David Campese began his rugby career in 1979 which in fourth grade for Queanbeyan Whites. In 1980 David was promoted to first grade after playing first-grade rugby for two years. He was then promoted to the Australian under 21 squad to tour New Zealand.
David was selected for the 1982 Australian tour to New Zealand after ten rugby players announced that they would not be available. He made his debut for the Wallabies against Manawatu and was described as ‘showed promise of greater things to come’.
Campese played two more games and was then chosen for his first test. David then went on to have a fantastic career, breaking records and becoming a well-known and fantastic rugby player. With his experience and knowledge, Campese is a fantastic sports speaker.
- Capped by the Wallabies 101 times
- David held the world record for the most tries in test matches (64) until 2006
- He made his debut with the Wallabies in 1982 on the tour of New Zealand
- David is famous for his ‘’goose-step’’ which left opponents stumbling to try and tackle him
- He played his first game of rugby in 1979 in fourth grade for the Queanbeyan Whites