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

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

Georgina Robinson

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

Israel Folau

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.

Rugby

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

Israel 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.

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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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Rugby

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

Crusaders resort to Super Rugby wishful thinking with claim Homebush Bay is neutral ground

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson For two long have Australian rugby's fans, players, administrators, pundits and scribes run their mouths off at this time of year.

Rugby

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says Kane Douglas should have gotten Wallabies call-up

Kane Douglas

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika said workhorse second rower Kane Douglas "deserved" to wear a Wallabies jersey this year despite his upcoming move to Ireland.

Rugby

ANZ Stadium set to be a sea of blue for Super Rugby final

Just the ticket: The Waratahs and Bernard Foley believe ANZ Stadium will be far from a neutral venue on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson A State of Origin-esque sea of blue, an Australian Super Rugby crowd record and the biggest take-up of corporate packages since the Manchester United exhibition match say ANZ Stadium will be the...

Union

Australian Super Rugby semi-final a good omen for Wallabies as Brumbies and Waratahs go to battle

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander is back in the Wallabies' frame.

Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie is salivating at an all-Australian semi-final which has the potential to launch World Cup dreams.

Henry Speight named in Wallabies squad for Rugby Championship

New Wallaby: Brumbies flyer Henry Speight.

Georgina Robinson Rampaging Brumbies winger Henry Speight is the only new name in the Wallabies squad to play in the Rugby Championship next month. 

Rugby

Wallabies teammates Israel Folau and Henry Speight won't give inch in Brumbies-Waratahs battle

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau and Henry Speight will be two of the biggest names included in Ewen McKenzie's Wallabies squad for the looming Rugby Championship when it is announced on Wednesday.

Rugby

Rugby: Brumbies, Waratahs the right ingredients for Ewen McKenzie's Wallabies

Healthy competition: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie hopes Super Rugby stars such as Israel Folau and Henry Speight stay healthy.

Georgina Robinson It is a Wallabies coach's dream – so long as Henry Speight and Israel Folau don't break each other in the battle to make the Super Rugby final.

Rugby

Kurtley Beale in running to play five-eighth for Wallabies

Option for Wallaby 10 ... Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says he sees "no reason" why Kurtley Beale cannot nab the coveted Wallabies No.10 jersey from NSW teammate Bernard Foley in the coming Rugby Championship. 

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Rugby

Be good, let the opposition worry

Matt Burke dinkus

Matthew Burke What’s the scarier proposition? Playing against a team wondering how good they are or playing against a team that already knows how good they are. 

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Rugby

Ben Smith shrugs off debate about All Blacks' aura

Highland fling: Fullback Ben Smith.

Georgina Robinson Endless chatter about the strength or otherwise of the All Blacks "aura" does not worry try-scoring sensation Ben Smith. 

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