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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 despite an up-and-down 2016 season where they had been ranked as high as No.2 and as low as No.4.

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.

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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

Wallabies depth in 2017: The backs

Wallabies depth in 2017: The backs

by , 23 Feb 2017

Following on from my previous article on depth in the Wallabies forwards, I am going to explore backline depth in 2017.

Polota-Nau regrets “disservice” to Wallabies but ready to face Tahs

Polota-Nau regrets “disservice” to Wallabies but ready to face Tahs

by , 23 Feb 2017

Tatafu Polota-Nau admits part of him now regrets playing through the immense pain of a broken forearm last year because it blocked Australia’s up-and-coming hookers from developing.

George Smith still rates among world rugby’s best

George Smith still rates among world rugby’s best

by , 22 Feb 2017 Video

Today we will be studying maths. First question: what do these numbers have in common: 164, 142, 110, 105. Just to give another clue, here’s one more set: 117, 111, 32, 67.

Rob Simmons aiming for Wallabies redemption

Rob Simmons aiming for Wallabies redemption

by , 22 Feb 2017

Queensland Reds lock Rob Simmons admits he has a point to prove after falling in and out of favour with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika last year.

Another Wallaby commits to 2019 World Cup

Another Wallaby commits to 2019 World Cup

by , 21 Feb 2017

He had a breakthrough year in 2016, and now Dane Haylett-Petty has his sights set on the 2019 World Cup, having announced an extension to his current contract with the Western Force and ARU.

Wallabies depth in 2017: The forwards

Wallabies depth in 2017: The forwards

by , 21 Feb 2017

Michael Cheika has related on many occasions that to build a winning Wallabies team he needs to build depth, both to increase competition for spots and to cover potential injuries.

Wallabies to meet Pumas in Canberra clash

Wallabies to meet Pumas in Canberra clash

by , 21 Feb 2017

Stephen Larkham will be right at home as a newly-fulltime Wallabies assistant coach with Australia to take on Argentina in Canberra as international rugby makes a return to the national capital.

A tribute to my mate Vicks

A tribute to my mate Vicks

by , 20 Feb 2017

I’d just arrived in Australia when I first met Dan Vickerman at a coffee shop in Canberra. It is no stretch to say that our meeting changed the course of my life.

Wallabies headed for Canberra in 2017 with Rugby Championship Test

Wallabies headed for Canberra in 2017 with Rugby Championship Test

by , 20 Feb 2017

Wallabies fans in Canberra have something to look forward to this year, with the ARU announcing the nation’s capital will host one of Australia’s home Rugby Championship Tests in 2017.

Vale Dan Vickerman

Vale Dan Vickerman

by , 20 Feb 2017

In light of the tragic news which broke yesterday, The Roar is today mourning the death of former Wallaby great Dan Vickerman, who died at his home on Saturday night aged just 37.


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