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Phil Lutton

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Michael Cheika says Quade Cooper is not in Wallabies side as an experiment

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper won't be giving up his Wallaby number 10 jumper without a fight.

Michael Cheika made right calls on Wallaby selection of Quade Cooper, says Graham Henry

Undecided: Quade Cooper.

Phil Lutton Graham Henry believes Michael Cheika has made all the right moves with his first team selection.

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Springboks great says Scott Higginbotham can add new dimension to Wallabies

Scott Higginbotham signs autographs during an Australian Wallabies Fan Day at the Queen St Mall Stage

Phil Lutton South African great Bob Skinstad believes Wallabies number eight Scott Higginbotham is an ace up the sleeve of Michael Cheika.

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Quade Cooper, Will Genia and Matt Giteau to start for Wallabies against Springboks

Number 10: Quade Cooper will play at five-eighth against the Springboks.

Phil Lutton Michael Cheika has unveiled his team to face the Springboks in Brisbane on Saturday night.

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Wallaby Will Skelton ready to rumble after new ARU deal

Mission: Wallabies lock Will Skelton is out to prove that lock is not a problematic position for Australia.

Phil Lutton Will Skelton says Australia's big men are ready to rumble ahead of the World Cup and Rugby Championship.

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Springboks say Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell face pace shock in Wallaby returns

Matt Giteau

Phil Lutton Springboks halfback Ruan Pienaar says Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell may be in for an initial shock.

Matt Giteau brings traits of Darren Lockyer to Wallabies, says Israel Folau

Matt Giteau of the Wallabies is tackled during an Australian Wallabies training session at Sunshine Coast Stadium on July 7, 2015.

Phil Lutton Israel Folau says Matt Giteau has the same traits as one of rugby league's greatest players.

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Wallabies star Quade Cooper says 'tunnel vision' helps him block out contract dramas

Enigma: Quade Cooper.

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper was throwing dummies galore at his press conference on Monday.

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Michael Cheika on a mission to restore the faith in Wallabies

Phil Lutton Michael Cheika says the Wallabies are on a mission to win back fans of little faith

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Matt Giteau says he'll step down from Wallabies if he fails to fire

SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06:  Matt Giteau takes on the defence during an Australian Wallabies training session at Sunshine Coast Stadium on July 6, 2015 on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Matt Giteau wants to justify his inclusion back in the Wallabies.

Reality dawns as Cheika prepares to show first World Cup hand

Ready to spring a surprise?: Michael Cheika.

Phil Lutton The Wallabies have just four games to lock down as many as 13 selection dilemmas as reality dawns on the Australians,

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Clock ticking as pressure builds on Wallabies' 2015 Rugby World Cup prep

Phil Lutton The pressure is building on Michael Cheika to get his ducks in a row ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Kurtley Beale, an Aboriginal Wallaby trying to fill in the blanks

Boxing on: Kurtley Beale wants to  foster the code among Indigenous athletes.

Phil Lutton Kurtley Beale feels parts of him are missing until he can trace his indigenous heritage

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika not afraid to mix halves as deadline arrives

Phil Lutton Michael Cheika says he won't be afraid to mix-and-match his halves throughout The Rugby Championship as the Wallaby coach prepares to trim 10 men from his plus-size squad.

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David Pocock says Wallabies should play Test in Pacific

Island hopes: David Pocock says playing one of the Pacific nations on their soil would be a tremendous experience.

Phil Lutton David Pocock says the Wallabies should follow the lead of the All Blacks and head to the islands.

Quade Cooper fit enough and fighting hard, Wallabies say

Ready to roll:  Quade Cooper during an Australian Wallabies training session.

Phil Lutton Despite a season of injury, the Wallabies believe Quade Cooper can hold up to the physical test of a Rugby Championship and World Cup.

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Michael Cheika says Kane Douglas could yet be a factor in 2015 Rugby World Cup

Coming home?: Former Waratahs back-rower Kane Douglas.

Phil Lutton Kane Douglas could be a World Cup bolter for the Wallabies.

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Wallabies captain Stephen Moore says he will lead by example

Back as captain: Stephen Moore on Monday.

Phil Lutton New Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore has made it his mission to unite the squad.

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Michael Cheika wants Wallabies to rip in at Caloundra camp

Torturous path: Samu Kerevi, Michael Cheika, Will Genia and Greg Holmes during the Wallabies squad announcement.

Phil Lutton Michael Cheika wants the Wallabies to fight for spots.

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ARU confident Quade Cooper will be fit for Wallabies' Rugby Championship opener

Another injury: Quade Cooper playing against the Waratahs.

Phil Lutton Another day, another Quade Cooper drama. This time, the Wallabies are optimistic of a happy ending as the fly-half deals with yet another shoulder injury that threatened to derail his efforts in the...