Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made two changes to his starting side ahead of the Mitsubishi Estate Ireland Series decider, to be played in front of a sold-out Allianz Stadium in Sydney.
David Pocock shifts to number 8 to make way for Lukhan Tui at blindside flanker while Nick Phipps will start in the number nine jersey after Will Genia suffered a fractured arm in game two.
The Irish drew level in the best-of-three Mitsibushi Estate Ireland Series in a contest where they controlled possession and dominated territory to set up a blockbuster series decider at Allianz Stadium in Sydney next weekend.
The Junior Wallabies have defeated Italy 44-15 in the Fifth Place Semi Final at the World Rugby U20s Championship overnight in Narbonne.
Australia scored six tries to Italy’s three with the boot of Ryan Lonergan causing more damage on the scoreboard as the young men in gold secured a place in the Fifth Place Final.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens side have finished fourth in the 2017/2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, despite a disappointing 11th place result at the HSBC Paris Sevens.
The side claiming three podium finishes throughout the 10-leg series, bronze in Hamilton, silver in Singapore and the highlight of the season, gold in front of their home crowd in Sydney at the HSBC Sydney 7s.
The Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens side will be crowned overall series champions of the HSBC Sevens World Series after ensuring a place in the Final in Paris overnight.
The side will meet New Zealand in the tournament decider but can’t be beaten on the overall ladder, leading their Trans-Tasman rivals by four points heading into the final leg of the Series.
Australia’s top Rugby athletes will be powered by the nation’s favourite beverage brands after a new partnership between Coca-Cola Amatil and Rugby Australia was announced today.
The new two-year partnership for 2018 and 2019 involves a wide-ranging, multi-beverage, multi-team deal which includes Coca-Cola South Pacific and Coca-Cola Amatil flagship products including Powerade, Pump water, Coca-Cola, Cascade mixers, Barista Brothers, Zico coconut water, and Monster and Mother energy drinks.
The Junior Wallabies have fallen to New Zealand 18 to 27 at Stade Aime-Giral, Perpignan on Friday morning in an entertaining Pool A World Championship battle.
Australia fought hard against their Trans-Tasman rivals coming within two points on two occasions, but New Zealand held out Australia’s pressure long enough to earn the win and top Pool A.
Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named Brandon Paenga-Amosa and Caleb Timu to start in the first Test of the Mitsubishi Estate Ireland Series.
Saturday night’s clash will cap a remarkable rise for Paenga-Amosa who was playing for Southern Districts in Sydney’s Shute Shield this time last year.
The Junior Wallabies have been bolstered by the return of the Queensland Reds players Hamish Stewart, Harry Hockings and Jordan Petaia ahead of their final Pool A clash against New Zealand at the World Rugby U20s Championship on Friday morning.
The three players have joined the squad following on from the clash between the Queensland Reds and NSW Waratahs in the last round of Super Rugby before the International break, following injuries to James Ramm, Len Ikitau and Trevor Hosea, who have returned to Australia.
New South Wales hooker Tolu Latu has been added to Michael Cheika’s Qantas Wallabies squad for the Mitsubishi Estate Ireland Series ahead of the first Test at Suncorp Stadium.
Latu has played four times for Australia and completes the 33-man squad following the withdrawal of Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese after confirmation of his anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens side has been named for the last leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Paris, with Tim Walsh making three changes to his squad for the series finale.
Jeral Skelton, Brandon Quinn and Dylan Pietsch join the starting squad, with Joe Pincus moving to 13th man, replaced by Liam McNamara as Australia hunts for an improved performance after bowing out in the Quarter Finals of the London Sevens last weekend.
For the first time ever Foxtel Touch 7s will be recognised on the world stage after being listed as one of the major sports at the 2018 Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast in November.
In another Australian Rugby first, there will be no qualification needed to take to the field. Anyone aged 30 or over is welcome to compete in either the women’s or mixed teams.
Qantas Wallabies hooker Jordan Uelese has returned to Melbourne after suffering a suspected ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the Melbourne Rebels’ win over the Blues in Auckland.
