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Tom Decent is a journalist with Fairfax Media.

Bullish Cheika takes solace in Buckley's change of fortunes

Bullish Cheika takes solace in Buckley's change of fortunes

Michael Cheika has launched an impassioned plea to continue as Wallabies coach, comparing his tenuous predicament to that of Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley 12 months ago.

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Cheika keeping Wallabies' playmaking cards close to his chest

Cheika keeping Wallabies' playmaking cards close to his chest

Michael Cheika is remaining coy on whether he will bring Bernard Foley back into the starting side at No.10 against South Africa.

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Five burning questions ahead of the Wallabies tour

Five burning questions ahead of the Wallabies tour

Michael Cheika's side faces South Africa and Argentina on the road with the coach under heavy scrutiny following the defeat to Argentina.

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Gordon hopes consistency will put him in frame for Test debut

Gordon hopes consistency will put him in frame for Test debut

Jake Gordon hopes consistent performances throughout the entire year and being to play regular football will put him in the best possible position to earn a Test debut for the Wallabies.

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Cottrell takes inspiration from grandfather who captained Wallabies

Cottrell takes inspiration from grandfather who captained Wallabies

Back-rower Angus Cottrell will be looking to provide the same toughness as his late grandfather who captained the Wallabies against the British and Irish Lions.

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Warner goes from sinner to match-winner in grade cricket comeback

Warner goes from sinner to match-winner in grade cricket comeback

Banned Australian batsman David Warner smashed 155 not out for Randwick Petersham against St George on Saturday.

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Cottrell named in first Wallabies squad as Tui, Samu ruled out

Cottrell named in first Wallabies squad as Tui, Samu ruled out

Melbourne Rebels back-rower Angus Cottrell has been named in his first Wallabies squad but Australia will be without Lukhan Tui and Pete Samu for their tour of South Africa and Argentina.

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RA changes national talent model to align juniors with Super Rugby clubs

RA changes national talent model to align juniors with Super Rugby clubs

Rugby Australia’s high performance manager Ben Whitaker discusses changes to the national talent model.

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Rona understands fired-up Wallabies fans but firmly in Tui’s corner

Rona understands fired-up Wallabies fans but firmly in Tui’s corner

Curtis Rona says Lukhan Tui’s scuffle with a fan in the aftermath of the Wallabies’ loss to Argentina on the weekend wasn’t a good look for Australian rugby.

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Waugh says pressure on banned pair Smith and Warner in grade returns

Waugh says pressure on banned pair Smith and Warner in grade returns

The banned duo will on Saturday play their first games in Sydney since they were banned for 12 months over the ball tampering affair in South Africa.

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Worst might still be to come as Wallabies slump to world No.7

Worst might still be to come as Wallabies slump to world No.7

Australia will officially fall to their lowest ever world ranking on Monday but the alarming reality is that worse might be on the horizon.

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