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Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou in action aganist Ireland in June 2018. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The trial of Israel Folau is threatening to drive a wedge through the Australia rugby squad in a Rugby World Cup year, with prop Taniela Tupou saying (...)

Alun Wyn Jones has called for players to have a seat on World Rugby’s executive committee ahead of Thursday’s meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA

The world’s leading players have called for a seat on World Rugby’s executive committee, hitting out at the sport’s governing body for ignoring their (...)

Kurtley Beale looks on during the Australia captain’s run at Twickenham on Friday. Michael Cheika has left Beale and  Adam Ashley-Cooper off the selection list  for Saturday’s final November international against England for disciplinary reasons. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Australia have been plunged into chaos on the eve of Saturday’s encounter with England after it emerged Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper were not (...)

David Pocock stretches during the Australia captain’s run at Twickenham ahead of Saturday’s Test match against England. Photograph:   Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Australia have been dealt a significant injury blow after their breakdown master David Pocock was ruled out of Saturday’s final November international(...)

 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(...)

 Michael Cheika’s Australia team are desperate to build some momentum. Photograph: PA

An Australia side in desperate need of another Rugby Championship win to build some momentum come up against an Argentina team confident they have a c(...)

  New Zealand’s Kieran Read holds up the Championship trophy after victory over  Argentina at Jose Amalfitani Stadium  in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photograph:  Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images

Holders New Zealand face a fresh assault on their Rugby Championship title this year, but for the four sides involved in the southern hemisphere battl(...)

Australia coach Michael Cheika: has blooded some 30 players in the Test arena since the 2015 global showpiece. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Australia coach Michael Cheika’s hopes of fielding a settled side during the Rugby Championship have been dented by a midfield injury blow but the Wal(...)

 Ireland players celebrating after  CJ Stander  scores a try against Australia.   Photograph: Craig Golding/Reuters

Australia 16 Ireland 20 There was a time was when Ireland would put up the good fight but generally have their tummies tickled and yet fill the groun(...)

Israel Folau takes out Peter O’Mahony in Sydney, earning himself a yellow card. Photograph: Stuart Walmsley/Photosport/Inpho

Australia 16 Ireland 20 So, Irish rugby’s greatest season ever ends in the grandest of manners. A come-from-behind series win in Australia, the first(...)

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