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AFTER A tough summer, Australia are available at unprecedented odds of 8/1 ahead of this weekend’s test against New Zealand at home in Brisbane. The odds reflect not only the troubles of the Wallabies throughout the inaugural Rugby Championship, but also the supreme dominance of the All Blacks against their Southern Hemisphere rivals.
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CONSIDERING THE enormous amount of criticism poured on Australia throughout The Rugby Championship, the fact that they finished the tournament in second place is somewhat of a surprise. Factor in that Australia were without James Horwill, Will Genia, James O’Connor, David Pocock, Quade Cooper, Drew Mitchell plus many more
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REELING FROM an injury list that has deprived them of David Pocock, Will Genia and James Horwill to name just a few, Australia have been forced to select an inexperienced XV for their encounter with Argentina this Saturday in Rosario, with only one player possessing over 50 caps in captain Nathan Sharpe.
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JONNY WILKINSON has declared himself available for selection for the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia in 2013, if Warren Gatland comes calling. The Toulon fly-half retired from international rugby with England following the 2011 Rugby World Cup, but has continued his fine form in the south of
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SO THE worst-kept secret in rugby is out, Warren Gatland is the man entrusted by the Lions to bring a first Series win since South Africa in 1997.
In truth, at Lions HQ in the plush surroundings of Ballsbridge, Dublin, Gatland has always been penciled in as the outstanding candidate for the top job, this despite powerbrokers rightly proclaiming it a…
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FORMER WARATAHS mentor Michael Foley has joined the Western Force coaching staff for the 2013 Super Rugby season.
Foley joins the Perth based team on a three-year contract from the Waratahs, where he spent three seasons as Assistant Coach before taking the reins of the side for the 2012 Super Rugby season.
The 45-year-old takes over from Richard Graham, who stood down…
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IN 2010 Gareth Delve, who has won 11 caps for Wales, swapped Gloucester for Australia and the Melbourne Rebels. Here the back-rower talks birthdays, boarding school and bodybuilding…
I had visions of being the next Jonah Lomu. I started out on the wing, but my lack of pace caught up with me. I had a dabble at second-row and absolutely hated it – you’re in close proximity to the props! – so I settled in the back row.
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