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Encyclopedia > Australia national rugby union team
Australia
Union Australian Rugby Union
Nickname(s) Wallabies
Emblem(s) the Wallaby
Coach Flag of Australia John Connolly
Captain Stirling Mortlock
Most caps George Gregan (137)
Top scorer Michael Lynagh (911)
Most tries David Campese (64)
Team colours Team colours Team colours
Team colours
Team colours
Team colours
First international
Australia Flag of the United Kingdom 13 - 3 Flag of the United Kingdom British Isles
(24 June 1899)
Largest win
Australia  Flag of Australia 142 - 0 Flag of Namibia Namibia
(25 October 2003)
Worst defeat
South Africa  Flag of South Africa 61 - 22 Flag of Australia Australia
(23 August 1997)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1987)
Best result Champions, 1991, 1999
Flag of Australia

The Australian national rugby union team is the representative side of Australia in rugby union. The national team is nicknamed the "Wallabies" and competes annually with New Zealand and South Africa in the Tri-Nations Series, in which they also contest the Bledisloe Cup with New Zealand and the Mandela Challenge Plate with South Africa. On 2 July 2007, after an upset win over the All Blacks in the Tri Nations, Australia took second place, behind the All Blacks, in the IRB World Rankings.[1] Image File history File links Australia. ... The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is the governing body of rugby union in Australia. ... Ancient aboriginal rock painting of a wallaby in Kakadu National Park in Northern Australia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... John Connolly (26 June 1951 in Brisbane) is a rugby union coach and the current head coach of the Wallabies. ... Stirling Austin Mortlock (born 20 May 1977 in Sydney) is the current Australian Wallabies & ACT Brumbies Captain. ... A cap is an appearance for a select team, such as a school, county or international team in sports. ... For other people called Gregan, see Gregan (disambiguation). ... Michael Lynagh (born October 25, 1963) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... David Ian Campese (born October 21, 1962 in Queanbeyan), also known as Campo, is an Australian former Rugby Union player. ... Image File history File links Kit_left_arm_goldgreenlower. ... Image File history File links Kit_body_thingreenlowsidesongold. ... Image File history File links Kit_right_arm_goldgreenlower. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... First match Otago 3 - 8 Lions (as Great Britain) (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) Jonny Wilkinson taking a penalty for the Lions The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Namibia. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ... The first Rugby World Cup took place in New Zealand and Australia in 1987, and was won by New Zealand. ... This article is about the mens Rugby World Cup held in 1991. ... The 1999 Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in rugby unions professional era,[2] was hosted by Wales, with some matches also played in England, France, Scotland and Ireland. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The Tri Nations Trophy The Tri Nations Series is an annual international rugby union series held between Australias Wallabies, New Zealands All Blacks and South Africas Springboks. ... The Bledisloe Cup Rugby Unions Bledisloe Cup is contested between Australias Wallabies and New Zealands All Blacks. ... The Nelson Mandela Challenge Plate is a minor international rugby tournament, contested between Australia and South Africa. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the. ... First international  Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand  (15 August 1903) Largest win  New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan  (4 June 1995) Worst defeat  Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand  (28 August 1999) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1987 The All Blacks are New Zealands national rugby... The 2007 Tri Nations Series was an annual rugby union competition between the national teams of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... The IRB World Rankings is a ranking system for mens national teams in rugby union. ...


The Wallabies have competed in all five of the Rugby World Cups that have thus far been staged, and are currently the most successful team in the competition's history. They have won the World Cup on two occasions, in 1991 against England, and in 1999 against France, and also lost in the final match in extra time to England in the 2003 competition.[2] The Wallabies are governed by the Australian Rugby Union (ARU). Seven former Australian players have been inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. This article is about the mens Rugby World Cup held in 1991. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4–1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  England 134–0 Romania  (17 November 2001) Worst defeat  Australia 76–0 England  (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... The 1999 Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in rugby unions professional era,[2] was hosted by Wales, with some matches also played in England, France, Scotland and Ireland. ... The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth rugby union world cup. ... The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is the governing body of rugby union in Australia. ... The International Rugby Hall of Fame was created in 1997 and accepts new inductees every two years. ...

Contents

History

Origins

Further information: History of rugby union
Further information: Rugby union in Australia

In 1883, the Southern Rugby Football Union (renamed the New South Wales Rugby Union in 1892)[3] toured New Zealand becoming the first team in the world to tour overseas. The New Zealand national team toured New South Wales in 1884 — defeating New South Wales in all three matches, and winning all nine matches on tour.[4] The history of rugby union follows from various football games played long before the 19th century, but it was not until the middle of that century that rules were formulated and codified. ... Rugby union is a marginal team sport played in Australia, with its history dating back to 1864. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Official website www. ...


The first tour by a British team took place in 1888. A British Isles team toured the Australian colonies and New Zealand, though no Test matches were played.[5] Although they had representatives from all four home nations, the players were drawn mainly from England and the Scottish borders.[3] The tour was not sanctioned by the Rugby Football Union as it was organised by entrepreneurs and thus contravened the union's strict regulations pertaining to professionalism. For the toll-free telephone number see Toll-free telephone number Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... First match Otago 3 - 8 Lions (as Great Britain) (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) Jonny Wilkinson taking a penalty for the Lions The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British... Home Nations (often written as the common noun home nations) is a term used to refer to the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — collectively but as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a state. ...


In 1899 the first officially sanctioned British Isles team toured Australia. Four Tests were played between Australia and the British Isles (three in Sydney and one in Brisbane). Although all called "Australia", the teams were a representative of the colony in which the match was played. Accordingly the team wore the blue of New South Wales when playing in Sydney, and the maroon of Queensland when playing in Brisbane. The tourists won all their games except the first, which was played at the Sydney Cricket Ground and won 13–3 by Australia.[6] Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... First match Otago 3 - 8 Lions (as Great Britain) (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) Jonny Wilkinson taking a penalty for the Lions The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ...


Early 20th century

The first Test between Australia and New Zealand was played on 15 August 1903 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Despite Australia losing 22-3[7] this tour greatly increased the popularity of rugby and large crowds started attending grade matches in Sydney and Brisbane. New Zealand winger Billy Wallace scored 13 of their 22 points. is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... William Joseph Wallace (born 2 August 1878 in Wellington, New Zealand died 2 March 1972 Wellington, New Zealand), usually known as Billy Wallace was a New Zealand rugby union footballer. ...


In 1907 the New South Wales Rugby League was formed and star player Dally Messenger left the Rugby union for the rival code.[8] The next year the first Australian team to tour the British Isles left Sydney under the name of 'Rabbits'.[9] The players thought this name derogatory and replaced it with 'Wallabies'.[10] The 1908 tour coincided with the London Olympic Games in which rugby union was a sport. The Australian team won the gold medal by defeating Cornwall, the English county champions representing Great Britain.[11] When the team returned home more than half of them joined professional rugby league clubs.[12] The New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in New South Wales. ... Herbert Henry Dally Messenger (born April 12, 1883 in Balmain, New South Wales, died November 24, 1959) was an Australian rugby league footballer, recognised as one of that games greatest ever players. ... The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IV Olympiad, were held in 1908 in London, England. ... A postcard of the rugby event at the 1924 Olympics. ...


Australia's last Test before World War I was against New Zealand in July 1914. The war had a very negative effect on rugby union in Australia. The sport's authorities decided it was unpatriotic to play rugby while thousands of young Australian men were being sent overseas to fight. This resulted in competitions all but closed down in New South Wales and Queensland. In Queensland regular competitions did not commence again until 1928. As a result players switched in to rugby league in large numbers.


