Bill Meakes rugby player
Bill Meakes rugby player

Bill Meakes

23rd Feb 1991 1.87m/94kg Outside Centre

Meakes competed with Australia U20s during the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship. He has also appeared at Sevens level for Australia as he participated in the 2011–12 IRB Sevens World Series.

In 2013, he moved to England as he played for Clifton RFC. In early 2014, Meakes linked up with Gloucester Rugby having played for Clifton since his arrival in the UK as a non-contracted player.

His first professional contract came when he signed with Gloucester on January 15th 2015.

On 2nd July, 2016, it was announced that Meakes would be released from his contract at Gloucester Rugby to pursue a career in Super Rugby.

12th July saw him sign with the Western Force on a two-year deal.

Meakes played in all but one (14/15) of the Western Force's Super Rugby matches in 2017, scoring on try, and earned himself a call up into the Wallabies squad ahead of the Rugby Championship.

He failed to make an appearance during the Rugby Championship but was named in the Wallaby squad to face the Barbarians where he played. He was named in the Bledisloe Cup squad in 2018 following a good Super Rugby season

In November the Melbourne Rebels signed Meakes for the 2018 & 2019 Super Rugby seasons.

The agile inside centre played every game in his first year at the club, and while he initially started the season as a reserve back, by Round 8, Meakes was virtually starting in every match as the Club's inside centre.

Meakes started off the 2019 Super Rugby season at inside centre and paired with 13 Tom English to create a terrific combination throughout the Club's 5-2 start to the season. He played in all of the club's 16 matches.

He signed a one year deal to remain at the Rebels until the end of 2020.

(LS June 19, 2020)

Career

rebels Melbourne Rebels
Inside Centre
2018 - present
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Inside Centre
2019 - present
image Gloucester Rugby
Fullback
2014 - 2016
western-force Western Force
Fullback
2017 - 2017
Perth_Spririt_logo Perth Spirit
Outside Centre
2016 - 2017
australia Australia
Inside Centre
2017 - 2018
image Melbourne Rising
Outside Centre
2018 - 2019