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The Wallabies are one of the finest rugby teams in the world, and representing Australia are currently ranked third in the World Rugby rankings despite an up-and-down 2016 season where they had been ranked as high as No.2 and as low as No.4.

The Wallabies hold the distinction of having competed in all eight editions of Rugby World Cups, having won the tournament twice, finished runners-up twice and made the semi-finals and quarter-finals twice each.

The Wallabies, along with the All Blacks and Springboks, are the most successful nation in World Cup history winning the Webb Ellis Trophy on two occasions, while also losing a final at home to England in 2003. They took sweet revenge in 2015 knocking England out of their home tournament in the pool stages and went on to face the All Blacks in the final at Twickenham.

The Wallabies compete in the annual Rugby Championship tournament with New Zealand, South Africa, and Argentina, which is a four-team tournament that evolved from the Tri-Nations in 2012 to include the South American team. The Wallabies have won the Tri-Nations on three occasions in 2000, 2001 and 2011, and most recently won the Rugby Championship in 2015.

Australia’s rivalry with the All Blacks culminates in the showdown for the Bledisloe Cup, which the Wallabies have held 12 times in the history of competing for the trophy.

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In addition to the All Blacks and Springboks, the Wallabies also have firmly-established rivalries with England and France and compete for the Cook Cup and Trophee des Bicentenaires respectively.

Former captain George Gregan currently holds the record for the highest-capped Wallabies player, having played in the green and gold 139 times, 59 of those as captain. Flanker George Smith remains the most-capped forward, having represented Australia on 110 occasions. David Campese holds the record for the most Wallabies tries scored, while Michael Lynagh remains the Wallabies all-time leading point-scorer, with 911.

Michael Cheika is the current head coach of the Wallabies, having taken the reigns from former coach Ewen McKenzie who resigned in October 2014.

Last updated: 28 February, 2017

Wallabies Articles

Should the Wallabies be chasing perfection?

Should the Wallabies be chasing perfection?

by , 20 Oct 2017

Last week I wrote about the Wallabies’ continued struggles with their basic skills.

How to spice up the Bledisloe dead rubber? Give Quade a run

How to spice up the Bledisloe dead rubber? Give Quade a run

by , 20 Oct 2017

This weekend’s Bledisloe Cup dead rubber is as dead a rubber as a dead rubber can be.

Is there hope for the Wallabies in 2019?

Is there hope for the Wallabies in 2019?

by , 20 Oct 2017

In two years’ time the Wallabies will be in the midst of their campaign for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Wallabies team for Bledisloe 3: Cheika makes one change for New Zealand clash

Wallabies team for Bledisloe 3: Cheika makes one change for New Zealand clash

by , 19 Oct 2017 Popular article!

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has opted for consistency in his Wallabies side to face New Zealand in the third and final Bledisloe Cup clash of the year, making just one forced change to the side which accounted for Argentina two weeks ago.

Cheika’s angelic interruption

Cheika’s angelic interruption

by , 19 Oct 2017

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika puts head-to-pillow at the Sofitel on Friday night, several hours after he has held his final press conference before the third Bledisloe instalment at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

Wallabies to host Ireland in historic three-Test series

Wallabies to host Ireland in historic three-Test series

by , 18 Oct 2017

The ARU has announced on Wednesday afternoon that the Wallabies will host Ireland in the first ever three-Test series between the nations during next year’s June international window.

Jack Dempsey: Test-match heavyweight, or just a pumped-up middleweight?

Jack Dempsey: Test-match heavyweight, or just a pumped-up middleweight?

by , 18 Oct 2017 Popular article!

Jack Dempsey was the ‘stage name’ of one of the most charismatic and memorable heavyweight boxing champions of the 20th century.

Who should you support in Bledisloe 3 if you can’t tell an Aussie from a Kiwi?

Who should you support in Bledisloe 3 if you can’t tell an Aussie from a Kiwi?

by , 18 Oct 2017 Popular article!

I cannot really distinguish a Kiwi from an Aussie when they are not playing rugby.

What is the point of the Barbarians game, honestly?

What is the point of the Barbarians game, honestly?

by , 17 Oct 2017 Popular article!

The Wallabies’ match attracting the most attention at the moment is not their next one, but the one following that.

Wallaby Izack Rodda ruled out for year

Wallaby Izack Rodda ruled out for year

by , 17 Oct 2017

Wallabies rookie Izack Rodda has been ruled out for the rest of the year after opting for surgery on his injured shoulder.


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