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February 2016
The ARU Performance Coach Program is an Australia Rugby initiative that’s set to develop the next generation of coaches.
More than 1200 potential future Wallabies will take to the field this weekend as the third season of the BMW Junior Gold Cup kicks off.
The round one Waratahs vs Reds clash will be the first full Super Rugby replay shown on Network Ten.
The Junior Gold Cup kicks off this weekend and for NSW players the chance of competing against the Queensland Reds in a NSW combined team looms as a major carrot.
The Western Force have  named a full strength lineup for  their final pre-season trial with captain Matt Hodgson returning for his first match of 2016. 
The Brumbies are heading into Friday night's trail against the Reds with one of the strongest teams Stephen Larkham can remember.
The Waratahs have added a host of Wallabies to their side for this Friday’s trial against the Chiefs.
Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh will hand debuts to two players for the Sao Paulo leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series which kicks off next weekend (20-21 February).
The Brumbies’ biggest names will return for their final preseason hit out, against the Reds, on Friday.
Returning Waratahs flyhalf Bernard Foley might be coming off a full year of Rugby but he is not keen to sit any Super Rugby matches out this season.
The ground was surrounded by barbed wire and the referees were greeted by a handful of armed soldiers as they made their way on to the ground.
ARU CEO Bill Pulver says the organisation is keeping an open mind in negotiations with Wallabies star David Pocock.
One of the world’s most iconic brands, BMW, today announced it will bolster its commitment to Australian Rugby with an historic partnership across the national elite development pathway, the Pathway to Gold Program.  
Waratahs utility Kurtley Beale is stepping up in Bernard Foley's absence but the utility says he’s happy  to play wherever he’s needed in 2016.
In the frenzy that has been whipped up at Ballymore with the arrival of Japanese Test fullback Ayumu Goromaru, the return of his international teammate Hendrik Tui could have easily been missed.
The Queensland Reds have confirmed that openside flanker Liam Gill is leaving Queensland for France.
A return to Test Rugby after eight years in the Wallabies wilderness would instil confidence in many but Queensland Reds front rower Greg Holmes says it has increased the pressure.
Japanese fullback Ayumu Goromaru will come off the bench for the Queensland Reds in their second trial, against the Brumbies.
The Western Force squad knew they had to lift their attacking game after a disappointing 2015 season it’s not just the coaching staff who worked to improve things in the off-season.
The Australian Rugby Union today announced the TNT Match Officials Team for 2016 with Angus Gardner and Amy Perrett joining Australian Rugby in a full time capacity in 2016.  

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Rugby might not be Western Australia’s number one sport but Western Force junior elite coach Dwayne Nestor believes hard work will break down any of those barriers.
The Australian Rugby Union is in talks to expand the Sydney 7s to include both men's and women's World Series events, CEO Bill Pulver says.

He has a namesake statue in Japan but Queensland Reds recruit Ayumu Goromaru is likely to lead a slightly more anonymous existence at his new Rugby home.

Lewis Holland missed a chance to be a part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but if his performance at the Sydney 7s is an indicator, he’s doing everything he can to ensure his spot for Rio.
He’s the youngest member of the Australian Men’s Sevens team but Henry Hutchison has put himself well and truly in the Olympic frame.
Australian Men’s Sevens coach Andy Friend urged his team to keep the belief after a runner-up finish at the inaugural Sydney 7s.
The Australian Men’s Sevens team has a shot at its first Sevens cup title since 2012, winning through to the inaugural Sydney 7s Cup final.
The Australian Women’s Sevens team completed their clean sweep over Ireland on Sunday at the Sydney Sevens and coach Tim Walsh hopes it left a lasting impression on the Allianz Stadium crowd.
An extra time Henry Hutchison try has put Australia into its first Cup semi-final of the 2015-16 World Series.
Australia’s women clinched a series win over Ireland with a 31-7 victory in their second of three matches.
The result from last night's Pool A match between Australia and New Zealand will stand, World Rugby has confirmed.
Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham says his young charges will learn from their 31-3 trial loss to the Crusaders.
The Waratahs clinched a narrow 21-17 win in their opening trial against the Brumbies.
A thrilling 17-17 draw with New Zealand has sent Australia into a Cup quarter-final against England tomorrow.
Australia has secured a Cup quarter-final berth at the first Sydney Sevens, after a 26-12 win over Canada. 
The Aussie women took a commanding 1-0 series lead over Ireland at the Sydney 7s, but coach Tim Walsh wants to see improvement for their final two matches.
Aussie Sevens back Cam Clark ignited his own army and the Sydney 7s crowd with a hat-trick as the home crowd opened its Sydney 7s campaign with a 24-7 win over Portugal.
While the Six Nations has paused a number of competitions in Europe this weekend, there are still plenty of Aussies in action in the UK’s Premiership.
They’ve already got one World Series win under their belts and the Australian Women’s Sevens team are starting to feel the Olympic buzz.
While the world’s best Rugby Sevens players take a break from the frenetic pace of the HSBC Sydney 7s, some of Australia’s Wallabies legends will take centre stage.
Olympic hopeful Quade Cooper knew when he arrived in Australia he had a slim chance of featuring in the HSBC Sydney 7s but when he heads back to France he’ll be one step closer to Olympic eligibility.
Microsoft Australia Managing Director Pip Marlow has been appointed as a Director of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) Board.
Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham says Karmichael Hunt is best suited to fullback but it remains to be seen whether he can play out the 2016 season at 15.
Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson says the side is using this weekend’s trial to look at some developing combinations first hand.

The Melbourne Rebels had a rough start to their pre-season, soundly beaten by the Auckland Blues, 59-7.

Tomas Cubelli has been working on mastering more than just the Brumbies game plan since arriving in Canberra but  his newest partner, Matt Toomua, has made it easy.
Samu Kerevi came to the aid of a Brisbane woman being attacked by a man with a vacuum cleaner, while her baby sat in her car this week.
Argentinian scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli will face his first Super Rugby test this weekend, starting for the Brumbies against the Waratahs.
Former All Black Zac Guildford will have his first outing for the Waratahs, when they meet the Brumbies in Wagga on Saturday night.
Quade Cooper will not play in the HSBC Sydney Sevens but it's hoped it'll be short-term pain for long-term gain. 
Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Andy Friend has named his first squad since taking the helm, backing his experienced troops for the HSBC Sydney 7s this weekend.
Queensland Reds fans will have a chance to see former NRL flyer Eto Nabuli for the first time against the Crusaders on Saturday. 
Australia is on a crash course with a New Zealand side set to feature Sonny Bill Williams on the opening day of the Sydney 7s but new coach Andy Friend believes he might have a way to stop the Kiwi superstar.
First it was Henry Speight, then Quade Cooper and Nick Cummins is still to come into the Sevens fold but captain Ed Jenkins says his side won’t be surrendering their spots to Wallabies easily.
New Western Force recruit Jono Lance pushed his starting credentials in an opening 28-0 trial win over the Hurricanes. 
Henry Speight is one player who knows the massive task new Sevens recruit Quade Cooper faces.
Quade Cooper was still polishing off his breakfast as he made his way through his first Sevens warm up.
Brumbies prop Ruan Smith says his Japanese stint has refreshed him rather than burned him out.
Playmaker Quade Cooper trained with the Australian Sevens for the first time on Wednesday, but it is unclear whether he will feature in this weekend's Sydney 7s.
Passion has been replaced by analytics in the Waratahs front row but prop Paddy Ryan says the Waratahs can continue to improve their set piece.
They’ve experienced firsthand the frenzy around Sonny Bill Williams and some of this weekend’s visiting Sydney 7s players say they’re happy to see more of it.
Super Rugby bonus points are set for a change in 2016, with SANZAAR confirming law variations for the new season.
Wallabies back-up hooker James Hanson will make his first appearance in Melbourne Rebels colours this Thursday.
Western Force veteran Pek Cowan will captain the Western Force for their opening Super Rugby pre-season match the Hurricanes tomorrow night.
While Super Rugby trials are generally taken with a grain of salt, for plenty of players it’s a chance to make an early stamp on the season.
NSW Waratahs veteran Dave Dennis will be heading to the Premiership after the 2016 Super Rugby season, on a three-year-deal
Indigenous Rugby legends Glen Ella and Jim Williams gave visiting HSBC Sydney 7s teams a cultural memento as they touched down on Monday.
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team will meet New Zealand on the opening day of the HSBC Sydney 7s.
Toulon’s  band of Wallabies took the bragging rights over rivals Stade Francais on Monday morning, with a 23-16 Top 14 win.
January 2016
Sevens veteran James Stannard became Australia’s most prolific points scorer ever on Sunday but he says he would give every point back for some team success.
A young Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team finished fifth at the Wellington Sevens, as they build towards next weekend’s HSBC Sydney Sevens.
Aussies found themselves among some mixed results in the Top 14 overnight.
A perfect start for the Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team at the Wellington Sevens but their run through the finals won’t be easy, with a Cup quarter-final against South Africa looming.
The Top 14 returns this weekend after the Champions Cup break, and plenty of Aussies will feature.
The Brumbies are in uncharted waters with the appointment of co-captains Stephen Moore and Christian Lealiifano on Friday but the pair say it’s up to them to make it work.
South Australia might not have the same big club affiliations that many of their fellow competitors have in the upcoming 2016 Junior Gold Cup, but they’re not letting that stand in their way. 
Stephen Moore and Christian Lealiifano have been named Brumbies co-captains for 2016.

The Waratahs backline picture is becoming clearer but NSW coach Daryl Gibson says they’re facing a race against the clock to test combinations fully. 

The Bondi 10s will find itself on its biggest stage next weekend, as a feature of the Sydney 7s weekend, but the event will never lose its grassroots focus.

