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A world-class training environment led by renowned and experienced rugby coaches and administrators. Bond University Rugby Club provides players with premier facilities and coaching and the tools to develop through National Pathways. At the heart of our rugby club is a commitment to fostering an #unbreakablebond. 

The club is a member of Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) and is the only Gold Coast-based club competing in the Queensland Premier Rugby competition. We boast many teams and programs while providing direct pathways to Super Rugby, Wallabies, Wallaroos, National 7s programs and professional rugby.

Bond University Rugby: Changing the Game in University Sport in Australia

Meet our coaches and mentors

  • This six -time Hospital Cup winner is the most successful coach in Queensland Premier Rugby history, and now he's in charge at the Bull Sharks.

    Mick Heenan - Premier Men Head Coach
  • As Bond's former Director of Rugby and First Grade Head Coach, Hedger has a strong connection to the club. He brings a wealth of experience from stints at Super Rugby franchises the Reds, Melbourne Rebels and Waratahs. 

    Sean Hedger - Premier Assistant Coach
  • Symon brings expertise from his time as a skills coach for the Wallaroos, and his prior experience as the Western Force Super W Head Coach.

    Shannon Symon - Premier Women Head Coach
  • Once a try-scoring machine for the All Blacks and in Super Rugby, Rico Gear brings a lifetime of knowledge to his role as Colts Coach.

    Rico Gear - Colts (u20s) Program Coordinator and Coach
  • Collins was the CEO of Super Rugby club the Chiefs and a former professional rugby player before he brought his expertise to Bond in 2022.

    Michael Collins - Director of Sport
  • Liussi has worn many hats for national Rugby teams across the world and spent almost a decade as Team Manager for Australia's Men’s 7s. His connection to Bond began well before he moved into Rugby administration, playing for us in his earlier years.

    Luca Liussi - Director of Rugby
  • Anderson has more than 15 years of top-level coaching experience. In addition to his management role with Bond Rugby, he is Queensland Reds Super Rugby Women’s head coach for 2024.

    Grant Anderson - Rugby Manager, Recruitment and Coach Development
  • Heath has decades of experience in Rugby management across Australia and Fiji, including stints with Rugby Australia, the Commonwealth Games and Fijian Drua.

    Tim Heath - Rugby Operations and Events
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Players spotlight

We've had a wealth of top-tier talent across all our teams — past and present. Here are just some of our impressive players who have called Bond their home club.

  • Maddison and Teagan Levi

    Gold Coast born and bred, the Levi sisters have gone on to play for the Australian women's sevens team. They won a gold medal with the Australian sevens team at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Both credit their time with the Bond University Bull Sharks for laying the foundations for their success.

UNBREAKABLE BOND
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Membership

Show your support by becoming a Member!

Full membership starts from $55 (GST inclusive) and includes a range of benefits.

Further membership details are coming soon. Contact us to find a membership deal that suits you.

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In the news

  • Another student to get a start in Premier Grade.

    Rugby preview: Young gun Charlie McCauley gets a start and we welcome back club great Nixon Tarami.

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  • Law student making waves at Bond University

    Hunter Robinson is loving life at Bond University where he is studying law and excelling on the rugby pitch for the Bull Sharks.

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  • Forwards must stand up against powerful Easts packs.

    Rugby preview: A premiership hero returns for her first game of the season and the coaches challenge the forwards across all grades.

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  • Slow starts costly for Bull Sharks against the reigning premiers.

    Rugby round 6 wrap: Our Premier Women left the competition in their wake but it was a tough afternoon for the Premier Men and Colts.

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  • Symon says Bull Sharks can get better

    Meet our new Premier Women's rugby coach Shannon Symon.

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  • Pack overrides GPS to steer Bull Sharks to victory

    Rd 5 Rugby wrap: The Premier Men and Women's forward packs both outmuscle their bigger opponents to claim victory at The Canal.

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  • Students to steer Bull Sharks scrum

    Rugby Rd 5 preview: John Eales Rugby Excellence Scholar Harry Bell to lace up for his starting debut for the Premier Men.

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  • Bull Sharks complete a clean sweep against Norths

    Rugby Rd 4 wrap. The Premier Men break through for their first win and the Premier Women put a cricket score on the Eagles.

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  • Bull Sharks return to The Canal for Rd 3 blockbuster

    Rugby Rd 3 preview: A Wallaroo returns as the coaches ring the changes for big challenges across the grades against competition heavyweights.

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  • Gear change speeds up Colts' development

    A behind the scenes look at the Bull Sharks Colts program overseen by All Blacks legend Rico Gear.

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