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Wallabies’ business manager quits

The Wallabies staff member at the centre of the Kurtley Beale investigation has quit her role with the Australian Rugby Union. Wallabies business manager Di Patston resigned on Friday, a statement from the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has...

Coach McKenzie denies being compromised

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has denied having an intimate relationship with team business manager Di Patston, adamant his position in charge of the Australian side hasn’t been compromised. Australian rugby is in turmoil amid two...

Cooper back in Wallabies side

Quade Cooper is set to make his return to Test rugby from the bench after being named in the Wallabies’ 32-man squad for next week’s third Bledisloe Cup match against New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium. Cooper suffered a serious shoulder...

Aussie Sevens begin Olympic quest

Australia must defy history at home and abroad if they’re to secure one of the four automatic spots for the inaugural Olympic Games rugby sevens tournament in 2016. The 2014-15 IRB World Sevens series kicks off this weekend on the Gold Coast,...

McKenzie defends relationship to Patston

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has denied he shares an intimate relationship with team business manager Di Patston and doesn’t believe his position in charge of the Australian side has been compromised. Australian rugby is in turmoil amid two...

Pulu called into All Blacks squad

Uncapped Counties Manukau halfback Augustine Pulu has been called into the All Blacks squad for the third Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane. Pulu, 24, is the third halfback in the 31-man squad to prepare to face the Wallabies in Brisbane on October...

Beale facing Wallabies sack over texts

Kurtley Beale’s short-term Wallabies future is in serious jeopardy after the ARU launched a fresh investigation into the troubled star allegedly distributing offensive text messages concerning a team staff member. Beale, who was suspended...

Beale faces new ARU investigation

Kurtley Beale will be left out of the Wallabies squad to play the All Blacks due to the Australian Rugby Union launching another investigation involving the star back. Already under investigation for a verbal altercation with Wallabies business...

Umaga weighs up whether to start Williams

Sonny Bill Williams got 20 minutes off the bench for Counties Manukau on his return to rugby. Whether his next step is a starting spot against national provincial championship high-flyers Tasman on Sunday is something coach Tana Umaga is weighing...

Carter out of Bledisloe Cup Test

All Blacks veteran Dan Carter has been scrubbed from contention for the third Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane due to ongoing injury issues. Coach Steve Hansen wants five-eighth great Carter to continue rehabilitating from the problems that have...

Carter ruled out again for Canterbury

All Blacks veteran Dan Carter’s chances of playing against Australia next week have dive-bombed following more injury problems. Carter, 32, is ruled out of Sunday’s NPC game for Canterbury against Taranaki because of pain in his right...

Williams happy with first match back

Sonny Bill Williams says there is plenty of work to do, but he’s pleased with the start he made in his return to rugby union. Williams came on in the final quarter of Counties Manukau’s 41-18 national provincial championship win over...