Matt Rowley

  • Rugby
    The many faces of Greg

    As pointed out by G&GR readers, everyone’s favourite Chief Rugby Correspondent has some pretty variable mug shots out there (haven’t we all?). And as they say, every picture says a thousand words…. Gregory the apprentice Keen as mustard, this picture – taken on his second day at work – captures the apprentice...

  • Lunch with Larkham – By Coatsie

    Dear Matt and readers, What I failed to mention in my first/last post was I come from Terrey Hills Rugby Club, in the hinterland behind Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We are a little club with a reasonably good following with a great club spirit and social atmosphere. Being a single sixth division team...

  • 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....

  • Wallabies
    Wet blanket watch 2 – it’s hotting up

    In earlier postings on Green and Gold Rugby, we’ve covered how the Chief Rugby Correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald (and contributor to RugbyHeaven.com.au), Greg “the Gossip” Growden, has been waging a single handed campaign to disrupt the Knuckles regime by endlessly harping on about supposed rifts in the coaching team. This...

  • England vs Wales – analysis for Australia

    So what does this result mean for the Wallabies, who will definitely meet Wales and probably England in the early stages of the World Cup? Unfortunately, despite the scoreline, there’s probably not too much you can take for the Welsh match-up as they were missing at least five big names and will...

  • Wales vs England RWC warm up – Tries

    Here are some video highlights from the England’s 62-5 drubbing of Wales. The vid could’ve done with just a phase more of the build up, but gives a good flavour of the game.

  • Rugby
    New English rugby kit – it’s so gauche

    Regardless of what you think of the new Wallabies jersey, it looks a hell of a lot...

  • 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...

  • Rugby
    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...

  • Wallabies
    Pat Howard – welcome back

    Well, I’m not quite ready to eat my words on the Growden bashing – moving aside the...

  • All Blacks
    Rugby World Cup ’03 Semi-final; Australia vs New Zealand

    Here it is – probably the finest game the Wallabies played until the one against the All...

  • Wallabies
    Wet blanket watch

    Latest Growden grumble: Meanwhile, Camp Wallaby remains unsteady, with several players privately voicing their concerns they will be involved in yet another training camp next week in Brisbane. While the players are happy to be part of a three-day camp in Sydney this week, some have said another camp next week is...

  • Wallabies
    Growden won’t give up

    There’s another article today from Grumpy Greg over at RugbyHeaven – Deans targeted as rift triggers clean-out – that takes his last dodgy piece (see my previous post) and takes it to the next level of anonymous gossip fueled supposition. Wading through all the re-hashed crap based on the off-record say-so of...

  • Wallabies
    Wallaby coach split – I smell hype, again

    So how’s this for timing – the Tri-Nations finishes, there are no games to generate a story until the Rugby World Cup, and bingo, Grumpy Greg Growden reveals his scoop: The Splits in Camp Wallaby. At first you think ‘crap, just what we need going into the 2007 Word Cup’ as you...

  • Wallabies
    Peter Hewat – harsh, fair or who cares?

    Having been heavily snubbed by the Wallabies and having his nose rubbed in it to boot (via that great telephone incident with chief idiot Tuqiri), Peter Hewat is finally off. It is understood that Waratahs back Peter Hewat will earn an estimated $450,000 a year playing for the London Irish club in...

  • Wallabies
    New Wallabies jersey for RWC 2007

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

  • Sucked in Boks

    Below is some great news just in – it’s like Eddie’s become our new secret weapon…. THE surprise appearance of former Australian coach Eddie Jones at Springboks training this week may work in the Wallabies’ favour, says Australian Rugby Union boss John O’Neill. South African coach Jake White convinced Jones, a friend,...

  • Wallabies
    Knuckles’ report card to date

    Saturday’s test result has drawn the full range of emotional responses. For the winners, a palpable relief...

  • Wallabies
    Rugby World Cup 2007: Wallabies squad announced

    The Australian squad to go to France was announced last night. While there weren’t too many howls about players left out, there aren’t many slaps on the back for any visionary selections either. In the backs, Huxley (lucky idiot) and Berrick Barnes made it in.While Barnes hasn’t had a great year for...

  • All Blacks
    Trinations score & stats: New Zealand vs Australia

    All Blacks 26 – Wallabies 12 The all blacks picked up the Tri-Nations and Bledisloe cups today with a good second half performance against Australia. It wasn’t all New Zealand’s way though with Australia unlucky to go in at half time 12-9 down, having had the lion share of possession, territory and...