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Cheika calls on Wallabies for weekly reviews so "we can track form"

Rupert Guinness 4:54 PM   All Wallabies squad members have been asked by coach Michael Cheika to submit weekly individual performance reviews on their remaining Super Rugby games.

Vaea, Arnold re-sign with Brumbies

Ita Vaea will of the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton 11:30 AM   Ita Vaea will cap a remarkable comeback from life-threatening blood clots, while Rory Arnold will continue his meteoric rise in a double signing coup for the  ACT Brumbies on Wednesday. 

Tahs, Brumbies dominate Wallabies group

Bragging rights: The Waratahs and Brumbies meet again as teammates after their epic clash in Sydney.

Georgina Robinson   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika's first big test of man management has begun with 15 Waratahs and 12 Brumbies players converging on Brisbane for the first formal gathering of the Test squad in a World Cup year.

Pool of death looks murderous for Wallabies

Matt Burke / Matthew Burke

Matthew Burke   What’s the magic number of games to be fully prepared for the Rugby World Cup? How many trial matches are needed before you can climb the summit?

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Eales: Leadership calls for taking a stand

John Eales arrives back in Sydney after the Wallabies’ 1999 World Cup triumph with a badly bloodshot eye, the result of French gouging during the final.

Rupert Guinness and Georgina Robinson   It was a stand-out moment in the Wallabies captaincy of John Eales when, with 25 minutes left in the 1999 World Cup final against France at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, he approached the referee and threatened to lead his team off the field in opposition to the dirty play of Les Bleus.

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Little risk of Wallabies rift: Dwyer

Standing up: David Pocock made a strong, and entirely correct, stand for sport.

Rupert Guinness   Any risk of a rift between the Waratahs and Brumbies in the Wallabies squad after fiery derby should be contained by wise heads, says former coach.

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Rebels' Higginbotham ponders Melbourne return after Japan deal

Melbourne Rebels co-captain Scott Higginbotham.

Roy Ward   After 99 Super Rugby games, Scott Higginbotham says he has plenty more years in him.

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Michael Cheika to revise Wallabies train-on squad

Brumbies player Jarrad Butler could still figure in the World Cup despite not being named in the Wallabies provisional squad

Darren Walton   Uncapped Brumbies flanker Jarrad Butler looms as a potential Rugby World Cup bolter.

Hand injury sidelines Rebels winger Shipperley

Dom Shipperley has been an impressive recruit for the Rebels.

Roy Ward   The Rebels will be forced into changes this week after the surprise loss of winger Dom Shipperley to a fractured hand.

Pocock won't captain Wallabies: Martin

David Pocock made an on-field stand against homophobia.

David Pocock's principled stand against homophobia on the rugby field will cost him any chance of captaining Australia again, says former Wallaby Greg Martin.

Project Bernie underway at Brumbies, Wallabies

Finding his way: Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Georgina Robinson   Stephen Larkham scaled rare heights as a rugby player but says he learnt more from four seasons coaching with Jake White and Laurie Fisher than in 102 Tests as one of Australia's iconic No.10s.

ARU ignites push to reschedule in-bound Tests

ARU boss Bill Pulver.

Rupert Guinness   Australian rugby has revived a push for the in-bound Test series in the non-World Cup years to allow Super Rugby to run without a break.

Lessons of 1991 endure for 2015 Wallabies

Pinnacle: Nick Farr-Jones of the Wallabies spreads the ball during the Rugby World Cup final between England and Australia at Twickenham in 1991.

David Sygall   Six months from Australia’s opening World Cup match, the country’s first champions reveal what made that side special, writes David Sygall.

ARU pours cold water on Inglis connection

In demand: Greg Inglis.

Rupert Guinness   Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver is adamant that he has not spoken with NRL star Greg Inglis about a possible code switch, or even been approached by anyone from the player's management team about such a prospect.

Wallabies fall to lowest-ever world ranking

Michael Cheika says it would be foolish to write off Australia's chances of lifting the Webb Ellis Cup for a record third time.

The Wallabies maintain they're a Rugby World Cup force despite slipping to their lowest position since international rankings were introduced more than a decade ago.

Larkham already has a competitive advantage

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Matthew Burke   A comment from former teammate David Campese through the week had me laughing in my seat. He mentioned that the problem with referees these days is that everyone knows who they are.

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Cheika still searching for a forwards coach

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson   Michael Cheika will need to summon every ounce of his trademark ingenuity to put the crucial finishing touches to his Wallabies coaching staff.

Campo's Wallabies back line for the World Cup

Paul Cully dinkus Dinkus

Paul Cully   Wallabies great David Campese wants Israel Folau at No.13 and a recall for France-based Matt Giteau.

ARU changed appointment protocols after Ewen McKenzie's resignation

Different folks: Waratahs and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Rupert Guinness   The Australian Rugby Union revamped its staff approval processes following the fall-out from the controversy involving former coach Ewen McKenzie's staff.

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John draws line in the sand for Olympic hopefuls

Sydney Sevens: ARU General Manager Commercial Rob Clarke, Australian Sevens coach Geraint John, NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant and Australian Sevens players Ed Jenkins and Cameron Clark at Allianz Stadium on Monday.

Rupert Guinness   Australian Sevens coach Geraint John has declared any Super Rugby player hoping to play in next year's Olympic Games must train with his squad full-time from January 1.

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