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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Wallabies Articles

Sio keeps Super Rugby options open

by , 8 Feb 2016 Video

The prospect of being a leader at the Brumbies entices Scott Sio, but the Wallabies prop is keeping his options open as he considers his future in Super Rugby.

Reaching the peak: How Michael Hooper returns to the top of his game

Reaching the peak: How Michael Hooper returns to the top of his game

by , 4 Feb 2016

Coming off a World Cup year in 2015, Wallaby Michael Hooper enjoyed one of the longest breaks of his professional career before getting back to work with his NSW Waratahs preparing for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Who should be in the 2016 ARU Hall of Fame class?

Who should be in the 2016 ARU Hall of Fame class?

by , 1 Feb 2016

I am a huge fan of sports Hall of Fames when they are done correctly. The best example is the NFL Hall of Fame, where induction is almost as prestigious as winning a Super Bowl.

Izzy a centre? Folau to get a run at 13

by , 29 Jan 2016

Wallabies superstar Israel Folau is finally set to see some time at outside centre, with NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson also keen to give Kurtley Beale time at fullback.

Bring on the 2016 Super Rugby season

Bring on the 2016 Super Rugby season

by , 29 Jan 2016 Video

The 2016 Super Rugby season is fast approaching and I cannot wait! Last season was brilliant with fast flowing rugby and excitement.

Super Rugby Wallaby watch

Super Rugby Wallaby watch

by , 27 Jan 2016

One aspect of Super Rugby I am interested in this year are the players who will strengthen the Wallabies.

Wallabies should use Indigenous Advance Australia Fair

Wallabies should use Indigenous Advance Australia Fair

by , 27 Jan 2016 Popular article!

I was enjoying my Australia Day breakfast yesterday when I heard Jess Mauboy’s rendition, from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, of Advance Australia Fair. It was mindblowing.

Lealiifano secures ARU flexible contract

by , 25 Jan 2016

Christian Lealiifano has become the fourth Wallabies player to secure a flexible contract allowing him to play in Japan, after agreeing to two more years in Australian rugby.

‘Tis the summer of our discontent

‘Tis the summer of our discontent

by , 18 Jan 2016

January. A wretched month for sport.

Folau shaping well after ankle surgery

by , 14 Jan 2016

Game-breaking Wallabies fullback Israel Folau is ahead of schedule following ankle surgery but it’s the five-eighth spot that’s most exercising the mind of new Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson.


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