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Wallabies' new intensity, physicality will not be enough against All Blacks, says Stirling Mortlock

Rupert Guinness Super Rugby and Test successes this year have imbued the Wallabies with intensity, self-confidence and trust in their physicality.

Stirling Mortlock urges ARU to consider player sabbaticals to combat NRL

Stirling Mortlock says the ARU needs to

Darren Walton Former Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock says the ARU must consider allowing players to take sabbaticals between Rugby World Cups in a bid to combat rugby league's forecast raid on the 15-man code.

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Mathieu Bastareaud will add different dimension for France against Wallabies, says Stirling Mortlock

Mathieu Bastareaud is expected to be named in the French team for the second Test against Australia.

Rupert Guinness The likely selection of Mathieu Bastareaud in the French starting team for the second Test against the Wallabies on Saturday will see "one of the most physically dominant gain-line yardage makers in...

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Stirling Mortlock calls for Wallabies backline stability

Stirling Mortlock

Former skipper Stirling Mortlock has urged Ewen McKenzie to end the days of tinkering with the Wallabies backline and forge combinations for the 2015 World Cup over the next month.

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Barbarians select Nick Cummins to play against Wallabies

Baabaa boy: Nick Cummins is set to play against the Wallabies.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are set to face one of their own at Twickenham after Nick Cummins agreed to wear the black and white of the Barbarians against Australia in November. 

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Kurtley Beale has got to go, but to where in Wallabies' starting back line?

Wasted at No. 10?: Kurtley Beale.

Rupert Guinness Kurtley Beale should be switched from the starting five-eighth slot to the wing in the Wallabies line-up that was thrashed by the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday night, former World...

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Stephen Hoiles urges NSW Waratahs to embrace the pressure

Wise words: Former Brumby Stephen Hoiles says the Waratahs must be positive.

Chris Dutton It is the second chance Stephen Hoiles thought he would never get - playing in a Super Rugby grand final less than a year after most people thought he had retired.

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Ben Mowen confident ACT Brumbies have a succession plan

Departing Brumbies skipper, Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen is adamant the club will benefit from "fresh leadership" when he leaves Australia this week, insisting he moves to France with no regrets.

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ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham backs players to choose Wallabies over European cash

Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham believes Australian players still view the World Cup as rugby’s holy grail and is confident the club’s re-signing blitz is proof stars will resist...

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Former ACT Brumbies back Matt Giteau would answer Wallabies' call

Former Brumby Matt Giteau would jump at the chance to play for the Brumbies again.

David Polkinghorne If the Wallabies ever wanted former Brumby Matt Giteau back he would answer the call in a heartbeat.

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Is Stephen Moore the next Wallabies captain?

Stephen Moore would be a

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne World Cup-winning captains, coaches and players have backed Stephen Moore as the man to lead the Wallabies into the future, Nick Farr-Jones declaring the ACT Brumbies hooker would be a "safe pair of...

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Stephen Moore's 'time has come' as Wallabies captain: John Connolly

Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore should be the Wallabies' next captain, according to former Test coach John Connolly.

Chris Dutton Former Test coach John Connolly is adamant ACT Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore "ticks all the boxes" to be the new Wallabies captain, revealing he almost made Moore Australia's captain for the 2007...

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New Wallabies captain Stephen Moore could get leadership role at ACT Brumbies

Chris Dutton Brumbies open door for Stephen Moore to captain both Australia and the Super Rugby club.

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Brumbies say Test break still has value as Matt Toomua ruled out

Brumby Matt Toomua injured his adductor while playing for the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Brumbies captain Ben Mowen has backed the Wallabies to continue playing mid-Super Rugby season Tests despite international duties threatening to end his team's season.

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New Wallabies captain Stephen Moore believes in the tough love approach

Stephen Moore at the Wallabies camp at Sanctuary Cove.

Georgina Robinson Stephen Moore woke early on Wednesday and was out among the birdsong in the early morning cool at Sanctuary Cove just after 7am.

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Australia v France: First Test

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Laurie Weeks ready to suit up for the Wallabies after long wait

Dream come true: Laurie Weeks, a surprise addition to the Wallabies squad.

Stathi Paxinos When Laurie Weeks arrived in Melbourne with the Wallabies on Wednesday, he was the only member of the team that will play France who was not wearing the team suit.

Australia v France: Second Test

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Ben Mowen grows into leadership role

Australia's Ben Mowen lifts the trophy following their rugby union international test match against Scotland at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh November 23, 2013. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

David Polkinghorne The circumstances surrounding Ben Mowen's elevation to Wallabies captain meant ''it's taken some time'' to get the players' respect, but now they're truly behind him, ACT Brumbies director of rugby...

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Wary Wallabies guard against giant-killing Scots

Scott Higginbotham of Australia is tackled by Scotland players.

Georgina Robinson Captain Ben Mowen is determined for Australia to avoid being another pized 'scalp'.