John McCain visit to Parliament - Rob Keating
Senator John McCain visits the House of Representatives

Senator John McCain visits the House of Representatives

Senator John McCain gives the thumbs up in reaction to Malcolm Turnbull's comment about the US rugby team reclaiming its status as rugby world champions. The Prime Minister pointed out Senator McCain's love of rugby.

"May I conclude this welcome by noting a fact not so well known to honourable members, the Senator shares one of our great national passions rugby football and I understand he is looking forward to the United States reclaiming its status as rugby world champions, the United States won the gold medal for rugby union at the 1924 Paris Olympics and remained reigning champions until rugby was played again in Rio last year. Senator McCain you are among friends, you are a great friend of Australia, welcome to our house of democracy here in Canberra." said the Prime Minister to conclude his welcome speech in the Australian House of Representatives in Australia's federal parliament.