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2019 August
  • Wed, Aug 21, 2019
    Kurtley Beale is an admirer of former Waratahs teammate Will Skelton but says it isn't vital that the English-based lock wins a Wallabies World Cup call up.
  • Wed, Aug 21, 2019
    Former Test inside back Rod Kafer wants the Wallabies selectors to stick with a playmaking outside centre, believing it adds variety to their attack.
  • Sun, Aug 18, 2019
    Samu Kerevi says the Wallabies paid for a horrendous turnover count against the All Blacks and has faith in their game plan for the Rugby World Cup.
  • Sun, Aug 18, 2019
    Six Tests against top opponents have been confirmed for the Wallaroos in 2020 in a schedule being hailed by coach Dwayne Nestor.
  • Sun, Aug 18, 2019
    Michael Cheika is sorry to have let down Australian rugby supporters as he turns his attention from another failed Bledisloe Cup bid to the World Cup.
  • Sat, Aug 17, 2019
    The Wallabies have been whitewashed 36-0 by the All Blacks at Eden Park to ensure the Bledisloe Cup stays in New Zealand for a 17th straight year.
  • Sat, Aug 17, 2019
    Steve Hansen said fine margins are behind a 57-point swing in fortunes after his All Blacks' comprehensive rout of the Wallabies in Auckland.
  • Fri, Aug 16, 2019
    Wallaroos skipper Grace Hamilton is convinced her team can provide world champions New Zealand with a sterner test than last week's humbling in Perth.
  • Thu, Aug 15, 2019
    He's played more Bledisloe Cup Tests than any Australian but is yet to win the silverware, something a recalled Adam Ashley-Cooper hopes changes this weekend.
  • Thu, Aug 15, 2019
    Michael Cheika says flanker David Pocock came close to a comeback against the All Blacks but he decided it was best to save him for Samoa and the World Cup.
  • Tue, Aug 13, 2019
    Former Wallaby Rod Kafer's assertion that Michael Hooper was a target of deliberate foul play in Bledisloe I has been met with disdain by the All Blacks.
  • Tue, Aug 13, 2019
    A Sanzaar foul play committee has handed a three-week ban to All Blacks lock Scott Barrett for his dangerous tackle in the Bledisloe Cup Test loss to Australia.
  • Mon, Aug 12, 2019
    Wallabies lock Rory Arnold says comparisons between him and All Blacks ace Brodie Retallick might be a joke despite his star Bledisloe Cup showing.
  • Sun, Aug 11, 2019
    The All Blacks are 1-0 down in their Bledisloe Cup series against Australia after copping a 47-26 loss to Australia in Perth on Saturday night.
  • Sun, Aug 11, 2019
    Reformed Wallaby James O'Connor hopes his journey will serve as a lesson to others who get caught up by the temptations outside of rugby.
  • Sun, Aug 11, 2019
    Wallabies vice-captain Samu Kerevi says the job is half done and landing the Bledisloe Cup at the All Blacks' spiritual home Eden Park is a huge task.
  • Sun, Aug 11, 2019
    The Wallaroos are vowing to improve in their second rugby Test against New Zealand's Black Ferns next Saturday after a humbling 47-10 loss in Perth.
  • Sat, Aug 10, 2019
    The Wallaroos' losing record against the Black Ferns has continued with a 47-10 defeat in Perth with coach Dwayne Nestor saying they had been bullied.
  • Sat, Aug 10, 2019
    The Wallabies feel they're ready for whatever world champions New Zealand throw at them as their hopes for a Bledisloe Cup win go on the line in Perth.
  • Fri, Aug 09, 2019
    The Wallabies will take a significantly bigger back row in the Bledisloe Cup Test for once after the All Blacks plump for two specialist openside flankers.
  • Fri, Aug 09, 2019
    All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says his comment describing Wallabies coach Michael Cheika as "Mickey Mouse" at a function earlier this year was said "in jest".
  • Fri, Aug 09, 2019
    All Blacks captain Keiran Read says holding on to the No.1 ranking isn't a motivation as they prepare for their Bledisloe Cup battle with the Wallabies.
  • Thu, Aug 08, 2019
    With the All Blacks naming their strongest side of the year, the Wallabies can make a statement of their own in their Bledisloe Cup Test in Perth.
  • Wed, Aug 07, 2019
    Former rugby bad boy James O'Connor is set to start against the All Blacks in Perth on Saturday, giving him a chance to push his case for World Cup selection.
  • Tue, Aug 06, 2019
    All Blacks flanker Sam Cane is back playing after a broken neck and says injured Wallabies gun David Pocock will savour his Test rugby when he returns.
