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Wallabies overcome Marika Koroibete red card to claim series over France

14-man Wallabies beat France 33-30 at Suncorp StadiumNoah Lolesio kicks winner with 90 seconds remainingThe Wallabies clinched a famous win over France, playing one man down for 75 minutes to beat Les Bleus 33-30 and claim their Test rugby series 2-1. …

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Australia v France: third rugby union Test match – live!

Updates from the series decider at Suncorp StadiumKick-off in Brisbane is at 8pm AESTAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 10.56am BST “It’s time to make winning part of our DNA,” urges David Campese. Defeat tonight is surely not an option for an Au…

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More late drama as France close out win over Australia with last-gasp penalty

Melvyn Jaminet coolly slots winner from in front of postsFrance win for first time on Australian soil in over 30 yearsA stonewall defence and the laser boot of Melvyn Jaminet saw France close out a series-levelling 28-26 win against Australia in Melbou…

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Australia v France: second international rugby union Test – live!

Updates from the second match of the series at AAMI ParkWallabies kick off time in Melbourne tonight is 8pm AESTAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 10.05am BST Hello everybody and welcome to live coverage of the Wallabies v France, Australia’s sec…

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Wallabies showed difference between being competitive and winning | Bret Harris

Fighting spirit is arguably the most important lesson Australia took from their upset of FranceThe Wallabies say they want to leave a mark on Australian rugby for future generations. They may not do it with the quality of their play, but if their 23-21…

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Wallabies showed difference between being competitive and winning | Bret Harris

Fighting spirit is arguably the most important lesson Australia took from their upset of FranceThe Wallabies say they want to leave a mark on Australian rugby for future generations. They may not do it with the quality of their play, but if their 23-21…

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Wallabies snatch last-gasp victory over France in first Test of series

Australia win 23-21 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane Noah Lolesio kicks winning penalty after full-time sirenNoah Lolesio kicked a penalty after the full-time siren to give Australia a last-gasp 23-21 victory over France at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium and…

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Australia v France: international rugby union – live!

Updates from the Wallabies’ Test match at Suncorp StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 11.37am BST 31 mins: Australia 0-15 France – The kick to the corner results in a scruffier lineout this time but Australia regather and mount a slow-phase…

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Wallabies plump for new halves combination for France Test

Jake Gordon and Noah Lolesio named to start in BrisbaneAustralia to play France three times in 11 daysJake Gordon and Noah Lolesio will form a new Wallabies halves combination for the opening Test against France in Brisbane on Wednesday night. Gordon o…

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Wallabies plump for new halves combination for France Test

Jake Gordon and Noah Lolesio named to start in BrisbaneAustralia to play France three times in 11 daysJake Gordon and Noah Lolesio will form a new Wallabies halves combination for the opening Test against France in Brisbane on Wednesday night. Gordon o…

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Wallabies plump for new halves combination for France Test

Jake Gordon and Noah Lolesio named to start in BrisbaneAustralia to play France three times in 11 daysJake Gordon and Noah Lolesio will form a new Wallabies halves combination for the opening Test against France in Brisbane on Wednesday night. Gordon o…

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Australia launches 2027 Rugby World Cup bid forecast to deliver $2.5bn boost

Over two million fans projected to attend 48 matches‘A once-in-a generation opportunity,’ says Rugby AustraliaRugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan says that hosting the 2027 World Cup would be a once-in-a-generation opportunity, after a bid was lau…

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Australia launches 2027 Rugby World Cup bid forecast to deliver $2.5bn boost

Over two million fans projected to attend 48 matches‘A once-in-a generation opportunity,’ says Rugby AustraliaRugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan says that hosting the 2027 World Cup would be a once-in-a-generation opportunity, after a bid was lau…

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Wallabies to host France in condensed biosecure Test series

Three games against Les Bleus to be played in space of 11 daysMidweek games scheduled for Sydney and MelbourneThe Wallabies and France will meet in three Tests in the space of just 11 days in July, with the teams playing two mid-week Tests. The first T…

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Rugby Australia has little choice but to embrace private equity | Bret Harris

It will come at a cost, but it is a price head office must pay to keep the floundering code financially viableThe Rolling Stones sang you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime you find you get what you need. The classic Stones tune co…

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Rugby Australia turns to private equity after $27m loss and threat of return to amateurism

RA ‘shaken to its core’ by Covid pandemic, says chairmanOrganisation intends to follow New Zealand to raise fundsRugby Australia has recorded a net deficit of $27.1m for 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the governing body losing so much money it…

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Rugby Australia turns to private equity after $27m loss and threat of return to amateurism

RA ‘shaken to its core’ by Covid pandemic, says chairmanOrganisation intends to follow New Zealand to raise fundsRugby Australia has recorded a net deficit of $27.1m for 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the governing body losing so much money it…

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The hidden cost to the Wallabies of Pacific Island inclusion in Super Rugby | Bret Harris

The addition of two Islander teams would add vibrancy to any future venture, but it would also pose a threat to Australia’s playing resourcesThe inclusion of a Pacific Islander team in Super Rugby is arguably long overdue, but it has potentially seriou…

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Brumbies and Reds channel spirit of 1999 to prop up Wallabies | Bret Harris

The two Super Rugby teams are again shaping to form the core of the national squad this year and beyondAfter just two rounds of Super Rugby AU it appears Wallabies coach Dave Rennie will need to emulate the 1999 Australian side if he is to build a comp…

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Nine’s Stan plan is on the rise but Waratahs sinking fast in Super Rugby AU | Bret Harris

All five franchises – especially the biggest in the land – must be competitive if the free-to-air experiment is to be successfulSuper Rugby AU has made a promising start with new broadcast partner Nine at the weekend, but those behind the crucial free-…