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  • ACT Brumbies
    Super Rugby Round Two Review

    Round Two of Super Rugby, 2011-style, saw two more local derbies for the Aussie teams. The first was an emotional last-minute win by the Rebels over the Brumbies, while the second was a clinical takedown of the Reds by the increasingly impressive Waratahs. So, on to the whos, whats and whys of...

  • Rugby
    A RWC Wallaby Retrospective: 1995 vs 2011!

    Where were we in 94: Even though the IRB rankings didn’t really come into effect until somewhere...

  • Rugby
    G&GR Waratahs Player of the Year

    At the end of each game throughout the 2010 Super 14 season over at the forum, readers have submitted their 3-2-1’s for each Australian team. All of these votes will accumulated and an overall 3-2-1 assigned for each match to the three leading point getters for each Aussie team. This is a...

  • ACT Brumbies
    G&GR Super 14 Round 8 Review

    Well that was some good footy! Now I’ll give you that Force v Stormers game didn’t set the world on fire, and the weather (and the visitors) impacted the quality of the Tahs v Cheetahs match, but the rest of the round was pretty damn good. And all the Aussies won! [ed:...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Born Free (to play wherever).

    With the Melbourne Rebels now in the player market place, not too long after the WA Force entered, a subset issue is now a subject of hot discussion.  Who can lay claim to the player.  It is a common cry out of NSWRU and the Sydney club land that they created the...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Video: G&GR Super 14 Round 2 Review

    And so we look back on week 2 with mixed views. The Reds won, and won well, which everyone seems pretty pleased about. The Brumbies, Force and Tahs all lost on the road which shouldn’t really be a surprise should it? Perhaps we expected more from the all-star Brumbies, but they were...

  • ACT Brumbies
    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...

  • NSW Waratahs
    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...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Tahs preview: vs Reds

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

  • Rugby
    G&GR Wallaby Team of the Decade

    Well, the people have spoken. The votes are in and we have our official Green & Gold...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Loose Head Prop of the Decade

    We finally reach the last position in the team, if only because of its numerical allocation.  For...

  • South Africa
    Video & Stats: Wallaby scrum vs the world

    As you can see in our 2009 highlights package, we’re pretty frikken proud of our Wallaby scrum. Minus a few dodgy ref calls earlier in the season, they’ve taken apart nigh on all-comers, blooding a brand new tight head prop along the way. But how can we quantify how well they’re doing?...

  • Rugby
    The G&GR Wallaby Player of the Year – Domestic Rugby Series

    The Wallabies started their 2009 test campaign against Italy in Canberra all the way back in June. ...

  • Rugby
    Rocky’s sterling effort

    Rocky Elsom has been named Wallaby captain for the upcoming Northern Hemisphere tour beginning later this month. He has taken over from Stirling Mortlock who was also named in the side. Berrick Barnes is the Vice- Captain. This will no doubt increase speculation that Mortlock’s Wallaby career may be coming to a...

  • Rugby
    Rookies aplenty in Wallaby Training Squad

    Robbie Deans, and his selectors, have named a number of new faces in the 43 man Wallaby training squad in preparation for the Grand Slam tour later this year.  Perhaps the most notable rookie is scrumhalf Richard Kingi of the Queensland Reds who only last week signed an Academy contract with the...

  • Humour
    My 50th – Robbie Deans

    When a man turns 50, it is a time of reflection. It’s the sort of thing that gives an individual pause for thought. What is the higher meaning of life? How can the collective group that is mankind profit from one blokes endeavour? If there are no guarantees and nothing lasts forever...

  • Rugby
    The Wallabies Changes: Robbie Deans explains

    Maestro Deans has made sweeping changes to his team to face the Bokke this Saturday with the biggest changes being Will Genia and David Pocock getting their chance to start this week. After sniping at the heals of Burgo for a few weeks Genia takes over from the wayward incumbent while Bam...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies make changes for Perth test

    Robbie Deans and his selection panel (whomever they are) have made four changes to the Wallaby starting...

  • Rugby
    Flippie thinks the Wallabies are soft moffies

      Jou bliksem, the Aussie skaapfokkers are kak! That’s the general view of the archetypal van der...

  • Wallabies
    Wallaby player ratings: Sydney Bledisloe

    I finally subjected myself to the replay and here’s my stab at the player ratings. Tally with what you saw? Scoring system at the bottom. 1. Benn Robinson: Steady, but not spectacular. Has lost some edge in the loose. 5 2. Stephen Moore: Early head nock took it’s toll, but also a...