Sekope Kepu

Wallabies' front row takes another hit but Sekope Kepu has faith

Georgina Robinson Experienced Test prop Sekope Kepu says the Wallabies can rise above a litany of injuries to match a seasoned All Blacks pack in front of more than 70,000 people at ANZ Stadium this weekend.

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Waratahs give Israel Folau and Sekope Kepu a rest at training

Georgina Robinson There are few things that strike fear into the heart of Waratahs fans like the sight of Israel Folau sitting out training.

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Waratahs to practice their poker faces against Stormers, says Sekope Kepu

Georgina Robinson Cape Town: It will be the return of the poker face when the Waratahs attempt to get their tour of South Africa back on track against the Stormers this weekend.

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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Wallabies prop James Slipper declared fit for Pumas clash

Jim Morton The Wallabies will take their most experienced front-row of the Rugby Championship into Saturday night's Test against Argentina after vice-captain James Slipper has overcome injury and sickness...

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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Wallabies v Springboks

Nic White

Stephen Samuelson Australia have a point to prove against the Springboks following their walloping by the All Blacks last time out.

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Tatafu Polota-Nau answers Wallabies' SOS at hooker as Pumas Test looms

In contention: Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Georgina Robinson Experienced Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will be thrust back into the starting line-up for Australia's clash with Argentina on the Gold Coast this weekend.

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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.

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.

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.

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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Ewen McKenzie still searching for ideal back line

Bernard Foley is back at five-eighth for the Wallabies.

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.

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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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Wallabies also culpable in Bledisloe bloodsport

Paul Cully dinkus Dinkus

Paul Cully Hard questions for the Wallabies from top to bottom.

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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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Wallabies call up Saia Faingaa after injury to Tolu Latu

Grappling: Saia Faingaa, who has been called up to the Wallabies squad, tries to bring down Adam Ashley-Cooper in Brisbane last month.

Adrian Warren Experienced Queensland Reds rake Saia Faingaa has been called into the Wallabies squad after an injury to Tolu Latu further depleted Australia's thinning hooking stocks.

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Pressure on Wallabies forwards to rise to the challenge

Daunting: Wallabies hooker Nathan Charles will make his run-on debut against the All Blacks.

Rupert Guinness Most descriptions of the Wallabies forwards carry strong elements of doubt. As Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie recognised this week, they are a “maligned” pack.

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Wallabies v All Blacks

Israel Folau

Paul Suttor Will captain Michael Hooper and a rejuvinated Wallabies side be able to tame the all-conquering All Blacks at ANZ Stadium?

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