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Matt Giteau sticks with Toulon

10:34pm Former Wallabies five-eighth Matt Giteau has turned down a record offer from a rival French top-division club to re-sign with Toulon.

Waratahs face tough battle defending their Super Rugby title in 2015

Georgina Robinson

GEORGINA ROBINSON 12:36am No one said it would be easy but a gruelling 10 straight games and two defining clashes on South Africa's highveld say going back to back will be a challenge for the Waratahs next year.

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Giteau sticks with Toulon

9:58pm Former Wallabies five-eighth Matt Giteau has re-signed with French champions Toulon for at least another two seasons.

Wallabies' Will Genia shows he's made of sterner stuff

Brisbane boy: Will Genia playing for Brisbane City in the National Rugby Competition.

GEORGINA ROBINSON 12:26am It has been two years since Will Genia has been able to do any weights and three since he's put any kind of stress on his neck and shoulders.

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ACT Brumbies' Fotu Auelua gave NSW Waratahs' Will Skelton a gee-up in Super Rugby semi-final

Canberra Vikings captain Fotu Auelua.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE 7:16pm Support from Fotu Auelua to Will Skelton came back to bite the Brumbies in the Super Rugby finals.

ARU bids for 2017 Lions tour-opener

Jim Morton 6:56pm The Australian Rugby Union is attempting to lure the British and Irish Lions back for a money-spinning kick-off to their 2017 tour of New Zealand.

Al Baxter backs Benn Robinson on return to the Wallabies

On the charge: Benn Robinson.

RUPERT GUINNESS 4:37pm The praise for Benn Robinson preceding his return to the Wallabies squad that many observers felt was overdue has been for his experience and scrummaging technique.

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ARU bids for 2017 Lions tour-opener

Jim Morton 4:39pm ARU boss Bill Pulver wants the British and Irish Lions to kick off their 2017 tour of New Zealand in Australia.

Super draw for Anzac celebrations

2:56pm An unbroken Super Rugby competition will celebrate next year's Anzac centenary with five Australasian matches in late April.

Graham Henry says losing might be good for All Blacks

2:17pm World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has committed the ultimate sin in rugby-mad New Zealand, suggesting it would not hurt the All Blacks if they lose a game before they defend the Webb Ellis trophy next year in England.

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Brumbies captain Stephen Moore aims for round-one Super Rugby return against Reds

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE 12:26am Brumbies captain Stephen Moore pencils in round one return from knee reconstruction.

Barbarians select Nick Cummins to play against Wallabies

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

GEORGINA ROBINSON 3:06pm 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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England criticised over use of Victoria Cross on new rugby shirt

Controversial design: The offending article features the icon on the chest area.

England rugby bosses have had second thoughts about championing a Victoria Cross design on controversial new jerseys for their national team.

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Springboks call up Schalk Burger for final two Rugby Championship Tests

Schalk Burger gets to grips with Drew Mitchell back in 2011.

Japan-based flanker Schalk Burger was on Wednesday called up as replacement for the injured Francois Louw in the South Africa squad for the final two Rugby Championship Tests.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie backs Canberra Stadium as a Test venue

Canberra Stadium should host the Wallabies, says Ewen McKenzie.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Wallabies coach backs ACT as Test venue regardless of whether it has a new stadium or not.

Mickey Arthur sets sights on rugby glory

Justin Chadwick Former cricket coach Mickey Arthur says the Western Force's new junior academy has the potential to become the best in the world.

Will Genia and Benn Robinson in, Will Skelton out as Wallabies invest in experience

Back in the fold: Will Genia.

GEORGINA ROBINSON It is out with the new and in with the old for the Wallabies after Ewen McKenzie reached for two of his most experienced players ahead of an opportunity to ''create reputation and credibility'' against South Africa in Cape Town next week.

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Wallabies dump super-sized Will Skelton

Will Skelton in action in the NRC.

Darren Walton Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has dispatched Will Skelton back to the NRC.

