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  • Wallabies
    Wallabies Tri-Nations Team vs Springboks 1st Test Perth

    Here’s the team for Australia vs South Africa in Perth on Saturday. Lock combo of Horwill and Sharpe is still on as Vickerman’s ankle’s not a 100%, thereby delaying the big choice for the selectors. Palu and Tuqiri return from injury in time for this big game and Smith regains the starting...

  • All Blacks
    Chooks own Mongrel-o-meter

    By Chook. I think we need to rate the players that will face off for the Tri...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies Tri-Nations Squad 2008 Announced

    Below is the Australia Tri-Nations squad for the 2008 Tri-Nations. A few comments on the changes from the last few weeks: INTimana Tahu - Has been impossible not to notice for Australia and brings a real different option to Barnes at 12, where I hope they aim him and his ball skillsDrew...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies team for second French test

    NEWSFLASH: Lock Nathan Sharpe is out with a groin strain, replaced by 24 year old Dean Mumm. Hugh McMinimum takes the spot on the bench. There are four changes for this weekend’s test. Through injury Tuqiri and Palu are out, replaced by the Wallabies debutant Lachie Turner and Stephen Hoiles (look out...

  • Green & Gold Rugby Poll Wallaby Team 2008

    Well, with over 3,000 votes cast, below is the team that the rugby reading officianados have chosen. Aussie Robbe, feel free to print out and take directly to the press conference on Monday to announce the team for Ireland. SEE OFFICIAL WALLABIES 2008 SQUAD HERE Fullback: Gerrard (98 votes) Wingers: Lote Tuqiri...

  • Investec 2008 Super 14 Awards – Voting & History

    Just to follow up on the news from yesterday, here are what the voting numbers were, along with a bit of history of who won it down the years. I didn’t realise how close Phil Waugh was to getting it. I understand the votes come from the players themselves. 2008 Investec Super...

  • Super Rugby
    Hurricanes vs Western Force: video highlights & score

    Hurricanes 21 – Force 10 Despite having nothing really to play for, solid defence from the Force managed to restrict the Canes to 2 tries, which could well prove important from a Waratahs home semi perspective. In only his second match in Super 14, the 17 year old James O’Connor had his...

  • By the numbers

    Of the various fantasy super 14 competitions that have been running, the one I started in this year was the Foxsports version. It’s way too late to join (have a go next year, maybe I’ll start a league), but what I thought was interesting was looking at how individual players have done...

  • Super Rugby
    Western Force vs Chiefs; video highlights & score

    Western Force 22 – Chiefs 21 This game was the one highlight in an otherwise pretty dismal super 14 weekend for Aussie teams, losing 3 out of 4 games. Having watched the game, no one really blew me away from the Force’s point of view. It was a pretty solid team effort,...

  • Queensland Reds
    Reds vs Force Super 14: Video highlights and review

    Reds 29 – Force 12.Despite sleeping on it to try and come up with some inspiration, I can’t find any glowing words about this Reds performance – unlike their showing away at the Bulls. Defense held firm, but otherwise this match was more about what the Force couldn’t do, than what the...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Force vs Waratahs Super 14 2008 Score & finals run

    Western Force 12 – Waratahs 17 With this hard fought win the Waratahs have taken an unconvincing season start and turned it into the foundations of a serious charge at the 2008 Super 14 semi-finals. Thanks to Sky only showing two matches this weekend, I’ve been able to see diddly-squat of this...

  • Super Rugby
    Western Force vs Stormers, score & review

    Western Force 16 – Stormers 32 During the week John Mitchell said “Last year we got our pants pulled down in the middle stages of the competition, so it is important we keep our focus on what we have got to improve on” That Fremantle doctor must be a-whistling around John’s kiwi...

  • Super Rugby
    Auckland Blues vs Western Force score & highlights

    Blues 17 – Force 27 Here are brief highlights from the Blues vs Force game in round...

  • Super Rugby
    Super 14 2008, Force vs Crusaders score, review

    Western Force 24 -Canterbury Crusaders 29 Despite conceding 17 unanswered points in the second half to lose the match, the Force stepped up to the plate today and in many ways outplayed this champion Crusader outfit. Gone were the dropped passes and turnovers. Back was the pace and width on the ball....

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 Scores and reviews: Cheetahs vs Force, Chiefs vs Waratahs, Brumbies vs Highlanders, Hurricanes vs Reds

    Here’s a rundown of this Aussie Super 14 games as I saw them. Cheetahs 15 vs Western Force 16This was truly a bizarre game. If you’d ignored the scoreline but watched the stats, you would have sworn the Force would have won this by 20 points. 35 minutes in they’d had 70%...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs England quarter final: preview & teams

    Dear Santa…. The perceived wisdom (from both sides) for Saturday’s first quarter final seems to be this:...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs Canada RWC’07 score, review, stats

    Woeful Wallabies 37 Plucky Canucks 6 Here’s the short version; a bunch of Wallabies desperate to score...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs Canada RWC’07 preview and teams

    SEE RESULT AND REVIEW HERE So what can come out of this one-sided game tomorrow?On the positive (and grasping at straws) side, this is Huxley’s chance to prove that we have a backup to Barnes, assuming Bernie’s knee can’t be put back together. If he’s ever going to look good at 10,...

  • Wallabies vs Fiji RWC’07 player ratings

    To be honest, Saturday’s was the kind of scrappy effort that left me uninspired when it comes to writing player ratings. So instead, I’ve shamelessly ripped off the anonymous ones syndicated by AAP and stuck on my own thoughts in green. Feel free to take a shot or defend them if they’re...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs Fiji RWC ’07; score, review, stats

    Wallabies 55 Fiji (B) 12 At no stage today did the Wallabies get into top gear, in fact there were plenty of periods of play where the game just turned scrappy. Nevertheless, the pleasing aspect to take out of this game was that Australia still managed to run in 7 tries, whereas...