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McKenzie eyes All Black scalp

Australia head coach Ewen McKenzie believes his charges are showing the signs they are ready to defeat New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

Since losing to the All Blacks the last time they played them, 41-33 in October, the Wallabies have gone on to win seven internationals in a row. 235 more words


Derek, Orphaned Swamp Wallaby joey 3 years ago

Derek loved my slippers. He is now released into the wild.

The old pair didn’t have joeys in pouches.


Speight named in Wallaby squad

Fiji-born Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in Australia’s squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship against New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.

Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie also named Melbourne Rebels scrum-half Luke Burgess in his 32-man squad on Wednesday in place of Will Genia, who may still be recalled later in the series if he recovers from his ankle injury. 477 more words


Speight showered with praise

Stephen Larkham believes Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is “rubbing his hands together” as he waits for Henry Speight to become eligible for action.

The Brumbies coach was speaking after wing Speight’s outstanding performance against the Chiefs, which saw him break the line 12 times. 152 more words

Pacific Islanders

Speight was told to snub All Blacks

When Henry Speight finally pulls on the Wallabies jersey in September, Australian rugby must extend much gratitude to his late grandfather Ratu Josefa Iloilo, the former Fijian president. 835 more words

Pacific Islanders

Speight still hopes for siblings visit

Australian rugby is salivating at the thought of ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight pulling on a Wallabies’ jersey later this year, but the Fijian flyer has been forced to postpone the dream of two of his siblings watching him play Super Rugby in Australia. 562 more words


Folau, Beale should stay in union

When Israel Folau was spotted having a coffee with the NRL’s head of football Todd Greenberg last week, it fuelled speculation that a return to rugby league was on the cards for the dual international. 1,045 more words