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  • All Blacks
    Putting the “Class” in “Classic Rugby”

    There are more than 400,000 reasons why the Triple M Brisbane organised Classic Wallabies versus Classic All Blacks match was worth the effort. That’s the number of dollars raised by the event to go to the Christchurch Earthquake fund. And they haven’t stopped counting yet, so expect the figure to end up...

  • 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...

  • Rugby
    Melbourne Rebels Super 15: Recruitment

    SEE ALL OUR LATEST NEWS, GOSSIP AND RAMBLINGS ABOUT THE MELBOURNE REBELS HERE The good news for...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rugby
    Head-hunting in the Wild West

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

  • Rugby
    Georgia on my mind

    Well alle-freakin-lulia. Finally someone’s making some sense on how we can fix the biggest problem facing the...

  • 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...

  • Rugby
    Howard lays on the tough love

    When Pat Howard was put in charge of the High Performance Unit at the ARU, I’m not...

  • Latho, the canning of the ARC, & Yoda lives on

    There have been a few stories in the last couple of days that haven’t exactly painted the ARU as a caring / sharing organisation. First off, rumors started circulating that Chris Latham, one of the only 2 wallabies that would have made a World Cup 15, has signed with Worcester in the...

  • A convenient pain in the neck

    The pong of eau de bullshit still hangs heavily over this Wallaby coach selection, and I’m not talking about the wheelbarrow loads that Alan Gloria Jones has been generating. Yesterday the Head Wallaby Coach interviews took place, with the full ARU selection panel, oh just minus the CEO John O’Neil! Obviously more...

  • You’ve got to be kidding

    As proof that if you can throw enough bullshit, some will stick, check out the latest odds on the Wallaby coaching race:$2.25 David Nucifora$2.75 Alan Gloria Jones$4.50 Scott Johnson$6 Robbie Deans$7 Ewen McKenzie$11 John Fuggleton$21 Laurie Fisher I shit you not. There are obviously enough 2GB listening dinosaurs out there crazed enough...

  • Rugby
    The best laid plans – By Sportsfreak

    France vs New Zealand preview Original article by Sportsfreak, G&G comments in green Prepare, plan, prepare. A...

  • Rugby
    Aussie rugby round up

    It’s the calm before the World Cup storm, but having had a read around there’s a few...

  • Wallabies
    Pat Howard – welcome back

    Well, I’m not quite ready to eat my words on the Growden bashing – moving aside the...

  • Wallabies
    Next Wallaby Coach – The Race is On

    So what prompts the coach of the NSW Waratahs to say to the SMH: “I have read...