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RugbyU - RugbyU: Jones slams Cheika's lack of referee 'respect'

England's head coach Eddie Jones getures during a press conference at Twickenham Stadium in southwest London on November 17, 2017, ahead of the autumn international rugby union test match between England and Australia. (AFP Photo/OLLY GREENWOOD)

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Tony Howarth says Rugby Australia knew RugbyWA couldn't pay legal costs which are now in dispute

Rugby Union - RugbyWA into administration after Force axing

Australia's Western Force's centre Curtis Rona (C-bottom) holds the ball during the Super Rugby match against Argentina's Jaguaresat the Jose Amalfitani stadium in Buenos Aires, on May 13, 2017. (AFP Photo/Alejandro PAGNI)

Rugby Union - RugbyU: England and Australia set for clash of the titans

England's head coach Eddie Jones gestures before the autumn international rugby union test match between England and Argentina at Twickenham stadium in southwest London on November 11, 2017. (AFP Photo/Ben STANSALL)

Rugby Union - RugbyU: Hartley eager to get one up on Australia ahead of Ashes

England's hooker and captain Dylan Hartley sings the national anthem before kick off of the Autumn international rugby union test match between England and Argentina at Twickenham stadium in southwest London on November 11, 2017. (AFP Photo/Ben STANSALL)

Australia's full-back Kurtley Beale runs in a try during their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Australia's full-back Kurtley Beale runs in a try during their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Australia's full-back Kurtley Beale runs in a try during their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Australia's full-back Kurtley Beale runs in a try during their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017 (AFP Photo/Geoff CADDICK)

Australia manager Michael Cheika prior to a rugby union international match against Wales at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Saturday Nov. 11, 2017. (David Davies/PA via AP)

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WA Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds (r) was scathing of Rugby Australia at the senate hearing

RugbyU - RugbyU: Kruis axed by England ahead of Australia clash

England's lock George Kruis claims the ball from a line out during the Autumn international rugby union test match between England and Argentina at Twickenham Stadium in southwest London on November 11, 2017. (AFP Photo/Ben STANSALL)

RugbyU - RugbyU: Wales star Davies faces six months out with foot injury

Wales' centre Jonathan Davies is stretchered off injured at the end of the rugby union international Test match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, South Wales, on November 11, 2017. (AFP Photo/Geoff CADDICK)

Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Wales vs Australia

Wales' Jonathan Davies is tackled by Australia's Tevita Kuridrani. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

Rugby union: talking points from the first round of autumn internationals

Andrew Conway scored Ireland’s first try, Henry Slade did not quite bed in, New Zealand look more beatable and Wales were solid despite losing to Australia

'Photo of the year': Prince William's picture with Kurtley Beale in budgie smugglers lights up social media

The Duke of Cambridge is no stranger to a photo op. But even the royal looked amused to be posing next to Australia's Kurtley Beale as the rugby star sported only a pair of budgie smugglers. After witnessing the Wallabies beat Wales 29-21 in Cardiff on Saturday, the Duke was invited into the Australian changing rooms to meet the players.  While a number of the players took the chance for a photo with the special guest, it was Beale's picture that lit up social media on Monday. "When you rock up to the party feeling a little overdressed," Beale wrote on Instagram. When you rock up to the party feeling a little over dressed ������ A post shared by Kurtley Beale [-0-] (@kurtley_beale) on Nov 12, 2017 at 1:24pm PST In the accompanying photo, Beale is holding a bottle of beer and wearing only a pair of briefs, his arm around the besuited Duke of Cambridge.  "Photo of the year," was one of the first comments as the picture, which received more than 8,000 likes in two hours, spread across the internet. Special night ���� #RoyalNinjas A post shared by Sekope Kepu (@sekopekepu) on Nov 11, 2017 at 5:09pm PST Beale had plenty to celebrate on Saturday after running the length of the pitch to help Australia to their 13th successive win against the Welsh. The Duke is patron of the Welsh Rugby Union after taking over from the Queen last year.

'Photo of the year': Prince William's picture with Kurtley Beale in budgie smugglers lights up social media

The Duke of Cambridge is no stranger to a photo op. But even the royal looked amused to be posing next to Australia's Kurtley Beale as the rugby star sported only a pair of budgie smugglers. After witnessing the Wallabies beat Wales 29-21 in Cardiff on Saturday, the Duke was invited into the Australian changing rooms to meet the players.  While a number of the players took the chance for a photo with the special guest, it was Beale's picture that lit up social media on Monday. "When you rock up to the party feeling a little overdressed," Beale wrote on Instagram. In the accompanying photo, Beale is holding a bottle of beer and wearing only a pair of briefs, his arm around the besuited Duke of Cambridge.  When you rock up to the party feeling a little over dressed ������ A post shared by Kurtley Beale [-0-] (@kurtley_beale) on Nov 12, 2017 at 1:24pm PST "Photo of the year," was one of the first comments as the picture, which received more than 8,000 likes in two hours, spread across the internet. Beale had plenty to celebrate on Saturday after running the length of the pitch to help Australia to their 13th successive win against the Welsh. Special night ���� #RoyalNinjas A post shared by Sekope Kepu (@sekopekepu) on Nov 11, 2017 at 5:09pm PST The Duke is patron of the Welsh Rugby Union after taking over from the Queen last year.  

Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Wales vs Australia

REFILE - CORRECTING ID Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Wales vs Australia - Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - November 11, 2017 Wales' Jonathan Davies is tackled by Australia's Karmichael Hunt. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Wales vs Australia

REFILE - CORRECTING ID Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Wales vs Australia - Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - November 11, 2017 Wales' Jonathan Davies is tackled by Australia's Karmichael Hunt. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Australia head coach Michael Cheika before the match

FILE PHOTO - Britain Rugby Union - England v Australia - 2016 Old Mutual Wealth Series - Twickenham Stadium, London, England - 3/12/16 Australia head coach Michael Cheika before the match Reuters / Stefan Wermuth Livepic

Rugby Union - Rejuvenated Australia eye England after Wales win

Australia's scrum-half Will Genia passes during the victory over Wales in Cardiff (AFP Photo/Geoff CADDICK)

Australia's flanker and captain Michael Hooper is presented the winners' trophy at the end of their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Wales' centre Jonathan Davies is stretchered off injured at the end of their rugby union Test match against Australia, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Wales' centre Jonathan Davies is stretchered off injured at the end of their rugby union Test match against Australia, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Wales' centre Jonathan Davies is stretchered off injured at the end of their rugby union Test match against Australia, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017 (AFP Photo/Geoff CADDICK)

Australia's flanker and captain Michael Hooper is presented the winners' trophy at the end of their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Wales' centre Jonathan Davies is stretchered off injured at the end of their rugby union Test match against Australia, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

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