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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

The Wrap: Lions and Wallabies prove to be slow learners

The Wrap: Lions and Wallabies prove to be slow learners

by , 26 Jun 2017

As if Australian rugby fans didn’t need reminding, the All Blacks and Lions demonstrated how healthy the game is in other parts of the world, opening their eagerly awaited series with a thoroughly enjoyable contest of high quality, convincingly won by the home side 30-15.

Can Cheika coach, or just motivate?

Can Cheika coach, or just motivate?

by , 26 Jun 2017

The more I hear and see from Michael Cheika, the less enchanted I become. It appears to me the Wallabies do not have a coach.

Tolu Latu not fit enough for Test rugby, says Cheika

Tolu Latu not fit enough for Test rugby, says Cheika

by , 26 Jun 2017

Tolu Latu didn’t see a minute of action in the Wallabies’ three June Tests because he wasn’t fit enough, coach Michael Cheika says.

The High Five: Wallabies vs Italy

The High Five: Wallabies vs Italy

by , 25 Jun 2017

The Wallabies have stumbled to an entertaining, error-ridden victory over Italy at Suncorp Stadium in the Brisbane sun by 40 points to 27.

Wallabies DIY player ratings vs Italy: The results

Wallabies DIY player ratings vs Italy: The results

by , 25 Jun 2017

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

Sefa Naivalu in doubt for Bledisloe opener

Sefa Naivalu in doubt for Bledisloe opener

by , 25 Jun 2017

Wallabies winger Sefa Naivalu is in doubt for August’s Bledisloe Cup opener after suffering a mid-range ankle syndesmosis injury.

Wallabies beat the Azzurri in a photo finish

Wallabies beat the Azzurri in a photo finish

by , 25 Jun 2017

The Michael Cheika way eventually shone through at Suncorp last night when the Wallabies fell over the line 40-27 against lowly Italy.

Highlights: Wallabies win 40-27, but it was hardly comfortable

Highlights: Wallabies win 40-27, but it was hardly comfortable

by , 24 Jun 2017 Popular article! Video

The Wallabies have triumphed in a thrilling win over Italy 40-27 at Suncorp Stadium. There were some tense moments throughout for fans as handling errors and scrum penalties threatened to derail the Australians.

WATCH: Highlights from Wallabies vs Italy

WATCH: Highlights from Wallabies vs Italy

by , 24 Jun 2017 Video

The Wallabies have wrapped up their June campaign with a 13-point win over Italy, but fans weren’t breathing easy during the match.

Wallabies vs Italy highlights: International rugby live scores, blog

Wallabies vs Italy highlights: International rugby live scores, blog

by , 24 Jun 2017 Popular article! Video

Match result: A try from Bernard Foley in the 76th minute has sealed a win for the Wallabies over Italy, but it was a long way from being a convincing victory.


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