New NSW flyhalf Bryce Hegarty is the latest in a line of Waratahs recruits looking for a fresh start in Sydney.

Qantas Australia’s Men’s Sevens team will continue its Olympic preparation at the Wellington Sevens, with a mix of youth and experience in their squad for the third leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series on January 30-31.
The Australian Rugby Union is set to raise the “house full” sign at Allianz Stadium for the inaugural HSBC Sydney 7s on the weekend of February 6-7.
Former Melbourne Rebels flyhalf Bryce Hegarty is returning to Super Rugby, signing with the NSW Waratahs.
Former Wallabies back Berrick Barnes collected two awards at Monday night’s Top League awards.

England coach Eddie Jones has unveiled the man most likely to lead England in the June Tests.

Things won’t change too much with Rob Simmons at the helm of the Reds, the interim captain says.
Brumbies back Christian Lealiifano isn’t ready to shut the door on his Wallabies career just yet.
Rob Simmons has been named interim captain of the Reds, while James Slipper recovers from shoulder surgery.
Playmaker Christian Lealiifano will stay at the Brumbies until at least 2018, after re-signing with the club for two seasons.
Barely a month has gone by in 2016 but two capped Wallabies already have some silverware in their cabinet, after the Panasonic Wild Knights won a third straight Japanese Top League title on the weekend.
As flexible Rugby contracts become more prolific, questions over player workload grow: How much Rugby is too much?
George Smith’s Wasps will host a Champions Cup quarter-final in April after thumping Leinster 51-10 overnight.
Sam Figg will be surrounded by familiar faces on his return to the national Sevens fold, but he says he isn’t the same person he was the first time around.
Former Wallaby Berrick Barnes will return to the Panasonic Wild Knights team as they compete for the Japanese Top League title.

The Japanese Top League reaches its conclusion this weekend, with plenty of Aussies featuring in action.

Good friends Albert Nikoro and Semisi Masirewa have reunited at the Western Force this year but their reunion won’t all be rosy .
New Australian Sevens recruit Quade Cooper has found support from trans-Tasman rival Sonny Bill Williams as he embarks on an Olympic tilt.
The Australian Rugby Union today announced Quade Cooper has joined the Qantas Australian Sevens program and will be available for selection for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Brumbies flanker David Pocock hopes familiarity will play in his side’s favour in 2016.
Australian Sevens debutant Simon Kennewell has had a taste of international success and it’s only made him hungry for more.
England has called on another Aussie to help its national Rugby cause, with Wallabies veteran George Smith cleared by his club to help the side with its breakdown woes.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens team will hand two debuts out at the Wellington Sevens next weekend.
The NSW Waratahs have a new head coach, new captain and a handful of new recruits but Michael Hooper says there’s no need for anyone to change their expectations.
Newly appointed Waratahs captain Michael Hooper has a simple focus as he embarks on a year with added responsibilities: winning.
Former Wallaby Mark Gerrard is relishing in the chance to mentor a new generation of Japanese Rugby players.
Wallabies backrower Michael Hooper has been named NSW Waratahs captain.
Queensland’s Caloundra Rugby club has high hopes for its new VIVA7s tournament.

Indigenous Sevens players Taleena Simon and Mahalia Murphy hope they can continue to make history.

Waratahs back Rob Horne is on track to play in round one but he’s not losing sleep over the number he will bear on his Super Rugby return.
Amid a sea of new Western Force faces, captain Matt Hodgson remains one of its most constant.

An 80th minute Drew Mitchell try gave Toulon a critical Champions Cup win over Wasps on Monday morning (AEDT).

Holding onto junior players in Queensland country sides can often be a struggle, but the Darling Downs region is providing pathways that could lead them to a contract with the Queensland Reds. 
There’ll be plenty of Aussies and plenty at stake in a blockbuster clash between Toulon and Wasps in the European Champions Cup this weekend.
Wallabies backrower Ben McCalman will vie for a Top league grand final spot this weekend, with the Panasonic Wild Knights.
Walking into a locker room of entirely new faces for the first time in more than a decade is a daunting challenge.
Club against Club. Mate against Mate.
The Western Force have been hit by another injury setback, with prop Tetera Faulkner likely to miss the first six weeks of the season.
Australian Men’s Sevens captain Ed Jenkins is excited to help lead the side into its biggest year yet.
A nine-week break from Rugby has given NSW lock Dean Mumm the chance to focus on another important part of his life.
England coach Eddie Jones has given the Wallabies a sneak preview of who they could be facing in June's Test series, with the announcement of his Six Nations squad overnight.
Wallabies veteran Matt Giteau has been hit with an injury blow, set for surgery on a troublesome groin next week.
Breaking into a Super Rugby side is never going to be easy, but try sitting in a queue behind a captain and a current Wallaby.
The composition of the Waratahs backline has been an intriguing talking point over summer and head coach Daryl Gibson says the mystery is not likely to be solved anytime soon.
Brumbies winger James Dargaville is trying to cement his spot in one of the most intimidating Super Rugby back lines but the youngster is thriving on the challenge.
All the Super Rugby trials are locked in, after the NSW Waratahs confirmed their preseason schedule on Wednesday.
Matt Lucas has seen the paths Rugby has to offer.
Nick Cummins is the newest addition to the Australian Sevens set-up, but in many ways donning the jersey will feel very familiar.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens program today confirmed the signing of Wallaby outside back Nick Cummins for 2016.
The Brumbies have already been installed by many as the top Aussie contender for the Super Rugby title this season but lock Sam Carter said punditry meant nothing.
When Wycliff Palu’s World Cup was ended, the Wallabies number eight was sure his international career was over.
Australia’s Olympic year begins this weekend, with the Aussie Thunderbolts and Pearls heading to the Coral Coast Sevens.
Wallabies backrower Wycliff Palu has signed for another season with the NSW Waratahs.
Toulon’s Champions Cup quarter-finals chances remain intact after a last-gasp win over Bath on Monday morning (AEDT).
Ben McCalman and the Panasonic Wild Knights remain on track for a Top League title after a big quarter-final win on Saturday.
Wallabies back Matt Giteau will miss three weeks of rugby with a suspected groin injury, ruling him out of this weekend’s Champions Cup clash.
While many of their Super Rugby opponents have been sweating it out this pre-season, the Brumbies have taken a slightly different approach.
The Japanese Top League is quickly heading towards season’s end, with playoffs starting this weekend.
The Western Force will travel cross-country to kick off their pre-season trials ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby start.
The Melbourne Rebels’ pre-season will have an international flavour in 2016, headlined by a clash with Manu Samoa.
Australia's premiere pop duo The Veronicas and the iconic Hoodoo Gurus have been named as the headline musical acts for the inaugural HSBC Sydney 7s.
Wallabies prop James Slipper says he doesn't want the national team to hit the ‘reset button’ in 2016.
Australian Rugby Union is mourning the loss of Wallaby 500 Michael ‘Mick’ Purcell who passed away yesterday at the age of 70.
The lure of returning home and a chance to coach at the Olympics made Andy Friend’s decision to take up the Men’s Sevens job was an easy one.
The Qantas Australian Sevens program has named Andy Friend as the national Men’s Sevens Head Coach on a two-and-a-half-year-contract.

James O’Connor made the most of a return to Toulon’s starting team on Monday morning, finishing with two tries as his team beat Pau, 21-17.

Former Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper will kick off his 2016 rugby year starting at flyhalf for Toulon in the French Top 14.
Wallabies teammates Adam Ashley-Cooper and Sekope Kepu will come up against a familiar foe in the French Top 14 this weekend.
2016 is officially here. We took a look at how each Super Rugby franchise is shaping up and when you can see them in action.
December 2015
He’s just a fresh haircut from being fully immersed in Melbourne’s hipster lifestyle and new Rebels recruit James Hanson hopes his on-field transition will be just as smooth.

What have the Wallabies been up to over the Christmas period?

A Jesse Mogg try set the tone for a big Montpellier win in the Top 14 on Sunday night, as his side defeated Agen.
Emerging Melbourne Rebels halfback Nic Stirzaker knows reputations aren’t made in December.
Wallabies backrower Ben McCalman finished with a double for Panasonic Wild Knights, as they continued their unbeaten start to the Top League season.
There’s a packed Boxing Day in Japan’s Top League, with plenty of Aussies in action.

Everyone wants something from Santa at Christmas time. What is at the top of your Super franchise's list?

Taniela “Tongan Thor” Tupou has signed with the Queensland Reds until 2018.
Bill Pulver reflects on an eventful 2015 and looks forward to an action-packed 2016.


New Zealander Mark Hammett was today unveiled as the Japan Sunwolves coach for Super Rugby 2016, in a landmark day for the new franchise.
Two Wallabies centurions have set up a massive Champions Cup encounter with wins in the tournament over the weekend.
Wallabies prop Greg Holmes is set for a 2016 international swansong, after signing with Exeter for two seasons.
Irish legend Brian O’Driscoll opened up a can of worms with a comment about Wallabies back Adam Ashley-Cooper overnight.
Wallabies veteran Matt Giteau will captain Toulon in the Champions Cup on Saturday, when the side takes on Leinster.

The Brumbies have reached an agreement to play all home games at GIO Stadium for the next five years.

Qantas Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has set his sights on another shot at Rugby World Cup glory after signing on with Australian Rugby until the end of 2019.
At the ARU Board meeting on Friday 18 December, Michael Hawker AM announced he will step down as Chairman, a position he has held since 2012.
The Western Force has added another new face to its backline stocks, signing Fijian outside back Semisi Mesirewa.
First he was the Prince, then the “Ballymore Kid” but now Junior Laloifi just wants to be a regular starting Queensland Reds player.
Qantas Wallabies captain Stephen Moore will not be at the Brumbies after the 2016  season, according to CEO Michael Jones.
Thursday’s $285 million broadcast deal could be just the beginning for Australian Rugby.

