Author: Brisneyland Local

A complete and utter Rugby tragic, former very average No.4, who loves the game and all that comes with it. Born In NSW, resides in QLD (Gods Sate), known for coming in off the long run up. Remember lads and laddettes :|"It all starts in the second row!" I take the mickey out of everyone, but mostly myself, so don’t get to worked up about the dribbling’s and rantings of an old second rower. Join in the fun!

Well, Happy Monday RDUs, and what a massive weekend of rugby we had to lead into the world cup. We will have a brief run-through of the results and what impacts, if any, that has had on teams leading into the Bill. I will also discuss Dr. Evils’ presser and the Presser that Hamish “I have to back you because I hired you” McLennan gave alongside Dr. Evil. So let’s sit at our desks, make it look like we are doing work, have a coffee, and let us grab a snorkel because we are going down! Lead Up games France…

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Happy Monday RDU’s! Well didn’t Thursday evening’s squad announcement set the cat amongst the pigeons? We will have a look at that at the end of this article in what will definitely be BLL coming in off the long run-up, in Wallabies Dilemmas! Lets just say I am not happy Jan! But firstly, we will roll out the Weekend’s results, in what were two really interesting and contrasting encounters for completely different reasons. And then have a delve into “Lead-up Issues’ that all squads are now facing prior to the kick-off of the Big Dance! So come on Lad’s and…

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OK RDU’s! To be honest that loss hurt more than the one from last week. Just soul destroying! As Hoss has mentioned many times before it is the hope that kills you. Sitting up here in Townsville, this Mad Monday rant is going to me being a lot harsher on the Wobs than the week befores’ total capitulation. But firstly we will look at the other results of the many other tests played this weekend; and then I will come in from the long run up and viscerate that performance. Other Results Some really interesting results there over the weekend.…

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Well after shaking off my hangover, and coming to terms with that dreadful loss and the injuries to our players, I am back to write Monday’s rugby news. Firstly we will look at the Haggis Eaters Vs Italians, have a gander at the Dutch Dirt Farmers against the FISM’s, and then round out the morning with a bit of post-game review of the Wallabies, and again I will harp on Leadership. So grab your KWOFFEEEEE, sit down, and let us go for a ride. Scotland V Italy A very experimental Scotland handed Italy a defeat (25-13) in the first match…

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Apologies for the late posting, I was hungover from drowning my sorrows from having to watch that disaster. Saturday night proved to be disappointing to Wallabies fans in all so many ways. With the game not going to plan, selections not working and the injury toll now debilitating our world cup bid. Was it what we expected? I would say minus the injuries yes! First Half The First half didn’t really start off the way the Wallabies or Eddie would have wanted. A beautiful kick by Aaron Smith sent the ball deep into the All Blacks Attacking 22. The subsequent…

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Well, happy Monday one and all in the RDU universe. Kind of like the Marvel universe but less geeky, a lot older, fatter, and alcohol-soaked. With no TRC games on over the weekend, you would think there isn’t a lot to talk about. But alas there definitely is. Firstly we will discuss the flying Fijians and their marvelous 5 tries to 3 victory over Tonga. We will also look at the Samoan victory over the Japanese in ‘Close Encounters of the Aisa-Pacific Kind’. We will have a look at Dr. Evil’s crazy selection wheel, and round out with a discussion…

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Hearty CongratulationsFirstly a hearty congratulations to both Los Pumas and the All Blacks for what can only be described as good performances. We will have a look at the ‘Nearlies’ stunning match win over the ‘Dutch Dirt Farmers’, in Taking Care of Business. But first, let’s have a dissection of the Wallaby’s below-par performance on Saturday night. Are the Wallabies becoming Catholic?Well, the Hoss Man refers to the South Africans as Catholics (due to them having an aversion to the pill (ball) in playing non-possession rugby). And with Eddie the messiah (insert sarcasm font) saying possession rugby is dead, the…

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Well, well, well three holes in the ground usually containing water. A new head coach, a new coaching team, a different competition, and yet our Wallabies still suck. Noting all the commentary on the site post the game, there seemed to be a central theme. The coaching team has changed, but players remain the same, and therein lies the problem. The Super Pacific Rugby Season highlighted a lot of our player’s inadequacies, and at the international level, these just get magnified. So let’s take a look at a few key areas to discuss before we move on to the other…

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The Captaincy Dilemma With Eddie ‘Dr Evil’ Jones recently announcing his squad for The Rugby Championship, he also announced the Captaincy for Wallabies. In an interesting move, Eddie Jones has announced co-captains in James Slipper and Michael Hooper to share the big “C” for the Rugby Championship. Whether this is for the World Cup as well is unknown. “We want to do things differently. We want to change the Wallabies,” Jones said. “The combination of Slips and Hoops together gives us a very strong apex to the leadership andunderneath that there’s a group of players that are going to be…

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G’Day GAGR’s! Well, talk about withdrawal symptoms. Really starting to miss my international tests after weeks of being spoilt. But low and behold, the next game is less than a week away! Are you excited yet? Sure as hell BL is! The GAGR’s are coming, the GAGR’s are coming (said to the cadence of the Red Coats are coming!) So, let’s gear up and get ready for a Test Weekend. Moana Pasifika – Recruiting like champions! Tah’s, that is how you do it! Embed from Getty Images After confirming the stellar signing of former Wallabies and Pony Christian Leali’ifano as…

