Wallabies to meet their Coast fans
  • Tuesday 07 July 2015

The Qantas Wallabies will say hello to the Sunshine Coast’s rugby-loving public at an open training and signing session at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Friday.

Now settled into a week-long camp on the Coast, the Wallabies will go on show from 10am with a 90-minute training session followed by a 45-minute meet and greet from 11.30am.

“It’s a great honour for the Coast that the Wallabies have chosen the Sunshine Coast Stadium as their base for this camp, enhancing the stadium’s reputation as the Coast’s premier venue for sport, recreation and events,” Mayor Mark Jamieson said.

“Their final goal is the Rugby World Cup in the UK and, as many people will fondly remember, we had the Wallabies based here on the Coast when they went on to claim the title of world champions in 1999.

“Hopefully we can be part of that sort of success once again, 16 years later.

“Friday is a great chance to wish the Wallabies all the best for the big games they have coming up.”

Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was full of praise for the facilities Sunshine Coast Stadium offered his squad as they prepared for their Rugby Championship opener against the Springboks at Suncorp Stadium on July 18.

"It's been brilliant," Cheika said at a media conference on Monday.

"It's a great complex out here; we're able to do everything out here."