Here’s our daily roundup of what’s hot in Aussie Rugby for Wednesday 13th March.
Confirmed: Phipps to Tahs
The Tahs didn’t want to announce the move until Saturday, but a mistakenly leaked press release from the ARU has confirmed that the Rebels and Wallabies half back has signed with NSW for two years. It follows speculation that Luke Burgess will be returning to Melbourne from France.
Phipps has no doubt been improving as a player, but is he the signing the struggling Tahs need?
Key changes to 6N Decider
Wales Captain Ryan Jones will miss this Saturday’s match with a shoulder injury. Also out is England Number 8 Ben Morgan, but back in is Lions hopeful Five-Eighth Owen Farrell.
Help yourself feel better about the Poms being in with a shout with this article on their greatest Grand Slam chokes.
Super Rugby hits half a million spectators
It’s taken just 4 rounds for 500,000 people to get their arses to a Super Rugby match. As usual it’s the crazy Meat Eaters doing making up most of those numbers averaging 30k per game, where Australian matches average 19k (largely due to the Reds) and New Zealand matches 18k.
More Tahs changes signalled
The blood continues to run at the Tahs following the pounding on the weekend. It looks like Berrick “Sook Face” Barnes is back this week, but running with reserves has been Drew Mitchell, Ben Volavola, Sekope Kepu and Mitchell Chapman. Back in the 1’s appears to be Paddy Ryan, Pat McCutcheon, Lakky Turner and Peter Betham.
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