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By Alex Shaw The All Blacks’ 42-8 demolition of the Wallabies in Sydney was exquisite, only further expanding the gulf in quality – both technically and mentally – between themselves…

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The Rugby Championship got off to a thrilling start. Just hours after a bugging device was said to have been found at the InterContinental hotel on Sydney’s picturesque waterfront, the…

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As the son of a sports psychologist, Michael Lynagh paid close attention to mental preparation long before it was fashionable. On match days he would sit in the public areas…

1984:  Mark Ella of Australia in action during the match between England and Australia at Twickenham in London. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell/ALLSPORT

David Campese calls him the best he’s ever seen and the only negative to Mark Ella’s career is its brevity because, after blazing a trail across Australia and Europe, he…

IRELAND, OCTOBER 20:  David Campese of Australia scores a try during the 1991 Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals match between the Australian Wallabies and Ireland held at Lansdowne Road October 20, 1991 in Ireland. The Wallabies won 19-18.  (Photo by Getty Images)

The son of a wine-making Italian immigrant, Australian David Campese has managed to upset almost everyone because of his truculence and outspoken views. The game is no worse for that.…

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25:  Israel Folau of the Wallabies runs the ball during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Israel Folau arrived in rugby union accompanied by astronomical expectations, having already achieved superstardom in one sport at the tender age of 23. A haul of 73 tries in 91…

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Is Tim Horan the greatest centre of all time? He’s certainly a contender. As his boyhood pal and centre partner Jason Little told Australia’s Courier Mail in 2014: “When we…

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: George Gregan of the Wallabies watches on during the Tri Nations rugby union test between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks held at Subiaco Oval, July 31, 2004 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

In the dying seconds of the deciding Test against Australia in Sydney 15 years ago, the Lions still had a shot of snatching the series. Though 29-23 down, they had…

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Nick Farr-Jones was part of the Wallabies’ ‘Holy Trinity’, alongside his half-back partner Michael Lynagh and David Campese. Indeed, it was even said that the quick-thinking, cerebral No 9 created…

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It’s hard to know where to begin when listing the achievements of Ken Catchpole. He captained Australia on his Test debut and 12 other occasions, he set a new standard…