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Israel Folau Ruled Out of Second Bledisloe Cup Test

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Israel Folau of the Wallabies scores a try during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Wallabies star Israel Folau was Sunday ruled out of the second Bledisloe Cup Test with an ankle injury, in a further blow to Australia after their big loss to New Zealand. Fullback Folau limped off in the 65th minute in the first Test in Sydney on Saturday, as the All Blacks thumped the Wallabies 38-13 in a clash that doubled …

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Four Talking Points As The Rugby Championship Kicks Off

New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina launch the seventh edition of the Rugby Championship on Saturday, a series won by the All Blacks in five of the six previous years. Whether they can maintain this dominance has become a key talking point.   #1 – Can the All Blacks be beaten? The back-to-back world champions have only lost twice …

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Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper Signs ‘Historic’ Five-Year Deal

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has signed up to a “historic” five-year contract that will secure him through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Rugby Australia said Friday. Hooper, a two-time John Eales medal-winner as Australian rugby’s best player, was due to be out of contract with Rugby Australia at the end of this year. The massive deal with the New …

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Record Scorer Tim Cahill Retires From Australia Duty

Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups. The 38-year-old, who scored 50 international goals in 107 appearances, last played for the Socceroos when he came off the bench for their final group game against Peru at the World Cup in Russia. “Today’s the day …

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Ireland Scale New Heights In Latest World Rugby Rankings

Mitsubishi Estate Series 3rd Test, Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Australia 23/6/2018 Australia vs Ireland Ireland's Conor Murray celebrates after the game

Ireland remain in second place in the latest World Rugby rankings, but have also hit a new milestone. Their dramatic series-clinching 20-16 victory over Australia in Sydney last Saturday has seen Joe Schmidt’s side move past the 90-point mark for the first time in the 15-year history of the rankings system. It marks the end of a stunning season for …

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Israel Folau Cited For Dangerous Play Following Test Series Loss

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau faces more fall-out from the Test series loss to Ireland after he was cited by World Rugby on Sunday for dangerous play. Folau will face a disciplinary hearing this week after being cited for a ninth-minute incident in Ireland’s 20-16 win, one of three times Folau competed against Peter O’Mahony in the air at a kick-off. …

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