All posts tagged "phil vickery"

  • England
    England expects: one word – Jonny Wilkinson

    Update: Martin Johnson has named a 32 man squad for the upcoming November tests starting with the Wallabies on 7th. The squad includes replacements for at least 12 test players unavailable due to injury including four top line front rowers. There are three new uncapped forwards selected in the squad, namely young tyro lock Courtney Lawes...

  • Rugby
    Skinstad says Saffers, by Skinny margin

    It is not surprising that Bob Skinstad would be backing his broers, what was surprising however were some of the insights he gave as to why he thinks the Wallabies might be struggling. Over the years it seems that Bob has never been short of an opinion, but it is a considered...

  • British & Irish Lions
    Red hot Lions finally defeat South Africa

    British & Irish Lions 28 South Africa 9 Justice 4 all was done in last night’s Springbok v British and Irish Lions test match. It may not have been a classic confrontation like last week’s blockbuster at Loftus but it was another torrid encounter which the Lions won, inflicting a serious defeat...

  • Rugby
    Changes galore in South Africa v Lions 3rd Test

    Out with the old and in with the new. Or is that the other way around? The Springboks and the British & Irish Lions have both named their test sides for this weekend’s donnybrook at Ellis Park in Jo’burg. There is an experimental look to the Bokkies in particular; but with the...

  • British & Irish Lions
    Preview: Lions to break through or bust

    What a shame that British & Irish Lions tours have been condensed and watered down to just a rump of what they should be. It used to be a four test full blown tour encompassing all the decent provincial sides and some lesser mid week opposition, with all home international players...

  • British & Irish Lions
    Video & review: The Beast monsters the Lions

    South Africa 26 – British & Irish Lions 21 This is a game that had it all: an unbelievable crowd, a charged atmosphere, drama and excitement, heroes and villains, scrum battles that ebbed and flowed, inches (or centimetres in the new age) and a team that won a huge amount of possession...

  • British & Irish Lions
    Don’t write off the British & Irish Lions just yet

    Q. Mate, what have the British and Irish Lions been doing in South Africa lately? A. Ummm, playing five games of rugby (six as of tonight), maintaining match fitness, busting their gut trying to get selected for the test side  and generally working up combinations? Q. Great. What have the Springboks been...

  • France vs England result & stats

    Frogs 9Poms 14 Was it ugly? Definitely.Does that matter? No. Last night we had another reminder in the laws of world cup rugby. Laws that it seems are impossible to remember for 4 years. Last weeks law: games are won and lost up front. This weeks law: semis and finals are ugly....

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs England quarter final: preview & teams

    Dear Santa…. The perceived wisdom (from both sides) for Saturday’s first quarter final seems to be this: the poms are in a shambles having been smashed twice by the French before the cup and by the Boks during it; the Wallabies have turned themselves around and are looking like possible cup challengers;...

  • England vs Tonga RWC’07 score, review & stats

    England 36Tonga 20 For the first 30 minutes of this test it looked like Tonga’s fairy tale might go all the way, but in the end England just had too much nous. The forwards in white were able to strangle the game when needed forcing the Tongans to make mistakes that Sackey...

  • 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...

  • World Cup weekend round-up

    There are plenty of places where you can get the scoop on what happened over the weekend – Sportsfreak did a great job. So what I’m going to do here is a give a quick spray of the key talking points as I see ‘em. France, New Zealand and RispuctFor anyone who’s...

  • France vs England – Result, score, review

    France 22England 9 A few too many vinos tonight for a detailed analysis, but at the end of the day, France cantered to this win. Too much class for England’s 10 man game. You’ll see lots of talk about how Farrell was great. Ignore it, they’re dreaming. He was actually pretty ordinary.What...

  • England vs France result and highlight

    Above – big Phil Vickery gets bitch-slapped by Dimitri Szarzewski England 15 – France 21 This was a fascinating clash at Twickenham on Saturday, the key question being whether the English forward centered game plan would be enough to subdue class opposition. The answer, especially pleasing from an Australian viewpoint, is that...