Super Rugby
  • Tahs rout the Fiji Warriors

    From the press release: The HSBC Waratahs took another step in their 2010 Super 14 preparations with...

  • Video: Budgie Smugglin Tahs

    I, erm, don’t know what to say. UPDATE: Looks like it was originally all for charity. Phew,...

  • The Reds’ Renovation Rescue: season preview

    In real estate parlance, the Reds are definitely a unique fixer-upper opportunity. Perhaps the for sale advertisement...

  • SANZAR sees sense

    Alleluia. Having endured a year when the most successful teams were the ones who kicked the ball away, it would appear that the Southern Hemisphere powers that be have felt the disillusionment of rugby lovers in the place the counts the most; the balance sheet, and decided to do something about it....

  • Is Ballymore the future of QLD Rugby?

    Ballymore – history and tradition reverberate around this ground like few others. Walking around the ground it...

  • G&GR Super14 Fantasy Comp Sign Up

    PRIZE ANNOUNCED: A double Gold Pass to the Wallabies home test of your choice in 2010. Thanks to the ARU! We’re running a fantasy league again this year in addition to the tipping comp, so be sure to sign up for both — already quite a few takers in the tipping comp....

  • Trials: Trick or Treat?

    It only seems like yesterday that we were wiping the sleep from our eyes, cranking up the laptops and watching the G&GR live blog from Kingsholme as the Dirties took on Glos? And isn’t it still summer? Didn’t Punter and the boys clean up the Pakis earlier this week? Well bugger me, its footy...

  • Tahs ’10 preview: fans want rugby to break out

    Waratahs fans will expect a better performance from their team in 2010.  They were not happy campers...

  • Pre-Season dramas hit the Brumbies

      There are many changes to the sporting landscape that come with the advent of professionalism.  One,...

  • G&GR KooGa S14 tipping comp

    To add a bit of spice to this year’s comp, the winner will receive a free KooGa jersey (including any of their S14, or new Wallaby designs)! Here’s how to join:

  • Melbourne Messiah and The Virgin Mary

    The national media have been fawning all over Rod McQueen’s appointment as the new Super 15 Melbourne...

  • G&GR Wallaby Player of the Decade & e-book

    In the lead up to New Years Eve 2009, we published a series of articles looking back at some of the highlights of Australian Rugby throughout the decade. This culminated in the selection of the Wallaby Team of the Decade and the nomination of five players as Wallaby Players of the Decade. ...

  • Honeymoon over for Hynes

    Fresh back from his honeymoon, incumbent Wallaby winger Peter Hynes has been thrust straight into the new season with some gruelling training sessions under the blazing Queensland sun and the prospect of a positional shift in the wind. It appears as though Hynes will be the first choice fullback for the Reds...

  • High expectations for Brumbies in 2010!

    I have heard the Brumbies of 2010 described as the Chelsea Football Club of Australian Rugby.  Now,...

  • Force pinning hopes on ‘Little General’

    The question on everyone’s lips is how much will Matt Giteau’s departure hurt the Western Force this season? Let’s face it, in the three seasons he was there it was essentially ‘all about Gits’. He was their million dollar man, possessed oodles of star quality and was worth every cent. Commanding the...

  • Force Have Real Firepower in 2010

    If ever there was a time for the Western Force to fulfill their real potential it’s now. They’ve essentially been a journeyman outfit since entering the Super 14 competition in 2006. I don’t mean that in a negative way because they’ve achieved more in the last four years than many of the...

  • The start of the Melbourne Rebellion

    The white smoke has been sighted from the ARU’s chimney to anoint the Melbourne Rebels consortium headed by Sydney business man, Harold Mitchell, as the chosen ones to lead the new Super 15 franchise in 2011. After months of uncertainty and moments of high dudgeon between the ARU and a range of...

  • G&GR Wallaby Tries of the Decade #2

    I reckon there’s a fair bet that this next try, number two on the list, would have probably been most people’s choice for the try of the decade. Correct? Then why the hell have I not appointed it as such!!! All the elements are there. Beautiful set piece playe, last minute try...

  • Short Arm. Short Shrift. Good Riddance.

    There are not many occasions where I’d agree with Stephen Jones, The Times doyen of rugby writers,...

  • G&GR Wallaby Tries of the Decade #4

    I am a bit of a believer in the Recency Factor when it comes to many things,...