Everything you need to know about the Rush contestants


The teams have one mission: be the first to get out and move on to the next destination. 

Nine’s big new global adventure program Rush is set to premiere on Channel Nine and 9Now on Sunday, July 2, at 7:00 pm. 

Three teams of Aussies are put to the test in the new race around the world. In nine different countries, Brazil, Turkey, Jordan, India, Thailand, Ireland, France, Kenya and South Africa, the teams have one mission: be the first to get out and move on to the next destination. 

Each team will be dropped into the middle of cultural festivals, huge events and exotic locations including Carnival in Rio, St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, the colourful Holi festival in India and the Tomorrowland music festival in France.

The travellers arrive at each new drop point deprived of sight and sound. Once their noise-cancelling headphones and blackout goggles are removed their first task is to find host, David Genat, waiting for them with mission instructions.

In each location, Genat will give them a series of tasks which they must complete, immersing themselves in the chaos of the local culture before locating an extraction point and rushing to the escape zone.

Meet the three teams below:

Team Navy

Tylen – 21, Cattle Farmer, Bundaberg, QLD

Tommy – 46. Greatness Coach, Melbourne, VIC

Sofia – 26, Content Creator, Nomad, QLD

Madeline – 33, Welder, Londonderry, NSW

Team Scarlet

Adam – 22, Transport Driver, Penrith, NSW

Hamish – 29, Business Development Manager, Aldgate, SA


Najmah – 26, Psychiatric Nurse, Melbourne, VIC 


Fiona – 57, Book Keeper, Perth, WA 


Team Gold

CK – 28, Strategy Manager, Melbourne, VIC


Priscilla – 38, CEO, Brisbane, QLD 


Lola – 25, Childcare Business Owner, Mount Isa, QLD 


Saxon – 32, Advertising Director, Sunshine Coast, QLD


Rush is an original concept developed by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay Company) and Nine and will be represented internationally by Banijay.

Rush premieres Sunday, July 2 at 7:00 pm on Channel 9 and 9Now.

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