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Bledisloe Cup

THE All Blacks are toning back their ‘Wallabies are favourites’ line but believe the Sydney factor makes the Bledisloe Cup opener a danger game. Coach Steve Hansen swivelled heads on both sides of the Tasman when he said Australia were “worthy of starting as favourites” to reclaim the silverware they …

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Wallabies v All Blacks Bledisloe Cup

FORMER Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock has rubbished All Blacks attempts at underdog status for the looming Bledisloe Cup series as laughable. “It’s a load of tripe,” Mortlock told AAP on Tuesday. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, a master at stirring the pot, made the audacious claim on Monday after selecting …

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Wallabies v Super Selection trial game

A BLEDISLOE Cup warmup match proved a valuable exercise as a number of Wallabies hopefuls pushed their selection cases in a 57-12 win over an Australian Super Selection at Sydney’s Leichhardt Oval on Friday night. The Wallabies have traditionally gone into the opening Bledisloe Test cold and have repeatedly paid …

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James Slipper cocaine ban

REMORSEFUL Wallabies prop James Slipper says he’s sorry and embarrassed after serving a two month drug ban and while he’s not fully fixed, he’s happier than in a long time. The 86 Test prop returns to rugby on Friday for an Australian Super Rugby selection team trial against the Wallabies …

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