Roscoe Tims

  • Rugby
    Australian Schoolboys: a new generation

    It’s going to be a big year for the Australian Rugby Union Schoolboys team. There are inbound...

  • Rugby
    Springbok 3N squad: the usual suspects

      The Springbok selectors recently named a 23 man squad for the opening Tri-Nation’s match to be...

  • All Blacks
    All Black watch: Tri-Nation’s Kiwi capers

    Unlike in recent years there’s a real edge to commentary across the ditch for the opening All Blacks v Wallabies Tri-Nation’s series start. The apparent lack of success in the domestic lead-up matches by the All Blacks has left the populace a little nervous about what’s to come. The scorn with which Graham Henry and...

  • All Blacks
    Tri-Nation’s All Blacks looking shaky

    The Aotearoans are asking themselves just where is the depth after the 2009 All Black Tri-Nations squad...

  • British & Irish Lions
    Red hot Lions finally defeat South Africa

    British & Irish Lions 28 South Africa 9 Justice 4 all was done in last night’s Springbok v British and Irish Lions test match. It may not have been a classic confrontation like last week’s blockbuster at Loftus but it was another torrid encounter which the Lions won, inflicting a serious defeat...

  • Rugby
    Lotegate: Tell us what’s going on Lote?

    Day Two and still waiting: it’s been a good 48 hours since we learned that the Dark...

  • Rugby
    Changes galore in South Africa v Lions 3rd Test

    Out with the old and in with the new. Or is that the other way around? The Springboks and the British & Irish Lions have both named their test sides for this weekend’s donnybrook at Ellis Park in Jo’burg. There is an experimental look to the Bokkies in particular; but with the...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Lote Tuqiri shown the door by ARU

    UPDATED UPDATE – Friday 3 July: Lote Tuqiri has so far refused to comment on the reasons...

  • British & Irish Lions
    Springboks defeat Lions in paarl of a match

    South Africa 28 – British & Irish Lions 25 What an absolute pearler, best game I’ve seen...

  • All Blacks
    Azzurri win! Well, a moral victory anyway

    New Zealand 27 – Italy 6 The All Blacks struggled to overcome a committed Italian side tonight scoring three tries to none, but it was the manner of the win that will have the AB brains trust a little concerned. The result was never going to be in doubt, just a matter...

  • British & Irish Lions
    Preview: Lions to break through or bust

    What a shame that British & Irish Lions tours have been condensed and watered down to just a rump of what they should be. It used to be a four test full blown tour encompassing all the decent provincial sides and some lesser mid week opposition, with all home international players...

  • British & Irish Lions
    Video & review: The Beast monsters the Lions

    South Africa 26 – British & Irish Lions 21 This is a game that had it all:...

  • All Blacks
    All Blacks: Normal transmission resumed!

    New Zealand 14 France 10 Now that’s what I call an old style All Black performance amongst the mud, the blood and the beer. What a terrific, intense and wholehearted game with the ABs muscling up against Le Frogs in the abysmal Wellington weather. I remember reading about former All Black fullback Allan Hewson...

  • British & Irish Lions
    Don’t write off the British & Irish Lions just yet

    Q. Mate, what have the British and Irish Lions been doing in South Africa lately? A. Ummm, playing five games of rugby (six as of tonight), maintaining match fitness, busting their gut trying to get selected for the test side  and generally working up combinations? Q. Great. What have the Springboks been...

  • All Blacks
    All black and ‘bleu’

    France 27 – New Zealand 22 O.K. Lets put all the crap to bed first. The excuse...

  • Japan
    Qld Reds vs Japan Match Report

    Reds 24 – Japan 17 I have to say from the start that I was surprised with...