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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 ...

All Blacks get best of Wallabies

Rugby Oct 27, 2018

All Blacks get best of Wallabies

by Andrew McKirdy

New Zealand completed a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep of Australia on Saturday with a 37-20 win at the venue where the 2019 Rugby World Cup final will be held. The world champion All Blacks, who had already clinched the series by the time they arrived ...

Capacity crowd not expected for Bledisloe Cup test

Rugby Oct 26, 2018

Capacity crowd not expected for Bledisloe Cup test

New Zealand already own the Bledisloe Cup after winning the series' first two games, but the Wallabies will still be fully motivated for Saturday's test. Despite both sides promising intensity on the pitch, the test is not expected to fill Nissan Stadium. A spokesman for ...

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

Rugby 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

Rugby 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 ...