During the 1920s the only representative team available for international opponents was the New South Wales Waratahs; all thirty-nine internationals played by them have been accorded Test status. In 1921 South Africa visited Australia and New Zealand for the first time — winning all three tests in Australia. The most famous Waratahs' team was the 1927/28 Waratahs who toured the United Kingdom, France and North America. They introduced a style of open, running rugby rarely seen before. They won 24 and drew two of their 31 official matches. When the selectors sat down to choose the immortal 1927/8 Waratahs, they picked no less than seven from the Drummoyne Rugby Club.


The re-emergence of The Queensland Rugby Union in 1928/9 immediately made a forceful impact on the performances of the Australian team, which that year defeated New Zealand in all 3 Tests for the first time. In 1931, the then Governor General of New Zealand, Lord Bledisloe donated a rugby trophy to foster sporting ties between Australia and New Zealand. Bearing his name, the Bledisloe Cup was established. The inaugural competition was won by New Zealand two games to one. The Bledisloe Cup Rugby Unions Bledisloe Cup is contested between Australias Wallabies and New Zealands All Blacks. ...


The Wallabies made their first tour to South Africa in 1933 for a four Test series, which was won by South Africa three games to one. Australia won the Bledisloe Cup for the first time in 1934. The tour of the 1939 Wallabies was cancelled as war was declared a day after the team arrived in England; two weeks later they returned home.


Post war

The first Test to following World War Two was played at Carisbrook, Dunedin between Australia and New Zealand in 1946, which New Zealand won 31–8. Australia did not win on the three match tour; beaten 20–0 by New Zealand Maori, and then losing 14–10 to the All Blacks the following week. The Wallabies embarked on a tour of the home nations throughout 1947/48. In the four Tests against the Home nations, the Australian try line was never crossed; with England and Wales being held scoreless. The successful tour fell short of an undefeated run when the Wallabies lost to France in their last match, in Paris. Players on the rise included Trevor Allan, Cyril Burke and Nicholas Shehadie.[13] For the village on the Isle of Wight, see Carisbrooke. ... Dunedin (ÅŒtepoti in Maori) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the region of Otago. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Trevor Allan was a dual-code rugby player who captained Australia in union before switching to league with English club Leigh after the Second World War. ... Sir Nicholas Michael Shehadie, AC, OBE, (born 15 November 1926) was the former Lord Mayor of Sydney (1973-1975) and ex-Wallaby Captain in the Australia national rugby union team. ...


After returning from the successful European tour, the Wallabies hosted the New Zealand Maori in a three match series in 1949; both sides winning once, with one draw. In September of that year, the Wallabies played the All Blacks twice in New Zealand, losing the first at Athletic Park, but beating them at Eden Park in the second.[14] The British Isles toured Australia in 1950, and won both of the Tests against the Wallabies. The following year Australia fell to a three Test whitewash to the All Blacks. The Wallabies won in July 1952, defeating Fiji at the Sydney Cricket Ground — they then lost the second Test to Fiji by two points. Australia managed to beat the All Blacks at Lancaster Park after the Fijian series; however they lost the second Test. Athletic Park can refer to many places with this name some of them are: Athletic Park (Indianapolis) Athletic Park (Minneapolis) Athletic Park (Washington) Athletic Park (Wausau) Athletic Park (Wellington) Athletic Park (Medicine Hat) Category: ... Eden Park is the main sports ground in Auckland, New Zealand for both rugby union during winter, and cricket in summer. ... The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) (, ) is a cricket stadium in Sydney. ... Jade Stadium, formerly known as Lancaster Park is a sports stadium situated in Christchurch. ...


In 1953 Australia toured South Africa for the second time and although they lost the series they were given a standing ovation after defeating South Africa 18-14 in the second Test at Newlands. Wallaby Captain John Solomon was carried off the field by two South African players. This was the first Springbok defeat for 15 years. In 1957-58 they became the only one of the southern hemisphere sides to have lose to all four Home nations in one tour. They also lost to France on the same tour.


1960s

The first match of the new decade was the win over Fiji at the SCG in the first match of a three Test series during 1961. This was followed by a second win, but Fiji grabbed a draw in the third Test. The Wallabies then headed to South Africa, where they lost to the Springboks in Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg. After returning home, they faced France at the SCG, who beat them 15–8. Port Elizabeth is a city in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, at 33°58′ S 25°36′ E. The city is located on Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ...


In 1962, the Wallabies played the All Blacks five times and lost all but a 9-all draw at Athletic Park. After defeating England 18–9 in 1963 in Sydney, the Wallabies beat the Springboks in consecutive Tests in South Africa; the first team to do so since the 1896 British team.


Fewer tests were played throughout the mid-1960s, with the Wallabies only playing the a three Test series against All Blacks in 1964. They won the third Test after losing the first two. The following year Australia hosted the Springboks for two Tests, winning 18–11 and 12–8. This was their first ever series win over South Africa and first over a major nation since 1934.


The British Isles came the following year, defeating the Wallabies 11–8 at the SCG, before hammering them 31–0 in Brisbane. Australia left for Europe in that December where a 14–11 victory over Wales was followed by a slim 11–5 defeat of Scotland. The tour continued into the following year where Australia defeated England 23–11 before losing to Ireland 15–8 and France 20–14. Australia then hosted Ireland, who beat them again in Sydney. This was followed by a 20 point loss to the All Blacks. The following year, the Wallabies lost to the All Blacks by just one point, and defeated France by the same margin for their last win of the decade. After losing to Ireland and Scotland on tour, Australia hosted Wales who also defeated them.


1970s

Australia played Scotland in 1970 and won by 20 points. The 1971 South African tour of Australia took place the next season. Protests were held around Australia and in Queensland a state of emergency was issued in advance of one of the Tests. Australia toured France in November of that year; defeating France in Toulouse, but losing the second Test in Paris. France then visited Australia in June of 1972 and played a two Test series where they won one and drew one. The Wallabies then played three Test series against the All Blacks in New Zealand—losing all three. The Wallabies stopped over in Suva to play Fiji on their return, where they won their only Test of the year. The 1971 Springbok tour was a controversial six-week rugby union tour by the South African national team to Australia. ... A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government, may work to alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors, or may order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. ... Suva is the capital city of Fiji. ...


The following year the Wallabies hosted Tonga, and after winning the first Test, they lost 11–16 at Ballymore in their second. The Wallabies also had a short tour of the United Kingdom in November where they lost 24–0 to Wales, and 20–3 to England. In 1974, Australia hosted the All Blacks for a three Test series—losing two, but drawing in Brisbane.


In 1975 Australia defeated England in a two Test series at home. The Wallabies then played Japan for the first time; defeating them by 30 points in the first of two matches, and then winning 50 to 25 in the second. They then travelled to the Northern hemisphere for matches against Scotland and Wales where they were not able to score a try in either of their losses. The tour continued into 1976, and Australia lost to England at Twickenham, but were able to defeat the Ireland at Lansdowne Road. On their way home the Wallabies played one more match—in Los Angeles against the United States. Australia won 24–12. In June of that year, Australia hosted Fiji for a three Test series and won all three. The Wallabies finished the year with two Tests against France in France, but lost both of them. There were no Wallaby tests played in 1977.


