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Australian Winger Being Lined Up To Replace Zane Kirchner At Leinster

Argentina v Australia - Semi Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

After missing out on Israel Dagg, according to the Irish Independent, Leinster are now chasing 116 times capped Australian international, Adam Ashley-Cooper. The winger is set to be released by Bordeaux Begles once his contract expires next summer and has also been linked with moved to London Irish and Japanese side Kintetsu. Following his move to Bordeaux Begles after the 2015 World Cup, …

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Is This Top 14 Based Australian Back Line Stronger Than What Is Readily Available To The Wallabies?

RC Toulon v Wasps - European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter Final

Despite winning the Rugby Championship and reaching the World Cup final in 2015, Australia failed to kick on under Micheal Cheika in 2016. A series whitewash at the hands of England in June was followed by a disappointing Rugby Championship campaign and an underwhelming November series. Although there has been some criticism of Cheika, he is having to deal with …

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Yet Another Australian Winger Could Be On His Way To France

Australia v Argentina

At the moment there are eight Wallaby wingers contracted to Top 14 clubs. Although the likes of Drew Mitchell remain eligible to play for Australia having earned in excess of 60 international caps, others such as Joe Tomane have put their international careers on hold while they play in France. This creates a problem for Michael Cheika and Australia, who have …

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Winners And Losers – England v Australia

England have done it. Eddie Jones’ side have run the gauntlet and completed a clean sweep of 2016 with their 13th consecutive victory. Jones deserves a huge amount of credit for what he’s achieved in 2016 as England completed a first Grandslam in 13 years, as well as a 4-0 rout of Australia over the summer and winter. For Australia and …

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Autumn Internationals Team Of The Week From A Kiwi Perspective

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 26: Rory Best of Ireland celebrates with his team mates following his side's victory during the international match between Ireland and Australia at the Aviva Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

It was a weekend of Northern Hemisphere dominance as Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland all recorded victories, with only the All Blacks upholding Southern honour in Paris against France. So who made our Autumn Internationals team of the week? 15 Santiago Cordero (Argentina)  An exceptional performance in a losing team. The Argentinian firefly was electric stepping in at fullback for …

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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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Jonathan Kaplan Blasts Nigel Owens’ Decision To Rule Out Henry Speight’s Second Half Try

Australia v England

Jonathan Kaplan wasn’t impressed by the performance of Nigel Owens. Although New Zealand’s 27 point winning margin suggests the All Blacks recorded an easy win over Australia this morning, the game’s momentum shifted in favour of the home side in the space of eight controversial minutes. First the Wallabies thought they had equalised when Nigel Owens awarded a try to Australia after …

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Rugby Championship Team Of The Season

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Beauden Barrett of New Zealand runs the ball during the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at AMI Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The All Black stats for the Rugby Championship don’t lie: six bonus point wins, 38 tries scored and just five conceded, with an average scoreline of 44-14. The All Blacks are on a 17-win world record-equalling streak and sit at the highest total (96.57) in IRB history. From these incredible statistics, you’d expect a complete blackwash of a Rugby Championship …

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Five Players Micheal Cheika Should Consider Dropping After All Black Hammering

Wallabies Team Photo Session

Australia were embarrassed by New Zealand in Sydney. After their three nil series defeat against England, much was expected of Australia in their opening Rugby Championship clash against the All Blacks. Reinforced by their European players, we were led to believe that the Wallabies would a different team. Indeed Michael Cheika picked 13 of the players who started against New Zealand …

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Damage Control? Cheika Selects Veteran Genia Ahead Of Frisby

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Wallabies Coach, Michael Cheika speaks to the media during an Australian Wallabies media opportunity at Weigall Sports Ground on August 5, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Michael Cheika invoked Giteau’s Law to select five European-based players with 60 caps over seven years for his 2016 Rugby Championship squad. Among these, choosing 33-year-old Will Genia ahead of Nick Frisby has raised eyebrows. Is it a move of desperation? After the Wallabies’ historic 3-0 series defeat by the touring England side and the dismal showing of Australian sides in …

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Matt Giteau Named In Australia Squad Despite Toulon Controversy

Matt Giteau has put his country before his club and will join up with Australia for The Rugby Championship, despite his club Toulon refusing to pay him whilst he is with the Wallabies. According to Sky Sports, Giteau will face a two-month wage cut so that he can play for his beloved Australia. Drew Mitchell has also decided to join …

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Australia’s Haylett-Petty Fined For Urinating In Public Place

Australia’s Dane Haylett-Petty, who was one of Australia’s standout players in the recent test series against England, has been fined almost £3,000 (5,000 AUD) for urinating in a public place. His Western Force team mate Pek Cowan has received a similar fine. According to Sky Sports, The Western Force pair have both been fined £2,923 (5,000 AUD) for “breaching team leadership …

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Cheika Blends Youth With Experience In Wallaby XV To Take On Eddie Jones’ Men

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: Australian Wallabies pose for a team photo media at Ballymore Stadium on June 9, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Michael Cheika has officially announced this morning his side which will take on the considerable challenge of halting the momentum of Grand-Slam champions England, thus overcoming ex-teammate and rival Eddie Jones. In a squad which see’s the introduction of an element of old and new, Cheika has decided to reward form by drafting in three uncapped players while also reincorporating …

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