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Wallabies Test locked in for Canberra

Monday February 20, 2017 by  

Test Rugby will return to Canberra for the first time in seven years when the Wallabies host Argentina at GIO Stadium in September this year.

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and ACT Government made the announcement today at the venue for the September 16 clash, to be played as part of the 2017 Rugby Championship.

The match will be the Wallabies’ fifth overall Test match in Canberra, and the first to be played in the Nation’s Capital since 2010. Read more

Wallabies defeat Argentina to finish second

Sunday October 9, 2016 by  

The Wallabies have defeated Argentina at Twickenham in London 33-21, finishing the 2016 Rugby Championship in second place behind New Zealand.

The match was the first time a Rugby Championship Test had been played in the Northern Hemisphere and continued Australia’s excellent recent record at Twickenham with five wins out of six at the venue since the beginning of last year’s Rugby World Cup.

Wallabies Captain, Stephen Moore said: “It was a very important game for us. We have a lot of young guys in this team who probably haven’t played at this stadium before. I think they learned a lot from tonight. Read more

Wallabies suffer narrow defeat in Pretoria

Sunday October 2, 2016 by  

The Wallabies have been held out by a desperate South Africa to suffer a narrow 18-10 defeat at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.

In a tight defensive struggle, the boot of Morne Steyn proved the difference between the two sides as the veteran flyhalf piloted four penalty goals and two drop goals to register all of the home side’s points.

The Wallabies scored the lone try of the contest, to prop Scott Sio in the opening quarter of the match, but failed to keep the scoreboard ticking over and ultimately would fall frustratingly short of a maiden win at the notorious venue. Read more

Wallabies earn hard fought victory against Argentina

Saturday September 17, 2016 by  

The Wallabies have defeated Argentina 36 to 20 in front of 16, 202 fans at nib Stadium in Perth on Saturday night with scrumhalf Will Genia scoring two tries for Australia in a man of the match performance.

The bonus point victory was built on defence as the Wallabies capitalised on their opportunities to record their 20th win over the Pumas in 26 meetings between the two nations.

The men in gold were able to improve again on their last start victory over the Springboks in Brisbane and will be buoyed for their return matches against South Africa and Argentina (in London) to close out their 2016 Rugby Championship campaign. Read more

Wallabies defeat South Africa in Brisbane thriller

Saturday September 10, 2016 by  

The Wallabies have emerged victorious in a tough encounter against South Africa at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane tonight, retaining the Mandela Challenge Plate with a 23-17 victory.

In front of a crowd of 30,327, Australia and South Africa scored two tries apiece but the precise boot of Bernard Foley proved the difference with his 100% success rate from five opportunities.

In a game that was full of end-to-end Rugby, both sides were adventurous in attack with the Australian halves pairing of Will Genia and Quade Cooper in particular lighting up the field. Ultimately, it was the Wallabies committed defence that saw them hold on to the lead, as they halted South Africa on their line on several occasions and forced crucial turnovers. Read more

Wallabies go down fighting in Wellington

Saturday August 27, 2016 by  

The Wallabies have suffered back-to-back defeats to New Zealand after falling 29-9 in a heated battle at Westpac Stadium in Wellington tonight.

The men in gold came out with renewed energy and commitment following their record defeat in Sydney a week prior, matching the All Blacks physically through the opening exchanges.

In a fiery first half, the Wallabies set the tone with their defensive aggression and remained in the thick of the contest throughout the forty minutes despite conceding a double to New Zealand fullback Israel Dagg. Read more

Wallabies overpowered in Bledisloe opener

Saturday August 20, 2016 by  

The Wallabies have suffered a 42-8 defeat to a rampant New Zealand in The Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup opener in front of 65,328 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney tonight.

First half injuries to Matt Giteau (ankle), Matt Toomua (head) and Rob Horne (arm) depleted the home side, while the visitors looked slick from the opening whistle, running in four tries in the opening stanza to take an unassailable 32-3 lead into the break.

Crucially, all three players who left the field injured for the Wallabies – Giteau in the 10th minute, Toomua (30th) and Horne (39th) were all playing at inside centre at the time. Read more

Australian Rugby announces new media rights arrangements

Thursday December 17, 2015 by  

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has announced new and significantly improved media rights arrangements for 2016-2020 which will enable the code to re-energise the game at grassroots level and invest in key strategic areas to ensure its future health and prosperity.

The ARU will receive a total of AUD $285m in media rights revenue from the total package of SANZAAR agreements – a 148% increase on revenue achieved from the previous media rights arrangements (2011-15).

Fox Sports will continue its proud partnership with Rugby after retaining the Australian rights for Test matches played in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, as well as the expanded 18-team Asteron Life Super Rugby competition which will for the first time feature teams from Argentina and Japan in 2016. 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