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Ewen McKenzie hits out at ref complaints by All Blacks coach Steve Hansen

Jim Morton Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has thrown All Blacks refereeing complaints back in their faces ahead of Saturday's tense Bledisloe Cup showdown.

Richie McCaw no spent force, says All Blacks coach

Plenty still to offer: Richie McCaw.

Jim Morton All Blacks coach Steve Hansen disagrees Richie McCaw is a fading force but insists neither he, nor his captain, will be afraid to make the right call to end his illustrious career.

Ewen McKenzie hits out at ref complaints

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Jim Morton Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has thrown All Blacks refereeing complaints back in their faces ahead of Saturday's tense Bledisloe Cup showdown.

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Christian Lealiifano heads back to the Canberra Vikings to push his claims for Wallabies recall

Setting sail: Christian Lealiifano will use his time with the Canberra Vikings to press his Wallabies claims.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano goes from Wallabies to the Vikings to help his bid for Test selection.

The constant doubts that drive Mr Rugby Adam Ashley-Cooper

Adam Ashley-Cooper drives forward in Bledisloe I last weekend.

Georgina Robinson Publicly he is Mr Rugby. A glamour boy of the Australian backline, as flamboyant off the field as he is steady on it.

Ewen McKenzie throws down gauntlet to All Blacks as Wallabies prepare for Bledisloe clash

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has challenged the All Blacks to "bring their A game" to the second Bledisloe Cup clash and defend their 28-year unbeaten run at Eden Park against the Wallabies. 

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

Spiro Zavos

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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ACT Brumbies sign Peter Ryan as assistant coach for Super Rugby season

Peter Ryan

Chris Dutton Cross-code pioneer Peter Ryan will join the ACT Brumbies' coaching staff for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Brisbane City thrash Sydney Stars in opening round NRC try-fest

Ten tries and no penalty kicks - the opening match of the new National Rugby Championship on Thursday night was just what ARU officials had hoped for.

Sydney vies for leg of rugby's world sevens series

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson Allianz Stadium and the SCG Trust are close to pulling off a big coup by luring Australia's leg of the sevens world series to Sydney next year.

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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.

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Matt Toomua, Ellyse Perry ... and Nic White?

Matt Toomua announced his engagement to Elyse Perry with this photo on Instagram.

Chris Dutton How Nic White called 'dibs' on Ellyse Perry and how Matt Toomua asked her to marry him.

The Bingham Cup: celebrating homosexuality in rugby

Pearse Egan (back) pictured with the Royal Bucks, ahead of the Bingham Cup.

Lucy Cormack Pearse Egan has only played rugby since the start of 2014, but even in a matter of months he has found himself transformed by the sport, so much so that he is playing the upcoming gay rugby world cup.

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Romain Poite set for scrutiny in Bledisloe II as referee stoush rumbles on

Referee Jaco Peyper gives a yellow card to Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks during the Bledisloe Cup opener.

Georgina Robinson The performance of Romain Poite in this weekend's Bledisloe Cup re-match will be under more scrutiny than ever after provocative comments from the All Blacks and Poite's contemporary Jonathan Kaplan...

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Lost opportunity in Sydney could haunt Ewen McKenzie's men

Paul Cully

Paul Cully The Wallabies will roll up to Eden Park without the usual levels of dread but with the regret of a spurned opportunity.

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Juan Smith handed new Springboks chance against Pumas

Return: Juan Smith.

Flanker Juan Smith, who had virtually quit rugby after an Achilles tendon injury in 2011, makes a remarkable South Africa comeback by turning out for the Springboks against Argentina on Saturday.

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Canberra Vikings ready to unearth future Wallabies in inaugural NRC

Tom Staniforth is primed to shine for the Canberra Vikings.

Chris Dutton Tom Staniforth has urged the ACT to back the Vikings as they aim to unearth future Wallabies in the NRC.

Folau's warning: All Blacks to be harder at home

Israel Folau during a training run in Sydney on Thursday morning.

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau has warned the Wallabies to expect a harder, faster All Blacks to run out at Eden Park on Saturday.

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Kurtley Beale, David Pocock, Matt Hodgson and Luke Burgess prove why NRC is needed

Nobody to somebody: Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson It is the best 45-second justification of why, after a rushed and difficult labour, the National Rugby Championship will kick off in Brisbane on Thursday night.

The All Blacks have run out of ideas

No longer immune to the whistle: All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.

Mark Reason Suddenly these All Blacks didn't look half the team that some people had assumed they were.

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