunity to sign a full time Australian 7’s contract in 2014.

Shannon lives a healthy lifestyle, loves surfing, the ocean, education (coaching, mentoring and teaching), influencing young females and giving back to the community.

Shannon represents her fellow players in the following appointments:

  • International Rugby Players’ Association Advisory Panel
  • RUPA Board of Directors.



Shannon is available for a range of corporate speaking and MC arrangements. For more information, please visit

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