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5hSam Bruce

Rennie: 'Don't understand' gripes against red-card trial

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is disappointed the red-card replacement trial will not be adopted in international rugby, saying he "can't understand" the northern hemisphere's resistance to it.

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Wallabies lose White as focus goes on SCG Test

Wallabies halfback Nic White is out of next month's Test series against France, while fellow veterans Matt To'omua and James O'Connor are also battling injuries, potentially robbing the side of almost 150 Test caps.

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No return: Skelton commits to La Rochelle long term

Hopes that Will Skelton could at some point return to the Wallabies setup appeared to have evaporated with the barnstorming lock re-signing with French club La Rochelle through to end of 2025.

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2dSam Bruce

Wallabies coach rubbishes 'weakened' French claims

There are several big-name omissions from France's touring squad to face the Wallabies next month, but Scott Wisemantel says they remain one of the world's most dangerous teams who are loaded with "exciting" young talent.

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6dSam Bruce

Hooper: Wallabies should explore more sabbaticals

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper says time will tell whether his six-month stint in Japan was a personal success, but admits player sabbaticals are worth exploring in greater number as Rugby Australia fights to retain its best players.

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10dBrittany 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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13dESPN staff

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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13dSam 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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14dSam 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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13dESPN Staff

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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7dESPN Staff

Preview: Can the Highlanders spoil the Blues' Eden Park party?

We were always likely to get an all-New Zealand final for Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, but perhaps the combatants are not what we expected. The Blues are favoured to end their long title drought, but one should never write off the Highlanders.

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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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20dSam 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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20dBrittany 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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22dSam 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.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

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