  • Tue, Aug 06, 2019
    Veteran Wallabies prop Sekope Kepu hasn't won a Bledisloe Cup series in his 101 Tests and this is his last chance as he heads overseas after the World Cup.
  • Mon, Aug 05, 2019
    Adam Coleman has endured a frustrating couple of months with injury but the star Wallabies lock says he will be ready to rumble against the All Blacks.
  • Sun, Aug 04, 2019
    The Wallabies haven't won the Bledisloe Cup since 2002 and will be aiming to make a strong start to this year's series in Perth on Saturday night.
  • Sat, Aug 03, 2019
    Steve Hansen says time together and a desire to field his strongest All Blacks team should mean they mount a forceful Bledisloe Cup defence.
2019 July
  • Tue, Jul 30, 2019
    Versatile outside back Jordie Barrett has signed a new deal with New Zealand Rugby, keeping him at the All Blacks and the Hurricanes until 2022.
  • Tue, Jul 30, 2019
    The Wallaroos have made three changes to their squad as they prepare to take on top-ranked New Zealand in a two-Test rugby series starting in Perth next week.
  • Sun, Jul 28, 2019
    David Pocock could return from injury against the All Blacks as Michael Cheika contemplates more changes following his side's defeat of Argentina.
  • Sun, Jul 28, 2019
    Coach Michael Cheika expects James O'Connor's role to grow following his short cameo in a Test return that broke a six-year Wallabies absence.
  • Fri, Jul 26, 2019
    Captain Michael Hooper wants a tighter defensive effort after admitting the Wallabies were exposed in last weekend's Rugby Championship loss to South Africa.
  • Thu, Jul 25, 2019
    Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus wants more consistency out of his team, who he says aren't yet good enough to win three knockout games at a World Cup.
  • Thu, Jul 25, 2019
    Beauden Barrett's shift to fullback to make way for playmaker Richie Mo'unga is a seismic All Blacks tactical shift ahead of their Test against the Springboks.
  • Wed, Jul 24, 2019
    After the birth of his second child, an improving Marika Koroibete is hopeful of a Wallabies recall to play Argentina in Brisbane.
  • Wed, Jul 24, 2019
    Saturday's Test against Argentina will be the last time Will Genia represents Australia in Brisbane, a moment he never imagined happening as a young man.
  • Wed, Jul 24, 2019
    All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick expects a "fiery" Test against the Springboks, believing World Cup mind games won't be a factor for 80 minutes in Wellington.
  • Wed, Jul 24, 2019
    It took some convincing, but veteran Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau is keen to test his level now he's back and chasing a potential third World Cup berth.
  • Tue, Jul 23, 2019
    A Rugby Championship showdown with South Africa isn't being regarded as a prelude to their crunch World Cup pool match by All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.
  • Tue, Jul 23, 2019
    Wallabies veteran Will Genia hopes James O'Connor can emulate halfback Nick White and make a strong return for Australia if picked to face Argentina.
  • Tue, Jul 23, 2019
    He wasn't playing but watching his Wallabies teammates overcome a 24-point halftime deficit to beat Argentina in Salta last year lit a fire in Samu Kerevi.
  • Sun, Jul 21, 2019
    The Wallabies have lost 35-17 to the Springboks at Ellis Park, with coach Michael Cheika slamming a refereeing decision and ruing missed opportunities.
  • Sun, Jul 21, 2019
    Another loss but Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says the team are a work in progress and urged fans to keep faith as they prepare to play Argentina.
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    All Blacks coach Steve Hansen accepts he's taking a risk by fielding a host of fresh faces in their opening Rugby Championship Test against Argentina.
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    Veteran prop James Slipper feared his Wallabies career was over after a drugs suspension last year but is back to face South Africa in the Rugby Championship.
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    A look at the recent history between Australia and South Africa ahead of their opening Rugby Championship Test at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg.
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    The Wallabies' plan for Rugby World Cup glory goes up a notch when they take on South Africa in their opening Rugby Championship match in Johannesburg.
  • Thu, Jul 18, 2019
    The Wallabies have named a mixed squad to face South Africa in their Rugby Championship Test in Johannesburg, with halfback Nic White among the new faces.
  • Thu, Jul 18, 2019
    The under-strength All Blacks will feature five uncapped players in their Rugby Championship Test against Argentina, including a start for winger Sevu Reece.
  • Wed, Jul 17, 2019
    The Rugby Championship represents an elongated World Cup trial for the four participating nations, with history suggesting victory would be a poison chalice.
