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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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Rob Simmons Leaves The Queensland Reds For Bitter Rivals

It’s not really a surprise that Rob Simmons has left the Queensland Reds after the culmination of this year’s Super Rugby season.  The Wallaby has fallen out of favour in Brisbane despite being an international regular. The 28-year-old put in an excellent performance for Australia in their heartbreaking 35-29 defeat to the All Blacks in Dunedin at the weekend. The …

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Australia And New Zealand Name Sides For Second Bledisloe Cup Clash

Australia v New Zealand

The Wallabies will be looking to restore some pride this weekend. As was widely reported yesterday, Michael Cheika has selected Quade Cooper to start against the All Blacks after the Wallabies were thumped 42-8 last weekend. Although many anticipated Cooper staring at inside centre, he has been handed the number 10 jersey with Bernard Foley playing alongside at 12. Nevertheless, …

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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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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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In Light Of Michael Cheika’s Comments Will This Be The Australian XV To Face England?

New Zealand v Australia - The Rugby Championship

Australia will be without some of their top performers for this summer’s test series against England. Although Michael Cheika had previously hinted at the fact that he would not select any of Australia’s European based players for the upcoming test series with England, some commentators were taken aback when the Wallabies coach confirmed the news yesterday. Despite Cheika claiming he does …

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