If it wasn’t for the Australian Sevens team, Samu Kerevi might never have played for the Wallabies again.
In a sign of the changing mentality within the Wallabies, Angus Bell says he was left “unhappy” by their set-piece performance in Perth and wants to “dominate” his English counterparts up front in Brisbane on Saturday.
Kurtley Beale says he is excited by the added competition presented by Andrew Kellaway as he targets a return against the All Blacks in late September.
If you trace the moment the Springboks believed they could win the last World Cup, it was in Wellington on September 15, 2018.
The Wallabies won a match they had no right to win.
Tom Banks has possibly played his final Test for the Wallabies, with the Japan-bound fullback breaking his arm against England on Saturday night.
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This series is shaping as one of enormous significance for former England captain Owen Farrell. His 12-10 partnership with Marcus Smith will determine much of the tourists’ attacking edge, as Gerard Meagher investigates.
The idea is that Farrell can step in at first receiver during structured play while Smith lurks, scanning for space and waiting for the opportunity with that little bit more time. Sounds simple enough on paper but lest we forget they did not have Samu Kerevi lining them up back in November and it is a surefire bet they will see plenty of the Australia centre in the coming weeks.Continue reading...
Such was Dave Rennie’s calm demeanour on Thursday that he was asked whether he was excited ahead of the first Test of the year against England.
Ian Foster was a man under a world of pressure heading into the first Test of the season against Ireland.
Former Wallaby Israel Folau’s return to international rugby was cut short by injury on Saturday as his Tonga side slumped to a 36-0 loss to Fiji in their Pacific Nations Cup Test in Suva.
Shots at last.
Two years after leaving Australia, former Sydney University skipper Guy Porter is in-line to make his debut for England against the Wallabies on Saturday night.
For the first time since 2017, the Queensland Reds have only one player in the Wallabies’ squad to take on England on Saturday.
The Dan McKellar effect is taking full force, with only one Queensland Reds player picked in the Wallabies’ first Test team of the year.
Dave Rennie has given the clearest indication yet of how he plans on ending Eddie Jones’ stranglehold over the Wallabies.