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Australia ditch 2015 Rugby World Cup bidupdated: Wed May 13 2009 03:08:00

Australian Rugby Union hierarchy have scrapped plans to challenge for the right to host the 2015 World Cup and are still debating whether or not to go for 2019.

Australian Rugby Union: historyupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 03:48:00

Rugby Union formally began in Australia with the formation of the first clubs, the oldest of which is the Sydney University Club, formed in 1864. By 1874 there were enough clubs to form a Sydney Metropolitan competition, and in that year the Southern Rugby Union was established.

Wallaby Latham will join Worcesterupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 05:40:00

Full-back Chris Latham has turned down an offer to stay in Australia and agreed to join English Premiership club Worcester.

Deans switches focus to All Blacksupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 06:53:00

The Australian Rugby Union has confirmed that Robbie Deans has withdrawn from the race to become the new Wallabies coach.

Mortlock will miss half of seasonupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 11:26:00

Australia captain Stirling Mortlock is expected to be out of action until next April after suffering a shoulder injury during the World Cup.

Messam and Jane extend contractsupdated: Tue May 01 2007 05:22:00

Flanker Liam Messam and fullback Corey Jane were among a group of promising young players to extend their New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) contracts on Tuesday.

Tahu signs a four-year union dealupdated: Wed Mar 21 2007 05:46:00

Rugby league center Timana Tahu is switching codes after signing a four-year contract with the Australian Rugby Union.

Four Wallabies are told to get fitupdated: Thu Jan 04 2007 04:06:00

Winger Lote Tuqiri and three other players have been sent home from a Wallabies training camp after failing fitness tests, the Australian Rugby Union said on Thursday.

Vickerman facing six-month absenceupdated: Sun Nov 05 2006 11:55:00

Australian lock Dan Vickerman has been ruled out of the rest of the Wallabies' European tour after aggravating a shoulder injury in Saturday's 29-29 draw with Wales in Cardiff.

Australian coach shuffles backs updated: Thu Nov 02 2006 06:51:00

Australia have named an experimental team, including a reshuffled backline, and new captain in Phil Waugh, for Saturday's test against Wales in Cardiff.

Gregan puts World Cup before tourupdated: Tue Sep 19 2006 04:48:00

Australia captain George Gregan will skip the Wallabies' tour of Europe this year and will concentrate on reaching peak condition for the 2007 World Cup.

Paul is ruled out of European tourupdated: Fri Sep 15 2006 04:26:00

Australia hooker Jeremy Paul will miss this year's tour of Europe because of a finger injury, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) said on Friday.

Melbourne to stage Bledisloe Cupupdated: Wed Aug 23 2006 04:25:00

Australia's home Bledisloe Cup test against New Zealand in 2007 will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) said on Wednesday.

Sailor pays price for cocaine testupdated: Fri Jul 21 2006 02:34:00

Wendell Sailor's rugby union career was effectively ended on Friday when the Australian Test winger was handed a two-year ban after testing positive for cocaine.

Gasnier receives offer from Unionupdated: Wed Apr 26 2006 04:19:00

The Australian Rugby Union has offered center Mark Gasnier a formal playing contract to switch from rugby league club St George Illawarra Dragons.

Union will probe Giteau's switchupdated: Sun Apr 23 2006 05:01:00

The Australian Rugby Union is to investigate third-party agreements following Matt Giteau's move to the Western Force at the end of the current Super 14 season, managing director Gary Flowers said on Sunday.

Mortlock signs new two-year deal updated: Mon Apr 03 2006 06:00:00

Wallabies center Stirling Mortlock has signed a new two-year deal with the Australian Rugby Union and ACT Brumbies.

'Drunken' Sailor given bigger banupdated: Tue Feb 28 2006 06:51:00

Wendell Sailor was given an additional two-match ban and fined an extra A$3,500 ($2,600) by an Australian Rugby Union (ARU) judiciary on Tuesday over a nightclub incident in South Africa.

WADA to act after caffeine claimsupdated: Wed May 18 2005 03:31:00

The World Anti-Doping Agency will consider restoring caffeine to its list of banned substances after Australian Rugby Union captain George Gregan claimed it enhanced his performance by up to seven percent.

Wallabies plan end-of-season tourupdated: Wed Feb 02 2005 08:18:00

The Wallabies will play England, Ireland and Wales on their end-of-season rugby tour in November, the Australian Rugby Union has announced.

Burke agrees transfer to Newcastleupdated: Thu Jun 17 2004 11:42:00

Matt Burke, who kicked Australia to victory at the 1999 World Cup final, has joined Newcastle, the English club have said.

Australia coach Jones extends stayupdated: Fri Mar 26 2004 07:03:00

Eddie Jones will continue as coach of the Wallabies for the 2007 World Cup, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) announced on Friday.

Kefu is cleared of doping offenseupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 03:40:00

Wallaby center Steve Kefu has been cleared by the Australian Rugby Union of a doping offense after he took a steroid to treat a viral disorder.

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