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G’Day GAGR’s! Well well well! Three holes in the ground, usually containing water. After three weeks of double-headers, we have a bit of a rest. Which to be honest I think Mrs BL will be pretty happy about, not having to endure 5 hours of Rugby each Saturday afternoon / evening. With three weeks to wait ‘til we play Japan, we have a bit of time to take stock and absorb the Rugby Championship and its meaning. So strap into your chairs, make sure your coffee cups are out of your hands, and join the wild ride that is BL’s…

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G’Day GAGR’s! Well, what a difference a fortnight makes. Two wins in a row against the world champion Dutch Dirt Farmers, has certainly bought about a positive attitude amongst us poor, long-suffering Wallabies fans. Also, two bot-bot spankings from the Nearlies against the FISM’s, has us all wondering what the next weekend will bring. So buckle in for a wild ride as you brave GAGR’s get the world according to your writer north of the Mason-Dixon line, BrisneyLand Local. Sean McMahon – the Fittest in the Wallabies Squad! Sean McMahon – Image courtesy of World Rugby For a long time…

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G’Day GAGR’s! Well, it’s absolutely a hard life being a Wallabies fan. In fact, it’s an unbearable burden. As we all come to terms with another ass whooping of ocean going proportions, we must steel ourselves for a game against the Dutch Dirt Farmers in less than a week. So GAGR’s dry those tears, pick up those bottles, patch up the holes in the wall plaster and let’s get ready to go again. So here is Tuesday’s news. Well, all the news that I am prepared to write about in my semi-depressed state. Dave Rennie reckons a good thrashing helps!…

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G’Day GAGR’s! Well, I am completely over the ‘He said / She said’ shit fight that is RA vs Sheep Rooter land, so will ignore that and provide some other interesting rugby news. Wallabies turn up to WA Club rugby game. Well seeing as the ‘Nearlies’ didn’t bother to turn up, Dave Rennie and a few of the Wallabies squad headed out to watch a club rugby game in Western Australia. The games held as part of the Fortescue Premier – WA’s premier club rugby competition – saw Nedlands up against Palmyra. Moses, accompanied by Harry Wilson and Lee Majors,…

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GDay GAGR’s! Tuesday’s news coming at you from Brisney Land Local, fresh out of lock down and raring to go! Alun Wyn-Jones wants the Lions Tours to continue Well Australia’s favourite Taff, Alun Wyn-Jones has defended the BIL’s tour of Dutch Dirt Farming Land and high lighted the importance of the BIL’s. In a world rugby calendar that is becoming harder and harder to cram things into, this will trip was condensed by a week, making the forming process harder for the BIL’s. “It’s funny, being involved in 2009, I remember the furore after that – the Lions is this,…

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Well here we are at Eden Park, the Graveyard for the Wallabies, for Bledisloe 1. The weather is crappy, even for Auckland. But KARL assures me that Auckland is full of wankers, so they deserve it. What I also notice during the warm-up is the propensity for crap haircuts. D-Mac and Tate McDermott leading the push. What are they thinking. A late change for the All Blacks with Scott Barrett stood down due to illness being replaced by the Auckland Blues Captain Tuipulotu. This match was Aaron Smith’s 100th cap for the Darkness. The Match First Half – Well, the…

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GDay GAGR’s! Well here we go it is Test No2 day with our froggy adversaries. As UFC Referee Big John McCarthy says: “Are you ready?…. Are you Ready?….. Let’s get it on!” Wallabies Squad for Second Test Well the Wallaby Squad was named yesterday and already there has been significant chatter on the rugby blogs about the changes, or more to the point the non-changes. Lets of chat about the Commissioner, Two Cows, and Lolesio (keep forgetting Hoss’s name for the young chap). It looks Like Rennie is going for consistency with the Squad, but this second test will be…

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Righto you GAGR’s, after a lazy public holiday for you non-chosen one’s (I.E. Non- Queenslanders) time to get back into it. With Trans-Tasman ending (thank fuck), it is time to think about our beloved Wallabies. Jobs on! The “Dark Side” The Dark side? WTF is that, I hear you ask? Well Dave Rennie has asked his Wallaby selectees to channel their Dark side and show some Defensive starch. Well lets hope it is the David Pocock version of defensive starch and not the Lachie Swinton variant. Otherwise, we will be completely screwed. Speaking of Lachy Swinton we are yet to…

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GAGR’s here we go again. We are hitting the bottom of the barrel if I am writing again. But alas, the bottom of the barrel is where we are at. And as usual for Waratah supporters, I have nothing for you! What ever it takes, we will do what ever we can to save the cheese eating surrender monkeys! According to https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union/we-ll-do-whatever-it-takes-rugby-australia-races-to-save-france-test-series-20210530-p57wh4.html RA is doing what ever it takes to ensure some form of income is going hit their pockets. With all the bank riding on the international tour of our Froggy brethren, according to French media, are having…

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Tuesday’s News Ladies and Gents here is all the news that is fit to print, well that’s not true, here is all the news that BLL thinks is fit to print. I.E. More about what I care about than anyone else. So as usual for you Waratah’s fans, we will have F$%^ all. Cup half full or half empty. Or Twice as big as it needs to be! Embed from Getty Images There have been many articles and lots of commentary about the results of the Australian SR teams after the weekend Horribulus. So close and yet so far! But…

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