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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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The Rise And Fall Of James O’Connor

James O’Connor – the youngest ever Super Rugby debutant at age 17 and the second youngest Wallaby in Australian rugby history behind former Queensland winger Brian Ford. At 18 years of age, and with just four Super Rugby appearances, James O’Connor made his first Wallabies start in December 2008 after he was named at full-back during Australia’s 18-11 win over the Barbarians at Wembley. …

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By Numbers: All Blacks v Wallabies – The Bledisloe Cup

Fans all over the world, beyond the borders of Australasia, have always been enchanted by the magic of New Zealand playing Australia in the Bledisloe Cup: a yearly series of matches that sees the two best attacking teams in the world come face-to-face. The fluidity in passing, the grace and dexterity of some of the world’s finest players, the peripheral …

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A European Based Wallaby XV To Face England

Australia v New Zealand - The Rugby Championship

Kurtley Beale became the latest Australian international to join a European Club. When Wasps announced the capture of Kurtley Beale last week, the utility back became the latest Wallaby international to join a European club. Indeed, this summer Beale will be joined by Matt Tooma, Greg Holmes and Liam Gill at northern hemisphere clubs. The quartet of player will join the likes of …

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International Rugby: The World’s Youngest XV

As a companion piece to the ‘The World’s Oldest XV‘ article, we take a look at the players who made their debuts in the Aviva Premiership, Pro 12, Top 14 or Super Rugby competitions at a very young age, with many of the players going on to become household names in the world of rugby. There are some notable names …

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VIDEO: James O’Connor’s Marvelous Try Clearance/Try Assist

Stranger things have happened… well actually, no they haven’t. Queensland fullback James O’Connor just pulled off the potential blooper of the year as the Red lost against the Sharks. O Connor was behind his own tryline when he skewed a clearing kick straight into the chest of onrushing Sharks half-back Stefan Ungerer. Ungerer at the time looked to have just pulled …

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The Foreign XV: A Team Of Australian Exiles

The recent Heineken Cup final saw some great performances across the park, but two players in particular have sparked much debate amongst rugby fans over the eligibility of players based abroad. Both Steffon Armitage and Matt Giteau gave world class performances in the Millenium Stadium, yet neither player will be picked for their national side due to them plying their …

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