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The Wallabies are one of the finest rugby teams in the world, and representing Australia are currently ranked second in the World Rugby Rankings after reaching the Rugby World Cup final in 2015.

The Wallabies hold the distinction of having competed in all eight editions of Rugby World Cups, having won the tournament twice, finished runners up twice and made the semi-finals and quarter-finals twice each.

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. They took sweet revenge in 2015 knocking England out of their home tournament in the pool stages and went on to face the All Blacks in the final at Twickenham.

The Wallabies compete in the annual Rugby Championship tournament withNew Zealand,South Africa, and Argentina, which is a four-team tournament that evolved from the Tri-Nations in 2012 to include the South American team. The Wallabies have won the Tri-Nations on three occasions in 2000, 2001 and 2011, and most recently won the Rugby Championship in 2015.

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.

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 Trophee 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.

Michael Cheika is the current head coach of the Wallabies, taking the reigns from former coach Ewen McKenzie who resigned in October 2014.

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Michael Cheika’s Wallabies are finally taking a winning shape

Michael Cheika’s Wallabies are finally taking a winning shape

by , 26 Sep 2016 Video

I am writing this in Barcelona. Well, someone has to have a holiday there.

The Wrap: It’s been a tough week for…

The Wrap: It’s been a tough week for…

by , 26 Sep 2016

It’s been a tough week for… Andy Marinos. The SANZAAR chief executive has been in Australia, seemingly a lone voice extolling the virtues of Super Rugby to a constituency that, for the most part, isn’t lending a kind ear.

Cheika embraces long Wallabies tour

by , 24 Sep 2016

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika doesn’t think Australia’s upcoming tour of South Africa and England will be a grind, rather an opportunity for his team to galvanise.

NRC Round 5: Rushed double-header history round

NRC Round 5: Rushed double-header history round

by , 23 Sep 2016

History will be made this weekend in the National Rugby Championship, when Concord Oval hosts the competition’s first ever double header.

Is David Pocock’s injury secretly a blessing for the Wallabies?

Is David Pocock’s injury secretly a blessing for the Wallabies?

by , 23 Sep 2016

David Pocock is still clearly Australia’s number 7. The loss of a team’s most influential player is never a blessing. However, the injury may have a silver lining.

Cheika puts Wallabies wannabes on notice

by , 23 Sep 2016

Michael Cheika has warned would-be Wallabies he is keeping a close watch on National Rugby Championship form and is making selection decisions accordingly.

Another European-based star dropped in latest Wallabies squad

Another European-based star dropped in latest Wallabies squad

by , 22 Sep 2016 Popular article!

Drew Mitchell is the biggest casualty in Michael Cheika’s squad for the Wallabies’ upcoming matches.

The Big Rugby Championship Question: The standout individuals

The Big Rugby Championship Question: The standout individuals

by , 22 Sep 2016 Popular article!

We’ve hit the second bye week of the Rugby Championship, and the focus this week turns to the individuals to have really grabbed our attention during the 2016 tournament.

Polota-Nau played through a broken arm: Cheika

by , 22 Sep 2016

Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has been playing through “as good as” a broken arm, coach Michael Cheika says, and won’t play another Test until it’s fully healed.

Is the Australian Rugby Union failing to sell its product to the next generation?

Is the Australian Rugby Union failing to sell its product to the next generation?

by , 22 Sep 2016

At the end of 2012 Israel Folau had decided his experiment with Australian rules football had gone on long enough and was seeking a return to rugby league or a new challenge in rugby union.


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