Michael Cheika

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Wales’ Liam Williams in action with Australia’s Dane Haylett-Petty during the autumn international at the  Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

Wales 9 Australia 6 Wales ended their long losing run against Australia at the 14th attempt as substitute Dan Biggar’s late penalty gave them a 9-6 (...)

 Australia head coach Michael Cheika  looks on during a training session   in Newport, Wales. Photograph: by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Preview: Australia v Wales  Principality Stadium, Saturday, 5.20  Live on TV: BBC2 When Wales were thrashed by New Zealand in the 1987 Worl(...)

 Owen Farrell in action for Saracens in their Champions Cup match at Allianz Park, London, on October 20th. Photograph:   Steven Paston/PA Wire

Enough is enough Is this the moment rugby finally eats itself? The dinner table has certainly been set. Recently, information leaked from Saracens t(...)

New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett during their Bledisloe Cup rugby test at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. Photograph: AP

Australia 20 New Zealand 37 All Blacks outhalf Beauden Barrett scored 17 points as New Zealand completed a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep with a 37-20 win(...)

Australia celebrate an extraordinary win over Argentina in Salta. Trailing 31-7 at the interval they scored five unanswered tries to prevail 45-34. Photograph: Florencia Tan Jun/Reuters

A Rugby Championship that fizzled out a week early delivered a late dividend on Saturday with a pair of stunning comebacks that restored pride in New (...)

Tadhg Beirne: his  incredible engine gets him into situations where an extra set of hands become a vital link. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Paddy Johns has no knee cartilage but the 50-year-old remains an iron man. Literally. The former Ireland captain does triathlons in his spare time awa(...)

South Africa’s Faf de Klerk celebrates  scoring a try with team-mate Franco Mostert during the  Rugby Championship match at  Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in  Port Elizabeth. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus praised his side’s defensive effort but says the Springboks should have given Australia “a hiding” in their 23-12 Ru(...)

  South Africa  celebrates their win over New Zealand a fortnight ago. Photograph: Ross Setford/Reuters
Momentum all with the Springboks
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South Africa v Australia, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, 4.05pm A surprise away win over New Zealand has provided a timely injection of enthusiasm into (...)

Leinster’s Scott Fardy: ‘We have to go up against each other and challenge each other on a week-in, week-out basis.’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There is a suspicion that Scott Fardy doesn’t engage unduly with melodrama in sport, possibly attributable to a laid-back nature away from the confine(...)

Lukhan Tui (right) hugs Rob Simmons following Australia’s loss to Argentina in the Rugby Championship match  at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Photograph: Darren England/EPA

Australia loose forward Lukhan Tui is unlikely to travel with the team to South Africa and Argentina after he was involved in an altercation with a fa(...)

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