Greg Holmes (rugby union)

Greg Holmes
Full name Gregory Holmes
Date of birth (1983-06-11) 11 June 1983
Place of birth Warwick, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 114 kg (251 lb; 17 st 13 lb)
School Downlands College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Tighthead prop / Loosehead prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Ballymore Tornadoes
Queensland Country
Exeter Chiefs
correct as of 1 December 2015.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–16 Reds 144 (35)
correct as of 21 July 2016.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–16 Australia 27 (10)
correct as of 25 June 2016.

Greg Holmes (born 11 June 1983 in Warwick, Queensland) is an Australian rugby union footballer. He currently plays for the Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership and has played for Australia. His usual position is at tighthead prop, however he can play on either side of the scrum.


Holmes made his Super 12 debut for the Reds in 2005 playing the Auckland Blues in Auckland. After having a strong debut season, Holmes found himself getting a callup to the Wallabies squad to tour Europe. He made his Australian debut against France in Marseille. Holmes came off the bench in Australia's loss to English in Twickenham, where the England overpowered the Wallabies with their scrummaging. He was included in John Connolly's Wallaby side to face the English at Telstra Stadium. In the return match against the English, Australia won 34 to 3. Holmes scored a remarkable try against the Irish running over 60 meters (24 June 2006). He also scored in Australia's 49-0 victory over South Africa, this time scoring a try more akin to a prop (smashing through 3 South African tackles). In 2011, Holmes was included in Wallabies squad.

It was announced on the 21st of December 2015 that Holmes will be calling time on his Wallabies career and joining Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs for the 2016/17 season on a two-year deal.[1]


  1. Clark, LAINE. "Greg Holmes draws curtain on Wallabies career". Retrieved 21 December 2015.
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