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Author: GAGR Awards
Every year Green and Gold Rugby awards their various Player of the Year Awards, as voted by the members of our forum. This is done by way of your basic 3-2-1 voting structure after every game. So head over to the forum and join in the fun.
We are the champions — my friends And we’ll keep on fighting — till the end We are the champions — we are the champions No time for losers, ’cause we are the champions Of the world SANZAR provinces What is there to say about the Reds’ year that hasn’t been said already? Maybe a bit. Let’s get straight into it and look at the men who wore that red guernsey week in and week out. Round 1 v. Force 3 – James Horwill 2 – Will Genia 1 – Saia Faingaa QUEENSLAND REDS 21 (Saia Faingaa, James Hanson tries, Quade…
The NSW Waratahs managed to make the finals of Super Rugby again, but with the form they showed in their first two and last two games of the regular season, 2011 will go down as another season of lost opportunity. Let’s not forget they gave the 2011 Super Rugby Champions an almighty shellacking in the second game of the season, a game that will perhaps go down as a turning point for both teams. For the Reds, it triggered an early season reassessment of their approach to the game and they would go on to win their next seven matches.…
Whilst the Western Force will take SOME satisfaction from finishing third in the Australian conference, ahead of traditional high flyers the Brumbies and the rookie Rebels, their overall placing of twelfth was largely disappointing. Still, let’s focus on the positives and the new coaching staff of Richard Graham, Nick Stiles and Phil Blake will be stoked with the emergence of some new stars (Wykes, Dellit and Stannard) whilst spinning the fact that they Force had many close losses. Sure these close losses would seem to indicate an inability to close out games and thus a questionable mindset, but again, the positives. To really…
It was a tough year for the Brumbies. Their tally of four wins is the lowest they’ve had since the 1998 Super 12 season (which was 11 rounds long). There was the turmoil of a sacked coach, a new coach and then another new coach. Then there were numerous injuries, most notably to their two captains, Stephen Hoiles and Rocky Elsom. Before it all came off the rails, GAGR’s BrumbyJack forecast them to make the finals in his preview, but they didn’t — so let’s look beyond the team performance and get down to the individuals. Whom did our forum readers deem…
It was difficult to predict where the new kids on the block, the Melbourne Rebels, would finish in their debut year of Super Rugby. Well, difficult for Rugby Reg who tipped them to finish 10th in his season preview back in January. ‘With better depth, I reckon they’ll sneak past the Force to finish 4th amongst the Aussie teams’, he said. How wrong he was. The Rebels were tail-end Charlies from their first game of the season and rarely looked anything but, securing just the three wins. That’s not to say they didn’t have some decent players, however, and each week…