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Wounded Wallabies to pick up the pieces

MICHAEL CHEIKA speaks to his players during an Australian Wallabies training session at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

The Wallabies must dust themselves off after a deflating series loss to Ireland before facing the world champion All Blacks in the Rugby Championship.

World Rugby lacking leadership: Hansen

Coach STEVE HANSEN speaks to media during a New Zealand All Blacks press conference in Wellington, New Zealand.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has joined Australian counterpart Michael Cheika in venting frustration at World Rugby's lack of decisiveness around the law book.

Wallabies rue missed opportunities

Top All Blacks back for Bledisloe opener

KIERAN READ of the All Blacks takes on the defence during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Kieran Read leads a cavalry of returning All Blacks expected to be fit to face the Wallabies in August.

Folau could miss NSW Waratahs crunch match

Israel Folau will face a World Rugby disciplinary hearing after receiving a warning for a second incident during Australia's third Test loss to Ireland.

Mitsubishi Estate Ireland Series: Ireland press conference, Sydney

'Third' Barrett stars in NZ clean sweep

SCOTT BARRETT of New Zealand is seen during a training session at Peffermill Playing Fields in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Lock Scott Barrett has emerged from the shadow of his high-profile brothers to be a premier All Blacks performer in their series sweep of France.

Sour end to fractious NZ-France series

For a third straight Test loss to the All Blacks, France have been left to bemoan a debatable and pivotal refereeing decision.

June Test Internationals: Springboks vs England, Newlands Highlights

Ireland coach savours 'special' series win

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says the Six Nations champions left nothing in the tank to beat the Wallabies in a three-Test series for the first time.

Cheika's extraordinary approach to referee

MICHAEL CHEIKA, Head Coach of Australia looks on during a training session at the Lensbury Hotel in London, England.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is furious after a series of refereeing decisions went against his side in the series-deciding 20-16 loss to Ireland.

Mitsubishi Estate Ireland Series: Wallabies press conference, Sydney

The Wallabies have gone down in heartbreaking fashion to Ireland in the June Series decider at Allianz Stadium. Hear from coach Michael Cheika and backrower David Pocock after the match.

Irish win 3rd Test, claim Wallabies series

MICHAEL CHEIKA speaks to his players during an Australian Wallabies training session at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Ireland have won the deciding third Test 20-16 in Sydney to claim the series 2-1 over the Wallabies.

McKenzie-inspired All Blacks beat France

DAMIAN MCKENZIE of the All Blacks in action during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and France at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Damian McKenzie has scored 24 points and Rieko Ioane has bagged a hat-trick for the All Blacks to sweep their series against France with a 49-14 third Test win.

June Test Internationals: Wallabies vs Ireland, Sydney Highlights

Catch all the highlights of the final test in Sydney.

Crusaders coach praises World Series Rugby

Coach SCOTT ROBERTSON of the Crusaders looks on prior to the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Crusaders got their first taste of World Series Rugby on Friday night when they pumped the Western Force 44-8 in front of a big crowd.

No Genia, no Super worries for Rebels

Melbourne are confident of taking the Super Rugby Australian conference lead from the Waratahs even without injured Test halfback Will Genia.

June Internationals: New Zealand vs France, Dunedin

The French hope to finish the three-test tour on a high when they meet the All Blacks in Dunedin.

Crusaders crush Force in Power Try romp

The Western Force put in a brave first half but were ultimately no match for the Crusaders in a six-tries-to-one World Series Rugby loss in Perth.

Fear factor for Irish rugby team

Irish skipper Peter O'Mahony has revealed his side fear they could heavily lose Saturday's deciding rugby Test against Australia unless they perform.

Wallabies raring to go for Ireland decider

Ahead of the June series decider, Wallabies forwards coach Simon Raiwalui spoke to RUGBY.com.au about where the team needs to improve and his expectations on the crucial final test.

New All Black backs under French spotlight

The third Test against France is a chance for rising All Black backs Damian McKenzie and Jack Goodhue to justify the hype surrounding their talent.

Wallabies in World Cup mode for decider

MICHAEL HOOPER of Australia looks on during the Australia Captain's Run at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper says his side has it 'all to play for' in Saturday night's series-deciding Test against Ireland in Sydney.

