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The Wallaby back five has taken five steps back

I would blame David Pocock. ‘Poey’ started his six-month sabbatical away from rugby earlier this year, and the Wallaby selectors’ previous ideas of how to construct their back-five forwards appeared to vanish with him.

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Second-string Lions step up in 34-6 win over Chiefs

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is tipping plenty of lively debate in Wednesday’s Test selection meeting after his supposed second-string troops outclassed the Chiefs 34-6 in Hamilton.

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Lions will be “the series everyone thought it was going to be”: Chiefs boss

Chiefs boss Dave Rennie says the British and Irish Lions will provide three tight Tests against the All Blacks, having watched their mid-week squad suffocate his troops 34-6 in Hamilton.

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Pulver not going anywhere after ARU EGM

Bill Pulver won’t be stepping down as ARU CEO following today’s Extraordinary General Meeting, nor will Australian rugby’s governing body be backing away from their decision to cut one Super Rugby team for next season.

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James O’Connor reveals his next destination

Trouble-prone rugby star James O’Connor appears to have given up on playing in the next World Cup after signing a three-year deal with English club Sale.

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Chiefs vs British and Irish Lions live stream: How to watch on TV and stream online

The British and Irish Lions take on Chiefs in the sixth and final hitout before the Test series against New Zealand.

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Cooper hits out at keyboard warrior rugby critics

Coach Michael Cheika might have broken bread with angry Wallabies fans but Quade Cooper has taken a swipe at those who “sit behind a keyboard” and accuse athletes of not trying.

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Wallabies’ Scotland loss needs to be an aberration

Many angry words have already been written about the Wallabies’ 24-19 loss to Scotland, and many more may well follow again today.

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Why so many are right to be angry with the Wallabies

There are many valid reason why those of us who have been following the Wallabies for over 50 years are criticising the current crop and can’t say anything good about them.

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ARU boss Pulver unlikely to stand down

Australia’s messy Super Rugby situation won’t necessarily become any clearer at Tuesday’s emergency general meeting, but ARU boss Bill Pulver is unlikely to be a sacrificial lamb.

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No end in sight for Super Rugby saga

Another chapter in Australia’s sorry Super Rugby saga will be written on Tuesday, but it remains to be seen whether it will expedite or further delay a long awaited decision.

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Rory Arnold is taking Adam Coleman’s ferocious lead as he pushes for a return to the Wallabies’ starting side for Saturday’s Test against Italy at Suncorp Stadium.

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Michael Cheika speaks with viral fan

Michael Cheika has reached out to the rugby supporter whose social media critique after their loss to Scotland went viral.

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Lions coach Warren Gatland to meet referee ahead of first Test

Warren Gatland has challenged referees to stop New Zealand’s off-the-ball “blocking” in the British and Irish Lions Test series.

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Australia lose to Scotland in U20’s, finish sixth at Rugby World Championship

Australia have finished sixth at the under-20s rugby world championships after losing their final match to Scotland in Georgia.

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Are Cheika’s Wallabies facing an annus horribilis?

So much for Michael Cheika’s aspiration to go into the Rugby Championship with a settled starting side and with the momentum of three successive victories from the Wallabies’ June Tests.

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Bill Pulver ARU CEO

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British and Irish Lions Rugby Union 2017

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Quade Cooper after the Wallabies loss to Scotland

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Quade Cooper after the Wallabies loss to Scotland

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Michael Hooper Wallabies Australia Rugby Union 2017

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Stephen Moore Wallabies Australia Rugby Union Test Rugby Bledisloe Cup 2016

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Michael Hooper Wallabies

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James Haskell British and Irish Lions Rugby Union 2017

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The Roar of the crowd

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Gatland’s selections tarnish dominant win

Though everyone should be talking about a dominant win against the Maori, Warren Gatland’s selection shockers have overshadowed a solid Lions’ performance.

