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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Monday. 1. Amazon is serious about fresh food. So serious it ponied up $US13.7 billion to buy high-end US grocer Whole Foods’ 440 stores on Friday. That’s expected to bolster its network for both its delivery service and a new pick-up service it flagged back in March. And given the […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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Former Wallabies star Dan Vickerman is dead at 37

The Australian rugby community is reeling from the death of former Australian Test player Dan Vickerman. He was 37 and leaves behind his wife, Sarah, and two young children. Police say there were no suspicious circumstances. Vickerman, a South African-born 203cm lock and a regular go-to catcher in line-outs whenever […]
Former Wallabies star Dan Vickerman is dead at 37
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David Pocock is out of the test series against England

After losing the first test to England, 28-39, in Brisbane last night, the Wallabies have been dealt a further blow today with injury keeping number 8 David Pocock out of the remaining two tests in the series. Pocock was replaced in the 69th minute under the blood rule. Scans have […]
David Pocock is out of the test series against England
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Australian Rugby scores $285 million for its media rights

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) announced a new media rights deal to 2020 this morning, and the $285 million price tag, while a 148% jump on the 2011-15, leaves no doubt where the sport sits in the pecking order of TV sports. Last month the NRL has signed a $1.8 […]
Australian Rugby scores $285 million for its media rights
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

So. 1. With a bit of help from the ref and Australian-schooled Sonny Bill Williams, the All Blacks just snuck past our kickabout part-timers to win the Rugby World Cup three tries to two. While it was still a long way from squaring up their World Cup cricket humiliation earlier […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. Go the Wallabies. 1. But first, the markets, where the S&P 500 has clawed back all its losses for 2015, and, boosted by huge earnings reports from Big Tech and more Euro QE hints last week, is eyeing a stock market rally running right up to Christmas. Locally, […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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CHART: Why the Wallabies should win against the Pumas

It’s the pointy-end of the 2015 rugby world cup, with only four teams from a starting field of 20 in contention to lift the prized Webb Ellis cup – Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In Australia, most interest will be on the second semi-final, held at the mind-numbing […]
CHART: Why the Wallabies should win against the Pumas