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

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

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'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
Cheika's funky selections can't mask uncomfortable truth
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Analysis

Cheika's funky selections can't mask uncomfortable truth

Wallabies coach sprang several surprises in the team to face Italy - but at the end of the day, he's merely shuffling the deckchairs at his disposal.

  • by Paul Cully
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
Italy settling for nothing but victory against wounded, new-look Wallabies
Italy rugby

Italy settling for nothing but victory against wounded, new-look Wallabies

Italy's record against Australia isn't great but that hasn't stopped their coach Conor O'Shea from aiming up ahead of Saturday's match in Padua.

  • by Tom Decent
'Stubborn' Cheika relishing tough times as must-win clash looms
Michael Cheika

'Stubborn' Cheika relishing tough times as must-win clash looms

Michael Cheika is digging his heels in ahead of a must-win fixture against Italy in Padua.

  • by Tom Decent
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Cooper could regain Wallabies spot at Rebels: Wessels
Wallabies

Cooper could regain Wallabies spot at Rebels: Wessels

Rebels coach Dave Wessels rates Quade Cooper as a world-class talent heading into his first pre-season in Melbourne.

  • by Roy Ward
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
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
The Italian club where Cheika will forever be one of the family
Michael Cheika

The Italian club where Cheika will forever be one of the family

On his return to the Petrarca club in Padova, where he started his coaching career 19 years ago, the Wallabies mentor was greeted like a long lost relative.

  • 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