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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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By The Numbers – England Defy The Odds And The Stats With Series Win

England’s first ever series win in Australia was a momentous moment for English rugby as Eddie Jones’ side became the first team in English rugby history to clinch a series win on Australian soil, or sand as it turned out to be at AAMI Park on Saturday evening. England’s triumph down under was built on the back off dogged defence, opportunistic attack and superior scrummaging, …

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Tensions Rise As Michael Cheika Insists On Attending England’s Pre-Match Meeting With Referee

Australian Wallabies Media Opportunity and Team Photo

Australia were angered by Romain Poite’s interpretation of rugby’s scrum laws. In the aftermath of the Wallabies 39-28 defeat to England last weekend, the Australian media immediately began criticising Romain Poite’s decisions at scrum time. Former Australian coach Bob Dwyer and ex-captain Phil Kearns were particularly vocal, arguing that it was in fact Dan Cole who was scrummaging illegally, not Scott …

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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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The Telegraph’s Wonder Kid XV

This up and coming XV will get supporters very excited about the future. Writing in The Telegraph, Mick Cleary selected a world XV made up of players who have not yet earned more than 20 caps and are under 25 years of age. While some will argue that Cleary has included too many English players in his selection, it must …

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Australia Delay Naming Team As Doubts Mount Over The Fitness Of David Pocock, Israel Folau and Scott Sio

Australia are giving David Pocock, Israel Folau and Scott Sio every chance to prove their fitness. Yesterday it was reported that Australia faced major concerns over the fitness of David Pocock, Israel Folau and Scott Sio. The Sydney Morning Herald claimed that while the trio had returned to some form of training, question marks over the fitness of the players remained. As …

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Five Reasons Why England Will Beat Australia

England face Australia in Twickenham on Saturday night knowing that they must win in order to keep their World Cup alive. Brian Barry argues that Stuart Lancaster’s side will bounce back from their loss to Wales last week, and defeat the Wallabies. _____ Precedent Recent ties would suggest that Australia are a good match-up for England. Out of the last five …

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