Hansen calls for end of French bleating

All Black coach STEVE HANSEN during the New Zealand All Blacks Captain's Run at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

Tension continues to hover over an All Blacks-France rugby series dominated by pivotal refereeing decisions against the tourists.

Irish rugby coach not rushing job decision

JOE SCHMIDT the head coach of Ireland takes part in the pre match warm up prior to kickoff during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

New Zealander Joe Schmidt isn't rushing his decision on whether to continue his successful coaching tenure of Ireland beyond next year's World Cup.

Balancing act for Irish rugby coach

JOE SCHMIDT of Ireland gives out instructions to his team prior to the NatWest Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.

Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt is balancing the need to give emerging players a go with trying to secure a historic three-Test series win over the Wallabies.

Aussie, Kiwi give Irish rugby major boost

CONOR MURRAY of Ireland kicks during the NatWest Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium in London, England.

Ireland's on-field rugby success is being backed by Australian and New Zealand know-how off the ground, lifting the team to their best world ranking of second.

Wallaby Tui's hot baptism in Irish decider

Lukhan Tui of the Wallabies runs the ball during the Australian Wallabies captain's run at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Wallabies run-on debutant Lukhan Tui faces a baptism of fire in the series-deciding third Test against Ireland in Sydney.

Less penalties the key for Wallabies

MICHAEL CHEIKA, Head Coach of Australia looks on during a training session at the Lensbury Hotel in London, England.

The Wallabies know they must be more disciplined to win Saturday's series-deciding Test against Ireland in Sydney.

Folau to face more height in Ireland backs

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Waratahs watches on during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Stormers at Allianz Stadium Sydney,Australia.

Ireland have added more height to their backline among the five changes to their side for Saturday's deciding rugby Test against Australia.

Ex-goalie Frizell set for All Blacks debut

SHANNON FRIZELL of the Highlanders makes a break during the Super Rugby pre-season match between the Highlanders and the Waratahs in Queenstown, New Zealand.

New All Black Shannon Frizell heeds the words of his star rugby league-playing brother Tyson as both prepare for monumental fixtures this weekend.

Wallabies won't die wondering in decider

MICHAEL CHEIKA speaks to his players during an Australian Wallabies training session at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made two changes to his starting side for the series-deciding showdown with Ireland in Sydney.

Smith to extend rugby career in England

GEORGE SMITH of the Reds is tackled during the Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Reds at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Australian rugby great George Smith has added at least another six months to his long career after signing with the Bristol Bears in England.

France stung by lack of NZ rugby respect

MORGAN PARRA of Clermont in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Saracens in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

France say their improvement in New Zealand has been overlooked as they target victory in the third and final Test in Dunedin.

Force hooker given a dose of Ron Burgundy

HEATH TESSMANN of the Western Force on the charge during the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Western Force at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The Western Force will be aiming to rebound from their recent loss to the Rebels when they take on the Crusaders in Friday night's clash in Perth.

New All Blacks faces for final French Test

Coach STEVE HANSEN speaks to media during a New Zealand All Blacks press conference in Wellington, New Zealand.

The All Blacks will field two uncapped players in the starting line-up and two more on the bench in a much-changed team for the third Test against France.

Beale backs Wallabies to win in style

KURTLEY BEALE of Australia in action during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium in London, England.

Kurtley Beale says the Wallabies must find a balance between kicking for Israel Folau and keeping ball in hand in Saturday's series decider against Ireland.

Angry Force aim to vent against Crusaders

The Western Force will be aiming to bounce back from their recent loss to the Melbourne Rebels when they host the Crusaders in Perth.

Frizell in line for All Blacks Test debut

SHANNON FRIZELL of Tasman attempts to evade the tackle of Kayne Hammington of Manawatu during the Mitre 10 Cup match between Manawatu and Tasman at Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Shannon Frizell is poised to make his All Blacks debut against France, a day before older brother Tyson chases State of Origin glory with New South Wales.

We'll be better, Ireland warns Wallabies

Forwards coach SIMON EASTERBY speaks during the Irish national rugby team press conference at Westerford High School fields in Cape Town, South Africa.

Ireland are bracing for a strong response from the Wallabies in Saturday's rugby Test decider, but insist they will play better than in their win last week.

