Dominic Paul Shipperley
- 862Wallaby Number
Born at Redcliffe in Queensland, Dom Shipperley was educated at one of the nation’s most prolific Wallaby nurseries, St. Joseph's College in Nudgee. He grew up playing his rugby with the Brothers club in Brisbane and in 2008 won Australian Schools selection. Shipperley was called into the Australian Sevens program during the 2009-2010 IRB World Series before he was picked to represent the Australian U20s at the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship in Argentina. He scored a hat-trick of tries in the pool-game win over South Africa and Australia finished the tournaments as runners-up.
Shipperley signed with the Queensland Reds for the 2011 Super Rugby season where he debuted against the Hurricanes. A year on, and following a serious ankle tendon injury to Drew Mitchell, Shipperley was rewarded for his particularly impressive eight-try Super Rugby season with a Test debut against South Africa in Perth.
He won two more caps during the Rugby Championship but did not add to that tally in subsequent injury-plagued years.
Represented Australian Schools against Fiji U18s, Tongan Schools and New Zealand Schools.
Represented Australia in the IRB Sevens World Series 2010 Selected in the Australian U20s squad for the third-annual IRB Junior World Championship tournament in Argentina.
Shipperley won his first Test cap when picked on the right wing in the 1st Test, 26-19 victory over South Africa in Perth. He was capped in both of the subsequent internationals - against Argentina on the Gold Coast and in the return match with South Africa in Pretoria - but missed selection for the end-of-season Spring Tour.