Tri Nations

On the white track: Tri Nations could use citing scheme

Greg Growden THE white card concept could be extended to the expanded Tri Nations series this season if the International Rugby Board gives the green light.


Sharni Williams still eyeing World Cup berth with Wallaroos

Chris Dutton Canberra sevens star Sharni Williams could still be included in the Australian Wallaroos World Cup campaign, despite being left out of a 26-player squad to play against Canada and New Zealand in June.

Rugby Union

Laurie Fisher taking a direct approach with Brumbies

Chris Dutton He was once head coach of the Brumbies, now Laurie Fisher will take charge as director of rugby, alongside rookie head coach Stephen Larkham. Fisher details his plans with Chris Dutton.


Finding glimmers of hope means not everything is all black

John Eales It may be correct to say that losers look for victories within losses, but when your card is marked against such a dominant force as the All Blacks then you have to start somewhere.

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Porous Wallabies score a D- for defence

Paul Cully The past two Wallabies performances will have given England coach Stuart Lancaster just enough to feel a little more uncomfortable in his chair as he examines the footage.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie wants to build a stronger team culture

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have climbed back up to third in the world rankings but Ewen McKenzie says it is the Test team's slow-moving cultural metamorphosis of which he is most proud.

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Enough talk, let's get on with it, says Horwill

James Horwill

Rupert Guinness Wallabies captain James Horwill has had enough of all the talk pumping up the British and Irish Lions Test series. He just wants to get on with it.


Brave Brumbies hold on to claim huge upset win

Billy Twelvetrees

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have raised Australian hopes on the eve of the Test series against the British and Irish Lions with an historic victory at Canberra Stadium.

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Shellshocked Lions tamed by Brumbies

British and Irish Lions player Sean O'Brien right, tackles ACT Brumbies' player Jesse Mogg during their rugby tour match in Canberra

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have crushed the British and Irish Lions' confidence on the eve a Test series with a historic victory at Canberra Stadium.

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When pride is on the Lions ...

Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen says the enormity of the Wallabies' task against the British and Irish Lions will whack them in the face in Brisbane on Saturday night.


Horwill's back in charge and is ready to roar

James Horwill

Rupert Guinness THERE were two indelible images of Wallabies captain James Horwill during the Reds game against the British and Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane a fortnight ago.

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KO for Smith in bitter loss

George Smith

Chris Dutton He's the freak of Australian rugby but even George Smith has a kryptonite chink, and his fairytale comeback was spent on wobbly legs as the Wallabies failed to fire in the series-deciding third Test...

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The highs and lows of Deans's Wallabies reign

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04:  Wallabies head coach, Robbie Deans talks during an Australian Wallabies media session at the Shangri la Hotel on July 4, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

David Sygall Robbie Deans has coached more Wallabies Test matches than anyone else in the nation's 114-year rugby history.


Ewen McKenzie is the new Wallabies coach

Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie will coach the Wallabies to the 2015 Rugby World Cup after the Australian Rugby Union released Robbie Deans from his two-year contract six months early.

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Deans falls on his sword


Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has announced he will step down the role, effective immediately.

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Rugby Union

McKenzie takes over from Deans

Ewen McKenzie faces an uphill battle preparing the Wallabies for the Bledisloe Cup series and the upcoming Rugby Championship series, which kicks off on August 17.

Georgina Robinson Australian Rugby Union releases Deans six months early from two-year contract.


Bring on the Anzacs, says Lion O'Driscoll

Brian O'Driscoll

David Sygall It took the best of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland to beat the Wallabies. But what if next time the British and Irish Lions visited the antipodes, we joined forces with our cousins across the...

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Deans departs as Wallabies link with McKenzie

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie will coach the Wallabies to the 2015 Rugby World Cup after the Australian Rugby Union released Robbie Deans from his two-year contract six months early.

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Duncan Johnstone

An Anzac team? Get real, Brian

Brian O'Driscoll.

Duncan Johnstone Maybe the real reason Brian O'Driscoll missed last Saturday's Test win was because he wasn't too well in the head - because he's talked a bit of nonsense since, suggesting the Wallabies and All...

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Missing link: McKenzie brings cast-off Cooper back into the Wallabies ranks

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie will officially bring Quade Cooper in from the cold when he names the five-eighth in his maiden Wallabies squad in Sydney on Friday.

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