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Australia

Cheika blocks Beale's return

BREAKING NEWS: New Wallaby coach Michael Cheika has laid down the law, blocking Kurtley Beale's return to the Wallabies.

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NRC: Brisbane City book final spot

Brisbane City have booked a spot in the inaugural National Rugby Championship final following a 32-26 win over the NSW Country Eagles.

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Wallabies 'escape' to Europe

The Wallabies left Friday for a five-match European tour, relishing the chance to escape the dramas and turmoil that have swamped them in Australia.

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Australia

Beale fined for lewd text

UPDATED: Disgraced utility back Kurtley Beale has been fined, but will rejoin the Wallaby team at the weekend.

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Australia

Folau Australia's best

Wallabies and fullback Israel Folau has been handed the ultimate honour in Australia, after being named the John Eales Medallist for 2014.

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New Zealand

Nothing 'flash' about England

Consistency rather than "flash stuff" has been the guiding principle behind England coach Stuart Lancaster's selections at flyhalf.

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Australia

Cheika wants to keep Beale

Wallaby coach Michael Cheika has made no secret of the fact that he wants to retain the services of polemical star Kurtley Beale.

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Australia

'Clever' rugby for passionate Cheika

REACTION: Never short of passion, new Wallaby coach Michael Cheika said there won't be wholesale changes to the way Australia play.

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Beale's career still on hold

Kurtley Beale will have to wait a few more days before he will know if his Australian international career has formally come to an end.

Cheika to coach Wallabies and Tahs

The Australian Rugby Union on Wednesday confirmed that Michael Cheika is the new Wallaby coach, ahead of a tough European tour.

Kiwi in Ireland Test squad

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt included five uncapped players in a 37-man squad for next month's international programme.

De Jongh, Pretorius join BaaBaas

The Barbarians completed their squad with the addition of 11 more players including the South African duo of Juan de Jongh and Sarel Pretorius.

Cheika confirms Wallaby talks

Australian media are reporting that Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has accepted an ARU's offer to coach the Wallabies.

Strettle questions Eng wing selection

David Strettle has queried whether England are going about selecting their wings in the right way ahead of squad announcment.

Cheika circling the Wallaby job

It has been reported that Michael Cheika is in talks with the ARU with regards to accepting the recently vacated Wallabies' head coaching post.

Who will step up for Wallabies?

Australian Rugby Union chief Bill Pulver says he has no idea who is available to coach the Wallabies following Ewen McKenzie's surprise resignation.

Hooper: We backed McKenzie

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper denied reports that coach Ewen McKenzie was forced out because of a lack of support from the players.

McKenzie has his reasons

Ewen McKenzie said there was a 'bunch of reasons' but refused to go into details after he sensationally quit following a narrow loss to the All Blacks.