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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

The Wrap: Lions, Tigers and tape herald the Wallabies’ coming of age

The Wrap: Lions, Tigers and tape herald the Wallabies’ coming of age

by , 23 Oct 2017 Popular article!

The Wallabies’ inspiring 23-18 win over the All Blacks doesn’t all of a sudden mean that Michael Cheika is the coaching genius Steve Hansen isn’t, but it is certainly a validation of Cheika’s methods, as it is a reward for more consistency in selection during 2017.

Are the Wallabies on the rise as the All Blacks decline?

Are the Wallabies on the rise as the All Blacks decline?

by , 23 Oct 2017 Popular article! Video

Michael Cheika was thoughtful and considered when he summed up the Wallabies’ splendid 23–18 victory against an uncharacteristically niggly, error-prone All Blacks side at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

Wallabies DIY player ratings vs All Blacks Bledisloe 3: The results

Wallabies DIY player ratings vs All Blacks Bledisloe 3: The results

by , 23 Oct 2017

Someday in the future Wallabies fans will have to stop celebrating Saturday’s win over the All Blacks and move on… but it is not this day.

Is this rugby’s new era or another false dawn?

Is this rugby’s new era or another false dawn?

by , 23 Oct 2017

So for the first time in eight test matches the Wallabies got one back against the All Black:s in Brisbane on Saturday night. It wasn’t always pretty, it wasn’t ‘a test match played in heaven’, but by God it was still a bloody good time.

Folau set for position switch against Barbarians

Folau set for position switch against Barbarians

by , 23 Oct 2017

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has flagged a move away from fullback for Israel Folau in his last match of 2017 against the Barbarians.

Cheika drops Folau bombshell, names squad versus Barbarians

Cheika drops Folau bombshell, names squad versus Barbarians

by , 22 Oct 2017 Popular article! Video

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has revealed that Israel Folau will miss the Spring Tour in a decision agreed to some time ago.

Forget about the World Cup, enjoy this win for what it is

Forget about the World Cup, enjoy this win for what it is

by , 22 Oct 2017 Popular article!

So thin they are, the margins at the top.

Five talking points from Wallabies vs All Blacks Bledisloe 3

Five talking points from Wallabies vs All Blacks Bledisloe 3

by , 22 Oct 2017 Popular article!

The Wallabies have signed off their home season with a rousing 23-18 victory over the All Blacks in Brisbane.

VOTE: Wallabies DIY player ratings vs All Blacks Bledisloe 3

VOTE: Wallabies DIY player ratings vs All Blacks Bledisloe 3

by , 22 Oct 2017

The Wallabies won it! Amazingly, incredibly, Australia have capped off an otherwise indifferent year with a win over their Antipodean rivals.

Hansen optimistic despite Bledisloe loss

Hansen optimistic despite Bledisloe loss

by , 22 Oct 2017

Losing is a rare experience for the All Blacks and coach Steve Hansen has challenged his team to make the most of it after their Bledisloe Cup streak of dominance came to an end.


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