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Australia 67 USA 5

Australia 67 USA 5

Adam Ashley-Cooper (above) scored the fastest Rugby World Cup hat-trick ever as Australia scored 11 tries to sweep past USA 67-5 at Wellington Regional Stadium on Friday. Ashley-Cooper’s treble came…

Ioane on his way to scoring a try against Italy

Wallaby Ioane out with fractured thumb

Scans today in Auckland have confirmed that Wallabies winger Digby Ioane has sustained a fracture to his right thumb. Ioane suffered the injury during yesterday’s 32-6 win over Italy in…

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The Playmaker – Quade Cooper

Pop quiz. Identify the player Robbie Deans is describing: “He’s an outside-half who reacts. He has an enormous amount of talent and an instinct for the game, which we encourage…

Three stars named for Baa-Baas v Australia

Three stars named for Baa-Baas v Australia

Victor Matfield, Danny Cipriani and Jamie Roberts are among the first batch of star-studded names to accept invitations to play for the Barbarians against newly-crowned Tri-Nations’ champions Australia at Twickenham…

Wales to play Australia in December

Wales to play Australia in December

Wales will face Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, 3 December, 2011 (kick-off 2.30pm) the Welsh Rugby Union confirmed today. The now customary post-Rugby World Cup fixture will come…

James O’Connor handed one match ban and fine

James O’Connor handed one match ban and fine

Australian Rugby Union has today suspended James O’Connor until Sunday 28 August after the Wallabies winger failed to appear at two official team functions on Thursday 18 August. O’Connor did…

Matt Giteau retires from Test rugby

Matt Giteau retires from Test rugby

Matt Giteau was left out of Australia’s World Cup squad and immediately retired from international rugby aged just 29 and with an incredible 92 caps and 684 Test points to his…