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  • Rugby
    2010 Aussie Rugby Wishes

    It’s been at least a week since there was any Aussie rugby, and so I’ve naturally completely forgotten coming plumb last in the Tri-Nations and stuffing a once in a quarter of a century Grand Slam chance (including losing to Scotland, FFS). As such, the incurable optimism of the Wallaby supporter has...

  • 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
    Wallaby Number 8 of the Decade

    Finally! On to the REAL men.  The pigs. The pack. The piano movers. The forwards! Starting at...

  • Rugby
    Great Wallaby Tries: 1984 Grand Slam v Wales

      And so we reach the final test of the tour, which was actually the penultimate test...

  • Rugby
    Campese v. Scotland (1984)

    Ok, so we are a little out of order here as the 84 Grand Slammers played Scotland...

  • England
    Great Wallaby Tries: 84 Grand Slam v Ireland

    As with this tour, the second test on the 1984 Grand Slam tour was against Ireland, in...

  • British & Irish Lions
    Tom courts his Irish roots

    Queenslander Tom Court, the country boy from Gatton, has been selected in the Irish test squad to take on the...

  • England
    Michael Lynagh v. England (1984)

    The first half of this game was scrappy as both teams seemed to push to hard to...

  • England
    Experts: Wallabies Grand Slam predictions

    GREEN AND GOLD RUGBY EXCLUSIVE It’s been 25 years since we last had a crack at a Grand Slam (why?) and won it. So can Australia do it again with the current Wallabies mob? G&GR talked to a number of Aussie rugby experts, and here’s what they came up with: Lote Tuqiri...

  • Rugby
    The Wallaby Tour: Rookie Watch

    The much vaunted 25th anniversary of the Grand Slam tour gets under way with a ‘meaningless’ fourth...

  • 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...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies Grand Slam tour referees

    Anyone think referees don’t make any difference to a game? Thought not. So here are the refs...

  • 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...

  • Wallabies
    There will be blood: Wallaby trial scratched

    Heard about the scuppered pre-tour trial match? In short, the ARU and Dingo Deans wanted a Possibles...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Leadership Questions: Towards 2011!

    Aussie D asked the question, at the Green & Gold Rugby forum, as to who should be...

  • Rugby
    A Bledisloe Stat Attack!

    This is is the kind of stuff the ARU sends out to all of their media contacts...

  • All Blacks
    All Black watch: Tri-Nation’s Kiwi capers

    Unlike in recent years there’s a real edge to commentary across the ditch for the opening All Blacks v Wallabies Tri-Nation’s series start. The apparent lack of success in the domestic lead-up matches by the All Blacks has left the populace a little nervous about what’s to come. The scorn with which Graham Henry and...

  • Rugby
    Pre-Grand Slam XV – The Amateur Selector

    I am what you might call an amateur selector. One of my favourite hobbies is picking Rugby...

  • England
    Wallabies Grand Slam Tour confirmed

    The last time we did it was in 1984, so a mere 25 years later we’re back for another crack. The negotiations involved bribing the Fijians with a test in Australia next year, but it’s on. G&GR will be aiming to bring you some unique coverage of the historic tour, so stay...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Tight Head Prop

    The incumbent(s): Al Baxter (NSW): Ok, disregard the penalty try that Australia let in, during the last test of last year against Wales, the scrum was a much improved element of Australia’s game in 2008. Thanks largely to Michael Foley, then Wallaby assistant coach and now Waratah assistant coach. Whether it has...