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Michael Lynagh’s marathon mission

MICHAEL LYNAGH is going to run the London Marathon on 21 April – almost a year to the day that he suffered a stroke. Look at the former Wallabies fly-half…

Changing lanes: Israel Folau (C) joins the Waratahs on a on-year deal and hopes to play for the Wallabies one day

Code-hopper Israel Folau joins the Waratahs

THE WARATAHS announced the signing of league international Israel Folau on a one-year deal for the 2013 Super Rugby season. A talented rugby league player, Israel played 52 games, including…

Rhys Priestland

Wales v Australia: Five things we learned

Wales once again lost to the Wallabies when it seemed that they couldn’t. They have now lost their last three games to Australia in the dying minutes – once in…

Nathan Sharpe

Wales 12-14 Australia: The Verdict



This game was the horror movie version of Groundhog Day for Wales, who put in their best performance of a hugely disappointing autumn series only to finish bereft after losing…

Delivery: Phillips will hope to spark Wales

Wales v Australia: The Preview

AUSTRALIA COACH Robbie Deans will be asking for more of the same against a Welsh side they have defeated five times in the last 13 months. However for those thinking…

Leader: Robshaw was shackled by Aussies

England 14-20 Australia: The Verdict

ENGLAND WENT into this Test against a supposedly dispirited Wallaby squad full of confidence. Sadly, when the whistle went, the roles had been reversed, with England, not so regal, in…

Joe Launchbury

Reality check for Lancaster’s England

STUART LANCASTER had described this autumn as "production time" for England. The Fiji Test was a nice dress rehearsal but Australia was the big opening night. And England fluffed their…

Catch me if you can: Ashton's famous score

England v Australia: The Preview

AUSTRALIA HAVE made the short hop over the channel after their heavy loss to France still talking the talk, yet negativity seems to follow them like a bad odour at…

Influence: Pocock is breakdown king

QBE Internationals: Players to watch

THE AUTUMN Internationals start tomorrow, expect these players to make an impact in the coming weeks As a straight-running crash ball centre on the fringes of the Leicester squad three…