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Nothing in rugby is ever clear cut

Nothing in rugby is ever clear cut

3 days ago

When will the rugby stone-throwing in glass houses fraternity realise nothing is ever set in concrete within the 15-man code? Nothing, nil, nought, zero, ziltch, zip. The current Kurtley Beale affair is the perfect example, the 1984 Grand Slam Wallabies another. After four hours of the code of conduct independent tribunal hearing last Friday night, […]

Unhappy birthdays for Mark Taylor and David Warner

Unhappy birthdays for Mark Taylor and David Warner

4 days ago

Former Test skipper and opening batsman Mark Taylor turned 50 yesterday, while current Test opener David Warner turned 28. But there was precious little for both to celebrate. Taylor was on television commentary duty at the SCG to call his state NSW being thumped by Western Australia to the tune of 64 runs in the […]

Cheika sends the Wallabies a warning with Beale call

Cheika sends the Wallabies a warning with Beale call

5 days ago

New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has sent a powerfui message to his troops – Kurtley Beale won’t be invited to join his teammates on the spring tour. Once Beale was fined $45,000 on Friday night by the Code of Conduct tribunal for sending a lewd text to Di Patston, the Wallabies business manager, it was […]

Kurtley Beale cleared to join the Wallabies’ Spring Tour

Kurtley Beale cleared to join the Wallabies' Spring Tour

25 Oct 2014

Sanity resumed at ARU headquarters last night with Kurtley Beale fined $45,000 for breaching the Code of Conduct, but free to join the Wallabies end of year tour. The Wallabies left yesterday for their tour while Beale was giving the evidence that saved his career. “I’m happy the evidence presented to the tribunal did not […]

Cheika has tough decisions to make in the Wallabies backline

Cheika has tough decisions to make in the Wallabies backline

24 Oct 2014

How new Wallabies coach Michael Cheika treats Will Genia, Will Skelton and the uncapped Kyle Godwin and Henry Speight will be key moments on the Spring Tour. The 33-man squad leaves today for a five-game tour, playing on successive Saturdays throughout November. It’s ideal the first game is more of a ‘social’ outing against the […]

Cheika will ensure Wallabies are a football team, not a business

Cheika will ensure Wallabies are a football team, not a business

23 Oct 2014

Michael Cheika will not make the same fundamental mistake Ewen McKenzie made when he rated the Wallabies a business. Rugby is a business to the Australian Rugby Union, it’s their lifeblood, and that’s why the governing body has a board of directors. The only ‘business’ of the Wallabies is to win the Rugby World Cup, […]

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