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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 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

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Wallabies Articles

ARU open door for Wallaby sabbaticals

ARU open door for Wallaby sabbaticals

by , 28 Aug 2014

The risk of losing star Wallabies like Israel Folau after the 2015 World Cup has prompted the Australian Rugby Union to change its rules to allow overseas sabbaticals. The ARU board has approved the introduction of ‘flexible contracts’ for a select number of players who commit their future to Australian rugby on long term-deals. From […]

SPIRO: New Wallabies squad, same old players

SPIRO: New Wallabies squad, same old players

by , 28 Aug 2014 Popular article!

The thing that caught my attention with the announcement of the new Wallabies squad to face the Springboks at Perth is that with a couple of exceptions (Kyle Godwin and Peter Betham) these are the same old selections that were humiliated by the All Blacks at Eden Park. The inference from this must be that […]

Where to now for the inconsistent All Blacks?

Where to now for the inconsistent All Blacks?

by , 28 Aug 2014

After the euphoria dies down from the All Blacks’ victory last weekend, supporters can be forgiven for believing in the invincibility of the New Zealanders. It’s a surreal feeling to be an All Blacks supporter at the moment, every fanboy’s dream come true. However there are still nine more Tests to be played this year. […]

McCabe’s future hinges on Wallabies doctor

by , 28 Aug 2014

The Brumbies have watered down head coach Stephen Larkham’s comments that hardman Pat McCabe has retired, saying the 26-year-old’s playing future hinges on a meeting with the Wallabies’ doctor. McCabe fractured his neck in the Wallabies’ 51-20 loss to the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday, with Larkham telling ABC radio on Wednesday morning […]

Charles’ feel-good season ends in ruins

by , 28 Aug 2014

One injured Wallabies rake has been replaced with another as the Wallabies struggle to cope with their growing hooker crisis. Australian coach Ewen McKenzie will be forced to select between his fourth-string and sixth-string hookers to start against South Africa next week after losing Nathan Charles for the season. Charles suffered a pectoral tear in […]

Godwin given Wallabies surprise as team announced

by , 28 Aug 2014

Ewen McKenzie has shown his immense regard for luckless centre Kyle Godwin by rushing the Western Force young gun into his Wallabies squad. Godwin, to return from a long-term knee injury in Perth on Sunday, is a shock outside chance of making a hometown Test debut against South Africa next week at Patersons Stadium. McKenzie […]

Wallaby Pat McCabe retires from rugby union

Wallaby Pat McCabe retires from rugby union

by , 27 Aug 2014

Brumbies and Wallabies outside back Pat McCabe has been forced to retire because of a neck injury. Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham told ABC radio the 26-year-old had decided to hang up his boots after consulting with a specialist. McCabe fractured his neck in the Wallabies’ 51-20 loss to the All Blacks at Eden Park on […]

You don’t know what you got (till it’s gone)

You don’t know what you got (till it’s gone)

by , 27 Aug 2014

The physio room is generally one of the best sources of wisdom (and gossip!) within the team environment. Discussions can range from the events of the day, to the people involved in them, and all things in-between! It was from within this environment that arguably the most appropriate tribute to today’s Wallaby retiree Pat McCabe, […]

3D Analysis: Wallabies defence a shambles

3D Analysis: Wallabies defence a shambles

by , 27 Aug 2014 Popular article! Video

The All Blacks played really well to humble the Wallabies in Bledisloe 2 on the weekend. Despite some hoping they may be coming back to the field, they showed they are still clearly the number one team in the world. I said last week that I was concerned that they never seem to play two […]

Rugby Championship: Heyneke, McKenzie must fix their mistakes ahead of Perth

Rugby Championship: Heyneke, McKenzie must fix their mistakes ahead of Perth

by , 27 Aug 2014

At the best of times it is difficult to predict Test results, and based on the performances of the Springboks and Wallabies over the past two weeks, predicting the outcome of that upcoming match has made it even harder. What is certain though, is that Ewen McKenzie and Heyneke Meyer can both be questioned about […]


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