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1dBrittany Mitchell

Wallabies' Philip to use French lessons in Test series

Wallabies lock Matt Philip will be using every trick he learnt during his time playing with French Top 14 club Pau to secure his place in Australia's line-up against France in the opening Test match in Sydney next month.

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Rebels crush Crusaders' finals hopes

Melbourne have spoiled the Crusaders' Super Rugby Trans-Tasman party despite going down 52-26 in their final round clash at Leichhardt Oval.

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USA Rugby clears 'first hurdle' in World Cup bid

The United States has thrown its hat into the ring to host the Rugby World Cup, with USA Rugby clearing the first hurdle in an attempt to bring the game's global showpiece to North America for either the 2027, 2029 or 2031 events.

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5dSam Bruce

Tuqiri: RWC 2027 can put rugby 'back on the map' in Australia

Dual international Lote Tuqiri knows the impact a Rugby World Cup could have on the game in Australia, both in existing heartlands and new frontiers, particularly given the cultural changes Dave Rennie is already making at the Wallabies.

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6dSam Bruce

Power Rankings: The Highlanders' chilly challenge in Canberra

The Blues are so close to a home final they can touch it, but how will things pan out for the Crusaders and Highlanders this weekend? Our latest edition of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Power Rankings has the good oil.

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Super Rugby Trans-Tasman: Round 5 line-ups

After four exciting rounds of trans-Tasman rugby it's come down to the pointy end of the season as we enter the final round and discover who'll play off in next week's final. Stay across all the team news, odds and match analysis here.

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McKellar joins Wallabies as forwards coach

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar will join the Wallabies set-up as forwards coach at the end of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, a year after he was sounded out for the role.

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12dSam Bruce

Brad Thorn laments loss of NRC: 'A tough one'

Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn has lamented the loss of the National Rugby Championship as a means of player development, suggesting it has affected the fortunes of Australia's teams in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.

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12dBrittany Mitchell

Rugby nerd Reece Hodge the Wallabies' version of Mr Cricket

A self-confessed rugby nerd, Reece Hodge has spent hundreds, maybe thousands, of hours watching rugby. A passion and love that's grown since childhood, Hodge's the thirst for knowledge is fueling a desire to be the best rugby player he can possibly be.

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14dSam Bruce

Reds get Australia on the board, but one win doesn't make a competition

Queensland Reds at last Australian on the board in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman but it is hardly cause for celebration, particularly with a big decision hanging over Rugby Australia's head. Meanwhile, any discussion over Damian McKenzie's red card is rubbish.

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21dSam Bruce

Discussions underway over cross-border rugby comp with Japan

Super Rugby could be set for yet another structural change and a return to Asia after it was revealed that discussions have taken place around a new tournament that would pit leading Japanese Top League clubs against those from New Zealand and Australia.

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22dBrittany Mitchell

Brumbies eye breakdown to bounce back

Stronger ball carries and faster work at the breakdown is in the sights of Brumbies coach Dan McKellar following his side's crushing 21-point defeat at the hands of the Chiefs on Saturday night, according to fly-half Noah Lolesio.

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Perth gets Bledisloe, TRC fixtures confirmed

The Bledisloe Cup will return to Perth for the first time since 2019 where the Wallabies stunned the All Blacks 47-26, as SANZAAR confirm the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship fixtures for 2021.

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25dSam Bruce

Crystal-balling a Wallabies team for a [potential] home World Cup

Australia is on the front foot in the race to win the rights to host the Rugby World Cup in 2027. It will be a tough bid to turn down, while this potential Wallabies line-up would likely also take some beating, [hopefully] on home soil.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

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