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Don't write off the Wallabies at World Cup, Richie McCaw says

Australia have the potential to cause yet another Rugby World Cup surprise later this year in Japan. That's the opinion of All Blacks great Richie McCaw, who says the Wallabies will be happy flying under the radar.

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1dSam Bruce

Does James O'Connor finally have the maturity to match his talent?

James O'Connor's third dawn in Australian rugby has hit the horizon. Eleven years after he made his professional debut, the 29-year-old has the chance to change a career narrative that is otherwise one of Australian rugby's most frustrating tales.

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Wallabies name mixed bag for Springboks

The Wallabies have covered all bases in their side to face South Africa in Saturday's opening Rugby Championship at Ellis Park, including debutants, redemption stories and players rewarded for Super Rugby form.

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3dAAP

James O'Connor eyes Springboks Test after Reds deal

James O'Connor's Wallabies' career may get a reboot as soon as this weekend with the star utility now available to play South Africa after signing a Super Rugby deal with Queensland.

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9dSam Bruce and Andy Withers

The Rugby Championship: What's to be gained before the World Cup?

How important is momentum ahead of the World Cup? Will we see James O'Connor and Sonny Bill Williams? Who can bolt their way into squad for Japan? We analyse some of the big talking points ahead of the condensed Rugby Championship.

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15dSam Bruce

Wallabies' chance for evolution in Pocock's continued absence

Michael Cheika's first official Wallabies squad will hardly strike fear into the hearts of Australia's World Cup rivals. But one key omission at least affords the opportunity for evolution -- Sam Bruce writes.

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16dSam Bruce

No division over Rob Horne's inspiring Kokoda trek

Rob Horne has faced a few challenges over the past 15 months but he is now just a few weeks away from what will be his toughest assignment yet: trekking the Kokoda Trail.

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Rob Simmons signs two-year Wallabies, Waratahs extension

The NSW Waratahs have secured the services of Wallabies lock Rob Simmons until 2021 after the Test star signed a two-year extension with Rugby Australia and the Super Rugby club.

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Crusaders to host Jaguares in Super final

The Crusaders have staved off a mighty Hurricanes challenge to win their Super Rugby semi-final 30-26 and set up a home decider against the Jaguares.

2018 RankingsRugby Championship

  • AUS4th
    TRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 33 Tries Scored
    NZL1st
    16
    33
  • AUS4th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 93 Points Difference
    NZL1st
    -52
    93