Thanks Eddie Jones, for the worst World Cup we’ve ever had.
Fiji went down to a shock 24-23 defeat by Portugal in Toulouse on Sunday but still qualified for a World Cup quarter-final with England and ensured the elimination of Australia.
Ireland cruised into the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals by demolishing Scotland 36-14 in a fiery game in their final Pool B match at the Stade de France on Saturday.
New Zealand cantered to the bonus-point victory they needed to secure qualification for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with an 11-try 73-0 thrashing of Uruguay on Friday.
Rugby Australia have withdrawn their $1.6 million offer for Roosters star Angus Crichton after internal backlash.
The next time the Wallabies turn out to play the team will look vastly different to the one staring at a shock early World Cup exit, which will be the “end of the line” for some players.
Australia kept their faint hopes of reaching the Rugby World Cup knockout stages alive with an unconvincing 34-14 victory over minnows Portugal on Sunday.
Anxious and error-prone Fiji fought back to beat fading Georgia 17-12 on Saturday and remain on course for the World Cup quarter-finals, pushing Australia to the brink of elimination.
Scrum-half Aaron Smith scored a hat-trick of tries as New Zealand laid down a statement of intent with a 96-17 blitzing of a hapless Italy at the Rugby World Cup on Saturday (AEDT).
Centres Samu Kerevi and Jordan Petaia have been axed by Wallabies coach Eddie Jones as Australia attempts to avoid further Rugby World Cup embarrassment against Portugal.
Wallabies fullback Andrew Kellaway pushed himself to watch the whole “depressing” World Cup loss to Wales in a bid to put their tournament reality to one side and rally one last time for a campaign which could be over before they even play Portugal.
The earliest Australian World Cup exit ever has come with an added blow for the beleaguered Wallabies who have now sunk to a world rankings low.
Wallabies captain Will Skelton didn’t ask embattled coach Eddie Jones about reports linking him to Japan, confident the coach was committed to Australia with a full review of the failed World Cup campaign set to be launched.
The Wallabies – and especially coach Eddie Jones – have been pilloried in the press after their dismal 40-6 defeat to Wales left Australia heading for an early exit from the World Cup in France.
The Wallabies have slumped to their biggest-ever World Cup loss and their worst-ever defeat to Wales to leave their campaign all-but-over in France.