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Australian Hawker replaces compatriot as director of Rugby World Cup Limited

Australian Hawker replaces compatriot as director of Rugby World Cup Limited | Life's greatest pleasure - yes, Rugby Union | Scoop.it
Australian Rugby Union (ARU) chairman Michael Hawker has been appointed as a director of Rugby World Cup Limited replacing compatriot John O'Neill, who stepped down in February.
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Waratahs courting London Irish and Narbonne - ESPNScrum.com

Waratahs courting London Irish and Narbonne - ESPNScrum.com | Life's greatest pleasure - yes, Rugby Union | Scoop.it
Waratahs courting London Irish and Narbonne ESPNScrum.com As the Australian provinces continue to apply pressure on Bill Pulver and his crazy push for Super Rugby to morph into endless conferences and hundreds of teams, it is clear Argentina has...
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South African Rugby Union integrity questioned over TV revenue - Sydney Morning Herald

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South African Rugby Union integrity questioned over TV revenue
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Peters was in Dublin this week, where the International Rugby Board has its headquarters, with the three union chief executives, including ARU boss Bill Pulver.
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Bob Dwyer in ARU group to sift through NRC rule suggestions from social media - Courier Mail

Bob Dwyer in ARU group to sift through NRC rule suggestions from social media - Courier Mail | Life's greatest pleasure - yes, Rugby Union | Scoop.it
Bob Dwyer in ARU group to sift through NRC rule suggestions from social media Courier Mail FORMER World Cup winning Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer will be part of an expert ARU panel to oversee “crowd sourced” law change proposals for the National Rugby...
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Speight not eligible for Wallabies tour - ESPNScrum.com

Speight not eligible for Wallabies tour - ESPNScrum.com | Life's greatest pleasure - yes, Rugby Union | Scoop.it
ESPNScrum.com Speight not eligible for Wallabies tour ESPNScrum.com Australian Rugby Union (ARU) officials had hoped to have Speight cleared in time for the November tour to the UK, Ireland and Italy, but the International Rugby Board (IRB) has...
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Packer-style revolution needed to save Australian rugby - The Roar

Packer-style revolution needed to save Australian rugby - The Roar | Life's greatest pleasure - yes, Rugby Union | Scoop.it
The Roar Packer-style revolution needed to save Australian rugby The Roar I recently was at a lunch where ARU Boss Bill Pulver said across a range of KPIs (key performance indicators) he looks at, rugby has been trending negatively for quite some...
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Pulver's vision for new club tier - Western Force Rugby Supporters Site

Pulver's vision for new club tier - Western Force Rugby Supporters Site | Life's greatest pleasure - yes, Rugby Union | Scoop.it
The IRB already pays for them to play against the Brumbies', Waratahs' and Reds' B teams in the Pacific Rugby Cup so why would they suddenly stop now? You tell me? It seems nuts , but the IRB has told the ARU " We have ...
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Why the Wallabies struggle with the 'choke tackle' - The Roar

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Why the Wallabies struggle with the 'choke tackle'
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After the conclusion of that tournament, the ARU sought a clarification from the IRB on the maul laws and the circumstances that occurred in that match against Ireland.
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Former All Blacks coach Graham Henry backs Wallabies to rise with running rugby - NEWS.com.au

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Former All Blacks coach Graham Henry backs Wallabies to rise with running rugby
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Former All Blacks coach Graham Henry backs Wallabies to rise with running rugby. From: AAP; September 13, 2013 2:12PM ...
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Wallabies win ugly over plucky Pumas - The Age

Wallabies win ugly over plucky Pumas - The Age | Life's greatest pleasure - yes, Rugby Union | Scoop.it
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Wallabies win ugly over plucky Pumas
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Ewen McKenzie and the Wallabies can finally bask in victory but Argentina almost brought Australian rugby to its knees in Perth on Saturday night.
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Mind game: Elsom fears knockout legal action - Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Morning Herald Mind game: Elsom fears knockout legal action Sydney Morning Herald Elsom, who played 75 Tests for the Wallabies between 2005 and 2011 and captained the side for two years, said international guidelines set by the International...
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White's stuff is all right for Brumbies - The Age

