2008 Archives - Green and Gold Rugby

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  • Rugby
    John Eales Medal 2008 – the runners and riders

    The John Eales Medal is up for grabs again. It’s where the Wallaby players themselves vote for...

  • Rugby
    9 guys walk into a judging panel…..

    So the IRB 2008 player of the year nominations are in. Have a look at the names...

  • Wallabies squad for European Tour

    Here’s the Australia squad for the Euro tour. The big news is that Aussie Robbie Deans has continued to pump in fresh talent with four new caps – he even created an extra 34th spot for James O’Connor, although presumably he only needs a childs plane fare. The other new caps go...

  • Rugby
    Tri-Nations wrap-up

    Today we’ll be finding out who makes the Wallabies European tour squad. But before we start talking...

  • Wallabies
    Australian hopes dented, but not destroyed

    Exclusively for Green and Gold Rugby by James Heffield, Betfair sponsored rugby bet journalistThe Tri-Nations remains wide open after Australia were downed 39-10 by a much improved All Black’s side at Auckland’s Eden Park last night. The Wallabies are still in a good position to take the silverware, but they will have...

  • South Africa
    Springbok Team vs Wallabies first test Trinations 2008

    SOUTH Africa have recalled No.8 Pierre Spies, centre Francois Steyn and fullback Conrad Jantjes to the starting line-up for Saturday night’s Tri-Nations rugby Test against Australia in Perth. Spies got the nod ahead of Joe van Niekerk, who played in the previous two Tests against New Zealand, Steyn replaces the injured Adrian...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies Tri-Nations Squad 2008 Announced

    Below is the Australia Tri-Nations squad for the 2008 Tri-Nations. A few comments on the changes from the last few weeks: INTimana Tahu - Has been impossible not to notice for Australia and brings a real different option to Barnes at 12, where I hope they aim him and his ball skillsDrew...

  • All Blacks
    All Blacks vs Springboks; first test review

    Wallabies face tough Tri Nations competitionExclusively for Green and Gold RugbyBy James Heffield, Betfair sponsored journalist Wallaby fans may have had one eye on the French last night, but the other must surely have been on the opening Tri-Nations test between New Zealand and South Africa in Wellington. For Robbie Deans’ men,...

  • Wallabies
    2008 Wallabies Squad announced

    The 30 man train on squad for the Wallabies 2008 (list below) was announced by Aussie Robbie Deans earlier today. Apparently he had no hand in selection (due to his NZ contract still being in place), but having taken note of our Poll, there aren’t that many contentious decisions that weren’t forced...

  • Green & Gold Rugby Poll Wallaby Team 2008

    Well, with over 3,000 votes cast, below is the team that the rugby reading officianados have chosen. Aussie Robbe, feel free to print out and take directly to the press conference on Monday to announce the team for Ireland. SEE OFFICIAL WALLABIES 2008 SQUAD HERE Fullback: Gerrard (98 votes) Wingers: Lote Tuqiri...

  • Investec 2008 Super 14 Awards

    The Investec Super 14 awards were dished out last night. Interesting how they didn’t wait till after the finals – what does that tell you about expectations for Australian rugby? Anyway, here are the gongs they gave out, with a couple of comments: Ref of 2008 – Stu DickensonStill gets my vote...

  • 2008 Wallaby Selections – have your say

    Poor old Aussie Robbie Deans has been expressly forbidden to even think about Australian rugby until the Crusaders have won this years Super 14. To help him out I thought I’d package up pure selection gold and email it to him, so that he can concentrate on more important things, like getting...

  • Super Rugby
    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...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Stormers vs Brumbies; Super 14 video highlights

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

  • Super Rugby
    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,...

  • It’s anyone’s – Super 14 2008 run in to the semi’s

    With only 5 points separating the second placed Waratahs and the 6th placed Stormers, this Super 14 comp is still wide open, the only sureties being Crusaders. So looking at the remaining fixtures, who looks most likely to make the top four and what does that mean to the Aussie teams still...

  • Queensland Reds
    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...

  • NSW Waratahs
    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...

  • Rugby
    Brumbies vs Lions Super 14; review, video highlights

    Brumbies 28 – Lions 21. There’s a glowing ember of the Super 14 game winning habit deep...

  • Wallabies
    Wallaby 2008 fixtures

    SEE WALLABIES 2008 SQUAD HERE Strayed across the fixtures for the Australia rugby team in 2008 today so thought I’d stick ‘em on here (not that I’m having rugby withdrawal at the moment or anything). 14 June 2008: Qantas Wallabies v Ireland, Melbourne (Venue TBC) 28 June 2008: Qantas Wallabies v France,...