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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

Let’s face the facts, the Wallabies were walloped by the All Blacks

Let’s face the facts, the Wallabies were walloped by the All Blacks

by , 21 Aug 2017 Popular article!

Steve Hansen, rugby’s Wayne Bennett when it comes to giving an expansive answer to a journalist, was succinct with his summary of the All Blacks’ 54-34 monstering of the Wallabies in the first Bledisloe Cup Test of 2017.

The Wrap: Get your Bledisloe Cup myths dispelled here

The Wrap: Get your Bledisloe Cup myths dispelled here

by , 21 Aug 2017 Popular article! Video

By the time Ryan Crotty crossed for the All Blacks right on the stroke of halftime to bring the score to an astonishing, point-a-minute 40-6, fans across Australia were already in meltdown.

Michael Hooper and Daly Cherry-Evans don’t deserve to be captains

Michael Hooper and Daly Cherry-Evans don’t deserve to be captains

by , 21 Aug 2017

While the knives are out for Wallaby coach Michael Cheika and his Manly rugby league counterpart Trent Barrett, they aren’t the ones missing the tackles and playing well below par.

Wallabies DIY player ratings vs All Blacks Bledisloe 1: The results

Wallabies DIY player ratings vs All Blacks Bledisloe 1: The results

by , 21 Aug 2017 Popular article!

The results are in! Yesterday, we asked you to rate the Wallabies side that took to the field against the All Blacks, and now we’ve added up the data from all of our responders to bring your our DIY player ratings from the Test.

I found out I’m a Kiwi citizen – can I justifiably support the All Blacks?

I found out I’m a Kiwi citizen – can I justifiably support the All Blacks?

by , 21 Aug 2017

Like many other Australians, I thought this week would be a good time to clarify my citizenship status.

Samu Kerevi is the latest sacrifice to Australian rugby’s cult of the wunderkind

Samu Kerevi is the latest sacrifice to Australian rugby’s cult of the wunderkind

by , 21 Aug 2017

Australian rugby coaching has demonstrated a bias going back beyond the Michael Cheika era, of worshipping the ‘cult of the wunderkind’.

The Wallabies are a disgrace

The Wallabies are a disgrace

by , 21 Aug 2017

The Wallabies are a disgrace to their country and the coveted gold jersey that those before them have worn with pride.

Finding a heart muscle in a line of turnstiles

Finding a heart muscle in a line of turnstiles

by , 21 Aug 2017

I must admit I have tuned out from the rugby the last couple of months.

Stephen Larkham sees hope for Wallabies after Bledisloe humiliation

Stephen Larkham sees hope for Wallabies after Bledisloe humiliation

by , 21 Aug 2017

Wallabies attack coach Stephen Larkham gets why Australian rugby is on the nose.

Bledisloe blowout a damning indictment of Australian rugby

Bledisloe blowout a damning indictment of Australian rugby

by , 20 Aug 2017 Popular article! Video

Both Micheal Cheika and Michael Hooper expressed frustrations during the week at the seemingly defeatist attitude which existed in the public towards the Wallabies and their ambitions to end the All Blacks’ Bledisloe supremacy.


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