• Thursday, July 7th – High Shine, Meet the Contestants
  • Friday, July 8th – Melbourne Rubberman 2016
  • Saturday, July 9th – Rubber Ball Dance Party


  • The Laird Hotel, Abbotsford


  1. Matthew Watts – The Musician
  2. Lance – The Pup
  3. Liam Clark – The Sporty Geek


  • Ben Riethmuller
  • Dean Arcuri


    • BJ – Eagle Leather
    • Avi Miller – Hide & Seek on JOY 94.9
    • Daddy Steve – Laird Leatherman 2015


    • Andrew ‘The Apprentice’ – Hide & Seek on JOY 94.9

    Contest Sponsors

    • The Laird Hotel
    • Eagle Leather
    • Down an’ Dirty
    • Hide & Seek on JOY 94.9
    • Piercing HQ
    • Rod Spark Photography
    • The Naked Barber

      The interview portion of the contest was pre-filmed and took place on the Sunday preceding the contest. Each contestant chose a location in the ‘real world’ – Matthew driving in his car, Lance in an alleyway in Clifton Hill and Liam at The University of Melbourne.

      The contest night itself consisted of three rounds: Full Rubber Image, Flesh and Fantasy & Talent. The fantasy round provided the most diversity of the evening as Matthew played a mash-up of classical and pop music on his flute, Lance pupped out with his love of inflatables and Liam performed a comedic locker-room fantasy.

      At the end of the contest, Liam Clark became our first Melbourne Rubberman, and with that became the first ever rubber title holder from the Southern Hemisphere.

      Liam Medal 2.jpg