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Disappointed Pumas turn attention to Wallabies

A stewing Argentina team missing veteran hooker Agustin Creevy will land in Australia with words of praise from the All Blacks still ringing in their ears.

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20hAndy Withers and Sam Bruce

Rugby Championship Round 1: Some World Cup cases enhanced, others hurt

There were wins for the Springboks and All Blacks in opening weekend of the Rugby Championship, though none of the four coaches will be particularly overjoyed by what they saw from the first Test of 2019. Full weekend review here.

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2dSam Bruce

Not all doom but Wallabies' areas of gloom are obvious

Australia's run to the Rugby World Cup didn't get off to a great start on Saturday night. Two clear learnings stand out if Michael Cheika's side are to turn things around against the Pumas.

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4dReuters

Don't write off the Wallabies at World Cup, Richie McCaw says

Australia have the potential to cause yet another Rugby World Cup surprise later this year in Japan. That's the opinion of All Blacks great Richie McCaw, who says the Wallabies will be happy flying under the radar.

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5dSam Bruce

Does James O'Connor finally have the maturity to match his talent?

James O'Connor's third dawn in Australian rugby has hit the horizon. Eleven years after he made his professional debut, the 29-year-old has the chance to change a career narrative that is otherwise one of Australian rugby's most frustrating tales.

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5dAAP

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.

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7dAAP

James O'Connor eyes Springboks Test after Reds deal

James O'Connor's Wallabies' career may get a reboot as soon as this weekend with the star utility now available to play South Africa after signing a Super Rugby deal with Queensland.

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12dSam Bruce and Andy Withers

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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18dSam Bruce

Wallabies' chance for evolution in Pocock's continued absence

Michael Cheika's first official Wallabies squad will hardly strike fear into the hearts of Australia's World Cup rivals. But one key omission at least affords the opportunity for evolution -- Sam Bruce writes.

2018 RankingsRugby Championship

  • AUS4th
    TRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 33 Tries Scored
    NZL1st
    16
    33
  • AUS4th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 93 Points Difference
    NZL1st
    -52
    93