The 21-year old will have further scans on his left knee in Melbourne this week with a replacement player for the Qantas Wallabies squad to be confirmed today.
Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has confirmed his squad for the blockbuster three-Test Mitsubishi Estate Ireland Series that kicks off at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 9 June.
The squad includes five uncapped players including boom rookie Jack Maddocks and in-form Brumbies fullback Tom Banks.
The Junior Wallabies side to play Wales U20s in the opening clash of the World Rugby U20s Championship has been named with Ryan Lonergan to captain the side in the match on Wednesday (Thursday AEST).
Head Coach Jason Gilmore has made four changes to the side that faced New Zealand in the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship with Melbourne Rebels squad member, Semisi Tupou to play his first game in Junior Wallabies colours for 2018.
Rugby fans will be able to watch the next generation of stars in action at the World Rugby U20 Championship from Thursday (May 31), following confirmation that FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, will broadcast all 30 games.
FOX SPORTS’ EXCLUSIVE coverage includes all three Junior Wallabies pool clashes ad-break free during play, along with LIVE coverage of the Semi Finals, Final and bronze medal match.
Rugby Australia has today paid tribute to veteran prop Ben Alexander who became just the fifth Australian player to play 150 Super Rugby matches in the Brumbies’ clash with the Lions in Johannesburg yesterday.
Alexander is the first Brumbies player to hit the landmark and joins just eleven others in Super Rugby history who have played 150 matches, including Australians Stephen Moore, Nathan Sharpe, George Smith and Tatafu Polota-Nau.
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The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens side have finished with Silver at the HSBC Canada Sevens after going down to New Zealand in the Cup Final in Langford.
Australia defeated Fiji and France to progress through to the Final but New Zealand overpowered their great rivals to take the crown at Westhills Stadium.
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team have bolstered their stocks ahead of the Tokyo Olympics with the squad starting to take shape under coach Tim Walsh.
Nick Malouf, who played for the Men's Sevens at the Rio Olympic Games, will return to Australian shores following a two-year stint in the English Premiership with Leicester where the 25-year old featured prominently on the wing.
The Junior Wallabies Squad for Australia’s campaign at the World Rugby U20s Championship has been confirmed today with 28 players to depart for France later this month.
Australia takes on Wales, Japan and New Zealand in Pool A kicking off on Wednesday May 30 as the Junior Wallabies side looks to secure a position in the top four Semi Finals.
The Junior Wallabies have fallen to New Zealand in round three of the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship 28-43 on Saturday night at Bond University on the Gold Coast.
The victory sees New Zealand defend their Oceania Rugby U20s Championship title ahead of the World Rugby U20s Championship.
Prop Jermaine Ainsley has committed his future to Australian Rugby after re-signing with Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels until the end of 2020.
The highly rated 22-year old featured for the Wallabies in their clash with the Barbarians in Sydney last October but injury cruelled his chances of a Test debut on the 2017 Spring Tour.
The Australian Rugby community has today paid tribute to three-Test Wallaby Bruce Taafe, who passed away on Sunday night following a long battle with illness, aged 73.
Melbourne-born Taafe is remembered as an outstanding hooker from the Gordon Rugby Club in Sydney who owns a slice of history as the first Wallabies representative produced by the Lindfield Junior Rugby Club, having grown up on Sydney’s north shore.
A new-look Qantas Wallabies jersey for the 2018 international season has been unveiled today, featuring a traditional twist on a modern design.
Asics, the official performance apparel and footwear partner of the Qantas Wallabies, have looked to the past to take the Wallabies into the future with subtle highlights of the new design reminding players and fans of great Wallabies teams of yesteryear.
The Junior Wallabies will have fresh players take on Tonga at Bond University on Tuesday 1 May for round two of the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship with Head Coach Jason Gilmore making a raft of changes from the side who defeated Fiji 51-5.
The Junior Wallabies have defeated Fiji U20s 51-5 in the opening round of the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship at Bond University on the Gold Coast on Friday night.
Australia scored eight tries to Fiji’s one in the rout as the Junior Wallabies kick started their International U20s season in emphatic fashion.