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11hSam Bruce

Wallabies name two debutants for England opener

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has sprung a selection shock for the first Test against England, with 33-year-old Brumbies lock Cadeyrn Neville to make his Test debut as Australia sets its sights on having the "best maul in the world."

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2dSam Bruce and Tom Hamilton

What's new for rugby's top 10 nations this July?

The rugby world is set to reunite this July, with World Rugby's Test window bringing the northern and southern hemispheres together across the globe. So what shape are the top 10 in at this key juncture, and what might they be looking to nail down?

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Cooper happy to share tips with England's Smith

Ahead of the opening Test against England in Perth, Wallabies veteran Quade Cooper says his exchanges with the old enemy's playmaker Marcus Smith are mutually beneficial and for the good of rugby.

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7dSam Bruce

Ella reluctant, but 'honoured' by Cook Cup overhaul

Wallabies great Mark Ella needed to be persuaded to have his name as part of the new trophy to be contested by Australia and England from Saturday week, but he says it is a great honour and "probably time" that two former players were recognised.

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9dAAP

Vunivalu re-signs, eyes debut vs. England

Despite his limited pro rugby experience, Suliasi Vunivalu says playing in four NRL grand finals with Melbourne means he can handle the pressure of a Wallabies debut in the England Test series next month.

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England's Care, Vunipola return for Australia tour

Coach Eddie Jones has brought Billy Vunipola and Danny Care back from international exile after including them on Monday in a 36-man squad for England's July tour of Australia.

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Skelton sent off as Baa-Baas hammer England

Wallabies giant Will Skelton has made an unwelcome piece of rugby history by becoming the first player to ever get sent off while playing for the Barbarians.

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15dBrittany Mitchell

O'Connor open to fullback move as battle for No.10 role heats up

Wallabies playmaker James O'Connor hasn't shut the door on a return to the fullback role as the battle for the playmaker position heats up with 2021 Rugby Championship hero Quade Cooper making his return to the squad, alongside young star Noah Lolesio.

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15dReuters

Cook Cup dumped for Wallabies-England series

Australia and England will have a battle each other for a new rugby trophy after they agreed to shelve the 25-year-old Cook Cup named after the British explorer.

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17dAAP

Rodda blow, Vunivalu nears Wallabies debut

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie admits he'll need to re-think his overseas picks following the three Tests against England after revealing lock Izack Rodda faces up to three months on the sideline with a foot injury.

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22dSam Bruce

Rennie confirms Giteau Law picks, Aus A thinking

Dave Rennie has confirmed his three Giteau Law picks for the Wallabies' series with England, while also indicating some players may miss out on his 35-man squad with an eye on getting them game time in the Australia A program instead.

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22dSam Bruce

Wallabies halves in focus: White and Cooper, but a jumble behind?

Nic White and Quade Cooper looked to be the favourites to start against England, but there could be some genuine jostling for the halves positions on the bench. Or might Dave Rennie revert to Noah Lolesio as his starting 10?

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24dReuters

Injured Sinckler to miss England tour to Australia

England prop Kyle Sinckler will miss England's tour to Australia with a back injury, while Eddie Jones has included another five uncapped players in his training squad.

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42dSam Bruce

Wallabies fullback in focus: Banks in the short term, but beyond that?

Dave Rennie says a potential shift to Japan won't count against Tom Banks in the shorter term against England, while Kurtley Beale has not played in France since February. So whom looms as the best option to face England, with a World Cup on the horizon?

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56dSam Bruce

Wallabies position in focus: Are wingers clambering for one spot?

The countdown to the Wallabies' much-anticipated series with England is on, with the opening Test, at Perth's Optus Stadium, now under two months away. So who looks set to start on the wing and will Marika Koroibete be brought back from Japan?

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86dSam Bruce

Hooper eyes Wallabies' 'Buddy' moment at SCG

Michael Hooper has set his sights on a Buddy Franklin-like charge of the SCG as Australia looks to end its long run of outs against England, while coach Dave Rennie has flagged multiple positions where players can still stake a claim for a starting spot.

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87dESPN staff

Wallabies to open England series in Perth

Perth has won the right to host the opening Test between the Wallabies and England, while the Wallaroos will commence their Rugby World Cup preparations with Tests against Japan and Fijiana in Queensland.

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RFU backs Jones, admits 'progress' line a tough sell

The head of the RFU has repeated his backing of Eddie Jones and his belief that England are making progress, but admitted the upbeat statement of support on Sunday should have shown more understanding of fans' frustration.

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102dSam Bruce

Key takeaways from the first Wallabies squad of 2022

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie on Sunday announced a first squad for 2022. While the 40-man group will only take part in a training camp next month, the make-up of the squad did provide some key pointers for season ahead.

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105dReuters

No excuses for high tackles: former ref Owens

Players have been constantly told "change your behaviour" in regard to tackle height for the last three years but according to rugby's most famous referee too many are still not getting the message and the consequences can be immensely dangerous.

2022 RankingsSix Nations

  • ENG4th
    Tries Scored 1st Ireland : 24 Tries Scored
    IRE1st
    8
    24
  • ENG3rd
    Points Difference 1st Ireland : 105 Points Difference
    IRE1st
    5
    105