Aussies Abroad: Four Aussies in Hearts XI as season kicks off

Four Aussies started for Hearts on the opening weekend of the Scottish Premiership season, while Middlesbrough started the English Championship campaign with a frustrating result.

Check out our wrap of all the recent Aussies Abroad action!

Subway Socceroos

Starting in Scotland, where all four of our Aussies at Heart of Midlothian started as they opened the campaign with a 2-0 win over St Johnstone on Sunday.

Nathaniel Atkinson and Kye Rowles played the full 90 minutes while Cameron Devlin played 84 minutes and Subway Olyroo Calem Nieuwenhof made his debut with a start and 59 minutes. 

devlin prepares for match with hearts

Ryan McGowan also played 90 minutes for St Johnstone in the loss. 

Elsewhere in Scotland, Martin Boyle started and played 63 minutes as he continued his return from injury in Hibernian's 3-2 loss to St Mirren on Monday. James Jeggo also came off the bench in the 81st minute while Subway Olyroo Lewis Miller was an unused substitute. 

Keanu Baccus played the full 90 minutes for St Mirren while Ryan Strain started and was substituted in the 91st minute.

In the English Championship, where a number of our Aussies kicked off their seasons on Sunday. Riley McGree played the full 90 minutes for Middlesbrough as they opened their campaign with a disappointing 1-0 loss to Millwall. 

Socceroo Tom Glover was also on the bench while Subway Olyroo Sammy Silvera came on in the 69th minute to make his Championship debut. 

Meanwhile, Harry Souttar was an unused substitute as Leicester City defeated Coventry City 2-1.

Elsewhere in the Championship,  Massimo Luongo also returned to Championship action as Ipswich Town beat Sunderland 2-1 on Monday.

In League One, Callum Elder made his debut for Derby County by coming off the bench in the 79th minute as they lost 2-1 to  Wigan Athletic on Sunday. 

The full-back joined Derby on a three-year deal in the summer of 2023 following the expiration of his contract at Championship side Hull City.

The Belgian First Division A continued for Jordan Bos as he played another 90 minutes in KVC Westerlo's 1-0 loss to Club Brugge on Monday.

Elsewhere in Belgium, Aiden O'Neill started again for Standard Liege and played 90 minutes as they suffered back-to-back 1-0 defeats to open the season against Royale Union Saint-Gilloise on Saturday.

Jason Davidson also played 90 minutes for KAS Eupen as they beat Genk 1-0 on Sunday. 

Over to Germany, where Jackson Irvine played 90 minutes while Connor Metcalfe started and played 70 minutes as St. Pauli continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 0-0 draw against  Fortuna Düsseldorf on Sunday. St Pauli have started the campaign with a win and a draw. 

Milos Degenek played 90 minutes for FK Crvena Zvezda in Serbia as they beat Napredak 4-0 on Monday. 

In Norway, the Eliteserien continued for Nick D'Agostino and Subway Olyroo Patrick Yazbek's Viking Fotballklubb as they beat FK Bodø/Glimt 3-2 on Monday.

D'Agostino came off the bench in the 70th minute while Yazbek played the full 90 minutes. 

The Austrian Bundesliga also continued for James Holland's Austria Vienna as he came off the bench in the 61st minute in a 2-0 win over  Austria Lustenau on Monday. 

Holland played 90 minutes on Friday in Europa Conference League qualifying as Vienna advanced with a 3-1 aggregate win over Borac.

Denis Genreau started and played 83 minutes in a friendly for Toulouse as they beat Roma 2-1 on Monday. 

Maty Ryan played 75 minutes for AZ Alkmaar in a 1-0 friendly win over Bologna on Sunday.

In Japan, Thomas Deng played a full game for Albirex Niigata in a 1-0 loss to Mitch Langerak's Nagoya Grampus on Saturday. Lagerak also played the full match and kept a clean sheet. 

Elsewhere in Japan, Mitch Duke also came off the bench in the 69th minute as Machida Zelvia extended their lead at the top of the J2 League table with a 3-1 win over his former side Fagiano Okayama on Saturday. 

In the K1 League, Harrison Delbridge played 90 minutes for Incheon United on Sunday as they lost 2-0 to Jeonbuk. Incheon are eighth in the league but only one point out of the championship round ahead of the split

Over to Singapore, where Bailey Wright played the full match for Lion City Sailors as they beat Tampines Rovers 5-2 on Friday.

Subway Olyroos

Starting in League One, where Nicholas Bilokapic helped keep a clean sheet in a man-of-the-match performance on debut for Peterborough United as they kicked off their campaign with a 1-0 win against Reading on Sunday.

Nectarios Triantis was an unused substitute for Sunderland as they lost 2-1 to Ipswich Town FC on Monday in the Championship. 

Elsewhere in England, Jay Rich-Baghuelou continued his return from injury with 90 minutes as Accrington Stanley opened the League Two season with a 3-0 win over Newport County on Sunday. 

More Aussies in Action

  • Cameron Burgess played 90 minutes in the Championship as Ipswich Town FC beat Sunderland 2-1 on Monday. 
  • In League One, Kusini Yengi came off the bench in the 83rd minute to mark his debut with a 92nd-minute equaliser against Bristol Rovers on Sunday. The match finished 1-1. 
  • Jack Iredale opened the scoring for Bolton and played 90 minutes against Lincoln City FC in a 3-0 win on Sunday in League One. 
  • Elsewhere in League One, Ashley Maynard-Brewer helped keep a clean sheet for Charlton as they opened the season with a 1-0 win over Leyton Oreient on Sunday.
  • In the K1 League, Alex Grant played 90 minutes for Pohang Steelers in a 2-2 draw with FC Seoul on Friday.
  • Aaron Calver was an unused substitute in the K1 League as Gwangju FC won 3-0 against Daejeon Hana on Friday.
  • In the K2 League, Patrick Flottmann started and played 60 minutes for Seongnam FC in a 4-0 loss to Gimcheon Sangmu FC on Sunday.