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2hSam Bruce and Tom Hamilton

What's new for rugby's top 10 nations this November series?

After two years apart, the elite rugby nations of the northern and southern hemispheres will reunite throughout November, providing a valuable marker two years out from the next global showpiece. Here's what you need to know.

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19hSam Bruce

Wallabies Kerevi, McMahon out of spring tour

Samu Kerevi and Sean McMahon have withdrawn from the Wallabies' spring tour, the duo instead opting to remain in Japan and return to preseason preparations with Suntory Sungoliath.

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2dSam Bruce

Wallabies' streak rolls on, but 'clunky' won't cut it in the U.K.

If they weren't aware already, the Wallabies on Saturday discovered just how important Samu Kerevi is to their game plan. Dave Rennie's team still came away with a fifth straight win, albeit with some wobbles that will be punished up north.

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Wallabies earn tough win over Japan

Australia have opened their four-match spring tour with a scratchy and hard-earned 32-23 victory over Japan in Oita.

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7dSam Bruce

Rennie trying diplomacy to secure Quade's availability

The Wallabies are taking the diplomatic approach to securing Quade Cooper's availability for the U.K. leg of their spring tour, saying they'd rather build relationships with Japanese clubs instead of merely strictly enforcing Regulation 9.

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7dESPN Staff

Paisami returns to Wallabies centres vs. Japan

Wallabies centre Hunter Paisami is set to make his return to the starting line-up on Saturday against Japan with their tackle-busting star Samu Kerevi unavailable for selection through injury.

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Aussie sevens coaches cut after RA review

Australia's rugby sevens coaches will need to reapply for their jobs, after both the men's and women's teams disappointed at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Cooper uncertain over Wallabies' UK tour

Playmaker Quade Cooper remains uncertain if Saturday's Test against Japan will be his last for 2021 with discussions continuing between the Wallabies and his Japanese club Kintetsu.


Koroibete to miss Wallabies' spring tour

Star winger Marika Koroibete will miss the Wallabies' entire northern-hemisphere spring tour after opting to stay in Australia after the birth of his third child.

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Leali'ifano signs with Moana Pasifika

Former Wallabies back Christian Leali'ifano is one of the first players to sign with new Super Rugby Pacific side Moana Pasifika.

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14dBrittany Mitchell

Perese reflects on journey from rock bottom to Wallabies

Four years after he last went on the Wallabies Spring Tour, Izaia Perese has reflected on his long, winding journey back to the Wallabies fold as he looks to finally earn his first cap for Australia.

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20dSam Bruce

Wallabies include Skelton, Perese for spring tour

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed the worst kept secret in Australian rugby, naming Will Skelton, Rory Arnold and Tolu Latu for the team's spring tour of the United Kingdom.

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No Barbarians for me, says Australia's Cooper

Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper has denied agreeing to play for the Barbarians against Samoa in London in late November despite the prestigious invitational British club announcing his selection.

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25dBrittany Mitchell

Rennie sweating on Kerevi fitness ahead of tour

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has been left sweating the fitness of star centre Samu Kerevi after the 28-year-old hobbled off the field in the Wallabies 32-17 win over Argentina on Saturday night.

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25dBrittany Mitchell

Wallabies put UK on notice, but let old habits creep back in

Winning their fourth straight Rugby Championship match for the first time in their history, the Wallabies have put their end-of-year Tour opponents on notice, but sloppy periods showed there's still plenty for this developing pack to learn.

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Kellaway stars as Wallabies beat Argentina

An Andrew Kellaway hat-trick has him within reach of Wallabies history after a 32-17 defeat of Argentina gave them four-straight Rugby Championship Test wins for the first time.

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27dESPN staff

McMahon to make Wallabies return off bench

Sean McMahon will make his long-awaited return to the Test arena with confirmation he will be named among the Wallabies replacements for their closing Rugby Championship clash with Argentina.

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Petaia eyes fullback but Test start looms on wing

While he's been earmarked as a long-term fullback option at Test level, Jordan Petaia is set to take advantage of the absence of star Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete.

2021 RankingsRugby Championship

  • AUS2nd
    Tries Scored 1st New Zealand : 28 Tries Scored
  • AUS3rd
    Points Difference 1st New Zealand : 114 Points Difference