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Cheika buries rivalry to give Wallabies fitness edge

Georgina Robinson 11:53 PM   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

Evolving: Israel Folau can switch to the centres, says coach Michael Cheika.

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.

Hooper involved in Byron Bay incident

No action: Michael Hooper's friend allegedly jumped on a car while on a night out in Byron Bay.

Melanie Kembrey   The Australian Rugby Union has no plans to take action against Wallabies captain Michael Hooper

Waratah Phipps commits till end of 2017

Staying put: Nick Phipps has committed his future to the Wallabies.

Wallabies and Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps will play on in Australia well beyond next year's Rugby World Cup after signing a two-year contract extension.

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Horwill joins Ashley-Cooper in departure lounge

England bound: Queensland Reds forward James Horwill speaks to the media at Ballymore Stadium announcing he has signed a three-year deal for after the 2015 Rugby World Cup with English Rugby club Harlequins.

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

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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

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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

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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".