<
>

Matches
All times in EDT

Michael Dodge/Getty Images
10hESPN staff and Reuters

Wallabies name Pocock, Hooper for World Cup opener

David Pocock and Michael Hooper will team up alongside one another for the first time this year after Michael Cheika opted for their twin breakdown threat for Australia's World Cup opener against Fiji.

Dan Mullan/Getty Images
2dAAP

Wallabies cousins in World Cup hooker race

Missing out on a Rugby World Cup start against Fiji will sting for most players in the Wallabies squad but there is a comfort blanket for hookers Tolu Latu and Folau Fainga'a.

Hannah Peters/Getty Images
3dSam Bruce

What leading the haka means to TJ Perenara

The All Blacks' haka is world-famous but for the man who will lead Ka Mate and Kapo O Pango in Japan, it's the connection with the land, his ancestors and teammates that's important rather than putting on a show for the crowd.

Mike Egerton - PA Images via Getty Images
3dTom Hamilton

Love, rugby and a sport's crucial battle with concussion

On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, Tom Hamilton assesses how far the game has come and how far it still has to go in its understanding of the most prevalent -- and damaging -- injury in rugby.

Dan Mullan/Getty Images
3dAAP

World Cup selection a headache: Cheika

Michael Cheika has described the Wallabies' lead-up to the Rugby World Cup as "perfect" but that has only muddied the selection waters for their opening Test against Fiji.

Adam Pretty - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images
6dSam Bruce

Michael Cheika's Wallabies legacy reaches moment of truth

Michael Cheika's Wallabies tenure began with a dream run to the 2015 World Cup final. But four years on the coach has little more to show for his efforts than an instinct for survival which is about to boil over in Japan.

Dan Mullan/Getty Images
8dSam Bruce

Key Wallabies selection calls ahead of Rugby World Cup opener

We're now just a week out from the start of Rugby World Cup 2019 with the Wallabies' opening game set down for Sept. 21. Michael Cheika's team begins its campaign against Fiji, for which the selectors still have some decisions to make.

Phil Walter/Getty Images
9dAAP

Early starts for Super Rugby in 2020

Everything happens earlier in Super Rugby next year in changes that SANZAAR hopes will make the faltering product more successful in the Australian marketplace.

Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
11dSam Bruce

Wallabies' Fijian flavour at its most sumptuous yet

Marika Koroibete's devastating form coupled with Samu Kerevi's power-running and Isi Naisarani's ball-carrying has the Wallabies' Fjiian influence at an all-time high, just in time for their World Cup opener against ... Fiji.

Mark Evans/Getty Images
12dSam Bruce

David Pocock comes through mixed final Wallabies hit-out

David Pocock got through a solid 58 minutes as the Wallabies wrapped up their preparations for the Rugby World Cup with a less-than-convincing 19-point victory over Samoa at Bankwest Stadium.

Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
15dAAP

Tatafu Polota-Nau calls time on Wallabies

Veteran hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau is set to bring the curtain down on his Wallabies career in Saturday's World Cup warm-up Test against Samoa in Sydney.

Mark Nolan/Getty Images
17dReuters

Prop Kepu to end Wallabies career after World Cup

Australia prop Sekope Kepu said on Monday he will retire from international rugby after the World Cup in Japan, bringing the curtain down on a Wallabies career that has brought him more than 100 test caps.

David Rogers/Getty Images for Gallagher
23dESPN staff

Rugby Australia to review Giteau Law after Will Skelton debate

It has come to late for Will Skelton this time around, but Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle has confirmed she is open to tweaking the Giteau Law if it is in the best interests of Australian rugby moving forward.

Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
27dBrittany Mitchell

Adam Ashley-Cooper's unconventional World Cup call

Sitting in a birthing class alongside his expectant wife, Adam Ashley-Cooper thought Matt Giteau was ringing up for a yarn. But his great mate had some special news of his own to relay.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • AUS2nd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    9
    11
  • AUS2nd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference
    SA1st
    9
    51