Anointed Wallabies playmaker James O'Connor remains sidelined and will have just one match in six weeks under his belt heading into the blockbuster British and Irish Lions series.
Wallabies great Andrew Slack believes Robbie Deans should be honest and explain that Quade Cooper's controversial omission from his Test squad is due to last year's "toxic" outburst.
With Robbie Deans' critique still ringing in his ears, Quade Cooper has been backed by Queensland Reds halves partner Will Genia to respond by sealing a belated Wallabies squad spot for the British and Irish Lions series.
Sonny Bill Williams says he is impressed with the ease in which Israel Folau has adjusted to rugby union as the NSW Waratahs fullback moves closer to his Wallabies debut.
Queensland coaching boss Ewen McKenzie insists Quade Cooper is no more of a defensive concern than five-eighth elect James O'Connor and is miffed at the Reds playmaker's omission from the Wallabies squad.
Israel Folau is in but Quade Cooper is the most notable omission from coach Robbie Deans' initial 25-man Wallabies squad to take on the touring British and Irish Lions in June and July.
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans was bracing for the worst after George Smith suffered a knee injury that was likely to keep the champion flanker out of the coming series with the British and Irish Lions.
Brumbies coach Jake White and his NSW Waratahs counterpart Michael Cheika have dealt a number of Wallabies hopefuls selection blows ahead of Saturday night's Super Rugby blockbuster in Sydney.
Some of Australia's Super Rugby coaches are annoyed and suspicious their collective Test selections have been revealed four days before the Wallabies' initial 25-man squad for the Lions series is unveiled on Sunday.
Wallabies player Kurtley Beale has announced he will take an indefinite leave of absence from playing "to seek assistance in resolving personal issues".
Controversial former Wallabies winger David Campese has launched another attack on Australia coach Robbie Deans.
James Horwill has re-signed with Australian Rugby and the Queensland Reds.
Israel Folau has given his strongest indication yet that he'll extend his rugby union career beyond one season after sending a loud message to Wallabies coach Robbie Deans with his second man-of-the match performance in three weeks.
The Wallabies will face host nation England and fellow heavyweights Wales at Twickenham in their feature pool matches of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Robbie Deans says the Wallabies must brace themselves for a "brutal and relentless" Test series against the British and Irish Lions.
The Wallabies have called on the experience of Nathan Sharpe to help ready the side for their highly anticipated series against the British and Irish Lions.
The Australian Rugby Union has recorded another large deficit but predicts a surplus for the next financial year due to the forthcoming three-test British and Irish Lions tour.
Volunteers are searching for a pair of wallabies hopping through Austria – yes, Austria.
The final decision on whether George Smith can play for Australia against the British and Irish Lions will likely be made in Japan.
Robbie Deans says Israel Folau could bob up almost anywhere in the Wallabies backline, such is the rugby league convert's class and versatility.
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