ARTICLES RELATING TO AUSTRALIA

Watson fit ahead of long summer

2014-10-21 07:49

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson says he is over the injury which has sidelined him for months and ready for a long summer schedule.

Cooper back on bench for Oz

2014-10-14 07:18

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has recalled flyhalf Quade Cooper for the Wallabies' third and final Test match against New Zealand.

No 1 spot means nothing: Bailey

2014-10-13 10:26

Australia captain George Bailey admits that regaining the No 1 spot will count for nothing once they launch their assault on the CWC.

Oz beat Pakistan by one run

2014-10-13 07:11

Glenn Maxwell bowled a maiden final over and got two wickets to seal a one-run win for Australia in the final ODI against Pakistan.

Fixtures: Sevens World Series

2014-10-13 00:00

Fixtures and winners for each leg of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series which starts in Australia and ends in England.

Maxwell powers Oz to win

2014-10-11 08:09

Glenn Maxwell decimated Pakistan's spinners as he carried Australia to a five-wicket victory in the second ODI.

Smith happy to anchor Oz win

2014-10-08 09:42

Australia all-rounder Steven Smith said he was focused on anchoring the batting rather than scoring his maiden century during his team's win over Pakistan.

Oz thump faltering Pakistan

2014-10-06 07:21

Australia put on a clinical performance to beat Pakistan by six wickets in the one-off Twenty20 international in Dubai.

Welsh ref for Boks v Wallabies

2014-09-23 10:29

Wales' Nigel Owens will be the man with the whistle for the Springboks' must-win Rugby Championship Test against Australia.

Clarke ruled out of ODI series

2014-09-16 13:10

Australia captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out the limited-overs cricket series against Pakistan due to a hamstring injury.

Wallabies wary of Pumas threat

2014-09-11 07:44

Australia have not lost to Argentina since 1997 and are anxious to avoid becoming the Pumas' first scalp in the Rugby Championship.

Australia end barren run

2014-09-09 08:00

Australia defeated Saudi Arabia 3-2 in a hard-fought friendly on Monday to secure their first victory in almost a year.

Injury blows for Wallabies

2014-09-08 08:47

Wing Adam Ashley-Cooper and No 8 Wycliff Palu will miss the Wallabies' Rugby Championship clash against Argentina.

Wallabies rue wasted chances

2014-09-07 11:43

Coach Ewen McKenzie has said the Wallabies had made it tough on themselves after squeezing home over the Springboks.

Heartbreaking loss for Boks

2014-09-06 13:58
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The Springboks have suffered an agonising last-gasp defeat to Australia in their Rugby Championship clash in Perth.

Packs to decide Oz v Boks Test

2014-09-05 10:48

The Wallabies will rely on their maligned forwards to provide a platform in their Rugby Championship Test against the Springboks.

Belgium edge Socceroos

2014-09-05 07:29

2014 Soccer World Cup quarter-finalists Belgium have seen off Australia in an international friendly.

Meyer: Aussies always physical

2014-09-04 07:13
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The Boks are gearing up for a physical forwards battle as they look to protect their Rugby Championship lead against Australia.

Clarke rules out ODI retirement

2014-09-02 12:03

Michael Clarke has dismissed suggestions of quitting ODI cricket after returning home from Zimbabwe with a hamstring injury.

Oz halfbacks axed for Bok Test

2014-09-02 07:14

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has dropped Kurtley Beale and Nic White for the Rugby Championship clash against SA.

Clarke back as Australia bat

2014-08-31 09:45

Michael Clarke returned from a hamstring injury to captain Australia and opted to bat first in their triangular ODI against Zimbabwe.

McCabe counts himself fortunate

2014-08-28 09:24

Wallabies centre Pat McCabe counts himself fortunate to be able to walk away from rugby intact after deciding to retire.

We're digging deep: McKenzie

2014-08-27 12:29

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie admitted he was down to bare bones in some departments after losing hooker Nathan Charles.

Oz look to rebound against SA

2014-08-27 07:45

Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie demanded far more from his team against SA as they look to recover from their mauling at the hands of NZ.

Oz seek 'mental relaxation'

2014-08-25 14:23

The Wallabies will have plenty of down-time over the next week to "mentally relax", captain Michael Hooper has said.

