Bill Calcraft
Full nameWilliam Joseph Calcraft
Date of birth (1959-05-22) 22 May 1959 (age 65)
Place of birthSurry Hills, Sydney, Australia
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1985–86 Australia 3 (4)

William Joseph Calcraft (born 22 May 1959) is an Australian former rugby union international.[1]

Calcraft, born in Sydney, is a nephew of Wallaby Bill Gunther and attended Scots College, after which he came through the Manly colts to feature in the club's 1983 Shute Shield-winning first-grade team.[2]

A flanker, Calcraft captained New South Wales on a tour of New Zealand in 1984 and was part of two overseas tours with the Wallabies that year, but remained uncapped. This included the Grand Slam tour of Britain and Ireland, where he played in 10 tour matches and was the captain against Pontypool. His Test debut came the following year against Canada and he was capped a further two times in 1986. He was Australia's captain at the 1986 Hong Kong Sevens.[2]

Calcraft is an Oxford University rugby blue and played for the Barbarians during his time in England.[3]

See also



  1. ^ Aston, Heath (15 August 2015). "Former Wallaby Bill Calcraft wants Bronwyn Bishop's seat". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  2. ^ a b "William Joseph Calcraft".
  3. ^ "Calcraft warms up for his last jolly good show". The Sydney Morning Herald. 5 December 1987.