Wallabies open campaign with win over Fiji

Thursday September 24, 2015 by  

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 Rugby World Cup victory over Fiji at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Pocock turned in a man of the match performance at number eight, including two first-half tries off the back of rolling mauls.

Australia’s strong opening half set up the win over the Flying Fijians, as they joined England and Wales as first-up winners in Pool A. Read more

Wallabies overpower spirited Eagles in Chicago

Sunday September 6, 2015 by  

The Wallabies have run out 47-10 winners over the USA Eagles in an historic Test match at Soldier Field, Chicago on Sunday morning (Australian time).

In energy-sapping conditions the Wallabies responded in emphatic fashion in the second half after a tight first half where the Americans fought back after conceding two early tries to trail by just four points at the break.

A man of the match performance from Wallabies flanker Sean McMahon helped the vistors to overpower their rivals in what was a spirited display from the home side in front of a vocal Chicago crowd. Read more

Folau becomes first to win consecutive John Eales Medals

Thursday August 27, 2015 by  

Wallabies and NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has claimed the 2015 John Eales Medal, winning the award for a second consecutive year.

In just his third year in the code, Folau’s meteoric rise in Rugby has continued as he becomes just the third player in the 14-year history of the John Eales Medal to collect the major award for a second time, joining George Smith (2002, 2008) and Nathan Sharpe (2007, 2012).

At a packed gala dinner at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, the ARU celebrated and acknowledged the men and women in the Australian Rugby community – players, coaches, fans, match officials and administrators – for their dedication, commitment and outstanding performance. Read more

Cheika names 31-Man Wallabies Squad for RWC 2015

Friday August 21, 2015 by  

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.

Comprising 17 forwards and 14 backs, and with over 1,200 Test caps between them, the Wallabies squad will be captained by Stephen Moore in his third consecutive Rugby World Cup.

2003 Rugby World Cup finalist Matt Giteau and Wallabies Vice-Captain Adam Ashley-Cooper will join Moore in their third Rugby World Cup campaign. Read more

Wallabies fall in Auckland

Saturday August 15, 2015 by  

The 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.

A late try to Israel Folau and two penalties to Quade Cooper were the only positives for the visitors on the scoreboard as they were out-muscled by the defending world champions.

The result continues New Zealand’s remarkable winning streak at Eden Park which has been in tact since 1994. Read more

Wallabies claim 2015 Rugby Championship

Saturday August 8, 2015 by  

The 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.

In front of 73 824 fans, the Wallabies produced yet another dominant second half performance to prevail in a see-sawing battle for their first victory over New Zealand since 2011.

A trio of second-half tries to Sekope Kepu, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Nic White powered the men in gold to their third consecutive win of the international season. Read more

Test Rugby heading to ‘Force Field’

Monday July 27, 2015 by  

The Wallabies will play their first Test match at the ‘Force Field’ (nib Stadium) when they take on Argentina next year, with 2016 full-season ticketed Western Force members having have an exclusive right to purchase the limited number of tickets available to the match.

The final Rugby Championship match on home soil for the Wallabies in 2016 will double as the inaugural Test at the rectangular venue, where Western Australian fans will experience the action closer than ever before when the Wallabies host the Pumas on Saturday, 17 September.

Test rugby will return to the venue the following season when the Wallabies host South Africa in a blockbuster 2017 Rugby Championship clash. Read more

Wallabies earn bonus point victory against Argentina

Sunday July 26, 2015 by  

The Wallabies have defeated Argentina 34-9 in Mendoza ensuring a blockbuster Rugby Championship showdown against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday 8 August.

In a physical and sometimes heated encounter, the Wallabies remained patient and surged home with three second-half tries after leading 8-6 at half time.

Australia will return home equal with New Zealand on nine points on top of The Rugby Championship ladder, with both the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship trophies to go on the line as the trans-Tasman rivals prepare for back-to-back clashes. Read more

Speight pens landmark contract extension

Thursday July 23, 2015 by  

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

The landmark deal means Speight will be available for the inaugural Sydney 7s at Allianz Stadium in February next year.

As part of the agreement between Australian Rugby and the Brumbies, Speight will combine his duties with the national Sevens program and his Super Rugby team throughout 2016. Read more

Wallabies edge Springboks in dramatic opener

Saturday July 18, 2015 by  

The 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.

Trailing 20-17 with under a minute to play in the match, skipper Stephen Moore immediately pointed to the sideline after the Wallabies were are awarded a penalty deep inside the Springboks half.

Winning the ball from the lineout, the Wallabies kept their composure in the final seconds before powerhouse centre Tevita Kuridrani crashed over the line to steal victory for the home side in front of 37,633 delirious fans at Suncorp Stadium. Read more