Latest Wallabies news

Kurtley Beale fined $45,000 by tribunal

Rupert Guinness 11:55 PM   Wallaby back Kurtley Beale has been fined $45,000 by an independent tribunal, but has avoided suspension and having his contract terminated.

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Cheika's invitation triggers new vision

New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Rupert Guinness 8:13 PM   Michael Cheika has triggered calls for Australian rugby to be run under a federated system by inviting a number of Super Rugby coaches on the Wallabies spring tour.

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Cheika needs to Randwick-ise the Wallabies

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Malcolm Knox 10:00 PM   In a brief, anonymous club rugby career that may be likened to hospital food – sub-standard and not enough of it – your correspondent achieved the distinction of being thrashed by two future Wallaby coaches.

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Embattled Wallabies eye clean sweep in Europe under Cheika

Bernard Foley touches down against the All Blacks last weekend.

Darren Walton 4:29 PM   The Wallabies are en route to London with high hopes of ending their turbulent season with a rare European clean sweep.

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ARU keen to appoint technical director to help Cheika

Candidate: Eddie Jones.

Rupert Guinness   The Australian Rugby Union is looking to appoint a technical director to the Wallabies to work with coach Michael Cheika in the World Cup campaign.

Forgotten man Gill back for NRC finals

Back in play: Gill last played for the Wallabies during the 2013 spring tour.

Forgotten Wallaby Liam Gill will bolster a highly physical Brisbane City pack aiming for a Gosford ambush in Friday night's NRC semi-final against NSW Country.

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Israel Folau wins John Eales Medal

Proud Wallaby: Israel Folau with the John Eales Medal at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Thursday night.

Stephen Samuelson   Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has capped his code transformation after being awarded the peer-voted John Eales Medal as Australian rugby's best player on Thursday night.

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Cheika up for Wallabies challenge

Man in the middle: New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika

Rupert Guinness   The decision of Michael Cheika to accept the Wallabies coaching job was motivated by the chance to force a change for the better rather than "throw eggs" at the game in the wake of events that led to Ewen McKenzie's resignation.

Former boss backs Cheika to shine

New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika,

Liam Fitzgibbon   The man who gave Michael Cheika one of his biggest coaching breaks is sure the newly-appointed Wallabies mentor has what it takes to succeed at international level.

Wallabies fly out as Beale meets his fate

Costly bill: Kurtley Beale takes on the Springboks in Cape Town after Di Patston had allegedly confronted him on the sideline about a hotel bill.

Darren Walton   Kurtley Beale's future in Australian rugby remains up in the air with the troubled playmaker officially overlooked for the Wallabies' spring tour squad on Wednesday.

The Wallabies have passed by Alan Jones

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Peter FitzSimons   Show me 100 opinions of Alan Jones on 100 subjects – from climate change to multiculturalism to the monarchy to the flag to feminism to the virtues of Woolies T-shirts and all the rest – and I'll show you where he is dead wrong on 98 of them.

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Cheika unveiled as Wallabies coach

Michael Cheika.

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has vowed to unite the states behind the Australian team after being announced on Wednesday as the new Wallabies coach.

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Deans says celebrity culture hurts Wallabies

"You go from nowhere to somewhere beyond reality. That's another variable you've got to manage": Deans.

There are three major differences that separate New Zealand and Australian rugby, according to Robbie Deans.

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Wallabies mess 'un-Australian': Eddie Jones

"He [Cheika] is going to have one of the hardest jobs in the world": Eddie Jones.

Former Wallabies mentor Eddie Jones says it's "un-Australian" the national team are still without a coach, some 48 hours before they're due to fly to Europe.

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Rugby's revival need not be done in isolation

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Phil Lutton   If one thing has become crystal clear over the past 18 months, it's that Australian rugby hasn't been able to stumble on the right formula at the top level. But there are clues for success, should the code swallow its pride and care to survey the landscape.

Running down the 'Cheik list'

Explosive: Michael Cheika.

Rupert Guinness   Rupert Guinness takes a look at the prospects of Michael Cheika coaching the Wallabies – from what's good to what may be a worry. 

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Deans backs 'ambush merchant' Cheika

Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says there are too many vested interests interfering with Australian rugby.

Liam Napier   Robbie Deans made a timely appearance in Auckland on Tuesday and, of course, discussion centred on the shambolic state of Australian rugby.

Larkham knocks back Wallabies

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is staying put.

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has knocked back an approach to join Michael Cheika's Wallabies to concentrate on winning a Super Rugby title in Canberra.

Pressure mounts on Bill Pulver

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Phil Lutton   In the provinces, murmurs of discontent are slowly being drowned out by the rattling of sabres.

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Sorting Wallabies mess depends on Cheika's view of Pulver

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Andrew Webster   It doesn't really matter if you think ARU chief executive Bill Pulver should be sacked. Of far greater importance is what Michael Cheika thinks of him.

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