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2dSam Bruce

Wallabies fullback in focus: Banks in the short term, but beyond that?

Dave Rennie says a potential shift to Japan won't count against Tom Banks in the shorter term against England, while Kurtley Beale has not played in France since February. So whom looms as the best option to face England, with a World Cup on the horizon?

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17dSam Bruce

Wallabies position in focus: Are wingers clambering for one spot?

The countdown to the Wallabies' much-anticipated series with England is on, with the opening Test, at Perth's Optus Stadium, now under two months away. So who looks set to start on the wing and will Marika Koroibete be brought back from Japan?

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47dSam Bruce

Hooper eyes Wallabies' 'Buddy' moment at SCG

Michael Hooper has set his sights on a Buddy Franklin-like charge of the SCG as Australia looks to end its long run of outs against England, while coach Dave Rennie has flagged multiple positions where players can still stake a claim for a starting spot.

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Wallabies to open England series in Perth

Perth has won the right to host the opening Test between the Wallabies and England, while the Wallaroos will commence their Rugby World Cup preparations with Tests against Japan and Fijiana in Queensland.

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RFU backs Jones, admits 'progress' line a tough sell

The head of the RFU has repeated his backing of Eddie Jones and his belief that England are making progress, but admitted the upbeat statement of support on Sunday should have shown more understanding of fans' frustration.

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62dSam Bruce

Key takeaways from the first Wallabies squad of 2022

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie on Sunday announced a first squad for 2022. While the 40-man group will only take part in a training camp next month, the make-up of the squad did provide some key pointers for season ahead.

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No excuses for high tackles: former ref Owens

Players have been constantly told "change your behaviour" in regard to tackle height for the last three years but according to rugby's most famous referee too many are still not getting the message and the consequences can be immensely dangerous.

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6N: England call up Willis after Curry injury blow

England will be without flanker Tom Curry for their Six Nations finale against France in Paris on Saturday, a blow to coach Eddie Jones as he looks to finish the campaign on a much-needed high.

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Ireland grab thrilling victory vs. 14-man England

Ireland took full advantage of a red card for England lock Charlie Ewels after less than two minutes of Saturday's Six Nations encounter at Twickenham to claim a bonus-point 32-15 victory.

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86dSam Bruce

Resilient Reds find a way to sink Waratahs in sodden Sydney

The Reds lost Taniela Tupou before kick-off, Tate McDermott before halftime, had little ball nor territory, but still found a way to scrounge what may prove to be a crucial victory on the road in Sydney.

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England's Tuilagi ruled out for Wales clash

England centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations clash at home to Wales after picking up a hamstring injury in training, the RFU said on Thursday.

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82dBrittany Mitchell and Sam Bruce

Rugby Real or Not: Australian rugby doesn't value locks enough

Izack Rodda's contract extension was good news for Australian rugby, but the question must still be asked whether the country puts enough importance on the lock position. Meanwhile, is this the year the Waratahs come unstuck in Super W?

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89dBrittany Mitchell and Sam Bruce

Rugby Real or Not: Beale's return makes him fullback frontrunner

With Super Rugby Pacific underway, and the Six Nations set to resume after a week off, there is plenty happening across the rugby world. Our writers break down some of the big stories in the first edition of Rugby Real or Not.

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England 6N boost as Tuilagi returns from injury

Veteran centre Manu Tuilagi has been included in a 25-player England squad for a five-day training camp in London announced by head coach Eddie Jones on Tuesday.

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England ease to bonus-point 6N win over Italy

England got their Six Nations campaign back on track with a 33-0 bonus-point win in Italy on Sunday, as Jamie George scored two tries and Ben Youngs equalled his country's test cap record.

2022 RankingsSix Nations

  • ENG4th
    Tries Scored 1st Ireland : 24 Tries Scored
  • ENG3rd
    Points Difference 1st Ireland : 105 Points Difference