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Rugby-Australia’s O’Connor gets the nod at flyhalf against Argentina

Australia flyhalf James O’Connor will start his first test this year in the absence of injured Quade Cooper as coach Dave Rennie largely kept faith with his winning selection ahead of the Rugby Championship fixture against Argentina in San Juan on Saturday. Cooper limped out of last weekend’s 46-21 victory over The Pumas in Mendoza …

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Rugby-Rebel with a cause: Gibbon targets Wallabies debut after near-miss

Late-blooming Melbourne Rebels prop Matt Gibbon feels his Wallabies hopes now lie on stronger shoulders after a test debut went begging three years ago under Michael Cheika. The 27-year-old loosehead was included in Dave Rennie’s squad for the tour of Argentina after impressing Australia ‘A’ in the Pacific Nations Cup. Gibbon trained with the Wallabies …

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