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James Horwill scores

South Africa 9 Australia 11 – The Verdict

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor in Wellington ANOTHER WORLD CUP quarter-final, another edge-of-your-seat affair. This contest was in the balance right until the end as South Africa pushed…

Australia 11 South Africa 9

Australia 11 South Africa 9

Australia withstood tremendous pressure from South Africa to edge the quarter-final against the Springboks 11-9 in Wellington. James O’Connor kept his nerve to kick the winning points in the 71st…

Aussies pick strong team to take on South Africa

Aussies pick strong team to take on South Africa

The clearing of a number of injuries has allowed Australia to return almost in its entirety to the combination which opened its Rugby World Cup campaign, after the Wallabies side…

Rugby World Cup quarter-final fixtures confirmed

Rugby World Cup quarter-final fixtures confirmed

The  quarter-final fixtures for Rugby World Cup 2011 have been confirmed after the completion of the pool phase on Sunday. All match times are local to New Zealand. Saturday, 8…

Wycliff Palu speaks to the media in Hanmer Springs about his injury and early edparture from the squad

Wallaby Wycliff Palu returns to Australia

Wallabies No 8 Wycliff Palu is returning to Australia. The 29 year-old limped out of his 38th Test match last weekend in Wellington after suffering the reoccurrence of a hamstring…

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…