Wales toured Australia in 1978, and Australia defeated them 18–8 at Ballymore, and then again by two points at the SCG. This was followed by a three match series with the All Blacks. Although New Zealand won the first two, Australia defeated them in the last Test at Eden Park with Greg Cornelsen scoring four tries. The following year Ireland visited Australia and defeated the Wallabies in two Tests. Following this Australia hosted the All Blacks for a single Test at the SCG which the Wallabies won 12–6. Australia then left for Argentina for two Tests. After going down 24–13 in the first, the Wallabies finished the decade by defeating Argentina 17–12 in Buenos Aires. Greg Cornesen (born 29 August 1952 in Sydney) is a former Australian rugby union footballer, who was capped 25 times for the national team, the Wallabies from 1974 to 1982. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ...


1980s

In 1980 Australia won the Bledisloe Cup for only the fourth time—defeating New Zealand 2–1 in a three match series in Australia. This was the start of a successful era for the Wallabies. In 1984 Australia toured the Home nations with a young side and new coach Alan Jones. The 1984 Wallabies became the first team from Australia to achieve a Grand Slam after defeating all four Home Nations; England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland as well as defeating a strong Barbarians side. The tour signalled the emergence of the Wallabies as a serious force on the world stage. Many records were established on the tour including; 100 points being scored in the four Tests—the highest amount scored by a touring team to the United Kingdom and Ireland, the first ever push-over try conceded by Wales in Cardiff, Mark Ella scoring a try in each match—a feat never before achieved. Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The Bledisloe Cup Rugby Unions Bledisloe Cup is contested between Australias Wallabies and New Zealands All Blacks. ... This article is about the year. ... Home Nations (often written as the common noun home nations) is a term used to refer to the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — collectively but as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a state. ... Alan Belford Jones AO (born 13 April 1941 or 1943[2]) is an Australian radio broadcaster, former rugby union and rugby league coach and administrator. ... A Grand Slam can be completed in two ways in rugby union. ... The original Barbarians Barbarian Football Club, typically referred to as Barbarians and nicknamed the Baa_Baas, are an invitational rugby union team. ... Mark Ella In Action Mark Ella was born on Friday, June 5th, 1959. ...


In 1986 the Wallabies toured New Zealand in a three match series for the Bledisloe Cup. New Zealand rugby was in turmoil as an unofficial team named The Cavaliers that contained the bulk of the All Blacks players toured South Africa. On return those All Blacks who had toured with The Cavaliers were banned from selection for the first Bledisloe Test. Australia went on to win the first match by 13–12. The ban on players was lifted for the second Test which was played on 23 August 1986 at Carisbrook. New Zealand squared the series 1–1 by winning the match 13–12. The match included controversy when Welsh referee Derek Bevan disallowed a try by Wallabies number 8 Steve Tuynman. The final match was played on 6 September 1986 at Eden Park. Australia beat a full strength New Zealand team 22–9 to secure their first series win on New Zealand soil. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The Bledisloe Cup Rugby Unions Bledisloe Cup is contested between Australias Wallabies and New Zealands All Blacks. ... The Cavaliers are a Division I drum and bugle corps based in Rosemont, Illinois and founded in 1948, and are a member corps of Drum Corps International. ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Wallabies went into the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987 confident. However, the semi-final against France at Sydney's Concord Oval, was lost 30–26. Australia then lost the third-fourth playoff match against Wales. While the Wallabies' performances over the three years under coach Alan Jones were of a high standard, Jones had a polarising effect on the team with many players unhappy with his management style. Mark Ella, who retired after the 1984 stated he may not have retired had Jones not been coach. Notably, there were deep ructions between coach Alan Jones and influential half-back Nick Farr-Jones. Preceding to and during the 1987 World Cup Alan Jones increased his activities outside coaching the Wallabies; including radio broadcasting. Players have suggested that Jones was paying too much attention to these pursuits to the detriment of his coaching role. Following the World Cup Jones was removed as coach and Bob Dwyer—who had coached the Wallabies in 1982 and 1983—returned to coach in 1988. The William Webb Ellis Trophy, the main prize of the Rugby Union World Cup The Rugby World Cup is the premier international Rugby Union contest in the world, first held jointly in Australia and New Zealand in 1987, a full 33 years after the first Rugby League World Cup and... The first Rugby World Cup took place in New Zealand and Australia in 1987, and was won by New Zealand. ... Concord Oval is a multi-use stadium in Sydney, Australia. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Bob Dwyer (born 29 November 1940) coached Australia to victory at the 1991 Rugby Union World Cup. ...


In 1989 the British and Irish Lions toured Australia for the first time since 1966. After winning the first Test, Australia lost the second and third matches to lose the series 1–2. Bob Dwyer identified a lack of forward dominance as a major contributing factor to the loss and entered the 1990s with an aim to improve this facet of the Wallaby game. First match Otago 3 - 8 Lions (as Great Britain) (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) Jonny Wilkinson taking a penalty for the Lions The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British...


1990s

The team regrouped and then went into the 1991 World Cup with a renewed attitude. In the pool games they beat Argentina, cruised to a 38–3 win over Wales, and beat Samoa 9–3 in a rain soaked game. During the quarter-final match against Ireland the Wallabies were never able to pull away from them. With seconds on the clock the Ireland were up 18–15 before Michael Lynagh scored in the corner to break defeat Ireland and qualified for the semi-final against New Zealand. In the first half they raced to a 13–3 lead and then showed they could defend as the All Blacks pounded their line. They faced England in the final at Twickenham. With the aid of a sledging campaign—a lot of it by David Campese—where the Australians fuelled claims they could not play a running game, England foolishly changed their game plan. It was unsuccessful and Australia battled out a 12–6 win. Victory parades were held back in Australia for the Wallabies. Results of The 1991 Rugby World Cup. ... Michael Lynagh (born October 25, 1963) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers[1]) is a stadium located in Twickenham, a suburb of south-west London (in the historic county of Middlesex). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... David Ian Campese (born October 21, 1962 in Queanbeyan), also known as Campo, is an Australian former Rugby Union player. ...


The decade was one of the most important in the creation of the modern game. The Wallabies' defence of the World Cup in South Africa in 1995 opening with defeat to the home side. Pool play was followed by an exit in the quarter-final against England and the boot of Rob Andrew. This was Australia's worst ever World Cup result. The Tri-Nations and Super 12 tournaments were established that year, and started in 1996. This pushed the game into professionalism. In response to rugby's move to professionalism, the Rugby Union Players' Association of Australia (RUPA) was established in October 1995 to safeguard the interests of Australia's professional rugby players. 1995 Rugby Union World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Tri Nations Trophy The Tri Nations Series is an annual international rugby union series held between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... Super 14, or Super 12 as it was known from 1996 through 2005, is a Rugby Union championship competed for by teams from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. ... A profession is a specialized work function within society, generally performed by a professional. ...


Greg Smith was national coach in 1996 and 1997 when Australia only won two of their eight Tri-Nations Tests—both over South Africa in Australia. Rod Macqueen was appointed as Smith's successor and in 1998 the Wallabies won both their Tests over the All Blacks to gain the Bledisloe Cup. They retained the Bledisloe in 1999 when they defeated the All Blacks by a record 28–7 in Sydney. Greg Smith was the former international rugby union coach of both the Australian national rugby union team (known widely as the Wallabies) and the Fijian national rugby union team. ... Rod Macqueen was the Head Coach for the Australian Rugby Union Team. ...


