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15hSam Bruce

Wallabies' true test arrives as World Cup goes up a level

After four years of frustration, broken only by the odd performance of true quality, the Wallabies are about to resume hostilities with England. Australia have lost their last six against Eddie Jones' side but boast the most recent Cup victory.

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2dSam Bruce

Wallabies in mad 3am scramble after Georgia win

Following their World Cup victory over Georgia, the Wallabies were in a hectic scramble to get to their accommodation in Odawara ahead of Typhoon Hagibis, writes Sam Bruce.

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4dCraig Dowd

Players weren't given enough time to change tackling habits

The finish of a World Cup used to be seen as a chance to address the game's laws and make the necessary changes. That gave players four years to adapt, so why wasn't it the case for the 2019 tournament, Craig Dowd asks.

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4dSam Bruce

Competition vs. Cohesion: Wallabies will have to 'break the mould'

The Wallabies' continued selection changes in the halves have divided opinions across Australian rugby. Coach Michael Cheika says it's about fostering competition, but is it actually having a negative effect on the team's performance?

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4dTom Hamilton

World Cup games cancelled due to typhoon

Rugby World Cup organisers have cancelled pool games between England and France as well as New Zealand's match against Italy due to the risk from Typhoon Hagibis.

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5dSam Bruce

Tall Order: Wallabies at last heed World Cup's tackle message

Wallabies lock Rory Arnold is mindful of the need to lower his tackling height at the Rugby World Cup while coach Michael Cheika says his side have been working on a few different things to avoid further potentially match-turning yellow or red cards.

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5dSam Bruce

Cheika backs Aussie bid for 2027 RWC

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has thrown his support behind a potential Australian bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup, writes Sam Bruce.

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8dReuters

All Blacks run rampant to thrash Namibia in Tokyo

Defending champions New Zealand racked up the biggest points tally of the Rugby World Cup so far by running in 11 tries to hammer a spirited Namibia side 71-9 and charge back to the top of Pool B on Sunday.

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9dAAP

Wayward Wallabies too strong for Uruguay

Teenager Jordan Petaia has starred on debut for the ill-disciplined Wallabies, who came alive in the second half to dispatch Uruguay 45-10 at the Rugby World Cup.

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11dSam Bruce

Wallabies' to-do list for World Cup clash with Uruguay

The Wallabies are expected to defeat Uruguay comfortably on Saturday and they should do so without any major hiccups. But that doesn't mean this game is of no value, quite the contrary actually.

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13dSam Bruce

Wallabies are in need of a rethink at the World Cup

The Wallabies know they have a problem on their hands and are working hard to fix their slow starts at the Rugby World Cup, so too an approach that has left them virtually empty-handed in terms of breakdown turnovers.

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14dSam Bruce

Rugby World Cup has lost the balance between soft and safe

World Rugby deserves plenty of credit for its attempts to try and make the game safer. But the line has moved too far to one side at the Rugby World Cup and players, coaches and fans are rightfully frustrated -- Sam Bruce writes.

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14dSam Bruce

Kerevi left bemused by penalty controversy

A bemused Samu Kerevi thinks it might be time he takes a look at the NRL after he gave away a penalty for a raised forearm on replacement Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell during the Wallabies' 29-25 loss on Sunday night.

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17dSam Bruce

Four years on, Wallabies poised to need another 'Big Dog' effort

It was the tackle that helped fortify the Wallabies' belief on their way to the final four years ago. Australia need to channel that same "Big Dog" spirit against the same foes this Sunday in Tokyo.

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17dSam Bruce

Foley in: Wallabies make four changes for Wales match

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has overhauled his backline for Sunday's blockbuster Rugby World Cup clash against Wales, a match that will all but decide the winners of Pool D.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • AUS2nd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    9
    11
  • AUS2nd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference
    SA1st
    9
    51