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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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Analysis: Wales Short On Back-Row Options Ahead Of Autumn Internationals

Wales are facing a shortage of options in the back row ahead of next month’s Autumn internationals after it was confirmed that Sam Warburton needs surgery on a fractured cheekbone. The Wales captain suffered the knock in Cardiff Blues’ defeat to Leinster on Saturday. It could be some very bad news for Cardiff Blues and Wales https://t.co/VySSy7J6kK — WalesOnline Rugby (@WalesRugby) October …

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The Two Contenders To Play At No. 8 For Australia On Their Northern Hemisphere Tour

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Lopeti Timani of Australia looks on during the Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and Argentina at nib Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Australia have two leading contenders to fill the injury void at No. 8 for the tests in the northern hemisphere, which includes the Rugby Championship finale against Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday. David Pocock (hand) and now Sean McMahon (foot) are both unavailable through injury, and following their stint in South Africa, the Wallabies have decided not to call up …

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Eddie Jones – ‘Genia Has Made A Hell Of A Difference To Australia’

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Eddie Jones, head coach of England smiles after the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

England Head Coach Eddie Jones has praised the performances of Australia scrum-half Will Genia during the Wallabies recent run of form that has seen Michael Cheika’s side string back-to-back wins over South Africa and Argentia after opening round shellackings to the All Blacks at the start of the tournament. Genia has started every game for the Wallabies during this year’s tournament and has …

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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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Ranking The Top 5 Openside Flankers In Rugby Right Now

2015 Rugby World Cup Group A, Twickenham, London, England 3/10/2015.England vs Australia.AustraliaÕs David Pocock celebrates.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Now with the conclusion of the European rugby season and the June internationals we here at Pundit Arena HQ feel that it is time to sick back and reflect on certain aspects of the season just past. To that end we want to take a look at who we feel currently stand as the top five premier opensides in the …

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Australia’s McMahon And Kerevi Were Never Tipped For Stardom

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Samu Kerevi of the Wallabies is tackled by Anthony Watson and James Haskell (L) during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Sean McMahon and Samu Kerevi – the Wallabies’ two brightest prospects and two players who were never tipped for stardom or to have their names in the spotlight. The Brisbane-reared duo are two of the youngest players in Michael Cheika’s Wallabies squad but they are also esteemed graduates of one of Australia’s toughest rugby nurseries – the Brisbane GPS. McMahon is …

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Australia Make Four Changes For Second Test With England

Australian Wallabies Media Opportunity and Team Photo

Michael Cheika has unveiled Australia’s starting XV for second test. Michael Cheika has made four changes to the Australian side to face England this weekend. As expected the Wallabies coach has opted to keep with the dual openside structure adopted by Cheika last season, with Sean McMahon replacing David Pocock at number eight. After struggling in the scrum, both of Australia’s …

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Watch Australian Openside Liam Gill Land An Unreal 40 Meter Drop Goal

Jonny Wilkinson would be proud of Liam Gill’s effort. Liam Gill channelled his inner John Eales yesterday, scoring an unbelievable 40 meter meter drop goal during the Queensland Reds’ 41-22 defeat at the hands of the Bulls. Although the referee was playing advantage following an earlier Bulls infringement, Reds scrum half, Nick Frisby, would have been expecting Gill to either take the …

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Michael Cheika Planning To Field Three Opensides Against England

Australia v Fiji - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015

Michael Cheika is looking to target England at the breakdown. Although England are not scheduled to play Australia for another two months, excitement is already building ahead of the three test series in June. After winning the Grand Slam, England fans are particularly giddy at the prospect of beating the team that put them out of the World Rugby. Indeed, …

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Melbourne Rebels Utterly Trounce Samoa In Pre-Season Trial

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29: Coach Tony McGahan gives instructions during a Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby training session at Visy Park on May 29, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

The Melbourne Rebels annihilated an experimental Samoan side 85-0 at AAMI Park after Tony McGahan’s side ran in 13 tries unanswered in their final trial of the pre-season. With Wallabies backrower Sean McMahon getting his first run of the pre-season and former All Blacks number 8 Adam Thomson making his unofficial debut for the club, the Rebels cruised to a blowout …

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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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Video: Dan Biggar’s Bones Get Crunched By Mammoth McMahon Tackle

There was one moment early on today in Wales and Australia’s pool-deciding fixture which showed just how physical this encounter was going to be. Sean McMahon’s mammoth hit on Dan Biggar being the specific moment in question. Biggar’s been playing for a long time now and he must be used to being targeted, but he may just be feeling the effects …

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Wales v Australia…6 to watch

Ozer McMahon presents six players who could decide the match between Wales and Australia. It should have been a tournament defining clash to decide who would accompany England out of Pool A…or so the hosts’ script stated. However on consecutive weekends the Welsh and Wallabies were defiant visitors in the home of English rugby, as they laid waste to the hopes …

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Australia Make Three Changes For Team To Face Wales

Australia coach Michael Cheika has made three changes from the team that defeated England in Twickenham by 20 points last Saturday night. Michael Hooper is serving a suspension so is unavailable for selection against Wales. He is replaced by 21 year-old Sean McMahon. Rob Horne also misses out, due to a shoulder injury, so Drew Mitchell has been drafted in on …

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