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ARU could pocket $1m from Wallabies trip to US

Georgina Robinson 10:00 PM   The Australian Rugby Union could pocket an estimated $1 million if the Wallabies play a proposed World Cup warm-up match against the USA Eagles in Chicago this year.

Cheika hints Foley will reject lucrative Japan deal

Staying home: Bernard Foley.

Georgina Robinson 6:03 PM   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has indicated Test No.10 Bernard Foley will reject a lucrative offer to play rugby in Japan and stay in Australian rugby beyond the World Cup.

Larkham and Grey join Wallabies set up

Been there, done it: Stephen Larkham will add his wealth of rugby knowledge to the current Wallabies squad.

Georgina Robinson 2:31 PM   Former Wallabies Stephen Larkham and Nathan Grey have been confirmed as Wallabies coach Michael Cheika's assistants leading into the World Cup.

McGahan 'concerned' by post-World Cup exodus

Heading off: Scott Higginbotham of the Rebels.

Georgina Robinson   Never mind a post-world cup exodus of Australia's highest-paid players. Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan has warned the code is also at risk of having its all-important second-tier cannibalised by overseas clubs offering up to five times what Australians are paid in Super Rugby.

Cheika casting far and wide for possible Wallabies

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Georgina Robinson   Fringe players are on Wallabies coach Michael Cheika's radar as rugby moves into Test season.

Door open to overseas players: Cheika

"We're talking about stuff that's not even in the zone of the game": Cheika.

Georgina Robinson   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika will overturn his predecessor Ewen McKenzie's controversial policy of not selecting overseas-bound players for Test duty.

TV deal bails out Australian Rugby

The Rebels' Scott Higginbotham after Friday's round one Super Rugby match against the Crusaders.

John Stensholt   The Australian Rugby Union will announce within about 60 days the details of a new broadcast deal that will alleviate much of the financial pain the sport has been suffering, according to ARU chief executive Bill Pulver.

Cheika says honesty key to balancing coaching roles

Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson   Towards the end of Australia's spring tour last November, Michael Cheika gathered his battered Wallabies together and told them he had work to do.

Foley 'set to quit Wallabies' after RWC

Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley is reportedly set to quit Australian rugby to play in Japan.

Five-eighth reportedly set to join exodus and quit Australian rugby after this year's World Cup to play in Japan.

Israel Folau to wait for run at outside centre

Focus: Israel Folau will stick to fullback for the time being.

Wallabies and Waratahs coach Michael Cheika must be confident Israel Folau will stay in rugby union beyond 2015, declaring he is unlikely to experiment much with him at outside centre until next year.

Woodman inspires NZ to win over Australia

Lucky 13: Portia Woodman scored 13 tries at the Brazil Sevens, including two in the final, to help New Zealand claim the title.

Ben Strang   The New Zealand women's side have beaten Australia to take out the Brazil Sevens title in São Paulo.

ARU appears asleep as Europe takes its valuables

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Paul Cully   The Australian Rugby Union is creating a firm impression that it is either impotent or incompetent when it comes to stemming the exodus of talent from Australian shores.

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Foley part of worrying big picture

Early days: Bernard Foley has plenty of rugby ahead of him.

Georgina Robinson   Wallabies playmaker Bernard Foley dodged questions about a reported move to Japan at the end of the year after the Waratahs' trial win against the Chiefs on Friday.

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The man who can save Australian rugby

Master and commander: Michael Cheika at Waratahs training before taking on the Chiefs.

Andrew Webster   In an exclusive interview, the Waratahs and Wallabies coach opens up about Kurtley Beale and how he intends to restore faith in Australian rugby

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Genia signs three-year deal with Stade Francais

Heading West?: Will Genia.

Georgina Robinson   Wallabies halfback Will Genia has reportedly signed a three-year deal with French club Stade Francais and will leave Australia after the 2015 World Cup. 

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Cheika buries rivalry to give Wallabies fitness edge

Fitness guru: Dean Benton will be working to keep the Wallabies in peak condition.

Georgina Robinson   They traded barbs from opposite sides of the rugby trenches but are now working hand in glove to give the Wallabies a winning edge leading into the World Cup.

Hunt should be fast-tracked for Wallabies: Dwyer

Big two: Quade Cooper with new Reds signing Karmichael Hunt at training.

Laine Clark   Karmichael Hunt's Queensland Reds debut is still a week away but Bob Dwyer has called for the code hopper to be fast-tracked into the Wallabies squad.

Cheika green lights Folau centre switch

At the back: Israel Folau will play at No. 15 against the Chiefs.

Georgina Robinson   Israel Folau's midfield ambitions have been given a major boost after Waratahs coach Michael Cheika green-lighted a move for his talented fullback.

RU:Beale re-signs with Waratahs and ARU

Staying put: Kurtley Beale is staying with rugby.

Kurtley Beale has resigned with the Waratahs and ARU heading into this year's World Cup

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Concussion impact sensors draw attention of ARU

Ben Ransom of Saracens wears an impact sensor behind his ear to help determine the effects of possible concussion.

Melanie Kembrey   The Australian Rugby Union says it will monitor a concussion research program in which English team the Saracens played with impact sensors taped to the back of their heads.