Sonny Bill moves on from Dunedin horror

SONNY BILL WILLIAMS of the All Blacks passes during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

A fit-again Sonny Bill Williams is poised to return to All Blacks rugby with a more measured perspective.

Irish have energy for one final rugby push

Back-rower CJ Stander doesn't think fatigue will worry Ireland despite the deciding third Test against the Wallabies coming at the end of a massive season.

Phipps won't overplay against the Irish

NICK PHIPPS of Australia dives over for a try during the rugby union international match between Japan and Australia Wallabies at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Stand-in halfback Nick Phipps says there's enough talent in the Wallabies ranks to ensure he doesn't overplay his hand in Saturday's big Test against Ireland.

Wallabies captain defends breakdown woes

DAVID POCOCK of the Brumbies runs onto the field before the round seven Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Waratahs at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Defence at the breakdown will be the Wallabies' best form of attack in Saturday's third Test against Ireland, according to skipper Michael Hooper.

Ireland mull changes for Wallabies decider

Ireland hope to have a full squad to choose from for Saturday's series-deciding Test against Australia but may still make changes to their winning side.

Folau wants more from Wallabies' kickers

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Wallabies takes on the defence during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Champion fullback Israel Folau is demanding the Wallabies' kickers be more accurate in order to maximise his aerial threat in Saturday's Test against Ireland.

Super Rugby at the crossroads, says Thrush

JEREMY THRUSH of Gloucester takes on Alex Waller during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester Rugby and Northampton Saints at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, England.

Former All Blacks lock Jeremy Thrush, who will make his Western Force debut on Friday night, believes Super Rugby needs to be freshened up.

Wallaby Timu strives for more impact

CALEB TIMU leaves the field after being given a yellow card during the Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wallabies back-rower Caleb Timu is looking to increase his ball-carrying impact if he starts in the deciding third Test against Ireland on Saturday.

Aust ref wrong, French red card dismissed

A judicial committee has dismissed the red card issued to France fullback Benjamin Fall in his team's second Test loss to the All Blacks.

Time runs out for RU sevens star Stannard

JAMES STANNARD of Australia passes the ball against the United States during the USA Sevens Rugby tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

James Stannard has called time on his sevens rugby career, ending plans to farewell the sport at the World Cup.

Wallabies question Irish blocking of Folau

ADAM COLEMAN poses for a portrait following the Australia training session at Sport Wales in Cardiff, Wales.

Wallabies officials are concerned about Ireland illegally blocking Australia's high-flying fullback Israel Folau.

Cullen backs Hansen's Test red card unease

Coach STEVE HANSEN speaks to media during a New Zealand All Blacks press conference in Wellington, New Zealand.

Steve Hansen's desire for a rugby judicial process that mirrors the NRL's has the support of former player and All Blacks great Christian Cullen.

Maiden All Blacks Test looms for Mo'unga

Uncapped Richie Mo'unga looks set to replace the concussed Beauden Barrett in the All Blacks team to meet France in Dunedin.

Rugby high kicks perilous: Barrett

BEAUDEN BARRETT of New Zealand is seen during the Captains Run at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Claiming a high kick entails high risk says All Blacks fullback Jordie Barrett, following his brother Beauden's "scary" injury against France.

Red card questioned by French coach Brunel

JACQUES BRUNEL head coach of France looks on prior to the NatWest Six Nations match between Wales and France at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

Benjamin Fall's foul in the second Test against the All Blacks warranted a yellow card but a sending off seemed extreme, says French coach Jacques Brunel.

Wallabies face huge task without Genia

WILL GENIA of the Wallabies passes the ball during an International Test match at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

The Wallabies will be without halfback Will Genia but scans have cleared lock Adam Coleman of a cheek fracture ahead of the deciding Test against Ireland.

No Irish party until Test series victory

Despite breaking a 39-year drought with a win over Australia at home, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says they won't celebrate until they wrap up the Test series.

Ireland beat Wallabies in second Test

Ireland have won the second Test 26-21 in Melbourne to level their three-match series with the Wallabies, ending a 39-year drought.

Wallaby Genia out with broken arm

WILL GENIA of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Veteran Wallabies halfback Will Genia will undergo surgery after breaking his arm in Australia's second Test against Ireland in Melbourne.

