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  • Waratahs hero Cheika takes charge at wounded Wallabies

    Waratahs hero Cheika takes charge at wounded Wallabies

    22 Oct 2014 05:46

    No-nonsense coach Michael Cheika took over at the Wallabies on Wednesday vowing to rally the shell-shocked side after the stunning walkout of Ewen McKenzie.The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) heaped praise on the 47-year-old at a press conf

  • Dusautoir hopes to crown career with World Cup

    Dusautoir hopes to crown career with World Cup

    22 Oct 2014 00:31

    Captaining France to their first ever World Cup trophy in England next year would set the seal on flanker Thierry Dusautoir's stellar career he said on Tuesday.The Ivory Coast-born Toulouse star -- who turns 33 in November --- has not en

  • Singapore slung as Maori All Blacks scrap game over pitch

    Singapore slung as Maori All Blacks scrap game over pitch

    21 Oct 2014 07:31

    Singapore's new National Stadium suffered fresh embarrassment Tuesday when the Maori All Blacks scrapped their November 15 match against Asia Pacific Dragons over the poor state of its pitch.New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) officials said

  • All Blacks wary of besieged Wallabies

    All Blacks wary of besieged Wallabies

    16 Oct 2014 06:01

    The All Blacks are fearing a backlash from the beleaguered Wallabies in this weekend's final Bledisloe Cup Test, coach Steve Hansen said on Thur

  • Welsh stars keen to return home, says Gatland

    Welsh stars keen to return home, says Gatland

    14 Oct 2014 18:46

    Some of the Welsh rugby stars who flocked to France for far bigger pay packets are keen to return home, claimed Wales coach Warren Gatland on Tu

  • Cooper back on bench for embattled Wallabies

    Cooper back on bench for embattled Wallabies

    14 Oct 2014 03:46

    Mercurial fly-half Quade Cooper was among the reserves named Tuesday for the embattled Wallabies with Adam Ashley-Cooper chosen for his 100th Te

  • ARU chief throws support behind besieged coach McKenzie

    ARU chief throws support behind besieged coach McKenzie

    13 Oct 2014 09:46

    Australia rugby boss Bill Pulver Monday gave his support to besieged Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie before this weekend's Bledisloe Cup Test agai

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  • Ten newcomers in Kangaroos' Four Nations squad

    Ten newcomers in Kangaroos' Four Nations squad

    14 Oct 2014 02:16

    Newcastle teenager Sione Mata'utia and South Sydney grand final heroes Alex Johnston and Dylan Walker were among 10 newcomers named in Australia's 24-man squad Tuesday for this month's Four Nations rugby league tournament.The Kangaroos h

  • Aussie Smith agrees permanent Wakefield switch

    Aussie Smith agrees permanent Wakefield switch

    13 Oct 2014 09:16

    Australian scrum-half Tim Smith has joined Wakefield on a permanent basis for next season, the English Super League club announced on Monday.The 29-year-old left Wakefield for Salford a year ago, but he returned to the Wildcats on loan i

  • Wallabies get behind under-fire Beale

    Wallabies get behind under-fire Beale

    13 Oct 2014 04:16

    Senior Wallabies continued to back Kurtley Beale on Monday despite more revelations about offensive text messages which led to team business manager Di Patston resigning.A day after captain Michael Hooper said he hoped Beale would not be

  • Cooper back for Wallabies, Beale suspended

    Cooper back for Wallabies, Beale suspended

    10 Oct 2014 04:16

    Mercurial fly-half Quade Cooper earned a recall to the Australia set-up Friday but Kurtley Beale was sidelined as he awaits a hearing into claims he sent offensive texts about a staff member.Cooper, 26, was included in Ewen McKenzie's 32

  • All Blacks pick Pulu for Aussie Test squad

    All Blacks pick Pulu for Aussie Test squad

    10 Oct 2014 02:31

    The All Blacks drafted promising scrum-half Augustine Pulu into the squad for next week's Test against Australia on Friday to replace the injured Tawera Kerr-Barlow.The 24-year-old received the call-up following confirmation earlier this

  • 'Man of Steel' Clark eyes Australia move

    'Man of Steel' Clark eyes Australia move

    10 Oct 2014 00:16

    Newly-crowned Man of Steel Daryl Clark has said he wants to become the latest English player to take part in Australia's National Rugby League.However, supporters of Warrington -- the club he will be joining from Super League rivals Cast

  • Arch-rivals clash for Super League title

    Arch-rivals clash for Super League title

    10 Oct 2014 00:16

    English rugby league's fiercest rivals will clash once again when St Helens face defending champions Wigan in the Super League Grand Final at Manchester United's Old Trafford ground on Saturday.There are barely eight miles between the tw

  • Beale out of All Blacks Test after 'offensive texts'

    Beale out of All Blacks Test after 'offensive texts'

    09 Oct 2014 08:01

    Troubled Wallabies back Kurtley Beale will miss next week's Test against the All Blacks amid fresh allegations over "deeply offensive" text messages dating back to June, the Australian Rugby Union said Thursday.Beale came under investiga

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