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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…

Ardie Savea

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…

Michael Lynagh clears his lines

Major teams: University of Queensland, Queensland, Saracens Country: Australia Test span: 1984-95 Test caps: 72 (71 starts) Test points: 911 (17T, 140C, 177P, 9DG) The Queenslander paid close attention to…

Mark Ella of Australia

Major teams: Randwick, NSW, Milan Country: Australia Test span: 1980-84 Test caps: 25 (25 starts) Test points: 78 (6T, 3C, 8P, 8DG) David Campese calls him the best he’s ever…

David Campese scores against Ireland

Major clubs: ACT, Padova, Randwick, NSW, Milan Country: Australia Test span: 1982-96 Test caps: 101 (100 starts) Test points: 315 (64T, 8C, 7P, 2DG) The son of a wine-making Italian…

Tim Horan of Australia

Major teams: Queensland Reds, Saracens Country: Australia
 Test span: 1989-2000 Australia caps: 80 (80 starts) Test points: 140 (30T) As his boyhood pal and centre partner Jason Little told Australia’s…

George Gregan of Australia

Major teams: Brumbies, Toulon, Suntory Sungoliath Country: Australia Test span: 1994-2007 Australia caps: 139 (133 starts) Test points: 99 (18T, 3DG) In the dying seconds of the deciding Test against…

Australia's Ken Catchpole

Major teams: Randwick, NSW Country: Australia
 Test span: 1961-68 Australia caps: 27 (27 starts) Test points: 9 (3T) He captained Australia on his Test debut and 12 other occasions, he…

John Eales of Australia

Major teams: Brothers, Queensland Country: Australia
 Test span: 1991-2001 Test caps: 86 (86 starts) Test points: 173 (2T, 31C, 34P) His famous nickname Nobody, as in ‘nobody’s perfect’, is a…