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Cheika Drops Bernard Foley For Must-Win Clash With Springboks

Bernard Foley was dropped Thursday in a major backline shake-up by the Wallabies, with the Springboks also ringing in the changes for a match they are both desperate to win after recent crushing Rugby Championship defeats. Australia have lost six of their past seven games and ceded the Bledisloe Cup to New Zealand for the 16th consecutive year after a …

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Watch: Australia Made The Absolute Perfect Start Against New Zealand In Dunedin

Australia's Will Genia makes a pass during the second Bledisloe Cup match between New Zealand and Australia under their Rugby Championship test, at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on August 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Marty MELVILLE (Photo credit should read MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Australia threatened to bully world champions New Zealand on Saturday in the second Bledisloe Cup fixture. After last week’s comprehensive 54-34 defeat in the opening Rugby Championship game, the Wallabies had revenge on the brain for the return fixture in Dunedin, and they made the absolute perfect start after just 25 seconds when Israel Folau raced through the All Blacks’ defence to …

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Bernard Foley Wants to Have ‘Tom Brady Effect’ On His Waratahs Teammates

Wallabies and Waratahs fly-half Bernard Foley has said that he wants to have a ‘Tom Brady effect’ on his Waratahs teammates this season as he prepares to step into more of a leadership role under Daryl Gibson. The Waratahs have a number of debutantes in their backline this season with halfback Jake Gordon, inside centre Irae Simone and winger Harry Jones all set for …

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Winners And Losers – Ireland Vs Australia

As a writer you’re always looking for the narrative. No matter what the game is, how big or how small, you’re always looking for the story.  Some games are so meaningless it’s like trying to draw blood from a stone when you’re looking for a takeaway, while others naturally lend themselves to analysis and dissection. Ireland versus Australia was one of …

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Five Things Ireland Must Do If They Are To Stop Australia’s Grand Slam

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23: David Pocock of Australia during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Fiji at Millennium Stadium on September 23, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The Australia team has performed admirably during the northern tour, eking out an unbeaten record after wins over Wales, Scotland and France. However, the little Aussie engine that could may come to a shuddering halt if Ireland target the following five areas of Wallaby weakness. Stop Israel Folau and Tevita Kuridrani The two form horses of the Aussie backline thrive on …

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Autumn Rugby International Team Of The Week: An Irish/Aussie Layer Cake

Rugby CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 05: Israel Folau of Australia in action during the international match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Rugby’s Autumn internationals kicked off with the Wallabies walloping an underwhelming Wales, Argentina dousing the Japanese flames, and Ireland slaughtering a certain well-known team of giants. So who made our team of the week? 15. Israel Folau (Australia) An excellent round for fullbacks. Israel Folau got engaged with a New Zealand netballer recently and also seems to have got engaged with …

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Eddie Jones – ‘Genia Has Made A Hell Of A Difference To Australia’

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Eddie Jones, head coach of England smiles after the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

England Head Coach Eddie Jones has praised the performances of Australia scrum-half Will Genia during the Wallabies recent run of form that has seen Michael Cheika’s side string back-to-back wins over South Africa and Argentia after opening round shellackings to the All Blacks at the start of the tournament. Genia has started every game for the Wallabies during this year’s tournament and has …

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Identifying One Of The Few Flaws In England’s Defensive System

Italy v England - RBS Six Nations

England’s defence will come in for closer examination this season. Although most commentators were not blown away by England’s performance against Scotland on the opening weekend of the Six Nations, it was clear that Eddie Jones had instilled a resilience amongst his players that had sometimes been missing under Stuart Lancaster. As the Championship progressed, so did England, with their defence the …

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Opinion: A Tale Of Two Quade Coopers

Australia’s Quade Cooper polarises opinions in the world of rugby arguably more than any other player, but can the Wallabies’ mercurial fly-half finally prove his worth for his country and cement his place in the starting XV under Michael Cheika? Do a quick search for Quade Cooper highlights and you’ll find very contrasting video showcases: from moments of genius to …

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Five Key Factors For Wallabies Versus All Blacks Game 2

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: David Pocock of the Wallabies shows his dejection during the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

The challenge for Michael Cheika and his players to turn around the devastating defeat in Sydney into victory against the All Blacks this week in Wellington is monumental. In this article, we list five key factors which may decide whether Cheika chokes or chortles watching on in the stands on Saturday. 1. Time Cheika’s selection of Quade Cooper and Bernard …

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Cooper – Foley Decision Is Folly

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Bernard Foley of the Wallabies looks on during the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Yesterday in the Antipodeas, both teams for the second Bledisloe test were announced. And there has been one shocking decision. It was made by Michael Cheika. The shock is not in the inclusion of Quade Cooper, which comes after the injuries to Matt Giteau, Matt Toomua and Rob Horne. This is the big come back for Cooper in the Wallabies team …

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Quade Cooper – “‘It’s not about me against the All Blacks”

GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12: Quade Cooper of the Wallabies during an Australian Wallabies training session at Central Coast Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Gosford, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper has said that “it’s not about him” when the Wallabies take the All Blacks on in the second round of the Rugby Championship in Wellington on Saturday night. Cooper is one of four changes to the Wallabies side that was trounced 42-8 by New Zealand in Sydney, as the Toulon outhalf replaces clubmate Matt Giteau in the …

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