Analysis of Michael Cheika’s Wallabies team to play All Blacks

COMMENT: By resorting back to a traditional five forwards, three backs split on the Wallabies bench, Michael Cheika has covered his bases for Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup opener.

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England rugby star Danny Cipriani charged with assaulting police after night out in Jersey

ENGLAND rugby star and former Melbourne Rebels import Danny Cipriani has been charged with assaulting police during an incident in the English Channel island of Jersey.

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Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says Australia must win mental fight to stand a chance against the All Blacks in Bledisloe opener

FORMER Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says the mental battle will be Australia’s biggest hurdle as they attempt to end 16 years of Bledisloe Cup heartache.

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Tim Perry called into All Blacks squad after Ofa Tuungafasi injury

THE All Blacks have been forced into a late team change and could now be exposed by the Wallabies scrum after bench tighthead prop Ofa Tuungafasi pulled out with a rib cartilage injury.

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Freak training accident rules Sarah Riordan out of Wallaroos Test

A FREAK training accident has ruled star centre Sarah Riordan out of the Wallaroos team to play the Black Ferns in Saturday’s women’s rugby Test at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.

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New Zealand’s Black Ferns name five rookies for Test v Australia

BLACK FERNS coach Glenn Moore has named five rookies in his squad to play Australia’s Wallaroos in the Laurie O’Reilly Memorial Trophy Test in Sydney on Saturday.

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika on his fearless new centre Reece Hodge

WALLABIES coach Michael Cheika has backed rookie centre Reece Hodge to brush off an All Blacks warning that they will target him in defence.

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Five Wallabies selection headaches for Bledisloe Cup opener

WALLABIES coach Michael Cheika will show his hand on Thursday when he names his side to play the All Blacks in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test.

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Wallabies assistant coach Mick Byrne says Australia’s skill level now equal with All Blacks

HE was the secret weapon behind the All Blacks’ success for more than a decade.

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Sir John Kirwan says returning All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick will be a Bledisloe Cup game-changer

SIR John Kirwan has warned the Wallabies they’ll face a more potent All Blacks team with Brodie Retallick at his intimidating best.

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