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England Thrash Australia To Secure Semi-Final World Cup Spot

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England 40 – 16 Australia  England are through to the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup after they completely suffocated Australia at the Oita Stadium. Australia dominated the opening exchanges and their first score came from a Henry Slade knock-on which allowed Kurtley Beale to break upfield before Scott Sio was high tackled on the next phase. Christian Lealiifano kicked …

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Incredibly Frustrated Michael Cheika Didn’t Hide His Feelings After Loss

Sean McMahon reporting Tokyo Stadium Well, that was certainly entertaining, wasn’t it?  Drop goals, offloads, high tackles, yellow cards, interceptions, length of field tries – the Pool D clash between Australia and Wales certainly packed a punch. Wales ultimately came out on the right end of a 29-25 scoreline after Australia mounted a comeback in the second half when they …

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Wales Hold Off Thrilling Australia Comeback To Clinch Famous Win

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Sean McMahon reporting from the Tokyo Stadium Wales have defeated Australia 29-25 at the Tokyo Stadium as they set their course on securing top spot in Pool D.  Wales produced a superb first-half performance as they scored tries through Hadleigh Parkes and the excellent Gareth Davies. Points from the boot of Dan Biggar, who was replaced by Rhys Patchell due …

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David Pocock To Retire From Wallabies Duty Following World Cup

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Wallaby flanker David Pocock will retire from international rugby following the World Cup. The 31-year-old will make his 78th Test appearance for Australia on Saturday when he captains the side against Samoa in Parramatta. The destructive flanker announced today however that he will bring the curtain down on his illustrious Wallabies career following this year’s tournament in Japan. The veteran …

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Six Try Wallabies Thump All Blacks In Bledisloe Opener

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The Wallabies put on a scintillating display to emerge 47-26 winners over the All Blacks in the opening match of the 2019 Bledisloe Cup.  Michael Cheika’s side showed their intent early on when they made a number of linebreaks in the opening minutes but they couldn’t convert that pressure into points on the scoreboard until the excellent Christian Lealiifano slotted …

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Wales Could Be The Number One Team In The World This Weekend

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Wales are going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup in pretty good nick.  Warren Gatland’s side is currently on a 14-match winning streak which coincided with a Grand Slam victory in the Six Nations earlier this year. It all began with a win over Italy in last year’s Six Nations and continued throughout their summer tour, the Autumn internationals and …

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David Pocock Will “Kill It” When He’s Back – Michael Hooper

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Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is confident that David Pocock will show his best form for Australia once he makes his return from injury.  Inspirational flanker Pocock has been out of action for six months due to a troubling calf injury but he was named in Michael Cheika’s extended squad for this weekend’s clash with the All Blacks in Perth. This …

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Former Ulster Out-Half Named In Wallabies Side For First Time Since 2016

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Ex-Ulster player, Christian Lealiifano, has been named in the Wallabies side for the first time since 2016. Lealiifano’s last appearance for Australia came in the 2016 Rugby Championships, however, he was diagnosed with leukaemia weeks later which forced him into an extended break from rugby. Amazingly, Lealiifano returned to Super Rugby action with the Brumbies just 11 months after being …

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Ireland Name Side For U20 World Cup Showdown With Australia

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Ireland U20s head coach Noel McNamara has named his side to take on Australia in the second pool match of the World Rugby U20 Championships in Santa Fe, Argentina.  Ireland got their campaign off to a perfect start by securing a bonus-point 42-26 victory over England on Tuesday. Like Ireland, Australia also opened their campaign with a victory as they …

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Billy Vunipola Given Formal Warning By RFU Over Israel Folau Support

England international, Billy Vunipola has been given a formal warning by the Rugby Football Union following his Instagram post supporting Israel Folau.  Folau, who has found himself under a cloud of controversy following an Instagram post that claimed: “Hell awaits drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators”. The full-back looks set to have his contract terminated by Rugby …

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Michael Cheika Survives Axe But Has Powers Significantly Reduced

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Michael Cheika will survive the axe as Wallabies coach but his powers will be curtailed with Scotland-based Scott Johnson appointed the director of rugby above him, a report said Friday. Cheika has faced a mounting backlash from dismayed fans and former players after winning just four of Australia’s 13 Tests this year. Despite the dire results and a slide to …

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Michael Cheika ‘Has To Go’ According To Wallabies Legend

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Wallabies legend Matt Burke has urged Rugby Australia to axe Michael Cheika along with his coaching staff after a review was announced into their positions less than a year before the World Cup. The two-time world champions have won just four Tests this year and slipped to sixth in the world rankings, heaping pressure on Cheika as a sense of …

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Soul-Searching As Wallabies Ranking Hits New Low

The Wallabies will slump to their lowest world ranking ever Monday, sparking soul-searching about what can be done with a troubled team that has managed just two wins in their last nine Tests. Their alarming slide was reinforced by the 23-19 upset win by Argentina on the Gold Coast on Saturday — the first victory for the Pumas on Australian …

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Ireland Fall To Australia In Incredible Test Match In Brisbane

Ireland have fallen to an 18-9 defeat to the Wallabies at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane in what was an excellent Test match between two great sides.  David Pocock’s second-half try proved the difference as Ireland failed to cross the whitewash which will be a cause of huge frustration for Joe Schmidt. The tone was set straight away when Israel …

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Michael Hooper Set To Be Offered Record Bumper Contract To Keep Him In Australia [Report]

Rugby Australia has offered Wallabies captain Michael Hooper an unprecedented five-year contract in a bid to secure him through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Australian media reported Friday. In a move interpreted as Hooper replacing Israel Folau as the face of Australian rugby, following controversy over his views on homosexuality, the reports say RA has offered the 26-year-old flanker its …

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Wallabies Legend Spent Nearly Three Weeks Behind Bars In Japan And Nobody Found Out

In an age where social media and communications technologies are as integrated into human lives as breathing, the news that Wallabies legend George Smith spent nearly three weeks in a Japanese jail without the media finding out is something quite unique. The 111-times capped Australia international has been plying his trade with Japanese Rugby Top League side Suntory Sungoliath since 2016, …

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