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Three arguments that aren’t helping the Wallabies

By Djavion DGriffin, 19 Jun 2017 Video
Three arguments that aren’t helping the Wallabies

It’s Saturday afternoon and you don’t have the night shift. The ‘Arvo Test Rugby’, as the ARU have decided to brand it, is on and I’m thinking “What the hell”, sit down, crack open a rum and see how the boys go.

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Five talking points from the Wallabies vs Scotland

Scotland have snapped their Wallabies losing streak and landed their first ever win against Australia in Sydney, coming out on top of a tight 24-19 thriller.

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The High Five: Maori All Blacks vs British and Irish Lions

The British and Irish Lions have completed a comprehensive win over the Maori All Blacks by 32 points to 10 in difficult conditions in Rotorua to secure their most impressive win of their tour to date.

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Scotland hold on in thriller against the Wallabies

The Wallabies and Scotland have continued their recent tradition of tight contests, playing out an absolute thriller with Scotland holding on to a 24-19 win in Sydney.

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Maori All Blacks vs British and Irish Lions: International rugby live scores, blog

We have reached the halfway point of the British and Irish Lions tour as they play what could be called the unofficial fourth Test against the Maori All Blacks in Rotorua. Join The Roar from 5:35pm (AEST) for live scores and coverage.

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Wallabies vs Scotland highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Match Result Scotland has held on against the Wallabies in a thriller in Sydney, keeping the Australians out in the dying minutes to hold onto a historic 24-19 win.

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The High Five: All Blacks vs Samoa

By Diggercane, 17 Jun 2017
The High Five: All Blacks vs Samoa

The All Blacks have completed a comprehensive win over Samoa at Eden Park by 78 points to 0, to hit the ground running in the start to their 2017 season.

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Wallabies vs Scotland: The toughest June Test arrives

After an expected 37-14 victory over Fiji in front of a dismal crowd turnout in Melbourne the Wallabies now face their toughest test of the June internationals. Make no mistake about it – it will be tough.

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All Blacks vs Samoa highlights: International rugby live scores, blog

The All Blacks’ 2017 season gets underway tonight as the host a strong Manu Samoa side at Eden Park in Auckland with kick off from 6pm AEST.

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CLUB ROAR WEEKLY: Magical plays from the kickoff

This week, it’s all about the kickoff for Club Roar. For most, the kickoff is a process of the game that happens a few times throughout the contest without too much fanfare. Not for these clubs though.

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Who’s driving the bus? The qualities of a good coach

I just read a post on The Roar that talked about former internationals making good coaches.

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I played the British Lions: Rua Tipoki

By Adam Julian, 16 Jun 2017
I played the British Lions: Rua Tipoki

Rua Tipoki has distinct memories of watching the British and Irish Lions play the New Zealand Maori in 1993.

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The turnover: Positives from the last week of rugby

My high school coach had a favourite half time one-liner: “tough day at the office?” More often than not, it was a tough day. But he’d always follow it up with a strangely calm “that’s alright, what can we do? We can look at what went right”.

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O’Mahony to lead Lions in ‘fourth Test’ against the Maoris

Munster captain, Peter O’Mahony, has been chosen to lead the British and Irish Lions in their match against the Maori All Blacks (previously known as the New Zealand Maoris), which takes place this Saturday at 8.30 am (Irish time).

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Wallabies vs who-are-wes?

By ReidytheRegaler, 16 Jun 2017
Wallabies vs who-are-wes?

‘Back in my day’ seems like a ridiculous phrase to use when you are only 24 years old, however it seems appropriate when discussing rugby union in Australia.

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Wallabies captain Michael Hooper

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Victoria Latu takes the ball up for the Wallaroos

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Malakai Fekitoa Highlanders Super Rugby Union 2017

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Wayne Barnes shows a yellow card to New Zealand's Luke McAlister as Richie McCaw looks on

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James Haskell British and Irish Lions Rugby Union 2017

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Quade Cooper runs the ball forward for the Queensland Reds

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Owen Farrell British and Irish Lions Rugby Union 2017

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Peter O'Mahony British and Irish Lions Rugby Union 2017

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Michael Cheika thinking

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