Nick Farr-Jones AM

Nick Farr-Jones played an integral part in the success of the Wallabies and was an inspiration to his teammates.

Nick Farr-Jones was captain of the team that brought home the Rugby Union World Cup in 1991, the 1992 Bledisloe Cup and convincingly defeated the Springboks in August 1992. He was Australia’s most-capped scrum half and its most-capped captain.

Nick captained every school team in which he played. Academically he achieved high standards as well, going from Newington College to Sydney University, where he studied Law from 1980-1985, before joining the Sydney city law firm of Garland Hawthorn Brahe.

In Rugby Union circles, his record is outstanding. He first represented New South Wales and Australia in 1984, and captained 36 successive tests for the Australian team from 1988 to 1992. Nick also received international honours, captaining the World XV playing New Zealand in 1992 for the NZ Rugby Union Centenary celebrations.

Other games that featured Nick Farr-Jones include Southern Hemisphere vs. British Lions, IRB Centenary celebrations (1986), Australian 7-a-side team to Hong Kong (1987), Bahrain Warblers 7-a-side to Monaco (1988), Barbarians vs. New Zealand (1989) and Barbarians Centenary celebrations vs. England and Wales (Captain-1990). In the early 80s, Farr-Jones was a top player for the University of Sydney.

Nick Farr-Jones is a true ambassador for Rugby Union. His effect on the game and influence in sporting circles beyond rugby was recognised in 1992 when he was awarded the AM.

He retired from professional playing in 1993. Following a decade with the investment bank, Societe Generale, in 2010 Nick moved to Taurus Funds Management, one of Australia’s first resources hedge funds.