Autumn Nations Cup
Autumn Nations Cup
Disruption isn't always bad, especially when it comes to the old guard that largely continues to govern the rugby world. But is shoehorning in another format, this time the World 12s, really an answer to the game's issues?
Dave Rennie has unloaded on France for milking penalties after Australia played one man down for 75 minutes to beat Les Bleus 33-30 and claim their Test rugby series 2-1.
Whether Marika Koroibete deserved a red card for his high tackle will divide opinions across the rugby world. What is clear, however, is that the Wallabies must use their response and subsequent triumph to go on to bigger and better things.
Fly-half Antoine Hastoy will make his debut when France face Australia in the series-deciding third test in Brisbane after coach Fabien Galthie made seven changes to his starting lineup on Thursday.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has made seven changes for the decisive third Test against France, the biggest of which sees Tate McDermott promoted to the starting side in place of Jake Gordon.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has forecast changes to his line-up for the deciding Test in Brisbane on Saturday after France equalised with a gripping second Test victory in Melbourne.
France have taken their turn to taste victory with a late penalty securing a 28-26 win over the Wallabies in the second Test in Melbourne.
Dave Rennie has made just one change to the Wallabies' team for the second Test against France, with Taniela Tupou to start in the place of Allan Alaalatoa.
The Wallabies earned their second win under Dave Rennie, thanks largely to a horror French mistake in the match's dying seconds. But there was plenty to take out of the 80 minutes prior, that will have both pleased and disappointed the Aussie coach.
Australia made a habit of drawing games they should have won in Dave Rennie's first season in charge. It is a significant moment then that they were somehow able to get over the line in Brisbane, but the performance was anything but clinical or accurate.
The Wallabies have stolen the most remarkable Test victory over France 23-21, Noah Lolesio kicking a penalty after the visitors had failed to kick the ball into touch to seal the win.
The Wallabies have named a rookie halves combination for the first Test against France with Brumbies fly-half Noah Lolesio set for just his second run-on start, this time alongside Waratahs No. 9 Jake Gordon.
France have included seven uncapped players in their 23-man squad to play Australia in Brisbane on July 7.
France hooker Gaetan Barlot and fullback Melvyn Jaminet will make their debuts when they take on Australia in the first test in Brisbane after coach Fabien Galthie named seven uncapped players in the 23-man squad on Saturday.
Rugby Australia [RA] are set to confirm Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for the new location of the opening Wallabies' Test against France on Wednesday Jul. 7.
With only 12 days until the first Test in Sydney, the clock is ticking on Wallabies coach Dave Rennie to make a decision on who will be the starting halfback. We break down his three options in Tate McDermott, Jake Gordon and Ryan Lonergan.
There are several big-name omissions from France's touring squad to face the Wallabies next month, but Scott Wisemantel says they remain one of the world's most dangerous teams who are loaded with "exciting" young talent.
Wallabies lock Matt Philip will be using every trick he learnt during his time playing with French Top 14 club Pau to secure his place in Australia's line-up against France in the opening Test match in Sydney next month.
There were several shock selections in Dave Rennie's squad to face France while he also has issues with discipline and injury to deal with. Sam Bruce runs the rule over the 38-man unit here.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has unveiled several shock selections in naming a 38-man squad to contest the three-Test series against France next month.
The French rugby federation (FFR) will allow transgender women to play women's rugby as of next season, going against governing body World Rugby's guidelines, it said on Monday.
The Wallabies and France will meet in three Tests in the space of just 11 days in July, with the teams playing two midweek Tests.
The Wallabies' July Test series now appears certain to proceed, albeit with a change of schedule that will see the two teams play three matches inside 11 days.
England Rugby, Scottish Rugby, and Wales Rugby said on Thursday they would join football and other sports' social media blackout this weekend in a show of solidarity against online abuse.
Scotland's Jonny Gray and Sean Maitland will miss the trip to the Stade de France for the Six Nations finale on Friday.