Dane Haylett-Petty

  • 32 Age
  • 100kg Weight
  • 190cm Height


Dane Haylett-Petty is the Melbourne Rebels Captain and a vital pillar of the Club's backline. 

Born in Durban, South Africa, he was schooled in Perth, Australia where he played Australia Schoolboys, Australia Sevens & Australia U20's. 

Haylett-Petty is an exceptionally talented player who is adept across the back three and has an array of skills, ranging from his powerful boot to his keen eye for a gap in the opposition's defence.   



Following a promising junior career, Haylett-Petty was recruited by the Western Force ahead of the 2008 Super 14 season.

The young back made his debut in Round 12 against the Chiefs.


Following three seasons and nine appearances with the Western Force, Haylett-Petty announced he'd be heading to the Northern Hemisphere to play with French Top 14 side Biarritz.


After 52 appearances and three seasons with Biarritz, Haylett-Petty announced he would move to Japan and play for Top League side Tokyo Shokki Shuttles.


After only a season and six appearances with Tokyo, Haylett-Petty announced he would return back to Western Australia to link up with former Club Western Force and rejoin Australian rugby.

Haylett-Petty would go on to register nine appearances and average 75 minutes in his first season of Super Rugby in four years.


Haylett-Petty would add a further 10 appearances to his Super Rugby career tally. The full back lead the Western Force in running meters (1017), tackle busts (48) & offloads (17) during the 2015 Super Rugby season.


Haylett-Petty followed up his breakthrough 2015 campaign with a superb 2016 Super Rugby season and a career high 15 appearances. His performances earned him a Wallaby call-up in June 2016.

Haylett-Petty made his international debut against England in the First Test on the right wing.


Following nine appearances for the Force, he was included in the Wallabies 2017 June Test series squad and started in all three of the Wallabies' Tests against Fiji, Scotland and Italy. As a result of the Western Force's annexing from Super Rugby, Haylett-Petty announced he would be joining the Melbourne Rebels for the 2018 season.


Haylett-Petty made 10 appearances for his new side during the 2018 Super Rugby season, and cemented himself as a premier backline player by scoring five tries.

Haylett-Petty returned to the Wallabies squad ahead of the 2018 June Tests.


Haylett-Petty Captained the Melbourne Rebels for their 2019 Super Rugby season. 'DHP' played the first four games, before a foot injury against the Lions in South Africa cost him six weeks. Haylett-Petty returned in round 12 to then start at full-back for the remainder of the season.

Haylett-Petty was included in the Wallabies' The Rugby Championship squad, where he played in the Wallabies' opening week match against South Africa in Johannesburg. Haylett-Petty was then selected as part of the 31-man squad for the Wallabies' 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign.

The speedy winger played in all four matches at his first World Cup, but did not play in Australia's quarter final loss to England. 

Representative Honours

- Australian Schoolboys (2007)

- Australia U20 (2008, 2009)

- Australia Sevens (2008,2009)

- Australia (2016-)

- Rugby World Cup (2019)