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Australia’s head coach Michael Cheika during a training session in Urayasu. Photograph: Getty Images

Michael Cheika launched a stinging attack on World Rugby following the three-match ban received by the Australia wing Reece Hodge for a tackle his hea(...)

Australia’s fullback Reece Hodge during a gym training session in Tokyo. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia wing Reece Hodge has received a three-match ban after being cited for a dangerous tackle during the Wallabies’ World Cup victory over Fiji. (...)

Reece Hodge was cited for a  tackle on Peceli Yato after Australia’s win over Fiji. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

World Rugby has issued an extraordinary statement that criticises the performance of referees at the World Cup after only eight games. The highest-pr(...)

Reece Hodge of Australia has been cited after a no-arms tackle during the win over Fiji. Photo: William West/Getty Images

Australia wing Reece Hodge has been cited for alleged foul play during Saturday’s World Cup clash against Fiji in Sapporo. Hodge escaped sanction aft(...)

Australia’s wing Reece Hodge scores a try against  Fiji. Photograph: Getty Images

World Rugby’s crackdown on dangerous tackles has ignited controversy just two games into the World Cup after Australia wing Reece Hodge escaped a red(...)

 Samu Kerevi scores Australia’s crucial fifth try in Sapporo. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Australia 39 Fiji 21 Twice champions Australia survived an almighty scare in their World Cup Pool D opener against Fiji on Saturday as they fought ba(...)

Australia’s Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Michael Hooper  and David Pocock  take part in a training session at the Shiroyama stadium in Odawara. Photograph: by Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Pool D: Australia v Fiji, Sapporo Dome, Saturday, 5.45am Irish time. Live on Eir Sport and ITV Australia captain Michael Hooper is relishing the oppo(...)

Australian captain John Eales talks to South African referee Andre Watson after receiving a yellow card during the Rugby World Cup 1999 final against France at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty

The admiration for Australia’s World Cup winning captain John Eales as a player can be gleaned from the nickname bestowed on him by teammates of ‘Nobo(...)

  Australia head coach Michael Cheika holds a team talk during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Never mind the typhoon, a storm of former Leinster coaches is about to hit Tokyo. Beware the wounded Wallabies. Same goes for Ireland. When faced wit(...)

Michael Cheika’s Australia squad have delayed their departure for Japan until Monday due to Typhoon Faxai. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

The Australian team’s departure for the Rugby World Cup has been delayed after meteorologists warned a typhoon featuring 130-mile-per-hour winds is du(...)

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