John Eales

John Eales

Nick Farr-Jones and John Eales hail ARU contract changes

John Eales led the Wallabies to the World Cup in 1999.

Australia's two Rugby World Cup-winning captains have praised the flexibility of the new player contracting system.

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John Eales commends gay rugby players as Sydney Convicts create history

Time to talk tactics: The Sydney Convicts during the half-time break against Macquarie University at Allianz Stadium.

Darren Walton Wallabies great John Eales has hailed the courage and spirit of the Sydney Convicts after they became the first gay rugby team to feature at a professional sporting fixture.

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How Wallabies captain John Eales almost got the knife at secret lunch meeting

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Georgina Robinson It was the lunch that almost changed the course of Wallabies history, when rugby powerbrokers met after Australia's 61-22 record loss to South Africa in August 1997.

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Michael Hooper wins 2013 John Eales Medal

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Georgina Robinson Workaholic Wallabies breakaway Michael Hooper was awarded the John Eales Medal - after just his second year of Test rugby - at a ceremony in Sydney on Thursday.

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Sharpe wins John Eales Medal

Nathan Sharpe is interviewed by former Wallaby Matthew Burke during the John Eales Medal presentation at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday.

Sydney Australia's latest rugby captain continues his incredible final season.

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper defies pressure as confidence in calls grows

Adjusting to the role: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper feels his captaincy skills are improving.

Rupert Guinness Michael Hooper knows there is no short cut to mastering the captaincy role – whether it is with the Wallabies or the Waratahs.

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When winning is not enough, what to do about the Wallabies?

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Georgina Robinson On a humid morning in February, Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver made the extraordinary declaration that 2014 was the year of the Waratahs. 

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie needs plans, not mind games, against Springboks in Perth Test

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Spiro Zavos At half-time at Eden Park during the second Test between Australia and New Zealand the All Blacks jogged off the field but the Wallabies, who were in need of regrouping, stayed on the ground exposed...

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Former triathlon coach Ben Gathercole joins ACT Brumbies as team manager

Brumbies new team director Ben Gathercole takes up residence at the University of Canberra's Brumbies HQ.

Chris Dutton New Brumbies manager and former Australian triathlon coach Ben Gathercole aims to break rugby traditions.

Richie McCaw and Tony Woodcock past their prime: Ross Reynolds

Bledisloe Cup winners:  Richie McCaw, left, and Tony Woodcock, who won the trophy last month.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies No.8 Ross Reynolds has continued the Bledisloe Cup war of words by claiming All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and prop Tony Woodcock are past their prime - less than a fortnight after...

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Matt Giteau's $1.4m offer shows why union is putting league in the shade

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Peter FitzSimons The $1.4m a year offer for Matt Giteau shows how rugby union and rugby league are changing.

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Wallabies suffer in silence after battering by All Blacks

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Georgina Robinson It can be hard to silence Gen Y sometimes, such is their need to be heard and understood – not to mention "favourited", "liked" and "double-tapped".

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Year to savour keeps on giving for Waratahs' Michael Hooper with Matthew Burke Cup

Top Tah ... Michael Hooper celebrates after winning the Super Rugby title.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper has put the misery of Australia's Bledisloe Cup drubbing behind him to take out top honours at the Waratahs' annual awards night.

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Hardened Kurtley Beale won't fall for Steve Hansen's bait

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Georgina Robinson Two days out from the opening Bledisloe Cup Test, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has fired up on the Wallabies, training the crosshairs on Kurtley Beale.

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Wallabies players won't be allowed to take sabbaticals, says chief

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau is rounded up by the French defence during the second Test in Melbourne.

Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union is digging its heels in on the controversial issue of player sabbaticals, with chief executive Bill Pulver declaring there is "zero appetite" for relaxing Australia's...

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Waratahs' Rob Horne faces choice over future

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Georgina Robinson Where oh where will Rob Horne end up next season?

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Michael Hooper optimistic Australia can take Super Rugby success to Bledisloe

Michael Hooper on the attack against the Sharks in Durban.

Georgina Robinson Johannesburg: With just four and a half months until Bledisloe season rolls around, Michael Hooper says Australia must parlay its Super Rugby form into winning back the trophy.

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Israel Folau's fitness fortifies Waratahs before Western Force

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau does not define the Waratahs but he enlivens and fortifies them.

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Next skipper of the Wallabies needs to lead, not seek consensus

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Georgina Robinson Once upon a time, John Eales was a somebody like the rest of us. Now known as the Nobody (because "Nobody's perfect") who led a Wallabies side dripping with talent to World Cup glory in 1999, Eales...

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Michael Hooper's pride at being linked to Wallabies captaincy

Keeping his mind on the job: Waratahs star Michael Hooper has been mentioned as a potential Wallabies captain.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper hasn't been living under a rock.

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