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The Wallabies are one of the finest rugby teams in the world, and representing Australia are currently ranked third in the World Rugby Rankings after reaching the Rugby World Cup final in 2015.

The Wallabies hold the distinction of having competed in all eight editions of Rugby World Cups, having won the tournament twice, finished runners-up twice and made the semi-finals and quarter-finals twice each.

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. They took sweet revenge in 2015 knocking England out of their home tournament in the pool stages and went on to face the All Blacks in the final at Twickenham.

The Wallabies compete in the annual Rugby Championship tournament with New Zealand, South Africa, and Argentina, which is a four-team tournament that evolved from the Tri-Nations in 2012 to include the South American team. The Wallabies have won the Tri-Nations on three occasions in 2000, 2001 and 2011, and most recently won the Rugby Championship in 2015.

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.

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 Trophee 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 most-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 point-scorer, with 911.

Michael Cheika is the current head coach of the Wallabies, having taken the reigns from former coach Ewen McKenzie who resigned in October 2014.

Wallabies Articles

Defence: Not such an easy fix

Defence: Not such an easy fix

by , 10 Dec 2016

The supposed fitness of the Wallabies has been discussed most of this year, with many highlighting the lack of cohesion in the Wallabies last 20 minutes as evidence.

Wallabies 2017: Casting an eye over the potential backs

Wallabies 2017: Casting an eye over the potential backs

by , 9 Dec 2016

Continuing on from the discussion of forwards in Australian rugby that I’ll be looking out for is my delve into the backs as I start to check off my Christmas wish list of who I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for in the 2017 Super Rugby season.

Wallabies Spring Tour report card: Roar Live episode 2

Wallabies Spring Tour report card: Roar Live episode 2

by , 8 Dec 2016 Video

This week on Roar Live we’re talking with Roar expert Brett McKay on the Wallabies Spring Tour. What went right? What went wrong? Who’s to praise and who’s to blame?

Wallabies 2017: Casting an eye over the potential forwards

Wallabies 2017: Casting an eye over the potential forwards

by , 8 Dec 2016

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has conceded “when you play 15 Tests against the top eight nations in one year, there’s no easy games”.

The clown is a genius (against the media)

The clown is a genius (against the media)

by , 8 Dec 2016

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.

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

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

by , 7 Dec 2016

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

Wallabies remain maddeningly inconsistent throughout 2016

Wallabies remain maddeningly inconsistent throughout 2016

by , 7 Dec 2016

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

Is this really the Australian way?

Is this really the Australian way?

by , 7 Dec 2016 Popular article!

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.

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

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

by , 7 Dec 2016

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.

Time to put the boot into the Wallabies

Time to put the boot into the Wallabies

by , 7 Dec 2016

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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