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Robbie Deans speaks to his players after defeat

Australia confirm Robbie Deans' resignation as head coach following defeat to the British and Irish Lions

Ewen McKenzie becomes the new head coach of the Wallabies

Robbie Deans speaks to his players after defeat

Robbie Deans 'sacked as Australia head coach' following defeat to the Lions

There has been much speculation about his future

Rhys Priestland practises in kicking in Melbourne yesterday

Wales aiming to catch Wallabies in their own 22

Edwards wants players to push Aussies back and for referee to police the breakdown

Gethin Jenkins said Wales had learned a lot against Australia

Jenkins: Wallabies caught Wales on hop

Gethin Jenkins said Wales would be a better team for being knocked off "cloud nine" by Australia.

Wallabies Digby Ioane scramples passed Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips

Welsh spirit not enough to stop Wallabies in first test

Australia 27 Wales 19

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New All Blacks coach Steve Hansen yesterday ascended to the job he had publicly coveted for the best part of a year, but he inherits a team in transition and will have tough choices to make as the World Cup winners put the Graham Henry era behind them.

Steve Hansen had been expected to fill the role

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New Zealand's worst-kept sporting secret was finally revealed today when Steve Hansen was announced as the new All Blacks head coach.

1. v FIJI 2007, World Cup: Heartache for Wales, but Williams provides consolation with a burst down the right wing to leave Fijian after Fijian upended before a dramatic swallow dive under the posts

Wales say farewell to Williams – last of a dying breed

Australia face a tide of emotion today, and a 5ft 7in twinkle-toed wing who is still capable of waltzing through a land of giants

Zac Guildford was involved in a bar room incident

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New Zealand winger Zac Guildford has issued a public apology following an incident in a bar in Rarotonga and admitted he needs help in his battle with alcohol.

Brian O'Driscoll celebrates Leinster's Heineken Cup victory last May

Sexton calls for sober heads after Ireland's weekend to remember

Australia 6 Ireland 15

Geordan Murphy optimistic ahead of Ireland clash with Australia

Geordan Murphy is convinced Ireland can summon the performance needed to place one foot in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Bryan Habana issues warning to South Africa rivals

South Africa today began the final week of preparation before launching their world title defence, with star wing Bryan Habana declaring: "We are here for business."

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