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Wallaby Backline History: Part 5 – 2006 to 2007

Wallaby Backline History: Part 5 – 2006 to 2007

Here’s the next installment in the Wallaby backline series.  As we get closer to the present, I’ve got more and more footage but I’ve also found that the number of highlights is diminishing.

Don’t know what I was doing in 2006 but I didn’t record much rugby so we’re a bit light on there.  The Wallaby backs only scored five tries in four Tri Nations game in 2007 so I went to the RWC but that didn’t help much – in fact re-watching the pool game against Canada was torture.  No wonder the Wallabies didn’t get past the quarter finals when they couldn’t take advantage of Larkham’s passing game and Mortlock’s carrying game!

If you’ve missed the previous installments, they’re repeated again below.

One more video to go in the series – 2008 to 2009.  Watch out for that next week.

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ab_dsMp1DA[/youtube]

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6dXPP2jcLM[/youtube]

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D73YWRdoj_U[/youtube]

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucoCmeZAe68[/youtube]

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7i874qGJmI[/youtube]

  • Slatts

    Big ups to you re-watching that Canadian match, I was there and it was a disgrace.

  • Grandmaster Flash

    Would be good to have some backs that break the line like Morty and Tuqiri used to!

  • Lindommer

    How the fffffffffflamin’ hell were Gregan and Cordingley playing for Oz in 2007? SSSSSSOOO slow, and predictable.

  • Jnor

    Would be interesting to see what might have been with Huxley in gold, for some reason I don’t remember much of him at the time (is that a sign?) but the highlights looked good.

    Also whoever the commentator was for the Canada game had far too much valium, hopeless.

    Great vid again Austin.

    • Farva

      Huxley had an excellent chip and regather. But he was a bit like gerrard – excellent kick but not a real counter attacker.

      In that video, it was obvious that Giteau had started crabbing across the field, and it looked like he was doing it with the intent of turning it back inside to a Mortlock or Tuqiri who would then straighten and a gap would open up. He still crabs but there is no-one to offload too.

  • Robson

    Wonderful vids. Reminded me again what a great winger Ben Tune was and how potent Tuquiri was in his prime. Excellent stuff.

  • Thomas

    What I noticed was how shit the commentary was for the first couple of World Cup games, he hardly had a clue what he was talking about and what was happening. But Tuqiri was a great player I was watching a 2006 bledisloe game and him and Mortlock where the best at the smash ball

  • Thomas

    When does 08/09/10 come out as these are good, I’ve added all of them to my ipod

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Scott is one of our regular contributors from the old days of G&GR. He has experience coaching Premier Grade with two clubs in Brisbane.

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