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The Wallabies are one of the best rugby teams in the world and representing Australia, they are currently ranked third in the World Rugby rankings. After dropping to fifth in the rankings due to a disastrous June Test series, the Wallabies have improved to current rank after a number of solid performances in the back half of 2017.

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: 30 October, 2017

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Wallabies moved off training field in Edinburgh

Wallabies moved off training field in Edinburgh

by , 22 Nov 2017

Former skipper Stephen Moore has slammed the Wallabies’ training facilities in Edinburgh ahead of Saturday’s Test against Scotland.

Stephen Moore brings forward retirement

Stephen Moore brings forward retirement

by , 22 Nov 2017

Stephen Moore has announced the Wallabies’ Test against Scotland on Sunday will be his final game of rugby union.

Wallabies busted by the benches – not the refs – at Twickenham

Wallabies busted by the benches – not the refs – at Twickenham

by , 22 Nov 2017

It was the 69th minute at a very wet, dank Twickenham stadium in West London. New Zealand referee Ben O’Keefe and TMO Simon McDowell spent over five minutes deciding that Marika Koroibete’s try near the posts was, in fact, an obstruction by replacement hooker Stephen Moore, and therefore a penalty to England.

Wallabies need to stop whinging and look within

Wallabies need to stop whinging and look within

by , 22 Nov 2017

Since the Wallabies were beaten at Twickenham by the old enemy, much has been written about the impact that the referee and TMOs had on the result. But I’m not interested in arguing whether the officials got the calls right.

Eddie Jones is winning the mind-games merry-go-round

Eddie Jones is winning the mind-games merry-go-round

by , 22 Nov 2017

Michael Cheika is an emotive coach at the best of times, so the weekend’s loss to England was going to draw a response worthy of the highlights reels.

Rebels re-sign emerging Wallaby forward

Rebels re-sign emerging Wallaby forward

by , 21 Nov 2017

Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Super Rugby club until the end of the 2020 season.

Three areas that cost the Wallabies at Twickenham – and refereeing is not one

Three areas that cost the Wallabies at Twickenham – and refereeing is not one

by , 21 Nov 2017 Popular article!

We’ve all seen it before. We’ve all seen it before so often that we shouldn’t fall into the trap any more. Maybe we’re so used to seeing it that we trip over in the race to dive into the trap voluntarily.

The Wrap: England gets the rub but Cheika gets it wrong

The Wrap: England gets the rub but Cheika gets it wrong

by , 20 Nov 2017 Popular article! Video

In the brilliant Coen brothers film Fargo, there is a scene where the suspect, played by William H Macy, knowing the net is closing in on him, sneaks out of his car dealership mid-interrogation, leaving Minnesota police chief, played by Frances McDormand, empty-handed.

Wallabies DIY player ratings vs England: The results

Wallabies DIY player ratings vs England: The results

by , 20 Nov 2017 Popular article!

The results are in! Yesterday we asked you to help us rate the performance of our Wallabies in their match against England. We’ve crunched the numbers and have all the results below.

Blake Enever delighted after making Wallabies Test debut

by , 20 Nov 2017

Blake Enever was minding his own business at the Australian team hotel in London on Friday when Wallabies coach Michael Cheika asked to see him.


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