Lean Beale ready for World Cup challenge

Chris Dutton   A "lean and hungry" Kurtley Beale has the spark to ensure the Wallabies inflict more pain on Wales when the teams battle for a smoother run to the World Cup final.

Wallabies face biggest challenge of their campaign

"Whoever puts on the jersey is going to have to do the job, fill the role and do it well": Hooper.

Chris Dutton   A "gutted" Michael Hooper has backed Sean McMahon and Ben McCalman to stand tall in his absence, adamant the Wallabies have the back-row depth to continue their World Cup charge.

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Japan's historic upset puts Wallabies on notice

"Every day when I wake up I appreciate the opportunity that has been given to me": Skelton.

Chris Dutton   Japan delivered the biggest upset in World Cup history and the Wallabies are desperate to avoid becoming the second high-profile nation to fall at the tournament.

Feisty McMahon sets pace for World Cup intensity

Ready for Cup action: Michael Hooper.

Chris Dutton   Michael Hooper is like a caged bull ready to launch into his World Cup debut.

Latu re-signs with Waratahs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23:  Waratahs hooker Tolu Latu talks to media during a press conference on March 23, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

NSW Waratahs hooker Tolu Latu has re-signed with the Super Rugby club for the next three seasons.

Forgotten Waratah could come back to bite Wallabies

Former Waratahs Ben Volavola holds the key to unlocking Fiji's backline.

Chris Dutton   He's the forgotten NSW Waratah who holds the key to unlocking Fiji's attacking weapon to destroy the Wallabies and England.

Guildford has left 'bad boy baggage' behind him says coach

Trans-Tasman move: Former All Blacks winger Zac Guildford will link with the Waratahs.

Rupert Guinness   Former All Black Zac Guildford knows he must earn the respect of his new teammates at the Waratahs after "carrying that 'bad-boy' baggage around with him for the past few years," says coach Daryl Gibson.

Waratahs assistant coach Grey re-signs

Nathan Grey, pictured with Michael Cheika in Paris last year.

Nathan Grey will stay on as assistant coach of the NSW Waratahs for the next Super Rugby season, working under new head mentor Daryl Gibson.

Guildford has second thoughts on Tahs deal

Zac Guildford on the burst for the Crusaders in 2011.

Zac Guildford looks set to resist a Waratahs offer and stay in New Zealand where he is rebuilding his career.

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Flanker Hooper named top NSW Waratah

Top man: Michael Hooper was a key man for the Tahs again in 2015.

NSW Waratahs flanker Michael Hooper has set a club record to be named the Players' Player of the Year for the third consecutive year.

Guildford in Waratahs' sights

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 11:  Zac Guildford of the Crusaders makes a break during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Blues at Alpine Energy Stadium on June 11, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

Hawke's Bay rugby boss Mike Bishop is backing troubled former All Black Zac Guildford to make an impact in Super Rugby again if he signs with the NSW Waratahs.

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Beale searches for his true identity

Boxing on: Kurtley Beale wants to  foster the code among Indigenous athletes.

Phil Lutton   Kurtley Beale feels parts of him are missing until he can trace his indigenous heritage

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Wallabies grower Skelton a big believer

"I'm a big believer that he [Jesus Christ] gave me the gifts to glorify his name and I want to use that gift the best I can and that's playing rugby, that's playing hard and that's looking after my family": Skelton.

Daniel Lane   Will Skelton was branded rugby union's latest villain when he added some pepper 'n' spice to the Waratah's Super 15 match against the Crusaders a few weeks ago, but he listened patiently to how he was viewed in New Zealand as a demon and a bully before being asked what drove him during a match.

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How the Waratahs can afford Israel Folau

Three-year deal Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson   Michael Hooper, Kurtley Beale, Will Skelton, Bernard Foley and Israel Folau? How the Waratahs can have their cake and eat it too.

Fijian born flyer excited about Wallabies berth

Stepping up: Taqele Naiyaravoro doing the business for the Waratahs in round 15.

Owen Roberts   Waratahs flyer and Wallabies debutant Taqele Naiyaravoro has told how he is 'still buzzing' after having been selected in Wallabies coach Michael Cheika's spring tour squad.

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Folau focuses on legacy with three-year, seven-figure deal

Future decided: Israel Folau is happy to stay a union man.

Georgina Robinson   Israel Folau says he considers himself a rugby player now after inking a lucrative new deal that snuffs out hopes of a return to rugby league and could see him earn almost $2 million per season over three years.

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'Disappointing' Waratahs result no nightmare for Wallabies: Gibson

Daryl Gibson talks during a media presentation.

Georgina Robinson   Tuesday marked the official handover of coaching duties at the Waratahs. New head coach Daryl Gibson casts his eye over a hard-fought but ultimately disappointing season, and weighs in on what Super Rugby form means for Test rugby.

Tahs' weak point also a Wallabies problem

Paul Cully

Paul Cully   With the World Cup on the horizon, England would have been encouraged by aspects of the Australian sides' loss to their Kiwi opponents.

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Cheika guarded in disagreement with penalty try

Feeling hard done by: Dave Dennis and Michael Cheika.

Rupert Guinness   Waratahs coach Michael Cheika knew he had to be guarded, but clearly didn't believe it was the right call.