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David Pocock retires: Australian great quits rugby to focus on conservation efforts

Former Wallabies star will not return to Panasonic Wild Knights‘Time was right’ to call time on 15-year careerDavid Pocock, one of the finest rugby union players to represent Australia, has announced his retirement from the sport, saying “the time was …

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David Pocock retires: Australian great quits rugby to focus on conservation efforts

Former Wallabies star will not return to Panasonic Wild Knights‘Time was right’ to call time on 15-year careerDavid Pocock, one of the finest rugby union players to represent Australia, has announced his retirement from the sport, saying “the time was …

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Wallabies vote not to take a knee in support of BLM movement before All Blacks clash

Focus will be on First Nations people and Indigenous shirtTeam ‘not looking to make a political statement’The Wallabies have ruled out taking a knee during the national anthem in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in next Saturday’s Bledisloe C…

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‘It could be divisive’: Nick Farr-Jones warns Wallabies not to take a knee in support of BLM

Former captain says protest runs risk of fans tuning outDane Haylett-Petty raised issue ahead of Bledisloe CupWorld Cup-winning captain Nick Farr-Jones has warned the Wallabies that fans will tune out if they take a knee in support of the Black Lives M…

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‘It could be divisive’: Nick Farr-Jones warns Wallabies not to take a knee in support of BLM

Former captain says protest runs risk of fans tuning outDane Haylett-Petty raised issue ahead of Bledisloe CupWorld Cup-winning captain Nick Farr-Jones has warned the Wallabies that fans will tune out if they take a knee in support of the Black Lives M…

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Wallabies must learn from All Blacks loss to echo Bledisloe history | Bret Harris

Any hint of an Eden Park hangover will cruel Australia’s attempt at a 22-year firstThe Wallabies must overcome 22 years of history by beating the All Blacks twice on Australian soil in a single series to reclaim the Bledisloe Cup.Memories of last week’…

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Wallabies must learn from All Blacks loss to echo Bledisloe history | Bret Harris

Any hint of an Eden Park hangover will cruel Australia’s attempt at a 22-year firstThe Wallabies must overcome 22 years of history by beating the All Blacks twice on Australian soil in a single series to reclaim the Bledisloe Cup.Memories of last week’…

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All Blacks hit back with convincing Bledisloe Cup victory over Wallabies

New Zealand beat Australia 27-7 in AucklandAustralia’s Eden Park hoodoo continues for another yearThe Wallabies’ wait for a win at Eden Park will continue for another year at least after the All Blacks bounced back from an unconvincing opening game of …

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All Blacks hit back with convincing Bledisloe Cup victory over Wallabies

New Zealand beat Australia 27-7 in AucklandAustralia’s Eden Park hoodoo continues for another yearThe Wallabies’ wait for a win at Eden Park will continue for another year at least after the All Blacks bounced back from an unconvincing opening game of …

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Bledisloe Cup 2020 game two: New Zealand All Blacks v Australian Wallabies – live!

Updates from the second game of the series at Eden ParkAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 4.14am BST 12 mins: From the left touchline Australia make slow progress towards the right but their inability to secure quick ball does not suit their runn…

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Wallabies bring in two new starters as Beauden Barrett returns for All Blacks

Brandon Paenga-Amosa and Ned Hanigan to startBarrett replaces Damien McKenzie at Eden ParkCoach Dave Rennie has made four changes to the Wallabies side as they look to improve on their draw in Sunday’s Bledisloe Cup showdown in Auckland, where they mus…

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Euphoria of Wallabies’ draw makes way for reality of All Blacks’ inevitable response | Bret Harris

Australia have been in this situation too many times before to start celebrating just yetDave Rennie has done his level best this week to keep a lid on bubbling emotions following the Wallabies’ highly encouraging 16-all draw with the All Blacks that l…

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Bledisloe Cup: New Zealand expecting 47,000 crowd for second Test against Australia

Auckland’s Eden Park set to host second match of seriesOpener was drawn in front of big crowd in WellingtonA “near-capacity” crowd of some 47,000 is expected to pack into Auckland’s Eden Park for the second Bledisloe Cup international between New Zeala…

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Wallabies give glimmer of hope as Dave Rennie’s team embark on new journey | Bret Harris

It was not a perfect performance, but Australia will have taken a tremendous psychological boost from their Bledisloe Cup draw against the All BlacksHistory will record the opening Bledisloe Cup Test in Wellington as a 16-all draw, but the result was a…

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Wallabies and All Blacks settle for draw after dramatic end to Bledisloe Cup opener

Trans-Tasman rivals draw 16-16 in WellingtonReece Hodge hits post with late penaltyAustralia came within a whisker of a Bledisloe Cup upset win in Wellington but had to settle for a 16-16 draw in their first Test under new coach Dave Rennie.Reece Hodge…

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Wallabies and All Blacks settle for draw after dramatic end to Bledisloe Cup opener

Trans-Tasman rivals draw 16-16 in WellingtonReece Hodge hits post with late penaltyAustralia came within a whisker of a Bledisloe Cup upset win in Wellington but had to settle for a 16-16 draw in their first Test under new coach Dave Rennie.Reece Hodge…

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Bledisloe Cup 2020: New Zealand All Blacks v Australia Wallabies – live!

Updates from the Test match at Wellington’s Sky StadiumAny thoughts? Get in touch on email or tweet @JPHowcroft 4.33am BST Australia secure lineout possession and set up a driving maul that builds a head of steam as it wobbles from right to left around…

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Bledisloe Cup 2020: New Zealand All Blacks v Australia Wallabies – live!

Updates from the Test match at Wellington’s Sky StadiumAny thoughts? Get in touch on email or tweet @JPHowcroft 4.33am BST Australia secure lineout possession and set up a driving maul that builds a head of steam as it wobbles from right to left around…

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Bledisloe Cup a welcome distraction for bickering rugby nations | Bret Harris

Australia and New Zealand have been at loggerheads over just about everything but on Sunday it’s the rugby teams who will do the talkingAfter the war of words, the Wallabies and the All Blacks will settle their differences where it matters most – on th…

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Wallabies’ generosity cannot mask depth of Rugby Australia’s financial hole | Bret Harris

From RA’s perspective the new interim pay deal was a smart play but it is only a short-term fixRugby Australia has moved to ring-fence key Wallabies in its latest interim pay deal with the players, but it is hardly an equitable arrangement for the vast…