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Michael Cheika. (Supplied)
Michael Cheika refused to be drawn on the Kurtley Beale saga as he promised to restore pride among fans on his first day as Wallabies coach.

Stephen Larkham. (AAP)
Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has knocked back the chance to be part of the new Wallabies coaching set-up.

The Wallabies. (AAP)
Never before has a 'dead-rubber' rugby Test had more on the line than Saturday night's Bledisloe clash at Suncorp Stadium.

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