In the 1999 World Cup the Wallabies won their pool and conceded only 31 points before facing Wales in their quarter final. They won 24–9 before winning the semi-final 27–21 against defending champions South Africa. The semi-final was won after a memorable drop goal in extra time by fly-half Stephen Larkham (his first drop goal attempt in a Test match). The final against France at Millennium Stadium was easily won by 35–12; with the majority of points courtesy of fullback and goalkicker Matt Burke. The 1999 Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in rugby unions professional era,[2] was hosted by Wales, with some matches also played in England, France, Scotland and Ireland. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Stephen Larkham (born 29 May 1974, Canberra) is an Australian rugby union footballer with the Brumbies in the Super 14 and the Wallabies at international level. ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff, and is used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Date of Birth: 26 March 1973 Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Height: 1. ...


New millennium

A line-out during Ireland against Australia in 2006.
A line-out during Ireland against Australia in 2006.

In 2000 Australia retained the Bledisloe Cup, and won the Tri Nations for the first time. They repeated this in 2001 and also achieved their first ever series win over the British and Irish Lions. MacQueen, and captain John Eales both retired soon after this. They were replaced by coach Eddie Jones and captain George Gregan. This period also saw big-money signings of top-level Rugby league players Mat Rogers, Wendell Sailor, and Lote Tuqiri—all of whom went on to represent the Wallabies. This was a contrast to much of the previous century where many Rugby union players were lured to league with large salaries. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2851 × 1901 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2851 × 1901 pixel, file size: 2. ... First match Otago 3 - 8 Lions (as Great Britain) (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) Jonny Wilkinson taking a penalty for the Lions The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British... John Eales AM (born 27 June 1970) is a former Australian rugby union footballer and arguably the most successful captain in the history of Australian Rugby. ... Eddie Jones (born January 30, 1960 in Burnie, Tasmania of a Japanese mother and an Australian father) is a rugby union coach and former player. ... For other people called Gregan, see Gregan (disambiguation). ... Wally Lewis passing the ball in Rugby League State of Origin. ... Mat S. Rogers (born 1 February 1976 in Sydney, New South Wales) is a current Australian rugby league player and former rugby union player — a dual international. ... Wendell Jermaine Sailor (born 16 July 1974 in Sarina, Queensland) is a former Australian representative rugby footballer who represented his country in both rugby union and rugby league- a dual code international. ... Lote Tuqiri (born 23 September, 1979 in Namatakula, Fiji) is an Australian rugby union player and former rugby league player. ...


After not retaining the Tri-Nations in 2002, and losing the Bledisloe Cup in 2003 Australia made a strong start to their 2003 World Cup campaign with a 24–8 win over Argentina, and two large victories over Namibia and Romania. They then narrowly defeated Ireland 17–16 and defeated Scotland 33–16 in their quarter-final. They claimed one of their greatest victories over New Zealand when they upset them in the semi-final winning 22–10, promting an idiotic moment of hubris from George Gregan, who taunted the New Zealanders with the words "Four more years boys, four more years".[15] They played England in a thrilling final and were finally defeated after England's Jonny Wilkinson kicked a drop goal in extra time. The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth rugby union world cup. ... Jonathan Peter Jonny Wilkinson OBE (born 25 May 1979 in Frimley, Surrey) is an English rugby union player and member of the England rugby union team. ... A drop kick is someones dropping a ball and then kicking it when it bounces off the ground. ...


In 2005 to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the professionalism of rugby union the Wallaby Team of the Decade was announced. John Eales being named captain by a selection panel of 30. Following the 2005 European tour, media outlets such as the Daily Telegraph called for the sacking of both Eddie Jones and George Gregan. Former coach Alan Jones also called for their sacking. The record of eight losses from their last nine Tests resulted in Jones being fired by the Australian Rugby Union. To celebrate 10 years of professional rugby union, Australian Rugby celebrated the occasion with the announcement in 2005 of the Wallaby Team of the Decade. ...


John Connolly was named as the head-coach of Australia in early 2006. The Wallabies won both of two Tests against England in 2006, as well as a subsequent win over Ireland. Australia lost by 20 points in their opening Tri-Nations fixture against the All Blacks. They then defeated South Africa in Brisbane by 49–0. They won one of their remaining four matches of the tournament. Following defeat to England in the Quarter-Finals of the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Connolly announced he was resigning as head-coach. John Connolly (26 June 1951 in Brisbane) is a rugby union coach and the current head coach of the Wallabies. ...


Strip

The Australian nation rugby union team strip
The Australian nation rugby union team strip

The Wallabies play in Australia's traditional sporting colours of green and gold. Before there was a national jersey in place, the Wallabies would play in the jersey of the state the game was being held.[16] The Australian Coat of Arms would often replace the state logo on the jersey, a variety of these colours were used in a number of matches in the early 1900s.[16] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 2. ...


In 1928 governing bodies agreed that "the Australian amateur representative colours of green and yellow, should be adopted".[16] The following year the All Blacks came to Australia, and the jersey worn was emerald green with the Australian Coat of Arms; with green socks with bars on the top.[16] The jersey remained the same, with a few variations, mainly throughout the 1930s.[16] In 1961 a gold jersey was used for a South African tour (to prevent a clash with the South African colours), and the gold has remained ever since.[16]


The company's design for the Wallabies' 2007 World cup jersey is more controversial, and features a curved tan-coloured panel across the chest resembling the shape of a bra.[17] This led the Sydney Morning Herald's chief rugby correspondent to publish a satire in his column comparing it to Kramer and Frank Costanza's infamous man bra from Seinfeld.[18] Bra - front Bra - back A brassiere ( ; , commonly referred to as a bra, ) is an article of clothing that covers, supports, and elevates the breasts. ... ... // Look up Krämer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Frank Costanza (played by Jerry Stiller) is a fictional character on the US television sitcom Seinfeld (1989-1998). ... The Doorman is the one-hundred and fourth episode of the hit NBC sitcom Seinfeld. ... Seinfeld can refer to: Seinfeld - a popular TV series that ran 1989-1998. ...


Wallabies

The nickname "Wallabies" is in reference to the wallaby—a marsupial that is widely distributed throughout Australia. The name has its origins during first United Kingdom and North America tour by the Australian team in 1908.[19] New Zealand had just completed a tour, and the English media dubbed their team the "All Blacks" in reference to their black attire.[19] It was suggested by the media that Australia should too have a nickname. Rabbits was apparently one of the names suggested, though this was turned down as they did not want the national team to represent an imported pest.[19] They opted for the native Wallaby instead.[19] At first it was only touring parties that were nicknamed the Wallabies; when Australia played domestically, they were referred to as internationals.[19] Today all Australian internationals are called Wallabies. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Ancient aboriginal rock painting of a wallaby in Kakadu National Park in Northern Australia. ... Ancient aboriginal rock painting of a wallaby in Kakadu National Park in Northern Australia. ... For other uses, see Rabbit (disambiguation). ...


Record

Tri Nations

The Wallabies playing the All Blacks.
The Wallabies playing the All Blacks.

The Wallabies' only annual tournament is the Tri-Nations played against New Zealand and South Africa—it has been contested since 1996. They have won the competition twice, in 2000 and 2001. The Wallabies' greatest rivals are the All Blacks (New Zealand) with whom they have contested the Bledisloe Cup since 1932. The Bledisloe Cup is now contested during the Tri-Nations. The longest time the Wallabies have held the Bledisloe is five years; between 1998 to 2002.[20] The Mandela Challenge Plate is also contested between South Africa and Australia during the Tri Nations. Image File history File links All_Blacks_Wallabies. ... Image File history File links All_Blacks_Wallabies. ... First international  Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand  (15 August 1903) Largest win  New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan  (4 June 1995) Worst defeat  Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand  (28 August 1999) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1987 The All Blacks are New Zealands national rugby... The Bledisloe Cup Rugby Unions Bledisloe Cup is contested between Australias Wallabies and New Zealands All Blacks. ... The Nelson Mandela Challenge Plate is a minor international rugby tournament, contested between Australia and South Africa. ...

