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wallabies-iconThe Wallabies are one of the heavyweight nations of international rugby and are currently ranked second 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 Tri-Nations tournament with New Zealand and South Africa, 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 pointscorer, with 911.

Wallabies matchday 23 to compete in Round 4 of the 2014 Rugby Championship

Team to play Argentina at Skilled Park, Queensland
1. James Slipper
2. Tatafu Polota-Nau
3. Sekope Kepu
4. Sam Carter
5. Rob Simmons
6. Scott Fardy
7. Michael Hooper
8. Ben McCalman
9. Nick Phipps
10. Bernard Foley
11. Rob Horne
12. Matt Toomua
13. Tevita Kuridrani
14. Peter Betham
15. Israel Folau

Replacements
James Hanson, Pek Cowan, Ben Alexander, James Horwill, Scott Higginbotham, Matt Hodgson, Nic White, Kurtley Beale.

Wallabies Fixtures 2014

2014 Wallabies squad

2014 Wallabies squad profiles

Wallabies Articles

SPIRO: The Wallabies need to be smarter and fitter like the Waratahs

SPIRO: The Wallabies need to be smarter and fitter like the Waratahs

by , 15 Sep 2014 Popular article! Video

The good news is that the Wallabies (as the ARU’s media statement on the Test proudly announced) have won back-to-back home victories in the 2014 Rugby Championship. Moreover, given the Springboks’ splendid play against the All Blacks, the victory at Perth over South Africa must rate higher than we judged it. The bad news is […]

The NRC wrap Round 4: First semi-finalist locked in?

The NRC wrap Round 4: First semi-finalist locked in?

by , 15 Sep 2014 Video

With Melbourne Rising still unbeaten after four rounds and now a bonus-point win clear of the chasing pack, it is hard to imagine them not playing in – or even hosting – one of the inaugural National Rugby Championship semi-finals. The Melbourne juggernaut kicked off Round 4 on Thursday night with another crushing win. They’re […]

Wallabies need a dose of consistency and commitment

Wallabies need a dose of consistency and commitment

by , 15 Sep 2014 Video

It’s great the Wallabies beat the teak-tough Pumas 32-25 on the Gold Coast last Saturday night, but not in the way they did it. It’s even better the Wallabies are back to number two in the world rankings, but there’s daylight to the All Blacks so don’t get too carried away. But the immediate giveaway […]

Wallabies lose Polota-Nau for season

by , 15 Sep 2014 Video

Luckless Wallabies front-rower Tatafu Polota-Nau is set to miss the rest of the season and may require ankle surgery after Australia’s painful hooker crisis continued this weekend. Scans have shown Polota-Nau suffered a syndesmosis injury in the first half of Saturday night’s 32-25 win over Argentina on the Gold Coast and is looking at two […]

Wallabies hold on to beat the Pumas but something has to change

Wallabies hold on to beat the Pumas but something has to change

by , 14 Sep 2014 Popular article! Video

In front of a paltry crowd of only 14,281 the Wallabies held on to beat the Pumas on Saturday night. But they were lucky to escape with the victory after  the Pumas blew a huge chance to level the match up in the final minute. The Wallabies came out full of running, and Michael Hooper scored after just […]

Wallabies just hold on against Pumas

Wallabies just hold on against Pumas

by , 14 Sep 2014 Video

Australia’s hooker curse struck again with milestone man Tatafu Polota-Nau injured as the Wallabies’ survived an Argentine comeback for a nerve-wracking 32-25 victory on Saturday night. Polota-Nau, playing his first match in six weeks, only lasted until halftime before succumbing to an ankle problem that has him in doubt for the rest of the Rugby […]

If a tree falls… Wallabies win but Gold Coast ignores Test clash with Pumas

by , 14 Sep 2014 Video

The Wallabies have vowed to win back the fans after drawing their lowest home Test crowd this century. Only 14,281 patrons turned out at Cbus Super Stadium to watch Australia survive a late Argentine onslaught and win 32-25 on Saturday night. There were six tries and plenty of attacking rugby from a hot-and-cold Wallabies outfit […]

[VIDEO] Wallabies vs Argentina: 2014 Rugby Championship highlights, scores, blog

[VIDEO] Wallabies vs Argentina: 2014 Rugby Championship highlights, scores, blog

by , 13 Sep 2014 Popular article! Video

The Wallabies will be looking to make it two wins from two starts when they host Argentina at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast on Saturday night. Join The Roar for live scores and updates from 8:00pm (AEST). The two most improved sides of the 2014 campaign will meet each other for the 5th time […]

The Ewen McKenzie brief: One coach in three persons

The Ewen McKenzie brief: One coach in three persons

by , 13 Sep 2014 Video

Ewen McKenzie wears three hats – he’s the Wallabies coach, he must select the best side to win every Test, and he must mentor attractive, open rugby to keep the turnstiles clicking. Hat one is obvious, but hat two has a major question mark over it, while hat three is a direct result of hat […]

Wallaby strategy leading into the 2015 Rugby World Cup

Wallaby strategy leading into the 2015 Rugby World Cup

by , 13 Sep 2014

It is a very exciting time in world rugby, with a number of big events on the horizon. We have the rest of the Rugby Championship to be played out, the upcoming spring tour of Europe and the Six Nations tournament before we hit the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England next September. While many […]


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