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Will Genia dropped, Ben Mowen to captain Wallabies

September 11, 2013
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Will Genia dropped, Ben Mowen to captain Wallabies

The Wallabies have a new captain with Ben Mowen to lead the team into action against Argentina on Saturday night after Will Genia was dumped from the starting XV on Wednesday. Date September 11, 2013 – 1:12PM Chris Dutton   Will Genia has been dropped from the Wallabies starting side. Photo: Getty Images   Mowen...
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Cooper starts, Folau at 15 for Oz

September 4, 2013
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Cooper starts, Folau at 15 for Oz

Israel Folau has made the long-awaited switch to fullback and Quade Cooper will start for the Wallabies against the Springboks in Brisbane on Saturday. Date September 4, 2013 – 11:02AM Georgina Robinson Quade Cooper will start at five-eighth for the Wallabies against South Africa. Photo: Getty Images Folau has been named in a back...
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Posted in Springbok Team Analysis | 34 Comments »

Matt Toomua to make Test debut against the All Blacks

August 15, 2013
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The Qantas Wallabies have announced five uncapped players in their 23-man Test squad with playmakerMatt Toomua to make his debut at flyhalf in Saturday night’s opening Bledisloe Cup and Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship clash against New Zealand at ANZ Stadium. Toomua is the sole debutant to be chosen in new coach Ewen McKenzie’s inaugural Test starting line-up while fellow...
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Lions ring changes to stop history repeating

June 28, 2013
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Lions ring changes to stop history repeating

The Lions have been here before. We won the first Test in Brisbane 12 years ago and everyone was feeling confident off the back of that performance. But we came to Melbourne and were beaten and then we lost the series in Sydney. No one wants a repeat of that. It is all about...
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Innocent not lucky: James Horwill defends conduct ahead of unprecedented IRB appeal

June 28, 2013
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Innocent not lucky: James Horwill defends conduct ahead of unprecedented IRB appeal

Wallabies skipper James Horwill is not concerned about the spectre of another hearing into his alleged stamping on the head of British and Irish Lions second-rower Alun Wyn Jones, declaring that multiple camera angles not yet publicly seen would again vindicate him. June 28, 2013 – 10:57AM I didn’t know anything about any incident...
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Posted in Lions Tour | 11 Comments »

No Cooper, Mogg in Wallabie squad

May 19, 2013
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Australia coach Robbie Deans omitted flyhalf Quade Cooper but named Israel Folau and two other uncapped players in his preliminary squad of 25 on Sunday for the three-test series against the British and Irish Lions.
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Posted in International Teams, Lions Tour | 6 Comments »

Deans to sideline Cooper for Lions series

April 10, 2013
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Wallabies coach Robbie Deans appears set to overlook Quade Cooper for the upcoming British and Irish Lions series with James O’Connor favoured to play five-eighth.
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Posted in Other Tournaments, Other Unions / Teams, Rugby Internationals, Rugby Personalities | 13 Comments »

Post weekend updates as they happen

November 20, 2012
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Post weekend updates as they happen

Boks sweating over star wing Seasoned Springbok wing JP Pietersen has a mild groin strain and is doubtful for South Africa’s final tour match, against England at Twickenham on Saturday. Bok team doctor Craig Roberts said the 2007 World Cup winner and 2012 SA Players’ Player of the Year will be “medically managed” this...
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Posted in Outgoing tours | 17 Comments »

Bok injury update

September 25, 2012
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Springbok centre Frans Steyn went for x-rays on his injured right ankle on Monday evening and he has responded well to treatment.
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Perth likely to be a battle for runner-up

September 7, 2012
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Perth likely to be a battle for runner-up

Under pressure … the respective coaches, Robbie Deans and Heyneke Meyer, enter this encounter with critics banging at the door. Date September 7, 2012 Paul Cully Photo: John Selkirk Those old enough to have grey hairs will have allowed themselves a wry grin at some of the commentary emerging from South Africa this week....
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Posted in Castle Rugby Championship | 9 Comments »

Boks focus on today’s Wallabies, not last year’s cup

September 7, 2012
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Boks focus on today’s Wallabies, not last year’s cup

SPRINGBOKS supporters still wince when reminded of it, but South African coaching staff will not be using the horrid memories of last year’s World Cup exit to motivate their team against the Wallabies. Date September 6, 2012 Greg Growden Chief Rugby Correspondent View more articles from Greg Growden Not a favourite person among Springboks fans...
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Wallabies forwards get rev-up from White

September 7, 2012
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Wallabies forwards get rev-up from White

SPRINGBOKS World Cup-winning coach Jake White has called on the Wallabies forwards to dramatically lift their standards against South Africa tomorrow night, otherwise they will suffer their third straight humiliating Test loss. “The real issue is the Wallabies forwards are not gaining any ascendancy at the gain line so the backs have no platform...
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Preview: Wallabies v All Blacks

