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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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Another week, another thumping. Watching the Wallabies shouldn’t be like this…

Another week, another thumping. Watching the Wallabies shouldn’t be like this…

by , 30 Aug 2016 Popular article! Video

This was going to the be the column in which I’d buck convention and actually pinpoint some things the Wallabies could hang their hat on going forward. The Sydney post-mortem seemed to go on much longer than I can ever remember, and it just seemed to me that some positivity was desperately needed.

They copied us! Should the Wallabies start playing like Kiwis?

They copied us! Should the Wallabies start playing like Kiwis?

by , 30 Aug 2016

Growing up and beginning to follow rugby in the late 90s was great for any young Australian. The rugby world rotated around the Southern Axis of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

A Black bridge too far

A Black bridge too far

by , 30 Aug 2016

“Comparison is the thief of joy”, said Teddy Roosevelt. It is a valuable mantra, applicable in everyday life but especially as a sport spectator.

Can Michael Cheika turn it around?

Can Michael Cheika turn it around?

by , 30 Aug 2016

Reading Spiro’s piece on the attributes of Michael Cheika, I couldn’t help but agree with at least one of the sentiments that Mr Cheika ends to tone down the rhetoric on refereeing.

Cheika needs to be brave after Bledisloe II

Cheika needs to be brave after Bledisloe II

by , 30 Aug 2016

As the dust settles on another Bledisloe defeat, it’s time to really sit back and take stock of where the Wallabies are.

ARU Alert: Has Michael Cheika gone rogue?

ARU Alert: Has Michael Cheika gone rogue?

by , 29 Aug 2016 Popular article! Video

The ARU has a major problem confronting it. The embattled Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has gone rogue.

The Wrap: Wallabies regain credibility? You have to be kidding

The Wrap: Wallabies regain credibility? You have to be kidding

by , 29 Aug 2016 Popular article!

Forget any nonsense spoken about the Wallabies clawing back lost credibility in Wellington on Saturday. That’s just pure straw clutching.

I’m not under pressure: Cheika

by , 28 Aug 2016 Video

Michael Cheika insists he doesn’t feel his job’s under pressure as the Wallabies begin picking up the pieces from a disastrous Bledisloe Cup campaign.

SANZAAR right not to cite Franks: Hansen

by , 28 Aug 2016 Video

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says SANZAAR’s decision not to cite Owen Franks over an alleged eye gouge on Wallaby Kane Douglas shows the danger of rushing to judgement without viewing all the angles.

Bledisloe ref meet didn’t happen: Hansen

by , 28 Aug 2016

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has flatly refuted a Wallabies’ allegation he had a secret meeting with referee Romain Poite before the second Bledisloe Cup Test.


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