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Wallabies

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 point-scorer, with 911.

Wallabies matchday 23 to play Wales

1. James Slipper (Queensland Reds- 59 Tests)
2. Saia Fainga’a (Queensland Reds – 32 Tests)
3. Sekope Kepu (NSW Waratahs – 48 Tests)
4. Sam Carter (ACT Brumbies – 8 Tests)
5. Rob Simmons (Queensland Reds – 46 Tests)
6. Sean McMahon (Melbourne Rebels – Uncapped)
7. Michael Hooper (c – NSW Waratahs – 38 Tests)
8. Ben McCalman (Western Force – 34 Tests)
9. Nick Phipps (NSW Waratahs – 24 Tests)
10. Bernard Foley (NSW Waratahs – 14 Tests)
11. Joe Tomane (ACT Brumbies – 12 Tests)
12. Christian Leali’ifano (ACT Brumbies – 14 Tests)
13. Tevita Kuridrani (ACT Brumbies – 17 Tests)
14. Adam Ashley-Cooper (NSW Waratahs – 100 Tests)
15. Israel Folau (NSW Waratahs – 25 Tests)

Reserves
James Hanson (Queensland Reds – 5 Tests)
Tetera Faulkner (Western Force – Uncapped)
Ben Alexander (ACT Brumbies – 69 Tests)
James Horwill (Queensland Reds – 56 Tests)
Will Skelton (NSW Waratahs – 4 Tests)
Matt Hodgson (Western Force – 9 Tests)
Will Genia (Queensland Reds – 55 Tests)
Quade Cooper (Queensland Reds – 50 Tests)
Rob Horne (NSW Waratahs – 22 Tests)

Wallabies Fixtures 2014

2014 Wallabies squad

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Wallabies Articles

Dennis to clear the air with Pocock, Moore

by , 28 Mar 2015 Video

NSW Waratahs captain Dave Dennis doesn’t believe he needs to sound out David Pocock, when Australia’s World Cup hopefuls enter camp on Sunday, to ensure there’s no statewide division in the Wallabies’ ranks following the Brumbies star’s moral crusading.

The five Wallabies who’ll win us the World Cup

The five Wallabies who’ll win us the World Cup

by , 27 Mar 2015

I wrote an article earlier this week discussing the immense talent of Israel Folau. However Folau is not the most important player for the Wallabies’ hopes of winning the Rugby World Cup.

Butler forcing Cheika to revise Wallabies train-on squad

by , 26 Mar 2015 Video

Uncapped Brumbies flanker Jarrad Butler looms as a potential Rugby World Cup bolter, as Wallabies coach Michael Cheika prepares to revise his train-on squad for the global showpiece.

“This game has descended into chaos” – What a week in rugby

“This game has descended into chaos” – What a week in rugby

by , 25 Mar 2015 Video

It was a big weekend in rugby. I’ve got a few opinions about it all, which will surprise everyone.

Pocock won’t captain the Wallabies: Greg Martin

Pocock won’t captain the Wallabies: Greg Martin

by , 24 Mar 2015

David Pocock’s principled stand against homophobia on the rugby field will cost him any chance of captaining Australia again, says former Wallaby Greg Martin.

Folau a Wallabies centre option

by , 24 Mar 2015

Fullback Israel Folau is emerging as a serious World Cup outside centre option for the Wallabies after outpointing incumbent Tevita Kuridrani.

Is Michael Cheika blinking at the Welsh and English try-fest?

Is Michael Cheika blinking at the Welsh and English try-fest?

by , 23 Mar 2015

Should Wallaby coach Michael Cheika be concerned Wales scored eight tries and England seven in the final round of the Six Nations at the weekend?

Who makes your uncapped Wallabies side?

Who makes your uncapped Wallabies side?

by , 21 Mar 2015

With so many Wallabies departing the Australian rugby scene after the World Cup in November I decided to try and identify the next breed of Wallabies by selecting an uncapped Wallabies XV.

What would the Wallabies squad look like if picked today?

What would the Wallabies squad look like if picked today?

by , 19 Mar 2015

With Australia’s Super Rugby teams turning in seriously mixed results, and the news that Australia has sunk to sixth on the IRB World Rankings, let’s look at who is shaping up to make the Wallabies in the upcoming Rugby Championship and World Cup.

Roar Wallaby form teams  after Round 5

Roar Wallaby form teams after Round 5

by , 19 Mar 2015

There are 4 Wallaby Form teams after Round 5.


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