Super Rugby
  • All that glitters is not gold in new SANZAR deal

    The gap between the ARU and its partners share of the SANZAR broadcast deal is set to widen from US$40m to US$100m, according to reports. The reason for this growing discrepancy is simple – Australian rugby has no third tier. The much awaited SANZAR broadcast deal post 2010 is set to be...

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    The Emirates Western Force have been quietly going about their business without too much fuss, kicking a few goals on the way. Unlike some other franchises, they’re relatively cashed up and have recruited wisely over the summer. They may surprise a few people next year. Apart from their Wallaby players who have...

  • ARU double standard in Cooper case?

    In a combined statement released by the ARU and QRU, Quade Cooper has been ordered to undergo an extensive personal development and counselling program before he will be considered for future selection by the Queensland Reds and Wallabies. And subsequent to his court case being resolved sometime next year, a Code of...

  • Canberra Brumbies defying rugby’s recession

    This year was a shocker for all the Australian teams. The Force had an internal spat and...

  • Ooo Ahh, it’s KooGa

    After last week’s successful launch of the Reds new kit, Australian sportswear manufacturer KooGa have scored another...

  • I see Red people!

    The Reds took their first tentative steps toward the launch of the 2010 season by unveiling their...

  • What’s next for Quade?

    The reported incident on the Gold Coast involving Quade Cooper and allegations of burglary has the potential...

  • Wallaby Winger of the Decade

    From the period 2000-2009, eighteen different men have worn either the Wallaby Number Eleven or Fourteen jerseys...

  • Wallaby Fullback of the Decade

    From the period 2000-2009, ten different men (perhaps nine men and a boy) have worn the Wallaby...

  • And the winner is – Melbourne!

    The wait is finally over with Melbourne being named as the new Super 15 franchise that will enter the Super rugby competition in 2011. Just how the announcement will be greeted in Melbourne remains to be seen after the city was left standing at the altar some years ago when the fourth...

  • Who’s the new bloke? Link’s first day.

    Under a typically blazing late spring Queensland afternoon sun, new Reds Coach Ewen McKenzie put his team through their paces. As the afternoon dragged the players started to show the strain of a day that started with a weights session under new conditioning Coach, Damian Marsh, and ended with Marsh barking out...

  • 2009 Wallabies Spring Tour – the form guide

    With the spring racing carnival in full swing in Australia, and the spring Wallaby tour about to commence, I thought I would try and combine the two. It is surprising how transferable some of the descriptions from an equine form guide can be translated to our Wallaby runners. Below is my appraisal...

  • McKenzie Links with Reds

    Finally some positive news out of Ballymore as Ewen McKenzie was today announced as Head Coach of the Reds for the next three seasons. After a year that started badly for the Reds, then got steadily worse, Queensland rugby followers at last have something to smile about. New QRU Chairman Rod McCall,...

  • The Wallabies: sprinters not marathon men

    One of the most noticeable changes about the Wallabies this year has been their ability to start games well and score early points. For many years the Wallabies were generally slow out of the blocks and would build momentum as the game progressed. What has also been noticeable is the Wallabies inability...

  • Cynical Saffas’ sheepshagger sendoff (Mk II)

    Snor might be playing silly boitjies with his ridiculous comments about Le Fuse and Co at scrum time but Jannie Public in Saffaland is mainly interested in the Pienaar Steyn conundrum. The emergence of Morné Steyn at flyhalf has energised this rugby nation because, let’s face it, he’s a matchwinner extraordinaire after...

  • Video & review: Bloodied, but bowed?

    It’s taken 24 hours, a bucket of booze, and a re-watch of yesterday’s test match to get me far enough past the disappointment to write this post. The reason why the disappointment was not just a sting, but rather a deep, jagged stabbing somewhere between the heart and the spinal chord, was...

  • The Reds go back to the future

    Finally there appears to be some signs of life at Ballymore with today’s announcement that Dan’s, both Herbert and Crowley, along with Tim Horan, will all play an active role in the re-floating the sinking ship that is Queensland Rugby. Herbert will fill the newly created General Manager role incorporating team management...

  • Gold

    Below are the very best bits of Green and Gold Rugby (I didn’t say they were good, just the best we could do). Any other nominations (from this site!) are welcome in the comments. Video Mashups Stephen Larkham the Legend Wallaby highlights 2009 Wallabies on fire vs Boks BrisVegas 2009 Less serious...

  • Lote Tuqiri shown the door by ARU

    UPDATED UPDATE – Friday 3 July: Lote Tuqiri has so far refused to comment on the reasons...

  • Friendy talks all things Brumbies with G&GR

    From the team’s inception, the Brumbies have always seemed to have a strong culture, perhaps not always positive, but a strong culture all the same. When you look back on teams of the past and the coaches that have lead the Brumbies, you can almost align a particular culture with each coach....