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  • All Blacks
    Bledisloe 1 First Thoughts

    The surface, the cheating, the running, the lack of kicking was all we could talk about in the lead up to this match. Of course the fact the good guys hadn’t beaten the blacks for 7 games in a row was brought up a couple of times, but after the kick off,...

  • All Blacks
    Wallaby team for Tokyo Bledisloe named

    Five changes to the Wallaby starting team, four to the backline, is the notable news in today’s team announcement. But its the ommission of George Smith, picked on the bench, that will cause most dicussion. Is it a dropping? Is it a resting? Rotation? Reward? A sign of things to come? Robbie...

  • All Blacks
    Bledisloe 2 – initial impressions (Ouch!)

    Ok, that hurts.. to lose the Bledisloe for another year is not a pleasant feeling. This post is purely my reactions from been at the game, we’ll have some proper analysis later in the week. Cowan was extremely lucky not to get a yellow right before half time, apparently Kaplin had his...

  • All Blacks
    Teams – Australia vs New Zealand Hong Kong Bledisloe

    We haven’t got the full Wallabies team yet – it’s announced on Thursday – but the leaks are starting to trickle out and the All Blacks have laid down their misere, with an interesting twist. First off we can all breathe a sigh of relief that Luke Burgess is set to regain...

  • All Blacks
    New Zealand vs Australia 2nd Bledisloe 2008 Score & Review

    All Blacks 39 – Wallabies 10Australia’s Tri-Nation hopes and confidence that had been building under Aussie Robbie took a sizeable dent on Saturday night in Auckland, with the Wallabies being on the receiving end of almost exactly what they dished out to the All Blacks just seven days earlier in Sydney. The...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks second Tri-Nations test preview

    Here it is – a speed preview. I reckon Australia can do it. The laws of averages and stats say that’s foolish, but fµck it. I can’t remember the last time the Aussie team had so much confidence and so much going for it. Yep, it’s early days and this is a...

  • All Blacks
    Teams for 2nd Bledisloe Test in Auckland

    Both the Wallaby and All Black squads have been announced for the next Tri-Nations at Eden Park. For the Wallabies their captain and kiwi destroyer Mortlock is back. Cross drops to the bench and Tahu gets across the ditch as the 23rd man (I guess this gives an idea on Aussie Robbie’s...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks first TriNations test player ratings

    With so many great performances across the park for Australia, this was a tough one. The 6-7-8 and 9-10-12 combos fought evenly for honours in which group swayed the game the most, but what a dilemma to have eh? 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper From nervy and out of place last week, to star...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies prepare for Bledisloe clash in Sydney

    Exclusively for Green and Gold Rugby by James Heffield, Betfair sponsored rugby bet journalist.Australia will have to bring its A-game tomorrow night if it hopes to halt its five year Bledisloe Cup drought in Sydney. The All Blacks may have been severely depleted by offshore defections and the loss of inspirational skipper...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabes vs All Blacks first TriNations test Preview

    I haven’t got much time this morning, so here are the main factors as I see them...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies team for first Trinations test against All Blacks

    The cheap shot from that cµnt Bakkies Botha on stirling Mortlock (how did this not get cited?) means Australia goes into the first Bledisloe test against New Zealand in Sydney without their captain and AB’s bogeyman. Ryan Cross has been impressive all year, but there’s a good reason why the Kiwis call...

  • All Blacks
    Trinations score & stats: New Zealand vs Australia

    All Blacks 26 – Wallabies 12 The all blacks picked up the Tri-Nations and Bledisloe cups today with a good second half performance against Australia. It wasn’t all New Zealand’s way though with Australia unlucky to go in at half time 12-9 down, having had the lion share of possession, territory and...

  • Wallabies
    Boys will be boys, but do they need to be idiots?

    Is Julian Huxley the most unlucky or the most idiotic member of the Wallabies right now? (and that’s saying something with LT around) If you didn’t know, Julian Huxley is out of Saturday’s momentous game, because at a brumbies piss up Gene Fairbanks tackled him, thereby corking his leg. Can you imagine...

  • Wallabies
    Tri-Nations: New Zealand vs Australia, Bledisloe preview

    This weekend effectively sees the grand final of the 2007 tri-nations, with the Wallabies taking on the All Blacks in Auckland. The twists and turns of this year’s competition means the default supposition of only a month ago – that the ABs should stroll this one – is no longer a foregone...

  • Wallabies
    Wallaby tries from Bledisloe 1, 2007

    Here’s great little compilation of the Australian tries from the Tri-Nations match against the All Blacks at...

  • Wallabies
    First bledisloe – Wallaby player ratings

    HOW did the Australians individually measure up in the Tri-Nations test against the All Blacks, and what does this mean for selection? Let’s start with those whose stock rose on Saturday. Happily for Australia, there were plenty of them. First up, skipper and man of the match, Beavis Mortlock. Along with others...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies versus All Blacks analysis

    It’s all in the mind With Australian hopes sky high after Saturday’s game, the question is; just...