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  • Rugby
    S14 stat attack: Aussie players (2010)

    About 12 months ago the esteemed Juan Cote put together a few stats from the 2009 Super 14.  Great idea I reckon. So I stole it.  Now the first Wallaby squad of has been named as of yesterday. As with any team announcement there are always surprise selections and omissions. So this...

  • Rugby
    G&GR Force 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
    State of unOriginal

    Ok ok. It’s that time of the year when the talk turns to Origin again. Nah, I don’t mean the Slater, Inglis, Lockyer, Hayne, Kimmorley and co. Sure that State of Origin series is on, but it just happens to coincide with the call for a State of Origin in Rugby Union...

  • Rugby
    Nathan Sharpe a Force colossus

    Sharks 27 Western Force 22 I’ve banged on a bit about Matt Hodgson being the backbone of the Force’s efforts this year but in the face of adversity you cannot fault the commitment, workrate and leadership of Captain Nathan Sharpe. Hodgo was consistently outstanding at openside when he took over from Bam...

  • Rugby
    Force v Highlanders Preview: Shepherd’s Pie

    In what has been a prick of a season so far, the Western Force have an opportunity to post a rare brace of wins following last week’s victory over the Stormers. With their international backrow of Pocock, Brown and Hodgson back on deck for the first time since Round 1, combined with...

  • Rugby
    Courageous Force take it to the Bulls

    Bulls 28 Western Force 15 The ‘glass half full’ version says that the Western Force showed heart and courage last night in the face of adversity and gave the top of the table Bulls a real fright. However, reality bites in that it was the Force’s 6th loss in a row in...

  • Rugby
    Western Force v Bulls: Dead Man Walking

    By announcing his departure from coaching the Western Force ‘at the end of the 2011 season’ John Mitchell is effectively a dead man walking. I wonder where he’ll celebrate New Years’ Eve this year? You can bet your bottom dollar it won’t be at the Western Force. If you think otherwise you’re...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Video: G&GR Super 14 Round 6 Review

    Oh come on. Do I have to? REALLY? Sharpie wasn’t the only one swearing in frustration after that round. The Waratahs can count themselves lucky that they were playing the bottom ranked team, otherwise they could have joined the ranks of the Force and Brumbies in a winless round. As it was...

  • All Blacks
    Force v Chiefs Review: Once Were Warriors

    You’ve got to feel for the Force. Not a lot of depth and without all their best players these Western warriors have…umm…’gone west’. I think their season is just about over and despite the return of a few Super 14 quality players this week it might have been just that little bit...

  • 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
    Mark Bart down for general duties

    The Western Force have named their team for Friday’s match-up with the Brumbies and as flagged earlier in the week, Mark Bartholomeusz is the new black. He was recruited by the Force as a utility to provide backup at fullback and for Andre Pretorius at flyhalf – that he’s now the first choice...

  • Rugby
    Force pinning hopes on ‘Little General’

    The question on everyone’s lips is how much will Matt Giteau’s departure hurt the Western Force this season? Let’s face it, in the three seasons he was there it was essentially ‘all about Gits’. He was their million dollar man, possessed oodles of star quality and was worth every cent. Commanding the...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Force Have Real Firepower in 2010

    If ever there was a time for the Western Force to fulfill their real potential it’s now. They’ve essentially been a journeyman outfit since entering the Super 14 competition in 2006. I don’t mean that in a negative way because they’ve achieved more in the last four years than many of the...

  • Rugby
    All Quiet on the Western Front

    The Emirates Western Force have been quietly going about their business without too much fuss, kicking a few goals on the way. Unlike some other franchises, they’re relatively cashed up and have recruited wisely over the summer. They may surprise a few people next year. Apart from their Wallaby players who have...

  • All Blacks
    Welcome back Brad

  • NSW Waratahs
    Preview & teams: Shorks vs Tahs

    What a crunch match – whoever loses this one is pretty much fucked for the semis, so expect a do or die belting. The wheels have looked distincly wobbly on the Sharks season of late and the destabilisation has continued this week with a number of injuries and suspensions. Everyones fantasy 9...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Scrumhalf

        The incumbent(s): Luke Burgess (NSW): Nice timing. He’s just been benched by the Tahs. I don’t know if it’s intended to be a wake up call for him. Or he’s being rested. Or he’s bearing the brunt of backlash surrounding the backline not…ummm…b..b..b..being good?. From my perspective he, along with...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Tahs vs Force – preview

    A fascinating clash is brewing on Saturday night and already the mind games (or are they brain farts?) have started. What we should have is a classic case of ‘rugby good’ vs ‘rugby evil’, just like the Wallabies vs England. In the ‘good’ corner is the Force. Full of speed and guile...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Aussie S14 team of week 9

    1. Ben Alexander (Brumbies) – Superb performance with his workrate and willingness to truck the ball-up, just what was needed on a night where the conditions were appalling. 2. Squeeky Moore (Brumbies) – Lead the Brumbies front row which dominated the Stormers pack. Had a pretty solid night with his line-out work...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Tahs vs Stormers preview & teams

    As the weeks roll on, it becomes increasingly foolish to tip against the Tahs. Love em or hate ‘em, they’re showing a quality missing in the rest of the Aussie sides at the moment, and that’s the ability to win. I sense the tide of opinion may have turned a little, from...