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points
Table
points
Championships
played won drawn lost for against difference
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 50 35 0 15 1364 983 +381 23 163 8
Flag of Australia Australia 50 20 1 29 1055 1140 -95 25 107 2
Flag of South Africa South Africa 50 19 1 30 1006 1292 -286 17 95 2

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World Cup

Webb Ellis Cup
Webb Ellis Cup
Main article: Australia at the Rugby World Cup

Australia has appeared at every Rugby World Cup since the first tournament in 1987. The Wallabies are the most successful nation at the World Cup, being the only nation to have won the Webb Ellis Cup more than once, winning it twice; in 1991 and 1999 and have appeared in more finals than any other with three appearances. Australia co-hosted the 1987 event with New Zealand. They were grouped with England, the United States and Japan in Pool A. In their first ever World Cup match, Australia defeated England 19-6 at Concord Oval in Sydney. The Wallabies defeated their other pool opponents to finish the top of their group and advance to the quarter finals where they defeated Ireland 33-15. They were knocked out by France in the semi-finals, and then lost the third place match against Wales. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Australian national rugby union team, known as the Wallabies, are the only team to have won two Rugby World Cups. ... For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ... The first Rugby World Cup took place in New Zealand and Australia in 1987, and was won by New Zealand. ... The Webb Ellis Cup. ...


Being finalists of the 1987 tournament, the Wallabies automatically qualified for the 1991 World Cup in Europe. Australia again finished at the top of their pool, defeating Western Samoa, Wales and Argentina during the group stages. They met Ireland yet again in the quarter finals, defeating them by one point to go through to the semi-finals, where they defeated the All Blacks 18-6 to qualify for their first World Cup final. Australia defeated England 12-6 at Twickenham to become world champions. Australia were again automatically qualified for the 1995 World Cup in South Africa. Australia finished second in their pool, losing one game to hosts South Africa. They were then knocked out in the quarter finals by England. This article is about the mens Rugby World Cup held in 1991. ... The 1995 Rugby World Cup was the third Rugby World Cup. ...


The Wallabies finished at the top of their group at the 1999 World Cup in Wales, defeating Ireland, Romania and the United States during the group stages. After defeating hosts Wales in the semi finals, they defeated defending champions South Africa 27-21 to make it to the final. There they defeated France 35 to 12, becoming the first nation to win the World Cup more than once. Australia solely hosted the tournament in 2003, and went undefeated in Pool A, defeating Ireland, Argentina, Romania and Namibia. The Wallabies defeated Scotland in the quarter finals, and then the All Blacks in what was regarded as an upset in the semi-finals, to go to the final. England won the final after extra time with a Jonny Wilkinson drop goal. The 1999 Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in rugby unions professional era,[2] was hosted by Wales, with some matches also played in England, France, Scotland and Ireland. ... The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth rugby union world cup. ... First international  Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand  (15 August 1903) Largest win  New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan  (4 June 1995) Worst defeat  Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand  (28 August 1999) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1987 The All Blacks are New Zealands national rugby... Jonathan Peter Jonny Wilkinson OBE (born 25 May 1979 in Frimley, Surrey) is an English rugby union player and member of the England rugby union team. ...


The Wallabies again finished first in their group at the 2007 World Cup in France, after recording wins over Japan, Wales, Fiji and Canada. They were at the time the 2nd ranked team in the World, and the only team to have beaten the favourites New Zealand that year. However, they only progressed to the quarter finals where they were eliminated one again by England 12-10, largely thanks again to Jonny Wilkinson's successful attempts at penalties. The loss was widely regarded as an upset, especially as England had only finished 2nd in their pool and were ranked 7th, and equaled their worst finish at a world cup. The victory, Englands third on the spin, means that England get to keep Australia. Commentators lamented George Gregan and Steve Larkham's inclusion in the squad. The 2007 Rugby World Cup is the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. ...


Overall

Australia have won 238 of their 459 matches played, a win record of 51.85%.[21] When the World Rankings were introduced by the IRB in 2003 Australia were ranked fourth. During November 2003 Australia briefly occupied second before falling to third by December that year. After falling to fourth in 2006, Australia rose again to third by November 2006. Australia has been ranked number two in the world since then.[22] The IRB World Rankings is a ranking system for mens national teams in rugby union. ...


Australia contests a number of other trophies outside the Tri-Nations, Bledisloe Cup and World Cup. Since 1997 the winner of England-Australia encounters have been awarded the Cook Cup, and since 1999 the winner of Ireland-Australia Tests have won the Lansdowne Cup, with France since 1989, the Trophée des Bicentenaires is contested, and against Wales since 2007, the James Bevan Trophy is contested, and with Scotland since 1998, the Hopetoun Cup is awarded. The 2006 match between Australia and England at Telstra Dome. ... Lansdowne Cup The Lansdowne Cup is a rugby union trophy. ... To celebrate the bi-centenaries of Australia and France, in 1988 and 1989 respectively, the French Rugby Union donated the Trophée des Bicentenaires to be played in perpetuity between the two countries. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Hopetoun Cup was established as a perpetual rugby union trophy between Australia and Scotland in 1998. ...


Their Test match record against all nations, updated to 08 October 2007, is as follows:[21] October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the. ...

Nation Games Won Lost Drawn Percentage of wins
Flag of Argentina Argentina 17 12 4 1 70.59%
Barbarians 9 6 3 0 66.67%
 British and Irish Lions 20 5 15 0 25%
Flag of Canada Canada 5 5 0 0 100%
Flag of England England 35 20 14 1 57.14%
Flag of Fiji Fiji 18 15 2 1 83.33%
Flag of France France 36 18 16 2 50.00%
Flag of Ireland Ireland 26 18 8 0 69.23%
Flag of Italy Italy 9 9 0 0 100%
Flag of Japan Japan 4 4 0 0 100%
Flag of South Korea Korea 1 1 0 0 100%
Flag of Namibia Namibia 1 1 0 0 100%
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 128 38 82 5 29.69%
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Māori[23] 16 8 6 2 50%
 Pacific Islanders 1 1 0 0 100%
Flag of Romania Romania 3 3 0 0 100%
Flag of Samoa Samoa 4 4 0 0 100%
Flag of Scotland Scotland 25 18 7 0 72.00%
Flag of South Africa South Africa 62 24 35 1 38.71%
Flag of Spain Spain 1 1 0 0 100%
Flag of Tonga Tonga 4 3 1 0 75%
Flag of the United States United States 6 6 0 0 100%
Flag of Wales Wales 27 17 9 1 62.96%
Total 459 238 207 14 51.85%

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Players & Coaching Staff

Current squad

The squad for the mid-year Tests and the 2007 Tri-Nations:[24] The 2007 Tri Nations Series was an annual rugby union competition between the national teams of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ...


