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First, a little bit of history. Coming from the depths of November 2013, it is probably tinged by more than a touch of nostalgia, given the current state of affairs in Australian rugby.
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Skills coach Mick Byrne is the most important link in the Wallaby camp right now.
Bernard Tomic has delivered a foul-mouthed spray to a heckler during his first-round match at the US Open in New York.
South Africa have recalled winger Lwazi Mvovo to their touring squad for the Rugby Championship matches in Australia and New Zealand next month.
The results are in! On Sunday we conducted our survey of how Roarers rated the Wallabies side that lined up for the second Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks. 765 responses came through, and we’ve totalled up the results.
This was going to the be the column in which I’d buck convention and actually pinpoint some things the Wallabies could hang their hat on going forward. The Sydney post-mortem seemed to go on much longer than I can ever remember, and it just seemed to me that some positivity was desperately needed.
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The Waratahs have bolstered their forward pack for the 2017 season with the signings of Wallaby Dean Mumm and former Brumby Leon Power.
The boss of New Zealand rugby says he’s wary of seeing too large a gulf in quality develop across the Tasman.
The ARU has a major problem confronting it. The embattled Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has gone rogue.
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Round 2 of the Rugby Championship at the weekend featured two French referees – Romain Poite who controlled the All Blacks-Wallaby international at Wellington, and Jerome Garces the Argentina-South Africa clash at the exotically named Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena in Salta.
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The new-look All Blacks player leadership has negotiated its sternest examination since Richie McCaw moved on, believes coach Steve Hansen.
Michael Cheika insists he doesn’t feel his job’s under pressure as the Wallabies begin picking up the pieces from a disastrous Bledisloe Cup campaign.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says SANZAAR’s decision not to cite Owen Franks over an alleged eye gouge on Wallaby Kane Douglas shows the danger of rushing to judgement without viewing all the angles.
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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has flatly refuted a Wallabies’ allegation he had a secret meeting with referee Romain Poite before the second Bledisloe Cup Test.
A week after letting a winning chance slip through their fingers, Argentina beat South Africa 26-24 in the Rugby Championship to claim only their second-ever victory over the Springboks.
The rumblings are getting louder to sack Michael Cheika as Wallaby coach.
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World Rugby’s third-ranked team visits number four in Brisbane next week. Both teams seem to be falling off a cliff, hanging on by fingertips, one kicking and screaming, the other regurgitating stale clichés about growing and learning.
I had never been so ashamed to be a Wallabies supporter as I was after the first Bledisloe Test. I felt sick to my stomach, and it wasn’t the fact that we lost. It was the lack of passion, interest and heart displayed by the Wallabies.
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Let’s be clear: the Wallabies played better in the second Bledisloe this weekend than they did in the first game.
After watching the second Bledisloe Cup Test last Saturday I could not help but feel a pang of sympathy for Quade Cooper.
In my student days, I worked at the Christchurch Casino. Casinos like to portray themselves as places of glitz and glamour but for many they are in fact pits of despair where lives gurgle down the drains.
There is a wonderful quote from Lt. General Alfred M Gray, the man brought in to reform the United States Marine Corps in 1987.
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Growing up and beginning to follow rugby in the late 90s was great for any young Australian. The rugby world rotated around the Southern Axis of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
“Comparison is the thief of joy”, said Teddy Roosevelt. It is a valuable mantra, applicable in everyday life but especially as a sport spectator.
Reading Spiro’s piece on the attributes of Michael Cheika, I couldn’t help but agree with at least one of the sentiments that Mr Cheika ends to tone down the rhetoric on refereeing.
As the dust settles on another Bledisloe defeat, it’s time to really sit back and take stock of where the Wallabies are.
Forget any nonsense spoken about the Wallabies clawing back lost credibility in Wellington on Saturday. That’s just pure straw clutching.
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Five Test matches into his tenure as Springbok head coach and the verdict is now in: Allister Coetzee is a failed coach.
The Bledisloe Cup is wrapped up for another year with New Zealand claiming a 29-9 win in the second Test, making the third Test a dead rubber. Here are the talking points from Game 2.
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Argentina will host the Springboks in what will be the first away match for Allister Coetzee as coach of the South African team. Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 5:40am (AEST).
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Former Wallaby great Stirling Mortlock didn’t hold back when itemising the team’s deficiencies in the wake of the All Blacks thumping in Bledisloe one.
Here we go again. The Bledisloe locked up for another year in New Zealand’s trophy cabinet with no apparent salvation in sight for the Wallabies.
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