How Wallabies can be great again

A dejected Nick Phipps during the Bledisloe Cup thumping by the All Blacks.

9:18 PM  OPINION: Australian rugby, it lives! It now needs to rise once more, writes Peter FitzSimons.

No bug sweeps for Wallabies

Police were called to the Sydney hotel where the All Blacks stayed.

Aussies won't be sweeping for bugs in Wellington a week after the All Blacks' bugging in Sydney.

Stags kicker surprises himself video

First five-eighth Wharenui Hawera in action for the Stags in the provincial game against Southland at Rugby Park in ...

Wharenui Hawera says he thought he might have been touch and go with his long range attempts.

Otago embrace concussion chip

Adam Knight of Otago is carried from the field injured during the round one match between Southland and Otago.

Otago's provincial rugby players will wear a chip behind their ears as part of ground-breaking research into concussion.

Garden-Bachop in fine form

Jackson Garden-Bachop fends off a Hawke's Bay defender during his side's NPC win last Saturday.

Another week, another start at first-five for the young Wellington Lions playmaker. 

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Schoolboys up for special occasion video

Southland Boys' High School first XV hooker and captain Flynn Thomas before the South Island final against Christchurch ...

Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Flynn Thomas says ever since he joined the schools team he has had eye on Saturday's fixture.

Bredin's meteoric rise

Jono Bredin is busy both umpiring and refereeing.

Netball umpire Jono Bredin is making a swift rise up the rugby refereeing ladder.

TBHS produces perfect finish

Timaru Boys' High School captain Cullen Grace gets past Waitaki prop Peter Armstrong.

Waitaki

Wallabies at high odds video

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika discusses what went wrong in Sydney with captain Stephen Moore.

Wallabies highest-priced outsiders in Bledisloe Cup history - in Australia.

Wellington squash 'spider'

The new Wellington Lions shirt for 2016, which has dropped the "spider web" in favour of the lion on the chest.

Wellington Lions bring back roaring lion to replace traditional "spider" crest.

Teenage playmaker exceeding his own expectations

Stephen Perofeta continues to impress in his first year with Taranaki.

"I feel a little overwhelmed at times just how far ahead I am from where I thought I'd be."

Tietjens plays waiting game

New Zealand men's sevens coach Gordon Tietjens said the loss of Sonny Bill Williams and Joe Webber with injury in the ...

Sir Gordon Tietjens has coached the NZ men's sevens team for 22 years. After Rio his future is uncertain.

Franks sums up ABs' ambition

Owen Franks, far left, showed the skills of an inside back against the Wallabies on Saturday.

OPINION: When ABs coaches framed a narrative of making the team better from the 2015 version it didn't gain too much traction.

Tindallgate saga back

Queenstown CCTV footage, believed to be related assault that left another man with a broken jaw recently.

Tindallgate is back and this time it involves police and CCTV.

Pat Lam fends off Irish talk

Pat Lam is happy to continue the solid progress at Connacht rather than contemplate the Irish coaching job.

Connacht boss keen for fellow Kiwi Joe Schmidt to stay on as speculation builds around Ireland coaching job

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Franks sums up ABs' ambition

Owen Franks, far left, showed the skills of an inside back against the Wallabies on Saturday.

OPINION: When ABs coaches framed a narrative of making the team better from the 2015 version it didn't gain too much traction.

Injuries won't hamstring All Blacks

The woeful Wallabies have all the worries ahead of Bledisloe II, writes Marc Hinton.

Wallabies regress - the reasons why

ABs skill sets them apart

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Schoolboys up for special occasion

Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Flynn Thomas says ever since he joined the schools team he has had eye on Saturday's fixture.

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Wallabies at high odds video

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika discusses what went wrong in Sydney with captain Stephen Moore.

Wallabies highest-priced outsiders in Bledisloe Cup history - in Australia.

Cooper set for Cake Tin? video

Quade Cooper could return to the Wallabies for Saturday's Bledisloe rematch.

