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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 ...

Australia comfortable and confident ahead of Japan clash

More Sports / Rugby 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 ...

Flanker Hooper appointed Wallabies captain

More Sports / Rugby Aug 2, 2017

Flanker Hooper appointed Wallabies captain

Flanker Michael Hooper has replaced Stephen Moore as captain of the Wallabies after the veteran hooker elected to step down ahead of his retirement from international rugby at the end of the season. Hooper would lead the rebuilding team into back-to-back tests against the All ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 17, 2017

Scotland wins test against Wallabies

Flanker Hamish Watson's 61st-minute try earned Scotland a rare victory in Australia as it beat the Wallabies 24-19 in a seesawing test match Saturday that saw both teams score three tries a piece. Scotland led 17-12 at halftime despite fullback Israel Folau scoring two ...

More Sports / Rugby Mar 15, 2017

Brave Blossoms to host Australia in Yokohama

The Japan Rugby Football Union confirmed Wednesday that the Brave Blossoms' test against Australia on Nov. 4 will take place at Yokohama's Nissan Stadium. "It's great that the very first test match for Nissan Stadium is against the Wallabies, who were the runners-up at Rugby ...

More Sports / Rugby Feb 7, 2017

Arrest made in bugging of All Blacks' hotel

Australian police have arrested and charged a 51-year-old man with public mischief after an investigation into the discovery of a listening device at the All Blacks hotel in Sydney ahead of their Rugby Championship clash against the Wallabies last year. The world champions notified police ...

Japan to host Australia for first time

More Sports / Rugby Dec 15, 2016

Japan to host Australia for first time

Japan will host Australia on Nov. 4, 2017, in a landmark test match, the Japan Rugby Football Union and Australian Rugby Union jointly announced Thursday. The game, at a venue yet to be determined, will mark the first time the Wallabies and Brave Blossoms play ...