Scott Higginbotham

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Scott Higginbotham the Melbourne Rebels go-to man

Stathi Paxinos Scott Higginbotham scores the decisive try to take the Rebels to a 22-16 win.

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Scott Higginbotham named Melbourne Rebels captain

Scott Higginbotham

The orders for Rebels skipper Scott Higginbotham from new Melbourne coach Tony McGahan are simple: more of the same please.

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Melbourne Rebels have a month to turn season around: Scott Higginbotham

'A lot of work to do': Scott Higginbotham.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels skipper Scott Higginbotham has set his team the task of turning around its season within the next month.

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Scott Higginbotham laments loss of Rebels' Hugh Pyle to French club

Hugh Pyle.

He hasn't worn the Wallabies jersey but the departure of lock Hugh Pyle will leave a big hole in Australian rugby, according to Melbourne Rebels skipper Scott Higginbotham.

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Rebels can cover the loss of Kurtley Beale and James O'Connor: Scott Higginbotham

Scott Higginbotham.

Melissa Woods The Melbourne Rebels believe they can cover the loss of star duo Kurtley Beale and James O'Connor for the 2014 Super Rugby season.

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Wallabies not as bad as Springboks scoreline suggests

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Stephen Samuelson The Wallabies deserve greater credit than the 28-10 scoreline in Cape Town suggests. They were were far closer to the No.2 world ranking than the margin on the scoreboard

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Ewen McKenzie launches passionate defence of Wallabies' maul tactics

Defensive: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson There is maul defence and then there is maul defence.

Wallabies recall winger Joe Tomane for Springboks Test

Stepping up, again: Joe Tomane training with the Canberra Vikings earlier this month.

Georgina Robinson Storming Brumbies winger Joe Tomane makes his long-awaited return to Test rugby in three changes to the Wallabies' starting line-up for their clash with South Africa.

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Will Genia and Benn Robinson return to fold for injury-hit Wallabies

Will Genia (C) of Australia's Wallabies carries the ball as Juan Manuel Leguizamon (L) of Argentina's Los Pumas tries to stop him during a Rugby Championship match in Rosario October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Salvatori (ARGENTINA - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

Georgina Robinson Will Genia and Benn Robinson have been called up to the injury-hit Wallabies for their two-week tour of South Africa and Argentina.

Wallabies survive late scare to down Pumas on the Gold Coast

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 06:  Israel Folau of the Wallabies is tackled during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Australia survived a two-try second-half comeback from a spirited Argentina to keep a maiden Rugby Championship win beyond the Pumas' reach on Saturday.

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Wycliff Palu ruled out of Rugby Championship

Wycliff Palu will miss the remaining Rugby Championship Tests against South Africa and Argentina.

Jim Morton The Wallabies must overcome the granite-like Springboks pack without chief enforcer Wycliff Palu due to lingering concussion concerns.

More desperation needed to beat All Blacks, says former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones

Wake-up call: Eddie Jones at Coogee Beach.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones is back to full health and has some opinions on how Australia can improve.

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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.

Argentina still caught between the scrum as a weapon or platform

Paul Cully

Paul Cully The amount of respect the Wallabies have for Argentina is clear in their selection. It's a pragmatic 23, even edging towards conservative in the 6-2 forwards split, Scott Higginbotham's place on the...

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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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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.

Will Genia and Benn Robinson in, Will Skelton out as Wallabies invest in experience

Back in the fold: Will Genia.

Georgina Robinson It is out with the new and in with the old for the Wallabies after Ewen McKenzie reached for two of his most experienced players ahead of an opportunity to ''create reputation and credibility''...

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Misfiring Wallabies keep tossing up more questions than answers

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Paul Cully There were question marks even after the win against South Africa, and they remain after Argentina.

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Will Genia and Benn Robinson return to Wallabies fold

Australian Rugby Union player Will Genia

Georgina Robinson Will Genia and Benn Robinson have been called up to the injury-hit Wallabies for their two-week tour of South Africa and Argentina. 

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Too many Tests decided by referees' blunders

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Paul Cully While the International Rugby Board fiddles around with re-branding, its referees burn us all - coaches, players and supporters.

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