Alastair Baxter is a Wallaby with a unique blend of integrity, strength and intelligence. An articulate speaker, with a generous personality, he is in high demand as a keynote speaker, a motivator, celebrity guest and host. He even runs action packed fitness sessions on corporate training days!
Al Baxter is the most capped Prop Forward in Australian Rugby history. In 2009 he played every domestic Test for the Wallabies; one of just seven players to do so, and missed just the Test against Italy on the Spring Tour. His career has included two Rugby World Cups, scoring his first try in senior representative Rugby in the match against Canada at the 2007 tournament. Baxter has also twice featured in Super rugby finals as part of the Waratahs side, for whom he is also the most capped prop, raising his 100th state appearance against the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium in March 2009.
Al is also indisputably recognised as a leader amongst the broader Australian Rugby playing group with key roles on both the RUPA and NSW Rugby Boards. He has degrees in both Architecture and Science; and when his Rugby schedule allows he works with national architectural firm Cox Richardson.
In the elite athletes' world of ego and greed, Al Baxter is a contradiction in terms. He is big, strong and tough; a world class player in an aggressive body contact sport, where his competitors are out to completely physically dominate him and his team. A well balanced family man with a stable marriage and three young children; he is well spoken and highly educated, with an impeccable on and off field reputation. Al has all the personal integrity as well as professional attributes to match his remarkable achievements in Rugby.