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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Wallabies

Last month
February 2023
# shaping up
Eddie Jones lures England assistant Hodgson to Wallabies
Hodgson, who becomes the first member of Jones’ coaching staff, will assume the role of defence coach.
This year
# Support
Sacked Wallabies coach Dave Rennie insists he still had players' backing
The New Zealander was shown the door on Monday and replaced by former England boss Eddie Jones.
Last year
# Depleted
Wallabies star Hooper out of Wales match as flanker joins lengthy injury list
Australia were already without six players following injuries sustained in last weekend’s defeat to Ireland.
# Concussion
White to serve 12-day stand down after being allowed to play on against Ireland
The Wallabies scrum-half appeared to stumble twice but passed an off-field HIA.
# authority
'He phoned me up a year ago' - The call that says it all about Jack Crowley
The Munster man rang Ireland attack coach Mike Catt out of the blue before he was even in the squad.
# Autumn Finale
Ireland's strong favouritism is well-earned but Wallabies still a threat
Dave Rennie’s men have had a tough year, meaning the home side are expected to win.
# george gregan
'A World Cup is a 7-week sprint, what you've done before that really doesn't matter'
Australia legend George Gregan looks ahead to Ireland’s clash with the Wallabies.
# Midfield
'Stu has done exceptionally well' - McCloskey makes Ireland chances count
The Ulster man will start his third consecutive Test tomorrow against Australia.
# Big man
Wallabies lock Skelton benefits from ROG influence in France
La Rochelle had a visit from Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell during the summer.
# Emotions
'I'd class myself as a feel-type coach' - Farrell fosters family vibe with Ireland
The families of new caps come into the Irish team camp ahead of their big games.
# mates
Wallabies boss Rennie aims for Ireland scalp after a coffee with Leo Cullen
Australia’s head coach knows his men need a ‘massive’ performance on Saturday.
# bolter
The 'unflappable' O'Brien has put himself in the World Cup frame
Meanwhile, 21-year-old Joe McCarthy is set for his first Ireland cap this weekend.
# Wallabies
Australia make 10 changes with Skelton held in reserve
Dave Rennie has reverted to a more familiar selection following last weekend’s defeat to Italy.
# Team news
O'Brien and McCloskey start in Ireland team to face the Wallabies
21-year-old lock Joe McCarthy is set for his Test debut off the Irish bench.
# Jackal
Broken nose healed, Beirne welcomes target on Ireland's backs
The Munster man made his Test debut against the Wallabies back in 2018.
# rugby weekly extra
'Wallabies teams normally respond very well under extreme adversity'
Ex-Australia and Ulster lock Justin Harrison joined The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast today.
# Must do better
'I was delighted to see the Mexican wave. I don't think we had much to do with it'
Ireland boss Andy Farrell said he isn’t worried about the depth of his wider squad.
# Autumn Finale
The Wallabies a wounded animal as Farrell considers Ireland selection
Australia lost to Italy for the first time ever ahead of their visit to Dublin.
# card trick
How to win a Rugby World Cup - be on your best behaviour
Ireland and France have risen to the top of the world rankings on the back of being more disciplined than their rivals.
# Wallabies
Australian lock Darcy Swain banned for 6 weeks for 'reckless' foul play
Swain will be unavailable for Australia’s first two November Tests against Scotland and France.
# Target
Dave Rennie insists a new-look Wallabies 'can knock over' buoyant All Blacks
Australia are looking to bring home the Bledisloe Cup from New Zealand for the first time since 2002.
# Preview
Rennie keeps faith with Wallabies team that beat South Africa as wounded Boks prepare for 'final'
The hosts start with an unchanged side for the first time since Dave Rennie took over as coach from Michael Cheika.
# boks
South Africa make eight changes for second Wallabies Test
The Springboks head into the clash on Saturday in Sydney after back-to-back defeats.
# courage
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper pulls out of Pumas Test for 'mindset' reasons
Head coach Dave Rennie said Hooper had hidden his internal issues for several weeks.
# Relief
Australia grab three late tries to draw first blood against England
The Wallabies ended an eight-match losing streak in the first Test against England.
# cook cup
Australia and England ditch name of British explorer from cup and honour Wallaby hero instead
The new Ella-Mobbs Cup replaces the Cook Cup as the prize for the winners of the Australia versus England test series.
# rugby weekly extra
'O'Gara held onto my hand and said, 'Look me in the eye and show some respect''
Will Genia was a guest on today’s episode of Rugby Weekly Extra for members of The42.
All time
# Irish Abroad
'The days of the heavy, slow neanderthal are gone. The game is too fast'
Brendan Whelan was part of the Wallabies’ tour of Europe last month.
# making room
Surprise selection for England as Manu Tuilagi starts on wing against Wallabies
The 30-year-old’s only previous Test appearance in the position came on tour against New Zealand in 2014.
# Australia
Cooper latest Wallaby to pull out of European tour
He had initially said he was keen to travel to Britain for Tests against England, Scotland and Wales.
# aussie aussie aussie
Wallabies make it three in a row with convincing Argentina win
It has been a remarkable turnaround for Australia.
# Wallabies
Rennie denies panicking with Cooper pick as Springboks loom
The 33-year-old last lined out for Australia in 2017.
# Talent exodus
Australia to review 'Giteau's Law' following heavy defeat to All Blacks
‘We have to look at the eligibility piece to make sure we have the best players available.’
# Rout
All Blacks keep Bledisloe Cup with record victory over Wallabies
The hosts retain the trophy for the 19th consecutive year.
# standards
Three Wallabies dropped for All Blacks clash after drinking session
Star wing Marika Koroibete was part of the trio.
# Epic
Wallabies overcome 5th-minute red card to seal series win over France
Noah Lolesio kicked a late winning penalty for Dave Rennie’s side.
# all to play for
France set up decisive Test with first away win over Wallabies in 31 years
Les Bleus hadn’t beaten Australia on their own turf since a victory in Sydney all the way back in 1990.
# Late Late Show
Australia come from 15 points down to snatch last-gasp win over France
A polished Les Bleus looked to be headed for their first win on Australian soil in more than 30 years.
# lock
Man mountain Skelton loving life in La Rochelle working with O'Gara
The 6ft 8ins Wallaby has been in sensational form this season.
# Final Chapter
Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer
The 36-year-old former Wallaby will hang his boots up after the current season.