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Hunt ready for Super Rugby return

NSW Waratahs recruit Karmichael Hunt says he's as ready as he'll ever be following a whirlwind preparation for his return to Super Rugby against benchmark side the Hurricanes in Sydney.

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4dESPN staff

'Next Israel Folau' opts for NRL over rugby

Rugby Australia has missed out on a rising star dubbed the "next Israel Folau" after boom schoolboy Joseph Suaalii opted to sign with South Sydney Rabbitohs.

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6dSam Bruce

Australian conference Super Rugby preview

The Waratahs will again start favourites for the Australian Super Rugby conference, but with the Brumbies, Rebels and Reds all boasting improved squads, it promises to be a keenly fought division in 2019. Full preview here.


Mitchell calls for 'Giteau Law' rethink

The other benefactor of the Giteau Law has called on Wallabies coach Michael Cheika to consider tweaking it as he assembles his Rugby World Cup squad this year.

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Head knocks force Fainga'a retirement

Former Wallabies centre Anthony Fainga'a has quit rugby fearing for his long-term health after a series of heavy head knocks.

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RA looks overseas for Larkham replacement

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle admits it may take up to two months to replace axed Wallabies attack coach Stephen Larkham, lending weight to speculation of a move for Scotland assistant Matt Taylor.

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Cheika a 'Mickey Mouse' Wallabies coach - Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has described Michael Cheika as a "Mickey Mouse" Wallabies coach and delivered a damning verdict on his emotional frailties.

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12dESPN staff

Larkham dumped as Wallabies attack coach

Stephen Larkham has paid the price for the Wallabies' woeful attack across a 4-9 Test season in 2018, losing his job as Australia's attack coach.

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Castle backs global Test rugby revamp

A touted annual global championship has the in-principle support of all 12 leading rugby nations according to Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle, who hopes the initiative doesn't lose steam amid the red tape to come.

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Australia fall short, Fiji defend sevens' title

"Gutted" coach Tim Walsh harbours hope Australia can repeat their heroics at this week's Sydney Sevens rugby tournament despite falling flat on the final day of the Hamilton round.

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Rebels' Cooper touted for Wallabies return

It would be rugby's version of the incredible journey but Melbourne Rebels coach Dave Wessels says it's conceivable Quade Cooper will be Australia's starting five-eighth at the World Cup.

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29dESPN staff

Beale not sanctioned over second social video

Rugby Australia has again opted not to sanction Wallabies star Kurtley Beale after a second video surfaced on social media showing him in the vicinity of alleged illicit drug use.

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Second video may land Beale in more hot water

Kurtley Beale could find himself with more questions to answer from Rugby Australia after a second video emerged of the star back in a dubious situation.

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32dESPN staff

Beale warned over video, but faces no sanction

Wallabies star Kurtley Beale will face no sanctions following the release of a video on social media that showed him present while another man snorted a white powder, believed to be cocaine.

61dSam Bruce

Wallabies still a Cup mess, but long-term hope may now exist

Rugby Australia may have finally unveiled plans for a centralised system, but there was little in Monday's announcements that will inspire optimism around the Wallabies' World Cup fortunes in the shorter term -- Sam Bruce writes.

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Johnson above Cheika under new RA setup

Scott Johnson has been appointed Director of Rugby to oversee coach Michael Cheika, as part of a restructure aimed at boosting the struggling Wallabies going into the 2019 World Cup.

2018 RankingsRugby Championship

  • AUS4th
    TRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 33 Tries Scored
  • AUS4th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 93 Points Difference