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Stephen Moore Left Out As Wallabies Name Strong Team Ahead Of Argentina Clash

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named a strong team for his side’s Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in Canberra on Saturday. Ex-captain Stephen Moore is surprisingly not included in Cheika’s match-day 23 having missed his side’s draw with the Springboks in Perth last weekend for the birth of his third child. Exciting young Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese, who made …

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Bath Re-Sign Leroy Houston On Short-Term Deal

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29: Queensland Reds player Leroy Houston poses for a portrait at Ballymore Stadium on June 29, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Bath have re-signed versatile Australian back-rower Leroy Houston on a short-term deal until the end of October as reported by BBC Sport. It is a swift return to the club for Houston, who only left Bath in the summer to return to Australia to further his international ambitions, signing for old club the Queensland Reds. Although the New Zealand-born star was …

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Former Wallaby Blows The Torch On Michael Cheika

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Michael Cheika, Head Coach of Australia watches the team warm up prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between Argentina and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 25, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

It seems that pressure and judgement is being weighed upon Australian head-coach Michael Cheika from all angles these days. Following a spout in the media in which New Zealand coach Steve Hansen tried to make amends for somewhat cynical comments where he stated that Cheika had been bullied by Eddie Jones in the press over the duration of last month’s …

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Ranking Rugby’s Top Five Fly-Halves

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Dan Carter of the New Zealand All Blacks in action during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between South Africa and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on October 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Earlier in the week we orchestrated a ranking of who presently resides as the five best full-backs in world rugby, which lead to an array of discussion and debate online, so, keeping in line with this theme it is now time to move on to possibly the most coveted position of all: number 10. — Owen Farrell Not many words …

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Cheika Hits Back At ‘Shallow’ Comments Made by Steve Hansen

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika watches his team warm up during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at AAMI Park on June 18, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Michael Cheika has retaliated at comments made by New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen in which he remarked that Cheika has been ‘bullied’ by Eddie Jones in the media following the Wallabies second successive, and subsequent series loss to England. Last weekends loss has meant that England have claimed their first ever test series victory Down Under, following which Hansen …

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World Rugby Set To Review International Residency Rules

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: (Back L-R) Bill Pulver (ARU CEO), Greg Peters (SANZAR CEO), Agustin Pichot (World Rugby Council Member for Argentina), Steve Tew, (NZ Rugby CEO), Jurie Roux (SARU CEO) and (front L-R) Michael Hawker AM (ARU Chairman), Mark Alexander (SARU & SANZAR Chairman), Carlos Araujo (UAR President), Brent Impey (NZ Rugby Chairman) and Tatsuzo Yabe (JRFU Chairman) pose for photographs during the SANZAR media event on November 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

World Rugby vice chairman Agustin Pichot is to lead an inquest into the make-up and design of the the international eligibility protocols which allows players to represent a country other than that of their birth. The inquest is seen as a defensive measure to protect the health of the game in countries who perennially suffer from the permutations of such …

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Quade Cooper Poised For Super Rugby Return

BATH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Quade Cooper of Toulon during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Bath Rugby and RC Toulon at the Recreation Ground on January 23, 2016 in Bath, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

It would appear that another star name in Australian rugby is set for a return Down Under as reports suggest that Quade Cooper is on the brink of resigning with former club Queensland Reds. These reports come in the wake of Wallaby great George Smith officially confirming that he has signed a two-year contract with the Queensland based franchise and it looks …

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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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Recall For Former Captain As Cheika Announces Australia Squad For England Series

MENDOZA, ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 04: James Horwill of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship match between Argentina and the Australian Wallabies at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas on October 4, 2014 in Mendoza, Argentina. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Despite calling upon 10 uncapped players in the 39-man preliminary squad, head coach Micheal Cheika has assured that no free caps will be handed out ahead of Australia’s three match test series against England next month. One such uncapped player is Queensland Reds full-back Karmicheal Hunt whose impressive form has seen the ‘Master of Ninjas’ Ayumu Goromaru feature on the …

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England Pair Cited For Foul Play

READING, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Owen Farrell of Saracens handles the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup Semi Final between Saracens and Wasps at the Madejski Stadium on April 23, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

It is bad news for England, but after the actions of some of their finest players it is hardly a surprise that citings have been handed down for foul play. Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler was seen kicking the Grenoble hooker in the head last weekend during the Quins’ Challenge Cup game. He got away with it during the match, …

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The Honeybadger Has Just Joined The Australian Sevens Team

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Nick Cummins poses for a portrait during an Australian Sevens training session at the Sydney Academy of Sport on March 23, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Recently ARU TV brought us the news many of us have been waiting for for a while: Nick Cummins, AKA the Honeybadger, has joined up with the Australian Sevens team in the hope of making the team for the Rio Olympics. A big name that also recently joined the Aussie team was Toulon’s Quade Cooper, and he had a tough time …

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