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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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Reds re-sign Slipper, Simmons and Frisby

Reds re-sign Slipper, Simmons and Frisby

by , 24 Apr 2015

The Queensland Reds have re-signed captain James Slipper, vice-captain Rob Simmons and young half Nick Frisby.

SPIRO: Rugby remembers the Anzacs in the true spirit of their sacrifice

SPIRO: Rugby remembers the Anzacs in the true spirit of their sacrifice

by , 24 Apr 2015 Video

Life is short but remembered destiny is long. That truth is at the heart of the Anzac commemorations, especially on the occasion of the 100 years commemoration of the Australian and New Zealand troops landing at Gallipoli.

Pick Matt Giteau for the Rugby World Cup – Roarers have spoken

Pick Matt Giteau for the Rugby World Cup – Roarers have spoken

by , 24 Apr 2015

We asked Roarers in a poll after the news broke that experienced Wallabies would remain available for national duty if they are playing for overseas clubs who would you pick, and if you thought it was a good move.

Scrumma-mogram: Wallabies scrum (Part 1)

Scrumma-mogram: Wallabies scrum (Part 1)

by , 24 Apr 2015

Welcome back to the forum! Today we have three clips, which is a report card of sorts.

The ARU’s new eligibility rules could kill Super Rugby

The ARU’s new eligibility rules could kill Super Rugby

by , 24 Apr 2015 Video

The ARU’s decision to open up Wallaby eligibility to European-based players is a slippery slope. A better alternative would be for SANZAR as a whole to open up eligibility within Super Rugby as it expands.

Wallabies hail ARU masterstroke as calls grow for Smith and Giteau to return

by , 24 Apr 2015 Video

Wallabies past and present have hailed the ARU’s decision to allow elite overseas-based players to remain in the Test frame a masterstroke as calls grow louder for Matt Giteau and George Smith to return for this year’s Rugby World Cup.

Quade “deciphering” elgibility rules with an eye on Toulon offer

by , 24 Apr 2015 Video

Quade Cooper is “deciphering” the new Wallabies eligibility rules and will make a decision on his future in the next fortnight, his manager Khoder Nasser says.

Phil Waugh backs George Smith to return for Wallabies

by , 24 Apr 2015 Video

Already blessed with two world-class openside flankers, Phil Waugh wants the Wallabies to add a third to the mix – 34-year-old George Smith.

Foley backs Hodgson for Rugby World Cup

by , 24 Apr 2015 Video

Western Force captain Matt Hodgson will be a powerful asset to the Wallabies at this year’s World Cup if he can regain his hot form over coming months, according to former Australian hooker Michael Foley.

Tevita Kuridrani back in boost for Brumbies

by , 24 Apr 2015 Video

The Brumbies have been boosted by the return of Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani from injury as they attempt to get their Super Rugby campaign back on track against the Highlanders on Friday.


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