Coaching Staff

Head Coach - John Connolly
Defensive Coach - John Muggleton
Backs Coach - Scott Johnson
Forwards Coach - Michael Foley
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Notable players

Seven former Wallabies have been inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame; David Campese, Ken Catchpole, John Eales, Mark Ella, Nick Farr-Jones, Tim Horan and Michael Lynagh.[25] ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (888x1184, 125 KB) National portrait gallery old parliament house in Canberra, Australia. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (888x1184, 125 KB) National portrait gallery old parliament house in Canberra, Australia. ... David Ian Campese (born October 21, 1962 in Queanbeyan), also known as Campo, is an Australian former Rugby Union player. ... The International Rugby Hall of Fame was created in 1997 and accepts new inductees every two years. ... David Ian Campese (born October 21, 1962 in Queanbeyan), also known as Campo, is an Australian former Rugby Union player. ... Ken Catchpole (in Paddington in 1939) is a former Australian rugby union footballer. ... John Eales AM (born 27 June 1970) is a former Australian rugby union footballer and arguably the most successful captain in the history of Australian Rugby. ... Mark Ella In Action Mark Ella was born on Friday, June 5th, 1959. ... Nick Farr-Jones is a former rugby union player from Australia. ... Tim Horan (born 18 May 1970) is a former Australian rugby union footballer. ... Michael Lynagh (born October 25, 1963) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ...


Individual records

Former captain George Gregan is Australia's, as well as the world's most capped player in the history of rugby with 139 Test caps, and also recently equalled the record for the most caps as captain with Will Carling, 59 caps. David Campese scored a record 64 Test tries in his career, and Michael Lynagh has scored the most career Test points with 911 points. For other people called Gregan, see Gregan (disambiguation). ... William Carling OBE (born December 12, 1965) is a former Rugby union player, and captain of England from 1988 to 1996. ... David Ian Campese (born October 21, 1962 in Queanbeyan), also known as Campo, is an Australian former Rugby Union player. ... Michael Lynagh (born October 25, 1963) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ...


The longest winning streak by Australia was produced in the early 1990s, and started at the 1991 World Cup in England, with three pool wins, and subsequent quarter-final and semi-final victories over Ireland and the All Blacks respectively. This was followed by the win over England in the final. The streak continued into the following year, for two matches against Scotland and the All Blacks, lasting in total, 10 games. Similarly, the Australian record for the losses in a row is also 10 games, which was sustained from a period from 1899 to 1907, including two British Isles tours, and losses to the All Blacks. This article is about the mens Rugby World Cup held in 1991. ... First match Otago 3 - 8 Lions (as Great Britain) (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) Jonny Wilkinson taking a penalty for the Lions The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British...


The largest winning margin for the Wallabies was produced at the 2003 World Cup, in which they defeated Namibia 142 points to nil during the pool stages, the match is also the largest number of points scored by Australia. The largest loss, as well as the largest number of points scored against Australia, was by the then world champions South Africa, whom defeated Australia 66 points to 22 in 1997. The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth rugby union world cup. ...


Home grounds

The opening match of the 2003 World Cup at Telstra Stadium.
The opening match of the 2003 World Cup at Telstra Stadium.

The Wallabies play at a variety of stadiums around the country. Some of these include Subiaco Oval in Perth, Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Telstra Stadium in Sydney, and the MCG and Telstra Dome in Melbourne. Image File history File links World_Cup_Telstra_stadium. ... Image File history File links World_Cup_Telstra_stadium. ... The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth rugby union world cup. ... Subiaco Oval (, ) is the major sports stadium in Perth, Western Australia. ... Suncorp Stadium, formerly known as Lang Park, is a rectangular sporting stadium located in the Brisbane suburb of Milton, Queensland, Australia. ... This page is for Telstra Stadium, Sydney. ... Joseph McG McGinty Nichol (born November 30, 1968) is an American film producer and director. ... This page is for Telstra Dome, Melbourne. ...


A variety of venues were used around Australia for the 2003 Rugby World Cup matches. The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth rugby union world cup. ...


Some of the earlier stadiums that were traditionally used for Wallabies matches, included Sydney's Concord Oval and the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Sports Ground, as well as Ballymore and the Exhibition Ground in Brisbane. It was the SCG that hosted the first ever Australian international, against Great Britain, in 1899. Ballymore Stadium is the name of a Rugby Union stadium which is also the home of Queensland Rugby. ...


See also

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Notes

  1. ^ IRB World Rankings. irb.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-05.
  2. ^ 1991 World Cup 1991. BBC Sport. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.
  3. ^ a b Reason (1979), pg 46.
  4. ^ in New South Wales. allblacks.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  5. ^ Fagan, Sean. Rugby in the Colony of New South Wales. colonialrugby.com.au. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  6. ^ 1899 – Australia. lionsrugby.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  7. ^ 1st All Black Test: 45th All Black Game. allblacks.com. Retrieved on 2006-10-30.
  8. ^ Australian rugby. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 2006-08-05.
  9. ^ Reason (1979), pg 58.
  10. ^ Fagan, Sean. Club Histories - New Speculations. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  11. ^ Bill Mallon and Ian Buchanan (2000). The 1908 Olympic Games - Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0598-8. 
  12. ^ Fagan, Sean. The Founding of Rugby League in Australia & New Zealand. rl1908.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  13. ^ Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE. rugby.com.au. Retrieved on 2007-05-22.
  14. ^ 67th All Black Test: 362nd All Black Game. allblacks.com. Retrieved on 2006-09-08.
  15. ^ "All set for World Cup semis", worldcupweb.com, 2003-11-14. Retrieved on 2006-11-15. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f History of the Australian Jersey. rugby.com.au. Retrieved on 2007-08-14.
  17. ^ The Wallabies New World Cup Jersey...ouch.... rucksandrolls.com (2007-06-25). Retrieved on 2007-07-26.
  18. ^ Growden, Greg. "Just one big Boks of contradictions", rugbyheaven.smh.com.au, 2007-07-13. Retrieved on 2007-07-26. 
  19. ^ a b c d e A brief history. rugby.com.au. Retrieved on 2007-08-14.
  20. ^ Australia New Zealand. rugbydata.com (2007-05-26). Retrieved on 2007-05-26.
  21. ^ a b International Teams > Australia > Teams Played. rugbydata.com (2007-05-26). Retrieved on 2007-05-26.
  22. ^ Ranking archives can be found at the IRB website; www.irb.com
  23. ^ Although the New Zealand Maori are not New Zealand's national representative team (see All Blacks) many Test nations award their players Test caps when playing them.
  24. ^ "Gregan loses Wallabies captaincy", foxsports.com.au, 2007-05-21. Retrieved on 2007-05-25. 
  25. ^ Gallagher, Brendan. "Joining the legends an added bonus for Wood", telegraph.co.uk, 2005-11-17. Retrieved on 2006-12-15. 

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Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... First international  Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand  (15 August 1903) Largest win  New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan  (4 June 1995) Worst defeat  Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand  (28 August 1999) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1987 The All Blacks are New Zealands national rugby... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Bibliography

  • Fagan, Sean (2005). The Rugby Rebellion - The Divide of League and Union in Australasia. RL1908. ISBN 1-9036-5925-6. 
  • Hickie, Thomas (1993). They Ran With the Ball - How Rugby Football Began in Australia. Longman Cheshire. ISBN 0-582-91062-5. 
  • Howitt, Bob (2005). SANZAR Saga - Ten Years of Super 12 and Tri-Nations Rugby. Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 1-86950-566-2. 
  • Reason, John; James, Carwyn (1979). The World of Rugby - A History of Rugby Union Football. British Broadcasting Corporation. ISBN 0-563-162280-5. 

Carwyn James (1929–1983) won two Welsh international Rugby Union caps but is most famous for his coaching achievements for both Llanelli and the British and Irish Lions. ... This article is an overview article about the Crown chartered British Broadcasting Corporation formed in 1927. ...

