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Steve Hansen Rings The Changes For All Blacks Showdown With Wallabies

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has made a number of changes to the team for Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup decider against Australia.  In total, Hansen has made five changes which sees some highly experienced players cut from the starting XV. Upfront, the 108 times capped Owen Franks loses his place at tighthead to Nepo Laulala while Patrick Tuipulotu comes in …

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Six Try Wallabies Thump All Blacks In Bledisloe Opener

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The Wallabies put on a scintillating display to emerge 47-26 winners over the All Blacks in the opening match of the 2019 Bledisloe Cup.  Michael Cheika’s side showed their intent early on when they made a number of linebreaks in the opening minutes but they couldn’t convert that pressure into points on the scoreboard until the excellent Christian Lealiifano slotted …

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Bledisloe Cup Promo Sure To Add Fuel To Australian Fire

bledisloe cup

Australia and New Zealand are set to lock horns this weekend and write yet another chapter in the history of the Bledisloe Cup. The competition consists of an annual three-match series involving the two rugby heavyweights with two of their Rugby Championship clashes counting towards the final result. The pair go head to head in Perth this weekend and the …

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James O’Connor Starts For The Wallabies In All Blacks Bledisloe Clash

James O'Connor

James O’Connor was the shock inclusion in Michael Cheika’s Wallabies team selection for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with the All Blacks.  O’Connor made his first appearance for Australia since 2013 two weeks ago in the win over Argentina when he was sprung from the bench. However, Cheika has now entrusted him to start at outside centre for the Wallabies as …

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Hansen Names Very Powerful All Blacks Side For Wallabies Showdown

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All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has named a side which looks close to his strongest XV for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with Australia in Perth.  In total, Hansen has made six changes to the side which drew 16-16 with the Springboks in Wellington two weeks ago. Up front, Dane Coles replaces Codie Taylor at hooker and Scott Barrett comes …

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Wales Could Be The Number One Team In The World This Weekend

Wales

Wales are going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup in pretty good nick.  Warren Gatland’s side is currently on a 14-match winning streak which coincided with a Grand Slam victory in the Six Nations earlier this year. It all began with a win over Italy in last year’s Six Nations and continued throughout their summer tour, the Autumn internationals and …

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David Pocock Will “Kill It” When He’s Back – Michael Hooper

David Pocock

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is confident that David Pocock will show his best form for Australia once he makes his return from injury.  Inspirational flanker Pocock has been out of action for six months due to a troubling calf injury but he was named in Michael Cheika’s extended squad for this weekend’s clash with the All Blacks in Perth. This …

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Huge Boost For Australian Rugby As Kurtley Beale Signs On

Kurtley Beale

Australian rugby have received a huge boost with the news that Kurtley Beale has signed on with the NSW Waratahs for another season.  Beale’s contract will keep him in Australia until the end of the 2020 season. The 30-year-old’s desire to remain with the Sydney based franchise will come as a huge relief to officials in Rugby Australia as many …

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Team News Ahead Of Rugby Championship Opening Weekend

Rugby Championship

The 2019 Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend as New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina battle it out over the next few weeks. This year’s edition is shortened to just three rounds due to the Rugby World Cup beginning in September but it will provide ideal preparation for the competing nations ahead of Japan. This weekend’s action takes place …

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Will Genia On Israel Folau – “I Feel So Sorry For Him”

Will Genia

Wallabies scrum-half Will Genia admits that he feels sorry for Israel Folau in the aftermath of Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate the 30-year-old’s contract.  Folau shared a post on social media stating that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. That social media post ultimately led to a hearing and the outcome of which resulted in …

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“I’m Pretty Speechless” – Louth Man Michael McDonald’s Meteoric Rise In Australian Rugby

Michael McDonald

“To be honest, I’m pretty speechless,” Michael McDonald says cheerfully with a distinct Louth brogue. The 19-year-old from the Cooley Peninsula has had a whirlwind couple of weeks. In early April, he made his senior debut for the Western Force as a replacement in their 42-10 victory over the Asia Pacific Dragons in Global Rapid Rugby. 14 days later, he …

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Rugby Australia Release Statement On “Unacceptable” Folau Post

Rugby Australia Israel Folau

Rugby Australia have released a short statement addressing the “unacceptable” social media post which Israel Folau issued that contains anti-gay sentiments.  Folau posted a message on his Instagram account which contains an image which says that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The image also states that “only Jesus saves”. Folau leads with the caption: …

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“Hell Awaits You” – Israel Folau Posts Another Anti-Gay Message

Israel Folau

Wallabies and Waratahs star fullback Israel Folau has issued another anti-gay post via his Instagram account.  The post contains an image which says that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The image also states that “only Jesus saves”. Folau leads with the caption: “Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless …

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