ARU CEO Bill Pulver says the newly announced broadcast deal aims to expand the game's fanbase.

All the details of the 2016-2020 broadcast deal.

Five key things out of the new ARU broadcast deal.

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has announced new and significantly improved media rights arrangements for 2016-2020.
The Argentinian Super Rugby team will be called the Jaguares, it was announced overnight.
NSW Rugby’s decision to align their Junior Gold Cup (JGC) teams to the state’s four Buildcorp NRC sides is paying dividends with the Sydney Stars aligned Eastern Province using it as an inspiration for the 2016 season. 
A prominent sporting leader had high praise for Wallabies back Kurtley Beale this week, in the lead up to the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race.
Lock Rob Simmons looms as the likely man to step up to the Reds captaincy in the absence of James Slipper.
The Australian Men’s Sevens team have been dealt a major blow, with star Pama Fou to undergo surgery.

It was a day of mixed news for the Australian Women's Sevens team.

There's still a couple of rounds to go until the teams are announced but which stars could we see at the Sydney 7s?

Will Skelton and Wycliff Palu were the latest Wallabies to show their support in the fight against domestic violence.
Taqele Naiyaravoro announced his arrival on the European stage with a hat-trick for Glasgow against Scarlets on the weekend.
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team knows improvement is needed to feature in the World Series’ top echelon.
The Australian Rugby community is saddened by the passing of former Wallabies prop John ‘Jake’ Howard, who passed away suddenly on Friday aged 70.
Australia’s Men's Sevens team will battle a hostile crowd in their Cup quarter-final against South Africa in the Cape Town Sevens. 
VIVA7s was officially launched in Queensland at the home of Queensland Rugby on Saturday with over 200 people taking part in the non-contact version of the game. 
A Wallabies flavour kicked off the weekend for those at Gore Hill Oval in Sydney’s north, with World Cup stars Will Skelton and Wycliff Palu on hand for the VIVA7s carnival. 
Waratahs and Wallabies lock Will Skelton has his sights set on a pre-season return from the pectoral injury that ended his World Cup.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens side have been handed a daunting pool for the Sao Paulo leg of the 2015-16 HSBC Women's Sevens World Series.

A year of injury hasn’t curtailed the rise of referee Amy Perrett, named as an official for two women’s Six Nations matches.
One of World Rugby’s top female referees, Australia’s own Amy Perrett will join her colleague, Angus Gardner, in refereeing the Six Nations tournament in 2016. 
A team of vintage Reds will try to  show they're aging like their beverage namesake in this weekend’s Queensland VIVA7s  tournament  at Ballymore.
When Boyd Killingworth was playing at suburban ovals in the NRC and Shute Shield, he couldn't have imagined lining up in front of a packed stadium just months later.
Tom Staniforth has played just one game for the Brumbies but he is already playing a big role off the field.
Wallabies back rower David Pocock has been recognised by his peers and fans, claiming both the Medal for Excellence and the People’s Choice Award after a stellar 2015.
The sporting nursery of Australia, Wagga in regional NSW played host to some potential Australian Olympic Rugby stars over the weekend. 
Paul Asquith has racked up the kilometres through his rugby career and the journey has paid off for the newest Melbourne Rebel.
Melbourne Rebels rookie Reece Hodge is acutely aware of social media perils but it’s the bright side he wants to focus on.

Take a look at what the Wallabies are up to during their breaks.

Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens player Chloe Dalton is set to undergo arm surgery, ruling her out of the side’s second World Series tournament.
Qantas Australian Men's Sevens interim Head Coach Scott Bowen has made three changes for the inaugural HSBC Cape Town Sevens, which kicks off this weekend (Saturday).
Qantas Wallabies and Australian Sevens will see the action at the VIVA7s Carnival at Gore Hill in Sydney this Friday afternoon.

The new era of Queensland rugby begins with a massive pre-season clash.

The Australian Women's’ Sevens team started its season perfectly but how they deal with being the hunted will be their next challenge.
With an Argentinian franchise entering Super Rugby in 2016, an international move wasn’t an easy decision for scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli.
Another two-try performance from Drew Mitchell iced a big Toulon win over Agen, among a line up considered one of the best in club rugby history.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens will play Ireland in a three-match series at next year's Sydney Sevens.

The Australian Women’s Sevens team are hoping an extended break between tournaments will help heal their injured players.
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team finished sixth in Dubai after losing a thrilling extra-time Plate final against South Africa.

Wallabies scrumhalf Will Genia will make his long-awaited debut for Stade Francais this weekend, almost a month after arriving at the club.

The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens side will take on Fiji in their Cup quarter-final on Saturday night.

The Australian Women’s Sevens team claimed their second Dubai title in three years and coach Tim Walsh says there’s plenty more to come.
Who will be able to slot into the sky blue 13 in 2016?
The Queensland Reds have signed Canterbury lock Ben Matwijow as injury cover for Kane Douglas.
The Australian Rugby Union today confirmed locations and dates for the 2016 Senior and Youth National Sevens Championships.
Wallabies winger Adam Ashley-Cooper is in France and he doesn’t want to ease his way into his new club.
A sudden-death showdown with New Zealand awaits the Australian Women’s Sevens team in Dubai on Friday night (AEDT) but coach Tim Walsh says they’re ready.
Nathan Charles was a Wallaby just a year ago, before a pectoral injury put a pause on his time in green and gold.
He’s yet to receive his final high school results but Brumbies rookie Nick Jooste has already begun his professional Rugby career.
How do you replace a player like Adam Ashley-Cooper? 
Victoria’s Junior Gold Cup players are taking inspiration from the state’s first home grown Melbourne Rebels squad members.... 
With the Wallabies contingent not returning until January, Waratahs defence coach Nathan Grey says this next month is the chance for the Waratahs’ fringe players to stand up.
The Wallabies back row is not an easy group to break into but Brumbies back rower Jarrad Butler isn’t losing hope that he might crack the national squad in years to come.

Dubai has been a happy hunting ground for the Qantas Australian Sevens teams in recent seasons.

Which Super Rugby players could make a push for the Wallabies in 2016?
Want to keep track of our sevens teams in Dubai but not sure how? We’ve got you covered. 
Reece Robinson has always preferred running rugby and it’s that which saw him land at the Waratahs for 2016.
November 2015
Western Force back Kyle Godwin is confident the team can start anew in 2016.
Wallabies duo Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell led a drought-breaking Toulon win, headlining Aussie performances overseas this week.
Two Wallabies flyhalves will go head-to-head in Japan this weekend, when the Panasonic Wild Knights take on the Ricoh Black Rams.  
Jono Lance might be a new Western Force face but he has already been a winner in Perth.  
Tom Kingston was nearly a Sevens player five years ago, just as he entered the professional rugby ranks.
All Blacks veteran Brad Thorn has played under some legendary coaches in his career across two rugby codes and he’ll be drawing on one in particular as he embarks on full-time coaching.
Qantas Australian Men's Sevens interim coach Scott Bowen has selected three debutants in his 12-man squad for the opening round of the 2015-16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
When Andrew Smith decided to come home after two seasons in Europe, the Brumbies were the only club he considered.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team has launched its 2016 calendar to raise funds for the Cancer Council.

Incoming SANZAR CEO Andy Marinos has no doubt Japanese team, the Sunwolves, will feature in the 2016 Super Rugby competition.


The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens squad for the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series opener in Dubai has been named by Head Coach Tim Walsh.
Rookie flyhalf Jake McIntyre is not Quade Cooper but the Queensland Reds don’t need him to be.
Wallabies prop Sekope Kepu has landed at his new French club, Bordeaux Begles.
As summer continues to develop in the nation’s capital, so does the preparation of the ACT’s Junior Gold Cup sides, who are using an ambitious but considered strength and conditioning program to target success in 2016. 
Goondiwindi State School students are encouraged to always have a go and it’s that characteristic which helped them win National Rugby Week.
The Queensland Reds expect improvement in 2016 and head coach Richard Graham knows pre-season is critical to that goal. 

Robbie Coleman is ready for cutting season. 

The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens program has announced the signing of Boyd Killingworth.
Queensland Reds centre Samu Kerevi says the team has full faith in coach Richard Graham and its entire coaching staff ahead of the 2016 season.

The Rugby World Cup has come to an end and the Wallabies squad are enjoying a well deserved break ahead of the 2016 season, but what are they all up to?

South African Andy Marinos has been named as the new SANZAR CEO.
Former Wallabies flanker George Smith was the star of the weekend for Wallabies based overseas this week.
Queensland Reds assistant coach Nick Stiles says the team can return to the heights of Queensland scrums past, despite major injury setbacks.
Wallabies Joe Tomane and Tevita Kuridrani found the scoresheet but it wasn’t enough to help the Barbarians over the line against Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday.
Wallabies flyhalf Bernard Foley is set to make his Japanese debut this weekend, headlining a list of Aussies in action around the globe
Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones will coach England into the next Rugby World Cup, after signing a four-year contract with the RFU.

Wallabies captain Stephen Moore stepped back in time on Thursday, ahead of the Barbarians’ clash with Argentina on Sunday (AEDT).

It’s the first week back on deck for most of our Aussie Super Rugby sides, but there has been plenty of action in the off-season - here are all the ins and outs.
Four capped Wallabies will start in Michael Cheika’s Barbarians team to play Argentina on Sunday morning (AEDT) at Twickenham.
Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has backed his players to step up after an off-season of change.

Take a look at some of Jonah Lomu's best moments on the rugby field.

