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Force prepared to offer O'Connor Aussie lifeline

James O'Connor has a road back to Australian rugby. Just days after the wayward former Wallabies star announced that he was ready to "bleed green and gold", his original Super Rugby club have extended an olive branch.

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Hodgson gives O'Connor Aussie hope

Matt Hodgson tells ESPN that the Western Force are open to bringing former Wallaby James O'Connor home for a final World Cup push.

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Snubbed before, Jake White would still consider Wallabies

World Cup-winning coach Jake White would consider any opportunity to coach a top-tier contender such as the Wallabies, but says he can't understand the crisis narrative currently emanating out of Australia.

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Countdown on: RWC 2019 is rugby's coming of age

In exactly a year's time, World Rugby can say it has grown up. This time next year Japan will turn on one of the great Rugby World Cups, albeit eight years later than it should have, Greg Growden writes.

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Boks' win in NZ boost for World Cup - Jake White

EXCLUSIVE: Rugby World Cup-winning coach Jake White likes what he's seen from Rassie Erasmus, saying the Springboks coach is ticking the box of "winning games against big nations".

World Cup predictions: Can the All Blacks be stopped?

A year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup, former stars of the game reveal their predictions for the tournament.

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Hodgson gives O'Connor Aussie hope

Matt Hodgson tells ESPN that the Western Force are open to bringing former Wallaby James O'Connor home for a final World Cup push.

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Japan mark one year to go until Rugby World Cup 2019

Japan marked one year to go until the country becomes the first nation to host the Rugby World Cup in Asia.

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Will England taste Rugby World Cup glory in 2019?

England are enduring a torrid run of form for the first time under Eddie Jones, but can they turn it around for the World Cup?

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Team of the Week: Boks heroes toast of rugby world

Last week not a single Springbok made our team of the week following their defeat at the hands of the Wallabies in Brisbane. This week, however, there are South Africans sprinkled all over after their courageous victory over the All Blacks.

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Rebooted: We have to talk about Barrett's goal-kicking

Steve Hansen says it's the nature of goal-kicking, a player can hit 100 percent one week and then have a shocker the next. But how concerned should the All Blacks be about their fly-half's inconsistent right boot?

Wallabies need new blood, new ideas and a new coach - Growden

As the Wallabies slip to a demoralising seventh in the world rankings, the need for a change in direction has never been clearer. These lost Wallabies souls need revitalising, the time to act is now -- Greg Growden writes.

Cheika: Wallabies fans right to be angry

Talk is cheap and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika knows the only way to placate an increasingly agitated Australian rugby fanbase, after letting them down once again, is through actions on the field.

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Rugby Australia will take no further action against fan

Rugby Australia will not take any action against a fan that was involved in a physical altercation with Wallabies flanker Lukhan Tui following their loss 23-19 loss to the Pumas on Saturday night.

Springboks stun in famous upset of All Blacks

Winger Aphiwe Dyantyi scored two tries as the Springboks upset the form book to record a 36-34 victory over New Zealand in their Rugby Championship clash at Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday.

ABdV and Habana lead tributes to triumphant Boks

South Africa's shock win over New Zealand's All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday had the likes of former Springboks winger Bryan Habana and former Proteas cricket captain AB de Villiers in raptures.

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    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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