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  • England
    Wallaby Player Ratings v England (Twickers)

    I wish I was rating the Pommies. I’d find it a hell of a lot easier. A couple of 9s on the wing, another at scrumhalf and a few in the pack. Throw in some 8’s in the midfield and at the back, as well as on the side of the scrum...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Hong Kong Phooey – bugger all changes to Wallabies

    Robbie Deans has steered clear of any dramatic changes to his Wallaby side to take on the All Blacks in yet another Bledisloe dead rubber this weekend. There are two solitary changes to the team that were run down by the All Blacks in their last encounter.  Drew Mitchell, who missed the Sydney test...

  • Rugby
    TN8 Statistics: Wallabies v Springboks

    What a game! Absolute dominance by the Wallabies in the majority of the first half and then...

  • Rugby
    Statistics: Wallabies v All Blacks Bledisloe 1

    Last night to prepare these statistics I watched the game for the first time since seeing it...

  • All Blacks
    Wallaby and All Black Test Teams Named

    The big talking point in the Wallaby team named to play the All Blacks this weekend is the move by Matt Giteau back to five eighth. Robbie Deans decided to use him as the playmaker instead of leaving him at inside centre. Giteau replaces the suspended Quade Cooper – whose suspension is...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Wallabies named. Deans pleads insanity

    They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome.  If that’s the case then Robbie should be looking over his shoulder for the men in white coats.  In the end, the Aussie selectors have been left with little choice but...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies v Fiji: Statistics

     You know the score, you’ve seen the game and you’ve probably formed a view on what the Wallabies did well and what they can improve on.  What do the statistics show? Do they support your views on what happened in the game? Throughout the Wallabies 2010 campaign we’ll bring you previews, live calls,...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies Vs Fiji – Match Report

    The opening test of the season is always an exciting time. The unknown. The whole season is in front of us and we could win them all! The Tri-nations, the Bledisloe back where it belongs, flog the Poms, clean up the oirish, and it all starts with this Fijian entree. If this...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby v Fiji team named

    Robbie Deans has named his first test team of the season as the Wallabies prepare to take...

  • Rugby
    S14 stat attack: Aussie players (2010)

    About 12 months ago the esteemed Juan Cote put together a few stats from the 2009 Super 14.  Great idea I reckon. So I stole it.  Now the first Wallaby squad of has been named as of yesterday. As with any team announcement there are always surprise selections and omissions. So this...

  • ACT Brumbies
    State of unOriginal

    Ok ok. It’s that time of the year when the talk turns to Origin again. Nah, I don’t mean the Slater, Inglis, Lockyer, Hayne, Kimmorley and co. Sure that State of Origin series is on, but it just happens to coincide with the call for a State of Origin in Rugby Union...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Why why why Wycliff?

    Great timing Mr Palu. The day after he re-signs with the ARU he gets injured and is out for the year. If he’d held off his discussions until after this game, the bye week, his negotiating ability, and thus bargaining power, with some of those overseas clubs might not have been as...

  • Rugby
    Force v Highlanders Preview: Shepherd’s Pie

    In what has been a prick of a season so far, the Western Force have an opportunity to post a rare brace of wins following last week’s victory over the Stormers. With their international backrow of Pocock, Brown and Hodgson back on deck for the first time since Round 1, combined with...

  • Rugby
    2010 Wallabies Are Emerging: The Certainties

    We’re more than halfway through the Super 14 and wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall at Wallaby Selectors Robbie Deans, Jim Williams and David Nucifora’s weekly post-match conferences? Just at the moment, everyone’s talking ‘inside backs’ but there’s plenty of talent from 1 – 22 being showcased. After...

  • Rugby
    Western Force v Bulls: Dead Man Walking

    By announcing his departure from coaching the Western Force ‘at the end of the 2011 season’ John Mitchell is effectively a dead man walking. I wonder where he’ll celebrate New Years’ Eve this year? You can bet your bottom dollar it won’t be at the Western Force. If you think otherwise you’re...

  • Melbourne Rebels
    At my signal, unleash hell!

    So were the inspirational words spoken by Russel Crowe as Maximus, one of cinema’s greatest ‘Rebels’, in...

  • Rugby
    Chiefs v Force Preview: Not Enough Indians

    It’s not only the Western Force who have been unlucky in love recently but the Chiefs are without a swag of quality players for this weekend’s clash in Swan Laager. In good news for the Force Mark Bartholomeusz, Ryan Cross and Nick Cummins return to the starting XV and recent four-game emergency...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Born Free (to play wherever).

    With the Melbourne Rebels now in the player market place, not too long after the WA Force entered, a subset issue is now a subject of hot discussion.  Who can lay claim to the player.  It is a common cry out of NSWRU and the Sydney club land that they created the...

  • Rugby
    Force v Hurricanes: Outmanned & Outgunned

    This says it all: unavailable for selection are Andre Pretorius (hamstring, season), David Pocock (finger, 6 weeks), Richard Brown (shoulder, 6 weeks), Cameron Shepherd (thigh, 6 weeks), Nick Cummins (foot, 3-4 weeks), Mark Bartholomeusz (neck, 1-2 weeks), Ryan Cross (shoulder). That’s taken so much experience and talent out of this side that the Force will be huge...

  • Rugby
    The Force: an ‘ex-parrot’ or just a flesh wound?

    Some would say that the Western Force has a touch of the Monty Python’s: ceased to be,...