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The Wallabies’ defensive woes show the need for connectivity and communication

Sydney on a Saturday night – 54 points and eight tries conceded.

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Doing a Bradbury and winning like a legend in the Club Roar Awards

In case you missed the exciting news, The Roar’s secured a gold medal Olympian for a massive upcoming event!

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Come on Wallabies, where’s your pride and passion?

There isn’t a writer in Australia enjoying bollocking the Wallabies’ rubbish rugby. But it’s been hell watching the game they used to play in heaven.

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ARU could help Force form Asian league

The Australian Rugby Union are refusing to budge on their decision to axe the Western Force, but have agreed to help billionaire Andrew Forrest develop a new international competition.

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Kicking game key for Wallabies: Bernard Foley

Playmaker Bernard Foley admits the Wallabies need to find a better balance in attack and kick for territory more often to avoid another All Blacks slaughter.

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‘Yeah, well, that’s like your opinion man’: Cheika cops Lynagh’s blast

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says only an improved performance in Saturday’s second Bledisloe Cup Test can provide an adequate answer to criticism from rugby luminaries like Michael Lynagh.

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Force to consider Asian competition launch if court case fails

The Western Force will consider launching a new rugby union competition in Asia if they can’t win their way back into Super Rugby ranks.

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Wallabies on the defence about defensive frailties

“One hundred per cent, mate,” came the direct response from Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

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Grey confident in Wallabies defensive plan

Besieged Wallabies defence coach Nathan Grey insists he is the right man for the job and believes his blueprint will work once players execute it correctly.

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Forrest finally gets to meet with ARU

Billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest will meet with the ARU on Tuesday in a bid to convince the governing body to overturn their decision to axe the Western Force.

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Lealiifano deal with Ulster confirmed

Brumbies utility back Christian Lealiifano has confirmed he will join Irish club Ulster on a short-term contract as he continues his remarkable return to rugby following a battle with leukaemia.

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Western Force dispute gets uglier as WA Premier threatens to bankrupt ARU

The Australian Rugby Union’s attempt to save $6 million a year could end up bankrupting them after the Western Australian government threatened to sue the rugby governing body for more than $100 million.

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Let’s face the facts, the Wallabies were walloped by the All Blacks

Steve Hansen, rugby’s Wayne Bennett when it comes to giving an expansive answer to a journalist, was succinct with his summary of the All Blacks’ 54-34 monstering of the Wallabies in the first Bledisloe Cup Test of 2017.

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The Wrap: Get your Bledisloe Cup myths dispelled here

By the time Ryan Crotty crossed for the All Blacks right on the stroke of halftime to bring the score to an astonishing, point-a-minute 40-6, fans across Australia were already in meltdown.

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Michael Hooper and Daly Cherry-Evans don’t deserve to be captains

While the knives are out for Wallaby coach Michael Cheika and his Manly rugby league counterpart Trent Barrett, they aren’t the ones missing the tackles and playing well below par.

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Wallabies DIY player ratings vs All Blacks Bledisloe 1: The results

The results are in! Yesterday, we asked you to rate the Wallabies side that took to the field against the All Blacks, and now we’ve added up the data from all of our responders to bring your our DIY player ratings from the Test.

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Stephen Larkham at the Canberra Vikings

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Israel Folau Australia Rugby Union Championship Bledisloe Cup Wallabies 2017

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Bill Meakes Western Force Rugby Union Super 2017

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Michael Hooper Wallabies

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Michael Hooper Wallabies Australian Rugby Union Championship Bledisloe Cup 2017

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Will Genia Australia Rugby Union Championship Bledisloe Cup Wallabies 2017

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Rieko Ioane New Zealand Rugby Union All Blacks Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship 2017

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Australia's head coach Michael Cheika

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The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article
Wallabies set to free fall in the world rankings

A couple of weeks back, a Roarer posited the idea that, after the Rugby Championships and the Spring Tour, the Wallabies’ world ranking would plunge to as far down as nine.

