Rugby Union

Tom Decent

Tom Decent is a journalist with Fairfax Media.

Fitness not up to scratch: Wallabies captain Stephen Moore said the Super Rugby coaches needed to lift the intensity of ...

Gibson throws support behind alignment of conditioning programs

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson says it is difficult for Michael Cheika and Stephen Moore to declare Super Rugby players are not fit enough when they come into Wallabies camp but has thrown his full support behind the alignment of national and state conditioning programs.

Ambition: Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika is backing his players to beat the All Blacks.

Cheika adamant Wallabies can beat All Blacks

Michael Cheika is adamant the Wallabies can beat the All Blacks and break a 15-year Bledisloe Cup drought. But if you happen to find yourself laughing at the Australian coach, he doesn't blame you.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Israel Folau of the Wallabies celebrates scoring a try with team mates during the ...

Folau praises Wallabies back line

Fullback Israel Folau believes the Wallabies' back line has gelled together nicely throughout the three June Tests but one player Australia is unlikely to have come the first Bledisloe Cup match is Sefa Naivalu, who will spend an extended period on the sidelines with an ankle injury.