All posts tagged "2009"

  • ACT Brumbies
    Wallaby Winger of the Decade

    From the period 2000-2009, eighteen different men have worn either the Wallaby Number Eleven or Fourteen jerseys in a test match. Interestingly eight of these were  also on the fullback list (Julian Huxley and James O’Connor being the only two fullbacks NOT to start a test on the wing). So, our noughty...

  • Wallabies
    Matt Giteau wins John Eales Medal 2009

    On the right is how the voting finished up (Wallabies vote 3-2-1 for their team-mates after each test). Initially I was pretty surprised, thinking that surely Benn Robinson should have come closer to the top, if not taken it out. I’d say that alongside Rocky Elsom he’d be the one other Wallaby...

  • All Blacks
    Tri-Nations Predictions

    Wondering who to stick your kids lunch money on for this year’s Tri-Nations? Well wonder no more. We’ve gathered some of the worlds keenest rugby brains to help you make up your mind with their own Tri-Nations predictions.

  • Queensland Reds
    Reds launch into 2009

    It was with great gusto the Reds launched their season campaign this morning, a slick multi-media type show, which left several jaded press hacks pondering the impact Generation Y has had on the staid and clichéd world of rugby reporting.  Translation……there was not a party pie in sight. The thing that strikes...

  • Queensland Reds
    A Happy New Year for the Reds?

    by Juan Cote If you were standing near the Ballymore exits at the end of last season you would have been in serious danger of being injured in a stampede; such was the exodus of players heading into either full-time retirement or semi-retirement on the European club scene. Although there was plenty...

  • Super Rugby
    Predictions for 2009

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