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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 pointscorer, with 911.

Wallabies team to compete in game two of the Bledisloe Cup 2014
1. James Slipper (VC), 2. Nathan Charles, 3. Sekope Kepu, 4. Sam Carter, 5. Rob Simmons, 6. Scott Fardy, 7. Michael Hooper (C), 8. Wycliff Palu, 9. Nic White, 10. Kurtley Beale, 11. Rob Horne, 12. Matt Toomua, 13. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14. Pat McCabe, 15. Israel Folau

Reserves:
James Hanson, Pek Cowan, Ben Alexander, Will Skelton, Ben McCalman, Scott Higginbotham (Melbourne Rebels), Nick Phipps, Bernard Foley, Tevita Kuridrani.

Wallabies Fixtures 2014

2014 Wallabies squad

2014 Wallabies squad profiles

Wallabies Articles

Wallabies squad announcement: Full team to play the Springboks in Perth

Wallabies squad announcement: Full team to play the Springboks in Perth

by , 2 Sep 2014

The Wallabies have announced a revamped backline for in an effort to recover some lost pride on Saturday night when they face a hungry Springboks side at Patersons Stadium in Perth. Australia have had just over a week since their 51-20 hiding at Eden Park to lick their wounds, and will surely be out to […]

Has the McKenzie, Hooper combination worked?

Has the McKenzie, Hooper combination worked?

by , 2 Sep 2014

Ewen McKenzie and Michael Hooper have had differing paths to their respective roles in the Wallabies line-up. The coach bided his time, learned his trade and has developed a style of rugby that he employs in a quest to achieve his goals. His current captain, on the other hand, demanded selection in the team by […]

Hunt says Wallabies “definitely not my aim”

by , 2 Sep 2014

Code hopper Karmichael Hunt says securing a Wallabies jersey hasn’t yet made his goals list as he ventures back into rugby union. The ex-rugby league star announced last week he was heading to the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby after four years with AFL club Gold Coast. Fellow code jumper Israel Folau has proved to […]

Slipper backs Beale at flyhalf

by , 2 Sep 2014

Wallabies prop James Slipper says it’s unfair to single out five-eighth Kurtley Beale for criticism following the side’s recent 51-20 loss to the All Blacks in New Zealand. Calls are growing for Beale to be replaced at flyhalf by Bernard Foley for Saturday night’s Rugby Championship clash with South Africa in Perth. Beale struggled to […]

Hanson not fazed by Wallaby hooker curse

by , 2 Sep 2014

Fringe Wallaby James Hanson will be aiming to avoid the hooker’s curse when he makes his first Test start in Saturday night’s clash with South Africa in Perth. The Wallabies’ No.2 jersey has been a revolving door in recent months following a spate of injuries. Stephen Moore started the trend in June when he ruptured […]

Horwill pushes for Wallabies recall

by , 1 Sep 2014

In a 40-minute audition, powerful lock forward James Horwill has rammed home his claims for a Wallabies recall. Horwill, who has battled hamstring injuries over the past two years and had not played for six weeks, got his message across in the first-half stint for Brisbane City in their 26-21 win over Perth Spirit in […]

Springboks Test shapes as Wallabies’ D-day

Springboks Test shapes as Wallabies’ D-day

by , 31 Aug 2014

Next weekend’s Test against the Springboks is pivotal for the struggling Wallabies. After a loss to England, the end of year tour provided some solid wins and confidence in the coach. This was followed up by a good 3-0 series win over the French, with two of the three wins impressive by any measure. Against […]

Work out Wallaby woes with Waratahs

Work out Wallaby woes with Waratahs

by , 31 Aug 2014

Even McKenzie should have been dancing jigs as Michael Cheika developed his team through the winter. What an inheritance! Not only were they winning, they were winning with style. Most points for, least against, most tries and the turnstiles were twirling. That Waratahs took me back 50 years to when the NSW sky blues challenged […]

Enough about the backline, the Wallabies need forwards

Enough about the backline, the Wallabies need forwards

by , 31 Aug 2014

After last weekend’s debacle in Auckland, Wallabies supporters have had much to ponder. The All Blacks were outstanding to be sure, however the Wallaby effort was unacceptable on many levels. Australian rugby is one big roller coaster ride for fans and has been for over 10 years. Only in Australia do we see one of […]

Is the ARU sabbatical move strong enough?

Is the ARU sabbatical move strong enough?

by , 30 Aug 2014

Bill Pulver and the ARU are to be commended for taking a more flexible attitude to Wallabies playing overseas. Currently, if any Wallabies representative plays overseas he gives up his right to play for the men in gold. From 2016, a yet to be determined number of Wallabies will be allowed one-year sabbatical contracts overseas, […]


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