The man that All Blacks fans love to boo could feature for the Wallabies in Wellington.

Is it Tamanivalu time? video

Seta Tamanivalu appears to be the prime candidate to start at centre for the All Blacks on Saturday.

Does Seta Tamanivalu have the inside running at centre? He appears to be the prime candidate.

Gambling theory upsets Cheika

The idea that a gambling outfit may have been behind the All Blacks tapping scandal has frustrated Wallabies coach ...

Idea that a sophisticated gambling outfit was behind bugging scandal frustrates Wallabies coach.

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Pat Lam fends off Irish talk

Pat Lam is happy to continue the solid progress at Connacht rather than contemplate the Irish coaching job.

Connacht boss keen for fellow Kiwi Joe Schmidt to stay on as speculation builds around Ireland coaching job

Lions shaping as Gatland's gig

Warren Gatland was coach of the British and Irish Lions when they beat Australia 2-1 in their 2013 test series.

New Zealand's Warren Gatland set for second stint as Lions coach in homecoming tour.

Last ABs tickets up for grabs

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika talks to Wallabies captain Stephen Moore after losing game one of the three-match ...

Fewer than 200 tickets are available for Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup test in Wellington.

'Worst Wallabies in a decade'

Coach Michael Cheika and captain Stephen Moore face a monumental task reversing the Wallabies' woeful form this weekend.

Aussie press turns on team following Bledisloe beat-down in Sydney.

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Schoolboys up for special occasion video

Southland Boys' High School first XV hooker and captain Flynn Thomas before the South Island final against Christchurch ...

Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Flynn Thomas says ever since he joined the schools team he has had eye on Saturday's fixture.

TBHS produces perfect finish

Timaru Boys' High School captain Cullen Grace gets past Waitaki prop Peter Armstrong.

Waitaki

Wellington squash 'spider'

The new Wellington Lions shirt for 2016, which has dropped the "spider web" in favour of the lion on the chest.

Wellington Lions bring back roaring lion to replace traditional "spider" crest.

Teenage playmaker exceeding his own expectations

Stephen Perofeta continues to impress in his first year with Taranaki.

"I feel a little overwhelmed at times just how far ahead I am from where I thought I'd be."

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Tietjens plays waiting game

New Zealand men's sevens coach Gordon Tietjens said the loss of Sonny Bill Williams and Joe Webber with injury in the ...

Sir Gordon Tietjens has coached the NZ men's sevens team for 22 years. After Rio his future is uncertain.

Secret to Royal's sevens act gallery

Princess Anne presents Gold medals to the Fijian Sevens Rugby Team at Rio.

OPINION: It was as good as a masonic hand shake, and the bowing Fiji sevens team knew it.

Aussies 'read the riot act'

Australia rugby sevens captain Ed Jenkins was understood to be among the players out late drinking in Rio.

Late night escapades in Copacabana land Australian men's 7s rugby players in trouble.

Sevens not all about stars

A player like Damian McKenzie could have transformed the sevens side.

OPINION: NZ weren't the only nation not to stack their team with superstar XVs players.

super rugby

Hewett mulls switch to Canterbury

Dave Hewett didn't re-apply for the Crusaders' forwards coach's job, believing it is important to get head coaching ...

Often coaches use the NPC as a springboard to Super Rugby. Dave Hewett might try doing that in reverse.

Schmidt may succeed Rennie

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has signed a two-year deal with Scottish club Glasgow.

Chiefs are in "well advanced" discussions with a replacement for Rennie after next year's Super Rugby season.

Rennie signs with Glasgow

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie will join Scottish club Glasgow after next year's Super Rugby season.

With the ABs coaching road blocked, Chiefs coach opts to join Scottish club after next year's Super Rugby season.

Cotter likely to return home

Kiwi-born Scotland coach Vern Cotter is favoured to head home to New Zealand next year.

Kiwi-born Scotland coach favoured to return home and chase Kiwi Super Rugby job next year.

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