In junior rugby, there’s always that one child who’s bigger than everyone else, the one the others know to pass to if they want to inflict some quick damage.
Jonah Lomu put rugby on the map in the professional age, but his legacy will be seen as much through the things he did when he was nowhere near a rugby ball, former Wallabies centre Tim Horan says.

ARU CEO Bill Pulver extended condolences to the New Zealand Rugby Union, and family and friends of Jonah Lomu.

The Rugby community paid tribute to All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu at the news of his passing on Wednesday.

Wallabies winger Joe Tomane scored a hat-trick as a star-studded Barbarians side lit up Kingsholm with a 10-try 62-14 win over Gloucester.
Aussie men’s sevens veteran James Stannard says it’s up to the side’s players to continue to perform as the 2015-16 World Series kicks off.
He’s flown across the country to start a new Super Rugby chapter but there are plenty of familiar faces at the Western Force for Ben Tapuai. 
The Western Force has worked hard on bringing youth to its backline but experienced flyhalf Peter Grant hopes to add some valuable experience to the side.
Michael Cheika says he’s living the dream as Australia coach and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
The stakes won’t be as high for Wallabies coach Michael Cheika when he hits Twickenham this weekend as they were just shy of a month ago.
It wasn’t until the flight attendant said it out loud that Tom Cusack felt the reality of Olympic qualification sinking in.
Scott Bowen will take over the reins of the men’s sevens team for the opening rounds of the 2015-16 World Series, as the process of selecting a permanent mentor continues.
It was a disrupted weekend for some of the Australian players overseas, with all France Champions and Challenge Cup fixtures cancelled due to the Paris terror attacks.
Wallabies back Matt Toomua will join the Leicester Tigers on a three-year deal from the end of 2016.
Western Australia’s Junior Gold Cup sides have kicked off their preparation for the 2016 tournament well with training under way for the successful sides from the west.  
Australia’s men’s sevens team has qualified for the Rio Olympics, with a 50-0 win over Tonga in the final of the Oceania qualifier. 

Our men’s and women’s sevens teams have qualified for the Olympics, so what’s next for the sides?

Former Wallaby Julian Huxley says players need to take responsibility in their well being when deciding on flexible contract arrangements.
The Australian Barbarians have taken a clean sweep in their tour of New Zealand with a 40-24 win over the Heartland XV.

Which Wallabies are in action overseas this weekend?

Tim Walsh has juggled the men’s and women’s sevens programs in the last three months but his focus will be all on the women in 2016.
The Brumbies have confirmed the signing of Argentine scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli for 2016 Super Rugby season, on a two-year deal.
The only Wallabies captain to win a Grand Slam, Andrew Slack, says building depth will be critical for Australia’s chances to end a 32-year gap between European whitewashes.
After falling one win short of a Rugby World Cup triumph, the Qantas Wallabies will return to the northern hemisphere next Spring for a history-making shot at the ‘Grand Slam’.
Brad Harris and Darren Coleman have made several changes to the side for the second and last match of the Barbarians tour of New Zealand against the Heartland XV at Cooks Garden, Wanganui.
Wallabies flyer Henry Speight will not play in this weekend’s Oceania sevens tournament but his namesake teammate is set to make his fully-fledged sevens debut.
Wallabies fullback Israel Folau will be sidelined for three months after scans confirmed he will require surgery on an ankle injury sustained at the Rugby World Cup.
Australian Referee Angus Gardner will officiate his first major Tier one International Test match when he is the man in the middle for the Six Nations clash between Ireland and Italy in Dublin on Saturday 12 March 2016.  
It’s been a whirlwind four months for sevens teenager Henry Hutchison, who shapes as playing a major part in this weekend’s Oceania tournament in Auckland.
Wallabies flyhalf Bernard Foley became the first player to embark on his flexible ARU contract, heading to Japanese club Ricoh Black Rams on Tuesday.
Less players for the two Junior Gold Cup sides in South Australia won’t be an excuse for the teams as they begin preparation for the 2016 Junior Gold Cup. 
One hundred years on from the landing at Gallipoli, we remember the Wallabies who were lost at war.
The Australian Barbarians side has taken a 38-32 win in the first of two games against the New Zealand Heartland XV at Levin Domain in Levin this afternoon.
Interim men’s sevens coach Tim Walsh says the program would “be crazy” not to welcome fifteens players into the fold, but everyone vying for an Olympic spot would need to earn it.
The Australian Barbarians side has named its side for the first of two games against the Heartland XV at Levin Domain in Levin on Tuesday. 
Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens interim Head Coach Tim Walsh has named an extended 15-man squad for the Oceania Regional Olympic Qualifier in Auckland (14-15 November).
We asked and you voted - Ben McCalman’s try-saving tackle on Wales’ George North was your favourite Wallabies World Cup moment.

Some of the best posts from our men in gold during their World Cup journey

Wallabes lock Rob Simmons says he never felt comfortable under coach Michael Cheika but that was the best thing for him.
Wallabies lock Kane Douglas faces surgery on his injured left knee this week after MRI scans confirmed he sustained a ruptured ACL during Australia's World Cup Final against New Zealand.

He just returned from the World Cup  but Michael Cheika won’t be staying still for long, set to head up an Australian contingent in this month’s Barbarians games.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says he hopes Quade Cooper returns to the Australian international rugby fold in the future.
There will be plenty of anticipation about a Bledisloe reunion in 2016 but Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said his focus would be first on a blockbuster England series.

What was your favourite Wallabies' World Cup moment?

Many of the current Wallabies squad were inspired by their predecessors’ World Cup heroics and they hope their 2015 campaign will start to do the same for the next generation.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has been recognised for his rapid transformation of the national team with the World Rugby Coach of the Year Award.

A final berth was never job done for the Wallabies and a runner-up finish is only the beginning for this team, coach Michael Cheika says.

Some of the numbers of the Wallabies' World Cup campaign.

Kurtley Beale’s progression in the last year has in many ways epitomised the transformation of the Wallabies’ team and his teammates say he can only get better after a sensational Rugby World Cup.

Michael Cheika took over the Wallabies just more than a year ago, wanting to re-inject pride into the gold jersey.
Whether or not Wallabies halfback Will Genia plays in a gold jersey again, he says he will always be proud that he was a part of the 2015 national team..
For Wallabies fullback Israel Folau, the Rugby World Cup was a learning curve that he is confident he will be able to build on.

What can we take out of the Wallabies' Rugby World Cup final performance?

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says he never lost belief in his team through their determined World Cup final performance.
The Wallabies finished Rugby World Cup 2015 runners-up at Twickenham on Saturday, despite a gallant defensive effort against New Zealand.
October 2015

The Sydney Opera House turned green and gold on Friday night to support the Wallabies ahead of their Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand.

Brisbane City has won successive Buildcorp NRC titles after a hard-fought 21-10 win over the UC Vikings at Ballymore.

Games that are the pinnacle of any sporting competition can be as much about the names absent than those included.

Where were the current Wallabies during the 2003 World Cup final?

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has never donned a Wallabies jersey but this World Cup journey has taught him about national pride.
There is one more brutal 80 minute effort left for the Wallabies in the 2015 World Cup and coach Michael Cheika says it will take more than just brawn to get through it.

Where will this weekend's final be decided?

He doesn’t recall many match details but one name stood out for a seven-year-old Adam Ashley among weeks of bleary-eyed mornings during the 1991 World Cup.
In what will be a massive Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning of rugby in Australia, the second Buildcorp NRC title will be decided at Brisbane’s iconic Ballymore Oval.

Take a look at some of the stats from the Wallabies' 2015 campaign and finals past.

How did the Wallabies win their second Webb Ellis Cup?

Wallabies prop Scott Sio knows he will be fit to face New Zealand on Saturday because he wouldn’t be able to face his teammates if he wasn’t.
Playing behind one of, if not the most dominant forward pack in the Buildcorp NRC in 2015, Vikings flyhalf Christian Lealiifano thinks he’s got it easy at the moment.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says rhetoric means nothing ahead of the World Cup final.

Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika has announced his team for the Rugby World Cup 2015 Final against New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday (Sunday 3am AEDT) 

Drew Mitchell is finding himself feeling fresher as the minutes tick down in games and he has a baptism of fire to thank for it.
Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House will turn Green and Gold in support of the Wallabies.

Re-live the Wallabies' first World Cup win.

The Wallabies have one more step on their journey this weekend, when they vie for a record third Rugby World Cup.

David Pocock’s favourite bird is the crested barbet.

They’re thousands of kilometres away from home and at least nine hours removed from their home cities but the Wallabies know the effect a World Cup final can have on the sport in Australia.
Will Genia may yet play for the Wallabies again once this World Cup is over, but the Wallabies halfback feels very much like this will be his Test farewell.
This time last season, all the talk from the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship semi-finals was around how well Brisbane City had timed their run.

He’s been to a World Cup final as a player and Wallabies defence coach Nathan Grey says it’s a more selfless existence with the clipboard in hand. 

The Wallabies are looking to maintain their balance between attack and defence in the Rugby World Cup final.

When Michael Cheika took over the Wallabies reins last year, the World Cup was not really on his radar.

Stephen Moore will line up as Wallabies captain on Saturday, one of possibly six in the match-day 23 that has led the side.

That some Wallabies were riding segways on Sunday night while David Pocock nestled up in bed to watch a David Attenborough documentary encapsulates the diversity of this Australia team.

The Wallabies have a choice to make this week and coach Michael Cheika is confident they will make the right one.

Some of the key stats from the Wallabies' semi-final win

When the World Cup final rolls around, Michael Cheika will have been at the Wallabies helm for 374 days.

Wallabies openside flanker Michael Hooper says Australia’s back row can continue to grow.

What did we glean from the Wallabies' win over Argentina?

