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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…

Australia v South Africa

His famous nickname Nobody, as in ‘nobody’s perfect’, is a myth because none of his mates call him that. But everything else you hear about the wonder that is John…

Wallaby prop Patricio Noriega (2/R) fend

Patricio Noriega cut his teeth in the toughest of propping breeding grounds – the Pumas’ front row. Born in Buenos Aires, the tighthead played for his local club, Hindu, before…

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Simon Poidevin isn’t the first name to spring to mind when recalling the Wallaby side of the early Nineties, but the ‘boy from the bush’ was the back-row glue that…

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

In the wake of an agonising 27-22 defeat to the Chiefs in the 2013 Super 15 final, Brumbies coach Jake White saluted George Smith. “He’s a phenomena,” said the South…

Laying down a challenge: The Chiefs sits atop the New Zealand league

By Alex Shaw To coin a phrase from legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s squeaky bum time in Super Rugby. With just two rounds of regular season…

England win

England won a quite brilliant Test match 44-40 in an end-to-end encounter which had nine tries and a scoring rate of over a point a minute. Australia went in at…