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  • Countdown to the Wallaby Euro Tour – The Front Row

    In the good old days (2007) we would have had stories of piss-ups, punch-ups and coaching fall-out in the lead up to a tour or tournament, but with the Deans honeymoon period still in full swing it’s pretty damn quiet. So I thought I’d get our heads back in the game by...

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    Re-living the glory

    Got a question today from Westy (another astute rugby officianado / follower of the blog) that I thought a few guys might be able to help him out with: hey, was wondering if you had any recommended games to hunt down from the Wallabies 2003 to 2006 period. I have it written...

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    John Eales Medal 2008 – the runners and riders

    The John Eales Medal is up for grabs again. It’s where the Wallaby players themselves vote for...

  • Tipping competition – Stuart Mangan Appeal

    Here’s a really worthwhile appeal that comes via Stomper, one of the ‘followers’ of the blog. As it turns out, I played rugby with Stuarts brother, Keith, a few years ago at London French. They’re a great family and really deserve everyone’s help Could you possibly publish details on Green and Gold...

  • Wallabies squad for European Tour

    Here’s the Australia squad for the Euro tour. The big news is that Aussie Robbie Deans has continued to pump in fresh talent with four new caps – he even created an extra 34th spot for James O’Connor, although presumably he only needs a childs plane fare. The other new caps go...

  • 2008 Wallaby Selections – have your say

    Poor old Aussie Robbie Deans has been expressly forbidden to even think about Australian rugby until the Crusaders have won this years Super 14. To help him out I thought I’d package up pure selection gold and email it to him, so that he can concentrate on more important things, like getting...

  • By the numbers

    Of the various fantasy super 14 competitions that have been running, the one I started in this year was the Foxsports version. It’s way too late to join (have a go next year, maybe I’ll start a league), but what I thought was interesting was looking at how individual players have done...

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    Wallabies 2008 European tour dates announced

    The actual dates of the Wallabies (spring autumn depending on your hemisphere) Euro tour 2008 have finally...

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    England RFU to expand Twickenham

    Ripped off from Allez les noirs Tweet

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    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:...

  • France vs Argentina – Score, review & stats

    FOR 3RD PLACE PAYOFF SEE HERE Les Frogs 12Los Pumas 17 From the opening game this world cup is setting itself up as one you’re not going to forget in a hurry. What an upset. What drama. What a classic. We have all been Frenched – just when we thought they’d pulled...

  • Great rugby grounds of the world

    Yet again Nursedude has provided the inspiration for a bit of a ramble: “Of the rugby stadiums that you have been to in OZ and Europe, which ones do you think are the best in terms of sight-lines, and ambiance?” Bloody good question. Here’s my personal ranking – let me know what...

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    France vs England Preview & Teams

    Time for the real deal After a season full of B teams and selection trials, tomorrow’s clash...

  • How to tell the football codes apart – by Coatsie

    Dear Matt and readers, In response to a recent post, I took the liberty of replying to the question “what do I think of Rugby League..?” I’m afraid I’m the same as Matt; I’m Rugby through and through. Consequently I see Rugby League as little more than touch-footy with tackles. I know,...

  • 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...

  • England vs France – Pommy team announced

    The England team to take on the Rugby World Cup 2007 hosts – France – next Saturday was announced today. It has 11, yes eleven, changes from the team that destroyed the Welsh last weekend. Looks like Brian Ashton is mixing it up a bit.Notable changes: Catt in as captain and 12....

  • England vs Wales – result and score

    England 62Wales 5 So you turn up to ‘fortress’ Twickenham with a half strength side, but you figure it’s a baking hot day and hey, you’re Wales, you can probably run the ball around a bit to hold up your end. Just how wrong can you get. England today displayed exactly how...

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    England – Wales World Cup warm up preview and teams

    Considering it’s going to be getting towards 30C at Twickenham, it doesn’t exactly feel like a classic...

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    New Wallabies jersey for RWC 2007

    Nursedude wrote: Hey Matt, along with the cast of idiots, can you throw in some comments about...

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    Enough already! Journos & the Wallaby backline

    Photo from Reuters For the past two weeks the cry from some prominent Australian journalists has been that the Wallabies have “retreated” to an “old guard” back-line combination that has an abysmal away record. These pundits are barking up the wrong tree. First, lets have a look at this combo’s overall record,...