  • Wed, Jul 17, 2019
    Hooker Jordan Uelese has improved his lineout throw and lost weight to be in the mix for a recall to the Wallabies side for their Test with South Africa.
  • Wed, Jul 17, 2019
    The Wallabies want to start their Rugby Championship with a win over South Africa but also need to give players a chance to impress for the World Cup.
  • Tue, Jul 16, 2019
    The Wallabies have been shaken by a phone snatch in Johannesburg ahead of their Springboks clash but Jordan Uelese says it will make them a tighter group.
  • Sun, Jul 14, 2019
    Cronulla coach John Morris says a call for Josh Dugan to retire is harsh and that he's only missed one NRL match this season through injury.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    James O'Connor is to join the Wallabies squad in South Africa as a train-on player as he continues to negotiate a deal with the Queensland Reds.
  • Sat, Jul 06, 2019
    The Crusaders have taken their opportunities better than the Jaguares to win a tense Super Rugby final 19-3 in Christchurch and bag a 10th title.
  • Fri, Jul 05, 2019
    Providing a distraction for the people of terror-hit Christchurch remains a driving point for the Crusaders on the eve of the Super Rugby final.
  • Thu, Jul 04, 2019
    Five-eighth Christian Lealiifano's form has won him a Wallabies squad berth for the Rugby Championship, leaving Quade Cooper out in the cold.
  • Thu, Jul 04, 2019
    Sensational Crusaders winger Sevu Reece has signed a Super Rugby contract extension on the same day Steve Hansen defended his selection in the All Blacks.
  • Mon, Jul 01, 2019
    The clock is running against David Pocock and James O'Connor with the Wallabies in Brisbane for a camp prior to leaving for their first Test of the year.
  • Mon, Jul 01, 2019
    The highs and lows of an All Blacks team naming will turn Scott Robertson into a comforting figure for unlucky Crusaders players in Super Rugby final week.
2019 June
  • Sat, Jun 29, 2019
    The Jaguares will play in their first Super Rugby final after proving far too strong for a lacklustre Brumbies side in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Israel Folau says he is disappointed a settlement wasn't reached with Rugby Australia at a conciliation meeting before the Fair Work Commission on Friday.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Decorated Wales and British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is returning home to New Zealand to coach the Chiefs in a bespoke four-year Super Rugby deal.
  • Thu, Jun 27, 2019
    Richie Mo'unga versus Beauden Barrett is the biggest drawcard of a high-powered Kiwi Super Rugby semi-final between the Crusaders and Hurricanes.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Israel Folau has responded to GoFundMe Australia's decision to close his campaign to raise money for a legal fight against Rugby Australia.
  • Sun, Jun 23, 2019
    Winning a Super Rugby semi-final in Argentina will be taxing enough for the Brumbies, let alone turning around for a likely final against the Crusaders.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    The Hurricanes have earned a trip to Christchurch to face the Crusaders in the Super Rugby semi-finals after seeing off the hard-charging Bulls 35-28.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Brumbies captain Christian Lealiifano says they're taking a "quiet confidence" into their Super Rugby quarter-final against the Sharks on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    The Brumbies, Australia's only shot at Super Rugby glory, have urged fans to boost concerning crowd numbers when they host the Sharks in a quarter-final.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Departing captain Samu Kerevi has joined a star-studded list after claiming back-to-back Pilecki Medals as the Queensland Reds' best player.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Former All Black Daryl Gibson has quit the NSW Waratahs after a tumultuous Super Rugby season, leaving the franchise in turmoil.
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    Wallabies and NSW Waratahs hooker Tolu Latu has been handed more sanctions by Rugby Australia after a drink-driving incident in Sydney.
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Australia have overcome a shock loss to Spain at the final round of the women's rugby sevens world series and booked a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    The Super Rugby finals will be the last chance to see celebrated skipper Christian Leali'ifano turn out for the Brumbies after he signed a Japanese club deal.
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Israel Folau has again attacked homosexuality and also spoken out against young people being allowed to change gender at a sermon at his Sydney church.
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019
    Melbourne coach Dave Wessels and his players are devastated after blowing a golden chance to play Super Rugby finals with a 59-8 loss to the Chiefs.
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019
    A fresh wave of Waratahs youngsters will learn plenty from their Super Rugby season-ending 49-12 hammering from the Highlanders, believes halfback Nick Phipps.
  • Fri, Jun 14, 2019
    Departing Queensland Reds captain Samu Kerevi has backed the Brumbies to do some damage in the finals, but not before a win in his Super Rugby farewell.
  • Fri, Jun 14, 2019
    Melbourne's hopes of playing Super Rugby finals have ended in devastating fashion with a 59-8 final round loss to the Chiefs at AAMI Park.
