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 ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 26, 2016

Wallabies coach Cheika braced for backlash

Michael Cheika is expecting critics to "put the boot in" after the Wallabies were swept 3-0 by England in their June series but expects a handful of experienced European exiles to boost Australia's Rugby Championship campaign. The 44-40 third-test defeat in Sydney on Saturday was ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 25, 2016

England holds off Australia to complete series swep

A ruthless England side beat Australia 44-40 in a thrilling rollercoaster of a third test on Saturday to inflict a first 3-0 home series sweep on the Wallabies since 1971. Tries from prop Dan Cole, fullback Mike Brown, No. 8 Billy Vunipola and replacement hooker ...

More Sports / Rugby Apr 19, 2016

Kobe appoints ex-Wallabies assistant McKay as new coach

Kobe Kobelco Steelers named former Wallabies and Tonga assistant Jim McKay as their new head coach on Tuesday. The 49-year-old Australian succeeds Allister Coetzee, who left to take over the Springboks. McKay will be the Steelers' fourth head coach in four years, and will begin ...

Wallabies receive better news on injured players

More Sports / Rugby Oct 20, 2015

Wallabies receive better news on injured players

Australia is growing in confidence that it will be back to full strength for Sunday's Rugby World Cup semifinal against Argentina after getting better news on its injured players. David Pocock, No. 8, whose presence at the breakdown was badly missed in last weekend's heart-pounding ...

More Sports / Rugby Sep 5, 2015

Cheika declares Australia's World Cup starting lineup set

Michael Cheika has declared his starting 15 for Australia's World Cup bid nailed down but the Wallabies coach is likely to keep everyone guessing until days before their tournament opener against Fiji. Australia plays the United States in Chicago on Saturday, seeking a big win ...