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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.

Last updated: 28 February, 2017

Wallabies Articles

Why the Wallabies’ Indigenous jersey should be permanent

Why the Wallabies’ Indigenous jersey should be permanent

by , 22 Jul 2017

The unveiling of the Wallabies’ first Indigenous jersey moved Kurtley Beale close to tears. I must admit, I felt overcome by emotion when first seeing it too.

Wallabies’ world ranking could be set to plummet

Wallabies’ world ranking could be set to plummet

by , 20 Jul 2017

The recent Lions tour really shook up the rugby environment.

Cheika looks forward to Jones rugby duel

Cheika looks forward to Jones rugby duel

by , 20 Jul 2017

Wallabies mentor Michael Cheika is looking forward to locking coaching horns with Alan Jones, one of several predecessors from whom he has sought advice.

Michael Cheika names Wallabies train-on squad for Bledisloe Cup

Michael Cheika names Wallabies train-on squad for Bledisloe Cup

by , 19 Jul 2017 Popular article!

Michael Cheika has named an extended train-on squad for the Wallabies ahead of the start of their Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup campaigns next month.

Rod Kafer to seek an Australian rugby style

by , 19 Jul 2017

Former Wallaby Rod Kafer wants Australian rugby to shed its predictability and return to its innovative ways.

Former Wallaby Rod Kafer appointed to development role

Former Wallaby Rod Kafer appointed to development role

by , 18 Jul 2017 Video

The Australian Rugby Union have appointed former Wallabies player Rod Kafer to a new role where he will lead the facilitation of Australia’s elite coach development program.

Grassroots vital for indigenous rugby: Beale

Grassroots vital for indigenous rugby: Beale

by , 18 Jul 2017

Kurtley Beale hopes a special jersey will provide the inspiration that will boost the disappointingly small number of indigenous Wallabies.

Folau-Foley combo to test All Blacks

Folau-Foley combo to test All Blacks

by , 12 Jul 2017

Wallabies’ five-eighth Bernard Foley will keep backing the aerial ability of high-flying fullback Israel Folau, even against the mighty All Blacks.

Super Rugby Round 16 part 2: Crying out for attention

Super Rugby Round 16 part 2: Crying out for attention

by , 6 Jul 2017

Believe it or not, this is the penultimate round of Super Rugby. But rather than everyone tuning up and tapering in on their run to the playoffs, we’re going to have another weekend of playing under the radar.

Remembering Wallaby “Mac” Ramsay – WW2 Hell Ship victim

Remembering Wallaby “Mac” Ramsay – WW2 Hell Ship victim

by , 30 Jun 2017

Saturday marks the 75th anniversary of the death of star Wallaby forward Kenelm “Mac” Ramsay aboard a Japanese Hell Ship in WW2.


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