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Wallabies prop James Slipper receives two-month ban for cocaine use

May 24, 2018

Wallabies prop James Slipper receives two-month ban for cocaine use

Wallabies prop James Slipper was banned Thursday for two months after testing positive for cocaine, with the apologetic Queensland Reds skipper revealing he was being treated for depression. The front-rower, who has played 86 tests and previously captained Australia, failed two tests taken from urine ...

All Blacks to play Wallabies in Yokohama in October

Jan 31, 2018

All Blacks to play Wallabies in Yokohama in October

Japanese rugby fans will get a double dose of world champion New Zealand later this year following the announcement Wednesday that the All Blacks will play Australia in Yokohama on Oct. 27. The game at Nissan Stadium comes a week before Steve Hansen's team takes ...

Wallabies' Karmichael Hunt arrested for drug possession

Dec 30, 2017

Wallabies' Karmichael Hunt arrested for drug possession

High-profile Wallabies star Karmichael Hunt has been arrested, reportedly for possessing drugs, with Rugby Australia on Saturday launching an investigation into the incident. Hunt, a former rugby league international who made his Wallaby debut this year, was detained along with another man in Brisbane early ...

Wallabies crush Brave Blossoms

/ 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

/ 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 ...

Australia comfortable and confident ahead of Japan clash

/ Nov 1, 2017

Australia comfortable and confident ahead of Japan clash

Australia assistant coach Stephen Larkham said Wednesday that the Wallabies head into Saturday's rugby international with Japan at Nissan Stadium knowing they are prepared both on and off the field. A win over the All Blacks two weeks ago ensured the team is confident in ...