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‘So happy for QC’: Rennie calls Cooper into Wallabies squad ahead of Bledisloe opener

‘So happy for QC’: Rennie calls Cooper into Wallabies squad ahead of Bledisloe opener

In a shock move, forgotten Test playmaker Quade Cooper will travel to New Zealand for the Bledisloe Cup Tests after an SOS from Wallabies coach Dave Rennie.

  • by Tom Decent and Iain Payten

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Likely Bledisloe schedule a one-two punch for Rennie and Wallabies
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Likely Bledisloe schedule a one-two punch for Rennie and Wallabies

Back-to-back tests in New Zealand are set to make it all the more difficult for Rennie’s men to wrest back the trophy - but in the Covid-19 era, you take what you can get.

  • by Paul Cully
Uncertainty over Bledisloe, Rugby Championship after Kiwi border closure

Uncertainty over Bledisloe, Rugby Championship after Kiwi border closure

Rugby Australia are set to apply for an exemption to travel to New Zealand for the Bledisloe Cup in Auckland on August 7 after the trans-Tasman bubble was shut.

  • by Tom Decent
‘Common sense finally prevailed’: Koroibete cleared, free to play Bledisloe opener
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‘Common sense finally prevailed’: Koroibete cleared, free to play Bledisloe opener

The superstar winger’s controversial red card was not upheld at a World Rugby judiciary hearing on Monday night.

  • by Sam Phillips
White’s return ignites race for No.9 as Lolesio earns shot at debut redemption

White’s return ignites race for No.9 as Lolesio earns shot at debut redemption

The Wallabies are set to welcome back their star halfback for the first Bledisloe Cup Test.

  • by Sam Phillips
‘We owe it to the sport’: Wallabies gear up to fight Koroibete charge and diving scourge

‘We owe it to the sport’: Wallabies gear up to fight Koroibete charge and diving scourge

The Wallabies are desperate to clear their superstar winger before the first Bledisloe Cup match. But they also want to ensure French ‘milking’ tactics do not spread throughout world rugby.

  • by Sam Phillips
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Wallabies will struggle against All Blacks without swift improvement
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Wallabies

Wallabies will struggle against All Blacks without swift improvement

The Wallabies’ elation and relief at securing an important Test win shouldn’t be overlooked but the overall performance was full of holes.

  • by Paul Cully
Wallabies to play five home Tests in seven weeks as Rugby Championship fixtures revealed

Wallabies to play five home Tests in seven weeks as Rugby Championship fixtures revealed

Australia will play five home Tests in just seven weeks, but Sydney is yet to learn whether it will host the Springboks or Pumas as part of The Rugby Championship.

  • by Sam Phillips
Zero scrum game: is it too late to save rugby union?

Zero scrum game: is it too late to save rugby union?

Lauded by fans as “the game they play in heaven”, rugby union has gone to hell in a handbasket, beset for two decades by infighting, financial crises, declining audiences and fierce competition from the AFL and NRL. Can a new CEO and free-to-air TV deal get it kicking again?

  • by Tim Elliott
Sydney Bledisloe unlikely with Perth frontrunner to host All Blacks in 2021

Sydney Bledisloe unlikely with Perth frontrunner to host All Blacks in 2021

Outside of World Cup years, the last time Sydney did not host a Bledisloe Cup fixture was 2006.

  • by Tom Decent
A year in sport we'll never forget, even if it was all a blur

A year in sport we'll never forget, even if it was all a blur

In March, it didn't just look as if sport was shutting down, it felt like the whole world might stop. But the world, and sport, adapted.

  • by Peter FitzSimons