International Rugby News

Rugby: Cooper to benefit from Beale's absence

Rugby: Cooper to benefit from Beale's absence

Quade Cooper has received a glowing endorsement from new Wallabies coach Michael Cheika as the returning playmaker looks to capitalise on Kurtley Beale's absence from the European tour.

Rugby: Sanctioned Beale to miss Wallabies' end of season tour

Rugby: Sanctioned Beale to miss Wallabies' end of season tour

New Australia coach Michael Cheika has declined a chance to rush Kurtley Beale into his Wallabies squad for the season-ending tour of Europe after the utility back was disciplined for sending an offensive text message about a former team staffer.

Rugby: Folau wins John Eales Medal

Rugby: Folau wins John Eales Medal

Game-breaking fullback Israel Folau's huge value to rugby union has been underlined after he beat warm favourite and Wallabies captain Michael Hooper for the John Eales Medal on Thursday.

Rugby: Five uncapped players in Wallabies squad for Europe

Rugby: Five uncapped players in Wallabies squad for Europe

New Australia coach Michael Cheika will have five uncapped players with him when he boards the flight for a four-test tour of Europe on Friday.

Rugby: Cheika named Wallabies coach

Rugby: Cheika named Wallabies coach

Michael Cheika was appointed the new coach of the Wallabies by the Australian Rugby Union (ARU), four days after Ewen McKenzie dramatically quit the job.

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