Wallabies face biggest challenge so far

Chris Dutton 6:38 AM   A "gutted" Michael Hooper has backed Sean McMahon and Ben McCalman to stand tall in his absence.


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If your team was a band....

James Polson   Still haven't been able to pick a second (or first) side for the World Cup? From ABBA to Anthrax, consult our scientific guide to find out which musical act your pick best resembles.

Your ultimate Cup teams guide

Richard Shute, James Polson, Phil Lutton and Rupert Guinness   We bring you all the predictions for every World Cup pool, viewing times for television and betting on all 20 nations contesting the rugby championship tournament to be held in England and Wales.

Wales may not believe enough

Rupert Guinness 7:41 PM   Wales have defied a horrendous run of injuries to win their three World Cup pool games so far and shore up a quarter-final berth with their last pool game to go against Australia on Sunday AEDT.

Wallabies prepare for tricks

Chris Dutton 5:00 PM   Wallabies lineout general Rob Simmons is preparing for the unexpected, including staying on the lookout for a 13-man lineout at Twickenham.

Henry stunned by England trash talk

David Sygall 2:53 PM   World Cup winning coach says he can't believe the 'garbage' that England came up with before their fatal loss to Australia.

Why Australia are the favourites

Liam Napier   After rolling the All Blacks in Sydney some knew then that Australia were genuine World Cup contenders. Now they've blown all their cover.


Beware the wounded dragon

Chris Dutton   Beware of the wounded beast and the master coach. That's Michael Cheika's warning to the Wallabies.

Vunipola denies Burgess sledge

Gavin Mairs   England's humiliating World Cup exit has plunged the Rugby Football Union into turmoil.

Cheika praises Horne's grunt

Chris Dutton   Winger Rob Horne's World Cup fate will be decided in the coming days.

Wales before big Wallabies clash

Welsh preparations for their Rugby World Cup clash with Australia at Twickenham took a spooky twist on Monday with ghostly tales and talk of former King of England Henry VIII.

Insight & Analysis

Giffin cheers , but spares thought for England

Rupert Guinness 4:32 PM   David Giffin was as happy as anyone to see the Wallabies beat England last Sunday.

English woes will last for years

Paul Cully   A thousand glasses will be raised to the name of Bernard Foley after the Wallabies' superb 33-13 against England on Saturday night.

Douglas stars in sibling soap opera

Rupert Guinness   Kane Douglas is one tough fella who  provides the Wallabies World Cup squad some old fashioned grunt and plays with a bit of grit, but don't expect to hear him swear on the field.

Wallabies could be down and out

Paul Cully   It's been fun watching England agonise over last weekend's loss to Wales but if the Wallabies do not match the hosts' desperation at Twickenham on Saturday their own World Cup campaign could be hanging by a thread.


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