August 17, 2012
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Preview: Wallabies v All Blacks

WALKING WOUNDED: The Wallabies are missing several key players through injury. Skipper James Horwill won’t play again in 2012 after suffering a serious hamstring injury playing for the Reds. James O’Connor is also sidelined with a hamstring injury and will miss at least the first two Rugby Championship fixtures against New Zealand. Inside-centre Pat...
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Posted in Game Threads | 5 Comments »

Read back for Blacks, as is SBW

August 15, 2012
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Read back for Blacks, as is SBW

The All Blacks team to play Australia in the opening Investec Rugby Championship match at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, on Saturday 18 August has been named.
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SH Form XV

June 11, 2012
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SH Form XV

I thought I’d give this ‘team of the week’ thing a go, not so much to tell you who I thought stood out on the weekend, but to actually try and figure out how many will agree with me!
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Posted in Columnists, Incoming Tours | 37 Comments »

Deans makes eight changes to Wallabies

June 7, 2012
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Deans makes eight changes to Wallabies

Loose-head prop Benn Robinson will play his first Test in 18 months after being one of eight new faces included in the Wallabies starting side for Saturday night’s clash with Wales. June 7, 2012 – 10:59AM Benn Robinson will lead an all-Waratahs front row. Photo: Getty Images Loose-head prop Benn Robinson will play his first...
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Posted in Incoming Tours | 9 Comments »

Time for hemispheres to align for sake of fair contest

June 3, 2012
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Time for hemispheres to align for sake of fair contest

With the domestic Tests upon us, I thought it would be pertinent to ask, does rugby need a universal playing schedule? Matthew Burke June 3, 2012 Victors … Wales won the Six Nations but how much will they have in the tank?Photo: Getty Images After the Test against Scotland on Tuesday night, Six Nations...
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Cooper skids into Wallabies contention

May 28, 2012
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Cooper skids into Wallabies contention

QUADE COOPER was fast-tracked into the Wallabies’ train-on squad last night because of concerns that Kurtley Beale, the first choice Test five-eighth, might not be able to play against Scotland in Newcastle in June 5. May 28, 2012 Returning to the Wallabies squad after injuring his knee in last year’s World Cup … Cooper. Photo:...
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Horwill back to lead Aussies

December 1, 2011
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Horwill back to lead Aussies

Captain James Horwill returns to Australia’s starting line-up for the one-off test against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday as the teams meet in a rematch of their entertaining Rugby World Cup third-place playoff in October.
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Barbarians vs Wallabies Preview

November 24, 2011
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Barbarians vs Wallabies Preview

AS MOST of their New Zealand counterparts’ attention turns to barbecues and the beach, the Wallabies are gearing up for their match against the UK Barbarians at Twickenham. PREVIEW: BARBARIANS V AUSTRALIA Thu 24 Nov 2011 The two-game trek to Blighty might have been organised to recoup some of the Australian Rugby Union’s financial...
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Posted in International Teams | 43 Comments »

No reason to fear Springboks

October 3, 2011
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No reason to fear Springboks

And then there were eight. Yes, the preliminaries are over and the Rugby World Cup 2011 quarter-finalists have been decided. But critics who reckon pool play is a waste of time because it’s obvious which eight teams will progress might have a rethink in future years.
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Posted in World Cup 2011 | 47 Comments »

Sharpe commits to Force/Aussies

April 13, 2011
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Sharpe commits to Force/Aussies

Australia veteran Nathan Sharpe has committed his future to the ARU and the Western Force.
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Saturday Internationals

November 20, 2010
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Here is a list of the test matches to be played on Saturday.
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Posted in Match Threads, Other Unions / Teams, Outgoing tours, Springboks | 8 Comments »

Wallaby scrum not test standard

September 20, 2010
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Some of our older readers of this site might remember a brilliant piece by a certain Canadian friend of RuggaWorld a while back where he re-lived his experience of Loftus as a foreigner to all of us.  Well ‘Minnow Man’ as he likes to be called is back again giving us some very interesting...
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Wallabies 21, All Blacks 22

September 11, 2010
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New Zealand and Australia have both dismissed the notion that their final Tri-Nations match, in Sydney on Saturday, is a dead rubber.
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Braam offered full-time position with Wallabies

September 6, 2010
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Former Springbok Braam van Straaten is set to become the Wallabies’ full-time kicking coach.
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Springboks 39, Wallabies 41

September 4, 2010
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The Wallabies and the Springboks have a choice of trophies this weekend – the Mandela Plate or the Wooden Spoon.
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Posted in Tri-Nations | 39 Comments »

Spies not intimidating

September 3, 2010
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Wallaby No 8 Ben McCalman is not at all intimidated about the prospect of facing Pierre Spies in Saturday’s Tri-Nations Test in Bloemfontein.
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Posted in Springboks, Tri-Nations | 7 Comments »

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