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Rugby Championship Team Of The Season

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Beauden Barrett of New Zealand runs the ball during the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at AMI Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The All Black stats for the Rugby Championship don’t lie: six bonus point wins, 38 tries scored and just five conceded, with an average scoreline of 44-14. The All Blacks are on a 17-win world record-equalling streak and sit at the highest total (96.57) in IRB history. From these incredible statistics, you’d expect a complete blackwash of a Rugby Championship …

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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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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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Quade Cooper In Line For Shock Recall To Australian Starting XV

Australia v South Africa - The Rugby Championship

Quade Cooper could start against the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup. After a season in which Quade Cooper missed out on featuring at the Olympics and didn’t have his contract renewed by Toulon, the playmaker could yet start at flyhalf against the All Blacks in the opening Bledisloe Cup match. The news comes after Fox News reported that Michael …

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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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Toulon Threaten Giteau With Wage Cuts Should Wallaby Join Australian Camp

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 10: Matt Giteau of Toulon leaves the field dejected following his side's defeaet during the European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter Final between Racing 92 and RC Toulon at Stade Yves Du Manoir on April 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

With speculation garnering in the media due to Matt Giteau’s absence from the Wallaby camp, following the return of Australia’s main overseas exponents who missed the recent series whitewash at the hands of England, it seem’s now that there is more at play in the matter. With the return of Drew Mitchell, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Will Genia from France, Australia’s …

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Australian Scrum-Half Vows Revenge Come Autumn For Wallaby Whitewash

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Billy Vunipola of England and Nick Phipps of the Wallabies scuffle during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  Nick Phipps’ performances over the historic series whitewash at the hands of England has shrouded a cloud of uncertainty over his place within the starting Wallaby XV. The Waratah was by no means at his best over the course of the three tests as the English defence constantly bombarded the scrum-half, starving him of clean ball and thus interfering …

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A European Based Wallaby XV To Face England

Australia v New Zealand - The Rugby Championship

Kurtley Beale became the latest Australian international to join a European Club. When Wasps announced the capture of Kurtley Beale last week, the utility back became the latest Wallaby international to join a European club. Indeed, this summer Beale will be joined by Matt Tooma, Greg Holmes and Liam Gill at northern hemisphere clubs. The quartet of player will join the likes of …

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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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International Rugby’s Greatest ‘Residency’ XV

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Scott Spedding of France takes control during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between France and Italy at Twickenham Stadium on September 19, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With all of the talk in the media about international eligibility sparking fans’ interest it seemed appropriate to create an international XV made up of the best Test players who have qualified for their adopted nation on residency grounds. Some of these players have been in their new country less time than some students have been on their university courses, …

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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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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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Seven Players That Have Everything To Prove At The Rugby World Cup

While it is rare a team will include any dead weight in their precious thirty-one man Rugby World Cup roster, certain players are still selected on reputation and experience, as opposed to form. Ben Lewis looks at seven surprise inclusions that have an incredible opportunity to repay the faith shown in them. ____ 1) Sonny Bill Williams (NZ) Still an asset most coaches would kill …

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Australia Name Rugby World Cup Squad

Australia coach, Michael Cheika, has named his Rugby World Cup Squad Michael Cheika has announced his squad for the Rugby World Cup. Although there were no great surprises, the biggest losers were, previous captain James Horwill and scrum half Nic White. After his poor performance against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship, Nick Phipps inclusion has raised some eyebrows, particularly with Nic White and Will …

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