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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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Jones’ tantrums may not work: ex-Wallaby

by , 28 Apr 2016

World Cup-winning Wallaby Owen Finegan is wondering how England’s Six Nations champions will cope with one of Eddie Jones’ famous temper tantrums during this year’s historic series in Australia.

Cheika sticks up for under-fire Hooper

by , 27 Apr 2016

Openside flanker Michael Hooper has received strong endorsement from the current Wallabies coach after having his form rubbished by a previous Australian Test mentor.

Was Bob Dwyer right about Michael Hooper?

Was Bob Dwyer right about Michael Hooper?

by , 27 Apr 2016 Popular article! Video

“I reckon at the moment he is number five open-side flanker in Australia. He’s gone from being an absolutely outstanding player to what I think is a total non-event.” This was ex-World Cup winning coach Bob Dwyer’s searing appraisal of Michael Hooper’s early season performances.

Michael Cheika open-minded about Wallabies team for June Tests

Michael Cheika open-minded about Wallabies team for June Tests

by , 27 Apr 2016

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says he won’t be afraid to throw uncapped players into the cauldron of a three-Test series against Six Nations champions England in June.

Folau feeling at home at No.13

by , 27 Apr 2016

Israel Folau says he is feeling increasingly confident in his new position at outside centre for the NSW Waratahs but is yet to speak to Michael Cheika about what it means for the Wallabies.

Brumbies’ Tomane out for eight weeks

by , 27 Apr 2016

The Brumbies have confirmed flying Wallabies winger Joe Tomane will miss the next two months of the Super Rugby season due to a knee injury.

Brumbies fear losing Tomane for the season

by , 26 Apr 2016

The Brumbies fear they could be without flying Wallabies winger Joe Tomane for the rest of their Super Rugby season due to a knee injury.

Which Wallaby will step up and own the 12?

Which Wallaby will step up and own the 12?

by , 26 Apr 2016

What is it about the Wallabies’ 12 jersey – no player seems to want to make it their own.

Playing both Pocock and Hooper is more naive than clever

Playing both Pocock and Hooper is more naive than clever

by , 26 Apr 2016

The debate goes on as to whether two No.7s should take the field for the Wallabies, but whether we are prepared to admit it or not, the Michael Hooper-David Pocock combination created holes.

Let’s see how cheeky Eddie Jones is in June

Let’s see how cheeky Eddie Jones is in June

by , 23 Apr 2016

Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika are kindred spirits, both have thick myrtle green blood flowing through their veins, the best attacking blood in world rugby.


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