Wallabies

Losing Robbie Deans to Wallabies hurt, says All Blacks Dan Carter

Darren Walton All Blacks superstar Dan Carter has admitted how shattered he was to learn that Robbie Deans was leaving New Zealand to coach the Wallabies.

Argentina ring in changes for Wallabies Rugby Championship clash

Benjamin Macome

Georgina Robinson Argentina have made five changes to their starting line up as they make a last ditch bid to end their three-year Rugby Championship drought.

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Wallabies expect unpredictable Pumas

Georgina Robinson Buenos Aires - If the Wallabies were hoping for a physical or mental reprieve in Argentina this weekend, their defence coach has a reality check in the works.

Missing luggage adds to Wallabies' woes on tour

Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson A haul of lost luggage has added insult to injury for the battle-weary Wallabies. 

Deflated Wallabies call on Will Skelton and Jake Schatz

Called up: Will Skelton (centre).

Georgina Robinson NSW rookie Will Skelton and Queensland back-rower Jake Schatz will boost a tired and battered Wallabies in Argentina on Monday as they aim to put right a disappointing Rugby Championship campaign.

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Wallabies are looking ahead despite disappointing loss to Springboks, says Nick Phipps

No regrets: Nick Phipps tries to evade Cornal Hendricks in Cape Town on Saturday.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies halfback Nick Phipps vowed his teammates would not arrive in Argentina ‘‘kicking stones’’ despite letting a win slip in spectacular fashion against South Africa on...

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Wallabies wannabes Quade Cooper and Will Genia to reunite in bid for Test recalls

Will Genia

Rupert Guinness The pieces are falling in to place for Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie to judge for himself the prospect of selecting a reunited Will Genia and Quade Cooper halves combination for their final Test...

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Ewen McKenzie to get creative as brutalised Wallabies sweat on recovery of Matt Toomua, Rob Simmons

Matt Toomua

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies will have to back up from the most brutal battle of their time under Ewen McKenzie to finish their Rugby Championship campaign on a high in Argentina this weekend.

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Wallabies not as bad as Springboks scoreline suggests

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Stephen Samuelson The Wallabies deserve greater credit than the 28-10 scoreline in Cape Town suggests. They were were far closer to the No.2 world ranking than the margin on the scoreboard

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Wallabies captain Michael Hooper admits his side could not match Springboks

Michael Hooper

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper told it straight after the Wallabies' late-game collapse against South Africa, admitting "we couldn't keep up with them" as the Springboks powered home with three tries in the final...

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Wallabies crumble in face of late Boks blitz

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Georgina Robinson A three-try second half bonanza from the Springboks steam rolled the Wallabies on Saturday and ensured the Newlands Stadium hoodoo will celebrate its 23rd birthday next year. 

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Wallabies' Matt Toomua says Rugby World Cup not far from players' thoughts

On the horizon: Wallabies centre Matt Toomua says the rest of the Test calendar is extremely important.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have seven games left to prove they are a team "on the up" leading into a crucial World Cup year.

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Ewen McKenzie launches passionate defence of Wallabies' maul tactics

Defensive: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson There is maul defence and then there is maul defence.

Quade Cooper targeting October Bledisloe Cup Wallabies recall

Let's get physical: Quade Cooper (left) with Karmichael Hunt at Reds training last week.

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper's path back to the Wallabies begins in low-key circumstances at Ballymore on Sunday as the Reds playmaker puts his injured hip and shoulder to the test in the National Rugby Championship.

Joe Tomane's return a key boost for Wallabies in clash against Springboks

Georgina Robinson Joe Tomane knows the Wallabies will be up against it in his first Test appearance in almost a year.

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Wallabies recall winger Joe Tomane for Springboks Test

Stepping up, again: Joe Tomane training with the Canberra Vikings earlier this month.

Georgina Robinson Storming Brumbies winger Joe Tomane makes his long-awaited return to Test rugby in three changes to the Wallabies' starting line-up for their clash with South Africa.

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Brumbies winger Joe Tomane hot to trot for Wallabies

White hot: Joe Tomane welcomes surprise visit by former mentor Jake White.

Jim Morton Jake White strolled into the Wallabies team hotel in Newlands on Thursday and his "reappearance" was perfectly timed for Joe Tomane.

Khoder Nasser discouraged Quade Cooper selection, says Robbie Deans

Quade Cooper.

Paul Cully Quade Cooper's adviser Khoder Nasser challenged a bemused Robbie Deans over his decision to select the Reds No.10 against the All Blacks in 2012, the former Wallabies coach says.

Schalk Burger misses out as Boks spring a selection shock ahead of clash with Wallabies

Breakthrough breakway: Teboho

Georgina Robinson Rookie breakaway Teboho "Oupa" Mohoje has pipped veteran Springbok Schalk Burger for a starting spot in South Africa's high-stakes clash with Australia this weekend.

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Wallabies captain Michael Hooper defies pressure as confidence in calls grows

Adjusting to the role: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper feels his captaincy skills are improving.

Rupert Guinness Michael Hooper knows there is no short cut to mastering the captaincy role – whether it is with the Wallabies or the Waratahs.

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