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Michael Cheika has anger problems that need to be addressed by the Australian Rugby Union. He can’t seem to control himself in the coaching box when things go against his team.
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There have only been 27 Grand Slam tours of the UK and Ireland since the first in 1905-06, the Wallabies, All Blacks and Springboks each embarking on nine of the tours in their respective histories.
The results are in! Yesterday, we asked you Roarers to rate the Wallabies side that took to the field against the All Blacks, and now we’ve added up the data from 379 responders to bring your our DIY player ratings from the Test.
England are waiting on the result of an x-ray to Maro Itoje, who is a doubt for the autumn internationals after injuring his hand in Saracens’ Champions Cup win over Scarlets on Saturday.
Wallabies flanker Dean Mumm has been handed a one-match ban for foul play during his team’s third Bledisloe Cup Test loss to the All Blacks.
Matt Toomua is facing a stint on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in his second game for English rugby club Leicester.
Israel Folau has done his best to mend trans-Tasman sporting relations, announcing his engagement to New Zealand netball star Maria Tutaia on social media.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has called for a ceasefire in verbal warfare with Wallabies counterpart Michael Cheika which has plunged trans-Tasman rugby relations to an all-time low.
Far from moping, the Wallabies believe they can salvage an elusive grand slam from an otherwise dismal 2016 campaign.
Blues’ Super Rugby young gun Rieko Ioane had a late one on Saturday, but it wasn’t due to a night of debauchery.
Michael Cheika is refusing to be gagged, not backing down on Sunday after All Blacks coach Steve Hansen accused his Wallabies counterpart of “hijacking” New Zealand’s Test world record celebrations.
It’s the magical number that has defined sporting icons like Nicklaus, Navratilova and Phelps but eluded the great Roger Federer.
Wallabies flanker Dean Mumm has been cited for alleged foul play during his team’s third Bledisloe Cup Test loss to the All Blacks.
In the first nine games of this campaign, Wallaby half Nick Phipps was a regular pain in the butt, playing traffic cop organising his backline with the ball at his feet, delivering passes all over the shop, and chirping the referee.
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37-10 isn’t a pretty margin no matter which way you look at it really, even if it does come against a team as strong – and as deep into the record books – as the All Blacks.
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Just in case the Australian rugby community was getting ahead of themselves – and we don’t really think we were – yesterday’s 37-10 loss to the All Blacks has well and truly brought the team back to earth.
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Halloween arrived a week early in Auckland. This imported, fish-out-of-water concept insidiously leached its way into antipodean society.
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Just like a great meal, our sports lovers were treated to a memorable experience on Saturday evening.
The long drought suffered by the Wallabies at Eden Park has continued, with the All Blacks defeating Australia 37-10.
I’ve been struggling to put my finger on exactly what the Wallabies have been striving towards all throughout the Rugby Championship.
It’s too easy for Kiwis to dismiss the latest Bledisloe refereeing controversy as just another example of Wallaby whinging.
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On Saturday night, at Scully Park in Tamworth, Perth Spirit’s Pigs put on an impressive rugby display against a tough opposition.
New Zealand has completed a clean sweep over Australia for the 2016 season, winning the third Bledisloe Cup Test by 37 points to 10 at Eden Park in Auckland and in doing so have become the first tier one international side to record 18 straight victories.
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Match result: The Perth Spirit came away from the NRC championship game with a memorable win, pulling off a four-point victory to win the title despite travelling to the home soil of their opponents, the NSW Country Eagles.
Match result: The All Blacks have added another record to their collection, putting together an eighteenth-straight win, against the Wallabies at Eden Park.
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Michael Cheika has revealed the Wallabies have a secret weapon to trounce the dominant All Blacks finally.
Here’s some banter and reflection about rugby and beyond from a neutral perspective.
I had been hoping to write a report on the great victories by Leinster, Connacht and Ulster in the first round of the European Champions Cup (ERCC) over the weekend but those wins have been overshadowed by the tragic death of Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley at the age of 42.
The last article I posted touched on the topic of debutants in the Wallabies this year and how there has been a fair rotation of players in and out of the squad.
When the final whistle sounds on Saturday, and most likely the All Blacks celebrate yet another victory at Fortress Eden, attention will shift for the Wallabies to the Spring tour up north and a critical series of games.
The numbers heading into this Saturday’s third Bledisloe are remarkable, and being repeated Infinitum in the lead-up doesn’t make them any less astonishing, so permit me a quick recap:
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The Wallaroos have set out this week on perhaps the biggest assignment in the history of this team.
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