  • Fri, Jun 14, 2019
    Queensland Reds captain Samu Kerevi has confirmed his move to Japanese Top League club Suntory on a three-year deal from next season.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    Powerhouse All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick will play two seasons in Japan before returning to take up a three-year deal with New Zealand Rugby from 2021.
  • Mon, Jun 10, 2019
    NSW remain a mathematical chance to play Super Rugby finals but are expected to rest five Wallabies stars when they face the Highlanders on Friday.
  • Fri, Jun 07, 2019
    Melbourne have confidence in their new halves combination as they attempt to overcome the Super Rugby-leading Crusaders to secure a finals berth.
  • Fri, Jun 07, 2019
    Queensland Reds' veteran Scott Higginbotham's double has secured a 29-28 Super Rugby win over the Blues in his final game at Suncorp Stadium for the franchise.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    Israel Folau's brother has been granted a release from the NSW Waratahs less than a month after the Wallabies superstar was thrown out of Australian rugby.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    Linked to a switch to Japanese rugby next season, Samu Kerevi won't say whether Friday's clash with the Blues will be his last at home for the Reds.
  • Tue, Jun 04, 2019
    The Brumbies can all but secure a Super Rugby home quarter-final and end the Waratahs season if the Australian Conference leaders win in Sydney.
  • Tue, Jun 04, 2019
    The Waratahs are expected to field a full-strength team for their Super Rugby derby with the Brumbies, despite five Wallabies still needing to be rested.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    They've been labelled a national team competing in a provincial competition but Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn is happy to have the Jaguares in Super Rugby.
  • Sat, Jun 01, 2019
    The Brumbies have won four Super Rugby games in a row for the first time since 2016, scoring a 42-19 bonus-point victory over the Sunwolves in Tokyo.
  • Sat, Jun 01, 2019
    NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson won't rest his Wallabies contingent until the last Super Rugby round in a gamble that could make or break their season.
2019 May
  • Fri, May 31, 2019
    The Brumbies can take an important step towards securing a Super Rugby finals berth with a bonus-point win against wooden-spooners the Sunwolves in Tokyo.
  • Fri, May 31, 2019
    The Queensland Reds get a chance to salvage something from a poor Super Rugby season as they bid to become the first Australian team to beat the Jaguares.
  • Fri, May 31, 2019
    The NSW Waratahs have continued their domination of the Melbourne Rebels and kept their Super Rugby season alive with a hard-fought 20-15 win.
  • Thu, May 30, 2019
    Wallabies veteran Kurtley Beale says the indigenous jersey, which is the team's alternate strip for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, is a game-changer.
  • Thu, May 30, 2019
    The NSW Waratahs' usually mild-mannered coach Daryl Gibson has put a rocket under Bernard Foley ahead of a must-win Super Rugby clash in Melbourne.
  • Wed, May 29, 2019
    Brumbies coach Dan McKellar admits rookie Kiwi Jahrome Brown has been a surprise package following his stellar Super Rugby form this season.
  • Wed, May 29, 2019
    Curtis Rona has reclaimed a starting spot for the NSW Waratahs in their crucial Super Rugby clash with Rebels while Lalakai Foketi replaces Karmichael Hunt.
  • Wed, May 29, 2019
    Karmichael Hunt's dreams of playing in the Rugby World Cup are in jeopardy with scans confirming the Waratahs' centre faces a significant injury lay-off.
  • Tue, May 28, 2019
    Michael Cheika has turned to legendary swimming coach Laurie Lawrence in a desperate bid to help inspire the Wallabies to unlikely World Cup glory.
  • Sun, May 26, 2019
    The NSW Waratahs' hopes of featuring in the Super Rugby finals are all but shot following a deflating loss to the Jaguares in Sydney.
  • Sat, May 25, 2019
    Melbourne have piled on eight tries to crush the Sunwolves 52-7 in their Super Rugby match but the win has come at a cost with halfback Will Genia knocked out.
  • Fri, May 24, 2019
    The Queensland Reds look set to be miss the Super Rugby finals for a sixth straight season after a frustrating 19-13 loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    Queensland can cope without Samu Kerevi and have the mindset to mount a late-season Super Rugby finals charge, according to stand-in captain Izack Rodda.
  • Wed, May 22, 2019
    Brumbies star flanker David Pocock has played just three games this season due to a calf injury and could be rested for the Wallabies World Cup campaign.
  • Wed, May 22, 2019
    Queensland Reds talisman Samu Kerevi has been rested from the Queensland Reds side to face the Chiefs, following a request from Rugby Australia.


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