External links

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Player
Position Super 14 team
Adam Ashley-Cooper Centre, Wing Brumbies
Al Baxter Prop Waratahs
Mark Chisholm Lock Brumbies
Matt Dunning Prop Waratahs
Rocky Elsom Flanker Waratahs
Adam Freier Hooker Waratahs
Mark Gerrard Fullback, Wing Brumbies
Matt Giteau Scrum-half, Centre Western Force
George Gregan Scrum-half Brumbies
Stephen Hoiles Flanker Brumbies
James Horwill Lock Reds
Julian Huxley Fullback Brumbies
Digby Ioane Centre, Wing Reds
Stephen Larkham Fly-half Brumbies
David Lyons Number 8 Waratahs
Hugh McMeniman Lock Reds
Drew Mitchell Fullback Western Force
Stephen Moore Hooker Reds
Stirling Mortlock (c) Centre Brumbies
Sam Norton-Knight Fly-half Waratahs
Wycliff Palu Flanker, Number 8 Waratahs
Benn Robinson Prop Waratahs
Nathan Sharpe Lock Western Force
Cameron Shepherd Wing Western Force
Guy Shepherdson Prop Brumbies
Scott Staniforth Wing, Centre Western Force
George Smith Flanker Brumbies
Lote Tuqiri Wing Waratahs
Daniel Vickerman Lock Waratahs
Preceded by
1987 - New Zealand
1995 - South Africa
World Champions
1991 (first title)
1999 (second title)
Succeeded by
1995 - South Africa
2003 - England
Preceded by
1999 - New Zealand
Tri Nations Series Champions
2000 (first title) - 2001 (second title)
Succeeded by
2002 - New Zealand

