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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.

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Peter Betham replaces Henry Speight in Wallabies squad

by , 30 Jul 2014

Uncapped Wallabies winger Henry Speight will be sidelined for a month with the hamstring injury he suffered in the Super Rugby semi-final. Fiji-born Speight is expected to recover from the injury in time to make his Test debut when he becomes eligible during The Rugby Championship but has been replaced in the Australian squad by […]

The Wallabies are closing the gap on the All Blacks

The Wallabies are closing the gap on the All Blacks

by , 28 Jul 2014

Recently there has been a lot of hype about the Wallabies’ winning streak. They have seven-straight wins and are closing in on the elusive record of ten set by the 2000 side. The main obstacle they will have to overcome to achieve that goal will be the All Blacks, who are also trying for a […]

Wallabies to cure foot-in-mouth disease

by , 25 Jul 2014

The days of big-noting and cheap talk are over for a Wallabies side finally focused on walking the walk. Even though it’s been 12 years since they last held up the Bledisloe Cup, Australia’s Test team has regularly dug a deep hole for themselves by boasting about their form, skill and prospects against the All […]

Speight edges closer to Wallabies debut

by , 24 Jul 2014

Fiji-born wing sensation Henry Speight is being groomed for immediate Wallabies selection once his three-year Test exile ends in September. After inviting Speight into national camp on an “informal” basis during Australia’s three-Test series against France in June, Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie on Wednesday named the in-form Brumbies flyer in his 32-man squad for the […]

McKenzie tipping classic Super semi-final

by , 24 Jul 2014

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is predicting a classic Super Rugby semi-final on Saturday night between Australian arch rivals the Brumbies and NSW Waratahs. But he’s not tipping a winner. Appropriately as national coach, McKenzie was sitting firmly on the fence when asked on Wednesday how he sees the sudden-death showdown playing out. He acknowledged the […]

Genia and Cooper to miss Bledisloe

Genia and Cooper to miss Bledisloe

by , 23 Jul 2014

The Bledisloe Cup may well have been decided for another year before trusty halves Quade Cooper and Will Genia are available for the Wallabies again. Both stars were omitted from Australia’s 32-man squad for the Rugby Championship, with Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie revealing Genia was “a way off” returning from ankle surgery. Cooper, who underwent […]

Wallabies squad for 2014 Rugby Championship announced

Wallabies squad for 2014 Rugby Championship announced

by , 23 Jul 2014

The Wallabies have announced their 32-man squad for the 2014 Rugby Championship today, with few surprises being included. It is a very similar list to the squad named for the three-Test series against France earlier this year, and is reflective of the strongest sides in the Super Rugby competition. 10 members of the Brumbies side […]

Hooper, Folau and Beale could lead the way to World Cup glory

Hooper, Folau and Beale could lead the way to World Cup glory

by , 23 Jul 2014

If the Wallabies are to regain the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002, and win the Rugby World Cup for a record third time, Michael Hooper, Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale must be there. Hooper will be, as captain, for both, Folau will also be there as his contract expires after the Rugby […]

Adam Ashley-Cooper: The world’s most underrated player?

Adam Ashley-Cooper: The world’s most underrated player?

by , 22 Jul 2014

Ten years in the Wallaby jersey for 94 Test caps and 27 Test tries – you would think with facts and figures like that we would be talking about a true Wallaby legend. We are not though, we are talking about Adam Ashley-Cooper. One of the unsung heroes of world rugby, certainly one of the most underrated players in the […]

Fit again Betham wants finals action

by , 22 Jul 2014

Fiercely determined NSW Waratahs winger Peter Betham is adamant he’s ready to play a part in Saturday’s Super Rugby semi-final against the Brumbies, despite being sidelined for more than three months. One-Test Wallaby Betham suffered a fractured foot against the Stormers in early April and medics initially gave him no hope of returning before the […]


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