Australia talisman David Pocock returns to face Fiji

Rugby Sep 20, 2019

Australia talisman David Pocock returns to face Fiji

Adaptable to the end, David Pocock will start his last tournament for Australia in an unfamiliar position. Pocock was selected at No. 6 for the Wallabies' Rugby World Cup opener against Fiji in Sapporo on Saturday, meaning one of the most dynamic — and versatile ...

Rugby Australia to review restrictive selection criteria

Rugby Aug 27, 2019

Rugby Australia to review restrictive selection criteria

Australia's rugby hierarchy is set to reconsider the so-called "Giteau Law" that defines restrictions on the eligibility of overseas-based players to represent the Wallabies. The Wallabies are selected primarily from players contracted to Australian Super Rugby franchises, but the Giteau law allows foreign-based players with ...

Wallabies clobber 14-man All Blacks in Rugby Championship test

Rugby Aug 10, 2019

Wallabies clobber 14-man All Blacks in Rugby Championship test

Australia gave itself a huge boost ahead of the World Cup when it stunned a New Zealand side reduced to 14 men for half the match 47-26 in a thrilling Rugby Championship test on Saturday. Lock Scott Barrett's dismissal for a dangerous tackle just before ...

Wallabies trio heading to Top League

Rugby Jul 12, 2019

Wallabies trio heading to Top League

Wallabies flyhalf Bernard Foley said Friday he was leaving the NSW Waratahs to head overseas, reportedly joining Quade Cooper and a retiring Will Genia in accepting a lucrative Top League club contract. Foley, a 68-test veteran who is part of Australia's squad for the 2019 ...

Wallabies to wear indigenous-themed jersey at Rugby World Cup

Rugby May 30, 2019

Wallabies to wear indigenous-themed jersey at Rugby World Cup

The Wallabies will wear an indigenous-themed jersey for at least one Rugby World Cup match, it was revealed Thursday. Australia has donned a shirt paying tribute to Aborigines' role in rugby twice before — at home against the All Blacks in 2017 and away to ...

Wallabies great George Smith, who earned 111 test caps, retires

Rugby May 21, 2019

Wallabies great George Smith, who earned 111 test caps, retires

Wallabies great George Smith announced his retirement Tuesday after a stint with Bristol in the England Premiership, retiring after nearly 20 years playing rugby. The veteran Australian flanker, who made his Super Rugby debut for the ACT Brumbies in 2000 and went on to win ...

Rugby Dec 15, 2018

Wallabies shake up leadership ranks

Michael Cheika will survive the ax as Wallabies coach but his powers will be curtailed with Scotland-based Scott Johnson appointed director of rugby above him, a report said Friday. Cheika has faced a mounting backlash from dismayed fans and former players after winning just four ...