Australia

Match winner: Pat McCabe picks the right line to score

Australia 27-19 Wales: The verdict

WALES SENSING a first victory on Australian soil since 1969 were far too slow out of the traps against a Wallaby side desperate to atone for their humbling 9-6 midweek…

Ken Owens

Australia v Wales: 1st Test preview

IT WILL be Tri-Nations champions versus Six Nations champions when Australia and Wales kick off their three-Test series in Brisbane on Saturday – and it should be an enthralling encounter.…

Scott Williams starts at centre, replacing Jamie Roberts

Warburton returns to lead Wales

WALES HAVE named a side to play Australia in Brisbane this weekend showing four changes from that which sealed a 16-9 victory over France last March to be crowned Champions…

Late change: Cooper Vuna comes in to replace Brumbies winger Joe Tomane

Wallabies make eight changes for first Wales test

FIVE NEW forwards and three new backs feature in the starting combination, from that beaten 9-6 by Scotland midweek in Newcastle. The alterations in the pack sees the all-New South…

greig laidlaw scotland

Match verdict: Australia 6-9 Scotland

PLAYED OUT in the kind of conditions that would have drowned ducks and bent weathervanes Scotland set themselves up for a stripped down but dogged performance against Australia in Newcastle,…

Genia and Horwill enjoy some time out during the 2011 RWC

Journey through rugby – Will Genia

Queensland Reds’ Will Genia has racked up 34 caps since his 2009 Australia debut, winning the 2011 Super Rugby and Tri-Nations titles along the way. What else should we know…

Pek Cowan hits the half century for the Force

Force ready for Reds

Western Force is determined to make the most of a month long run at home starting with the reigning champion Reds on Saturday night (KO .  Following four of their…

Pat McCutcheon runs with the ball during Waratahs training in Sydney

Waratahs name squad for Highlanders trip

Berrick Barnes will return to the HSBC Waratahs starting line up for this Saturday’s round three FxPro Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders in Dunnedin. Barnes injured his groin in…

David Pocock grapples onto point provider Mike Harris

Reds prove too much for Western Force

The Emirates Western Force turned in a much improved team performance up against reigning FxPro Super Rugby champions Queensland as both sides scored two tries but the boot of Reds…

Tom Carter goes over the line for his second try against the Rebels

Physical Waratahs storm past Rebels

Melbourne Rebels 19 – 35  Waratahs Three first half tries, including a pair for inside centre Tom Carter helped secure the Waratahs a well deserved away win in a physical…