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Folau settles unfair dismissal case with Rugby Australia

04 Dec 2019

MELBOURNE Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has settled his unfair dismissal case with Rugby Australia and Super Rugby team the New South Wales Waratahs, bringing an end to a prolonged and bitter dispute triggered by an explosive social media post.

Australia can 'shock the world' at Copa America, says Arnold

04 Dec 2019

MELBOURNE Australia are not just going to next year's Copa America to make up the numbers and will be looking to "shock the world" by beating co-hosts Argentina on the way to reaching the quarter-finals, coach Graham Arnold said on Wednesday.

Boys to men: Pakistan look to learn from Australia drubbing

03 Dec 2019

MELBOURNE Bringing two uncapped teenage pace bowlers to Australia, a nation unconquered by the greatest of Pakistan sides, was never going to end well for Azhar Ali's team.

Confident Australia savour stability ahead of New Zealand series

03 Dec 2019

MELBOURNE With their batting order settled and Mitchell Starc back to his marauding best in their series sweep of Pakistan, a confident Australia will look forward to bigger tests ahead when they host New Zealand later this month.

'Giteau Law' under review as Australia mull way forward

22 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE The Wallabies' quarter-final exit from the World Cup marked the end of coach Michael Cheika's tenure and may also spell the end of one of his more influential policies as Rugby Australia take a fresh look at rules governing national eligibility.

Former teacher Rennie to be schooled on 'Aussie way'

20 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE Former schoolteacher Dave Rennie has a track record of guiding rugby teams to championships and glory but he will need to get used to taking instruction when he starts work as Wallabies coach in mid-2020.

'Proud Kiwi' Rennie tasked with reviving fallen Wallabies

20 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE New Zealander Dave Rennie has been tasked with leading Australia to the 2023 Rugby World Cup after being appointed Michael Cheika's replacement in the wake of the Wallabies' meek quarter-final exit from Japan.

Schoolboy seamer Naseem pitches up for unlikely debut in Australia

19 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE Teenage tearaways are part of the fabric of Pakistan cricket but schoolboy seamer Naseem Shah could redefine the term "wunderkind" if selected during the test series in Australia.

PREVIEW-Cricket-Smith, Warner to test young Pakistan quicks

18 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE, Nov 18 Australia's Steve Smith and David Warner will look to give Pakistan's raw attack a baptism of fire in a two-match series starting Thursday as the batsmen play their first tests on home soil since serving bans for ball-tampering.

Khawaja, Harris dumped from Australia test squad

14 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE Australia selectors have shaken up the squad's underperforming batting lineup for the two-test series against Pakistan by dumping top order batsmen Usman Khawaja and Marcus Harris while handing a surprise recall to Cameron Bancroft.

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