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Cooper prefers boxing over booze

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: From a rogue rookie to a mature man. This, in a nutshell, is the story of one of Australia's most talented players - Quade Cooper.

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Rugby's boxing boys back in the ring

Fiery All Black loose forward Liam Messam will return to the growing ranks of Rugby Union players dabbling in boxing as a pre-season pastime.

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Cheika the worry in my eye

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika is unfazed about a possible mass exodus of players after next year's World Cup.

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Wallabies' post-World Cup exodus

Australia's post-World Cup exodus to Europe gained further momentum with the news that former captain James Horwill will also head for the exit door.

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Cooper signs on for World Cup

Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper has committed to Australian Rugby for another year in a deal that will take him through until the end of 2015.

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Saffas get Aussie development

Ross Haylett-Petty and Francois van Wyk have been included in the RUPA Induction Camp, a core component of the Player Development Program.
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Moore looking for more responsibility

As Stephen Moore works his way back from injury he is he is hoping to be in a position to take back the helm at both Club and Country.
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Aussies need better scrum mind-set

Wallabies prop Laurie Weeks says that Australians need to change their attitude towards the scrum if they are going to improve. 

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MORE HEADLINES

Tongan Thor taking it slow

The hype around 'Tongan Thor' may slow down next year as the Reds prop looks set for a season of club rugby rather than Super Rugby.

No regrets for Pocock

David Pocock says he has no regrets over his arrest Sunday at a protest against a coal mine being constructed in a state forest.
 

England's forwards forced the win

Chris Robshaw believes the way the forwards set up the win against Australia in their November finale  was an encouraging sign ahead of next year's World Cup.

All Blacks are still the yardstick

New Zealand remained the team to beat less than a year out from the World Cup in England after another successful November campaign.
 

Pocock put in chains

Wallabies flank David Pocock has been charged by police over his involvement in a protest against a coal mine in northern New South Wales.

No panic for Cheika's Wallabies

Australia coach Michael Cheika insisted there would be "no panic" in the Wallaby camp after they ended 2014 with defeat by England at Twickenham.

England 'on track' for World Cup

England coach Stuart Lancaster insists his side are "on track" for next year's home World Cup after their win over Australia at Twickenham.

Cheika: Aussie scrum 'too honest'

REACTION: Australia coach Michael Cheika suggested his side were possibly "too honest" in the scrum during the 17-26 defeat to England.

Player Ratings: Blossoming Roses

An excellent defensive display saw England run out 26-17 victors over Australia at Twickenham.

Player Ratings: Down and out

Australia were handed their second successive defeat by a Northern Hemisphere side when they went down 17-26 to England at Twickenham.