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  • Rugby
    A RWC Wallaby Retrospective: 1999 vs 2011!

    Where were we in 98: Looking back to June-ish 1998 and using the IRB Rankings formula, via...

  • Rugby
    A RWC Wallaby Retrospective: 1995 vs 2011!

    Where were we in 94: Even though the IRB rankings didn’t really come into effect until somewhere...

  • Wallabies
    Wallaby Blind Side Flanker of the Decade

    The Blind Side Flanker position has been an interesting one for Australia, not only over the last...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Outside Centre of the Decade

    Are we getting the hang of these now? Good, let’s keep them coming.  From the period 2000-2009,...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Wallaby Winger of the Decade

    From the period 2000-2009, eighteen different men have worn either the Wallaby Number Eleven or Fourteen jerseys...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Wallaby Fullback of the Decade

    From the period 2000-2009, ten different men (perhaps nine men and a boy) have worn the Wallaby...

  • 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...

  • All Blacks
    Great Tries – Matthew Burke v. NZL (1996)

    This will be the first in what we hope is a series of posts highlighting some of...

  • Wallabies
    Euro tour report card

    For mine, this tour has been a huge step forward for the Wallabies. The most important thing is that they’ve started laying the foundations of what could become a very good, if not great, winning, team. The key to winning games? Your pack and your goal kicker. Australian rugby has tried to...

  • Rocky off to Leinster – the Clayton’s sabbatical

    So this year’s messiest contract negotiation finally has closure. Rocky Elsom has been released early from his contract, not as a trendy sabbatical – no, no, no – but on compassionate leave. Apparently only a few close friends know the reason for this compassion and if it’s ‘fair dinkum’ then I wish...

  • 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...

  • Rugby
    The Goose Steps in it Again, and this Time he might be spot on – by Coatsie

    Without having another great big pull over hanging out with him and doing more namedropping, when I...

  • Wallabies
    Peter Hewat – harsh, fair or who cares?

    Having been heavily snubbed by the Wallabies and having his nose rubbed in it to boot (via that great telephone incident with chief idiot Tuqiri), Peter Hewat is finally off. It is understood that Waratahs back Peter Hewat will earn an estimated $450,000 a year playing for the London Irish club in...

  • Wallabies
    Enough already! Journos & the Wallaby backline

    Photo from Reuters For the past two weeks the cry from some prominent Australian journalists has been that the Wallabies have “retreated” to an “old guard” back-line combination that has an abysmal away record. These pundits are barking up the wrong tree. First, lets have a look at this combo’s overall record,...