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Rugby Championship

Round 1: Opportunity abounds for new-look Wallabies

The abbreviated Rugby Championship kicks off in Johannesburg and Buenos Aires. We have a complete preview of the weekend's games.


McCaw: Wallabies can shock the World Cup


Wallabies name mixed bag for Springboks

The Wallabies have covered all bases in their side to face South Africa in Saturday's opening Rugby Championship at Ellis Park, including debutants, redemption stories and players rewarded for Super Rugby form.



Behavioural clauses at O'Connor's behest, RA says

James O'Connor pushed for unprecedented behavioural clauses to be inserted in his Rugby Australia (RA) and Queensland Reds contract to prove he's put his bad boy days behind him.

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How Nic White honed his halfback craft for a World Cup shot

On the cusp of a first Test in almost four years, Nic White says he is now better equipped for international rugby after honing his halfback craft overseas in the northern hemisphere.

Lealiifano excited by Wallabies chemistry

Christian Lealiifano says sharing ideas with other Wallabies will be crucial to building combinations as Australia gears up to face South Africa.


White pinching himself at surreal Wallabies recall


O'Connor didn't recognise the pain he was in


The Rugby Championship

The Rugby Championship: What's to be gained before the World Cup?

How important is momentum ahead of the World Cup? Will we see James O'Connor and Sonny Bill Williams? Who can bolt their way into squad for Japan? We analyse some of the big talking points ahead of the condensed Rugby Championship.

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Rattled Wallabies turn attention to Springboks

The Wallabies are banding together as Taniela Tupou continues his recovery from a brazen robbery during their preparations for Saturday's Test match against South Africa in Johannesburg.

What the All Blacks will want out of Pumas 'banana skin'

The All Blacks' Test against the Pumas in Argentina presents a challenge. But if an under-strength All Blacks nail four key areas they should not only emerge victorious but also take a significant step on their road to the World Cup, Craig Dowd writes.

Super Rugby

Dynasty achieved, do ABs beckon for Robertson?

Crusaders boss Scott Robertson made history on Saturday, becoming the first player to win three straight Super Rugby titles as a player and then a coach. A dynasty achieved, his All Blacks coaching case is a compelling one.

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Mo'unga's poise revives All Blacks No. 10 debate

Richie Mo'unga's form for the Crusaders in their run to a 10th Super Rugby title could yet thrust All Blacks coach Steve Hansen back into a debate over his fly-half options that he thought was long done and dusted.


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