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  • Rugby
    Forced Out: Who Should Follow Foley As Western Force Head Coach?

    How hard has it been being a Wallaby fan this last three weeks? That’s now four losses...

  • 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...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Oz Super 14 coaches: a force multiplier?

    In military parlance, a force multiplier is an asset that increases your ability to succeed in the violence of the battlefield. Transposed to rugby it is the people, strategies, innovation and organisation that you can bring to your franchise to enhance success. And one of the major force multipliers in any season...

  • ACT Brumbies
    G&GR Wallaby Tries of the Decade #2

    I reckon there’s a fair bet that this next try, number two on the list, would have probably been most people’s choice for the try of the decade. Correct? Then why the hell have I not appointed it as such!!! All the elements are there. Beautiful set piece playe, last minute try...

  • Rugby
    Mooney Boned

    In a surprise development Phil Mooney has been sacked as coach of the Queensland Reds. This was announced...

  • 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...

  • Rugby
    Chris Latham v RSA (2000)

    Finally, we get to our next series of Great Wallaby Try Analysis posts. Appropriately, this week we...

  • 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...

  • Barbarians
    Wallabies vs Baa-Baas player ratings

    1. Benn (two n’s) Robinson 7 – Didn’t show any of the flashy stuff he produced in...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Loosehead Prop

    The incumbent(s): Benn Robinson (NSW): Fat Cat has established himself well and truly in the Wallaby team. He would be, I would think, one of the first two or three players picked. In fact, there aren’t many better loosehead props world-wide than Benn Robinson. I’ll go a step further and say he...

  • 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...

  • Rugby
    Richard Graham speaks to G&GR

    Richard Graham, the newly appointed Wallaby skills coach, is looking forward to coming home to be part of the Wallabies set-up, not only because he’ll get to live close to Sydney’s great beaches, but more particularly working with Robbie Deans. Speaking to G&GR from his coaching den at English Premiership club, Saracens,...

  • NSW Waratahs
    They should be Tah’d and feathered.

    With the vultures now circling the Tahs season this year and the team showing no signs of...

  • Rugby
    Head-hunting in the Wild West

    An overview of the potential replacement coaches for John Mitchell at the Western Force

  • The glass half full – after the Honkers hangover

    With the bitter taste of defeat having receded a little (it’s gone from vomit in mouth to stinging heartburn) I’ve started to reflect on some of the more positive developments in the Wallabies play that we saw in Hong Kong. The four training camps since the last Bledisloe – labelled by participants...

  • South Africa
    Burgess’ knee, Sharpe gets the arse, Foles rolls

    OK, I’m a little late on the 28 man squad for the South African tour, but hey, everything works a bit slower in rural France. The big upsets are:1 – Luke Burgess is out with a small tear in his miniscus (knee), sustained in training. While Burgo hasn’t yet fully aclimatised to...

  • Wallabies
    Wallaby coach split – I smell hype, again

    So how’s this for timing – the Tri-Nations finishes, there are no games to generate a story until the Rugby World Cup, and bingo, Grumpy Greg Growden reveals his scoop: The Splits in Camp Wallaby. At first you think ‘crap, just what we need going into the 2007 Word Cup’ as you...

  • Wallabies
    Knuckles’ report card to date

    Saturday’s test result has drawn the full range of emotional responses. For the winners, a palpable relief...