JULIAN HUXLEY | COACH

Julian developed a comprehensive knowledge of rugby during his playing career, which saw him play in a Super Rugby final, a World Cup 7s final and as a Wallaby in the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Now as a coach, he enjoys the team and communal environment of rugby and will do anything I can to help and contribute to the
group’s success.

Julian played numerous key positions in the backline (10,12,15) and as such developed a comprehensive understanding of the game.


Playing these positions requires excellence, not only individually but an ability to direct and manage others in the implementation and adaptation of team strategy.


Julian has a good 4 years of coaching behind him meaning that he is not a former elite player relying on playing experience alone. The past 4 years of coaching has put him in a strong position to make the most of an international playing career by combining this elite playing experience with comprehensive understanding of programming and pedagogical techniques.

​Julian notably returned to Super Rugby after overcoming brain surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy in 2010.


Outside of Rugby Julian is heavily involved in the Sydney Brain Cancer research community. After surviving brain cancer in 2008 Julian has worked hard to raise much needed funds for brain cancer research and patient care. Julian is an Ambassador of The Brain Cancer Group.

SYDNEY RAYS - NATIONAL RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

2017

Head Coach

2015 - 2016

Assistant Coach

RC NARBONNE

2012 - 2013

Player

MELBOURNE REBELS

2010 - 2012

Player

WALLABIES

2007 - 2010

Player

ACT BRUMBIES

2006 - 2010

Player

QUEENSLAND REDS

2002 - 2006

Player

ACT BRUMBIES

2001 - 2002

Player

AUSTRALIAN RUGBY SEVENS

2000 - 2001

Player

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Head Coach Sydney Rays – NRC 2017

  • Assistant Coach Sydney Rays – NRC 2015, 2016, 2018

  • Returning to Super Rugby for the ACT Brumbies after overcoming brain surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, 2010

  • Wallabies Rugby World Cup 2007 Squad member

  • Wallabies Rookie of the Year 2007

  • Stan Pilecki Medal for QLD Reds Player’s Player 2003

  • Australian Commonwealth Games Team – Rugby 7’s 2002

  • Runners up Super 12 Final 2002

  • Runners up in the IRB 7’s Series 2000-2001

  • Runners up at the Rugby World Cup 7’s, 2001

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently studying a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) at Charles Sturt University

  • Level 4 Coach through Rugby Australia

  • Assistant Coach Sydney Rays – NRC 2015, 2016, 2018

  • Returning to Super Rugby for the ACT Brumbies after overcoming brain surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, 2010

  • Wallabies Rugby World Cup 2007 Squad member

  • Wallabies Rookie of the Year 2007

  • Stan Pilecki Medal for QLD Reds Player’s Player 2003

  • Australian Commonwealth Games Team – Rugby 7’s 2002

  • Runners up Super 12 Final 2002

  • Runners up in the IRB 7’s Series 2000-2001

  • Runners up at the Rugby World Cup 7’s, 2001

Julian Huxley representing the Wallabies

Julian Huxley representing the ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby

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