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 ...

Wallabies finish Rugby World Cup pool play with victory over Georgia

Rugby Oct 11, 2019

Wallabies finish Rugby World Cup pool play with victory over Georgia

Australia fine-tuned preparations for a likely Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against England with a hard-fought, error-strewn 27-8 Pool D victory over Georgia on Friday. Wales' 27-19 win over Fiji on Wednesday had guaranteed the Wallabies a place in the last eight, with the Welsh playing ...

Rugby Oct 10, 2019

Israel Folau offered to apologize for incendiary comments

Former Wallabies star Israel Folau offered a public apology over his anti-gay social media posts and agreed to allow Rugby Australia to review future posts before uploading them, court documents show. The devoutly Christian fullback was fired in May for posting on Instagram that "hell ...

Teen sensation Jordan Petaia tapped for Wallabies debut

Rugby Oct 2, 2019

Teen sensation Jordan Petaia tapped for Wallabies debut

Nineteen-year-old sensation Jordan Petaia is set to become Australia's youngest Rugby World Cup player after he got the nod on Wednesday for this weekend's game against Uruguay. Petaia was named on the left wing for his first cap on Saturday, after injuries wrecked his Super ...

Australia staves off upset bid by Fiji

Rugby Sep 21, 2019

Australia staves off upset bid by Fiji

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Hooker Tolu Latu scored two tries in the second half to help Australia escape a historic upset by Fiji and win 39-21 on Saturday in the teams' Rugby World Cup Pool D opener. The Wallabies, who have never lost to Fiji since 1954 in any ...