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  • Oct 23, 2014
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Australia Rugby

Boks prepare to battle upbeat Australians

South Africa will concentrate on the basics as they try to dispatch a bullish Australia at Newlands on Saturday in the hope of setting up a final-day showdown against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

Friday, 28 February, 2014, 7:26pm

New Zealand beat Australia 27-16

Winger Ben Smith kept up his prolific try-scoring record in test matches this season, touching down twice as New Zealand took advantage of lax defence to beat Australia 27-16 in the Rugby Championship and retain the Bledisloe Cup on Saturday.

28 Feb 2014 - 7:38pm

Warburton urges Lions to kill off Wallabies

Sam Warburton said on Thursday he is urging his British and Irish Lions team to finish off the Wallabies in the second Test in Melbourne this weekend and wrap up the series.

28 Feb 2014 - 7:40pm

Former Wallabies coach accuses Lions of cheating

Less than a week from the first British and Irish Lions test against Australia, former Wallaby coach Bob Dwyer has labelled the visitors as cheats because of illegal scrimmaging and other rule infringements.

28 Feb 2014 - 8:10pm

Deans confirms Cooper out, Beale back for Wallabies

Australia coach Robbie Deans confirmed mercurial flyhalf Quade Cooper would not have a place in his final squad for the test series against the British and Irish Lions, while welcoming troubled back Kurtley Beale into the Wallabies fold.

28 Feb 2014 - 8:15pm

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans gets flak for dumping Quade Cooper

Queensland Reds head coach Ewen McKenzie has backed his ditched Wallaby Quade Cooper over defensive concerns for next month's test series against the British & Irish Lions.

1 Mar 2014 - 3:12pm

Digby Ioane try lifts Wallabies to victory over Pumas

Australia wing Digby Ioane scored a superb mid-second half try to set up a 25-19 triumph over Argentina Saturday in a penalty-saturated final match of the Rugby Championship season.

28 Feb 2014 - 8:33pm

Aussies prepare for Pumas pounding

Robbie Deans, the embattled coach of Australia, has beefed up his team in anticipation of a pounding from Argentina today.

28 Feb 2014 - 8:35pm

Wynne Gray

It's a new twist on the old theme. Knock, knock, who's there, anyone going to the Bledisloe Cup test? It's not a scenario the New Zealand or Australian Rugby unions envisaged when they shipped the Bledisloe Cup offshore two years ago.

28 Feb 2014 - 8:03pm

Perfect combination of business and pleasure

Russell Black, Projects Director, MTR Corporation

I have the normal New Zealand rugby 'credentials'. I played for 20 years, starting when I was five. I'll never forget the first international tour match I attended. It was 1956 and Waikato destroyed the Springboks 14-10. It was a character-building experience.

28 Feb 2014 - 8:01pm

Tough-as-nails Beadman melts at the sight of a Wallaby

It was supposed to be a fair exchange - silks for a jersey - but Darren Beadman looked as if he had landed the Melbourne Cup as he clung on to his precious Wallaby jersey handed to him by a group of Australian players after yesterday's training run at So Kon Po.

28 Feb 2014 - 7:55pm

Wallabies jersey still means more to Aussies than yen

While the Australian Rugby Union are not reluctant to 'export' the Wallabies to Asia, they are more averse to raiding Japanese corporations trying to whip away the cream of their rugby players.

28 Feb 2014 - 7:51pm