Australia National Rugby Union Team

Ewen McKenzie building most disciplined Wallabies side ever, says Will Genia

Ewen McKenzie's Australia kick off a European tour against England on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Australia’s Will Genia believes the hard line approach of coach Ewen McKenzie will see the “most disciplined” Wallaby side he has known also become a winning one.

Wednesday, 30 October, 2013, 11:31am

Quade Cooper returns to face All Blacks at Eden Park

Quade Cooper

It may have been the pressure, but Quade Cooper's return to the international rugby spotlight yesterday lasted less than it takes the mercurial fly half to take a shot at goal.

24 Aug 2012 - 1:21am

Even in the digital battle All Blacks are dominating Wallabies

There's a lot more to marketing rugby these days than advertising, media relations or sponsorships, says Hong Kong-based Kiwi Jeremy Woolf, a social media and digital specialist.

30 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

All part and parcel of the game

Their livery may be yellow and red, but they are a 'white knight' in Hong Kong rugby circles. With the match at the cross-roads because of poor ticket sales and the drums banging in New Zealand to move the game to Twickenham, DHL stepped up to the plate.

30 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Elsom keen to test All Blacks in HK

Wallaby skipper Rocky Elsom was yesterday quick to deflect attention away from the controversy that has swirled around next month's Bledisloe Cup match against New Zealand at Hong Kong Stadium.

He was even quicker to highlight how much the test - make that any test - between the two nations means to the men on the pitch.

23 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Aim to be GR8

Japan can reach the last eight of the Rugby World Cup in 2019 on home soil, says former Wallaby coach Eddie Jones, as long as they don't try to mimic other styles but develop their own attacking brand of rugby.

2 May 2010 - 12:00am

Aussies see resurgence after decent recent run

The era of Australian underachievement at the Hong Kong Sevens - and elsewhere on the IRB Sevens Series - appears to be over.

For a nation with a pedigree that has seen the Wallabies win the 15s World Cup twice, their performance in the shortened form of the game has fallen well short.

29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Aussies have Luck on their side, on and off field

It might be tradition to boo them every year, but Australians are starting to make their presence felt in Hong Kong off the pitch. It is estimated that Hong Kong is home to 60,000 Australian passport holders (Only the United Kingdom is home to more Australians living abroad). And Australia's official presence in Hong Kong is Consul General Les Luck.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Mitchell continues fine family tradition of scoring in HK

There must be something in the water in Hong Kong that brings out the best in Drew Mitchell's family.

Both of Mitchell's brothers, Zane and Bronsen, have played on tours to Hong Kong for the Australian army in recent years, with both getting on the scoresheet here.

2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

All-rounder Barnes a superstar in the making

The first time Berrick Barnes went on an overseas tour, he had to cart along a couple of bats plus his wicketkeeping pads and gloves. It is much easier these days as a professional rugby player.

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

High achievers

Both nations have had their fair share of inventions and achievements

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Hare-brained nickname had Wallaby pioneers on the hop

Just imagine - the All Blacks v the Rabbits.

It does not roll off the tongue as nicely as the Wallabies. But this is what might have been if 100 years ago, the Australian team that sailed for England hadn't foiled plans by the devious English media to nickname them the 'Rabbits'.

30 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

O'Connor in Where's Wally dilemma

Wally has gone walkabout - much to the dismay of keeper James O'Connor, who found himself trumped by his Wallaby teammates at the first day of training.

30 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Global title play-off 'on hold' until 2010

Hand-in-hand with the good news was some not so good - the International Rugby Board (IRB) has decided to shelve plans to hold a global championship play-off between the winners of the Tri Nations and the Six Nations until 2010.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong fans ecstatic but Kiwis are already calling it a 'travelling circus'

While Hong Kong fans were reacting with joy at the mouthwatering prospect of watching test-rugby, fans in rugby-mad New Zealand were united in giving the thumbs down to the battle for Bledisloe Cup.

One fan called it a 'travelling circus' while another decried 'this is no longer our national game'. The view among many was that it was a money-making exercise.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am