Michael Cheika’s Wallabies are scoring tries because that’s what the people want, he says.
An Adam Ashley-Cooper hat-trick helped send the Wallabies into their fourth Rugby World Cup Final, as they beat Argentina 29-15 in a tense Semi-Final at Twickenham on Sunday (Monday AEDT).
The Australian Men's Sevens program has kept its preparation for the Rio 2016 Regional Olympic Qualifier on track with an impressive win at the Central Coast Sevens.
There’s a very different feeling around the 2015 World Cup Wallabies than their 2011 counterparts and prop Sekope Kepu puts it down to one secret ingredient: love.

When things get difficult against Argentina on Sunday, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika wants his team to enjoy it.

Some of the numbers behind the Wallabies' semi-final

 Passion is not borne out of one match or one tournament but Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hopes this Wallabies team can encourage fans to join the ride for the long haul.
Argentina number eight Leonardo Senatore says the Pumas will be ready for the challenge of the Wallabies back row on Sunday.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says there’s no risk in playing Israel Folau and David Pocock in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final.
Michael Hooper has attacked his Test career the same way he does every game - with ferocity, energy and pace.

Where will Sunday's semi-final be decided?

World Cup semi-finals are physically draining but ultimately decided by the mind, Wallabies lock Rob Simmons says.
Stephen Larkham created one of the most iconic World Cup moments with his drop goal in the 1999 semi-final and his transition into coaching has come as no surprise to many teammates. 

Take a look at the Wallabies' clashes with Argentina since 2012.

David Pocock and Israel Folau will return to action for the Wallabies in the Rugby World Cup 2015 Semi-Final against Argentina at Twickenham on Sunday (Monday 3am AEDT).
The Wallabies will give their injured trio until the last minute to prove their fitness for Sunday’s semi-final against Argentina.
Two full seasons of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship are very nearly behind us.
When the Wallabies lost to New Zealand in the 2011 World Cup semi-final, prop James Slipper wasn’t sure if he’d have another chance to play for a final spot again. 
The NSW Junior Gold Cup (JGC) sides will have a direct link to their relevant Buildcorp National Rugby Championship (NRC) teams 

For Bernard Foley, rugby is about the basics, not the miracles.

You can make every sip count in November and help raise money for spinal injury research.

The Wallabies will play their sixth World Cup semi-final on Sunday, against Argentina, the latest in a rich history of epic final four games.
Former Wallabies fly half Michael Lynagh is one of the few who understands intimately the opportunity the Wallabies created for themselves this World Cup.

Wherever you go, you take the weather with you.

James Hanson hasn’t played a match in the Rugby World Cup so far but he feels like he has.

They say winning is addictive but Wallabies centre Matt Giteau believes it’s improvement that has become the centre piece for Australia.
Sean McMahon is a competitive beast but when he was selected for the World Cup, the “Mad Dog” thought he would mainly be unleashed on the training field.

Wallabies prop Greg Holmes is champing at the bit to have another go at the Argentinian scrum.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika makes no secret of the fact he wanted lock Kane Douglas back in the international fold when he departed for Ireland’s Leinster.
Regardless of which national anthem Wallabies scrum coach Mario Ledesma is singing on Sunday afternoon, there's only one team that he'll be focused on.
The second Buildcorp National Rugby Championship Semi Final shapes as the proverbial ‘David and Goliath’ battle.
Fans will have their last chance to get their hands on Wallabies semi-final tickets, with a final release of tickets on sale now.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is positive about the progress of David Pocock, who will be eased back into training ahead of Sunday’s semi-final.
Argentina says it’s focused on embracing its semi-final experience, as it prepares for a final four clash with the Wallabies.
It’s one of those situations where the NRC has reached the Semi-Finals in a heartbeat, yet the start of the nine rounds of the regular season feels like an eternity ago.
Wallabies outside centre Tevita Kuridrani is starting to find his feet in the Rugby World Cup and says he hopes to carry his form into Australia’s semi-final.
Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has named a squad packed with World Series experience for the 2015 UON Central Coast Sevens.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says they will be wary of Argentina’s growing versatility in their semi-final on Sunday.

Wallabies loosehead Scott Sio will undergo scans on his elbow after being injured in Sunday’s win over Scotland.

The ARU announce Buildcorp NRC Player of the Season as well as the Australian Barbarians squad to tour New Zealand.

Some of the key stats from the Wallabies' quarter-final win.

There are few bigger stages in rugby than a World Cup knock-out final and when it doubles as a milestone match, the spotlight is even more intense.
Wallabies halfback Will Genia sat on the bench looking at the ground, waiting for a 77,110 strong crowd to tell him whether he would be back at Twickenham next week.
Australian Men's Sevens interim Head Coach Tim Walsh has named a 12-man squad for the 2015 UON Central Coast Sevens.

What did we learn from the Wallabies' win over Scotland?

The Wallabies won’t be shying away from their need to improve after a last-gasp win over Scotland, says coach Michael Cheika.

A last-minute Bernard Foley penalty has sent the Wallabies into their sixth Rugby World Cup semi-final, where they will meet Argentina after a heart-stopping 35-34 win over Scotland. 
When Matt Giteau and Stephen Moore play their 100th Tests on Sunday, only six other Wallabies will know how significant it is.
There has been plenty made of selection battles in the Wallabies team this World Cup, but one that has bubbled under the surface somewhat is that of the starting locks.
Stephen Moore is Wallabies captain and on the verge of becoming just the seventh Australian Test centurion but the 32-year-old says he has plenty to learn.

Scotland forwards Ross Ford and Jonny Gray are free to play the Wallabies in their World Cup quarter-final after having their three-week suspensions overturned.

They’re still the enemy at Twickenham but Michael Cheika says the Wallabies are starting to build resistance against the thunder.

Where will Sunday's quarter-final be won?

The first time Matt Giteau felt he belonged in a Test jersey came almost two years after his debut.

Scotland is adamant it won’t be just making up the numbers in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

Stephen Moore and Matt Giteau will become the newest Wallabies centurions, both named to play their 100th Test against Scotland in Sunday’s (Monday AEDT) Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final.
 Adam Ashley-Cooper had the chance to create a happy moment with a childhood friend in a week that has put rugby in stark perspective for the Wallabies veteran.
ARU Board Director Ann Sherry was last night named the overall winner of the 2015 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.
Scotland believe they could pull off an upset against Australia in their quarter final on Sunday and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika agrees.
For Jordan Way this weekend’s last round of the Buildcorp NRC represents the next step on his refereeing journey.  

We asked and you answered - which of Matt Giteau's 99 Tests has been his best?

The Australian Men's Sevens side has been drawn in Pool A for the Olympic Oceania Regional Qualifier which takes place in Auckland on the weekend of 14-15 November.

We asked and you answered- which of Stephen Moore's 99 Tests has been his best?

The final round of the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship sees no less than five teams competing for the final two spots in the finals series.
Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and Qantas have enhanced their existing partnership with a new commitment to sustainability. 

Australia's pool matches by the numbers.

Toby Smith is relishing the opportunity to be part of the World Cup.

The Wallabies have had a mixed recent history against Scotland, after their prolific winning streak ended.

The Wallabies have maintained a day-by-day focus through their World Cup tournament but back Matt Toomua says it hasn't been easy.

Wallabies flyhalf Bernard Foley says there’s still plenty of improvement left in his halves combination with Will Genia. 
The Australian Rugby Union today confirmed the dates, times and venues for the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship Semi-Finals.
When Japan shocked South Africa on the opening weekend of the Rugby World Cup, Wallabies flanker Scott Fardy enjoyed it a bit more than most.

Stephen Moore will lead the Wallabies in his 100th Australia cap, against Scotland

Matt Giteau has had an unlikely road to his 100th Wallabies cap.
Stephen Moore’s head, or more specifically the top of it, shows everything you need to know about the brutality of the Rugby World Cup.
This time last year, the Melbourne Rising were flying.

NSW Waratahs’ Tim Rapp and Queensland Reds’ Jason Gilmore will join Head Coach Adrian Thompson as Assistant Coaches in the Australian U20s coaching structure for 2016.   
You don’t have to be religious to think the rugby gods might have been taking extra notice of Scott Sio this week.
The Tower of London holds the British crown jewels, but Wallabies halfback Nick Phipps was focused on a different kind of diamond on a rare day off on Sunday.

The scrum doctor is in the house.

Wallabies back rower Ben McCalman says the Wallabies have always had a squad mentality, with training to start on Tuesday ahead of Sunday’s quarter-final.
Australia will not be tempted into resting players for their quarter-final against Scotland, despite a handful of injury concerns from their win over Wales on Saturday.
The word ‘belief’ has come up almost every day of the Wallabies’ World Cup but winger Drew Mitchell says it's the actions not the words that will define this team.

There wasn’t one standout performance in the Wallabies’ grind against Wales but rather a handful of players who injected fresh legs.

The Wallabies’ defensive efforts had everyone talking after their 15-6 win over Wales but both captain and coach said the reasons behind it were simple.

Australia will play Scotland in the Rugby World Cup quarter finals after a 15-6 win over Wales.

Israel Folau thrives in the spotlight.

Michael Cheika is taking the World Cup day by day but the Wallabies coach says this campaign sits on a larger canvas for Australian rugby.
 Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says having a quarter final spot secured will not affect their motivation against Wales on Saturday.

Where will Saturday's Pool A clash be decided?

After a disappointing 2014 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, incoming University of Canberra Vikings coach Brad Harris knew that 2015 was going to be a season of high expectation.
Kane Douglas says the Wallabies are benefitting from the tight-knit environment that Michael Cheika has tried to create throughout the squad.
Wallabies Rookie of the Year Sean McMahon will replace Michael Hooper in Australia’s side to take on Wales at Twickenham.
People have been patting them on the back all week but the Wallabies need only look back two months in time for a reminder that there is no security in international rugby. 

