Our Patrons

The Ipswich Rugby Union Club is pleased to have the support of our two patrons, namely former Wallaby great Jeff McLean, and Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale.

Jeffrey James McLean (Past)

Jeffrey James McLean born 26 Jan 1947 in Ipswich, Queensland played 13 times for the Wallabies between 1971 and 1974 on the wing. He debuted in 1971 against the Springboks. His final Wallaby appearance in the 1st Test of 1974 against the All Blacks was also the representative debut of his younger brother Paul.

Major teams: Presidents XV, Australia, Australia XV
Position: Wing
Test Debut: Australia v South Africa at Brisbane, Jul 31, 1971
Last Test: Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, May 25, 1974


Mayor Paul Pisasale

Councillor Paul Pisasale was elected to Council in March 1991, elected Deputy Mayor from April 2000 and has been Mayor of the City of Ipswich since March 2004.

Paul’s dedication to the City of Ipswich, as well as his drive and enthusiasm, are very evident to all that come in contact with him. He is passionate about working at a regional level, breaking down barriers and ensuring that people are the number one priority for local government.

He has held the position of Patron of the Ipswich Rangers Rugby Union Club for 10 years, and has been a strong and active supporter of the club throughout this time.

Comment from Mayor Paul Pisasale:

“It is a great honor for me to be the Patron of the Ipswich Rangers Rugby Union Club, a Club that is so dedicated to improving the standard of rugby in the City of Ipswich. I congratulate the Club and its committee on its focus to help juniors get a wonderful understanding of the game and on providing facilities for all family members to enjoy.

I look forward to continuing my support to the Ipswich Rangers Rugby Union Club”