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Ewen McKenzie still searching for ideal back line

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.

Rugby

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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Scott Higginbotham the Melbourne Rebels go-to man

Rebel surge: Melbourne's Mitch Inman brushes past Marcel Brache.

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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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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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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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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Wallaby Stephen Moore wary of task to beat All Blacks

Stephen Moore knows what it takes to beat the All Blacks.

Georgina Robinson It will have to be a perfect night to beat the best team in the world.

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

Spiro Zavos dinkus Dinkus

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...

Ewen Mckenzie's Wallabies: same guys, different tactics for Eden Park

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie announces the team for the second Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney on Tuesday.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are on high alert for a harder-edged All Blacks outfit in their must-win second Bledisloe Cup clash in Auckland on Saturday.

Michael Hooper's Wallabies stand up to sternest test against All Blacks

Rupert Guinness dinkus Dinkus

Rupert Guinness Wallabies captain Michael Hooper’s faith in his restructured forward pack was never clearer than in the last few minutes of the first half of Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup opener against the...

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Kurtley Beale remains at five-eighth for game two of Bledisloe Cup

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Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has backed the same team to go one better than last week's draw and crack the Eden Park hoodoo against the All Blacks this weekend.

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Brumbies winger Henry Speight included in Wallabies squad

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championships, despite the Fijian-born winger not being available for selection until September 11.

Henry Speight named in Wallabies squad for Rugby Championship

New Wallaby: Brumbies flyer Henry Speight.

Georgina Robinson Rampaging Brumbies winger Henry Speight is the only new name in the Wallabies squad to play in the Rugby Championship next month. 

Rugby

Kurtley Beale in running to play five-eighth for Wallabies

Option for Wallaby 10 ... Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says he sees "no reason" why Kurtley Beale cannot nab the coveted Wallabies No.10 jersey from NSW teammate Bernard Foley in the coming Rugby Championship. 

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Rebels v Reds

AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)