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Michael Lynagh defends former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans

Georgina Robinson Wallabies great Michael Lynagh says former Australia coach Robbie Deans was unfairly treated.

Michael Lynagh says former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans got a rough deal

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Georgina Robinson Michael Lynagh says former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans was ''unfairly treated'' and deserved more credit for the team's record during his 5½ years in charge.

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Wallabies were clueless under Robbie Deans, says Rob Kearney

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Jim Morton In a damning reflection on the failed James O'Connor five eighth experiment, the Wallabies side that fell to the British and Irish Lions have been painted as clueless, headless chooks.

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Let the game flow: Wallabies coach Robbie Deans's message to Lions referees

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01:  Australian Wallabies coach Robbie Deans speaks to the media during an ARU press conference at Allianz Stadium on May 1, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Darren Walton Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has placed the onus squarely on referees to ensure Australia's showpiece series against the British and Irish Lions lives up to the hype with vibrant, free-flowing rugby.

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I preferred Graham Henry over Robbie Deans for All Blacks job, says skipper Richie McCaw

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Paul Cully Richie McCaw has revealed that he told the NZRU that the Graham Henry-led ticket was the better option than appointing Robbie Deans after the All Blacks' 2007 World Cup failure.

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I'm not in Robbie Deans's plans; Giteau ends Wallabies career

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Matt Giteau opted not to return to Australia and signed a new contract with French Top 14 leaders Toulon instead because he realised with Robbie Deans as national coach he had no chance of a recall...

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How the Waratahs can do Robbie Deans a favour

Paul Cully

Paul Cully Spare a thought for Robbie Deans and the Wallabies selectors as they sift through the resumes of the men with a No.10 on their backs over the first two weeks of Super Rugby.

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Outrage over Michael Cheika’s 'choice words' confected but Waratahs must get smart

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Spiro Zavos Only hours after the Waratahs lost a fiery, bad-tempered Super Rugby match against the Sharks, I received this email: "The Waratahs need to have a serious look at themselves with regard to...

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Sharks show that Waratahs' strategy needs work

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Stephen Samuelson One of the pleasures of editing the Rugby Heaven website is reading the comments by our readers.

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Ewen McKenzie running Australia's Test team 'like a business'

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is spending the opening five months of 2014 as Wallabies chief executive - restructuring operations and reducing costs.

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Aussie Sevens could go with foreign coach

Ben Horne Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver says he’s prepared to hire a foreigner as the new coach of the national Sevens team, with the list of candidates thin.

Rugby

No regrets: in conversation with David Campese

Wing and a prayer: David Campese shows Springbok James Dalton the skills that won him 101 Wallabies caps.

Georgina Robinson David Campese inspired a generation of Australian rugby fans with his dazzling skills and prolific try-scoring abilities but has become estranged from the country to which he devoted himself during a...

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The Breakdown

Crunch time for Francois Steyn with Rob Horne recall

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Georgina Robinson While everyone wonders if the sun will still rise on Saturday without the help of Israel Folau, it is worth pointing out there are many great things about the return of Rob Horne to the Waratahs'...

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Brumbies playing their part to bring back Bill

Chris Dutton Wallabies prop Ben Alexander says the once unknown ACT Brumbies are ready to boost Australia’s World Cup bid.

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Kurtley Beale settles into the quiet life

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Georgina Robinson IN A townhouse in the streets directly behind the northern goalposts of Allianz Stadium, Kurtley Beale hosts a Mexican night for his mates.

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Berrick Barnes suggests rethink of Test eligibility rules

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Georgina Robinson Former Wallabies star Berrick Barnes has taken to life in Japan like a koi to water.

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Fotu Auelua beats post-surgery depression to lead by example with Brumbies

Sport: Brumbies training and announcement - Brumbies to name a six-man leadership group for the Super Rugby season. Fotu Auelua. 16th of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Brumbies forward Fotu Auelua ballooned to 139 kilograms as he battled post-surgery ''depression''.

Rugby

Israel Folau's quest for rugby immortality could keep NRL return on ice

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson The desire to hear his name uttered in the same breath as rugby legends Jonah Lomu, David Campese and Brian O'Driscoll could keep Israel Folau in rugby beyond the next World Cup.

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Quade Cooper in the firing line for stoush with Waratahs

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Phil Lutton Reds coach Richard Graham says it's time to end the debate about Quade Cooper's defence as the five-eighth continues to improve on one of the most critically analysed aspects of his game.

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Quade Cooper seeks perfection more regularly

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Georgina Robinson Quade Cooper might have played his best game in more than two years for the Wallabies but the five-eighth is hungry for bigger things.

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