All posts tagged "match preview"

  • Queensland Reds
    A Happy New Year for the Reds?

    by Juan Cote If you were standing near the Ballymore exits at the end of last season you would have been in serious danger of being injured in a stampede; such was the exodus of players heading into either full-time retirement or semi-retirement on the European club scene. Although there was plenty...

  • Wallabies
    Can the magic continue? France v Wallabies Preview

    . . Four days on and the smile still hasn’t left my face. But can the magic carry on? The beginning of this century was the last time the Wallabies beat the French at home. Outside of Word Cups, before last weekend Australia hadn’t won two away games in a row since...

  • Australia vs England test preview

    If you’re looking for a completely level headed assessment of the Wallabies chances at Twickenham on Saturday, you’ve come to the wrong place. It might not be the bias you’d expect though. My problem is that I’ve been burned too many times. This century Australia has lost 4 out of our 5...

  • Wallabies
    The global economy and the Wallabies Euro Tour – predict the results

    For some reason this tour feels more of a benchmark for how the Wallabies have progressed than the tri-nations this year. From a results perspective, the only way we could have shown any improvement in the tri-nations was by letting in one less soft try in Brisbane and win the thing. But...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks, preview of the Tri-Nations decider

    The start of the new Australian rugby dream, and any meaningful success comes down to this one test in Brisbane on Saturday. A loss, and the only difference from 2007 is the South African Hoodoo broken, but at the cost of a record thrashing. A win, and regardless what happens in Honkers...

  • Springboks versus Wallabies Tri-Nations Johannesburg preview

    A run down on the teams is on the previous post, so this will be pretty short and sweet – you blokes can take up the space. Last week I under-estimated the hole that South Africa is in. What’s clear is: the boks have no clue how to attack outside of 10...

  • 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 for the first Australia vs New Zealand Trinations and Bledisloe Cup test this Saturday in Sydney. The ABs are missing McCaw, their No1 cheat and only semblance of a leader (he isn’t much chop at...

  • South Africa
    Australia vs South Africa Tri-Nations First Test Preview

    UPDATED Here it is – the first big Wallaby hit out in the Aussie Robbie era, and what a test it’s gonna be. The world champeen Springboks have just re-inforced their top-dog status with two matches out of the top drawer, the second earning them their first win on NZ soil for...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Super 14 Semi Final Previews

    After one of the closest finishes of the regular season in Super 14 rugby, we find ourselves with what could be two cracking semi’s: Crusaders vs Hurricanes in Christchurch and the Waratahs vs Sharks in Sydney. So who should we be expecting in the final? Crusaders vs HurricanesThis should be straight forward....

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 2008 preview

    It’s been a long old wait since last October, but at last we get some good southern hemisphere rugby back on the telly. What’s intriguing about this years competition though is trying to pick the key runners and riders, because this year there are a couple of extra factors in play. To...

  • England vs South Africa: World Cup Final score & review

    One roll of the dice too many South Africa 15 England 6 This was a tough old armwrestle that was in the balance until the last 10 minutes. Credit to the Poms, who for the third big game in a row dug deep and and put themselves within a decision or two...

  • South Africa vs England; World Cup Final Preview

    SEE FINAL RESULT AND REVIEW HERE Let’s start with who I want to win. I can’t declare any love of the Boks. But when it comes to this Saturday, as an Australian living in England through the last World Cup and Ashes glitch, under no circumstances do I want the Poms win....

  • France vs England, South Africa vs Argentina previews

    It’s all about momentum Article by Sportsfreak, G&GR comments in green The Southern Hemisphere’s Triumphant Weekend. The weekend that the upstarts come to Europe and show the gin-drinkers just who’s boss. Cue the start of 4 years of patronising the 6 Nations. Take that Stephen Jones you funny looking man. Well that’s...

  • The best laid plans – By Sportsfreak

    France vs New Zealand previewOriginal article by Sportsfreak, G&G comments in greenPrepare, plan, prepare. A case of 2 campaigns coming to an early head in what will be the RWC’s biggest quarter final yet. There is probably a Napoleon metaphor to use here, but history was never a strong point. Two crusty...

  • 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,...

  • England vs Tonga RWC’07 teams and preview

    SEE TONGA VS ENGLAND SCORE AND REVIEW HERE Knowing as we now do that everyone hates England, it’s understandable as to why there’s so much interest in this do or die effort tonight for both teams. Tonga also has the meanest fros. Here are a quick few thoughts on the game, plus...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs Fiji RWC team & preview

    At the bottom is the Wallaby team selected to play Fiji this Sunday 23rd September in Montpellier, 22:30pm AEST. The word is that Fiji, as per the fashion among the ‘minnows’ in this world cup is selecting a second string side, so we should expect a good run out for our guys....

  • Wallabies
    England vs South Africa, Australia vs Wales

    Disaster strikesNews and previews Well, we’re only minutes away from the Boks taking on the poms in the world cup so I thought I’d throw a few words at that before raising a few pieces of news for the Wallabies vs Wales in Cardif tomorrow. While the two match ban of the...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs Wales – teams and preview

    According to reports, today we discovered the Wallaby team that will take part in the first really competitive match of their world cup, against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. There are a few well publicised changes through injuries, and then a few on the bench. Shepherdson’s back at the expense of ‘Big’...