Greg Holmes
Birth nameGregory Holmes
Date of birth (1983-06-11) 11 June 1983 (age 40)
Place of birthWarwick, Queensland, Australia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight114 kg (251 lb; 17 st 13 lb)
SchoolDownlands College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead prop / Loosehead prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Ballymore Tornadoes
Queensland Country
Exeter Chiefs
Western Force
Correct as of 1 July 2020
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 23 March 2022
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005– Australia 28 (10)

Greg Holmes (born 11 June 1983 in Warwick, Queensland) is an Australian rugby union footballer. He currently plays for the Western Force in Super Rugby AU and plays 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 England at Twickenham, where the English overpowered the Wallabies with their scrummaging. He was included in John Connolly's Wallabies side to face England at Telstra Stadium. In the return match against the English, Australia won 34 to 3. In 2006, Holmes scored a remarkable try against the Irish, running over 60 metres to touch down. He also scored in Australia's 49-0 victory over South Africa, this time scoring a try more akin to a prop by smashing through three South African would-be tacklers. In 2011, Holmes was included in Wallabies squad.[citation needed]

Holmes announced on 21 December 2015 that he would 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]

He later signed for the Western Force ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby AU season[2] before being recalled to the national squad for a Test against Argentina in the 2021 Rugby Championship at the age of 38, making him the oldest Wallaby to make the side since World War II.[3]


  1. ^ Clark, LAINE. "Greg Holmes draws curtain on Wallabies career". Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Force confirm Godwin, Holmes signings". 12 June 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Greg Holmes becomes oldest Wallabies player since World War II after being named in squad to face Argentina". 1 October 2021. Retrieved 2 October 2021.