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The Wallabies have fallen to England in their Rugby World Cup Quarter Final clash in Oita on Saturday night. Despite seizing the upper hand in the opening 15 minutes, the Wallabies were unable to contain the northerners who pulled away to a 40-16 victory with a pair of tries in each half.

The Wallabies could produce only three points from their early dominance, before winger Jonny May struck twice for England against the grain to take the wind out of Australia's sails. In a three-minute period midway through the half, May scored his first when the ball was sent through the hands, and moments later was back over in the same corner after regathering a kick from centre Henry Slade.

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Australian Diamonds midcourter Paige Hadley has been ruled from the remainder of the Constellation Cup test series after fracturing her right wrist during Wednesday’s match against the New Zealand Silver Ferns in Auckland.

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South African captain, Faf du Plessis, has asked for a more clinical performance from his players in the second one-day international (ODI) against Australia taking place at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. The bowlers were almost faultless in the opening match in Perth to dismiss the home team for 152 in 38.1 overs, and it is with the bat that Du Plessis has asked for more ruthlessness and improvement.

It is often said to never change a winning combination, but the captain admits the limited opportunities in a three-match series could warrant a few tweaks to scout as many players as possible. All-rounders, Chris Morris and Dwaine Pretorius are options, while left-arm wrist-spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi, is also a look-in in potentially slow drop-in pitch conditions.

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Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi se the tone up front as the Standard Bank Proteas crushed Australia by six wickets in the opening ODI on their tour ‘down under’ at Perth on Sunday.

The Proteas won the toss on a typically lively pitch and went in with their full front-line pace attack. There was no recovery for Australia after Man of the Match Steyn and Ngidi reduced them to 8/3 inside 6 overs. They later slumped to 66/6 in 21 overs as Andile Phehlukwayo (3/33 in 6 overs) also played an important role.

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The Australian Women's Sevens side have finished third to claim the bronze medal at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.

The side’s first task was against France in a rematch of the World Series semi-final in Paris last month.  The Aussies got out to a strong lead in the first half but France produced a remarkable comeback to pip the World Series champions after the full-time whistle and register a 19-12 win.

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2018 Aboriginal XI cricket squads have recreated a series of photos from the 1868 tour with the help of Australian captain Tim Paine.

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The Australian Men's Sevens side have completed a clean sweep on day one of the Singapore Sevens accounting for New Zealand, Scotland and Wales to top Pool D and set up a Cup Quarter Final clash with Spain at the HSBC Singapore Sevens tomorrow.

In Tim Walsh’s first tournament as Head Coach, the Aussie7s got off to the perfect start against Scotland, coming from behind in the final two minutes to register a 24-20 win.  Maurice Longbottom scored what proved to be the match winner in the dying seconds of the match.

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