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ARU boss slams media over coach’s exit

Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver has blamed the media for a “character assassination” of Ewen McKenzie that has led to his sensational resignation as Wallabies coach. A fuming Pulver expressed his disgust at reports that McKenzie...

McKenzie quits after Wallabies loss

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has sensationally resigned in the wake of Australia’s last-gasp 29-28 loss to the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium. McKenzie, who was under fire in the wake of the Kurtley Beale texting scandal and a loss to...

Wallabies gutted in last-gasp loss

The All Blacks have broken Wallabies’ hearts with a last-gasp 29-28 win at Suncorp Stadium to rub salt into the wounds of their most tumultuous fortnight in the professional era. After leading by 10 points with 11 minutes remaining, Australia...

Genia pushes for Wallaby squad inclusion

Will Genia has made his case for inclusion in the Wallabies squad that will travel to Europe next week with a strong 40-minute performance in Brisbane City’s 37-16 win over the Canberra Vikings in the National Rugby Championship (NRC). Genia...

Former All Black kicks Quins to Euro win

Former All Black Nick Evans starred as Harlequins got the revamped European Rugby Champions Cup season underway on Friday with a 25-9 win over French side Castres. The two sides were level 3-3 at the break after a penalty each from Castres’...

All on the line for Wallabies

Centurion Adam Ashley-Cooper has already raised his bat. Now the Wallabies have vowed to raise ailing spirits and restore pride at Suncorp Stadium. Never before has a “dead-rubber” Test had more on the line, with Australia fighting to...

Henry rates Wallabies worse than 2011

Rugby knight Sir Graham Henry has highlighted the magnitude of the Wallabies task to restore pride with a drawn Bledisloe series – rating the current All Blacks a far better unit than his World Cup winners. Henry not only sees Steve...

No Tahs split in Wallabies, says Hooper

Young captain Michael Hooper has bluntly denied a Waratahs-led split has divided the Wallabies. Media speculation has pointed to a NSW clique unhappy with the performance of coach Ewen McKenzie, but Hooper insisted his embattled team was united and...

Wilkinson tired of rugby training

Jonny Wilkinson has revealed that he retired at the end of last season because he’d simply had enough of the training needed to be a top level rugby star. The 35-year-old England legend, who’s last-gasp drop-goal in the 2003 World Cup...

Keep the faith with McKenzie, Moore

Injured Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has called for the Australian Rugby Union to hold their nerve and keep the faith in under-fire coach Ewen McKenzie. Assisting top ARU officials in establishing a new management structure that will help...

England rugby revamps concussion tests

England’s Rugby Football Union announced on Thursday a raft of changes to the way concussion will be managed throughout the professional game in the country. Their decision was in line with similar moves made by SANZAR, which runs the Super...

Jake White to help Tonga on UK rugby tour

World Cup-winning coach Jake White will act as technical adviser to Tonga during the Pacific side’s northern hemisphere rugby tour in November. White, who guided South Africa to the 2007 World Cup, quit as coach of the Sharks in a surprise...