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Watch Roar Live: All the wash-up from the Spring Tour with Brett McKay

Roar Live is back for another week, with all things Spring Tour on the agenda for us to discuss.

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Vote for the 2016 Breakout Sports Star of the Year: The Roar’s Sports Awards

Three down, three to go. We’re on the home straight of The Roar’s Sports Awards 2016, and it’s once again up to you to decide who finishes the year a winner.

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Wallabies remain maddeningly inconsistent throughout 2016

The 2016 season finished like it started for the Wallabies. With a loss to England.

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Is this really the Australian way?

They say that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing repeatedly while expecting different results. While the result of Saturday’s match against England will not make Michael Cheika a head-case, it should provoke some serious scratching of the cranium.

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Vote for the 2016 Team of the Year: The Roar’s Sports Awards

It’s awards season, and because we’re all about giving fans their say here at The Roar, it’s time for you to decide who the winners are in The Roar’s Sports Awards 2016.

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Bledisloe Cup set to make the move west to new Perth Stadium

Rugby union in Western Australia is set for a major shot in the arm, with the ARU announcing that Perth will host the Bledisloe Cup match in 2019 before the Rugby World Cup.

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Saracens have announced the signing of Australia international lock Will Skelton on a short-term deal.

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Get your rugby questions in for Roar Live

Roar Live is back today for another episode and we’re keen for you to get involved.

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Vote for the 2016 Media Personality of the Year: The Roar’s Sports Awards

The end of the year brings with it plenty of discussion about who had the best past 12 months, and in keeping with the spirit of our site, deciding who wins in The Roar‘s Sports Awards 2016 is entirely up to you.

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The England loss had its roots set back in June

Ah, the Wallabies. They giveth, and they taketh away. Often in the same match.

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Jones expects up to 15 Englishmen in Lions tour squad

Eddie Jones believes there could be 10 to 15 England players in the British and Irish Lions’ squad for next year’s tour to New Zealand.

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Former Wallabies fullback Chris Latham will reportedly run out for Queensland at the Brisbane Global Tens – eight years after he last donned the maroon jumper.

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England 37-21 Wallabies: Eddie Jones has last laugh over Michael Cheika

Eddie Jones has won the battle of the clowns over Michael Cheika with England’s emphatic 37 – 21, four tries to two, victory over Australia at Twickenham.

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Wallabies vs England DIY player ratings: The results

The results are in! Yesterday, we asked you to rate the Wallabies side that took to the field against England, and now we’ve added up the data from all of our responders to bring your our DIY player ratings from the Test.

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Wallabies future is bright, insists Cheika

Michael Cheika finishes 2016 with a Wallabies’ winning percentage almost as bad as the one that got Eddie Jones sacked 11 years ago but he insists the pain can be salved by future gain.

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Cheika pays respect to tormentor Jones

After a week of exchanging verbal volleys with England coach Eddie Jones, Michael Cheika played down any lasting animosity between him and his former Randwick teammate.

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Dane Haylett-Petty races away against England

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Ed Jenkins for the Aussie Thunderbolts

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Eddie Jones smiles and is happy

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Big Rory Arnold looking big.

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Stephen Moore Wallabies Australia Rugby Union Test Rugby Bledisloe Cup 2016

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Jack Nowell England Rugby Union 2016

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Israel Folau, Wallabies' fullback

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The Roar of the crowd

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Time for SARU to be honest with themselves

I must admit sitting in front of my PC attempting to write something about South African rugby feels like going to confession.

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The clown is a genius (against the media)

By all measures, Australian rugby has had a rather disappointing year. This has been book-ended by a series whitewash at the start and twin losses at the end.

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Pride and prejudice: The Wallaby way

“It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first.”

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WATCH: Players use their scrum skills to push an ambulance

Here’s proof that a rugby scrum is also useful in an emergency.

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Time to put the boot into the Wallabies

By Michael Campbell, 7 Dec 2016
Time to put the boot into the Wallabies

After a year to forget for the Wallabies. Played 15, won six and lost nine including four straight loses to England – it would be easy to kick a team while they’re down.

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England not ready to close gap on All Blacks just yet

The convincing win against the Wallabies at the weekend has left it very black and white who the best two rugby teams in the world are.

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It is time for a horses for courses coach

We have heard many times how coaches talk about a ‘horses for courses’ team – a team picked based on certain unique challenges and objectives.

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Aviva Premiership Week 10 wrap

By Rob Seltzer, 6 Dec 2016
Aviva Premiership Week 10 wrap

The last week before European competition kicks in again saw some big results.

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Notes from a year in gold

By 2Beers, 6 Dec 2016
Notes from a year in gold

It has been very much a mixed bag for the Wallabies this year, with a slow start, injuries and an unsettled line up for much of the year resulting in six wins from 15 starts. In the battle of the fly-halves, Bernard Foley is three wins from ten starts.

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Making the Wallabies great again

By Frank Frank, 5 Dec 2016 Video
Making the Wallabies great again

While contemplating the Wallabies’ spring tour it occurred to me how poor the Wallabies have become.

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Five talking points from England vs Wallabies Spring Tour Test

England has defeated Australia by a comfortable margin at Twickenham by 37 points to 21, the hosts outscoring the visitors by four tries to two in a hotly contested match.

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The Wrap: Wallabies go missing in the championship quarter

For Olympic 200m swimmers it’s the third lap that counts, the gut busting push back up the pool before pure adrenaline commandeers the body for the final sprint home. For 400m runners it’s on the final bend where the race is invariably won or lost.

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England vs Wallabies highlights: England win, 37-21

Match result: Australia gave up some early advantages on Sunday morning (AEDT) and were ultimately outpaced in the second half by a victorious English outfit, finishing with a scoreline of 21-37.

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The real reason for the closing rugby gap

Much has been made in Europe of the so-called closing of the gap between the northern and southern hemisphere rugby teams – but there’s more to this story than the Europeans would have us believe.

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England, bloody England

By Harry Jones, 3 Dec 2016
England, bloody England

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. This is the Test we’ve all been waiting for: will that cheek-faced gremlin Eddie Jones forever thwart poor blunt-spoken Michael Cheika?

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WATCH: Player takes advantage of rugby law in weird conversion attempt

It pays to know all the rugby laws in case the unexpected happens, like this rare moment in the National 1 competition in England.

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Australia's head coach Michael Cheika

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Manu Tuilagi

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Former Springboks fan before he burnt his jersey

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika (left) and captain Stephen Moore

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Michael Cheika, Wallabies head coach stares in bemusement

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Israel Folau Australia Wallabies Rugby Union 2016

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Springbok Requiem

By , 28 Nov 2016
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