Bledisloe Cup

Rugby

Losing Bledisloe Cup not an option for All Blacks class of 2013, says Dagg

Georgina Robinson New Zealand fullback Israel Dagg says there is no secret to keeping complacency at bay within the All Blacks, just pure hatred of losing.

Rugby

Christian Lealiifano and Scott Fardy ruled out of Bledisloe Cup clash

Christian Leali'fano.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies will take on the All Blacks without their first choice goal kicker after Christian Lealiifano was ruled out with a compression injury in his ankle.

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Ewen McKenzie and James Horwill back Quade Cooper to star against All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has backed the form of incumbent five-eighth Quade Cooper for what looms as the Queensland playmaker's first start against the All Blacks in more than a year.

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Wallabies wingers Joe Tomane and Chris Feauai-Sautia out of Bledisloe Cup

Joe Tomane.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies' hopes of an upset victory in Saturday's Bledisloe dead rubber have faded with the loss of wingers Joe Tomane and Chris Feauai-Sautia.

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Rugby

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen demands Bledisloe Cup sweep of Wallabies

Steve Hansen

The All Blacks are tired of finishing Bledisloe Cup series on a low note.

Union

Beale under pressure in Bledisloe Cup opener

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29:  Kurtley Beale of the Rebels looks on during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Reds at AAMI Park on June 29, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Ben Horne The Wallabies insist Berrick Barnes will be the man calling the shots against New Zealand on Saturday night but admit their success in the Bledisloe Cup opener depends largely on the playmaking...

Rugby

Quade Cooper back, Beale dropped for Bledisloe Cup

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28:  Quade Cooper passes during an Australian Wallabies training session at Coogee Oval on May 28, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Quade Cooper has been recalled and will play five-eighth for the Wallabies against the All Blacks on Saturday.

Rugby

Ewen McKenzie expects Michael Cheika to coach his way

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie believes Michael Cheika will continue to coach the Waratahs in his trademark passionate heart-on-sleeve manner, despite it having landed him in hot water with SANZAR during last...

Why Australia may be the saviour of SANZAR

Bill Pulver.

Marc Hinton With the southern hemisphere alliance facing increased pressure to gain a bigger slice of the broadcasting pie, it's worth asking what Australian rugby brings to the table.

Rugby

The All Blacks are all conquering but Kiwi rugby is not so Super

Ma'a Nonu.

Matthew Burke I had an interesting conversation with a journalist friend across the Tasman last week about the state of affairs of New Zealand rugby.

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Wallabies to host France at Allianz Stadium

Georgina Robinson Test rugby returns to Allianz Stadium this year with an afternoon Test between Australia and France in June.

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The Breakdown

James O'Connor's rugby future could be in red

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Georgina Robinson Queensland is emerging as the most likely destination for former Wallaby James O'Connor.

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Rugby Union

Tevita Kuridrani in Brumbies' season-opener against Queensland Reds

Tevita Kuridrani

David Polkinghorne, Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies set to rush back Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani from suspension.

Union

Sportsmen are 'guinea pigs' for head trauma

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Clyde Rathbone Tiny grey spots appeared, as though television static had invaded my field of vision.

Rugby Union

Jesse Mogg hoping to put his best foot forward as Brumbies' kicker

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Jesse Mogg in action during training at the AIS 
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David Polkinghorne Booming boot Jesse Mogg likes the pressure of goalkicking and has put his hand up to take the tee from the injured Christian Lealiifano in Saturday night's Super Rugby season opener against the...

Rugby

Ewen McKenzie 'blessed’ in captaincy choices

David Pocock

Rupert Guinness With Wallabies captain Ben Mowen set to move overseas, the question is who will lead Australia against France in June and beyond to the World Cup next year.

Union

Speight ruled out for Wallabies until September

Henry Speight

Chris Dutton IRB rule ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight ineligible to play for the Wallabies until September 11.

Union

ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander resisted overseas offers

Ben Alexander

Chris Dutton Wallabies and ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander has revealed he was almost lured to Europe after the 2011 World Cup.

Rugby Union

Israel Folau considered a move to New Zealand, Chiefs coach says

Star performer: Israel Folau showed some interest in 2012 in moving to New Zealand.

Paul Cully Star's eligibility for All Blacks was looked into and parties met in Sydney in August 2012.

Rugby

Waratahs hire Andrew Mehrtens as kicking coach

Mehrtens

Rupert Guinness The NSW Waratahs have hired All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens as kicking coach for the upcoming Super Rugby season.

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