Australia

  • Ma’afu replaces Blake in ‘A-Team’

    Prop Salesi Ma'afu has joined the Australia A squad in camp in Coffs Harbour as it prepares to take on Samoa in the International Rugby...

  • Selection dilemma for Connolly

    Beleaguered Wallaby coach John Connolly, whose side almost fell victim to a Welsh side missing 17-odd regulars on Saturday, is in a quandary concerning his...

  • No rest for Elsom

    One of Australian rugby's hardest working players, blindside flanker Rocky Elsom, is unlikely to get a well-earned break this weekend against the Welsh.

  • Tired Welsh let Australia off the hook

    A last-gasp try from Stephen Hoiles helped Australia bounce back from an early 0-17 deficit to beat Wales as anticipated on Saturday, but John Connolly's...

  • Connolly pleads for media support

    Wallabies coach John Connolly called for an end to the media bashing of his side and the Welsh touring side, saying that it was damaging...

  • Preview: Australia v Wales

    The respective domestic seasons are over, the best players have come to the fore and proved their worth and now it is time for the...

  • Larkham blow for Wallabies

    The Wallabies will be without star fly-half Stephen Larkham for Saturday's test against Wales, after he was ruled out on Friday with a hamstring injury.

  • James Bevan – first captain of Wales

    James Bevan was the first player to captain Wales in a rugby international. He was not Welsh-born, but born in Australia. Now when Australia and...

  • Turner scores three against Tonga

    Winger Lachlan Turner scored three tries as Australia 'A' beat Tonga 60-15 on Friday at Aussie Stadium, Sydney in the opening Pacific Nations Cup match...

  • Tuqiri ready to blitz the world

    A fresher, leaner, meaner and faster Lote Tuqiri will soon be unleashed on the world. This is, according to reports quoting Wallaby coach John Connolly,...

  • Why the ARU wants Paul as World Cup insurance

    The Wallabies' most-capped hooker Jeremy Paul is seeking an early release from his Australian Rugby Union (ARU) contract after missing out on the preliminary World...

  • Huxley in, Baxter out

    Julian Huxley who was unwanted by the Reds at the beginning of the year has now been rewarded for his sublime Super 14 form with...

  • Connolly tweaks ahead of World Cup

    The Wallabies are preparing for the first of two Tests against Wales this Saturday in Sydney, and coach John Connolly is set to make a...

  • Campbell to lead Australia ‘A’

    Alister Campbell and Sam Cordingley have been selected to lead Australia 'A' into Friday's IRB Pacific Nations Cup opener against Tonga at Aussie Stadium, Sydney.

  • Paul heaps more pressure on Connolly

    The pressure on John Connolly and the ARU is increasing, after veteran hooker Jeremy Paul stood down from the Australia A team to play Tonga...

  • O’Connor won’t discuss Hewat

    Lote Tuqiri will not be disciplined for his telephone conversation with Wallaby selector Michael O'Connor who divulged in no uncertain terms his harsh view on...

  • Hardman replaces Paul

    Hooker Jeremy Paul withdrew from the Australia 'A' squad with injury and was replaced by Reds hooker Sean Hardman ahead of Friday's IRB Pacific Nations...

  • Mortlock to make amends

    Stirling Mortlock, one of the Wallabies new co-captains, wants to make amends for his indiscretions last year when he was sole captain of Australia's national...

  • Hewat thrown the bone of Australia A

    A 25-man Australia A squad was announced for the IRB Pacific Nations Cup, which kicks off on May 26 in Coff's Harbour against Tonga, including...

  • Gregan left as a mere mortal

    George Gregan will not captain Australia through the June Tests and Tri-Nations as he prepares to sign off from world rugby after the Rugby World...

  • Bigger is better for Dunning

    Recalled Wally prop Matt Dunning believes that "more bulk" will solve Australia's scrumming woes. Dunning has revealed that he has deliberately been stacking on the...

  • Australia looks beyond its borders

    The ARU is considering allowing a limited number of foreign players to play for the Australian Super 14 franchises, to ease concern over a lack...

  • Edinburgh land Australian legend Larkham

    Edinburgh Rugby have signed Australian play maker Stephen Larkham in a sensational deal. The Wallabies and Brumbies stand off will join the Scottish capital club...

  • Wallabies reveal Larkham’s ‘replacement’

    The struggling Waratahs' utility back Sam Norton-Knight is being groomed as Stephen Larkham's successor, or so it seems.

  • Henjak crushed by Wallaby exclusion

    Matt Henjak, the Force scrum-half who was once considered George Gregan's successor-in-waiting, is crushed after being left out of Wallaby coach John Connolly's 59-man training...

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