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Beale: Toomua return creates healthy playmaking competition for spots

Beale: Toomua return creates healthy playmaking competition for spots

After Bernard Foley’s demotion to the bench, Kurtley Beale says greater depth and competitiveness around positions can only be a good thing.

  • by Tom Decent

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Cheika keeps lid on talent as Tupou mounts serious case to start
Wallabies

Cheika keeps lid on talent as Tupou mounts serious case to start

Taniela Tupou impressively got one over South African beast Tendai Mtawarira in a brilliant cameo against South Africa and must have Argentina in his sights.

  • by Tom Decent
Star Puma a clear threat to the Wallabies
Argentina rugby

Star Puma a clear threat to the Wallabies

Argentina's in-form five-eighth Nicolas Sanchez could hold the key to finally beating the Wallabies in Australia next week.

  • by Daniel Gilhooly
Wallabies hold off Springboks to ease pressure on Michael Cheika
Wallabies

Wallabies hold off Springboks to ease pressure on Michael Cheika

A double knock-on prevented Francois Louw from scoring a match-winner for South Africa in the 78th minute and helped Australia clinch their second win of 2018.

  • by Tom Decent
'Return game to the people': How to fix rugby's disconnection problem
Super Rugby

'Return game to the people': How to fix rugby's disconnection problem

“They [NSW Rugby] want their empire to be bigger but the bigger they make it, the worse it is for rugby," says Easts president John Murray.

  • by Tom Decent
Wallabies and Springboks on a mission to restore pride in Brisbane
Wallabies

Wallabies and Springboks on a mission to restore pride in Brisbane

The Wallabies, coming off two heavy defeats to the All Blacks, and the Springboks, reeling from a shock 13-point defeat to Argentina, are hurting.

  • by Tom Decent
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Why Springboks clash needs to be a line in the sand for Cheika's Wallabies
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Wallabies

Why Springboks clash needs to be a line in the sand for Cheika's Wallabies

Michael Cheika has been given ample breathing space since the World Cup. The Wallabies have won 41 per cent of matches since. Now it's crunch time.

  • by Tom Decent
Toomua ready to take Wallabies starting opportunity
Wallabies

Toomua ready to take Wallabies starting opportunity

In May, Matt Toomua thought he'd never play for the Wallabies again. Now, after two cameos off the bench, he will get his first start for Australia in two years on Saturday.

  • by Tom Decent
Pocock no certainty to face Springboks but Folau '100 per cent'
Wallabies

Pocock no certainty to face Springboks but Folau '100 per cent'

David Pocock has been named to take on the Springboks this Saturday but a problematic neck might still keep him out of a hugely important fixture.

  • by Tom Decent
Caslick commits to Australian rugby until 2020
Sevens

Caslick commits to Australian rugby until 2020

Sevens star Charlotte Caslick has resisted the urge to make the switch to rugby league by re-signing with Australian rugby until 2020. 

  • by Tom Decent
Genia says Wallabies must try harder if they're to turn around form
Bledisloe Cup

Genia says Wallabies must try harder if they're to turn around form

Veteran scrum-half Will Genia said players had to shoulder some of the blame for their Bledisloe battering, saying some didn't do their 'individual jobs'.

  • by Vince Rugari