Super Rugby
  • Head-hunting in the Wild West

    An overview of the potential replacement coaches for John Mitchell at the Western Force

  • A Happy New Year for the Reds?

    by Juan Cote If you were standing near the Ballymore exits at the end of last season...

  • Predictions for 2009

    A look back over 2008 and some predictions for Wallaby rugby in 2009

  • SANZAR Merit Referees 2009

    In the Super 14 next year the nationality of refs will no longer matter when it comes to allocating them to matches. Instead, it’ll come down to ‘merit’. Apparently they used 19 refs last year, this time they’ll concentrate it down to the 9 ‘merit’ refs (below), and fill gaps based on...

  • Crusaders vs Waratahs Super 14 2008 Final review & video highlights

    Princes of darkness 20 – Tahs 12 During the week Mark Hammett commented that, in terms of intensity, this was going to be a test match and he was spot on. These two teams went hammer and tongs, both refusing to be intimidated by what was on the line, and the sense...

  • Crusaders vs Waratahs Super 14 Final Score

    Crusaders 20 – Waratahs 12. An incredibly hard fought match in which the Tahs led 11-12 at half time. ‘Saders were just too good though. SEE REVIEW AND HIGHLIGHTS HEREReview etc to follow

  • Aussie teams Super 14 round-up

    Come Monday next week, no-one’s going to give a rats arse about the Super 14 2008, so while there’s still some legs in it, how has it all worked out for the Aussie states and what does it look like for 2009? OverallIn short, better than last year, but far from great....

  • Crusaders vs Waratahs Super 14 Final Preview & Master Plan

    OK, the stats aren’t in their favour, but can the Tahs win on Saturday?Hell yes. And here’s how: DefenceThe Tahs have the most offensive defence going in the 2008 Super 14. Their line speed and power in the tackle has been outstanding – witness South Africas finest breaking down and blubbing at...

  • Waratahs vs Sharks Super 14 Semi Final Video Highlights

    You can read a full review here Watching it again, there were a couple of bits that...

  • Tahs Shred Sharks

    Waratahs 28 – Shorks 13 Someone took the Waratahs of 2008, condensed them all down, wrung out the pure essence, poured it into a bottle, and then served it up to the Sharks at the SFS last night. ‘Eau de Tah ‘08’ was just too powerful for the men from Durban, and...

  • Waratahs vs Sharks Super 14 Semi Final Score

    Waratahs 28 – Sharks 13 The NSW Waratahs put in a mighty performance this evening to defeat last years finalists the Sharks by 4 tries to 1. For review go here For Waratahs:Tries: Tuqiri, Horne, Beale, BurgessCon: BealePen: BealeDrop-goal: Beale For Sharks:Try: BurdenCon: KockottPen: PienaarDrop-goal: Pienaar Waratahs: 15 Sam Norton-Knight, 14 Lachie...

  • Super 14 Semi Final Previews

    After one of the closest finishes of the regular season in Super 14 rugby, we find ourselves...

  • Reds vs Waratahs Super 14: score & review, video highlights

    Queensland Reds 11 – NSW Waratahs 18It wasn’t pretty, they got the better of the reffing and thankfully the Hurricanes slipped up in Auckland, but today’s professional win by the Waratahs has ensured some respectability for Australia’s 2008 Super 14 showing with a home semi booked in Sydney. Yet again the back...

  • Stormers vs Waratahs: Score and Review

    Stormers 13 – Waratahs 13 When the Super 14 semi-finals loom, you can always count on the Waratahs to find new ways to bewilder. So on a night with comedy rain coming down (now that’s a power shower) Link McKenzie decides to stick with his masterstroke of benching the one guy in...

  • Hurricanes vs Western Force: video highlights & score

    Hurricanes 21 – Force 10 Despite having nothing really to play for, solid defence from the Force managed to restrict the Canes to 2 tries, which could well prove important from a Waratahs home semi perspective. In only his second match in Super 14, the 17 year old James O’Connor had his...

  • Stormers vs Brumbies; Super 14 video highlights

    Stormers 20 – Brumbies 10 Gaping chasms in the Brumbies mid-field ushered the Stormers through for their...

  • Western Force vs Chiefs; video highlights & score

    Western Force 22 – Chiefs 21 This game was the one highlight in an otherwise pretty dismal super 14 weekend for Aussie teams, losing 3 out of 4 games. Having watched the game, no one really blew me away from the Force’s point of view. It was a pretty solid team effort,...

  • Bulls vs Waratahs review & score

    Bulls 16 – Waratahs 13 The summary of this game is pretty easy. It pissed down rain, the Waratahs got kicked around the park by the Bulls 10 Hougaard, and on top of that the Tahs lineout went to shit. Not a recipe for an entertaining match, and not a good sign...

  • Chiefs vs Reds; review & video highlights

    Chiefs 32 – Reds 20.The Reds seemed to come into this game thinking they could out-run the Chiefs and at half time the approach seemed to have blown up on them, as they went into the sheds 3 tries to nil down. But the game got a real shot in the arse...

  • Waratahs vs Sharks Super 14: review & video highlights

    FOR THE SEMI-FINAL REVIEW AND SCORE GO HERE FOR SEMI FINAL HIGHLIGHTS GO HERE Waratahs 25 – Sharks 10This was the Waratahs 5th straight win in the 2008 Super 14, and their second half four try dicking of the Sharks has rightfully slung them to second in the table. The blueprint for...