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Australia v Wales: 2nd Test preview

MELBOURNE COULD feel a little like home for Wales when they take on the Wallabies in the second Test. The Etihad Stadium’s closed roof is sure to remind them of…

Wallabies unchanged for second Wales Test

Wallabies unchanged for second Wales Test

Robbie Deans has named an unchanged line-up for Saturday night’s second Test against Wales in Melbourne. Despite concerns over the fitness of Sekope Kepu, after he strained a tendon in…

Marked man: Leigh Halfpenny's all-round game continues to impress

Five things we learnt about Wales: First Test

THE DIFFERENCE in playing styles between the northern and southern hemispheres maybe narrowing, but the speed at which it is played is not. Wales really struggled with the pace at…

Match winner: Pat McCabe picks the right line to score

Australia 27-19 Wales: The verdict

WALES SENSING a first victory on Australian soil since 1969 were far too slow out of the traps against a Wallaby side desperate to atone for their humbling 9-6 midweek…

Scott Williams starts at centre, replacing Jamie Roberts

Warburton returns to lead Wales

WALES HAVE named a side to play Australia in Brisbane this weekend showing four changes from that which sealed a 16-9 victory over France last March to be crowned Champions…

Late change: Cooper Vuna comes in to replace Brumbies winger Joe Tomane

Wallabies make eight changes for first Wales test

FIVE NEW forwards and three new backs feature in the starting combination, from that beaten 9-6 by Scotland midweek in Newcastle. The alterations in the pack sees the all-New South…

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Match verdict: Australia 6-9 Scotland

PLAYED OUT in the kind of conditions that would have drowned ducks and bent weathervanes Scotland set themselves up for a stripped down but dogged performance against Australia in Newcastle,…

Sore heads for celebrating Scotland

Sore heads for celebrating Scotland

SCOTLAND’S FAMOUS 9-6 win over Australia in Newcastle, Sydney, in June sparked mass celebrations from Andy Robinson’s team – but these two players might have gone a little too far.…