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Michael Cheika’s due diligence and dedication to detail and depth can win the Wallabies a record third William Webb Ellis Trophy.
What a shame the marketers ever got hold of the All Blacks. There was once a genuine aura about the New Zealanders, a mystique born of true New Zealand heritage and rugby history.
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The All Blacks have hit their straps in the last half-hour to beat Tonga 47-9 in Newcastle and end a stuttering Rugby World Cup pool campaign on a high.
Scotland’s failure to qualify for soccer’s European Championships has piled extra pressure on their rugby team ahead of their crucial World Cup clash against Samoa.
Star Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has backed under-fire England rookie Sam Burgess to bounce back from a tumultuous World Cup campaign and become a success in the 15-man game.
England assistant coaches Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree have been found guilty of making an illegal approach to match officials during halftime of the hosts’ 33-13 defeat to Australia, Rugby World Cup organisers announced on Friday.
The ripples won’t take long to reach New Zealand, but former Wallabies captain Phil Waugh believes Australia have wrestled World Cup favouritism from the All Blacks.
The Wallabies are scheduled to battle Wales in a match to determine the winner of Pool A in the 2015 Rugby World Cup on Sunday October 11 at 2:45am AEDT.
A win against Wales in their final match of the pools stage of the 2015 Rugby World Cup would guarantee the Wallabies a top-of-the-table finish in Pool A. There’ll be a number of ways to watch or listen to the match, be it online through live streaming, on TV, or Radio.
Right then, so the first big name casualty of the 2015 Rugby World Cup has been claimed, with England sent packing from their own tournament, and plummeting to number eight on the World Rugby rankings; their lowest ever recorded.
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The Wallabies’ win against England made a mockery of former World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward’s ridiculous public comments before the match that the Wallabies were “not the brightest team” and that “they give away penalties and pick up yellow cards when they are stretched”.
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There would be slim few who would deny the huge influence Australia’s tight five had on the result at Twickenham.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika bit the bullet to throw Sean McMahon into the Twickenham World Cup cauldron against Wales early Sunday morning AEDT.
The Wallabies will unleash tenacious flanker Sean McMahon on an injury-ravaged Wales as they go into Saturday’s World Cup shootout with top spot in Pool A on the line.
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Wales coach Warren Gatland has made six changes, including moving powerhouse wing George North to centre in one of two positional switches, when naming his side to play Australia in this weekend’s World Cup Pool A decider at Twickenham.
Over his career, golfer Gary Player accumulated nine major championships on the regular tour and six Champions Tour major championship wins.
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How rare it is that an international match that will decide so much has a festive vibe surrounding it rather than the nerves of anticipation we usually feel.
The Greater Sydney Rams are chasing their second win of the 2015 NRC season when they host the Perth Spirit. Join The Roar from 3pm (AEDT) for live scores.
The North Harbour Rays are shooting for their second win of the 2015 NRC season when they host Queensland Country.
Two unbeaten sides face off in a game which has potential grand final implications, as the University of Canberra Vikings host defending champions Brisbane City. Join The Roar from 2pm (AEDT) for live scores.
The All Blacks scratchy form has come under scrutiny at the Rugby World Cup so far. Can they produce performance against Tonga that appeases their vocal critics in their last group game? Join The Roar for the live scores and coverage at 6:00am (AEDT).
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I know a lot of South African rugby supporters still blame Bryce Lawrence for the Springboks’ defeat at the hands of the Wallabies in the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarter-final, but I think they’re delusional.
As the pool stages of the World Cup wind down this weekend, the smaller (some bigger) nations will be wrapping up their tours and heading home. Barring a spectacular run of luck, not even the incredible Springbok-slaying Japanese team will be pushing on into the quarter-finals.
With just two matches left in each pool, all to be played over the next three days, we’re drawing closer and closer to the 2015 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
Wales should understand the problem they face if Sean McMahon is selected as Michael Hooper’s replacement on Saturday night at Twikenham.
At last we have a Springboks team that will stop our fans stamping their feet in frustration and biting their nails in trepidation.
The day of the final. Richie McCaw clutches his stomach. Looks over at Steve Hansen, fear etched into his face.
Melbourne Rising are out to break into the top four when they host the New South Wales Country Eagles. Join The Roar from 7:30pm (AEDT) for live scores.
Namibia and Georgia will be keen to rise above their minnow tags when they clash in Exeter this morning. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 6.00am (AEDT).
Sunday’s Rugby World Cup Pool D fixture between Ireland and Italy saw the men in green scrape a 16-9 win against a determined Azzurri team in uncomfortable circumstances.
No Wallabies side has achieved the Grand Slam (defeating the four home nations – England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales – on the same tour) since 1984, but the current side could achieve a World Cup Grand Slam.
If you are an Aussie or Kiwi, the newly formed Trans-Tasman rugby competition should sit well with you. Less matches against South African teams, same number of local derbies, better time zones and less travel, plus an extra international opponent.