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A few lessons and maybe some hope?

Argentina have reasons to be positive The brilliance that was the Pumas must be acknowledged. Their development side managed to dazzle in the Vodacom Cup a few years ago and some of those performers excelled a few years later. They made history for their country and beat the mighty Springboks. Their attitude was massive and […]

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Wallabies change seven!

  The Wallabies have managed to make seven changes to the side that beat the Springboks in the last minute of play. Michael Hooper finds himself on the bench with Zimbabwean-born David Pocock moving into the starting side. Matt Toomua also comes in for the absent Matt Giteau. Greg Holmes gets a rare start, with […]

Wallabies down to 31! Read more

Wallabies down to 31!

Michael Cheika has cut down his squad to 31 players. The Wallabies had assembled as a 40 man squad but with a clash against the Springboks coming up the squad has been trimmed. While the players will remain in the group it sees some surprise omissions including Christian Leali’ifano and Wycliff Palu. Dave Dennis, Samu […]

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Wallabies name Rugby Championship squad!

Michael Cheika has named his squad for the Rugby Championship. A few players that are notable have been omitted and these include; Ben Alexander, James O’Connor, Benn Robinson and Karmicheal Hunt. The Wallabies also welcome Sam Carter, Scott Higginbotham and Dave Dennis with the latter two missing the Autumn tour and Dennis returning to the […]

Will Genia dropped, Ben Mowen to captain Wallabies Read more

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 becomes […]

Cooper starts, Folau at 15 for Oz Read more

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 three […]

Matt Toomua to make Test debut against the All Blacks Read more

Matt Toomua to make Test debut against the All Blacks

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 uncapped […]

Lions ring changes to stop history repeating Read more

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 making […]

Post weekend updates as they happen Read more

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 week, […]

Perth likely to be a battle for runner-up Read more

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. Some […]

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

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 … […]