From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
After two hard-fought wins against the Springboks and Argentina, the Wallabies have a real opportunity to win the Rugby Championship in Sydney next week, provided they don’t start believing their own press.
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Though the four teams have spent the week travelling home or preparing to travel away again, here at the Big Questions we don’t get luxuries such as a week off.
Michael Cheika has recalled Wycliff Palu and Matt Giteau to the Wallabies squad to play New Zealand in Sydney next Saturday.
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Lock Kane Douglas will be available for Wallabies selection after signing a three-year deal with the Queensland Reds.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will have the appeal against his four-game “Deflate-gate” suspension heard in a New York federal court, a judge in Minnesota has ruled. US District Court Judge Richard Kyle ruled on Thursday that despite the union filing its appeal of the ban in Minnesota, the NFL had taken the matter […]
Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper is relieved and peeved after being cleared to tackle the All Blacks in next week’s Rugby Championship decider in Sydney.
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There are just as many questions as ever over Michael Cheika’s World Cup plans as the Wallabies turn their attention to the might of New Zealand.
The NRC marquee Wallabies allocations were announced on Monday, and while there were no great surprises among the names listed, the allocations themselves highlighted why the NRC will be very important for several players on the Wallabies’ periphery.
Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper remains on tenterhooks after having his SANZAR judicial hearing adjourned on Wednesday night.
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It’s taken them six years to get the deal done, but the Western Force have finally lured former Springboks flyhalf Peter Grant their way.
The Queensland Reds are still on the hunt for an experienced five-eighth to replace Quade Cooper despite the re-signing of young pair Jake McIntyre and Sam Greene.
Heyneke Meyer, the intense Springboks coach, talked up the positives after the 27-20 loss his side suffered at the hands and feet of a resilient, occasionally brilliant All Blacks side at Ellis Park.
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Rugby makes men. Women too these days, and fine women they are, but still overwhelmingly, it makes men.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has taken exception to the trash-talking of Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal as Quade Cooper’s contract saga turns nasty.
Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper has arrived home confident of being cleared of foul play and allowed to tackle the All Blacks in next week’s Rugby Championship decider in Sydney.
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Eyeing a final Test against All Blacks legend Richie McCaw on Australian soil, flanker David Pocock says intense competition within the Wallabies ranks is bringing out the best in his own game.
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The Roar of the crowdYour sports opinion. Write your own article
It’s that time again. It’s time to see which side is best prepared for the hostilities of Rugby World Cup 2015.
I write this article on picking my pack to play the All Blacks as someone who has long been out of the loop.
Aside from a few memorable exceptions, the established powers of rugby have generally cruised past all rivals on the way to the final eight at the Rugby World Cup.
Last week it was announced that the FFA Cup round of 32 would be streamed live.
The father of evolutionary thought Charles Darwin had little time for those in the numbers game.
Picture this. A picture tells a thousand words. It left a haunting image in my mind. We are constantly told to look at the global picture. In a World Cup year, that picture is of your captain holding the William Webb Ellis trophy aloft.
In the weekend’s Springboks versus All Blacks game, the decision was made in the 61st minute to go to uncontested scrums.
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Hoy wrote an excellent article yesterday in which no less than seven Wallabies combinations were discussed.
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When Isaac Newton discovered rugby back in 1663 after a fellow Cambridge student threw an apple at him, even a man of his immense mathematical intellect couldn’t have predicted where the professional game would be some 350 years later.
With the Rugby World Cup just under two months away the beginnings of a Wallabies team is coming together. But who will steer the ship at five-eighth and inside centre?
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Rugby union supporters are an odd bunch, this much we all know and proudly accept it as fact. In some ways we are unique, in other ways we are horribly predictable.
After watching the Springboks getting agonisingly close to beating both Australia and New Zealand, the disappointment and anger have worn off. Clear thoughts are slowly emerging from the red mist of frustration and disappointment as yet more inconsistent performances from the Springboks were evident.
The New Zealand All Blacks have been devastated with shock news that they will be disqualified from appearing in the next instalment of New Zealand’s “Dancing With the Stars”.
Just as the Springboks needed to beat the All Blacks in Johannesburg, the Wallabies need to win in Sydney.
Ever since the first Test matches of the early 1900s and probably even before that, as a game, rugby has been all about identity.
Once again, the response to our DIY player ratings for the Wallabies was overwhelming, with just under 1000 entries.
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