Wallabies

wallabies-iconThe Wallabies are one of the heavyweight nations of international rugby and are currently ranked sixth 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 Rugby Championship tournament with New Zealand and South Africa, and Argentina, 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.

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Rob Simmons to miss Wallabies’ next two matches

Rob Simmons to miss Wallabies’ next two matches

by , 3 Aug 2015

The Wallabies have lost premier lineout jumper Rob Simmons for Saturday’s Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand as he is to undergo wrist surgery.

SPIRO: SANZAR should have booted out Sanchez, not Michael Hooper

SPIRO: SANZAR should have booted out Sanchez, not Michael Hooper

by , 3 Aug 2015 Popular article! Video

Nigel Hampton QC squared a sort of vicious circle with his SANZAR judicial hearing finding that Wallaby flanker Michael Hooper “contravened Law 10.4 (a) and is suspended up to and including Saturday, 1 August 2015.”

Rob Simmons’ injury could make way for new and old

Rob Simmons’ injury could make way for new and old

by , 3 Aug 2015

Wallaby lock Rob Simmons’ unfortunately-timed wrist injury could see some young blood or some old talent in the second row this weekend in the Bledisloe Cup against New Zealand and going into the World Cup in September.

Sonny Bill Williams in line for starting spot against Wallabies

Sonny Bill Williams in line for starting spot against Wallabies

by , 3 Aug 2015

Sonny Bill Williams is in the frame to start for the All Blacks against the Wallabies on Saturday, with Ma’a Nonu in doubt for the Rugby Championship decider in Sydney.

Hooper cleared to play for Wallabies

by , 3 Aug 2015

Michael Hooper is free to play in the Wallabies’ Rugby Championship decider against the All Blacks on Saturday after being cleared by the SANZAR appeals committee.

SANZAR appeals Michael Hooper’s ban

SANZAR appeals Michael Hooper’s ban

by , 1 Aug 2015

SANZAR has appealed the severity of a one-game ban handed down to Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper, who’s at risk of being rubbed out of tomorrow week’s Rugby Championship decider against the All Blacks in Sydney.

An amateur preview of the RWC 2015 (Part I)

An amateur preview of the RWC 2015 (Part I)

by , 1 Aug 2015 Video

It’s that time again. It’s time to see which side is best prepared for the hostilities of Rugby World Cup 2015.

Skilful or solid: The Wallabies number 10 conundrum

Skilful or solid: The Wallabies number 10 conundrum

by , 1 Aug 2015

A few years ago, I was watching England beat the All Blacks in a pub in south-west London. After one too many celebratory pints, a heated debate developed around whether Danny Cipriani should be picked for England.

Wallabies squad for Bledisloe Cup: Giteau, Palu and Smith recalled

Wallabies squad for Bledisloe Cup: Giteau, Palu and Smith recalled

by , 31 Jul 2015

Michael Cheika has recalled Wycliff Palu and Matt Giteau to the Wallabies squad to play New Zealand in Sydney next Saturday.

Kane Douglas signs with the Reds, will be available for World Cup

Kane Douglas signs with the Reds, will be available for World Cup

by , 31 Jul 2015

Lock Kane Douglas will be available for Wallabies selection after signing a three-year deal with the Queensland Reds.


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