The annual FrontRow rugby lunch is one of the most popular sporting lunches held in Sydney on 16 July 2021
A lunch on the eve of the final
In 2021 it will take place in Sydney on Friday 16th July being on the eve of the third test between the Australian Wallabies and the French Les Bleus. The French team are making a short tour of Australia playing Tests in Sydney and Melbourne before the final test which will be played in Brisbane.
This year’s FrontRow rugby lunch it will have a distinct French theme and will feature Australia’s most passionate French rugby supporter master chef Guillaume Brahimi. French-born Guillaume Brahimi is one of Australia’s most popular and acclaimed chefs. He will be joined onstage with France’s all-time leading points scorer Freddie Michalak. Toulouse born Michalak played seventy-seven tests for Les Bleus from 2001 through to 2015 scoring a total of 436 points. He has backed the French to defeat the Wallabies saying “You’ll be surprised”.
Brahimi and Michalak will be in conversation with former Wallabies captain Phil Kearns. Kearns represented Australian for a decade between 1989 to 1999 including winning two Rugby World Cup tournaments. He played a total sixty sevens teats and scored thirty four points a fine achievement for a hooker.
Australia V New Zealand Rugby Lunch
The lunch will also feature former All Black Andrew Mehrtens along with Stan rugby commentator Nick McArdle. Mehrtens, who can often be on Stan seen commentating on rugby, was born in South Africa but settled in New Zealand. He played a total of seventy tests for the All Blacks between1995 and 2004. A prolific point scorer he is credited with scoring a total of 967 points in the main from his lethal place kicks.
© FrontRow Group Nick McArdle
Guest will enjoy a French inspired meal accompanied by fine French wine and cheese.
The lunch will take place from 12:00pm for 12:30pm until 3:30pm on Friday 16th July in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Sydney, at 161 Sussex Street, Sydney.
Tables can be purchased for $2,750 ex GST for a table of eight.
Bookings can be made with FrontRow Group at
or on +61 (02) 9439 3434