Brett Sheehan

The Breakdown

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika could benefit from pressure-cooker conditions

Georgina Robinson If the misconduct case against Waratahs coach Michael Cheika does not have the same outcome as Football Federation Australia's case against Brendon Santalab this could turn into a major headache for...


Any talk of 99 is just a beat-up, say Lions

The Legendary Journey

Georgina Robinson In an excellent promotional video for the British and Irish Lions tour, legendary Ireland second rower Willie John McBride, dressed in an 18th-century naval uniform, asks a small boy to deliver a...


A little more North in the south would be good thing

George North

Paul Cully Economics will prevent it, but the performance of British and Irish Lions winger George North against the Western Force on Wednesday gave a tantalising glimpse of what lustre a northern star could...

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Live: Western Force v British and Irish Lions


Richard Shute Join RugbyHeaven for full, live commentary as the British and Irish Lions take on a weakened Force in Perth.

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Lions prop cleared of biting charge

Cian Healy.

Irish prop Cian Healy has been cleared of a biting charge but his continued involvement in the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia remains in grave doubt.


Lions prop Healy cited over biting allegation

Cian Healy

Georgina Robinson British and Irish Lions prop Cian Healy has been cited for allegedly biting the arm of Force halfback Brett Sheehan during the Lions' first game in Australia on Wednesday.

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Biting allegation, injury cause Gatland concern

Cian Healy

Georgina Robinson After all was said and done the outrage was misplaced.

Force v Waratahs

Canberra Stadium, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)


Healy 'relieved' after being cleared of biting Sheehan

Cian Healy.

Georgina Robinson British and Irish Lions prop Cian Healy has been cleared of biting Force halfback Brett Sheehan but will return home with an injured ankle.

Live: Western Force v NSW Waratahs


Stephen Samuelson Join RugbyHeaven as the depleted NSW Waratahs travel to Perth to take on the Force.

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A perfect 10 proves tough call for Deans

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 21:  Kurtley Beale of the Wallabies runs the ball during an Australian Wallabies training session at Coogee Oval on June 21, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Jim Morton Robbie Deans's backline dilemma hasn't been made any easier by Quade Cooper's knee injury, with a tough choice pending between Berrick Barnes and Kurtley Beale as Wallabies five-eighth.

Force v Brumbies

nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 9.45pm (AEST)

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Deans names Beale as playmaker


Melissa Woods JOHANNESBURG: Five-eighth Kurtley Beale will be given a licence to thrill in his return to the Wallabies' starting side for their Rugby Championship Test with South Africa in Pretoria on Saturday.

Live: Argentina v Australia

Kurtley Beale

Stephen Samuelson Join RugbyHeaven editor Stephen Samuelson for live coverage of Australia v Argentina.

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Wallabies up to the Test as newcomers show mettle

Ben Alexander

Greg Growden ROSARIO: On this night, at this venue, on this occasion, the Wallabies could easily have lost their way.


Western Force sign former Brumbies back


The Western Force have signed Australian Sevens and former Brumbies outside back Ed Stubbs for the next two Super Rugby seasons.


Palu back for All Blacks Test


Enforcer Wycliff Palu will make his long-awaited return for the Wallabies in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium.


Pocock may ignore European tour to get fit for Super season

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Injured Wallabies flanker David Pocock will consider sitting out the spring tour to focus on being fit for the Super Rugby season and ensure he avoids an ongoing battle with his knee injury.

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Ban Quade for a year: Connolly

Quade Cooper.

Former Test coach John Connolly calls for the ARU to ban disgruntled playmaker Quade Cooper for 12 months for his 'unforgivable' criticism of the Wallabies.

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It's Blacks to the wall

A wing and a prayer: Wallabies back Ben Tapuai is stopped in his tracks by the All Blacks defence last night.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies prove they have the confidence to dominate on upcoming end-of-year tour.