It received universal praise and was credited as a “great step forward” as the Wallabies produced a historic first for Australian sport.
Olivia Fox from the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts sung Advance Australia Fair in the Eora language before continuing to sing the rest of the anthem in English.
It was the first time the joint-language anthem was performed at an international sporting event in Australia.
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What made the moment even more touching was the fact all Wallabies players sung the first half of the national anthem in the Eora language having learned the words to make sure the moment received the respect it deserved.
The reception online was highly positive as viewers lauded the change, with some claiming it was the best rendition of the anthem they had heard.