Wallabies coach Cheika steps down

Rugby Oct 20, 2019

Wallabies coach Cheika steps down

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika quit Sunday after their humiliating World Cup quarterfinal exit against England, reports said. Cheika, whose contract expires at the end of the year, had previously indicated he would not reapply for his job if they failed to win the tournament. After refusing ...

England pummels Australia in RWC quarterfinal

Rugby Oct 19, 2019

England pummels Australia in RWC quarterfinal

by Kaz Nagatsuka

England stormed into the Rugby World Cup final four with a convincing 40-16 win over Australia in the quarterfinals before a crowd of 36,954 at Oita Stadium on Saturday. The Europeans, who experienced the humiliation of being eliminated in the pool phase at the tourney's ...

Wales hopes to keep putting best foot forward at RWC

Rugby Sep 30, 2019

Wales hopes to keep putting best foot forward at RWC

by Andrew McKirdy

Wales super-sub Rhys Patchell hailed his team's kicking prowess after beating Australia on Sunday, claiming "tries don't win World Cups." The Welsh held off a fierce second-half fightback from the Wallabies to claim a 29-25 win at Tokyo Stadium, taking control of Pool D with ...

Former Wallabies bad boy James O'Connor on bench for Pumas clash

Rugby Jul 26, 2019

Former Wallabies bad boy James O'Connor on bench for Pumas clash

James O'Connor is poised to play his first test in six years after being named on the Australia bench in a revamped squad for the Rugby Championship clash against Argentina on Saturday. The 29-year-old former bad boy of Australian rugby, whose last Wallabies contract was ...

Wallabies crush Brave Blossoms

More Sports / Rugby Nov 4, 2017

Wallabies crush Brave Blossoms

by Andrew McKirdy

Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Australia handed 2019 host Japan a harsh lesson two years ahead of the tournament with a 63-30 win in Yokohama on Saturday. Australia, which beat the world champion All Blacks in Brisbane on Oct. 21, ran in five first-half tries ...

Wallabies reshuffle lineup for Japan match

More Sports / Rugby Nov 2, 2017

Wallabies reshuffle lineup for Japan match

Injuries and illness forced Australia coach Michael Cheika to reshuffle his backline Thursday ahead of Saturday's test against Japan at Nissan Stadium. Bernard Foley, Karmichael Hunt and Will Genia were all slated to start Saturday's game, the first time the two nations have met in ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 26, 2016

Wallabies coach Cheika braced for backlash

Michael Cheika is expecting critics to "put the boot in" after the Wallabies were swept 3-0 by England in their June series but expects a handful of experienced European exiles to boost Australia's Rugby Championship campaign. The 44-40 third-test defeat in Sydney on Saturday was ...

Wallabies receive better news on injured players

More Sports / Rugby Oct 20, 2015

Wallabies receive better news on injured players

Australia is growing in confidence that it will be back to full strength for Sunday's Rugby World Cup semifinal against Argentina after getting better news on its injured players. David Pocock, No. 8, whose presence at the breakdown was badly missed in last weekend's heart-pounding ...