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Horwill joins Ashley-Cooper in departure lounge

Veteran Wallabies James Horwill and Adam Ashley-Cooper have announced they will depart Australian rugby after the 2015 World Cup.

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Ashley-Cooper to join French team Bordeaux

Au revoir: Adam Ashley-Cooper will continue his career in France after the World Cup.

Veteran Wallabies utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper has ended the chase for his signature, announcing he will join French team Bordeaux on a two-year deal after next year's World Cup.

Australia finish runners-up in Dubai Sevens

Con Foley

South Africa won the Dubai Sevens with a crushing 33-7 victory over Australia in Saturday's final.

Disappointed Wallabies believe they will be a World Cup force

Flying high: Adam Ashley-Cooper starred for the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton   Wallabies believe they are on the right path despite the poor results on spring tour.

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Time running out for Wallabies' World Cup hopes

Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton   The building blocks to World Cup success or another step backwards for Australian rugby?

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England wary of World Cup Wallabies

Satisfied: England coach Stuart Lancaster.

Julian Drape   England pinpointed the Wallabies' weakness and executed perfectly at Twickenham but coach Stuart Lancaster expects to face a far more resilient side at next year's World Cup.

Wallabies lose to England as team slumps to worst spring tour in nine years

Will Skelton crashes over for Australia's second try.

Chris Dutton   The Wallabies will limp back to Australia after the worst spring tour in almost 10 years and face a mountainous task to transform into a World Cup contender next year.

Michael Cheika says change is coming after scrum disaster

Cheika

Chris Dutton   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has flagged a scrum overhaul after the set piece floundered at the Twickenham graveyard, adamant Australia has to make huge technical and tactical changes before the World Cup.

Wallabies on track, but no 'magic dust' for success

The ambassadors: Wallabies forward Michael Hooper, the newest Test captain, gets some tips from retired halfback George Gregan, the most-capped leader of the national team.

Chris Dutton   Wallabies great George Gregan and captain Michael Hooper are united in the belief Australia can win the World Cup in England next year.

Cheika sheds tears for Hughes

"We just want to show that we care in any small way we can": Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was brought to tears by news of Phillip Hughes' death but hopes his passing does not turn into a debate about the dangers of playing sport.

Stuart Lancaster's team is too machine-like

Quade Cooper brings X-factor to the Wallabies.

Austin Healy   Stuart Lancaster has done some fine things, but he is now in danger of creating a sterile squad bereft of any magic, writes Austin Healey.

Larkham open to Wallabies role at World Cup

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Wilson   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says he's "open" to playing a role for the Australian Wallabies.

Run, Wallabies, run - leave the boredom in the dust

The joy of running: Wallabies star Israel Folau, seeking rare space, takes on France’s Alexandre Menini in Paris this month.

Martin Flanagan   What I have always liked about rugby union is watching the backs run with the ball. Last Saturday, therefore, I was drawn to an article in the Irish Times by sportswriter Keith Duggan in which he said "the running game…has always been rugby's gift to sport. If that is extinguished, rugby will lose the best of itself". 

Wallabies want to be the first to win three World Cups

"You know Australians, we like to back the underdog and I'm sure we are the underdog coming into next year's World Cup": James Slipper.

Chris Dutton   A tumultuous international season has failed to dampen Australia's World Cup ambition, with vice-captain James Slipper declaring the Wallabies want to become the first team to win the tournament three times.

Michael Cheika sends support to Phillip Hughes

"We're thinking of the family, I'm not fully aware of what the condition us. Just praying he makes a full recovery as soon as possible. The guys already knew about it": Cheika.

Chris Dutton   The shockwave that hit Australian cricket on Tuesday has made it all the way to England, with the touring Wallabies sending their well-wishes to Phillip Hughes in the wake of his sickening injury.

Kurtley Beale's fine to fund program for indigenous women

Kurtley Beale.

The $45,000 fine being paid by Kurtley Beale following a breach of the ARU Code of Conduct will be directed to the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team, the Australian Rugby Union announced on Wednesday.

Kiwi Waldrom lines up Wallabies

Another chance: England have recalled Kiwi No 8 Thomas Waldrom for their final test of the year against Australia at Twickenham.

Duncan Johnstone   England have recalled NZ No 8 Thomas Waldrom for their final test of the year against Australia.

Wallabies hit all-time low

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

World rugby rankings are out and the ABs are on top, while Australia slump under their new coach.

Wallabies prepare for air raid

Injury blow: Tevita Kuridrani has been in outstanding form for the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton   Tevita Kuridrani's breakout season is over after the barnstorming outside centre suffered an ankle injury against Ireland.

Wallabies face World Cup preview

Matt Toomua

Chris Dutton   The Wallabies will draw on the pain of losing to England at Twickenham last year and use it as extra motivation to finish their spring tour on a high this week.