Bledisloe Cup

Wallabies humbled by All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup massacre

Georgina Robinson There is no hiding at Eden Park. The rain, wind and mud confused the picture in Sydney a week ago, allowing the Wallabies to draw with the All Blacks and their fans to hope.

Wallabies have the players, game plan to beat All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup rugby Test at Eden Park

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Spiro Zavos It was a nasty but effective action by the coach of the All Blacks Steve Hansen to reveal the referee for the Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney, the South African Jaco Peyper, concedes he made mistakes...

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Matt Toomua says the Wallabies need to "learn quickly" for Bledisloe Cup success

Matt Toomua trains with the Wallabies on Thursday.

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua focused on Wallabies success to end the biggest week of his life.

Bledisloe Cup: A chat with All Blacks mate breaks on-field silence for Wallabies star Nathan Charles

Friend among the enemy: Wallabies hooker Nathan Charles enjoys a friendship with All Blacks great Keven Mealamu.

Rupert Guinness It was brief, but their private on-field chat stood out amidst the relative silence among the Wallabies and All Blacks after their 12-12 draw at ANZ Stadium last Saturday.

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Kurtley Beale remains at five-eighth for game two of Bledisloe Cup

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Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has backed the same team to go one better than last week's draw and crack the Eden Park hoodoo against the All Blacks this weekend.

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We've got a lot of work to do on defence, says Wallabies star Israel Folau

Desperate struggle: Israel Folau is tackled in Auckland.

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau has described the All Blacks’ Bledisloe Cup lesson as one of the toughest losses of his career.

The last time the Wallabies won the Bledisloe Cup, Australia really was a different place

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Lucy Cormack Here's what was life was like in 2002, the last year the Wallabies triumphed over the All Blacks to win the coveted trans-Tasman trophy.

Kurtley Beale selected as Wallabies' five-eighth for Bledisloe Cup

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Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale will wear the Wallabies No.10 jersey for the first time since 2012 in an overhauled Australian back line to play the All Blacks on Saturday.

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Malakai Fekitoa to replace Conrad Smith in All Blacks squad for Bledisloe Cup tie

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The All Blacks' preparations for tomorrow night's Bledisloe Cup test with the Wallabies struck a pregnant pause in Sydney early on Friday with Conrad Smith boarding a flight to Wellington to witness...

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Kurtley Beale is the X-factor for Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup

Kurtley Beale: The man with the ''intangibles'' for the Wallabies.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has benched the player shaping as Australia's ''Dan Carter'' in favour of the experience and X-factor of Kurtley Beale.

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Wallabies ignore Steve Hansen's jibes before Bledisloe Cup

Darren Walton The Wallabies are refusing to engage in All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's pre-Bledisloe psychological warfare, instead keeping their powder dry until hostilities begin in earnest on Saturday night.

Ewen McKenzie says Wallabies will perform and entertain against All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup Test

Man on a mission: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie believes the Wallabies are ready to show how far they have developed as performers and entertainers one year since their first game under him as their coach when they take on the world...

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It's time: Why the Wallabies can win back the Bledisloe Cup

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Matthew Burke The time for hoping, and wishing, is over ... this is the year the Wallabies CAN win back the Bledisloe Cup.

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Tatafu Polota-Nau ruled out of Wallabies' squad for Bledisloe Cup opener against All Blacks

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Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has been ruled out of the Bledisloe Cup opener against New Zealand, with the side now set to rely on their third-string rake.

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NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby win will help Wallabies reclaim Bledisloe Cup

Ben Alexander says a Waratahs win could spark a Bledisloe Cup bid.

David Polkinghorne Momentum is hard to stop and Wallabies prop Ben Alexander believes if the NSW Waratahs win their inaugural Super Rugby title then it will help springboard the Australian side to ending its 12-year...

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ARU's National Rugby Championship opener to split Bledisloe Cup Tests

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Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union is shrugging off criticism of the National Rugby Championship and is planning an opening-round match between the Sydney Stars and Brisbane City at Ballymore on the Thursday...

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Israel Folau says Wallabies can win back Bledisloe Cup

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Darren Walton Israel Folau says the Wallabies have the talent and hunger to finally reclaim the Bledisloe Cup in 2014, ending years of pain and suffering for Australian rugby fans.

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Christian Lealiifano and Scott Fardy ruled out of Bledisloe Cup clash

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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

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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

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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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