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Rugby

Robbie Deans to coach in Japan

Richard Knowler Robbie Deans is set to re-start his coaching career in Japan.

Rugby Union

Michael Lynagh defends former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans

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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Union

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...

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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How the Waratahs can do Robbie Deans a favour

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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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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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Five things we learnt from the slippery Bledisloe Cup opener

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Stephen Samuelson Much has been written about kicking in Australian rugby this year. The lingering legacy of Jake White’s stint at the Brumbies is tactics that value field position above all else.

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Kurtley Beale man to give Wallabies winning edge, says Ewen McKenzie

Smiling assassin: Wallabies No.10 Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson The search for a Bledisloe Cup-winning edge prompted Ewen McKenzie to dump match-winning playmaker Bernard Foley and hand the No.10 jersey to a resurgent Kurtley Beale for the first time in two years.

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Kurtley Beale changes his attitude and gets back behind the wheel

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Georgina Robinson If doubt drove Kurtley Beale to a very public dummy spit two months ago, some honest self-assessment brought him back.

Union

Departing ACT Brumbies mentor Laurie Fisher has international coaching aspirations

Outgoing Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher has a burning desire to coach international rugby.

Rugby

Rugby union, the NSW Waratahs and the Wallabies are back - or at least headed in the right direction

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Andrew Webster Rugby. Union. Is. Back. With the Waratahs taking on the Brumbies on Saturday night, with a place in the Super Rugby final on the line, with a Tahs record crowd of more than 40,000 at Allianz Stadium...

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Waratahs' chance to make history - twice

We did it: Jubilant Waratahs after victory on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson A Super Rugby record crowd of more than 55,000 could swamp ANZ Stadium to watch the Waratahs shoot for a historic first Super Rugby title against seven-time champions the Crusaders on Saturday night.

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Brumbies Nic White replaces dumped Will Genia

Axed: Wallabies halfback Will Genia has been dumped in favour of Nic White and Nick Phipps.

Georgina Robinson Dumped Test halfback Will Genia became a victim of his own world-class standard when he was dropped from the Wallabies match day squad for the first time in four years on Tuesday.

Rugby

Ewen McKenzie’s captains lead way in renovation of team culture

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Stephen Samuelson The appointment of a new Wallabies captain this week was significant but not the start of new era. If that was the case, then over the past 14 years the Wallabies would have heralded more new dawns...

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie praises 'character and grit'

James Horwill receives his 50th Test cap after the game.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie praised his side's "character and grit" to sew up the three-Test series against France with a grinding 6-0 victory in Melbourne on Saturday.

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Ewen McKenzie keen to turn Wallabies' defence into a weapon

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Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie will use his second year in charge of the Wallabies to zero in on their defence, deny opposition teams momentum and cash in on counter-attacking opportunities.

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Matt Giteau opens up on his bitter departure from Australian rugby

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Rupert Guinness When Matt Giteau reflects on his decision to leave Australia after he missed selection in the Wallabies squad for the 2011 World Cup, he admits the episode that centred on his publicised divide with...

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