Simon Poidevin

Simon Poidevin OAM
Full name Simon Paul Poidevin
Date of birth (1958-10-31) 31 October 1958
Place of birth Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
University University of NSW
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1980–91 Australia 59 (25)

Simon Paul Poidevin OAM (born 31 October 1958) is a former Australian rugby union player.

Rugby union career

Born in Goulburn, New South Wales, Poidevin played rugby at St Patrick's College (now Trinity Catholic College) in New South Wales, and made the Australian Schoolboy side. Upon finishing school he played a season with the Goulburn Rugby Union Football Club and then, in 1978, he moved to Sydney to study at the University of New South Wales, from which he graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons).[1] He made his first grade debut with the university's rugby union team in 1978, and the next year was playing for the New South Wales Waratahs. In 1982 he moved clubs to Randwick, the famous Galloping Greens, home of the Ella brothers and many other Wallabies.

International career

Poidevin made his Test debut for the Wallabies on 24 March 1980 in a match against Fiji, which Australia won 22-9. He played over 59 caps for the Wallabies, becoming the first Australian to play 50 Tests. He captained the team on four occasions. His final appearance with the Wallabies was against England in the final of the 1991 Rugby World Cup at Twickenham, won by Australia 12-6.[2]

Life after rugby

After retiring from the Wallabies in 1991, Poidevin became a stockbroker, although he maintained his links to rugby by working as a television commentator for the Seven Network and Network Ten.[3] He was Managing Director of Equity Sales at Citigroup in Australia. Simon joined Pegana Capital in March 2009 as Executive Director.[4] From March, 2011[5] to November 2013[6] he was a non-executive director at Dart Energy Pty Ltd. From October 2011 to November 2012, Simon was a board member of ASX listed Diversa Limited.[7] In September 2011 he became Executive Director at Bizzell Capital Partners.[8] In March 2013 he joined Bell Potter Financial Group as Managing Director Corporate Stockbroking.[9] He is also a non-executive director of Snapsil Corporation.[10]



  1. Faculty of Science Hall of Fame, University of New South Wales.
  2. Simon Poidevin, Sporting Heroes: a photographic encyclopedia of sport.
  3. Seven's Broadcast Team, Seven Network, 2 October 2003.
  4. Citigroup Global Directory, 30 August 2007.
  5. Marshall, Paul (March 2, 2011). "Director Appointment" (PDF). ABN Newswire. ABN Newswire Corporate. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  6. Robins, Brian (November 27, 2013). "New Hope Forces Dart Energy Spill". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  7. "Board Members". Snapsil. Snapsil Corporation. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  8. "Investment Bank Team". Bizzell Capital Partners. Archived from the original on Feb 28, 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  9. Hodge, Samantha (February 27, 2013). "Bell Financial Appoints MD of Corporate Stockbroking". Investor Daily. Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  10. "Board Members". Snapsil. Snapsil Corporation. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  11. POIDEVIN, Simon Paul, Australian Honours Database.
  12. "Simon Poidevin OAM". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  13. POIDEVIN, Simon, Australian Honours Database.
  14. "AUSTRALIAN RUGBY WELCOMES THREE WALLABY GREATS INTO HALL OF FAME". 24 October 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
Preceded by
Steve Williams
Australian national rugby union captain
Succeeded by
David Codey
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