 

Watson back for SA T20

2014-10-20 07:36

Ben Dunk has been named as wicketkeeper for Australia in their T20 series against SA, while Shane Watson returns from injury.

Watson begins comeback

2014-10-13 11:22

Injury-prone Australian all-rounder Shane Watson says he will make his return from injury in a Sydney club cricket match this weekend.

Warner confident of fitness

2014-10-13 09:19

David Warner is confident he will be fit to face Pakistan in next week's first Test despite suffering a groin injury.

Log: Sevens World Series

2014-10-13 00:00

Standings in the nine-tournament 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series which started in Australia and ended in England.

Johnson happy to be aggressor

2014-10-11 12:07

Fiery paceman Mitchell Johnson Saturday said he was happy to be the aggressor in his team's attack.

Patston quits over Beale drama

2014-10-11 07:22

The Wallabies staffer who clashed with Kurtley Beale and sparked a major controversy over team management has quit.

Australia bat first in Sharjah

2014-10-07 13:03

Australian captain George Bailey has won the toss and opted to bat in the first day-night international against Pakistan.

Argentina record historic win

2014-10-05 08:03

Argentina ended three years of frustration when they edged Australia to seal their maiden victory in the Rugby Championship.

Mitchell Johnson given time off

2014-09-17 12:59

Cricket Australia has withdrawn Mitchell Johnson from the start of the Champions League T20 to allow the fast bowler to recover.

Kaplan praises NZ-Bok referee

2014-09-16 09:13

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan has heaped praise on the performance of the referee during the All Black-Springbok Test.

Mehrtens labels refs muppets

2014-09-09 14:11

Former All Black flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens has lashed out at the standard of refereeing in international rugby.

Wallabies rush back Polota-Nau

2014-09-09 07:23

Tatafu Polota-Nau has returned to the Australia line-up from injury as coach Ewen McKenzie beefed up his pack to face Argentina.

Mallett: Shocking yellow card

2014-09-08 07:12
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Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett says the decision to give Bryan Habana a yellow card in Perth was "shocking".

As it happened: Australia v SA

2014-09-06 14:00
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See how the action unfolded in the Rugby Championship match between the Wallabies and Springboks in Perth.

Late change to Wallaby bench

2014-09-06 06:46

The Wallabies have made one change to the bench for their Rugby Championship Test against South Africa in Perth.

McKenize seeks landmark win

2014-09-05 07:51

Australia go into their match against SA hoping to give coach Ewen McKenzie a first - a win against a team ranked ahead of them.

Boks v Oz: 4 big one-on-ones

2014-09-04 11:41

The first Willie le Roux/Israel Folau head-to-head at No 15 at Test level could be a Perth highlight, says Rob Houwing.

Beale did fine at flyhalf - Foley

2014-09-02 13:30

Kurtley Beale did a good job at flyhalf in Australia's first two Rugby Championship Tests, says his replacement, Bernard Foley.

Boks intrigued by All Blacks maul

2014-09-02 08:53

The Springboks have long set the benchmark for driving mauls but were impressed by the All Blacks' recent execution of the tactic.

Zim record famous win over Oz

2014-08-31 17:23
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Zimbabwe have pulled off a shock three wicket win over Australia in a one-day triangular series played in Harare.

Oz can still turn it around

2014-08-28 14:02

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie still has time to mould his team into RWC contenders, according to former coach Bob Dwyer.

Kaplan calls for challenge system

2014-08-28 08:12

Jonathan Kaplan says the time has come for the IRB to introduce an on-field challenge system.

McCabe retires after neck break

2014-08-27 07:59

Wallaby back Pat McCabe has retired from rugby after fracturing his neck for the third time in last weekend's defeat to NZ.

Godwin, Faingaa get call-ups

2014-08-27 07:19

Uncapped centre Kyle Godwin and Saia Faingaa have been included in Ewen McKenzie's 30-man Australia squad for the Test against SA.

Shoulder surgery for world champion

2014-08-25 08:11

Australia's Cate Campbell said she's willing to sacrifice her world sprint freestyle title in order to be fit for the 2016 Olympics.

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