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Oct 29, 2015

Rugby-Sio back in Australian team for World Cup final

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Loosehead prop Scott Sio will return to the Wallabies starting lineup for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand after recovering from an elbow injury.

Sio, one of the key players in the Australian scrum, missed last weekend’s semi-final win over Argentina after hurting his elbow a week earlier against Scotland.

Oct 28, 2015

Rugby final just the tip of Australia-New Zealand rivalry

LONDON (Reuters) – They’re the best of friends and the worst of enemies and Australia and New Zealand wouldn’t want it any other way.

Like a lot of neighbours, the two nations have a deep and enduring love-hate relationship, although what binds them is much stronger than what divides them.

Oct 28, 2015

Rugby-Rugby final just the tip of Australia-New Zealand rivalry

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – They’re the best of friends and the worst of enemies and Australia and New Zealand wouldn’t want it any other way.

Like a lot of neighbours, the two nations have a deep and enduring love-hate relationship, although what binds them is much stronger than what divides them.

Oct 28, 2015

Genia rediscovers form at right time for Wallabies

LONDON (Reuters) – Will Genia may be the smallest player in the Australia rugby team but the scrumhalf remains one of the most important.

Every great rugby team needs a great halfback and it is no coincidence that Wallabies’ inspiring run to Saturday’s World Cup final against New Zealand has come at the same time as Genia’s own return to form.

Oct 28, 2015

Rugby-Genia rediscovers form at right time for Wallabies

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Will Genia may be the smallest player in the Australia rugby team but the scrumhalf remains one of the most important.

Every great rugby team needs a great halfback and it is no coincidence that Wallabies’ inspiring run to Saturday’s World Cup final against New Zealand has come at the same time as Genia’s own return to form.

Oct 28, 2015

Moore’s leadership qualities helping Wallabies at World Cup

LONDON (Reuters) – When the newly appointed Australia coach Michael Cheika was hatching his plans for the Rugby World Cup, he knew one of his most important appointments would be choosing the right captain.

Cheika wanted a strong leader who had the respect of all his team mates and could drive the cultural changes he wanted to bring into the squad.

Oct 28, 2015

Rugby-Moore’s leadership qualities helping Wallabies at World Cup

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – When the newly appointed Australia coach Michael Cheika was hatching his plans for the Rugby World Cup, he knew one of his most important appointments would be choosing the right captain.

Cheika wanted a strong leader who had the respect of all his team mates and could drive the cultural changes he wanted to bring into the squad.

Oct 27, 2015

Defence looms as key to World Cup final, say Wallabies

LONDON (Reuters) – For all the flair and attacking instincts that Australia and New Zealand have, the Wallabies believe defence is still looming as the decisive factor in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final.

Both teams may well embrace the running game and boast players who can score tries from anywhere but if the tradition of previous World Cup finals is followed, the title is more likely to be decided by tackling.

Oct 27, 2015

Rugby-Defence looms as key to World Cup final, say Wallabies

LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – For all the flair and attacking instincts that Australia and New Zealand have, the Wallabies believe defence is still looming as the decisive factor in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final.

Both teams may well embrace the running game and boast players who can score tries from anywhere but if the tradition of previous World Cup finals is followed, the title is more likely to be decided by tackling.

Oct 27, 2015

Battered Pocock ready for the fight of his life

LONDON (Reuters) – With two blackened eyes, bruises and cuts on his cheeks, and a swollen, broken nose streaming with blood, David Pocock’s commitment to Australia’s Rugby World Cup campaign is plain to see.

It’s not just his mangled face though. His whole body is aching from the battering he has taken over the past six weeks and he has a calf injury that is being managed day to day.

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