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Deputy Irish PM Frances Fitzgerald, Sabina Coyne, Irish President Michael Higgins and ARU Chief Bull Pulver at Australia Rugby Union HQ in Sydney. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins said that he was “more than optimistic” that Australia would support Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after (...)

Simon Zebo is tackled during Ireland and Australia’s last meeting at the Aviva Stadium last year. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Australia will host Ireland in the first three-test rugby series between the countries in June 2018, the country’s rugby union announced on a visit by(...)

Australian Rugby Union  chief executive Bill Pulver pictured with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

The Australian Rugby Union’s chief executive, Bill Pulver, has reacted with relief to news that New South Wales police have charged a man in relation (...)

The All Blacks perform the Haka ahead of the opener of the Bledisloe Cup, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia on Saturday. Photograph: Photosport/Paul Seiser/INPHO

The New Zealand All Blacks’ team meeting room in an Australian hotel was bugged with a listening device this week, according to reports. The device (...)

Michael Cheika will remain as Australia coach until the 2019 World Cup in Japan at least. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Australia coach Michael Cheika has signed a contract extension through until the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The former Leinster coach, who took o(...)

Australian Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika will now have the likes of Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell, Will Genia, Adam-Ashley Cooper and Quade Cooper all available to him for the World Cup. Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The Australian Rugby Union has announced a major change to its Test squad selection policy five months before the Rugby World Cup. With immediate effe(...)

 Australian captain Michael Hooper (left) of the Waratahs and Waratahs coach Michael Cheika. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Former Leinster and current New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has agreed in principle to replace Ewen McKenzie in charge of the Australia (...)

Australia head coach Ewen McKenzie has stepped down. Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

Australian rugby was plunged further into crisis a year out from the World Cup on Saturday when under-fire coach Ewen McKenzie resigned a few hours be(...)

Wallabies back Kurtley Beale has been suspended pending a probe into “deeply offensive” text messages he allegedly sent earlier this year. Beale was already facing disciplinary charges over a bust-up with Di Patston on a flight from South Africa to Argentina for a Rugby Championship test last week. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

The Wallabies team official at the centre of the Kurtley Beale row, team business manager Di Patston, has quit her job because of “stress relating to (...)

 Nick Cummins of the Wallabies will play his club rugby in Japan. Photograph:  Matt King/Getty Images

Nick Cummins has been released from Western Force and his national contract on “compassionate grounds” and will play rugby in Japan after the end o(...)

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