‘I’m gobsmacked’: Everything Rennie said on Hoops critics, JOC’s key change and ‘destructive’ McMahon

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says James O’Connor is the sharpest he’s seen him and has convinced him he’s an option as a utility – and not just No. 10 – when he makes a likely return against Argentina. Rennie was speaking in the wake of O’Connor missing out on the second Test against South Africa […]

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‘We’re expecting a huge response’: All Blacks make 11 changes and brace for Pumas revenge mission

Ian Foster announced 11 changes to his starting line-up to take on Argentina this Saturday at Suncorp Stadium. The All Blacks coached explained that, “with five Tests in a row and a six-day turnaround between these two Argentinian Tests, we were always going to make some selection changes…” as he confirmed his team selection today. […]

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‘He gets bloody angry’: Nic White wins Wallabies start after fiery impact in Boks triumph

He threw his mouthguard to the ground in disgust, gave Springbok giant Vincent Koch the eyeball and came up with a huge play to force Quade Cooper’s dramatic penalty winner last Sunday. And Nic White will get his reward for a brilliant, niggly display with the No.9 jersey when Dave Rennie names his team Thursday […]

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South Africa make three changes for second Wallabies showdown

South Africa have made three changes to the match day squad, and two to the starting team, beaten by Australia last weekend for their second battle in The Rugby Championship on Saturday. Marvin Orie takes over at lock from Lood de Jager, who misses the game after suffering concussion but is expected to play against […]

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Citizen Quade: ‘To not know if I could come home was a daunting feeling,’ says ‘grateful’ star

Wallabies star Quade Cooper’s bid for Australian citizenship appears to be a fait accompli after his Rugby Championship heorics brought his plight into sharp focus, while it emerged his close friend and former Australia teammate Will Genia was in the same situation. Cooper has been constantly asked about his failed attempts to gain citizenship during […]

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World Rugby explores option of making RWC a biennial event

As FIFA openly touts a biennial football World Cup, rugby has made it clear that it continues to consider the same idea of a battle for the Webb Ellis Cup every two years. According to a report in the London Telegraph, World Rugby could consider the possibility of holding men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup […]

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