Liam Bradley Gill

  • 15Caps
  • 861Wallaby Number
  • 29Age
PositionFlanker
Date Of Birth7 June 1992
Place Of BirthMelbourne
SchoolSt. Joseph's Christian Brothers College, Gregory Terrace
Other ClubsToulon (FRA), Lyon (FRA), NTT Communications Shining Arcs (JAP)
ProvinceQLD
Debut Test Match2012 Wallabies v New Zealand, 2nd Test Auckland
Final Test Match2013 Wallabies v Ireland, Dublin

Biography

Liam Gill is one of the unluckiest players of his generation. A fiercely combative back-rower Gill is the victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time given the presence of Wallaby captains Michael Hooper and David Pocock. Gill enjoyed a prolific schoolboy career and holds an outstanding rugby CV. He captained Australia at both schools and U20s levels.

Originally a member of the Reds Academy, Gill earned a full Super Rugby contract at just 17 years of age. He made his Super Rugby debut in 2011 on an historic night when Queensland recorded its first ever win over the Brumbies in Canberra, a result that set the Reds on their way to a maiden Super Rugby title.

In 2012, Gill missed the Wallabies June Test window due to the Australia U20s selection but then joined a select group of players globally who achieved the feat of aged-grade World Cup representation and senior Test status in the same year when he made his international debut off the bench against the All Blacks in Auckland.

In 2016, Gill announced that he would be joining French side Toulon ahead of the 2016/17 Top 14 season.

In 2017 he joined Lyon on one-year deal for the 2017/18 season with the option of a second year. Gill also holds the rather ignominious record of having totalled the most career Test caps (15) for Australia without cruelly winning one in a run-on XV.

Highlights

2009

Gill was named tour captain for the Australian Schools tour of the United Kingdom. He also won the Bronze Boot Award for best on ground in the Australian Schools Test against New Zealand Schools.

2009/10

Represented Australia in the IRB Sevens World Series.

2010

Gill was selected in the Australian U20s squad for the third-annual IRB Junior World Championship tournament in Argentina. He was also part of the Australian Men’s Sevens team which won a silver medal at the XIX Commonwealth Games in India.

2012

He won his first Test cap off the bench when he replaced Dave Dennis at blindside flanker in the 0-22, 2nd Test loss to New Zealand in Auckland. Gill picked up a further seven Test caps including two on the end-of-season Spring Tour.

2013

Gill earned a total of seven Test caps through 2013 two of which came against the British & Irish Lions and the final two of which were won against Italy and Ireland respectively during the Spring Tour.

2014

Gill won a bronze medal with the Australian Men’s Sevens team at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Liam Bradley Gill