Stirling Mortlock

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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Rugby

Rebels worried by Waratahs' inside knowledge

Experience on both sides: Nathan Grey.

Rupert Guinness Any plan by the Melbourne Rebels to nullify Israel Folau in their Super Rugby match against the Waratahs on Friday night may be known by their opposition before it is even put into practice due to...

Rugby

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie spoilt for choice with back line

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Matthew Burke The electrifying performances in the first few weeks of Super Rugby and the competition for spots means the coach will have his hands full in naming positions.

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Union

Stephen Larkham a Wallabies coach in waiting, says Joe Roff

Brumbies coach, Stephen Larkham.

Chris Wilson Wallabies great Joe Roff believes former teammate Stephen Larkham is a future Australian coach.

Rugby

Brumbies backline as good as champion 2004 side: Wallabies great Joe Roff

Matt Toomua

Wallabies great Joe Roff believes the current crop of Brumbies backs are on the verge of eclipsing the star studded 2004 backline that took out the Super Rugby championship.

Rugby

Ewen McKenzie 'blessed’ in captaincy choices

David Pocock

Rupert Guinness With Wallabies captain Ben Mowen set to move overseas, the question is who will lead Australia against France in June and beyond to the World Cup next year.

Rugby Union

James O'Connor is world's best kicker under pressure, study shows

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Georgina Robinson James O'Connor might be on the nose in Australian rugby but there may be a very good reason for Ewen McKenzie to bring him home for the 2015 World Cup.

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Union

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham gets gig as waterboy

Stephen Larkham The Waterboy

Chris Dutton Brumbies mentor Stephen Larkham will use a loophole to become the first Super Rugby coach to double as a waterboy.

Wallabies want to avoid being Scottish scalp again

Ben Mowen

Georgina Robinson Australia are sick of being Scotland's prized ''scalp''.

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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'.

Rugby Union

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...

Rugby

Rubber is not so dead after All Blacks injuries

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Paul Cully AT THE start of his tenure, if you had offered Ewen McKenzie the chance to take on the All Blacks without Richie McCaw, Conrad Smith, Owen Franks, Cory Jane, Luke Romano and Dan Carter - all of whom...

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Rugby Union

Kuridrani puts hand up for leading role

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 19:  Tevita Kuridrani of Australia makes a break during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australian Wallabies at Forsyth Barr Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Stephen Larkham thinks the ACT Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani is starting to make the Wallabies No.13 jersey his own.

The Breakdown

Quade Cooper as Wallabies vice-captain? Who'd have thought

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Georgina Robinson Not to be forgotten in the aftermath of Ewen McKenzie's decision to strip James Horwill of the Wallabies captaincy is his equally significant decision to make Quade Cooper second in command to new...

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Grand slam tour a defining period for ailing Wallabies

Quade Cooper

Gavin Mairs London: The bonhomie as the Australian Legends squad assembled in London on Tuesday to prepare for the match against their English counterparts at the Stoop on Thursday night failed to mask concern...

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Union

Brumbies unveil their new regime

Sport.  New head coach Stephen Larkham and director of rugby Laurie Fisher at the ACT Brumbies following the official announcement of the coaching structure of the team in Manuka.   1 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The new ACT Brumbies' coaching combination will back skipper Ben Mowen to lead the club next season.

Rugby

McKenzie keeps everyone guessing with skipper switch

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Matthew Burke A coach's prerogative is to do and say what they please, with accountability only to the chief executive and the chairman, but when it comes to the team, they are the top dog, so anything they say,...

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George Smith ready to set Brumbies record

George Smith.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies flanker George Smith will continue playing while he feels like he can compete against the best in the world and is in negotiations to extend his stay at Suntory in Japan until at least...

Rugby Union

'Freak' Smith must play against Lions, says Mortlock

Sport: Tuesday afternoon Brumbies training session at Griffith Oval. Brumbies player George Smith. 30th April 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton If the Wallabies want to beat the British and Irish Lions they must pick a ''freakish'' George Smith despite the eligibility grey areas.

Rugby

O'Connor the offloader close to wrapping up No.10 spot

Paul Cully.

Paul Cully When the Rebels take on the Chiefs in Melbourne on Friday night, the man who will wear the coveted Wallabies No. 10 jersey against the British and Irish Lions could well be on view.

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