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

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

Skelton commits to Australian Rugby

Wednesday July 15, 2015 by  

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.

Skelton is one of the rising stars of Australian Rugby and at just 22 years of age has already earned eight Test caps for the Wallabies and has made 39 Super Rugby appearances.

The giant lock, who took up Rugby as a 15-year-old at The Hills Sports High School in Western Sydney, will continue his career with the Waratahs and his re-signing has provided a significant long-term boost to Australian Rugby’s forward stocks. Read more

Moore to lead Wallabies in 2015

Monday July 6, 2015 by  

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

A veteran of 92 Tests and Australia’s all-time most capped hooker, Moore has been reinstated as Wallabies Captain, following a season-ending injury in his first outing as skipper.

Moore will be well supported in the role with 2014 Wallabies Captain Michael Hooper and Test centurion Adam Ashley-Cooper named as the team’s vice-captains. Read more

Cheika names Wallabies squad

Thursday July 2, 2015 by  

Michael Cheika has named his extended Wallabies Squad at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, ahead of The Rugby Championship opener against the Springboks on 18 July.

The 40-man squad, featuring a combination of youth and experience, will assemble this Sunday for a one-week camp on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, training out of Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika said: “The extended squad gives the new coaching staff a great opportunity to observe and test some new combinations. Read more

Dates revealed for Sydney 7s Rugby extravaganza

Tuesday June 30, 2015 by  

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.

Allianz Stadium welcomes the inaugural Sydney 7s in February 2016.
Photo courtesy of QRU/Sportography

Tickets for the festival of Rugby that will be the Sydney 7s will go on sale to the general public from 9am, Thursday 10 September, 2015 via Ticketek.

The Australian Rugby Union also confirmed admission prices for the event with tickets available from a competitive $30 (One-Day General Admission ticket) for eight hours of world-class Rugby Sevens. Two-Day passes in general admission areas are available for $50. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets in reserved areas of the ground.

To be hosted at the 45,500-capacity Allianz Stadium in Sydney’s Moore Park, the event will host 16 of the top-ranked Rugby Sevens countries in the world in a weekend of free-flowing, fast-moving action. Read more

Wallabies to host England in historic 2016 Test series

Friday June 19, 2015 by  

The Wallabies will play England in a blockbuster three-Test series in Australia in June 2016, the Australian Rugby Union announced today.

It will be first time in the century-old rivalry between Australia and England that the two nations will meet in a three-Test series. The teams last met on three occasions in the same year in 2010, although just two matches were played on Aussie soil as part of England’s inbound tour.

Michael Cheika’s men will play their old rivals for the Cook Cup at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Melbourne’s AAMI Park and Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Read more