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Johnson for Wallabies? He's not 'hard nut' they need

Sure, it was one small step for man, but definitely not one giant leap for Rugby Australia. Scott Johnson's appointment as Director of Rugby may be good for the game overhaul, but he's not voice the directionless Wallabies need -- Greg Growden writes.

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Wallabies still a Cup mess, but long-term hope may now exist

Rugby Australia may have finally unveiled plans for a centralised system, but there was little in Monday's announcements that will inspire optimism around the Wallabies' World Cup fortunes in the shorter term -- Sam Bruce writes.

Rugby Australia preparing for life after Cheika

Australian rugby will operate under a new coaching structure with the aim of generating consistent success as their target is to win the 2019 World Cup.


Rugby Australia shakes up structure

Rugby Australia announce they will operate under a new coaching structure with the aim of generating consistent success.



New Zealand

Who could replace Hansen as All Blacks coach?

The decision has been made. Steve Hansen's eight-year tenure as All Blacks coach will come to an end after next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan. We analyse the leading candidates for his replacement here.

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Hansen confirms All Blacks exit

Steve Hansen has confirmed he will finish up as coach of the All Blacks after next year's World Cup in Japan.


Hansen to quit All Blacks post-World Cup

The incomparable reign of Steve Hansen as All Blacks coach will finish after next year's World Cup in Japan.



Rugby Australia treat public with complete disdain

Monday's ridiculous media conference showed yet again that Rugby Australia is completely bereft of good leadership.

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Cheika's fate to be decided by Christmas

Rugby Australia has said that Wallabies coach Michael Cheika's future will be decided "by Christmas".



Razor's timing as sharp as ever should Hansen walk

The first piece in the All Blacks coaching jumble has moved, making Steve Hansen's looming decision New Zealand rugby's hot topic at the start of southern hemisphere's offseason. Scott Robertson is ready to see where the cards fall.


What we learned about rugby's top sides this November

New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.

Rugby Sevens

Aussies fall short of medal at Dubai Sevens

Australian men's sevens coach Tim Walsh blamed a lack of composure at key moments for his team falling just short of a medal at the Dubai Sevens.

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  • Greg Growden's Australian Super Rugby report card

    The Waratahs might have made the Super Rugby semifinals but their rating reflects their easy ride to the finals, while another team's year can only be described as a "missed opportunity", writes Greg Growden.

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  • What to make of Wallabies' 2017 Test season?

    Sam Bruce and Greg Growden go head-to-head to review the Wallabies' 2017 season, identifying the positives, problem areas and rating their progress towards Rugby World Cup 2019.

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