All Blacks beat 14-man France in 2nd Test

A sub-par All Blacks have won 26-13 and clinched their series against a French side, reduced to 14 men for most of their second Test in Wellington.

Injured sevens veteran Stannard retires

JAMES STANNARD of Australia passes the ball against the United States during the USA Sevens Rugby tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Former Australian rugby sevens skipper James Stannard's hopes of a World Cup return have been dashed, with the veteran announcing his retirement.

Irish must top best to match Wallabies

Ireland skipper Peter O'Mahony says his team need to play better than they did during their unbeaten Six Nations run to beat the Wallabies in Melbourne.

Infamous loss a catalyst for All Blacks

All Black coach STEVE HANSEN during the New Zealand All Blacks Captain's Run at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

The All Blacks' momentous 2007 World Cup loss to France was what lit the fuse on their dominance since, coach Steve Hansen has revealed.

Wallabies want more grunt from Timu

CALEB TIMU leaves the field after being given a yellow card during the Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

The Wallabies have been working on ways to get hard-running backrower Caleb Timu more involved after a quiet opening Test against Ireland.

Wallabies brace for improved Irish outfit

MICHAEL HOOPER of the Wallabies makes a break during an International Test match at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper says the injection of talent and experience in the Irish pack means his side face a huge challenge in Melbourne.

Wallabies Koroibete wants home Test win

MARIKA KOROIBETE of the Rebels scores the Rebels first try during the Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Sunwolves at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete will play for the first time in front of his parents who've flown from Fiji for the second Test against Ireland in Melbourne.

Cheika fuming about Pocock cancer call

DAVID POCOCK catches the ball during an Australia training session at Harrow School in London, England.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says former Irish lock Neil Francis needs to choose his words better after calling David Pocock a "cancer" on the game.

Aussies must rediscover flair: Campese

Wallabies legend David Campese believes Australian rugby's on-field panache has gone missing.

Ireland overhaul team for 2nd Wallaby Test

Ireland have made eight changes to their starting team for the second Test against the Wallabies in Melbourne.

No Wallabies changes for Ireland 2nd Test

MICHAEL CHEIKA speaks to his players during an Australian Wallabies training session at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Coach Michael Cheika has resisted making changes as the Wallabies look to secure the Test rugby series against Ireland in Melbourne.

All Blacks rebuff injury citing talk

All Black coach STEVE HANSEN during the New Zealand All Blacks Captain's Run at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

Steve Hansen says some head injuries are unavoidable in rugby and calls for the foul play outcry against his All Blacks players to cool.

O'Gara extends Crusaders coaching stint

The Crusaders will retain former Ireland five-eigth Ronan O'Gara as their backs coach in 2019.

French loose forwards face NZ acid test

France coach Jacques Brunel wants his new-look loose forward trio to put last week's tepid efforts behind them in the second Test against the All Blacks.

All Blacks aim to be even more ruthless

All Black coach STEVE HANSEN during the New Zealand All Blacks Captain's Run at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has fired an ominous message to France and other Test rivals in 2018, saying they plan to play at a relentless pace.

Wallabies on guard for Ireland gun Sexton

BERNARD FOLEY of the Wallabies kicks at goal during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and Italy at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley says Ireland will be a tougher proposition in the second Test with their chief playmaker Johnny Sexton in the starting side.

AFL training behind my aerial skill: Folau

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Wallabies takes on the defence during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wallabies superstar Israel Folau first learnt his remarkable aerial skills while training alongside Carlton AFL players.

Irish are bears with sore heads: Farrell

ANDY FARRELLl, the Lions defence coach looks on during the British & Irish Lions captain's run at Porirua Park in Wellington, New Zealand.

The Wallabies should expect a backlash from grumpy Ireland, according to their defence coach Andy Farrell.

Referees aren't soft on us: All Blacks

The All Blacks re-group during the New Zealand All Blacks Captain's Run at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

The All Blacks have pointed to their high yellow-card count in 2017 in refuting claims referees give them an easy ride.

Sexton expected back at No.10 for Ireland

His benching in the first Test against the Wallabies was a surprise but Johnny Sexton is likely to be back pulling the strings in Melbourne for Ireland.

