Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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Bledisloe Cup 2015: David Pocock, Michael Hooper the progression we had to have, says Michael Cheika

Phil Lutton David Pocock was still learning to shave last time he started a rugby match at number eight.

Michael Cheika to let David Pocock, Michael Hooper loose against All Blacks

Wallabies vice-captain Michael Hooper returns to the starting side.

Phil Lutton Michael Hooper and David Pocock will both start against the All Blacks in the Bledisloe opener at ANZ Stadium

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Michael Hooper free to play for Wallabies against All Blacks after one-week ban

Sidelined: Michael Hooper.

Phil Lutton The bad news: Michael Hooper misses a game for Manly. The good news: He can play the All Blacks.

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Rob Simmons plays down injury concerns as Wallabies head home

Rob Simmons says he will be fit to play in Rugby Championship decider.

Phil Lutton Rob Simmons will get scans on his injured wrist but is confident of taking on the All Blacks.

Quade Cooper tweet: Playmaker insists he has no issue with Wallabies

X-rated: Quade Cooper's mysterious tweet.

Phil Lutton Wallaby says he regrets resorting to foul language on social media.

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Bledisloe Cup fears for Michael Hooper after Wallabies flanker cited for alleged punch

Tough shift: Michael Hooper in action in Mendoza.

Phil Lutton Michael Hooper may be in hot water ahead of the first Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney after being cited over an incident in the victory over Los Pumas.

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Michael Cheika's Wallabies to face their greatest test in All Blacks showdown

Winning feeling: The Wallabies pose for a photo after winning against Argentina.

Phil Lutton MENDOZA Michael Cheika had a plan for everything in Argentina, including telling his players to sing the national anthem as loudly as possible just in case the local performer once again forgot...

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Victory vanquishes ghosts of Mendoza, says Nick Phipps

Nick Phipps says the ructions from last year are now behind the Wallabies.

Phil Lutton Nick Phipps says the bad memories of Mendoza are officialy gone.

The Rugby Championship: Dean Mumm magic sets Wallabies loose in win over Argentina

Powerplay: Dean Mumm crashes over to shift the momentum the Wallabies' way.

Phil Lutton Dean Mumm made a spectacular return to Test rugby with a pivotal play against the Pumas in Mendoza.

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Wallabies flyer Israel Folau relying on instinct as Rugby World Cup looms

Phil Lutton Israel Folau has been soaking up the knowledge of coaches Stephen Larkham and Michael Cheika but has backed his natural football instincts to help him continue his development as a rugby player...

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Laser beams, mauled anthems: Wallabies ready for anything in Mendoza

Stephen Moore looks on during the Wallabies's exciting win over the Springboks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane last Saturday.

Phil Lutton When the Wallabies step out on the Estadio Malvinas on Saturday night in their second match of The Rugby Championship, the tourists are prepared to deal with far more than just the Pumas.

Michael Cheika has Wallabies learning from the lessons of the old school

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika

Phil Lutton Michael Cheika has turned the Wallabies upside down as they return to Mendoza.

Rugby Championship: Kurtley Beale says he takes nothing for granted ahead of Wallaby return

Phil Lutton Kurtley Beale hopes to make some better memories in Mendoza when he takes the field for the Wallabes on Saturday night.

The Rugby Championship: Bernard Foley says time of the essence as he steps up for Wallabies

Playmaker: Bernard Foley.

Phil Lutton Bernard Foley returns to the starting side as the Wallabies prepare to face Argentina.

James Horwill, Michael Hooper hard luck stories as Wallabies coach Michael Cheika moves more puzzle pieces

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Phil Lutton Greg Holmes was among the winners for the Wallabies as they announed their team.

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Rugby Championship: Greg Holmes, Bernard Foley, David Pocock earn start as Cheika rings Wallaby changes

Greg Holmes has earned his first Wallabies starting berth in eight years.

Phil Lutton Bernard Foley, David Pocock and Greg Holmes will all start for the Wallabies against Argentina

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The Rugby Championship: How Matt Toomua became a Wallaby

Taking his chances: Matt Toomua is looking to show his prowess against Argentina.

Phil Lutton A 'welcome to first grade' talk from former coach Tony Rea was the tonic that put the starch in Wallabies midfield hardman Matt Toomua.

The Rugby Championship: Scott Fardy left bloodied as David Pocock doesn't train for Wallabies

Training daze: Scott Fardy after a tough Wallabies hitout in Mendoza.

Phil Lutton The blood was flowing after a torrid Wallabies training session.

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The Rugby Championship: Rocks and diamonds with Wallaby Quade Cooper

In the spotlight: Quade Cooper will again be under scrutiny when the Wallabies play Argentina on Saturday.

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper, whether he plays well, poorly or somewhere in between, will always be the most-scrutinised Wallaby when he's in the team.

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Quade Cooper to grasp Olympic dream as ARU prepares to unveil new deal

Quade Cooper smiles during an Australian Wallabies captain's run at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane.

Phil Lutton Chance to compete alongside the cream of world sport at the Rio Olympics convinced the five-eighth to remain in Australia.

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