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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 ...

World Rugby admits referee made mistake

More Sports / Rugby Oct 20, 2015

World Rugby admits referee made mistake

Craig Joubert has drawn the ire of Scotland, where they're screaming dark blue murder over his contentious late penalty call that cost their team a Rugby World Cup quarterfinal victory against Australia before he ran from the field at Twickenham. Ex-Scotland captain Gavin Hastings said ...

Australia knocks host England out of RWC

More Sports / Rugby Oct 4, 2015

Australia knocks host England out of RWC

Bernard Foley orchestrated England's demise at the Rugby World Cup with his finest performance in a Wallabies jersey, scoring all but five of Australia's points in a 33-13 win Saturday that ensured the host team will exit the tournament after the pool stage. After narrowly ...

More Sports / Rugby Sep 5, 2015

Cheika declares Australia's World Cup starting lineup set

Michael Cheika has declared his starting 15 for Australia's World Cup bid nailed down but the Wallabies coach is likely to keep everyone guessing until days before their tournament opener against Fiji. Australia plays the United States in Chicago on Saturday, seeking a big win ...