The final 15 minutes on Saturday will decide Pool A, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says.

With victory last week, the chances of the NSW Country Eagles repeating their 2014 finals appearance remain alive and well.
The Wallabies have the recent wood over the Welsh but victories haven’t come easy for Australia in that time. 

Wallabies back Matt Toomua says the carrot of a possible starting spot is driving him each week.

Michael Hooper won’t enjoy sitting on the sidelines as his team fight for the top Pool A spot but the Wallabies vice-captain is moving on quickly from his one-match suspension

Michael Hooper has been suspended for one week, after pleading guilty to a foul play charge.

Bernard Foley is the “iceman” but he wants to emulate the efficiency shown by Wallabies attack coach and legendary fly half Stephen Larkham.
Wallabies fullback Israel Folau is in doubt for the side’s final Pool A clash against Wales, still recovering from an ankle injury. 
Though the NRC strives to be our equivalent of the ITM Cup or Currie Cup, in its current infant stage it can’t compete with the traditions of those competitions.
Consistency has become the Wallabies’ mantra in the scrum, loosehead prop Scott Sio says.  
With top spot in Pool A still up for grabs, Australia flanker Scott Fardy says the Wallabies won’t be turning the intensity down. 
Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper has been cited for his involvement in a ruck in Australia's win over England. 

Kurtley Beale appreciates every moment he spends representing Australia.  Just as significant for the 26-year-old, though, is representing his family.  

The Wallabies just pulled off a historical first, relegating a World Cup host to spectator status before the end of the pool stages, but coach Michael Cheika is urging them to keep it real.  
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika wants his fly halves to control the game and that’s exactly what Bernard Foley did on Saturday night.  
Australia sealed a Rugby World Cup 2015 quarter-finals berth with a 33-13 win over England at Twickenham on Saturday night, ending the host’s tournament in the pool stages. 
Wallabies vice-captain Adam Ashley-Cooper will enter Twickenham on Saturday night with no doubt in his mind.  

What will be the keys to victory when Australia takes on England?

Regardless of the final score at Twickenham on Saturday, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said they wouldn’t be beaten out by a desperate home side
I mentioned the importance of nailing three-point conversions in the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship and how it’s hurt teams, in yesterday’s profile with Greater Sydney Rams skipper, Jed Holloway.
Less than a year ago, Michael Cheika took up the reins of the Wallabies, ready to rebuild the team from the inside out.
Following the Wallabies training session at Dulwich College earlier this morning, Michael Cheika has named his bench for Saturday's match against England at Twickenham. 
When David Pocock was on his road back from a second knee reconstruction, he wasn’t thinking about games like Saturday’s against England.
Traditional is not an adjective that comes to mind when talking about Wallabies coach, Michael Cheika
Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting line up from the Wallabies’ opening match against Fiji to face England at Twickenham, London on Saturday (6:00am Sunday AEDT).
FOX SPORTS’ cameras head to the golden west of Sydney tonight, with the Greater Sydney Rams hosting their first TV game of the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, against the North Harbour Rays at Pirtek Stadium in Parramatta.
Anglo-Australian rivalries are some of the biggest in sport and that between the Wallabies and England falls squarely into that category
September 2015

Wallabies flanker Scott Fardy says it will be a strange build up to this weekend’s clash with England, as they prepare to play at Twickenham. 

Matt Giteau knows what it’s like to play a Rugby World Cup on home turf. 

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says he trusts the depth of Australian rugby, after two injury replacements overnight. 

The Wallabies' comeback crew has grown by one more with the addition of Sam Carter to the World Cup squad.

James Hanson and Sam Carter have been called up to the Wallabies Rugby World Cup squad, replacing injured duo Wycliff Palu and Will Skelton.
Just when it seemed the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship top four was starting to sort itself out, Round 6 results last weekend proved that there are still a few surprises left in store yet in season 2015.

Did anyone make enough of an impression against Uruguay to disrupt selection for the Wallabies' crucial England clash?

Australian Schools ran out out 39-18 winners over Samoan Schools in an exciting contest at Brisbane's Tennyson grounds.
In perfect conditions at Gregory Terrace fields, Tennyson, the Australian Schools Barbarians battled against New Zealand Schools in a tightly contested match up.
SANZAR today confirmed that Super Rugby is set for its most significant evolution yet with four conferences, three new teams, two new countries and a brand new trophy for the 2016 season.
The Australian Rugby Union today announced Simon Kennewell and Stephan van der Walt have signed contracts with the Men's Sevens team while Nick Poulos joins the Qantas Australian Sevens program as Head of Athletic Performance - Men from AFL giants Adelaide Crows.
As Australia worked their way through the 2011 World Cup knockout phases, Drew Mitchell was watching on from the United States. 

Australia’s plenitude of top-flight openside flankers is getting ridiculous.

They’re two from two but Wallabies coach Michael Cheika knows his team will need to step up to face England next Saturday, after their “rugged” win over Uruguay. 

Wallabies  coach Michael Cheika says the side will consider appealing Quade Cooper’s yellow card.

Drew Mitchell made the most of his starting opportunity, becoming Australia’s most prolific World Cup try-scorer as the Wallabies notched a 65-3 win over Uruguay at Birmingham’s Villa Park on Sunday. 

All the Rugby World Cup countries marked Keep Rugby Clean day on Saturday.

Mere months ago, the thought that Dean Mumm would be playing at the World Cup was fanciful.
The Wallabies team has been named to play Uruguay in their second match of Rugby World Cup 2015 at Villa Park on Sunday September 27, with Dean Mumm earning the prestigious honour of becoming the 84th player to Captain the Wallabies.
DHL, the official logistics partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, has underscored its commitment to the global game by extending its partnership with the Men's and Women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
When the Western Force were created and added to what became the Super 14 competition in 2006, one of the big ticket items was the opportunity to properly grow the great game of rugby in Western Australia.
A new identity has helped the Wallabies find their way and vice-captain Adam Ashley-Cooper says it’s helped the team win back the Australian public’s respect. 
The Wallabies’ starting side for Sunday’s match against Uruguay has been settled but intrigue still remains around the eight men who’ll take to the bench.  
The Wallabies are confident they can continue to improve their set pieces after their win over Fiji.   
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika won't be losing any sleep over Australia's lack of bonus point after their World Cup opener.  
After two injury-plagued seasons, NSW Country Eagles flyhalf Jono Lance is loving being out on the park and playing again, particularly at a time of the year where he traditionally would have been getting stuck into pre-season training.
David Pocock proved it doesn’t matter what number he wears on his back, with a scintillating first-half performance setting up a 28-13 Wallabies win over Fiji. 
The Wallabies open their World Cup campaign tonight against Fiji, let's take a closer look at the two sides' chances in the Cardiff match.
The Wallabies will start their World Cup campaign at the venue where they last won a William Webb Ellis Trophy. 

Two improved scrums will be put to the test when Australia takes on Fiji tomorrow morning (AEST).

How did Australia's pool opponents go in their first hit-outs?

The halfway point of the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship saw some big wins posted around the country, and the downhill run home to the finals commence in earnest.

Wallabies assistant coach Stephen Larkham broke a young David Pocock’s heart but the pair's relationship could be critical to the Wallabies' World Cup campaign this time around.

The NSW Waratahs have signed up sevens player Brad Wilkin for two seasons.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was pretty blunt when explaining the decision to select both Michael Hooper and David Pocock for the Wallabies’ World Cup opener. 
The Australian Schoolboys are set to take on powerhouse rivals New Zealand and an ever-improving Samoan Schools in the Schoolboy Tri-Nations, beginning on Thursday (September 24) in Brisbane.
Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika has named his team for its opening match of Rugby World Cup 2015 against Fiji at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Wednesday (1.45am Thursday AEST).
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says honesty will be key for his team ahead of his first World Cup team announcement
Wallabies legend Tim Horan was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame overnight. 

Tournaments become memorable for the cult heroes they produce as much as the games and this Rugby World Cup is no different.

It’s all about consistency for the Wallabies in the World Cup and flyhalf Bernard Foley says, for him, it’s started with kicking.

Dean Mumm always knew he would be at Twickenham when the Wallabies played England and Wales. 

The Wallabies will watch Saturday morning’s England v Fiji match closely but it won't affect their selections as they prepare for their own World Cup to kick off.

The Waratahs have signed hooker Tolu Latu to a long-term deal, keeping him in NSW until the end of 2018. 

One of the real surprises in the run up to the opening round of this year’s Buildcorp National Rugby Championship was Queensland Country unveiling 19 year-old scrumhalf James Tuttle as their skipper for 2015.
Quade Cooper has had his fair share of online criticism but he took to Twitter to speak out over the issue of cyber bulling after it affected him in a tragic way.
Ten seconds and a token question was all the involvement Wallabies halfback Will Genia had in his first official 2015 World Cup media commitment.
It’s been dubbed the pool of death but what are the Wallabies really up against in their World Cup group?
Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell are surrounded by  Rugby World Cup winners from around the globe but the pair say they’ll be keeping it local as the 2015 tournament ramps up.
Remember Tom Kingston? He’s the fresh-faced outside back who burst onto the scene for the Waratahs in 2011, took out the Young Waratah of the year, and seemed set to take Australian rugby by storm.

Many coaches have close to four years to prepare for a World Cup. Michael Cheika has had less than one to prepare the Wallabies for their World Cup assignment.