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White's stuff is all right for Brumbies
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Maybe Ewen and the ARU aren't ready for this "team of the year" with the AB's next month, but the end of season tour will be a great time to try something like this line-up.
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SPIRO: So far, so good for Ewen McKenzie and his Wallabies - The Roar

SPIRO: So far, so good for Ewen McKenzie and his Wallabies - The Roar | Life's greatest pleasure - yes, Rugby Union | Scoop.it
The Roar SPIRO: So far, so good for Ewen McKenzie and his Wallabies The Roar Incidentally, McKenzie can thank the former ARU chief executive, John O'Neill, for negotiating the first Bledisloe Cup Test to be in Sydney for the forseeable future, thus...
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New Super Rugby format good for Aussie teams: Bill Pulver - The Australian

New Super Rugby format good for Aussie teams: Bill Pulver - The Australian | Life's greatest pleasure - yes, Rugby Union | Scoop.it
Irish Examiner New Super Rugby format good for Aussie teams: Bill Pulver The Australian AUSTRALIA has the worst record of the three SANZAR countries in terms of qualifying teams for the Super Rugby finals but ARU boss Bill Pulver believes the new...
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Israel Folau off limits for NRL: Ewen McKenzie - The Australian

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Israel Folau off limits for NRL: Ewen McKenzie The Australian There is no question that Folau, in barely a season and a half, has become the biggest name in Australian rugby and at a time when the ARU has been forced to cut Test match payments back...
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ARU to vote on experimental new laws - RTE.ie

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ARU to vote on experimental new laws
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All experimental law changes will have to be approved by the International Rugby Board, however, and Pulver said they must maintain the integrity of the game.
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2014 International Test matches announced for Wallaroos - ARU Rugby

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2014 International Test matches announced for Wallaroos ARU Rugby Australian Rugby Union today announced the 2014 playing schedule for Australia's elite women, with the Wallaroos set to play reigning Women's Rugby World Cup champions New Zealand...
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Wallabies' back row injury woes continue - ESPNScrum.com

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Wallabies' back row injury woes continue
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But more eyebrows were raised that Fijian-born winger Henry Speight has been forced to wait for a call-up as the IRB determine his eligibility through residency.
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Waratahs announce 2014 Super Rugby squad - Green and Gold Rugby

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Waratahs announce 2014 Super Rugby squad
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The window for the Extended Player Squad [EPS] is now open and if approval from the ARU is received to recruit junior players in a Wider Training Group, the complete roster could total 46.
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Wallabies embark on gruelling offshore program, starting with South Africa and ... - Herald Sun

Wallabies embark on gruelling offshore program, starting with South Africa and ... - Herald Sun | Life's greatest pleasure - yes, Rugby Union | Scoop.it
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Where should the Wallabies be in the world rankings? | The Roar

Where should the Wallabies be in the world rankings? | The Roar | Life's greatest pleasure - yes, Rugby Union | Scoop.it
Rugby Union: Forget Jake White's major dummy spit for failing to get the Wallaby job - so he left for home in South Africa and left the Brumbies in the lurch. ...
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Graham Henry backs besieged Wallabies - The Roar

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Graham Henry backs besieged Wallabies
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World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry predicts the Wallabies can regain their mantle as the world's best rugby side – but only if they stick to their expansive game plan.
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Wallabies slump shows no signs of ending - The Guardian (blog)

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Wallabies slump shows no signs of ending
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Quite simply, Australia has a substandard rugby player production line for the professional game.
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Running out of excuses, surely ... - Sydney Morning Herald

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Running out of excuses, surely ... Sydney Morning Herald Among correspondents I have had this week on the subject have been the bosses of both the ARU and the IRB, as well as the chief medical officer of the latter, and am at least relieved with...
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Argentina, Japan on drawing board as part of Super 18 plan - The Australian

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Argentina, Japan on drawing board as part of Super 18 plan
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If Super Rugby was to go to Super 17 or 18, that's one model we are looking at," ARU chief executive Bill Pulver said. ...
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