Adam Ashley-Cooper (born 27 March 1984 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Brumbies (formerly known as the ACT Brumbies, for sponsorship reasons referred to as CA Brumbies) are a Super 14 rugby union team based in Canberra, Australia and named for the wild horses which inhabit Canberras hinterland. ... Al Baxter, is the current Wallaby tight head prop. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Official website www. ... Mark Chisholm (born 18 September 1981) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Brumbies (formerly known as the ACT Brumbies, for sponsorship reasons referred to as CA Brumbies) are a Super 14 rugby union team based in Canberra, Australia and named for the wild horses which inhabit Canberras hinterland. ... Matt Dunning (born December 19, 1978 in Calgary, Canada) is a rugby player. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Official website www. ... Rocky Elsom (born 14 February 1983 in Melbourne) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Official website www. ... Adam Freier (born 20 March 1982 in Goondiwindi, Australia) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Official website www. ... Date of Birth: 4 September 1982 Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Height: 1. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Brumbies (formerly known as the ACT Brumbies, for sponsorship reasons referred to as CA Brumbies) are a Super 14 rugby union team based in Canberra, Australia and named for the wild horses which inhabit Canberras hinterland. ... Matt Giteau (born on September 29, 1982 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian rugby union footballer playing for the ACT Brumbies. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Western Force is a rugby union team based in Perth, Western Australia playing in the international Super 14 competition. ... For other people called Gregan, see Gregan (disambiguation). ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Brumbies (formerly known as the ACT Brumbies, for sponsorship reasons referred to as CA Brumbies) are a Super 14 rugby union team based in Canberra, Australia and named for the wild horses which inhabit Canberras hinterland. ... Stephen Hoiles (born 13 October 1981) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Brumbies (formerly known as the ACT Brumbies, for sponsorship reasons referred to as CA Brumbies) are a Super 14 rugby union team based in Canberra, Australia and named for the wild horses which inhabit Canberras hinterland. ... James Horwill, born 29/05/1985 in Brisbane, Queensland and educated at Brisbane Boys College is an Australian rugby union player for the Queensland Reds in the Super 14 competition. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Queensland Reds (for sponsorship reasons referred to as QR Queensland Reds) represent Queensland in the sport of rugby union. ... Sir Julian Sorell Huxley, FRS (June 22, 1887 – February 14, 1975) was a English biologist, author, Humanist and internationalist, known for his popularisations of science in books and lectures. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Brumbies (formerly known as the ACT Brumbies, for sponsorship reasons referred to as CA Brumbies) are a Super 14 rugby union team based in Canberra, Australia and named for the wild horses which inhabit Canberras hinterland. ... Digby Ioane (born 14 July 1985) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Queensland Reds (for sponsorship reasons referred to as QR Queensland Reds) represent Queensland in the sport of rugby union. ... Stephen Larkham (born 29 May 1974, Canberra) is an Australian rugby union footballer with the Brumbies in the Super 14 and the Wallabies at international level. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Brumbies (formerly known as the ACT Brumbies, for sponsorship reasons referred to as CA Brumbies) are a Super 14 rugby union team based in Canberra, Australia and named for the wild horses which inhabit Canberras hinterland. ... David Lyons (born 15 June 1980 in Orange, NSW) plays number eight for the Australian national rugby union team. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Official website www. ... Hugh McMeniman(born 1 November 1983 in Brisbane) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Queensland Reds (for sponsorship reasons referred to as QR Queensland Reds) represent Queensland in the sport of rugby union. ... Drew Mitchell (born 26 March 1984 ) is an Australian rugby union player. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Western Force is a rugby union team based in Perth, Western Australia playing in the international Super 14 competition. ... Stephen Moore (born 20 January 1983 in Saudi Arabia) is an Australian rugby union footballer, who plays for the Queensland Reds, who play in the international Super 14 tournament. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Queensland Reds (for sponsorship reasons referred to as QR Queensland Reds) represent Queensland in the sport of rugby union. ... Stirling Austin Mortlock (born 20 May 1977 in Sydney) is the current Australian Wallabies & ACT Brumbies Captain. ... In team sports, a captain is an honorary title given to the member of the team primarily responsible for strategy and teamwork while the game is in progress on the field. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Brumbies (formerly known as the ACT Brumbies, for sponsorship reasons referred to as CA Brumbies) are a Super 14 rugby union team based in Canberra, Australia and named for the wild horses which inhabit Canberras hinterland. ... Sam Norton-Knight (born 2 December 1983 in Canberra) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Official website www. ... Wycliff Palu (born 27 July 1982 in Sydney) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Official website www. ... Benn Robinson (born 19 July 1984 in Sydney) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Official website www. ... Nathan Sharpe (born 26 February 1976 in Wagga Wagga) is an Australian rugby union player. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Western Force is a rugby union team based in Perth, Western Australia playing in the international Super 14 competition. ... Cameron Shephard (born 30 March 1984) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Western Force is a rugby union team based in Perth, Western Australia playing in the international Super 14 competition. ... Guy Shepherdson (born 17 February 1982 in Jakarta, Indonesia) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Brumbies (formerly known as the ACT Brumbies, for sponsorship reasons referred to as CA Brumbies) are a Super 14 rugby union team based in Canberra, Australia and named for the wild horses which inhabit Canberras hinterland. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Western Force is a rugby union team based in Perth, Western Australia playing in the international Super 14 competition. ... George Smith (born 14 July 1980 in Manly, NSW) is an Australian rugby union player. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... The Brumbies (formerly known as the ACT Brumbies, for sponsorship reasons referred to as CA Brumbies) are a Super 14 rugby union team based in Canberra, Australia and named for the wild horses which inhabit Canberras hinterland. ... Lote Tuqiri (born 23 September, 1979 in Namatakula, Fiji) is an Australian rugby union player and former rugby league player. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Official website www. ... Daniel Vickerman (born 4 June 1979 in Cape Town, South Africa) is an Australian rugby union footballer. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ... Official website www. ... The first Rugby World Cup took place in New Zealand and Australia in 1987, and was won by New Zealand. ... The 1995 Rugby World Cup was the third Rugby World Cup. ... For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ... This article is about the mens Rugby World Cup held in 1991. ... The 1999 Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in rugby unions professional era,[2] was hosted by Wales, with some matches also played in England, France, Scotland and Ireland. ... The 1995 Rugby World Cup was the third Rugby World Cup. ... The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth rugby union world cup. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4–1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  England 134–0 Romania  (17 November 2001) Worst defeat  Australia 76–0 England  (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... The 1999 Tri Nations Series was contested from July 10 to August 28 between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. ... The Tri Nations Trophy The Tri Nations Series is an annual international rugby union series held between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... The 2000 Tri Nations Series was contested from July 15 to August 26 between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. ... The 2001 Tri Nations Series was contested from July 21 to September 1 between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. ... The 2002 Tri Nations Series was contested from July 13 to August 17 between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. ... Rugby union is a marginal team sport played in Australia, with its history dating back to 1864. ... The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is the governing body of rugby union in Australia. ... The ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union is the governing body for rugby union in the Australian Capital Territory and southern regions of New South Wales. ... The New South Wales Rugby Union (NSWRU) is the organisation responsible for the sport of rugby union in most of the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... The Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) is the governing body for the sport of rugby union in the State of Queensland, Australia. ... The South Australia Rugby Union (SARU) is the governing body for the sport of rugby union in the State of South Australia, Australia. ... The Tasmanian Rugby Union is responsible for rugby union in the Australian state of Tasmania, and is part of the Australian Rugby Union. ... The Victorian Rugby Union is the governing body for rugby union in the state of Victoria, Australia. ... The Western Australia Rugby Union, also known as RugbyWA is the governing body for rugby union in the state of Western Australia, Australia. ... Australia A are a national representative rugby union team of Australian rugby union. ... The Australian national rugby union sevens team compete in the World Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens and the Commonwealth Games. ... The Australian national under-21 rugby union team represents Australia on a national level at rugby union at an under-21 year old age. ... The Australia national womens rugby union team, also known as the Wallaroos, are the national womens rugby union team of Australia. ... The Super 14 is the largest rugby union championship in the southern hemisphere, consisting of provincial teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... The Australian Rugby Championship (ARC) is a domestic rugby union football club competition in Australia. ... The Australian Provincial Championship (APC) is an Australian rugby union tournament that will commence in 2006. ... The Telstra Australian Rugby Shield is a national rugby union competition intended to unearth new talent and foster rugby union development outside the traditional rugby states New South Wales and Queensland. ... The Adelaide Sevens (also known as Australia Sevens) is a rugby union sevens tournament, part of the IRB Sevens World Series. ... The Shute Shield is a rugby union competition in Sydney, New South Wales. ... The Tooheys New Cup (TNC) is a rugby union competition established by the New South Wales Rugby Union (NSWRU) in 2002 as a stepping stone between the existing grade rugby (see Shute Shield) and Super 14 competitions. ... Queensland Premier Rugby is a club rugby union competition in Queensland, Australia. ... The ACTRU Premier Division is a rugby union club competition based in Canberra, Australia. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4–1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  England 134–0 Romania  (17 November 2001) Worst defeat  Australia 76–0 England  (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... First international Arabian Gulf 20 - 64 Namibia (1993-06-03) Largest win Arabian Gulf 97 - 3 India (2001-04-27) Worst defeat Japan 87 - 9 Arabian Gulf (2006-04-15) The Arabian Gulf rugby union team, are a combined team of players from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and... The Korea national rugby union team represents Korea in international rugby union. ... The Serbia national rugby union team represents Serbia in international rugby union. ... The Tahiti national rugy union team is the third tier rugby playing nation of Tahiti. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The IRB logo. ... The FIRA - Association Européenne de Rugby (FIRA–AER) was formed in 1999 to promote, develop, organise and administer the game of rugby in Europe under the authority of the International Rugby Board (the governing body of rugby union). ... For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ... The Rugby World Cup Sevens is the worlds premier international contest in the Sevens version of rugby union, first held in Scotland in 1993 and held every four years. ... The IRB Under 19 Rugby World Cup was the premier tournament for male Rugby union players under the age of 19 organised by the sports governing body the International Rugby Board (IRB) annually from 2004 until 2007. ... The IRB Under 21 Rugby World Cup is the premier tournament for male Rugby union players under the age of 21 and is organised by the sports governing body the International Rugby Board (IRB). ... The Africa Cup is an annual rugby union tournament involving African nations, organised by the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR). ... Mens (right) and womens (left) Barclays Churchill Cup trophies The Churchill Cup (referred to as Barclays Churchill Cup for sponsorship reasons) is an annual rugby union tournament contested by representative mens and womens teams from Canada, England, and the United States, with three invited teams (originally... The European Nations Cup, also referred to as the Six Nations B or simply ENC, is a second-level competition for European rugby union nations, some of which where it is still an amateur sport. ... The Nations Cup is a rugby union competition that was first held in 2006 at Estadio Universitario de Lisboa, Lisbon. ... The Pacific Nations Cup is an international rugby union competition originally known as the IRB Pacific 5 Nations and held between five Pacific rim sides; Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Tonga and the Junior All Blacks (New Zealands second XV). ... The four unions that form the PARA. The Pan American Championship (Pan Am or Panamericano) is the major international rugby tournament held in the Americas, held irregularly since 1995. ... The IRB Sevens World Series, known officially as the IRB Sevens before the 2006-07 season and also sometimes called the World Sevens Series, is a series of international rugby union sevens tournaments organised for the first time in the 1999-2000 season. ... The RBS 6 Nations Championship, (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides: France, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... The Super Cup is an annual international rugby union competition contested by national teams from Canada, Japan, Romania and the United States. ... The Tri Nations Trophy The Tri Nations Series is an annual international rugby union series held between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... The IRB World Rankings is a ranking system for mens national teams in rugby union. ... The Tri Nations Trophy The Tri Nations Series is an annual international rugby union series held between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... SANZAR is an abbreviation of the South African Rugby Union, the New Zealand Rugby Football Union and the Australian Rugby Union. ... The 1996 Tri Nations Series was contested from July 6 to August 10 between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. ... The 1997 Tri Nations Series was contested from July 19 to August 23 between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. ... The 1998 Tri Nations Series was contested from July 11 to August 22 between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. ... The 1999 Tri Nations Series was contested from July 10 to August 28 between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. ... The 2000 Tri Nations Series was contested from July 15 to August 26 between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. ... The 2001 Tri Nations Series was contested from July 21 to September 1 between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. ... The 2002 Tri Nations Series was contested from July 13 to August 17 between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. ... The 2003 Tri Nations Series was contested from July 12 to August 16 between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. ... The 2004 Tri Nations Series, an annual rugby union competition between the national teams of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, was the nineth in the series. ... The 2005 Tri Nations Series, an annual rugby union competition between the national teams of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, was the tenth in the series. ... The 2006 Tri Nations Series, an annual rugby union competition between the national teams of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, marked the tenth anniversary of the original competition. ... The 2007 Tri Nations Series was an annual rugby union competition between the national teams of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... The Tri Nations is contested annually between the Wallabies (Australia), the All Blacks (New Zealand) and the Springboks (South Africa). ...


 
 

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