# Australia

This year
# Wave Goodbye
Australian rugby great Giteau retires at 40
He was a key part of the Wallabies that reached. the 2015 Rugby World Cup final.
Last year
# Depleted
Wallabies star Hooper out of Wales match as flanker joins lengthy injury list
Australia were already without six players following injuries sustained in last weekend’s defeat to Ireland.
# Work to do
Scrappy win over Australia is more credit in the bank for Farrell's squad
Ireland’s ability to deal with disruption bodes well ahead of next year’s World Cup.
# next chapter
'I struggled when I didn't have much of a purpose' - Scott Fardy on life after rugby
The former Leinster and Australia forward on retirement, family, and why he hopes to return to Ireland some day.
# george gregan
'A World Cup is a 7-week sprint, what you've done before that really doesn't matter'
Australia legend George Gregan looks ahead to Ireland’s clash with the Wallabies.
# Wallabies
Australia make 10 changes with Skelton held in reserve
Dave Rennie has reverted to a more familiar selection following last weekend’s defeat to Italy.
# Wallabies
Australian lock Darcy Swain banned for 6 weeks for 'reckless' foul play
Swain will be unavailable for Australia’s first two November Tests against Scotland and France.
# rugby championship
Wallabies out to avoid 'world of hurt' against All Blacks
The Rugby Championship is one of the tightest in recent memory with Thursday’s clash crucial to both teams’ title hopes.
# midpoint report
Historic wins and shock slumps serve up one of the most intriguing Rugby Championships in years
It’s all set up for a fascinating finish to this year’s tournament.
# Preview
Rennie keeps faith with Wallabies team that beat South Africa as wounded Boks prepare for 'final'
The hosts start with an unchanged side for the first time since Dave Rennie took over as coach from Michael Cheika.
# New Law
'I am available to play for the Wallabies' - Former All-Black Kerr-Barlow eyes up shock switch
Kerr-Barlow, who was born in Melbourne, last represented New Zealand in 2017.
# Blow
Wallabies win spoiled by serious injury to playmaker Cooper
It is another agonising blow for the 34-year-old, who grasped at his lower leg in pain and needed assistance in a slow exit.
# resilience
Australia bounce back from Hooper shock to defeat Pumas
The Wallabies trailed 19-10 at the break but battled back to shatter Argentina’s hopes.
# courage
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper pulls out of Pumas Test for 'mindset' reasons
Head coach Dave Rennie said Hooper had hidden his internal issues for several weeks.
# The English Patience
England withstand late pressure to seal series victory over Australia in Sydney
Luke Cowan-Dickie and Courtney Lawes combined to secure a critical late turnover as the Wallabies cranked up the pressure.
# Fighting Talk
Australia will ‘shut the Pommies up’, says debutant Suliasi Vunivalu
The rugby league convert will make his long-awaited Wallabies debut off the bench on Saturday.
# Team news
Danny Care returns to England starting line-up for Sydney decider
The scrum-half replaces Jack van Poortvliet.
# content
Eddie Jones relishes silencing critics
Maro Itoje will miss the decider in Sydney.
# Heading Home
Kurtley Beale to leave Racing 92 and return to Australia
The 33-year-old has made no secret of his desire to play in the 2023 World Cup.
All time
# Looking Back
'I don’t remember the World Cup final' - Sinckler feels KO has made him a better person
Eddie Jones’ side were crushed 32-12 by South Africa in the 2019 global showpiece.
# Boost
Steward strikes as England extend Wallaby winning streak
It was their eighth successive win against Australia.
# Joy
Ashman's debut try helps Scotland edge Australia
They ended the Wallabies’ five-match winning streak.
# In form
Kellaway scores superb hat-trick as Wallabies down Pumas
The winger has now crossed for seven tries since his international debut against New Zealand earlier this year.
# Ready to go
Wallabies 'pumped' as Quade Cooper set for shock return after 4-year absence
Michael Hooper on Saturday warned South Africa to prepare for ‘a real test’.
# Support
All Blacks coach backs new rule after controversial send off
New Zealand enjoyed a crushing 38-21 victory over Australia.
# Attack
'I don't hate them': Ex-Wallaby Kefu relives traumatic stabbing
The 47-year-old current Tonga coach was rushed to hospital on Monday.
# Tough tests
Eddie Jones’ England to host South Africa and Australia in autumn 2021
The 2019 World Cup runners-up are set for a busy autumn at Twickenham next year.
# heir apparent
Son of Australia rugby legend signs for Queensland Reds
Tom Lynagh, 17, has signed a two-and-a-half year deal until 2023.
# emphatic
New Zealand thrash Australia to retain Bledisloe Cup
Richie Mo’unga bagged 23 points to ensure bragging rights went to the All Blacks.
# Wallabies
Hooper backed to continue as Australia captain despite speculation
Rugby Australia on the back foot as Qantas announce decision to end 30-year sponsorship of the Wallabies.
# Speaking out
Ex-Wallabies coach Cheika hits out at World Cup criticism
Michael Cheika quit in October after Australia’s quarter-final exit against England.
# henry speight
Ex-Ulster player and Wallabies winger joins French club Biarritz
Henry Speight has signed a three-year deal with the French second division outfit.
# Shutdown
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.
# Powerful
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.
# down to business
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.
# Teenage Kicks
'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England
Michael Cheika has made five changes for the clash in Oita.
# Job Done
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.
# starting XV
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 v Wales, Rugby World Cup
We followed all the action as the two heavyweights of Pool D clashed in Tokyo.
# Act of foul play
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.