Wallabies Beale wants more physicality

KURTLEY BEALE of the Wallabies in action during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wallabies centre Kurtley Beale says his team will be out to bash Ireland again in their second Test to wrap up the series in Melbourne.

Samu back home in Wallabies gold

PETE SAMU of the Crusaders leaves the field during the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Pete Samu never imagined returning home to Melbourne wearing a Wallabies jersey but is relishing the chance to play on home turf against Ireland.

Early start, no break in 2019 Super Rugby

The 2019 Super Rugby schedule has been released and Australian teams will start a week earlier than this season.

Folau invited to Bingham Cup hand over

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Wallabies celebrates scoring a try during an International Test match at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Convicts have won their fifth Bingham Cup, the gay rugby union world title, in Amsterdam.

World Cup test for Aussie rugby 7s champs

Freshly-minted women's rugby sevens world champions Australia won't have to wait long for their next test when they face New Zealand at next month's World Cup.

Former All Black arrives to bolster Force

The Western Force face a daunting challenge against the Crusaders next week but they have been bolstered by the arrival of former All Black Jeremy Thrush.

Wallabies set to retain bold kicking game

DANE HAYLETT-PETTY of the Wallabies is tackled during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and Italy at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wallabies winger Dane Haylett-Petty says while there may be subtle changes he believes his team would continue their high risk-reward kicking tactics.

Kepu lauds impact of Wallabies bench

SEKOPE KEPU of Australia off loads during the rugby union international match between Japan and Australia Wallabies at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

The Wallabies see their bench as key to their success and are looking for a repeat effort in their second Test against Ireland.

Beale warns Irish to brace for more bombs

KURTLEY BEALE of the Wallabies in action during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale has warned Ireland to expect plenty more high balls after they peppered the visitors with success in Brisbane's first Test.

SBW chance for third NZ-France Test

SONNY BILL WILLIAMS of the Blues passes during a Blues Super Rugby training session at Alexandra Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

Sonny Bill Williams may get to face France after all following the cross-code star's rapid recovery from knee surgery.

No doubts for returning Wallaby Pocock

DAVID POCOCK catches during the Australian Wallabies captain's run at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

David Pocock's successful Wallabies return been lauded but the man himself says he was never concerned he'd be off the pace after a year out of the game.

Wessels impressed by World Series Rugby

Head Coach DAVE WESSELS of the Force reacting prior to the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Force at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Western Force took it right up to the Melbourne Rebels in a spiteful World Series Rugby clash at nib Stadium on Saturday night.

Hansen dismisses more 'cheating' claims

All Black coach STEVE HANSEN during the New Zealand All Blacks Captain's Run at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

French accusations of All Blacks foul play in the first Test have been waved away by coach Steve Hansen, who is tiring of cheating accusations.

Australia wins sevens world series title

Australia's women's sevens rugby union team have won the world series title even before they step on to the field for the final against New Zealand.

Cheika instills a 'no excuses mentality'

MICHAEL CHEIKA speaks to his players during an Australian Wallabies training session at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika praised the character and composure of his side after a controversial call in their 18-9 win over Ireland.

Tempers flare as Rebels beat Force in WSR

It was meant to be mate versus mate, but tempers flared on several occasions during the Rebels' World Series Rugby win over the Western Force in Perth.

Pocock stars as Wallabies upset Ireland

DAVID POCOCK of the Brumbies runs onto the field before the round seven Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Waratahs at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

The Wallabies have scored an upset 18-9 win over Six Nations champions Ireland in the first Test in Brisbane.

All Blacks ready for resolute French

The All Blacks re-group during the New Zealand All Blacks Captain's Run at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

The All Blacks want to show they've moved on from the disappointment of last year's drawn home series against the British and Irish Lions when they face France.

Hooper relieved as Samu saga ends

MICHAEL HOOPER of Australia looks on during the Australia Captain's Run at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Pete Samu is back at home and Wallabies captain Michael Hooper couldn't be happier after lamenting how he'd slipped through NSW's fingers.

Wessels blown away by World Series Rugby

Head Coach DAVE WESSELS of the Force looks on prior to the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Force at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Western Force and Melbourne Rebels will face off on Saturday night in what some fans are dubbing a grudge match.

Wallabies hopeful of some Pocock magic

ALLAN ALAALATOA of the Wallabies passes during The Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Six Nations champions Ireland are favourites to end a 39-year Test drought against the Wallabies in Australia.

