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The Wallabies are one of the finest rugby teams in the world, and representing Australia are currently ranked second 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 withNew 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, taking the reigns from former coach Ewen McKenzie who resigned in October 2014.

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Cheika will surely mix up his selections against England

Cheika will surely mix up his selections against England

by , 31 May 2016

With the debate around the selections for the upcoming Wallabies Test series against England, it’s a good time to review Michael Cheika’s selection strategies from 2015.

Wallabies embracing high expectations against England

by , 31 May 2016

The last time the Wallabies set up camp on the Sunshine Coast, they were a team in flux.

Horwill thrilled to be back with Wallabies

by , 31 May 2016

Former Wallabies skipper James Horwill was honeymooning in Mykonos, convinced his Test days were over when a shock call from Michael Cheika revived his international career.

A monster Wallaby side to take on the Poms

A monster Wallaby side to take on the Poms

by , 30 May 2016

The Aussie Test series against the Poms draws nearer and nearer by the second, and the thought of putting 50 on these tea-drinking, Queen-hailing pansies is mouth-watering.

Harris to miss Wallabies over hamstring

by , 29 May 2016 Video

Mike Harris’ return to the Wallabies fold appears over before it even begins after he suffered a hamstring tear in the Melbourne Rebels’ Super Rugby win over the Western Force.

Cheika brings Horwill in from the cold

by , 28 May 2016

James Horwill could have kept his feet up and counted his cash, but the Test discard was hungry to resurrect his international rugby career.

The talking points: Super Rugby Round 14

The talking points: Super Rugby Round 14

by , 27 May 2016

It’s the last weekend of Super Rugby for the next month, and thankfully, the competition is going to go into its recess with a bang. By my count, six of the eight games can have some kind of bearing on the race to the playoffs.

Fijian rugby deserves more respect over Hayne

Fijian rugby deserves more respect over Hayne

by , 27 May 2016 Popular article!

The announcement that Jarryd Hayne would be throwing his hat in the ring for the Fijian rugby sevens team drew a lot of opinions from commentators from around the world.

Horwill’s Wallaby return deserved: Slipper

by , 27 May 2016

Former captain James Horwill’s omission from last year’s Wallabies World Cup squad had many thinking it was the end of the second-rower’s international career.

Cheika welcomes Jones’ rugby challenge

by , 27 May 2016

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has welcomed Eddie Jones’ promise of an “enormous scrap” in next month’s blockbuster series with England with a selection smokescreen and wry grin.


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