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Who is the Wallabies’ backline defensive general?

History is replete with examples of leaders who rallied voters not so much with what they said, but the conviction they had when saying it. Similarly, Michael Cheika said Saturday’s defensive lapses were not down to attitude, but because doubt was creeping in.

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The simple, forward-thinking way we can empower rugby’s grassroots

I’m a rugby fan. I grew up playing the game. My kids play and I help out where I can at my local rugby club.

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CLUB ROAR WEEKLY: Hilarious bloopers and epic encounters of beastmode

This week, Club Roar takes a look back at two very different sides of the sporting spectrum, from the big hits and beastmode to the hilarious bloopers and blunders of sporting action. This is the best, and worst, of Club Roar over the past week.

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My tribute to Sir Colin Meads

By mactheblack, 22 Aug 2017

Colin ‘Pinetree’ Meads. He is the first reason why I started watching the All Blacks – and why I am still a huge supporter 47 years on. The other (reason) is the 1976 All Blacks tour to South Africa. But legendary All Black Sir Colin Meads is the standout reason.

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Out west, the anger continues to grow

By Crazy Horse, 22 Aug 2017
Out west, the anger continues to grow

The Rugby WA Premier Grade competition has existed in one form or another for well over a century.

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A back-row must be more than the sum of its parts

The back-row, or loose forwards, are absolutely key when it comes to both dominating the breakdown – and therefore both securing possession and slowing down the opposition’s possession – and in forward ball-carrying.

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A guide to Dunedin for the Wallabies

By Andrew, 22 Aug 2017
A guide to Dunedin for the Wallabies

In his brilliant 2010 autobiography, Life, legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards devoted a memorable passage to slamming the city of Dunedin much like one of his beloved open G chords.

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This is how the Force can be saved

By wre01, 22 Aug 2017
This is how the Force can be saved

Never before has a decision split Australian rugby so tragically.

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Let’s respect our opposition and start playing defence

On Saturday night Australian rugby fans witnessed an attacking master class for the best part of an hour of play. Sadly it was the Wallabies’ opposition who showed the confidence, skill and expertise of a superior rugby team.

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Israel Folau: Rugby’s most overrated player?

‘Indolent’ is an adjective that means wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy, arrogant and disrespectful. That’s the summary of Folau’s performance against the Western Force last month.

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Australian rugby: Down but not out

This is the third article for The Roar I’ve written in two years, on my third account, because I forgot the username and password for the other two.

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I found out I’m a Kiwi citizen – can I justifiably support the All Blacks?

Like many other Australians, I thought this week would be a good time to clarify my citizenship status.

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Samu Kerevi is the latest sacrifice to Australian rugby’s cult of the wunderkind

Australian rugby coaching has demonstrated a bias going back beyond the Michael Cheika era, of worshipping the ‘cult of the wunderkind’.

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The Wallabies are a disgrace

By Imran Ali, 21 Aug 2017
The Wallabies are a disgrace

The Wallabies are a disgrace to their country and the coveted gold jersey that those before them have worn with pride.

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Finding a heart muscle in a line of turnstiles

By Martin Rocks, 21 Aug 2017
Finding a heart muscle in a line of turnstiles

I must admit I have tuned out from the rugby the last couple of months.

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The Force roars!

By , 21 Aug 2017

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Michael Hoper talks to teammates in a huddle

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Michael Cheika thinking

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Michael Hooper Australia Rugby Union Championship Bledisloe Cup Wallabies 2017

What I hate about Australian rugby

By Homer J, 20 Aug 2017 Video

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Jesse Kriel South Africa Rugby Union Springboks 2015

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South Africa Springboks Eben Etzebeth

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Michael Cheika, Wallabies head coach stares in bemusement

Cheika ain’t going down wondering

By Rhys Bosley, 19 Aug 2017

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Codie Taylor All Blacks New Zealand Rugby Union 2017

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