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Author: Matt Rowley
It’s been pissing down all week, but it’s going to be sunny for Sunday. The Irish could maul and kick us off the park, but so could’ve the Poms. The Irish are 6 nations champions, but it was a crap tournament in which they perpetually choked. They’ve not played together for months, but it’s O’Driscoll’s 100th test. And Kaplan’s the ref. Gagger says – Ireland by 3.
The Wallaby team to play Ireland at Croke Park on Sunday has been announced. The only change from last Saturdays pom thrashers is David Pocock taking George Smith’s spot in the run on team. No doubt this will stoke all the “Smith being past it” talk. I think it’s more of a case of the old head being better suited at the business end, and the young legs for the pace at the start. A nice situation for Robbie to find himself in. The team
A quote from Stephen Jones of the Times: “England were also helped by referee Bryce Lawrence’s assault on Australia at the breakdown and, most bizarrely of all, by the fact that he allowed England to knock-on blatantly three times in the second half. At least that allowed England to keep some kind of pressure going.” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS7MQRS_yAI[/youtube]
Here are a few alternative highlights of last weekends match between England and Australia at Twickenham. I’ve thrown in the pommy attacking highlights for free…. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO_hWjuFrJc[/youtube] What you’ll find in the video from the Wallabies:
The Wallaby team to take on England this weekend was named today, and what flutter of excitement it’s caused. There might only be one new starter and a few positional swaps in it, but what a change it signals. From the makeshift security of The Earl (AAC) and Ryan Cross being part of another predictable loss last weekend, we now have the excitement machine; a centre pairing of Mr BBQ footy – Quade Cooper at 12, and the hardest runner in the Super 14 of 2009 – Digby Ioane at 13. Just when you start to think Robbies selection are…
After last night’s game we got the chance to throw a few questions to the Aussie coaching duo along with the pommy press. Here’s a recording of it – notice how little is given away, you can see how stories get “sexed up”! The penetrating questions on the forward pack to Jim, and then finally about Movember (SCOOP!) are from yours truly. Powered by Podbean.com
In what we believe might be a world exclusive, yours truly will be reporting LIVE from Kingsholm where the Wallabies will be playing Gloucester, Wednesday morning Aussie time. As far as I can tell, no-one else is covering it live. The action should start around 06.45 AEST, so check in between your sh*t, shower and shave to see how the dirt trackers are getting on, or perhaps over a skinny soya latte at the office. Hopefully we’ll be able to run our interactive service, so you’ll be able to fire questions (and sledges) in as well.