Posts Tagged "Australia rugby union"

When it comes to the state of rugby in Australia, those in charge at the top are failing woefully. We are justified in our criticisms of the ‘system and its monkeys’ but is there a solution?

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The Wallabies are breathing a big sigh of relief ahead of their Test series against Ireland, with scans revealing Will Genia’s knee injury isn’t as serious as first thought.

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Rugby Australia have reportedly put on the table a five-year contract extension for Michael Hooper to keep him in Australia and lock him away for the upcoming 2019 and 2023 World Cups.

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I’m a long time advocate of cross-union collaboration – particularly between countries with union-owned clubs and structures.

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What has happened to Israel Folau indicates that the inclusion and diversity programs run by Qantas and Rugby Australia seem to be, to coin a Trumpsim, ‘fake’ initiatives.

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The Wallabies’ off-field staff has been bolstered by the appointment of former Fiji international Simon Raiwalui as Australia’s new forwards coach.

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They’re taking our jobs! We need to look after our own! Make Australia strong again!

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On the same day that Rod Kafer excitedly described the new and improved collaboration between Super Rugby coaches and the Wallabies staff already this year, Samu Kerevi was named in a new position for Queensland.

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“For the first time in history these two teams will meet in the opening game of the season,” read the press release pumping the Rebels and Reds Super Rugby fixture, which is a perhaps inauspicious beginning to a press release given the Super Rugby season kicked off last week in South Africa.

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Bernard Foley could be a lot worse for the Waratahs than Matt Renshaw was with the bat for Queensland pre-Ashes but still comfortably get picked for Australia’s first Test this year.

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Update: Karmichael Hunt has been stood down from his training and playing commitments effective immediately and indefinitely after news broke that he was charged with drug possession on Saturday.

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It was a special night. Even though I am not an Australian, I could sense an intangible, special feeling in the air from the moment the Wallabies ran on to the field in their beautifully-designed Indigenous jerseys, and Shannon Ruska began the most heart-felt Welcome to Country speech to date.

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In 1992, the Wallabies toured South Africa, putting their reputation as World Champions at stake.

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The 1987 Rugby World Cup semi-final, contested between France and Australia at Concord Oval in Sydney on June 13 1987, is one of the greatest Tests of rugby union in history.

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The Wallabies’ 2017 campaign is officially wrapped up after Sunday’s loss to Scotland, so now’s a good time to look back at the year that was.

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Rugby Australia has confirmed dates and locations for the Wallabies’ home fixtures in the 2018 Rugby Championship.

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The results are in! Yesterday we asked you to help us rate the performance of our Wallabies in their match against Scotland. We’ve crunched the numbers and have all the results below.

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When the Wallabies lost to Scotland by five points in Sydney in June, the Wallabies’ coaching staff cited a lack of fitness and time spent together as a group for the general disorganisation and sub-standard performance.

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The Wallabies were dismantled by Scotland 53-24 at Murrayfield overnight. It was a frantic game that saw the Aussies handicap themselves yet again through ill-discipline. It wasn’t pretty. So, where did it all go wrong?

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The Wallabies have ended their spring tour in humiliating fashion, slumping to their biggest-ever loss to Scotland at Murrayfield.

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