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Wallabies coach Cheika fluent in success

He built a successful clothing company, has dabbled in restaurants, speaks four languages and once dazzled Collette Dinnigan in French to secure a job – utterly unqualified – with the Australian fashion designer. Now Super Rugby...

Beale’s Wallabies fate decided on Friday

Kurtley Beale’s future in Australian rugby remains up in the air with the troubled playmaker officially overlooked for the Wallabies’ spring tour squad on Wednesday. Beale faces a code-of-conduct hearing on Friday, the same day the squad...

Cheika given chance to work rugby magic

Buckle yourselves in Wallabies fans. There’s plenty of reason for optimism about the national rugby team under new coach Michael Cheika and one thing is for certain – it won’t be dull. Cheika has great credentials for the task of...

Five uncapped players in Wallabies squad

Melbourne Rebels loose forward Sean McMahon and Western Force prop Tetera Faulkner are bolters among five uncapped players named in the 33-man Wallabies squad for the tour to Europe under new coach Michael Cheika. The others yet to play for...

Michael Cheika appointed Wallabies coach

Michael Cheika has been appointed Wallabies coach. Cheika’s appointment was confirmed by Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver in Sydney on Wednesday following several days of negotiations since Ewen McKenzie resigned after last...

Wallabies to usher in Cheika

Michael Cheika is set to be announced as the new Wallabies coach on Wednesday afternoon. The Australian Rugby Union has called a 12.30pm (AEDT) media conference in Sydney to unveil the coaching appointment following several days of...

Wallabies mess un-Australian: Eddie Jones

Former Wallabies mentor Eddie Jones says it’s “un-Australian” the national team are still without a coach, some 48 hours before they’re due to fly to Europe. Speculation intensified on Tuesday that NSW Waratahs coach Michael...

All Black-led Babas to face Wallabies

Unwanted All Blacks Colin Slade, Steven Luatua, Dominic Bird and Matt Todd have been included in the Barbarians team to face Australia at Twickenham next week. Coach Sir John Kirwan lifted the number of New Zealand players to 11 in his final squad...

Injured Tuilagi out of England’s Tests

AP – England fears have been confirmed with centre Manu Tuilagi ruled out of the November Tests, including one against the embattled Wallabies, after hurting his groin in club rugby action last weekend. Tuilagi would’ve been a guaranteed...

Nicky Smith gets Wales rugby call-up

Wales coach Warren Gatland on Tuesday named a well-tested 34-man squad to contest the four-match November Test series with 20-year-old Ospreys prop Nicky Smith the only uncapped player involved. A total of 12 players return to international duty...

Alan Jones calls Eales overrated

He played in Australia’s two Rugby World Cup victories, captained his country during one of the Wallabies’ most successful eras and even earned the nickname ‘nobody’ – because nobody’s perfect. Yet according to...

Larkham knocks back Wallabies role

Wallabies coach elect Michael Cheika was scrambling to finalise his support team on Tuesday night after Brumbies mentor Stephen Larkham ruled himself out of the end-of-year tour. Cheika’s anticipated appointment wasn’t announced on...