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cheika announces wallabies squad: drops timu, tweaks back row ahead of ireland d




however, pocock has been packing down in scrums as a no.8 throughout games in brisbane and melbourne.in other selection news, nick phipps has been confirmed as will genia’s replacement at halfback in what will be his first start on australian soil for the wallabies since the third test against eng...



kiwis tell cheika he can't pick samu for ireland series




loadingthe notable omissions from cheika’s squad are wingers henry speight and taqele naiyaravoro, hooker damien fitzpatrick and second-rower kane douglas.as reported by fairfax media, naiyaravoro was overlooked despite scoring 10 tries from as many matches this year on the wing for the waratahs....



sam carter cut from wallabies squad as michael cheika picks only six act brumbie




act brumbies captain sam carter has been left out of a trimmed 34-man wallabies squad with coach michael cheika picking only six players from the nation's capital despite the club being the best performing australian super rugby side. meanwhile, bernard foley and will genia have been named new wal...



cheika says dropping carter from wallabies squad was the toughest call of all




michael cheika says leaving act brumbies captain sam carter out of a trimmed 34-man wallabies squad was the toughest decision he had to make, but he believes 20-year-old queensland reds rookie izack rodda can push for a spot in the bledisloe cup opener. carter was the most notable absentee from ch...



europe-bound wallabies overlooked in michael cheika's june test squad




michael cheika insists players who are making their way offshore can still be picked for the wallabies but the non-selection of scott fardy, rob horne and will skelton is a strong indication they are on the outer for now. all three players have signed contracts to play in europe next season; a mov...



cheika names unchanged squad for second ireland test




michael cheika has named an unchanged line up for australia's second test against ireland in melbourne on saturday.it is the first time cheika has used the same 23 players in consecutive test matches in his three and a half years in charge.sticking tight: michael cheika has kept faith with the playe...



europe-bound wallabys overlooked in michael cheika's june squad




michael cheika insists players who are making their way offshore can still be picked for the wallabies but the non-selection of scott fardy, rob horne and will skelton is a strong indication they are on the outer for now. all three players have signed contracts to play in europe next season; a mov...



europe-bound wallabys overlooked in michael cheika's june squad




michael cheika insists players who are making their way offshore can still be picked for the wallabies but the non-selection of scott fardy, rob horne and will skelton is a strong indication they are on the outer for now. all three players have signed contracts to play in europe next season; a mov...



michael cheika demands improvement despite better public perception towards wall




wallabies coach michael cheika says there is a better vibe towards the national team in australia but has stressed his men are purely focussed on improving ahead of a clash with south africa in perth.



cheika applauds wallabies character in ireland win




cheika said he was pleased with the trio’s ability to combine, having not played a test together before.“the best back rows work well together,” cheika said. “poey; his work-rate was off the charts.”hooper added: “it was no surprise to me some of the stuff he [pocock] was doing out there...



ireland tour will test wallabies' progress under michael cheika




rugby australia are hoping to pack venues in brisbane, melbourne and sydney when tickets go on sale on thursday, with strong pre-sales bolstering hopes.it is the same day cheika will fly to europe to watch ireland up close in their final two tests against scotland and england."if they win the six na...



michael cheika to quit if wallabies don't win world cup




unless the wallabies come home with the world cup next year, they'll return without a coach.michael cheika says everything he has done since taking the reigns in 2014 has been with the aim of winning the william webb ellis cup in 2019.ultimatum: michael cheika.photo: peter rae"the way i see it is li...



senior wallabies meet as momentum builds ahead of ireland test series




excitement is building for ireland's historic three-test tour of australia, with senior wallabies spreading the word around the states and the sydney test fast approaching sell-out status.less than 800 tickets remain for the third test between the potential series decider at allianz stadium on june ...



uelese in, samu out, folau up as wallabies come into camp for ireland series




cheika might have got his way with samu but he’ll be annoyed at the news uelese won’t take any part in the three-match series with a suspected acl injury.with stephen moore now retired from international rugby and tatafu polota-nau taking some time off after a tiring season in the uk, uelese had...



ireland tour will test wallabies' progress under michael cheika




ireland's three-test australian tour this june will be a litmus test of the wallabies' progress under michael cheika.the australia coach has forecast a humdinger of a series against the six nations favourites but wants his side to prove they can play well across the three tests. jack dempsey in his ...



bernard foley not expecting special treatment ahead of rugby championship




bernard foley does not expect to be wrapped in cotton wool over the next two weeks despite being the only specialist no.10 in the wallabies squad following quade cooper's surprise non-selection. cooper, who started at five-eighth in five tests for the wallabies last year, was a shock omission from ...



bernard foley not expecting special treatment ahead of rugby championship




bernard foley does not expect to be wrapped in cotton wool over the next two weeks despite being the only specialist no.10 in the wallabies squad following quade cooper's surprise non-selection. cooper, who started at five-eighth in five tests for the wallabies last year, was a shock omission from ...



michael cheika names unchanged wallabies starting team for first time in career




michael cheika has named an unchanged wallabies starting team for the first time in his three-year tenure as coach of australia for his side's match against argentina in mendoza on saturday (sunday aedt). all 15 players who started against the springboks last weekend in bloemfontein have been retai...



waratahs optimistic about keeping big guns beyond world cup




with growing interest in the idea, australia could go it alone in super rugby or persuade new zealand to launch a trans-tasman competition in 2021, australia will need to keep every one of their top-flight wallabies on home soil.super rugby ratings creeping upvery early days, but the early returns o...



nick phipps predicting a few surprises in michael cheika's trimmed wallabies squ




halfback nick phipps believes michael cheika will have a few tricks up his sleeve when he trims down his wallabies squad on friday before the rugby championship.at present there are 11 uncapped players in a 42-man wallabies squad, meaning there will be a number of new faces when that number is redu...



naiyaravoro on the outer for wallabies selection




despite this, it is understood naiyaravoro will miss out on the squad. part of the reasoning appears to  be around him leaving australian rugby at the end of the season to take up a deal with uk club northampton.naiyaravoro didn’t put his best case forward in his final hit-out before the squad wa...



he's free! wallabies and new zealand reach agreement on pete samu




peter samu will join the wallabies squad in brisbane on sunday after rugby australia managed to negotiate his release from his new zealand rugby contract following a tense stand-off over his availability.rugby australia chief executive raelene castle said: “i want to thank new zealand rugby for th...



green light for adam coleman as cheika names unchanged wallabies xv




london: michael cheika has named an unchanged starting xv to tackle england this weekend that includes second-rower adam coleman, who the wallabies coach said passed a fitness test but is not 100 per cent going into the match. there were question marks over coleman's availability because of a thu...



michael cheika says wallabies are 'dead in the water' if they believe they have




wallabies coach michael cheika has warned australia run the risk of being "dead in the water" at the 2019 rugby world cup if players believe they have an easy pool for the tournament.the wallabies have drawn wales and georgia in their pool for the next world cup in what can only be described as a dr...



michael cheika says wallabies are 'dead in the water' if they believe they have




wallabies coach michael cheika has warned australia run the risk of being "dead in the water" at the 2019 rugby world cup if players believe they have an easy pool for the tournament.the wallabies have drawn wales and georgia in their pool for the next world cup in what can only be described as a ...