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Australia need to pick both Foley and Beale

After one draw and one defeat in their opening two games of the Rugby Championship, Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has rung the changes.

The Wallabies have brought in four new faces for South Africa, two of which (Nathan Charles and Pat McCabe) were forced due to injury, with James Hanson, Tevita Kuridrani, Nick Phipps and Bernard Foley all starting. 572 more words

Wallabies make 5 changes for Springboks encounter

Ewen McKenzie has made 5 changes to the Wallabies lineup to face the Springboks at Pattersons Stadium on Saturday.  The team is:

Slipper, Hanson, Kepu, Carter, Simmons, Fardy, Hooper (c), Palu, Phipps, Foley, Horne, Toomua, Kuridrani, Ashley- Cooper, Folau… 106 more words

Shumpty Speaks

Welcome home prodigal, O’Connor

Yes, I know that James O’Connor has been a prat. An official at the ARU who had to deal with him all the time told me that O’Connor was the worst of the Three Amigos – O’Connor, Kurtley Beale and Quade Cooper. 1,254 more words


Some gems at The Writer's Room.

I’m changing phones soon and decided to clear out the photos. I took this a couple of years ago on a trip to New South Wales. 717 more words

Long has been the Winter of our Discontent – Once Were Warriors – Part 4

NRL clubs who have never won a premiership

This is part 4 of a 4 part series breaking down the four clubs which have never won a National Rugby League premiership in descending order of futility. 3,505 more words


Charles’ feel-good season ends in ruin

One injured Wallabies rake has been replaced with another as the Wallabies struggle to cope with their growing hooker crisis.

Australian coach Ewen McKenzie will be forced to select between his fourth-string and sixth-string hookers to start against South Africa next week after losing Nathan Charles for the season. 325 more words


Neck injury forcing Australian rugby player Pat McCabe to retire...or not?

According to an initial report, the neck injury sustained on Saturday by Australian rugby player Pat McCabe on Saturday is forcing him to retire.

McCabe, most often a centre but playing wing this past weekend for the Wallabies against the All Blacks, has fractured his next twice before; this is suspected to be another fracture. 224 more words