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Wallabies on the verge of capping remarkable 90-day turnaround

A Wallabies Test win over England at Twickenham this weekend would be the only way to top Kurtley Beale’s beer-and-budgie-smugglers pic with Prince William.

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Seven changes to make rugby so much more entertaining

Karl Stefanovic said it all on the Today Show recently as he watched the Wallaby forwards training during their Spring Tour of Great Britain: “Look at those big units.”

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Fourteen Wallabies, one victory, and a long history of prejudice: Why the Indigenous jersey must be permanent

A decade or so ago, I was sitting in front of my television set watching St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill, playing St Ignatius’ College, Riverview. After about 15 minutes, the telephone rang. “How good is he!” my son Zolton yelled out down the line.

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RugbyWA goes into voluntary administration

The bitter fallout from the Western Force’s axing has hit a new low with RugbyWA forced into voluntary administration because it can’t pay Rugby Australia’s legal costs.

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Coleman gets thumbs as Cheika picks team to play England

Wallabies enforcer Adam Coleman has been given the all clear to face England after coming through training unscathed in London.

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Cheika opts against Hunt for England start

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has resisted the temptation to start Karmichael Hunt in Saturday’s Twickenham Test against England.

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England ring the changes and bring back Owen Farrell for Wallabies Test

Owen Farrell has been recalled for England’s Test against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday after being rested for the autumn opener against Argentina.

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Keeping up with the Joneses: Larkham on ‘spoilt’ England

Wallabies great Stephen Larkham has set the stage for an explosive Twickenham Test with a loaded assessment of “spoilt” Eddie Jones and his pampered England outfit.

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Three more Wallabies hop to the Rebels for 2018

The Melbourne Rebels’ signing spree has continued, with ex-Western Force Test players Matt Philip, Billy Meakes and Richard Hardwick joining the Super Rugby club.

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The next batch of NRC-to-Super Rugby stars

To wrap up another sensational season of the National Rugby Championship, the only thing really left to do is drop some names.

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France, not South Africa, to host 2023 World Cup after secret ballot

France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in a huge surprise after the World Rugby Council went against the recommendations of an extensive evaluation report in a secret ballot.

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Senate hearing wants ASIC to look into Rebels deal

Rugby Australia’s secret dealings with the Melbourne Rebels could be laid bare after a senate inquiry called on Australia’s corporate watchdog to investigate the rugby governing body.

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Cheika hopes to keep Jones guessing over selection

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is keeping Eddie Jones second guessing as he mulls over the selection of his all-important midfield to face England on Saturday.

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South Africa set to be awarded 2023 Rugby World Cup

South Africa will expect to win the right to host Rugby World Cup 2023 once and for all in London.

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Is there a limit to ‘total rugby’?

Total football. It was the mantra that took over the soccer world in 1974, and has dominated both the thinking, and most of the success in the game in Europe, ever since.

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Brilliant final befitting the best NRC season to date

It just capped off the season so perfectly in so many ways.

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England back-rower Billy Vunipola receiving attention

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Sonny Bill Williams New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Union 2017

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Kurtley Beale

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Will Genia Wallabies Australia Rugby Union Test Championship 2016

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Will Genia Australia Rugby Union Championship Bledisloe Cup Wallabies 2017

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England rugby union coach Eddie Jones

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Dane Coles Hurricanes Super Rugby Rugby Union 2016

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Michael Cheika Australia Rugby Union Wallabies 2017

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Aaron Smith All Blacks New Zealand Rugby Union Championship Bledisloe Cup 2017

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Wallabies vs England: The jolly in West London

The annual Twickenham Test between England and Australia promises to be as tight as Kurtley Beale’s budgie smugglers, and Eddie Jones-like blue language is sure to be uttered by fans, players, coaches and possibly even Eddie’s mother this week.

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Putting the test in Test match

By Kia Kaha, 16 Nov 2017
Putting the test in Test match

The first international Test match in rugby took place in 1871 between England and Scotland at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh.

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Ireland inflict worst ever defeat on South Africa

Ireland’s 38-3 win over South Africa on the weekend was their best ever against the Springboks, eclipsing the 2006 scoreline of 32-15.

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The All Blacks’ disastrous dinner party continues

The 2017 All Blacks have been like a progressive dinner party from the 1980s – around the same time that digital watches and fondues were a good idea – you have no idea what is coming up next and any discovered delicacy is no guarantee that a continued banquet of excellence is to follow.

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Is Allister Coetzee the worst Springbok coach in history?

No Sprinboks coach has had a worse record with as many Test matches (22) as Allister Coetzee.

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The north beats the south in weekend rugby

On Saturday, six teams from the southern hemisphere squared off against six teams from the northern hemisphere. The north came out on top 4 – 2.

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Five talking points from Wales vs Wallabies

By Charlie Lawry, 12 Nov 2017 Popular article! Video
Five talking points from Wales vs Wallabies

The Wallabies carried on their winning ways with a 29-21 triumph over Wales in Cardiff on Sunday morning.

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All Blacks vs France: International rugby live scores, blog

The All Blacks kick off their European tour against France hoping to brush aside their upset loss to the Wallabies three weeks ago. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 6:45am (AEDT).

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Wales vs Wallabies highlights: Spring Tour Rugby Union live scores, blog

Match result: Australia have beaten Wales by 29 points to 21 in Cardiff and stretched their winning streak over the Welsh to 13 in a row.

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Major League Rugby ready to launch in the US

By Working Class Rugger, 12 Nov 2017
Major League Rugby ready to launch in the US

So it’s been a while since I last posted anything. Life’s been unbelievably busy this year but I have a gap so have decided to jump back into the swings of things by introducing you to Major League Rugby.

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NRC Grand Final: Canberra Vikings vs Queensland Country live scores, blog

Match result: Queensland Country have completed a remarkable transformation from last place in 2016 to premiers in 2017, defeating the Canberra Vikings by 14 points in the NRC Grand Final.

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Wales vs Wallabies preview and prediction

By Charlie Lawry, 11 Nov 2017
Wales vs Wallabies preview and prediction

The Wallabies are in Cardiff to renew hostilities with Wales in the wee small hours of Sunday morning.

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Preparing for the future

By Zakaia Cvitanovich, 10 Nov 2017
Preparing for the future

It seems every team is permitted to try new combinations and blood new players in relative comfort, except the All Blacks.

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The top pet peeves of rugby chat

By Harry Jones, 10 Nov 2017
The top pet peeves of rugby chat

Let’s whinge.

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Kangaroos vs All Blacks? I’d like to see that!

By Riley Pettigrew, 10 Nov 2017
Kangaroos vs All Blacks? I’d like to see that!

Reports have emerged off a possible hybrid rugby match between the Australia Kangaroos and New Zealand All Blacks in Tokyo, estimated to generate $50 million.

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Initial impressions: the Chiefs

By Adam Julian, 10 Nov 2017
Initial impressions: the Chiefs

Dave Rennie, Michael Leitch, Aaron Cruden, Tawera-Kerr Barlow, James Lowe, Stephen Donald and Hika Elliot are all gone from the Chiefs in 2018.

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Sam Whitelock Crusaders Super Rugby Union 2017

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Australia's Sean McMahon

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Wallabies generic

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Wales' head coach Warren Gatland

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Ireland's fly half Jonny Sexton kicks a penalty

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Jack Dempsey playing for the Wallabies

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Mitchell Drummond Crusaders Super Rugby Union 2017

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John Stewart Fijian Drua NRC

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