David Campese

Former Australian Rugby Union Player

David Campese is a former Australian rugby union player. Best known for being capped by the Wallabies an incredible 101 times, David knows what it takes to be a key player in a fast-paced industry. During his long career, David played an impressive 85 tests at wing and 16 tests at fullback.

David began his rugby career as a schoolboy, playing in rugby leagues from age eight to 16 as part of the Queanbeyan Blues. David took a detour from rugby, completely stopping playing the sport at one point to take up golf instead. After a short period out of rugby, David began to play the sport again playing in his first rugby union game for the Queanbeyan Whites. After playing for this team for a while he was promoted to the under 21 side, where he played against the Fijian under 21 team.

After playing for the under 21 team, David went on to begin his international test career. In 1982 David was selected to play for the Australian rugby union tour of New Zealand, marking a significant achievement for David. David made his debut for the Wallabies when they played against Manawatu. Whilst playing for the Wallabies, David was given the chance to play for his team in the 1986 Australian rugby union tour of New Zealand. Whilst playing on the tour the Wallabies impressively beat the All Blacks, a moment that is significant in the team’s history.

David was also given the chance to play in the 1987 World Cup. Whilst playing in the World Cup semi-final against France, David broke the world record for the most tries scored by an international rugby player. Later in 1988 David was selected to play in the Australian rugby union tour of England, Scotland and Italy. David made a commendable performance in this event, earning himself a standing ovation from the crowd after he scored a try against the Barbarians.

Another significant moment in David’s rugby career was when he played at the 1991 Rugby World Cup. In this tournament, David was one of the highest try-scorers and claimed the title of Player of the Tournament.

David has also spent time playing state-level rugby, spending periods of time playing for Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. Playing in the Australian Capital Territory game against Argentina, David claimed two tries and four conversions as well as a penalty goal.

Now retired from the sport, David is available to book for after dinner and rugby speaking. With a long and decorated history in the sport, David has the means to both inform and inspire people about the ins and outs of rugby. He is highly sought after in the speaking circuit and is a perfect addition to any corporate event or function.

To book David Campese as the sports speaker for your corporate event, conference or function simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, David is known to cover:

  • Rugby Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Team Work
  • Peak Performance