Super Rugby
  • Brock James cracks the tonne

    When Brock James left the Western Force to head to France to play for Clermont in the Top 14, it caused barely a ripple in Australian rugby circles. In the pre-Gits era of the Force, James, Scott Daruda and James Hilgendorf, had all been used as fly-halves without much success. Leaving Australia...

  • Ajokersayswhat? – Peter Lewis

    Here’s Andrew Slack interviewing QRU Chairman Peter Lewis last week in the Courier Mail Queensland rugby enjoyed...

  • Video: Kafe’s chalkboard – Matt Hodgson

    Here’s Kafe’s Chalkboard from The Rugby Club during the week where they decided to have a big...

  • Australian under 20 Team vs Canada

    The under 20’s begin their campaign in this year’s IRB under 20 World Cup tomorrow night playing Canada in Fukuoka, Japan. The Australian team is choca-block full of players with regular Super 14 experience and it is with high hopes they would go into this year’s tournament, mind you, we all thought...

  • Were the ELVs more exciting? The stats.

    When SANZAR introduced a number of Experimental Law Variations for the 2008 season, supporters were led to...

  • Chat with Newb: winner of Fox fantasy rugby

    Here’s a few words with G&GRs own James Mahoney (aka Newb); winner of the TOTAL Foxsports fantasy league competition. Where are you from and where do you live? Born and raised in the US.  Currently in the Boston area but spend a fair amount of time in Chicago.  Feel free to brand...

  • Rugby Science: Heiny Cup vs S14

    It seems to me this year that the taste for all things domestic Northern Hemisphere rugby had...

  • G&GR S14 tipping & fantasy honours

    First off, and most impressively – the Fantasy league Just in case you wondered about the quality of the comments and punditry around here, one of our own – James Mahony (aka Newb) has gone and won the whole bloody thing! Pretty farking convincingly as well, being the only manager to get...

  • The Barbarian vs Boy Wonder

    So it is possible to have your cake and eat it too? With Wallaby Phil Waugh lining...

  • Big Kev keeps the faith

    With talk of key players jumping ship from HMAS Ballymore, the announcement of James Horwill’s re-signing for two years was a cause for celebration among long suffering Reds’ supporters. Although Horwill had strongly hinted a few weeks ago that a deal was all but done, the recent machinations with Rocky’s future, MMM...

  • Brumbies 2010: is their greed good for all?

    Should all the chips fall the right way, the Brumbies could be just about to pull off...

  • QRU – the time is now!!

    My esteemed colleague/fellow Blogger/GAGR Rugby Correspondent, Juan Cote, has called for the ARU to lend a bit more a hand to the Reds in getting them back on top of their game in Please ARU – help the Reds help themselves!!. I’m going to be a little more dramatic. It is time...

  • The prodigal son returns

    Fresh from helping Leinster to its Heiny Cup victory on the weekend, ARU media has announced that...

  • Please ARU, help the Reds help themselves!!!

    Being a fervent supporter of the Reds, I’ve become used to disappointment over the last few years, but nothing could quite prepare for the disappointment I felt this morning to read that Madness McMeniman is heading overseas next year and that Diggers may well join him. Ok, Madness leaving is sad but...

  • Early spring cleaning for the Brumbies

      It appears the Brumbies have wasted no time in looking toward 2010 with the news that Clyde Rathbone has been released from the franchise. Effectively this is a decision that will more than likely end the 28 year-old’s Super rugby career. It’s sad, as we never quite got to see the...

  • Aussie S14 Try of 2009 video

    Here’s what Foxsports The Rugby Club reckons was try of the season. Did they get it right?

  • So who missed out? The Stats.

    While it is hard to argue with the majority of the Wallaby selections announced today, there are a few players that could feel a bit unlucky. The selection of Matt Hodgson in front of Ben Mowen and Mitchell Chapman was a bit of a surprise as was the inclusion of Quade Cooper...

  • JO’N: evil genius, or very evil genius?

    Well, it looks like the negotiation tactics as outlined in My Week – By John O’Neill, have...

  • Vid analysis: Burgo’s need for speed

    I keep reading in the press how the Wallaby 9 position is still a problem with no...

  • Vid analysis: Big Will doing the dirty

    The loss of Vickerman, with his phenomenal work-rate, was a real concern for the Tahs going into...