Wallabies

wallabies-iconThe Wallabies are one of the heavyweight nations of international rugby and are currently ranked sixth 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 Rugby Championship tournament with New Zealand and South Africa, and Argentina, 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 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.

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SPIRO: Watch out Wallabies, Fiji and England, here come Wales!

SPIRO: Watch out Wallabies, Fiji and England, here come Wales!

by , 2 Sep 2015 Video

Late on Sunday afternoon, I received this email from a knowledgeable English rugby friend: “Wales looked good yesterday with a new strong front row going strongly. The whole XV looked pretty fit (not always the case!). Star man was reserve flanker [Justin] Tipuric. Perhaps Wales will play two 7s against the Wallabies.”

Is it possible to pick the perfect World Cup squad?

Is it possible to pick the perfect World Cup squad?

by , 2 Sep 2015 Video

The Wallabies are about to play their final tune-up match before the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England. Before I preview the game against the USA Eagles at Soldier Field, Chicago, I’ll run through a few thoughts on the All Blacks’ squad.

Beers, bowties and the spirit of rugby

Beers, bowties and the spirit of rugby

by , 2 Sep 2015 Video

Once upon a time, Wallaby legend Nick Farr-Jones said: “Rugby touring is a lot like sex – when it’s good it’s really good, and when it’s not good… well, it’s still pretty darn good.”

Flying Tomane out to earn World Cup wing spot against Eagles

by , 2 Sep 2015 Video

Joe Tomane is determined to force Wallabies coach Michael Cheika’s hand and cut through the logjam of wingers vying for Rugby World Cup starting roles when he plays against the United States this weekend.

Three players join Wallabies squad in US

by , 1 Sep 2015 Video

Giant winger Taqele Naiyaravoro is a chance to make his Test debut against the United States in Chicago this weekend, after being one of three players called into help the Wallabies World Cup squad’s preparations.

SPIRO: The power of 31 for the Wallabies, Springboks and All Blacks

SPIRO: The power of 31 for the Wallabies, Springboks and All Blacks

by , 31 Aug 2015 Popular article! Video

The problem for selectors picking their squad to win Rugby World Cup 2015 is rather like trying to solve rubik’s cube, in the dark.

The Wrap: Hansen plots a conventional path with All Blacks squad

The Wrap: Hansen plots a conventional path with All Blacks squad

by , 31 Aug 2015 Video

If the hacktivists who recently gave Ashley Madison a fearful touch-up ever extend their work into Steve Hansen’s Facebook account, what would his profile reveal?

2015 Rugby World Cup: Halfpenny could worry Wallabies

2015 Rugby World Cup: Halfpenny could worry Wallabies

by , 31 Aug 2015 Video

Wales beat Ireland by six points in Dublin on the weekend. Since then, many Wallaby fans I’ve since talked to are worried that the man who scored most of the Welsh points – Leigh Halfpenny – could be the difference when Australia plays Wales in the Rugby World Cup.

To win the World Cup, Wallaby locks need to learn to tackle

To win the World Cup, Wallaby locks need to learn to tackle

by , 29 Aug 2015 Popular article!

It is often said that defence wins big games. The fact of the matter is that a whole combination of factors wins big games, but defence is certainly a crucial component.

Wallaby Beale up for World Cup challenge

by , 29 Aug 2015

Gifted back Kurtley Beale concedes it will be very difficult for him to regain a starting spot in the Wallabies’ side for the World Cup, but is excited by that challenge.


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