Junior Wallabies lose to NZ at U20 champs

HAMISH STEWART in action during the NRC match between Queensland Country and Melbourne at Bond University in Brisbane, Australia.

The Junior Wallabies have failed to reach the semi-finals of the World Rugby under-20 championship after going down 27-18 to New Zealand.

Brave dumping Sexton says Wallabies coach

Irish playmaker Johnny Sexton has been benched in a major selection shock for Saturday night's Test against the Wallabies in Brisbane.

Aussie 7s promise to savour success

CHARLOTTE CASLICK of Australia runs during women's Rugby Sevens semi final match between Australia and Canada of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Robina Stadium in the Gold Coast, Australia.

Where better to celebrate than Paris, Australian sevens star Charlotte Caslick says, if the side manages to hang on and win another world title this weekend.

Rebels have Force flavour for rugby clash

ANDREW FORREST addresses the spectators before the World Series Rugby match between the Western Force and the Fiji Warriors at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

The Melbourne Rebels squad will feature eight former Western Force players for their World Series Rugby clash in Perth.

All Black Retallick out for six weeks

BRODIE RETALLICK of the All Blacks during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Alexandra Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

A fractured shoulder has ruled star lock Brodie Retallick out of the All Blacks Test series against France.

U20s Wallabies call in Reds trio amid woes

HAMISH STEWART in action during the NRC match between Queensland Country and Melbourne at Bond University in Brisbane, Australia.

Queensland Reds players Hamish Stewart, Jordan Petaia and Harry Hockings have joined the Junior Wallabies for the under-20s World Rugby Championships.

New-look France team to face All Blacks

MORGAN PARRA of Clermont in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Saracens in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

France coach Jacques Brunel has recalled a handful of veterans to his much-changed team to face the All Blacks in the first Test at Eden Park.

Bible-studying hooker wins Wallabies debut

MICHAEL CHEIKA, Head Coach of Australia looks on during a training session at the Lensbury Hotel in London, England.

Michael Cheika says he's never seen players more eager than Brandon Paenga-Amosa and Caleb Timu who will make their Wallabies debuts against Ireland.

Hooker Latu called into Wallabies squad

TOLU LATU poses for a headshot during the Australian Wallabies Player Camp at the AIS in Canberra, Australia.

He was effectively the fourth choice hooker in the country but NSW rake Tolu Latu could find himself playing for the Wallabies against Ireland on Saturday.

Aussie men's rugby 7s set for Paris finale

Jeral Skelton, Brandon Quinn and Dylan Pietsch are all back for Australia's men's rugby sevens world series finale in Paris.

Ex-Bok Grant saved from early retirement

Peter Grant of the Force runs the ball during the Super Rugby match between the Force and the Hurricanes at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia. Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images

The launch of World Series Rugby meant Western Force utility back Peter Grant didn't need to go into early retirement.

Marika no longer on a wing and prayer

Marika Koroibete of the Rebels scores the Rebels first try during the Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Sunwolves at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images

League convert Marika Koroibete admits he was just guessing in his first season of rugby, now he's primed to fire on the Wallabies wing.

All Blacks mull their midfield without SBW

SONNY BILL WILLIAMS of the All Blacks passes during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Sonny Bill Williams has left a highly-contestable midfield void for the All Blacks heading into their series against France.

Wallabies await unbeaten Irishman Ryan

JAMES RYAN of Ireland is tackled during the international rugby friendly match between Japan and Ireland at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.

James Ryan's incredible unbeaten record as a professional goes on the line when the Wallabies host Ireland in Brisbane on Saturday.

Irish eye Aussie scalp in Brisbane

The Irish arrive in Australia as the world's No.2 but scrumhalf Conor Murray says there's plenty about the Wallabies that will test them.

Wallabies' Uelese to undergo knee surgery

JORDAN UELESE poses during the Australian Wallabies headshot session in Gold Coast, Australia.

Wallabies and Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese will have a knee reconstruction on Thursday after scans confirmed he has ruptured his ACL.

Samu coming to terms with Wallabies nod

Pete Samu of the Crusaders leaves the field during the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

Melbourne-raised Pete Samu has blossomed in New Zealand and now he's pinching himself about lining up for the Wallabies.

