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  • Northern Provincial Rugby
    Preview: Waratahs v. Crusaders – The Return of the Black Seven

    Sunday afternoon football returns to Sydney this weekend. And the fans are set to embrace it with...

  • All Blacks
    Analysis: Tri Nations Breakdown Infringements – Part 3

    Over the last three Tri Nations games I’ve looked at the breakdown to analyse the level of...

  • All Blacks
    Video: Part 1 Tri-Nations Breakdowns

    What’s going on at the breakdown? It’s been about a year now since Scarfman, our colleague here...

  • All Blacks
    Richie McCaw … Who Dares …

    Fortune favours the brave! Who dares wins! We all know Richie McCaw pushes the boundaries of the...

  • Queensland Reds
    I Love a Bit of Controversy…

    … particularly when it involves Richie McCaw. Sunday’s game between the Reds and Crusaders didn’t disappoint with...

  • All Blacks
    All Blacks Named – Lance Free rejoices. SBW-free

    The All Black selectors have resisted the temptation of selecting their latest rugby ‘it man’, Sonny Bill-Williams...

  • All Blacks
    Don’t We Have Anything Better to Talk About?

    There’s been lots of comment about whether the McCaw try on Saturday should have been disallowed because a) McCaw broke early from the scrum and now b) whether Woodcock’s arm hit the ground. When have you ever seen a game of rugby where the referees made no mistakes?  Refereeing mistakes are part...

  • All Blacks
    Awful Aussies: Wallaby Player Ratings

    In 1972, the Wallabies toured New Zealand and lost the three test series by an aggregate of...

  • All Blacks
    Video Analysis: All Blacks at the breakdown

    After their loss to the All Blacks in Wellington, Springbok lock Victor Matfield said that “”It seems...

  • Rugby
    G&GR Brumbies Player of the Year

    At the end of each game throughout the 2010 Super 14 season over at the forum, readers have submitted their 3-2-1’s for each Australian team. All of these votes will accumulated and an overall 3-2-1 assigned for each match to the three leading point getters for each Aussie team. This is a...

  • Rugby
    I get knocked down but I get up again

    Western Force 24 Crusaders 16 You’re never going to keep me down. The Western Force did a bit of ‘tubthumping’ themselves last night and produced a sensational second half embracing commitment and quality to defeat the best provincial rugby team in the world. And they did it without their star player Rabbit...

  • All Blacks
    Baa Baas Habana sinks arrogant All Blacks

      Barbarians 25 All Blacks 18 You get what you deserve when you treat a game like...

  • Rugby
    G&GR Wallaby Player of the Year: Spring Tour

    And so the year has drawn to a close.  The Spring Tour has been a disapointing expedition...

  • All Blacks
    All Blacks’ slam is rather grand

    From the outhouse to the penthouse. In the space of five matches on their Northern Tour the All Blacks have stunningly recovered their reputation. In a match that could only be described as a showcase of free flowing power rugby, the Kiwis blew Les Bleus out of the Stade Velodrome in Marseille....

  • All Blacks
    Another glorious England defeat

    All Blacks 19 England 6 Just like the ‘win’ at Dunkirk in 1940, the Poms went down fighting in a ‘glorious defeat’ against an All Black team that has finally recovered its confidence. However, unlike Dunkirk it didn’t involve a ‘strategic’ withdrawal as they continued to attack the Kiwis right up until...

  • All Blacks
    All Blacks win but Wales didn’t Dai wondering

    New Zealand 19 Wales 12 Wales will pose a significant threat to the Wallabies in three weeks time after bravely going down to the All Blacks at Millennium Stadium this morning. If you think losing seven consecutive matches to the All Blacks has become a psychological issue for the Wallabies, spare a...

  • Rugby
    All Black for some including ‘demoted’ Hansen

    The All Black team for their Northern Tour was announced today and it contained a solid core of the usual suspects; a few players who you could say are lucky to be retained, and of course a couple of bolters. The squad features 18 forwards and 15 backs and will again be...

  • All Blacks
    Video analysis: lessons from woeful Wellington

    There was a hell of a lot wrong with the Wallaby play in Wellington, but in the footage below, I want to focus in on one key aspect – the breakdown. Please note that my objective here isn’t to bemoan another interesting refereeing performance by Craig Joubert. Rather, it’s to do what...

  • All Blacks
    Wobblies woefull in Wellington

    So far this season the Wallabies have let themselves down in just one, sometimes two facets of the game. Tonight, they fucked every single one. The scrum, lineout, breakdown, kicking, discipline, running, passing; all sucked. It was only an average defensive performance that kept them anywhere near the match. The heroics in...

  • Rugby
    All Blacks v Springboks: the final countdown

    The big question on everyone’s lips in the crunch Tri-Nation’s test in Hamilton on Saturday is whether South Africa will revert to type by employing their successful aerial game last seen in Capetown a couple of tests ago. This successful strategy which contributed mightily to them winning their three home tests is...