ACT Brumbies sign Canberra Vikings centre Rodney Iona

Rodney Iona has re-signed with the Brumbies.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Rod  Iona has extended his contract with the ACT Brumbies.

Will Genia and Benn Robinson return to fold for injury-hit Wallabies

Will Genia (C) of Australia's Wallabies carries the ball as Juan Manuel Leguizamon (L) of Argentina's Los Pumas tries to stop him during a Rugby Championship match in Rosario October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Salvatori (ARGENTINA - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

GEORGINA ROBINSON Will Genia and Benn Robinson have been called up to the injury-hit Wallabies for their two-week tour of South Africa and Argentina.

Wallabies' shake-up for two-Test tour

Darren Walton and Jim Morton Coach Ewen McKenzie has recalled halfback Will Genia but axed lock Will Skelton for the Wallabies' two-Test tour of South Africa and Argentina.

Will Genia and Benn Robinson return to Wallabies fold

Australian Rugby Union player Will Genia

GEORGINA ROBINSON Will Genia and Benn Robinson have been called up to the injury-hit Wallabies for their two-week tour of South Africa and Argentina. 

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There's more to Wallabies game than running the ball, says halfback Nick Phipps

RUPERT GUINNESS Nick Phipps has warned against observers thinking the Wallabies are one-trick ponies who will not vary their game.

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Canberra Vikings lock Tim Cree could face Wallabies man-mountain Will Skelton in National Rugby Championship

On the move: Tim Cree during the game against QLD Country earlier this month.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE No.8 Tim Cree is doing a massive job filling in at lock for the Canberra Vikings, but that task could get even bigger if NSW Waratahs man-mountain Will Skelton runs out for the Sydney Stars at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday.

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Mr Fluffy clean-up and delayed new stadium in Canberra could affect chances of hosting Wallabies Tests

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CHRIS DUTTON ARU boss Bill Pulver says the ACT government needs to get serious about building a new stadium in Canberra if the capital wants to host the Wallabies.

Uncapped Nathan Harris named in All Blacks squad

Call up: Nathan Harris.

Uncapped hooker Nathan Harris is almost certain to make his Test debut during New Zealand's final two Rugby Championship matches in Argentina and South Africa after being named in Steve Hansen's squad on Tuesday.

IRB ready to sniff out sevens "fraudsters"

Steffon Armitage from England has made an impact representing Toulon in the French Top 14 competition.

Mitch Phillips Any 120kg prop hoping to disguise himself as a rugby sevens speedster in a bid to secure a switch of nationalities for the 15-man game should think again after the sport's governing body said on Monday it will be alert to such underhand dealings.

Henry Speight focuses on Wallabies dream after family visas approved

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CHRIS DUTTON ACT Brumbies cult hero Henry Speight has vowed to "give everything I've got" to make the Wallabies an international powerhouse after the Australian government ended years of heartache by granting his family visitor visas.

Wallabies must get set-piece fixed despite injuries, says Stephen Moore

Won and lost: Positive results start at the set piece.

RUPERT GUINNESS For all the talk of the Wallabies needing to play running rugby, the spate of injuries in the hooking position that is poised to see the ninth ranked rake in the country called up again for their next tour emphasises the importance of set-piece.

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Rugby reels from Eden Park mauling

Jim Morton ARU boss Bill Pulver admits the Wallabies lost momentum and public interest with last month's All Black demolition.

Rugby Championship 2014

Round 1
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
AUS 12 vs NZL 12 Report Stats
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Round 2
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
NZL 51 vs AUS 20 Report Stats
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Round 3
Sat, 06 SepTimes shown AEST
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Round 4
Sat, 13 SepTimes shown AEST
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Sun, 28 SepTimes shown AEST
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ARG vs AUS 09:40Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
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Team P W L D +/- Pts
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South Africa 4 2 2 0 4 10
Australia 4 2 1 1 -23 10
Argentina 4 0 4 0 -35 3
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