As he received his participation medal and cap in Bath on Wednesday morning, Wallabies vice-captain Adam Ashley-Cooper says the World Cup was starting to feel a little bit more real.
Former All Black Zac Guildford has signed with the Waratahs for the 2016 season.
Qantas Australian Men's Sevens interim Head Coach Tim Walsh has praised his charges after a successful tour of New Zealand.
There will be two entirely different Wallabies sides lining up for their opening World Cup matches but coach Michael Cheika says it’s all part of the plan. 
The Queensland Reds have confirmed the signing of St George Illawarra winger Eto Nabuli for the next two years.
Australian boys Sevens skipper Lachlan Anderson has predicted that the team-mates he played alongside at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa "will be around for a very long time."
Though there has been a lot to like about this season’s Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, the completion of the fourth round of the competition is probably the point to step back and look at and wonder why some sides haven’t started as well as they’d have hoped.
With just four days remaining until Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off in England, fans are gearing up across the country to cheer on the men in gold in their bid for a third William Webb Ellis Trophy.
The Australian Sevens boys and girls teams representing the country at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa have earned a gold and silver medal.
The mercury continues to rise in a hot and humid Indiana, USA, as does the excitement in the Wallabies camp for their first match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, now only 12 days away. 
The Australian Rugby Sevens boys and girls teams competing at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Apia will play for gold medals tomorrow.
126,571 young Australians will get their first taste of Rugby when National Rugby Week (NRW) kicks off across the country on Monday, September 14.
The wait is almost over for Australia to turn green and gold and believe in our Wallabies with the Rugby World Cup 2015 just around the corner. 
The boys and girls team representing Australia in the Rugby Sevens at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games got their campaigns off to the perfect start in Apia today.
As one of a string of players who were rested for the Wallabies win over the USA Eagles in Chicago on the weekend, Drew Mitchell is looking forward to getting to the UK and contributing to Australia’s 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign. 
Playing in is third and final Rugby World Cup, Adam Ashley-Cooper is setting his sights on the top prize.
Australian Schoolboy and Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team representative Harrison Goddard alongside a formidable Australian Sevens side, are looking to prove their worth ahead of their first round clash at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Apia Samoa today.
Interim Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh will take 20 players for the week-long pre-season tour to Rotorua in New Zealand.
The Wallabies have run out 47-10 winners over the USA Eagles in an historic Test match at Soldier Field, Chicago on Sunday morning (AEST).
Australia's rugby sevens stars competing for the country at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games are chomping at the bit to get out and test themselves against some of the best players in their age group in the world.
NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres today announced the biggest investment in sport and major event infrastructure in NSW since the 2000 Sydney Olympics, with a new 30,000 seat stadium at Parramatta the first project to be delivered as part of the package.
Michael Cheika was upbeat and measured heading into this weekend’s clash against the United States, which kicks off this Sunday 9:40am AEST LIVE on Fox Sports. 
The best Rugby Sevens players from around the World will be coming to Sydney in February 2016, with fans encouraged to celebrate the international nature of Sevens by dressing up in their best international costumes as they watch global superstars Sonny Bill Williams and Henry Speight strutting their stuff on the pitch.
The Wallabies squad to take on the USA Eagles at Soldier Field, Chicago has been named with Melbourne Rebels prop Toby Smith in line to make his Test debut. 
James Slipper will become the 83rd player to Captain the Wallabies in a Test match in Saturday’s historic clash with the USA Eagles at Soldier Field, Chicago.
There might not be a better example of just how close the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship is than the North Harbour Rays. Fairly comprehensively beaten at home by the resurgent Sydney Stars in the first round, the Rays then made the long trek west, and handed out their own comprehensive beating on the Perth Spirit.
Some extra firepower has arrived for the Wallabies camp at Notre Dame University in the USA, with James Hanson and Sam Carter linking up with team mates following round two of the Buildcorp NRC.  
The Nine Network will broadcast the Wallabies journey throughout the 2015 Rugby World Cup with the standout games LIVE and FREE on HD channel GEM. 
The Wallaroos have completed an intense high performance training camp at Bond University on the Gold Coast with Head Coach Paul Verrell seeing some solid signs of improvement from the Australian players. 
Losses in the opening two games isn’t quite how the 2014 Finalists would have liked to start the second season of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, and Head Coach Tai McIsaac admits that his team has a lot of “little things” to rectify, if they’re to turn their fortunes around.
August 2015
Taqele Naiyaravoro, Sam Carter and James Hanson are joining the Wallabies in the USA as part of a 34-man squad for their upcoming Test against USA Eagles at Soldier Field, Chicago on Saturday (Sunday morning AEST).
Qantas Wallabies captain Stephen Moore is among the top 10 elite Australian athletes vying for the Sports Dad of the Year Award to be named for Father's Day on Sunday, 6 September.
The Australian Boys Sevens squad that will travel to the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa has been forced to make two changes.
Just as was the case this time last year for long time Wallabies teammate, Benn Robinson, UC Vikings and Brumbies prop Ben Alexander comes into the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship determined to put the disappointment of his national omission behind him.
Gosford Rugby Club’s Andrew Ellem was named the 2015 HSBC Volunteer of the Year at the John Eales Medal in Sydney on Thursday night in front of the Australian Rugby community.
Qantas Australian Sevens captains Ed Jenkins and Sharni Williams have been named Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year at the 2015 John Eales Medal in Sydney.
The Qantas Wallabies preparations ahead of England have received a major boost, with David Pocock and Kurtley Beale both committing their futures to the Australian Rugby Union and their Super Rugby Clubs.
Qantas Wallabies and NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has claimed the 2015 John Eales Medal, winning the award for a second consecutive year.
The Australian Rugby Union and Qantas today announced that the national carrier would build on its 25-year partnership with Rugby after re-signing as naming rights partner of the Qantas Wallabies and Qantas Australian Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams until the end of 2019.
The Stars are shining early in the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, with Sydney notching an impressive win over the North Harbour Rays at Manly Oval last Saturday afternoon.
The Australian and Queensland Rugby Union's, in partnership with International Quarterback, today launched the coffee table photo book ‘Living with the Wallabies’
The Wallaroos have commenced a five day high performance training camp at Bond University, Gold Coast as the side looks to build on squad depth in the lead up to the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2017.
Women's World Sevens Player of the Year nominee Charlotte Caslick gave the Rugby community a unique insight into her game-day preparations ahead of the recent exhibition clash against Japan at ANZ Stadium.
The Wallabies are set for stage two of their preparations for the Rugby World Cup, with timings and schedules confirmed at the University of Notre Dame next week.
Of all the potential candidates you might think of to develop a new referee, a yappy scrumhalf probably wouldn’t feature to high on your list. Former Queensland Reds No.9 Nic Berry is making that very transition though, and after making his Buildcorp National Rugby Championship debut on Sunday, can’t help but laugh at the irony of his situation.
With excitement building ahead of rugby sevens’ Olympic Games debut at Rio 2016, World Rugby has announced that three Australian referees have been selected to officiate during the 2015-16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. 
 The Wallaroos squad will come together for the first time in 2015 with an extended training camp to be held at Bond University, Gold Coast commencing on Wednesday 26 August. 
The Australian Rugby Union today announced Geraint John will leave his role as Australian Director of Rugby Sevens and Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach at the end of the month for family reasons and will return to the UK.
In front of a packed gallery in the Qantas Hangar at Sydney Airport, Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika has announced his squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
There really can’t be too many people more passionate and eager for the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship to succeed than FOX SPORTS’ head commentator for the competition, Sean Maloney.
A full 292 days after Brisbane City claimed the first-ever title, the 2015 edition of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship is set to be Unleashed once again – with two initiatives unveiled to increase talkability around the competition.
Rugby fans in New Zealand will have the chance to get in early and book tickets to the 2016 HSBC Sydney 7s, with travel packages going on sale tomorrow.
Margaret Watson is a current nominee for the 2015 Asteron Life Community Coach of the Year Awards. 
The Australian Rugby Union today announced that Waratahs club captain Pat McCutcheon and pacy outside back Henry Hutchison will join the Qantas Australian Men's Sevens program for the 2015-16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
The Qantas Wallabies have fallen to New Zealand 13-41 at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday night with the Bledisloe Cup remaining in New Zealand for another year. 
“I don’t fear failure.”
Those are the words Michael Cheika used to when asked about the massive task in front of his team.
We’re set for a blockbuster clash between the Qantas Wallabies and All Blacks tonight at Eden Park, with the winner taking home the Bledisloe Cup!
From the bottom of the table to a Grand Final in one season, Warren Rugby Club knows what it’s like to turn around their fate when everything was against them. ARU Media caught up with the club to talk about their inspiring 2014 season and continued success this year. 

