Super Rugby
  • Brumbies v Bulls preview

    The CA Brumbies have made 3 changes to their team which take on the Bulls at Loftus at the excellent TV rating time  of 2:05am on Sunday. The Brumbies have named a side that includes Wallabies Matt Giteau and Rocky Elsom, after both were left out of the match day squad in...

  • Reds crack the Schatz

    Ewen McKenzie has responded to last week’s heartbreaker by bringing in several new players for the Crusaders game, most noteably young blade Jake Schatz, who will start at blind-side flanker. In an effort to sure up a shaky forward pack, Link has also put the cleaners through the bench by dropping James...

  • McKenzie keeps it simple for the Reds

    Say what you want, but this shows good thinking. I mean, you’ll change clubs and change girlfriends,...

  • Super 14 Fantasy Comp – Week 1

    Things are off to a great start in the G&GR Fantasy League.  Our league average (taken from top 5) is 1st out of a whopping 1,163 in the overall competition and blowing the Planet Rugby and RugbyDump leagues out of the water!  Not too shabby at all. Doing us proud at the...

  • Super 14 Wallaby watch

    Along with the reviews of the week like the post below, each week we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for Wallaby playing form. Within each Aussie teams’ match review, you’ll find us singling out three players: Wallaby who put his hand up Wallaby who did himself no favours Bolter watch (no capper...

  • Video: G&GR Super 14 Round 1 Review

    Every week during the Super 14 season G&GR will take a look at the key plays and players of the week just had. We can be a myopic lot here at G&GR sometimes, so no point stopping now. Let’s make it clear. Our focus is the Wallabies, so these reviews will focus...

  • Running Rugby or kickfest?

    Round 1 of the Super 14 has come and gone with a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears- and that’s just from the Reds v Tahs game! The promises of expansive play and running rugby were trumpeted in the pre-season by everyone from head honcho John O’Neill down to the respective...

  • Mumm cops 2 weeks, Byrnes & Caldwell clear

    Dean Mumm has  been suspended for two weeks for a shoulder charge on Saia Faingaa from last night’s Reds v Tahs clash, while Adam Byrnes and Will Caldwell have been cleared of biting and eye gouging charges respectively. Mummy was charged under Law 10.4 (h) Barging into a Ruck or Maul. Judicial...

  • Super 14 Tipping Comp: Round 1

    Brumby-fan Latts is half a point clear of the field, but our Crusaders fans certainly know their rugby. Out of 141 players, only 8 picked all correct winners. Here’s the Top 10:

  • Three cited from Reds v Tahs clash

    There was plenty of blood spilt at Suncorp last night, and most of it was bad. In what was at times a spiteful and petulant clash, three players have been called to front the beak, SANZAR citing commissioner Paul Tully, at Ballymore this morning. Reds lock Adam Byrnes, Tahs lock Will Caldwell...

  • Brumbies v Force match review

    The ACT Brumbies have defeated the Western Force 24-15 at ME Bank Stadium in Perth tonight. Both teams were struck down with injuries in the lead up to the match, with Rocky Elsom ruled out on game day for the Brumbies after a recurrence of his hamstring injury along with Mark Bartholomeusz...

  • Live Score: Force vs Brumbies Super 14

    FULL TIME: Western Force 15 (O’Connor 5 PGs) – Brumbies 24 (Tries: Moore, Valentine, Edmunds)

  • Reds v Tahs: ‘impartial’ head to head analysis

    Messers Hickey and McKenzie have done their part, the teams are named.  Now it is time for...

  • Tahs preview: vs Reds

    Waratahs boss Chris Hickey appears to have the balance of his line-up bang on for the season...

  • Brumbies: the Real Force.

    The ‘Super Star’ CA Brumbies take on the Western Force on Friday night at the new home...

  • Mark Bart down for general duties

    The Western Force have named their team for Friday’s match-up with the Brumbies and as flagged earlier in the week, Mark Bartholomeusz is the new black. He was recruited by the Force as a utility to provide backup at fullback and for Andre Pretorius at flyhalf – that he’s now the first choice...

  • Fantasy League Final Preview

    Only two days before the transaction deadline, so if you’re going to start a team get crackin!  Most of you have probably spent a decent chunk of time tinkering with your squad (I know I have) and maybe have a good idea of who you want on your team.  In the event...

  • Aussie S14 finish predictions

    You’ve seen (or at least read about) the trials, the coaches, the players. So where do you reckon the Aussie S14 teams will net out by the end of the season? To give you something to chew on (or laugh at), a few of the G&GR pundits have put their rocks on...

  • Hate Week 2010

    It’s mate against mate, state against state, hate against hate. Do I need to say it? It’s New South Wales versus Queensland. Waratahs versus the Reds. The match itself is of no consequence, for what we all really love is The Build Up. A week to live for, and to die for....

  • Oz Super 14 coaches: a force multiplier?

    In military parlance, a force multiplier is an asset that increases your ability to succeed in the violence of the battlefield. Transposed to rugby it is the people, strategies, innovation and organisation that you can bring to your franchise to enhance success. And one of the major force multipliers in any season...