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Lost to Super Rugby: Greg Holmes is currently playing for the Exeter Chiefs in England.

Wallabies still have talent, but it is not being unlocked

There comes a time when you have to put the broader problems facing Australian rugby in one compartment, close it, and open a separate one to scrutinise the performance of the current coaching set-up. After five tests this year it does not look good.

Quade Cooper confirms Super Rugby return

Homecoming: Quade Cooper has re-signed with the ARU.

Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper has signed a three-year contract with the Australian Rugby Union and the Queensland Reds, confirming his return after a season with French club Toulon.

We know Springboks are bullies, says Jones

Fierce competitor: Eddie Jones bats during the Rugby Writers' cricket match against the RFU in July.

Eddie Jones, the England head coach, has labelled South Africa "bullies" ahead of the first Test of the -autumn series at Twickenham on Nov 12. Jones is bracing his men for a physical encounter with the Springboks, whom England have not beaten since 2006.

Clark to begin 15s transition with Sydney Rays debut

Transition: Cam Clark (right) will make the switch from sevens to 15s when he takes the field for the Sydney Rays ...

Australian sevens star Cam Clark has returned from an "unreal Olympic experience" – which included bumping into Rafael Nadal and Usain Bolt at the Rio dining hall – and will begin his road to 15s success with the Sydney Rays in the NRC on Friday.

Dean Mumm signs with Waratahs for 2017

Back for more: Dean Mumm will return for the Waratahs in 2017.

Wallabies second-rower Dean Mumm says it's not up to him to decide whether Australia needs a full-time lineout coach but knows he and teammates are determined to tip the scales back in their favour.

Cheika says no extra pressure

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 27: Head Coach Michael Cheika looks on prior to the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship ...

Michael Cheika says he does not feel any added personal pressure after a sixth consecutive loss but has stressed need for the Wallabies to build on their improved showing in Wellington.