Dane Haylett-Petty

  • 30 Age
  • 100kg Weight
  • 190cm Height
Dane Haylett Petty

Biography

A South African-born, Perth-educated fullback / winger, Dane-Haylett Petty enjoyed the global opportunities offered by rugby before he returned to Australia and won international honours. The Cottesloe, West Australian product made his Super Rugby debut for the Western Force in 2008 before stints in 7s, the Top 14 in France, and Japan. He said three years abroad “helped me round out my game. I learned a lot playing over here [France]. It's definitely made me a better footballer for it.” Haylett-Petty found his way back to Perth in 2014 and was a standout performer for the Force franchise the following year.

He enjoyed a breakout Super Rugby season in 2016 and was rewarded with a Wallaby debut against England in Brisbane. Since that maiden Test, Haylett-Petty has been capped in 31 of the Wallabies 42 internationals through to the end of the 2018 season however nine of the eleven he missed were solely due to surgery, and then rehabilitation, from a torn biceps in 2017.

Highlights

2007

Represented Australia ‘A’ Schools (now known as the Australian Schools Barbarians) and the Australian Men’s Sevens team.

2008

Selected in the Australian squad for the inaugural IRB U20s World Championships in Wales.

2008/09

Represented Australian in the IRB Sevens World Series.

2009

Selected in the Australian U20s squad for the second-annual IRB Junior World Championship tournament in Japan.

2016

Haylett-Petty won his first Test cap when chosen in the run-on XV at right wing in the 29-38, 1st Test loss to England in Brisbane. He finished his rookie season with 14 caps from a possible 15 internationals.

2017

He earned four caps in the opening five Tests of the year before a torn biceps and subsequent surgery prematurely ended his season.

2018

Haylett-Petty was one of only three Wallabies (Bernard Foley and Izack Rodda) to play all 13 Wallaby Tests. Seven of his 13 caps were won as the starting fullback.