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Wallabies sweat on Pocock as Cheika ponders backline options

Wallabies sweat on Pocock as Cheika ponders backline options

The Australians will keep an eye on their star forward after he suffered a neck injury against Italy, while Matt Toomua and Adam Ashley Cooper are in the mix to face England.

  • by Tom Decent

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Charm offensive: Cheika and Jones keep powder dry ahead of England clash
Australia rugby

Charm offensive: Cheika and Jones keep powder dry ahead of England clash

Michael Cheika has leapt to Eddie Jones' defence in a rare sign of solidarity given what has transpired between the Wallabies and England in recent times.

  • by Tom Decent
Italian job offers no clues to Wallabies playmaker problem
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Australia rugby

Italian job offers no clues to Wallabies playmaker problem

The combination of Matt Toomua and Bernard Foley at No.10 and No.12 failed to ignite the attack in Italy.

  • by Paul Cully
Waratahs add Welsh grit to coaching ranks
Australia rugby

Waratahs add Welsh grit to coaching ranks

Not many European coaches test themselves down under, but the Waratahs' new defence coach is up for the challenge.

  • by Georgina Robinson
Hooper gives green light to managing player workloads in 2019 Super Rugby season
Australia rugby

Hooper gives green light to managing player workloads in 2019 Super Rugby season

Michael Hooper thinks it's a good idea for Australia's best players to have their workloads managed next year during Super Rugby.

  • by Tom Decent
'Shattering': Petaia's Wallabies debut on ice after being ruled out of Italy match
Australia rugby

'Shattering': Petaia's Wallabies debut on ice after being ruled out of Italy match

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper says it is "shattering" that Jordan Petaia, 18, won't feature in Saturday's clash against Italy because of a hamstring injury.

  • by Tom Decent
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Ashley-Cooper and Gordon grateful for unexpected opportunities
Australia rugby

Ashley-Cooper and Gordon grateful for unexpected opportunities

A veteran and a rookie will turn out for the Wallabies on Saturday after taking very different routes to Italy.

  • by Tom Decent
Gordon and Petaia to make Wallabies debuts against Italy as Cheika recalls Ashley-Cooper
Australia rugby

Gordon and Petaia to make Wallabies debuts against Italy as Cheika recalls Ashley-Cooper

Jake Gordon and Jordan Petaia will make their Wallabies debuts this weekend against Italy in a match that will also see Adam Ashley-Cooper return to the international arena.

  • by Tom Decent
Down but not out: Australia upbeat despite World Cup failure
Rugby World Cup

Down but not out: Australia upbeat despite World Cup failure

Rugby Australia vows to keep building on growth in women's participation despite being knocked back for hosting rights to the 2021 World Cup.

  • by Georgina Robinson
Raiwalui says he's not feeling the pressure despite Wallabies woes
Australia rugby

Raiwalui says he's not feeling the pressure despite Wallabies woes

Forwards coach Simon Raiwalui says pressure is part and parcel of the job as the Wallabies prepare for a crucial battle with Italy in Padua.

  • by Tom Decent
Rugby Australia still backing Cheika despite 'universal frustration'
Wallabies

Rugby Australia still backing Cheika despite 'universal frustration'

Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle continues to stand by Michael Cheika even after Australia's 10th defeat from 13 matches.

  • by Tom Decent