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France rugby stars attacked with machetes

French rugby is reeling after three Test stars who play for glamour club Clermont were rushed to hospital after being attacked by thugs wielding machetes, knives and swords.

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Wallabies tackle defence with renewed vigour for Test series against France

France's Morgan Parra is tackled by the Wallabies' defence during Australia's 6-0 win at Melbourne last Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies defence coach Nick Scrivener likes to keep things simple.

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Five things we learned from Wallabies-France third Test

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Stephen Samuelson Five talking points from Australia's big win over the French in the third Test.

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Australia v France: Third Test

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Ash Gray Join Ash Gray for full, live coverage of the Third Test between Australia and France.

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Wallabies rookie Will Skelton punishes France in final Test of series

Will Skelton celebrates after the Test between the Wallabies and France at Allianz Stadium.

Rupert Guinness If there is one name the French will be muttering as they fly back home following their 39-13 loss to the Wallabies at Allianz Stadium on Saturday besides that of Israel Folau, it will be that of...

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Super-sized Will Skelton leads Wallabies to clean sweep of France

Australia's Will Skelton, second right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a try against France during their rugby union test match  in Sydney, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Georgina Robinson Gifts come in many guises and Wallabies second rower Will Skelton could be just what the Wallabies need leading into next year's World Cup.

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Wallabies grind out low-scoring win over France

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Georgina Robinson What a difference a week can make.

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Australia v France: Second Test

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Stephen Samuelson Join Stephen Samuelson for full, live coverage of the Second Test between Australia and France.

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Wallabies defend dour victory over France

Darren Walton Making no apologies for their dour second-Test win over France, the Wallabies are intent on becoming a defensive powerhouse capable of landing world rugby's greatest prizes.

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Winners and losers from Wallabies-France Test match

Leader: Michael Hooper looks to offload.

Phil Lutton Phil Lutton on who profited and who floundered as the Wallabies smashed the French.

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Wallabies maul bemused France in First Test

Too hot to handle: Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies shrugged off the devastating loss of a new captain within a minute of kick-off to demolish a bamboozled France and notch their fifth win in a row for the first time since 2008.

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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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Wallabies need to be wary of France scrum, says Bob Dwyer

Danger man: Guilhem Guirado.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer believes that France will be at their "most dangeorus" and Australia at their "most vulnerable" going into Saturday's second Test in Melbourne.

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It's Wallabies first as Ewen McKenzie prepares for France and beyond

He has a plan: Wallabies head coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies will use the coming three-Test series against France to prevent another bruising encounter with the All Blacks and Springboks this year.

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Wallabies can target 3-0 sweep of spluttering France

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Paul Cully The French finished fourth in this year's Six Nations and do not look equipped to beat the Wallabies away from home.

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NSW Waratahs captain Dave Dennis 'disappointed' to miss out on Wallabies selection against France

Georgina Robinson Waratahs captain Dave Dennis was disappointed to miss out on Wallabies selection for the upcoming series against France but is comfortable with the decision.

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France set to bring inexperienced squad to Australia

France will travel to Australia eyeing a successful three-Test tour ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup, coach Phillippe Saint-Andre said on Tuesday.

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France lose skipper for Wallabies clash

Jim Morton France's hopes of ending a 24-year Australian drought have suffered a huge blow with inspirational captain Thierry Dusautoir ruled out of the first rugby Test against the Wallabies.

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Ewen McKenzie says Wallabies must make up ground before Test against France

Natural born leader: Stephen Moore.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says Australia are "playing catch-up" leading into their first Test against France this weekend.

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Wallabies must get early physical edge over France, warns Matt Giteau

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Rupert Guinness If the Wallabies allow France to gain an early physical upper hand in the first of three Tests, they will do so at their own peril, warns former Test playmaker Matt Giteau.

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