Waratahs

Cheika green lights Folau centre switch

Georgina Robinson   Israel Folau's midfield ambitions have been given a major boost after Waratahs coach Michael Cheika green-lighted a move for his talented fullback.

Larkham to join Wallabies coaching staff

Been there, done it: Stephen Larkham will add his wealth of rugby knowledge to the current Wallabies squad.

Georgina Robinson   Michael Cheika usually gets his man and Stephen Larkham is no exception with the Test centurion and Brumbies coach about to add Wallabies attack coach to his resume.

Beale not worried about boo boys

Kurtley Beale in action for the Waratahs.

Adrian Warren   Wallabies back Kurtley Beale isn't worried about criticism from disgruntled rugby fans and doesn't expect to make a quick decision about his plans for 2016.

Second Super title would be sweeter: TPN

Sweet success: Tatafu Polota-Nau is hungry for another Super Rugby title.

Adrian Warren   Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau says winning a second straight Super Rugby title with the NSW Waratahs would be even sweeter than last year's drought-breaking maiden championship.

Folau wants to switch to centres

Back at work: Israel Folau at Waratahs training on Thursday.

Georgina Robinson   He was denied the chance last year but Israel Folau still harbours ambitions for an audacious midfield switch on the eve of the Waratahs' Super Rugby title defence.

Waratahs recruit Kellaway has eyes set on debut

Andrew Kellaway

Melanie Kembrey   This time last year Andrew Kellaway had just finished high school and was lying on a beach with friends thinking about starting university.

RU:Beale re-signs with Waratahs and ARU

Staying put: Kurtley Beale is staying with rugby.

Kurtley Beale has resigned with the Waratahs and ARU heading into this year's World Cup

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Waratah Phipps commits till end of 2017

Staying put: Nick Phipps has committed his future to the Wallabies.

Wallabies and Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps will play on in Australia well beyond next year's Rugby World Cup after signing a two-year contract extension.

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Dennis believes Wallabies can shock the world

Dave Dennis

Daniel Lane   Despite the disappointing spring tour, the Wallabies can still shine at the World Cup, says injured NSW Waratahs skipper Dave Dennis.

Hooper set to keep captaincy for World Cup

Young skipper: James Hooper talks to teammates during the Wallabies’ Test against Ireland in Dublin last month.

Chris Dutton   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika wants to avoid a "presidential run-off" for the Australian captaincy job with incumbent Michael Hooper looming as the man to lead the team to the World Cup.

Cheika looking for ways to juggle Wallabies and Super Rugby roles

Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hopes to finalise his coaching structure in December, declaring he's happy for Stephen Larkham and Nathan Grey to keep their Super Rugby jobs if Australia has two full-time coaches.

Wallabies on track, but no 'magic dust' for success

The ambassadors: Wallabies forward Michael Hooper, the newest Test captain, gets some tips from retired halfback George Gregan, the most-capped leader of the national team.

Chris Dutton   Wallabies great George Gregan and captain Michael Hooper are united in the belief Australia can win the World Cup in England next year.

Horne ready to make new statement

Recalled Wallaby Rob Horne.

Chris Dutton   Recalled Wallaby Rob Horne wants to move on from his injury troubled past to forge a new path as a Test winger and is determined to make the most of his chance at Twickenham.

Super-sized Skelton duo on Cheika's radar

Cameron Skelton playing for Samoa.

Chris Dutton   Wallabies and Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has an ambitious plan to form the biggest second-row sibling combination in Super Rugby history by luring Cameron Skelton back to Sydney.

Horne recalled to Wallabies wing

Rob Horne scoring the match-winning try for the Wallabies over South Africa.

Chris Dutton   The Wallabies will persist with an experimentation plan to remove any guess work from their World Cup bid next year, with Rob Horne getting his opportunity to shine against England.

Larkham on radar as Wallabies prepare for World Cup

Wallaby trials: Adam Ashley-Cooper playing against Ireland last weekend.

Chris Dutton   Australian vice-captain Adam Ashley-Cooper has backed potential Wallabies trial matches and mid Super Rugby season catch ups to ensure the team's World Cup campaign is not derailed next year.

Wallabies prepare for air raid

Injury blow: Tevita Kuridrani has been in outstanding form for the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton   Tevita Kuridrani's breakout season is over after the barnstorming outside centre suffered an ankle injury against Ireland.

Beale takes first steps to redemption

Work in progress: Kurtley Beale bid for redemption is ongoing.

Chris Dutton   Kurtley Beale says his redemption mission is still a work in progress, promising to learn from mistakes and become a better player and person.

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Cheika takes on former students

Irish return: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton   Leinster greats describe Michael Cheika as the backbone of the club's success and the man who "went bananas" to revolutionise a culture which could be the Wallabies' downfall against Ireland.

Beale not cheating the system: Cheika

Direct: Australian coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton   New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has defended his decision to select Kurtley Beale on the bench for the clash against Ireland, saying no one is trying to “cheat the system” after a controversial month.