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The Wallabies are one of the finest rugby teams in the world, and representing Australia are currently ranked third in the World Rugby rankings despite an up-and-down 2016 season where they had been ranked as high as No.2 and as low as No.4.

The Wallabies hold the distinction of having competed in all eight editions of Rugby World Cups, having won the tournament twice, finished runners-up twice and made the semi-finals and quarter-finals twice each.

The Wallabies, along with the All Blacks and Springboks, are the most successful nation in World Cup history winning the Webb Ellis Trophy on two occasions, while also losing a final at home to England in 2003. They took sweet revenge in 2015 knocking England out of their home tournament in the pool stages and went on to face the All Blacks in the final at Twickenham.

The Wallabies compete in the annual Rugby Championship tournament with New Zealand, South Africa, and Argentina, which is a four-team tournament that evolved from the Tri-Nations in 2012 to include the South American team. The Wallabies have won the Tri-Nations on three occasions in 2000, 2001 and 2011, and most recently won the Rugby Championship in 2015.

Australia’s rivalry with the All Blacks culminates in the showdown for the Bledisloe Cup, which the Wallabies have held 12 times in the history of competing for the trophy.

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In addition to the All Blacks and Springboks, the Wallabies also have firmly-established rivalries with England and France and compete for the Cook Cup and Trophee des Bicentenaires respectively.

Former captain George Gregan currently holds the record for the highest-capped Wallabies player, having played in the green and gold 139 times, 59 of those as captain. Flanker George Smith remains the most-capped forward, having represented Australia on 110 occasions. David Campese holds the record for the most Wallabies tries scored, while Michael Lynagh remains the Wallabies all-time leading point-scorer, with 911.

Michael Cheika is the current head coach of the Wallabies, having taken the reigns from former coach Ewen McKenzie who resigned in October 2014.

Last updated: 28 February, 2017

Wallabies Articles

Highlights: Wallabies win 40-27, but it was hardly comfortable

Highlights: Wallabies win 40-27, but it was hardly comfortable

by , 24 Jun 2017 Video

The Wallabies have triumphed in a thrilling win over Italy 40-27 at Suncorp Stadium. There were some tense moments throughout for fans as handling errors and scrum penalties threatened to derail the Australians.

VOTE: Wallabies DIY player ratings vs Italy

VOTE: Wallabies DIY player ratings vs Italy

by , 24 Jun 2017 Video

The Wallabies have gotten a 13-point win over Italy to close out the July international window, but Aussie fans wouldn’t be feeling too happy with the result.

WATCH: Highlights from Wallabies vs Australia

WATCH: Highlights from Wallabies vs Australia

by , 24 Jun 2017 Video

The Wallabies have wrapped up their June campaign with a 13-point win over Italy, but fans weren’t breathing easy during the match.

Wallabies vs Italy highlights: International rugby live scores, blog

Wallabies vs Italy highlights: International rugby live scores, blog

by , 24 Jun 2017 Popular article! Video

Match result: A try from Bernard Foley in the 76th minute has sealed a win for the Wallabies over Italy, but it was a long way from being a convincing victory.

Wallabies vs Italy live stream: How to watch Australia’s final June international on TV or stream online

Wallabies vs Italy live stream: How to watch Australia’s final June international on TV or stream online

by , 24 Jun 2017

The Wallabies will be looking to bounce back from a loss in their final June international when they host Italy at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. This is The Roar‘s guide to watching and streaming the match.

Wallabies vs Italy kick-off time: When does Australia’s final June international kick-off? Date, venue, squads, broadcast information

Wallabies vs Italy kick-off time: When does Australia’s final June international kick-off? Date, venue, squads, broadcast information

by , 24 Jun 2017

It’s the final June international for the Wallabies and they will be out to flip the script against Italy after a tough loss last time out. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 3pm (AEST) on Saturday, June 24.

Australian rugby must go back to the future

Australian rugby must go back to the future

by , 24 Jun 2017

It seems to me that the ARU has lost sight of commercial reality.

Horne making most of shock Test call-up

Horne making most of shock Test call-up

by , 23 Jun 2017

Rob Horne has admitted he thought his Wallabies days were done before his surprise call-up for Saturday’s Test against Italy at Suncorp Stadium.

Cheika finalises Wallabies side, announces bench for Italy clash

Cheika finalises Wallabies side, announces bench for Italy clash

by , 23 Jun 2017

Michael Cheika has revealed his eight-man bench for the Wallabies’ final June Test against Italy tomorrow, naming Jack Dempsey to make his international debut from the pine.

Jack Quigley: Why I blasted the Wallabies on Facebook – and how Michael Cheika responded

Jack Quigley: Why I blasted the Wallabies on Facebook – and how Michael Cheika responded

by , 23 Jun 2017 Popular article!

Well. That certainly escalated quickly.


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