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....