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# australia-2 - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Ex-Wallabies coach Cheika hits out at World Cup criticism

Michael Cheika quit in October after Australia’s quarter-final exit against England.

# australia-2 - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Ex-Ulster player and Wallabies winger joins French club Biarritz

Henry Speight has signed a three-year deal with the French second division outfit.

# australia-2 - Monday 30 March, 2020

Ireland's summer tour to Australia 'highly unlikely', concede Wallabies

Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle has suggested that the Wallabies could travel to Ireland instead later in the year.

# australia-2 - Saturday 19 October, 2019

May's double sends England past Australia and into World Cup semi-final

Eddie Jones’ side flexed their muscle in the first of the quarter-final ties in Oita.

# australia-2 - Thursday 17 October, 2019

How are the teams shaping up entering the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan?

As the Rugby World Cup enters the knock-out stages, we take a look at the health of the eight quarter-finalists ahead of a massive weekend in Japan.

'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England

Michael Cheika has made five changes for the clash in Oita.

# australia-2 - Friday 11 October, 2019

Error-strewn Wallabies earn bonus-point victory over Georgia in tough conditions

Australia will now turn their attention to the quarter-finals after today’s 27-8 win in Shizuoka.

# australia-2 - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Cheika rings changes in Australia side for Georgia clash with captain rested

Australia are eyeing up a World Cup quarter-final against England or France.

# australia-2 - Sunday 29 September, 2019

As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup

We followed all the action as the two heavyweights of Pool D clashed in Tokyo.

# australia-2 - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Wallabies wing Hodge handed three-match ban for dangerous tackle Act Of Foul Play This post contains videos

Wallabies wing Hodge handed three-match ban for dangerous tackle

The 25-year-old will miss Australia’s remaining Pool D games after today’s World Rugby ruling.

# australia-2 - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Australia's Hodge cited after escaping red in World Cup win over Fiji RWC2019 This post contains videos

Australia's Hodge cited after escaping red in World Cup win over Fiji

Hodge will appear before an independent judicial committee, World Rugby say.

# australia-2 - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Success Down Under: Remembering Ireland's first Series win in Australia since 1979

Despite losing the first Test, the Six Nations champions defeated the Wallabies 2-1 in June 2018.

# australia-2 - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Rugby star Israel Folau claims anti-gay sacking a 'restraint of trade'

The devoutly Christian fullback launched action against the governing body and NSW Rugby this month.

# australia-2 - Friday 16 August, 2019

'Old Blacks' - Aussies poke fun at 'ageing' New Zealand

Their brazen confidence follows the team stunning the world champions 47-26 in Perth last weekend.

# australia-2 - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Hansen insists he's 'loving it' as top All Blacks axed

The coach showed no mercy after last week’s thrashing in Sydney, dumping prop Owen Franks and wings Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane.

# australia-2 - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Beale skips Wallabies exodus to sign on with the Waratahs

The 30-year-old has signed a new one-year contract to play for Australia beyond the World Cup.

# australia-2 - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Australia's prodigal son on the verge of a sensational return

James O’Connor could join Michael Cheika’s World Cup squad six years after a string of off-field incidents saw him exiled.

# australia-2 - Friday 21 June, 2019

Ex-Leinster out-half Berne joins Australia's World Cup coaching staff

The 40-year-old links up with his former head coach Michael Cheika.

# australia-2 - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Sacked Israel Folau expected to launch legal action this week - report

The devoutly Christian NSW Waratahs star had his contract terminated last month.

# australia-2 - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

I've lived my dreams: Wallabies' George Smith calls time on 20-year rugby career

Veteran flanker won 111 caps for Australia.

# australia-2 - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Australia star Folau unrepentant and content to walk away from rugby

The international is expected to go through a code of conduct hearing amid reports that he may have a legal case for religious discrimination.

# australia-2 - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Australia star Folau breaks Super Rugby all-time try record

The prolific fullback surpassed Doug Howlett’s 59 during his stints at the Highlanders, Hurricanes, and Blues between 1997-2007.

# australia-2 - Monday 25 February, 2019

'It's a moment I'll cherish' - How Ringrose thrived after being thrown in at the deep end Pressure Points This post contains videos

'It's a moment I'll cherish' - How Ringrose thrived after being thrown in at the deep end

The Ireland centre was just 21 when he scored his first international try against Australia.

# australia-2 - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'I was standing up at the altar, getting held up': Fainga’a shares frightening concussion experience Head Games This post contains videos

'I was standing up at the altar, getting held up': Fainga’a shares frightening concussion experience

The Australian international has announced his retirement at the age of 32.

# australia-2 - Friday 14 December, 2018

Australia set to keep Cheika but appoint new director of rugby above him

Scotland’s director of rugby Scott Johnson is set for a return home, according to the Sydney Daily Telegraph.

# australia-2 - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Eddie Jones' England end the year on a high with win over Wallabies

Owen Farrell scored 22 points at Twickenham.

# australia-2 - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Wales score 50 unanswered second-half points to put Tonga to the sword

That’s now eight straight wins for Warren Gatland’s side.

Koroibete's double downs Italy as Wallabies get back to winning ways

Conor O’Shea’s Italy struggled to contain the visitors in Padova.

# australia-2 - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Wallaby fan confronts players after loss to Argentina Ugly Scenes This post contains videos

Wallaby fan confronts players after loss to Argentina

The Pumas scored their first win over the Wallabies on Australian soil since 1983.

# australia-2 - Thursday 16 August, 2018

All Blacks stick with Barrett as Mo'unga misses out while injuries force Australia changes

The Australians are desperate for a win at ANZ Stadium in a fixture that doubles as the first Bledisloe Cup Test.

# australia-2 - Friday 10 August, 2018

Wallabies skipper Hooper signs 'historic' five-year deal ahead of World Cup

The flanker is set to earn a reported €3.8 million after renewing terms with Rugby Australia.

# australia-2 - Sunday 24 June, 2018

It's Sunday so here are 12 of our favourite images from the sporting week

It’s been a particularly memorable few days from an Irish perspective.

# australia-2 - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Ireland's leaders stand up when it matters to help complete magical season

Sexton and Stander were both immense for Ireland in Sydney.

# australia-2 - Friday 22 June, 2018

'I didn't get stuck into players enough': Stockdale targets aerial improvement in Sydney

The winger has been working on his aerial ability over the last two weeks ahead of his return to the Test arena.

# australia-2 - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'Nothing feels monumental when it’s one-all': Schmidt focused on winning series in Sydney

The Ireland head coach isn’t getting carried away, as he turns his attention to next week’s deciding Test.

# australia-2 - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Peter 'turnover' O'Mahony leads from the front as Ireland deliver their season's best

Here’s how we rated Joe Schmidt’s men in Melbourne.

# australia-2 - Friday 15 June, 2018

'Frustrated and upset' Ireland look to bounce back in second Test

Peter O’Mahony says his team-mates are looking for an improved performance.

# australia-2 - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'You kind of forget what losing feels like. It’s a gut-wrenching feeling, it's horrible'

Tadhg Furlong is back in Ireland’s starting XV and desperate to rediscover that winning feeling in Melbourne.

# australia-2 - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Sexton: 'It's like a different type of game when you're on the bench'

The out-half found himself in an unfamiliar position last week, but is set to take centre stage again in Melbourne.

# australia-2 - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Disappointment for Ireland 7s as they suffer quarter-final loss to Canada

A second-half try by Harry Jones sealed a hard-earned victory for the Canadians.

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