Angus Bell, a second-generation Wallaby, has established himself as one of the premier all-round loose head props of his era. Son of Wallaby #729 Mark Bell, Angus was such a promising talent that he made his Test debut, against the All Blacks, just 34 days after his 20th birthday.
Unusually athletic and agile for a front-rower, Bell is a strong and technically proficient prop with strong mental application. He also possesses a deeply ingrained winning attitude and resilience. Bell played his first rugby for Hunters Hill U6s at No.8. He undertook his secondary schooling at Newington College, the alma mater of Wallaby captains Dave Cowper, Alan Cameron, Nick Farr-Jones, Phil Kearns and fellow Wallaby Allan Ala’alatoa, and played two seasons in the 1st XV (2017-18). From there Bell won selection for the Australian Schools & U18s side in both years, the second as captain. A year later Bell was the lynchpin of a Junior Wallabies side that narrowly went down to France in the World Rugby U20s Championship final in Argentina.
In 2020 Bell made his Super Rugby debut at the age of 19 and, less than nine months later, replaced centurion James Slipper in the fourth Test against New Zealand in Brisbane. In doing so the Bells became the eleventh father-son pairing, and the first since David and Sam Carter, to play Test rugby for Australia.
Unfortunately, in the opening game of the Super Rugby Pacific season, Bell re-injured his right toe - the same toe that ruined his 2021. He will undergo rehab as a part of the 2023 Wallabies Squad.
2017 Represented Australian Schools
2018 Represented Australian Schools
2019 Represented Australia U20s at the 12th annual World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina.
2020 Bell made his Test debut off the bench in the 24-22 win over New Zealand at Suncorp. He earned a further two caps, both from as a replacement in the two Rugby Championship internationals against Argentina.
2021 Bell was capped in all but one of the Wallabies’ 14 Tests. He made his run-on debut in the last minute, 28-26 win against South Africa on the Gold Coast.
2022 In a season dominated by injury, Bell played just four Tests. In the year’s third international against England at the SCG, Bell suffered ‘turf toe’, a metatarsophalangeal joint / ligament sprain of his right toe. He missed the first five Rugby Championship fixtures and returned for the final game against New Zealand only to aggravate the injury. Bell then underwent surgery on the toe and missed the entire Spring Tour.