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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No Hunt, O’Connor in Wallabies squad for 2015 Rugby Championship

No Hunt, O’Connor in Wallabies squad for 2015 Rugby Championship

by , 2 Jul 2015

The Wallabies have announced their full training squad for the 2015 Rugby Championship.

SPIRO: Super Rugby’s good, bad and beautiful for the Wallabies

SPIRO: Super Rugby’s good, bad and beautiful for the Wallabies

by , 2 Jul 2015 Video

With the Super Rugby season over for the Australian sides, it is time to reminisce. Here is the good, the bad and the beautiful for the Wallabies.

Things we love, we hate and we’d like to see, but never will

Things we love, we hate and we’d like to see, but never will

by , 2 Jul 2015

With the newest and last edition of the current format of Super Rugby coming to a climactic all Kiwi close this weekend, I’ve noticed a lot of seriousness going around on The Roar.

Wallabies’ French connection set to return

by , 2 Jul 2015

Part of the Wallabies’ French foreign legion, Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau, are expected to be named in Australia’s train-squad for the Rugby Championship opener on Thursday afternoon.

Israel Folau sticks with Australian Rugby

Israel Folau sticks with Australian Rugby

by , 1 Jul 2015

Israel Folau has signed a three-year deal to remain with the Australian Rugby Union and NSW Waratahs until the end of 2018.

Israel Folau signs three-year contract extension with the ARU

Israel Folau signs three-year contract extension with the ARU

by , 1 Jul 2015

Israel Folau has penned a three-year extension to his contract with Australian Rugby Union, which will see him remain a Waratahs and Wallabies player through until the end of the 2018 season.

Is Australian rugby that bad? You’re having a laugh

Is Australian rugby that bad? You’re having a laugh

by , 1 Jul 2015 Video

Is Australian rugby that bad? Over the past few weeks countless debates have been fought about the state of the game.

Questions Michael Cheika has to answer

Questions Michael Cheika has to answer

by , 30 Jun 2015

It is truly an amazing time to be a Wallaby fan. Not because we’re a world powerhouse, or close to stealing a Bledisloe Cup series, or even playing well; rather it is the first time I can recall when the safest part of the Wallabies’ game is the scrum.

SPIRO: Waratahs outplayed by Highlanders’ ‘master class’

SPIRO: Waratahs outplayed by Highlanders’ ‘master class’

by , 29 Jun 2015 Popular article! Video

First things first. The Waratahs and the Brumbies were given a “master class” (the telling phrase of Fox Sports commentator Greg Clarke in praise of the Highlanders) by their New Zealand opponents, the Highlanders and the Hurricanes, in the 2015 Super Rugby semi-finals.

Wallaby potential arises from Super Rugby semi-finals despite defeat

Wallaby potential arises from Super Rugby semi-finals despite defeat

by , 29 Jun 2015 Video

“The guy’s only millimetres away from scoring. It’s a swinging arm to the head. It prevents a probable try. It’s a yellow card and a penalty try.” Hearing those words from referee Craig Joubert on Saturday was like a punch in the guts.


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