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Rugby union, the NSW Waratahs and the Wallabies are back - or at least headed in the right direction

Andrew Webster Rugby. Union. Is. Back. With the Waratahs taking on the Brumbies on Saturday night, with a place in the Super Rugby final on the line, with a Tahs record crowd of more than 40,000 at Allianz Stadium...

Union

Australian Super Rugby semi-final a good omen for Wallabies as Brumbies and Waratahs go to battle

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander is back in the Wallabies' frame.

Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie is salivating at an all-Australian semi-final which has the potential to launch World Cup dreams.

Union

Brumbies winger Henry Speight included in Wallabies squad

Speight

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championships, despite the Fijian-born winger not being available for selection until September 11.

Henry Speight named in Wallabies squad for Rugby Championship

New Wallaby: Brumbies flyer Henry Speight.

Georgina Robinson Rampaging Brumbies winger Henry Speight is the only new name in the Wallabies squad to play in the Rugby Championship next month. 

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Wallabies teammates Israel Folau and Henry Speight won't give inch in Brumbies-Waratahs battle

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau and Henry Speight will be two of the biggest names included in Ewen McKenzie's Wallabies squad for the looming Rugby Championship when it is announced on Wednesday.

Rugby

Rugby: Brumbies, Waratahs the right ingredients for Ewen McKenzie's Wallabies

Healthy competition: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie hopes Super Rugby stars such as Israel Folau and Henry Speight stay healthy.

Georgina Robinson It is a Wallabies coach's dream – so long as Henry Speight and Israel Folau don't break each other in the battle to make the Super Rugby final.

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Kurtley Beale in running to play five-eighth for Wallabies

Option for Wallaby 10 ... Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says he sees "no reason" why Kurtley Beale cannot nab the coveted Wallabies No.10 jersey from NSW teammate Bernard Foley in the coming Rugby Championship. 

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Union

Brumbies put Super Rugby success before Wallabies

Henry Speight is expected to be named as a Wallaby when the team in announced on Wednesday.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will put Test ambitions on hold to chase Super Rugby success, declaring they won't be distracted by head-to-head Wallabies battles despite Australian coach Ewen McKenzie unveiling...

Rugby

Super Rugby semi-final: Stylish NSW Waratahs rekindle fans' love of football

Spiro Zavos Virtue has its own rewards. At 9.27pm last Monday a media release from the Waratahs franchise popped up on my laptop. It had this exuberant headline: "Over 33,000 Tickets Snapped Up For Tahs.

Union

Brumbies back under-rated Jarrad Butler to challenge NSW Waratahs captain Michael Hooper

Chris Dutton He's perhaps the most underrated player in the biggest Australian derby in more than a decade, but the ACT Brumbies are adamant unheralded Jarrad Butler is ready to lock horns with Wallabies captain...

Union

Size isn't everything - Robbie Coleman ready to prove the doubters wrong in ACT Brumbies semi-final against NSW Waratahs

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Robbie Coleman is the only non Wallaby in a star back line, but the diminutive Queanbeyan speedster is unfazed at the challenge.

Union

Injured Wallabies captain Stephen Moore says ACT Brumbies perfectly placed to win title

Stephen Moore at a Brumbies fan session at the Canberra Centre on Wednesday.

Chris Dutton The statistics are against them but Stephen Moore is adamant the Brumbies can win the Super rugby title.

Rugby

Quade Cooper hopes to be back with Wallabies soon

Quade Cooper:

Quade Cooper talks Reds, Richard Graham, James O'Connor, injuries, the Wallabies and the sweet science.

Player drain has Wallabies on the hop

Nick Cummins

Ian Ransom The Wallabies' emphatic 3-0 series win over France last month might convey the impression that all is rosy in rugby Down Under but the game's power-brokers fear a quickening player drain could bring...

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Wallabies star Matt Toomua ruled out of ACT Brumbies' clash with NSW Waratahs

Brumbies five-eighth Matt Toomua is out of this weekend's clash with the Waratahs with a groin injury.

David Barbeler The Brumbies have been dealt another crushing blow with star five-eighth Matt Toomua ruled out of their must-win Super Rugby blockbuster against the NSW Waratahs.

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Rugby

Domestic rule essential to breeding good Wallabies

Spiro Zavos

Spiro Zavos Now where are we after the pleasant interruption of the Wallabies three Test triumph over France? Ah yes, the 17th round of the 2014 Super Rugby tournament resumes this weekend. Good.

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French warn Wallabies to expect a different opposition in Rugby Championship

Game on: Australian and French forwards pack down at Allianz Stadium.

Rupert Guinness French captain Thierry Dusautoir wished the Wallabies success for when they take on the All Blacks and Springboks in the Rugby Championship later this year after his side lost to Australia in Sydney...

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Wallabies too good for Les Bleus, but they're not at All Black standard yet

Paul Cully

Paul Cully The Wallabies were good, but only good. Cast your mind back just one year and it is clear that the Wallabies are in a better shape than they were.

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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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Kane Douglas says watching Wallabies was hard but still no regrets over Irish move

Happy with his choices: Kane Douglas.

Rupert Guinness Kane Douglas admits that watching the Wallabies clinch a 3-0 series win over France on television last Saturday pulled on the heart strings a little, knowing that he could have played in it had he...

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