The votes are starting to pile in for Australia’s Choice- Qantas Wallaby of the Year award which will be presented at the 2015 John Eales Medal on August 27. 
The Australian Rugby Union and FOX SPORTS today announced that all 39 games of the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship will be broadcast LIVE across FOX SPORTS’ suite of platforms.
The All Blacks have made three changes to their starting XV that went down 27-19 to the Qantas Wallabies in Sydney a week ago.
Qantas Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika continues to utilise the depth in his Wallabies squad, making six changes to the starting XV for this Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup decider in Auckland.
Matt Toomua has played just 54 minutes across the Rugby Championship to date, however his impact has been unquestionable. 
The Qantas Wallabies continue their climb up the Rugby World Rankings after their eight point win over New Zealand on Saturday night.
Qantas Wallabies squad members Sean McMahon, Christian Lealiifano, Nick Cummins and Taqele Naiyaravoro have been released from training duties to participate in the World XV match against Japan in Tokyo.
The Qantas Wallabies have won the Rugby Championship and kept their campaign to win back the Bledisloe Cup alive with a thrilling 27-19 win against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday night. 
The Qantas Australian Men's and Women's Sevens side have both their respective clashes against Japan in an entertaining precursor to the Bledisloe Cup blockbuster at ANZ Stadium tonight.
Tonight will be the Qantas Wallabies’ final home Test match of the year and last game in front of home fans before the 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off.
Four months ago Drew Mitchell never would have thought he’d be wearing the gold jersey again.
Tomorrow (Saturday 8 August) Australia will aim to set a new world record for the largest rugby scrum.
Tomorrow night the Qantas Wallabies head into battle with their greatest rivals, the New Zealand All Blacks, with The Rugby Championship trophy on the line at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.
The All Blacks have named an strong side full of experience for the opening Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney on Saturday. 
The Australian Commonwealth Games Association is pleased to announce the Australian Girls Rugby Sevens squad nominated by the Australian Rugby Union for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa in September.
Qantas Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika has announced a revamped line-up for The Rugby Championship decider and Bledisloe Cup clash against New Zealand at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night. 
Qantas Australian Men's and Women's Head Coaches Geraint John and Tim Walsh have named their squads that will take on Japan in Saturday's curtain-raiser to the Bledisloe Cup at ANZ Stadium.
It’s just four days until the Qantas Wallabies face off against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship decider at ANZ Stadium, and Head Coach Michael Cheika isn't giving anything away.
The countdown is well and truly on. Just 365 days until Rugby Sevens debuts at the Olympics.
Sydney’s dream Bledisloe Cup showdown is just four days away and to celebrate the historic trans-Tasman rivalry the city is turning on an exciting week of activity from tomorrow (Wednesday).
The efforts of the Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team have been recognised by respected health and fitness title Women's Health, with the team nominated in three categories in its I Support Women in Sport Awards.
Qantas Australian Sevens forward Jesse Parahi has informed the Australian Rugby Union that he will join NRL side Wests Tigers for the 2016 season.
Qantas Wallabies lock Rob Simmons will miss this Saturday’s Rugby Championship decider and next week’s Auckland Bledisloe Cup Test after being ruled out with a scaphoid injury.

Qantas Wallabies Vice-Captain Michael Hooper is available for this weekend’s decider of The Rugby Championship in Sydney.

July 2015
Qantas Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika has made three changes to the Wallabies squad that triumphed over Argentina.
The Australian Rugby Union and Queensland Reds have secured the services of 14-Test lock Kane Douglas until the end of the 2018 season.

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The Australian Commonwealth Games Association is pleased to announce the Australian Boys Rugby Sevens squad nominated by the Australian Rugby Union for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa in September.
Qantas Wallaby Michael Hooper has been suspended for one match having contravened law 10.4 (a). Hooper will be available for selection for Australia’s clash with New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday August 8.
HSBC and the Australian Rugby Union are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2015 HSBC Volunteer of the Year, HSBC Lifetime Volunteer of the Year and HSBC Young Volunteer of the Year. 
The Australian Rugby Union today announced the clubs many of the Qantas Wallabies representatives will be aligned to for the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship season.
International Rugby returns to Perth with the Qantas Wallabies announcing Tests against Argentina and South Africa at the home of the Western Force, nib Stadium, in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
The Qantas Wallabies have defeated Argentina 34-9 in Mendoza ensuring a blockbuster Rugby Championship showdown against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday 8 August. 
Facts you might not have known about the Wallabies and their playing history against Argentina 
Newly re-signed Qantas Wallabies flyer Henry Speight has admitted he is "pinching himself" after agreeing a three-year contract that will allow him to play for the national XVs side, the Qantas Australian Sevens team as well as the Brumbies in Super Rugby.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens program has released details of its off-season schedule as the squad prepares for the crucial Oceania Olympic Qualification tournament taking place in Auckland on the weekend of 14/15 November.
Greg Holmes has been awarded a starting berth for this weekend’s clash against Los Pumas in Mendoza, Argentina, Saturday 25 July (Sunday 26 July at 8.30am AEST).   
Bernard Foley is keen to prove himself ahead of this weekend’s clash against Los Pumas in Mendoza, Argentina on Saturday 25 July (Sunday 26 July at 8.30am AEST).   

Qantas Wallabies winger Henry Speight has agreed a new three-year deal with Australian Rugby that will see him remain with the Aquis Brumbies through to the end of 2018 and join the Qantas Australian Sevens Program in 2016. 

The Qantas Wallabies have made six changes to their starting line-up for Saturday’s Rugby Championship and Puma Trophy clash against Argentina at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza.
Qantas Wallabies centre Matt Giteau will miss the next round of The Rugby Championship with a sternum injury.
The Qantas Wallabies have announced a 31-man touring squad for the next round of The Rugby Championship in Argentina on Saturday, 25 July.
The Qantas Wallabies have opened their 2015 Rugby Championship campaign in style, reclaiming the Nelson Mandela Challenge Plate with a last-gasp 24-20 victory at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night. 
Tonight the Qantas Wallabies kick off their 2015 Test campaign. The Wallabies will take on Springboks who are currently ranked second in the world.
Matt Giteau, Quade Cooper and Will Genia return to the Qantas Wallabies starting line-up for an epic encounter against the Springboks at Suncorp Stadium this Saturday night.
The Qantas Wallabies will throw their weight behind a bigger battle than the Boks when they take on the South African rugby union team at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday (July 18).
The Qantas Wallabies will open their 2015 Test season this Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium against the Springboks, who have named an experienced side for their opening Rugby Championship clash.
The Australian Rugby Union has locked away one of Rugby’s best young talents with NSW Waratahs lock Will Skelton signing a new two-year contract extension.
Wallaby Test season is about to get underway this weekend against the Springboks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Every Wallabies player named in Michael Cheika’s 31-man squad will be vying to prove themselves, ahead of this weekend’s upcoming Test against the Springboks in Brisbane. 
Australian Rugby has joined with RugbyWA and the Western Force community in mourning the loss of Rugby WA Chairman Dr Russel Perry. 
The NAIDOC Cup is back for its second consecutive year after the successful schools based competition in 2014 with the first of two competitions to kick off on Friday 17 July in Coffs Harbour.
The Australian Women's Sevens team has finished with the silver medal at the Pacific Games after falling at the final hurdle to Fiji (12-10) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
The Qantas Wallabies have named a strong 31-man squad for the opening round of The Rugby Championship against the Springboks at Suncorp Stadium on July 18.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens program today announced Paul Asquith and Alex Gibbon have been released from their contracts at their own request.
Australia has set up a Gold Medal showdown with Fiji at the Pacific Games, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea after winning six from six in pool play.
Australia’s very own Tim Ewington has been working hard with the Tag Rugby Trust to grow Rugby overseas and use Rugby’s values to benefit disadvantaged communities. 
Australia recorded three wins from three on Day One of the Women's Rugby Sevens at the Pacific Games in Port Moresby, PNG today.
The extended Wallaroos squad has been named for a high performance training camp at Bond University on the Gold Coast in August with 11 players from the Championship-winning Sydney squad being selected.
The 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby will see Australia field a Rugby Sevens side for the first time at the competition.
Former Qantas Wallaby and Indigenous Australian Jim Williams has backed Australian Rugby to grow the game in Aboriginal communities, saying that there needs to be a combined effort across Rugby organisations in Australia. 

Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika and the Australian Rugby Union have appointed Stephen Moore to lead Australia this international season.

Australian Rugby Sevens legend Mark Ella has admitted that he is piling the pressure on his country's Women's side by saying he is "expecting nothing but success" at the XV Pacific Games, which kicks off in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday.
From racecourses and golf courses to Sydney’s spectacular harbour and shopping precincts, the Bledisloe Cup Festival will take over the harbour city for four days from August 5-8, 2015. Most festival activities are free and some offer the chance to meet Qantas Wallabies players.
Qantas Wallabies have made one change to their squad announced during the week, with Western Force winger Nick Cummins replacing Henry Speight.
NSW I has won the 41st Australian Schools Championship 22-20 against Queensland I in a thrilling Championship Final in Sydney on Saturday. 
The Australian Rugby Union has confirmed Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Strength and Conditioning Coach Lachlan Penfold will depart his role to take up a position with NBA outfit the Golden State Warriors.

With the Asteron Life Super Rugby season wrapped up in Australia for 2015, find out who made theTeam of the Year. 

Bunbury in Western Australia is home to the mighty Bunbury Barbarians Rugby club where Erin Warnock coaches the young U13s side. 
With the 2015 Rugby World Cup edging ever closer, dedicated fans following every movement will be well aware that the match official appointments have been made for the pool stage.
The traditional rivalry between NSW I and Queensland I will continue at the 41st Australian Schools Rugby Championship as both sides have progressed to the final to be held at St Ignatius College Riverview, Saturday 4 July. 
Australian Rugby today announced that Laura Waldie and Shenae Ciesiolka have signed professional contracts with the Qantas Australian Women's Sevens program, effective 1 July.
Qantas Australian Men’s Head Coach, Geraint John is the keynote speaker at the ARU’s National Coaching Conference and believes the best thing for coach development is to listen to their fellow coaches and think outside the box. 
Michael Cheika has named his extended Qantas Wallabies Squad at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, ahead of The Rugby Championship opener against the Springboks on 18 July.
NSW I, NSW II, Queensland I and Queensland II have emerged victorious on day three of the Australian Schools Championship at St Ignatius College Riverview in Sydney on Wednesday.  
Marquee Qantas Wallabies and NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has committed his long-term future to Australian Rugby after signing a three-year flexible contract through until at least the end of 2018.
June 2015
New four-year deal with HSBC for flagship men’s and women’s series as 10 locations are revealed for men's schedule with the sport heading towards its debut at the Olympic Games.
World Rugby and the Australian Rugby Union today announced that the inaugural Sydney 7s, secured by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, will take place on the weekend of the 6th and 7th February, 2016.
In the battle of the division two sides, day two at the 41st Australian Schools Rugby Championship saw the Northern Territory and South Australian sides claim victories in their respective matches against the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team (LMRDT) and Tasmania.