All posts tagged "byron kelleher"

  • All Blacks
    Another glorious England defeat

    All Blacks 19 England 6 Just like the ‘win’ at Dunkirk in 1940, the Poms went down fighting in a ‘glorious defeat’ against an All Black team that has finally recovered its confidence. However, unlike Dunkirk it didn’t involve a ‘strategic’ withdrawal as they continued to attack the Kiwis right up until...

  • Rugby
    Toutai Kefu v. NZL (2001)

    It’s Bledisloe Week, so it’s only natural that our next great Wallaby try to be analysed is in one of the Wallabies most memorable Bledisloe wins. Shall we do a bit of build up here? · The Wallabies were coming off a history making 2-1 series defeat of the British and Irish...

  • All Blacks
    Tri-Nation’s All Blacks looking shaky

    The Aotearoans are asking themselves just where is the depth after the 2009 All Black Tri-Nations squad was announced by Graham Henry earlier this week. There are plenty of names in it that just don’t run off the tongue like de Malmanche, Crockett, Franks, Evans and Ross. It’d be true to say that...

  • Lunch with Larkham – By Coatsie

    Dear Matt and readers, What I failed to mention in my first/last post was I come from Terrey Hills Rugby Club, in the hinterland behind Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We are a little club with a reasonably good following with a great club spirit and social atmosphere. Being a single sixth division team...

  • 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
    Tri-Nations preview: Australia vs New Zealand

    AFTER a valiant but unsuccessful opening to their Tri-Nations campaign in South Africa, the Wallabies face a step up in opponent as they take on the premier team in world rugby – the All Blacks. What can we expect from this game and where will the key battles on the field be?...