Irish wary of raw, in-form Aussie forwards

Australia's scrum will still pack a punch despite three rookies vying for a debut on Saturday in Brisbane, Ireland coach Greg Feek believes.

Force still have love for Dave Wessels

Former Western Force coach Dave Wessels will return to his old stomping ground in charge of the Melbourne Rebels at nib Stadium on Saturday night.

Maddocks has the smarts to go with speed

JACK MADDOCKS of Rebels runs with the ball during the Super Rugby match between Sunwolves and Rebels at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground in Tokyo, Japan.

Rookie flyer Jack Maddocks may seem like an 'airhead' but has the smarts to be a Wallabies star of the future, according to Will Genia.

Aussie 7s depleted for Paris finale

SHARNI WILLIAMS of Australia carries the ball during the Women's Pool A rugby match against the United States on Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Gun trio Sharni Williams, Ellia Green and Alicia Quirk will all miss Australia's rugby sevens world series finale with injury as the side clings to top spot.

Radradra shines for Fiji in London Sevens

SEMI RADRADRA of the Eels celebrates after he scores a try during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Former NRL star Semi Radradra has been crowned player of the final in helping Fiji claim the London Sevens with a 21-17 win over South Africa.

Wallabies beat Japan at U20s Rugby Champs

The Junior Wallabies will battle New Zealand in a must-win match in the under-20s World Rugby Championships in France after beating Japan 54-19.

Reds search for new CEO as Barker resigns

The Queensland Reds are looking to appoint a new chief executive following the resignation of Richard Barker due to family reasons.

Wallabies must clean up their act, Genia

WILL GENIA of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Wallabies vice-captain Will Genia has labelled Australia the most ill-disciplined Test nation and says they must mend their ways to beat Ireland.

Reinforcements for injury-hit All Blacks

LUKE ROMANO of the All Blacks takes a pass during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at North Sydney Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Forwards Luke Romano, Tom Franklin and Matt Todd have been added to an All Blacks squad battling injury ahead of their Test series against France.

Difficult week for Brumbies over: McKellar

DAN MCKELLAR, head coach of the Brumbies, looks on ahead of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Brumbies at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The Brumbies' star Wallabies trio of David Pocock, Scott Sio and Allan Alaalatoa got through their Super Rugby match against the Sunwolves unscathed.

Folau reveals details of chat with Pocock

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Wallabies runs with the ball during the Bledisloe Cup match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wallabies superstar Israel Folau says he and David Pocock are "100 per cent behind each other" after the pair spoke in Queensland in May.

Brumbies not closing door on Super finals

DAN MCKELLAR of the Brumbies before the Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand.

The Brumbies believe they're still a chance of qualifying for the Super Rugby finals after racking up back-to-back wins with victory over the Sunwolves.

Brumbies do enough against Sunwolves

DAN MCKELLAR, head coach of the Brumbies, looks on ahead of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Brumbies at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The Brumbies' controversial week has ended with a 41-31 victory over the Sunwolves as their star Wallabies trio played more than half the Super Rugby match.

Wallabies get Samu but lose Uelese

PETER SAMU of the Crusaders poses during the Crusaders 2018 Squad Announcement at Rugby Park in Christchurch, New Zealand.

New Zealand-based flanker Peter Samu is joining the Wallabies in camp in Brisbane after Rugby Australia reached an agreement with New Zealand Rugby.

NZ star Jordie Barrett's "stupid" mistake

JORDIE BARRETT of the Hurricanes breaks away for a try during the Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Crusaders at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

High-profile All Blacks Jordie Barrett and Rieko Ioane have been caught up in off-field incidents a week out from the Test series against France.

Australia lose to England at London Sevens

Australia's men's team have lost 21-17 to tournament hosts England in the quarter-finals of the London rugby Sevens.

'Big Show' Timu finds his mean streak

CALEB TIMU leaves the field after being given a yellow card during the Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Forward Caleb Timu found his mean streak to impress ahead of a possible Wallabies debut against Ireland despite his Queensland Reds falling to NSW.

Defence on the agenda after 15-try epic

MICHAEL HOOPER of Australia looks on during the Australia Captain's Run at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Michael Hooper predicts Wallabies defence coach Nathan Grey may have winced while watching his Waratahs' 15-try epic against Queensland.

