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wallabies-iconThe Wallabies are one of the heavyweight nations of international rugby and are currently ranked second in the IRB world rankings since reaching the semi-finals of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

The Wallabies hold the distinction of having competed in all seven editions of Rugby World Cups, having won the tournament twice, made the final on one separate occasion and made the semi-finals and quarter-finals twice each in the remaining four editions of the tournament.

The Wallabies traditionally compete in the annual Tri-Nations tournament with New Zealand and South Africa, and have won the competition on three occasions.

The Wallabies compete in the Rugby Championship with the All Blacks, Springboks and Argentina, with the four-team tournament introduced in 2012, replacing the existing Tri-Nations format that had been in operation since 1996.

Australia’s rivalry with the All Blacks culminates in the showdown for the Bledisloe Cup, which the Wallabies have held 12 times in the history of competing for the trophy.

The Wallabies, along with the All Blacks and Springboks, are the most successful nation in World Cup history winning the Webb Ellis Trophy on two occasions, while also losing a final at home to England in 2003.

In addition to the All Blacks and Springboks, the Wallabies also have firmly-established rivalries with England and France and compete for the Cook Cup and Tophie des Bicentenaires respectively.

Former captain George Gregan currently holds the record for the highest-capped Wallabies player, having played in the green and gold 139 times, 59 of those as captain. Flanker George Smith remains the highest-capped forward, having represented Australia on 110 occasions. David Campese holds the record for the most Wallabies tries scored, while Michael Lynagh remains the Wallabies all-time leading pointscorer, with 911.

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Wallabies Articles

Springboks kick and All Blacks run: Busting rugby myths

Springboks kick and All Blacks run: Busting rugby myths

by , 23 Apr 2014

We parrot. We repeat. We regurgitate received wisdom. This causes mythologies to develop, myths that make us feel wise. The echoes from others confirm our myths. One of the most repeated myths in rugby is that South Africa kicks all the time and looks to win with penalties, and New Zealand looks to run and […]

Who will wear the Wallabies No. 13 in 2014?

Who will wear the Wallabies No. 13 in 2014?

by , 22 Apr 2014

As the Super 15 season surges along and the Test window draws ever closer, all rugby fans inevitably begin to pick their personal first XVs. A perusal of the comments on any rugby article on The Roar will offer up a bucketload of different variations, with only Quade Cooper, Stephen Moore, Michael Hooper, Israel Folau […]

Ink in Will Skelton for France Tests

Ink in Will Skelton for France Tests

by , 21 Apr 2014

Former Wallabies have been adamant Waratahs behemoth Will Skelton must bide his time before being awarded a Wallaby jumper. Bollocks. At 203 centimetres and 135 kilograms Skelton has the man-power to make his presence felt at international level, with Waratahs coach Michael Cheika, and Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie more than capable of giving Skelton a […]

The Wallabies squad, if picked tomorrow

The Wallabies squad, if picked tomorrow

by , 20 Apr 2014

This Super Rugby season has been highly enjoyable, especially as an Australian supporter, due to its competitiveness and quality. As a result of this there are many Australian Super Rugby players that are putting their hands up for Test selection. It is also great to see certain players evolving their game and adopting attributes that […]

Rebels want more Wallabies

by , 20 Apr 2014

The Wallabies are an endangered species at the Melbourne Rebels with coach Tony McGahan doing all he can to boost their numbers. Following the departure of Kurtley Beale, James O’Connor and Nick Phipps, skipper Scott Higginbotham is the only Test player amongst the Rebels’ ranks – although he missed the international season last year through […]

O’Connor and the Barbarians would give the Wallabies a run for their money

O’Connor and the Barbarians would give the Wallabies a run for their money

by , 19 Apr 2014

After the release of the Wallabies end-of-year tour schedule, this writer and rugby lover thought it would be interesting to take a look at a possible Barbarians side that could face the Aussies later in the year. The star-studded squad that will face England in June (see below) gives us an idea of the talent […]

Wallabies have next to no chance this season

Wallabies have next to no chance this season

by , 19 Apr 2014

A few days ago, one of my pub-pals Monty String posted the gist of my conversation with him regarding my thoughts on the invincibility of the All Blacks this year. This was done with my permission. But for some reason, a couple of Roarers decided that I – full name Rex Godwin – am a […]

Golden Wallabies of 1991-92 are our best

Golden Wallabies of 1991-92 are our best

by , 18 Apr 2014

In a recent article praising the qualities of Nick Cummins, Spiro Zavos mentioned in passing that he thought the 1991 Wallabies team was the best in our history. Is Spiro correct in this assessment? My short answer is yes. It is generally acknowledged that our three best Wallaby XVs were 1984, 1991 and 1999. These […]

Wallabies Spring Tour dates and opponents announced

Wallabies Spring Tour dates and opponents announced

by , 16 Apr 2014

The ARU have announced the dates and opponents for the Wallabies Spring Tour this year. Australia will play England, Ireland, France and Wales, as well as the Barbarians. The full release is below: “Australian Rugby Union today announced the dates for the Wallabies 2014 Spring Tour, with fixtures against Six Nations Champions Ireland and next […]

Old Roarer Rex’s guide to beating the All Blacks

Old Roarer Rex’s guide to beating the All Blacks

by , 13 Apr 2014

Rex is the oldest Roarer known to man. He saw the great ones: Clive Churchill, Gus Risman and Puig Aubert. And when I asked him the other day how the Wallabies could defeat the All Blacks, he winced. “The only way we’ll beat them this year is if we tie their bootlaces together,” said Rex. […]


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