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2dAAP

All Black Smith signs with French club

Accomplished All Blacks outside back Ben Smith will leave New Zealand to play rugby in France after next year's Rugby World Cup.

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3dESPN staff

Pocock backing under fire Cheika

Wallabies star David Pocock has capped a sensational year by taking out the RUPA Medal for Excellence, and has backed under fire Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

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5dAAP

RA giving no guarantees on Cheika

Michael Cheika's fate as Wallabies coach could be determined before Christmas, according to Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne.

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10dAAP

Is Nucifora right man to rebuild Aussie rugby?

The immediate fate of Wallabies coach Michael Cheika will be decided at Rugby Australia's board meeting next Monday while former Test hooker Brendan Cannon says the long-term solution to the team's woes is David Nucifora.

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11dSam Bruce

SANZAAR should be thrilled Super Rugby speculation exists

SANZAAR issued another typically vague response to reports Super Rugby may revert to a 14-team competition from 2021. It's not such a bad situation, though, and one the governing body would be wise to embrace, Sam Bruce writes.

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12dAAP

Campese not giving up on Wallabies

Rugby legend David Campese has made the bold claim that the Wallabies can rebound from their worst Test campaign in 60 years and win the 2019 World Cup.

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14dAAP

Campese: players must take some blame

World Cup-winning legend David Campese believes Rugby Australia would be panicking if it gambled on an overseas replacement for beleaguered Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

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16dAAP

Rugby Australia cans Jake White hook-up

Rugby Australia has resisted Jake White's offer as a gun for hire and ruled out making a play for South Africa's World Cup-winning coach to take charge of the Wallabies.

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19dESPN Staff

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.

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20dGreg Growden

Wallabies, RA require complete cultural clean-out

A culture that looks for excuses, misleads the public and has an arrogant streak got what it deserved in London to round out a woeful 2018 for the Wallabies. But don't expect Rugby Australia to act, they're just as much at fault -- Greg Growden writes.

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20dAAP

England prop's brutal sledge for Wallabies

England prop Kyle Sinckler used a sledge to remind the Wallabies of their off-field issues in his team's Test win at Twickenham.

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20dReuters

Cheika hits out at 'ludicrous' Farrell decision

Australia coach Michael Cheika was incensed at what he called the "ludicrous decision" not to penalise Owen Farrell for a no-arms tackle on Izack Rodda.

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20dReuters

England far too strong for woeful Wallabies

England completed a highly satisfying November series with a crushing 37-18 four-try victory over a ragged Australia on Saturday.

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21dAAP

Wallabies Beale, AAC axed for breaking team rules

The Wallabies' preparations for Saturday's Test against England have been thrown into turmoil after it emerged Adam Ashley-Cooper and Kurtley Beale were axed after breaking team rules.

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21dAAP

Pocock ruled out of England Test

Talismanic Wallabies back-rower David Pocock has been ruled out Saturday's clash with England after failing a late fitness test.

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22dReuters

Pocock fit to face England; Beale dropped

David Pocock will start at No.8 for Australia against England after overcoming a neck injury, as Kurtley Beale was dropped from Michael Cheika's 23-man squad.

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22dTom Hamilton

Tuilagi, Hartley on bench for Australia

Manu Tuilagi and Dylan Hartley are both on the bench for England's final November international against Australia with Joe Cokanasiga named on the wing.

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23dESPN

Jones accuses Wallabies of Pocock mind games

England coach Eddie Jones believes Australia are playing mind games over David Pocock's fitness ahead of Saturday's Test and fully expects the talismanic flanker to play at Twickenham.

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24dSam Bruce

Kiwi claims should make Wallabies fans laugh ... and cry

Blaming the Wallabies for some recent lacklustre All Blacks performances, and two defeats in 2018, may be drawing a bow longer than Pinocchio's nose, but it does shine a light on why Michael Cheika's outfit are well adrift of rugby's top dogs.

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24dESPN Staff

Petaia inks new Reds, Wallabies deals

Exciting Wallabies rookie Jordan Petaia has rejected interest from NRL clubs and committed his future to rugby union, signing a new four-year contract with Rugby Australia.

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25dAAP

Genia focused on Indigenous honour, win, over cap 100

Wallabies veteran Will Genia will bring up his 100th Test cap against England this weekend, but the scrum-half says the Indigenous jersey and, or course, a first win in five over the Auld Enemy, are far more important.

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