Tahs outgun Reds in 15-try rugby shootout

The NSW Waratahs are back atop the Australian Super Rugby conference, beating the Queensland Reds 52-41, with a total of 15 tries scored by the two teams.

Crusaders see off Chiefs rugby challenge

Crusaders forward power blasts the Super Rugby defending champions past the Chiefs 34-20 in Hamilton.

Melbourne Rebels end New Zealand hoodoo

The Melbourne Rebels have broken an exasperating run of outs for Australian Super Rugby teams in New Zealand.

Rebels' Uelese might be fit for Wallabies

JORDAN UELESE poses during the Australian Wallabies headshot session in Gold Coast, Australia.

Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese has been helped off the field in the Super Rugby win over the Blues but it's believed to be only a knee strain.

Rebels end Super Rugby drought on NZ soil

Head Coach DAVE WESSELS of the Force looks on prior to the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Force at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Melbourne Rebels have scored a 20-10 win over the Blues in Auckland for the first win by an Australian team on New Zealand soil in more than three years.

ARU declines NZ cash offer for Samu

MICHAEL CHEIKA speaks to his players during an Australian Wallabies training session at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Pete Samu won't play for the Wallabies against Ireland after Rugby Australia declined NZ Rugby's request for financial compensation.

Simmons in duel for Wallabies jersey

ROB SIMMONS of the Wallabies scores a try during the international match between Japan and Australia at Nissan Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Rob Simmons faces a potential square-off with former teammate Izack Rodda for a Wallabies spot when he plays against Queensland in Brisbane for the first time.

Pacy Highlanders too good for Hurricanes

The Highlanders have stretched their winning run in Dunedin to 12 straight matches with a pivotal 30-14 win over the Hurricanes.

Aussies need to change mindset: Campo

MICHAEL CHEIKA speaks to his players during an Australian Wallabies training session at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Legendary Wallaby David Campese says Australia possesses some great and exciting backs but need a change of philosophy at the top level.

Manenti to toughen up Olympic 7s champs

New Australian women's sevens coach John Manenti has made it clear where he thinks he can improve the side ahead of their 2020 Olympic defence in Japan.

Rebels insist Wallabies no distraction

Head Coach DAVE WESSELS of the Force looks on prior to the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Force at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Melbourne's Wallabies hopefuls won't be distracted by the looming Ireland Test series with their focus squarely on beating the Blues on Saturday in Auckland.

Brumbies name star Wallabies trio

MICHAEL CHEIKA, Head Coach of Australia looks on during a training session at the Lensbury Hotel in London, England.

Three star Brumbies players have been picked in their Super Rugby team for Sunday's game despite Wallabies coach Michael Cheika insisting they rest.

SBW ruled out of All Blacks-France series

SONNY BILL WILLIAMS of the Blues passes during a Blues Super Rugby training session at Alexandra Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

The All Blacks must cope without Sonny Bill Williams in the Test series against France, with the veteran inside centre to undergo minor knee surgery.

Sevens star Tonegato's big test

EMMA TONEGATO of Australia runs with the ball on day one of the HSBC Women's Rugby Sevens Kitakyushu Pool match between Australia and China at Mikuni World Stadium Kitakyushu in Fukuoka, Japan.

Study has proved both a welcome release and logistical nightmare for Australian rugby sevens star Emma Tonegato ahead of the world series climax in Paris.

Koroibete a big threat for Rebels: Duffie

MATT DUFFIE of the Blues is tackled by Tevita Li of the Highlanders during the Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Highlanders at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

Blues winger Matt Duffie knows all too well the danger posed by his Melbourne Rebels opposite this week - former Storm NRL comrade Marika Koroibete.

Prove you're Test material, Qld Reds urged

SCOTT HIGGINBOTHAM runs with the ball during a Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby training session at Visy Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Queensland Reds captain Scott Higginbotham wants his teammates to make the most of Saturday's clash with a NSW Waratahs side stacked with Test players.

Rebels back Wallabies call to rest players

WILL GENIA of the Wallabies passes the ball during an International Test match at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne coach Dave Wessels says Will Genia could have played for them this weekend but resting him to take on Ireland is for the good of Australian Rugby.