England coach Eddie Jones engages in fiery exchange with spectator after being labelled ‘a traitor’

England’s Australian-born coach Eddie Jones has engaged in a fiery confrontation with a spectator, who labelled him a “traitor” during his team’s 21-17 victory over the Wallabies at the SCG on Saturday night. Key points: Jones took offence to comments made to him by a spectator He grew up in Australia and previously coached the Wallabies  … Read more

Wallabies ‘smack talk’ helped motivate rugged England

England players don’t need extra incentives to beat the Wallabies. Anglo-Australian sporting rivalry surpasses the need to go to the well to get extra fired up. And yet, after England’s 21-17 victory at the SCG which saw England claim the Test match and the series, two players claimed that “smack talk” helped spur them to … Read more

Live: England back in front against Wallabies in Test series decider

Wallabies give the ball away, a loose carry out wide and now England will come again. They lose the ball there – although the tackle looked remarkably like it happened before the ball hit the hand of Steward. Tupou has the ball, and then loses it after passing low to Slipper! England scrum 25 metres … Read more

‘Shut the Pommies up’: Wallabies targeting fast start in SCG decider

The three-test series between the Wallabies and England is tantalisingly poised. The Wallabies were excellent in the first encounter, absorbing England’s early pressure and taking their chances to secure a famous two-point win. That match came with heaps of adversity that the Wallabies shrugged off — it was only as close as it was because England scored … Read more

Why the Wallabies must silence the referees whistle to claim England series

Among all the comments coming out of the Wallabies after the second Test loss in Brisbane last weekend — they lost the collisions, too many unforced errors, the lineout misfired — there was one main underlying message. Key points: Australia lost the second Test in Brisbane due to their inability to close out the match  Improving their discipline will … Read more

Melbourne Storm premiership winner set to make Wallabies debut

High-profile NRL recruit Suliasi Vunivalu is set to make his international rugby debut after being named on the Wallabies’ reserves bench for the series-deciding Test against England at the SCG on Saturday. Key points: Vunivalu switched to rugby union after the 2020 NRL season He won two NRL premierships with the Storm The Wallabies-England series is … Read more

Wallabies face test of depth as they look to secure series victory over England

The Wallabies find themselves in almost unfamiliar territory, with the chance to secure the newly minted Ella-Mobbs Trophy in the second Test against England in Brisbane this evening. As far as these mid-year three-Test series go, there have only been four of them going all the way back to 2014. The Rugby World Cup years … Read more

Live: Wallabies lose Cooper to injury during warm-up for England Test

A new England? It’s not an exaggeration to say that England have been underwhelming over the past couple of years. Aside from their All Black-like dominance over the Wallabies, England have struggled elsewhere, limping to fifth place in the 2021 Six Nations and third place this year – with just two wins in each tournament. In … Read more

Gutsy Wallabies snap losing streak against England

Australia has halted an eight-match losing run against England, winning the first Test 30-28 in Perth, despite playing the entire second half with only 14 men. The Wallabies were dealt a blow when lock Darcy Swain was shown a red card for a head-butt during a try-less first half. They trailed 14-9 in the second half … Read more

Israel Folau’s Test rugby return short-lived in Tonga’s heavy loss to Fiji

Israel Folau’s return to Test rugby lasted less than 30 minutes before he was injured during Tonga’s 36-0 loss to Fiji in the Pacific Nations Cup in Suva. Key points: Folau sustained a leg injury during the first half of the Test The former Wallabies back was sacked by Rugby Australia in 2019 Folau was one … Read more