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James Hanson called in to Wallabies camp

Jim Morton The Wallabies have added Queensland hooker James Hanson to their training squad to replace injured skipper Stephen Moore.

Wallabies must get set-piece fixed despite injuries, says Stephen Moore

Won and lost: Positive results start at the set piece.

Rupert Guinness For all the talk of the Wallabies needing to play running rugby, the spate of injuries in the hooking position that is poised to see the ninth ranked rake in the country called up again for their...

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Tatafu Polota-Nau may miss rest of the season for Wallabies

Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies could be forced to head to Europe for their world cup dry run without experienced scrummager Tatafu Polota-Nau after scans revealed the 50-Test hooker would be out for up to two months...

Tatafu Polota-Nau, Peter Betham in doubt for Wallabies' final two Tests

Tatafu Polota-Nau

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies may have denied Argentina on the Gold Coast, but they could travel to South Africa without the man who helped make the 32-25 victory possible.

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Will Genia returns to Wallabies training squad but Henry Speight stays behind

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Georgina Robinson Will Genia, Benn Robinson and Joe Tomane will join the Wallabies this week but Henry Speight's Test start will have to wait, as Australia prepare to face an improved Argentina on the Gold Coast...

Tatafu Polota-Nau to play 50th Test for Wallabies

Tatafu Polota-Nau will pack down for his 50th Test.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will play his 50th Test on home soil after being named to start against Argentina in his first match since the Super Rugby final.

Tatafu Polota-Nau answers Wallabies' SOS at hooker as Pumas Test looms

In contention: Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Georgina Robinson Experienced Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will be thrust back into the starting line-up for Australia's clash with Argentina on the Gold Coast this weekend.

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Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau adopts safer approach to tackling

Using his head: Tatafu Polota-Nau, who will play his 50th Test on Saturday, packs down for the Wallabies against France in June.

Georgina Robinson Tatafu Polota-Nau used to challenge himself to tackle in the style of one of the NFL's most dangerous positions - without the helmet and shoulder pads.

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Ninth-string hooker Josh Mann-Rea set for Wallabies Test debut against South Africa

On debut: Brumbies and new Wallabies hooker Josh Mann-Rea.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are set to debut their ninth-string hooker after Brumbies rake Josh Mann-Rea was called into the match day squad for Saturday's clash with South Africa in Perth.

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Wallabies v Springboks

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Stephen Samuelson Australia have a point to prove against the Springboks following their walloping by the All Blacks last time out.

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Ewen McKenzie rushes hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau into Wallabies starting team for Pumas match

Rushed back: Tatafu Polota Nau

Jim Morton Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has praised Tatafu Polota-Nau after rushing the courageous hooker back into his forward pack for Saturday night's clash with Argentina.

Kurtley Beale benched as Bernard Foley and Nick Phipps get the nod for Wallabies

Kurtley Beale.

James Polson The Kurtley Beale experiment appears to be over with the Wallabies playmaker benched for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with South Africa in Perth on Saturday.

Wallabies to debut Bernard Foley-Nick Phipps halves combination

Super form: Ewen McKenzie is set to give Bernard Foley a shot in the Wallabies No.10 jumper.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie is set to debut the Super Rugby title-winning combination of Bernard Foley and Nick Phipps on Tuesday when he names the side to take on South Africa at Paterson's Stadium.

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Tatafu Polota-Nau rushed back for Wallabies

Tatafu Polota-Nau

The Wallabies have included injured hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau in their 30-man squad for their Rugby Championship Tests against South Africa and Argentina.

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Ewen McKenzie still searching for ideal back line

Bernard Foley is back at five-eighth for the Wallabies.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has conceded the Wallabies are still searching for a winning back-line combination after a disappointing start to the Rugby Championship.

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Fears Wallaby Pat McCabe has injured his neck again

All Blacks winger Julian Savea finds Pat McCabe hindering his run as Scott Fardy looks on during Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup game in Auckland.

Georgina Robinson Two Tests into a comeback against the odds, Wallabies winger Pat McCabe appears to have reinjured his neck in Australia's 51-20 loss to New Zealand. 

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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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Bernard Foley pushes through pain after Kurtley Beale selection shock

Pleasure and pain: Bernard Foley trains with the Wallabies last week, but he has lost his No.10 jumper for the opening Bledisloe Cup encounter.

Georgina Robinson Good friends, title-winning teammates and fierce rivals. 

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Wallabies call up Saia Faingaa after injury to Tolu Latu

Grappling: Saia Faingaa, who has been called up to the Wallabies squad, tries to bring down Adam Ashley-Cooper in Brisbane last month.

Adrian Warren Experienced Queensland Reds rake Saia Faingaa has been called into the Wallabies squad after an injury to Tolu Latu further depleted Australia's thinning hooking stocks.

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Having Kurtley Beale in starting XV will give Wallabies an immediate impact against All Blacks

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Spiro Zavos "I reckon Ewen McKenzie is trying to keep Kurtley Beale in rugby by selecting him as a starter against the All Blacks," Tony said to me when I made my usual morning purchases at his excellent deli...