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Cooper, Genia, Slipper join Wallabies leaders in Canberra

Georgina Robinson 8:00 PM   Quade Cooper, Will Genia and James Slipper were surprise participants in a day-long Wallabies love-in between the Waratahs and Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday.

Drew Mitchell shows Giteau's Law is made for two

Wallabies application:  Drew Mitchell shows he still has what it takes for international rugby.

Paul Cully 1:24 PM   Drew Mitchell's match-sealing try for Toulon has put his name firmly back in the Wallabies mix.

Giteau yearns to return to Twickenham with Wallabies

Matt Giteau is eligible to play for the Wallabies again.

10:54 AM   Australia's Matt Giteau said he would love to return to Twickenham with the Wallabies at this year's World Cup after guiding Toulon to an unprecedented third straight European title at the home of English rugby.

Rebels wait news on Sean McMahon injury

Injury cloud: Sean McMahon of the Rebels leaves the field.

Melissa Woods 10:18 AM   The Melbourne Rebels are still unclear on the severity of flanker Sean McMahon's hip injury suffered in their one-point Super Rugby win over the Chiefs.

How Kangaroos could help Wallabies

Ahead of the game: Dual code international Israel Folau.

Brad Walter   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has been borrowing moves from the Kangaroos for his Waratahs side and plans to continue doing so in the World Cup

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Jerseys up for grabs in high-stakes derby

Battle: David Pocock will fight it out with Michael Hooper for a Wallabies jersey.

Georgina Robinson   Wallabies jerseys are on the line in Friday's Brumbies vs Waratahs clash. We rate the contenders.

Time for the Wallabies cream to rise to the top

Paul Cully dinkus Dinkus

Paul Cully   The Brumbies v Waratahs game alone won't decide who wears gold, but in a number of positions the contenders can do themselves a favour.

Holland back for Glasgow

Queanbeyan's Lewis Holland has been recalled to the Australian Sevens squad after injury.

Queanbeyan's Lewis Holland has been recalled to the Australian Sevens rugby squad for the penultimate leg of the World Series in Glasgow next month, as Australia aims to get its Olympic qualification back on track.

Wallabies coach springs surprise on western Sydney club

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

Georgina Robinson   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika took time out of busy World Cup preparations to spring a surprise visit on Australian rugby's community coach of the year, Sila Taungakava, in Penrith on Wednesday.

Giteau can prove Wallabies credentials against Europe's best

Matt Giteau

Matt Giteau has a perfect showcase for his Wallabies claims when he and his Toulon teammates attempt to clinch a third-straight European Champions Cup title at Twickenham on Saturday.

Hooper vs Pocock the focus of Waratahs-Brumbies blockbuster

Michael Hooper is ready for Friday's showdown against the Brumbies' David Pocock.

Georgina Robinson   They will spend the next five days talking down the rivalry but even Michael Hooper's teammates know their No.7's match up with former Test captain David Pocock will be the singular focus of Friday's blockbuster derby in Canberra.

I will always put my hand up: Ashley-Cooper

Ultimate stalwart: Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Georgina Robinson   Ashley-Cooper could be one of the earliest beneficiaries of the new policy. But would he leave the south of France to answer the call?

Rebels coach sees Wallabies futures for halves

Nic Stirzaker.

Roy Ward   Tony McGahan believes both his young halves will play for Australia one day.

Test honours await Debreczeni and Stirzaker: McGahan

Rising star: Rebels halfback Nic Stirzaker.

Melbourne coach Tony McGahan lauded Jack Debreczeni and Nic Stirzaker as Wallabies in waiting after the young Rebels almost orchestrated one of the great Super Rugby boilovers.

Winners and losers under Giteau's Law

Nemesis: Tim Gavin (centre) releases the ball during the Wallabies’ match against Swansea in Swansea in 1992.

Georgina Robinson   Forget Giteau's Law. Gavin's Law will rule Wallabies selection after a landmark new policy allowing the national coach to pick players based offshore.

Will 'Giteau's Law' cost White?

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson   Is Matt Giteau about to kill off Nic White's World Cup hopes? 

ARU steps up bid to retain stars

The governing body's decision to allow an elite few overseas-based players to be eligible for the national side has been welcomed by former great Stirling Mortlock.

The ARU isn't ruling out further tinkering of its Wallabies selection policy as it looks to fend off cashed-up European and Japanese clubs pilfering Australia's blue-chip rugby stocks.

Wallabies' selection mark too high: Dwyer

Bob Dwyer says 40 Tests would be a fair commitment.

Rupert Guinness   Former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer: "I think 40 Tests would be a fair commitment. A guy has a right to earn his living."

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Phil Waugh backs George Smith for Wallabies

George Smith is eligible again for the Wallabies.

Russell Jackson   Already blessed with two world-class openside flankers, Phil Waugh wants the Wallabies to add a third to the mix - 34-year-old George Smith.

'Dominant' Giteau would be World Cup boost: Mitchell

The Wallabies connection: Mitchell (L) with Giteau.

Matt Giteau's experience of northern hemisphere rugby would be invaluable to Australia if he was recalled to the Wallabies side for this year's World Cup in England, according to his Toulon team mate Drew Mitchell.