Michael Hooper Class of 2009

College Prefect, Purton House Captain  and SPX Rugby Captain
Michael made his debut in Super Rugby in 2010 with the ACT Brumbies before moving to the NSW Waratahs in 2013. He is currently Captain of the Waratahs.
In 2012 he made his international debut for the Wallabies, and in 2014, at just 22 years of age was appointed Wallaby Captain. A position he holds to this date.
His Awards include 2012 Wallabies ‘Rookie of the year’ Award, 2013 Australian Super 15 Player of the Year , 2013 Waratahs Player of the Year Award and 2013 and 2015 John Eales Medal as ‘Australian player of the year’.


– Michael Hooper ’09 – Wallaby Captain


Wallaby Squad for the French series – Luke Jones ’09, front row, second from the left. Michael Hooper ’09 front row second from the right.
Michael Hooper ’09 in action V France

Luke Jones Class of 2009

Luke created history as he became the first forward in Australian rugby history to sign a professional contract while still at school, representing the Perth-based franchise twice before moving to Melbourne. A schoolboy sensation at St Pius, Jones is the prototype modern forward with a huge appetite for work and contact.

Luke Jones ’09 – Wallaby

Billy Johnson Class of 2013

Billy Johnson Class of 2013 was College Captain.

He represented Australia in 2017 winning Gold at the World Under-25 Lawn Bowls Championships.

Billy is an avid lawn bowler and works for Bowls NSW.

He was the keynote speaker at the College’s Celebration of Learning in 2023 and explained to the community how the values he learnt during his time at the College of resilience and compassion have stayed with him.

His speech can be viewed below.


Josh Duinker Class of 2005

Captain of 1st V Basketball 2007
After leaving school Josh attended the University of Richmond in the United States (2008-2012) playing for the Spiders. He has since played with Caceres CB of Spain, ZZ Leiden of the Netherlands, the Sydney Kings, Nelson Giants in New Zealand, for Egis Kormend in the Hungarian League, in Argentina for Regatas Corrientes, Uruguay club Defensor Sporting, the Wellington Saints and currently lives and plays in Japan for the Kumamoto Volters.


–  Josh Duinker ’05 – Basketballer