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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 point-scorer, with 911.

Wallabies squad to play New Zealand in the Bledisloe three

Ben Alexander, Tetera Faulkner, Sekope Kepu, Benn Robinson, James Slipper, Saia Fainga’a, James Hanson, Josh Mann-Rea, Sam Carter, James Horwill, Rob Simmons, Will Skelton, Scott Fardy, Scott Higginbotham, Matt Hodgson, Michael Hooper (c), Luke Jones, Jake Schatz, Will Genia, Nick Phipps, Nic White, Quade Cooper, Bernard Foley, Kyle Godwin, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian Leali’ifano, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tom English, Israel Folau, Rob Horne, Henry Speight, Joe Tomane.

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Cheika: Beale will not be selected for Spring Tour

Cheika: Beale will not be selected for Spring Tour

by , 26 Oct 2014

Kurtley Beale will not be joining the Wallabies’ squad for their European spring tour, despite being eligible for selection following his code of conduct hearing. The NSW Waratahs’ back on Friday night was found guilty of a serious violation of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) code of conduct by an independent three-man tribunal in Sydney […]

Cooper to benefit from Beale’s absence

by , 26 Oct 2014

Unwanted for Pakistan’s one-day series against Australia earlier this month, 36-year-old Younis Khan was unsure if he’d even make himself available for the two-Test series that followed. But Younis scored two centuries in this week’s Dubai Test, becoming the first player since New Zealand’s Glenn Turner in 1974 to achieve the feat against Australia. In […]

Kurtley Beale cleared to join the Wallabies’ Spring Tour

Kurtley Beale cleared to join the Wallabies’ Spring Tour

by , 25 Oct 2014

Sanity resumed at ARU headquarters last night with Kurtley Beale fined $45,000 for breaching the Code of Conduct, but free to join the Wallabies end of year tour. The Wallabies left yesterday for their tour while Beale was giving the evidence that saved his career. “I’m happy the evidence presented to the tribunal did not […]

The best teams deal best with injuries

The best teams deal best with injuries

by , 25 Oct 2014

What do France, South Africa, England, Australia and New Zealand have in common? There are numerous answers you could provide. However one you cannot dispute – from a rugby perspective – is that they are the only teams to have ever made a World Cup final. You could argue that the reason why other teams […]

Would the Wallabies wobble without Waratahs?

Would the Wallabies wobble without Waratahs?

by , 25 Oct 2014

While Micheal Cheika’s appointment as Wallaby coach was the best option for Australian rugby under the circumstances, his dual role as head of the Waratahs will no doubt create some conflicts of interest – perceived or otherwise. Ewen McKenzie showed no favouritism toward his former Reds players, selecting his XV largely on a combination of […]

Kurtley’s $45,000 ticket to Europe

Kurtley’s $45,000 ticket to Europe

by , 25 Oct 2014

Wallaby back Kurtley Beale is immediately eligible to join the European tour squad despite being fined $45,000 for a serious violation of the Australian Rugby Union code of conduct. He avoided suspension following a marathon hearing at ARU headquarters in Sydney on Friday. The three-man tribunal, chaired by Judge Mark L Williams and including sports […]

Cheika one of the great coaches: Folau

by , 25 Oct 2014

Israel Folau ranks Michael Cheika alongside NRL super coach Wayne Bennett and says he is “absolutely” the man to the lead Australia to Rugby World Cup glory next year. It was Cheika who stole Folau from under the noses of Parramatta in 2012, selling the code-hopping superstar his vision for the NSW Waratahs before converting […]

How to become the best in the world? Become the second best

How to become the best in the world? Become the second best

by , 24 Oct 2014

“How do we become New Zealand? How do we get to the point where we can claim to be the best and no one dares question it afterward?” Two questiosn the rugby world wants to know. What New Zealand has is what everyone wants. With plenty of consideration I believe I have found a way […]

Cheika has tough decisions to make in the Wallabies backline

Cheika has tough decisions to make in the Wallabies backline

by , 24 Oct 2014

How new Wallabies coach Michael Cheika treats Will Genia, Will Skelton and the uncapped Kyle Godwin and Henry Speight will be key moments on the Spring Tour. The 33-man squad leaves today for a five-game tour, playing on successive Saturdays throughout November. It’s ideal the first game is more of a ‘social’ outing against the […]

What do age and caps tell us about the touring parties?

What do age and caps tell us about the touring parties?

by , 24 Oct 2014

As a merciful distraction, the spring tour teams to Europe have been announced. I wondered if they could provide any insight purely by the numbers. Regrettably, with one exception, they don’t. But they do prove something we all know to be true. Each team has named 32 to 34 players to tour. The average age […]


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