Roscoe Tims

  • Rugby World Cup 2011
    Rugby World Cup Anthems: Here’s Some Passion!

    Advance Australia Fair? You’ve got to be kidding! I’ll show you some passion Gordon. Here’s some real...

  • Rugby
    Welsh Face Multiple Threats

    Petrus: Quo Vadis? Iēsous: Eo Romam iterum crucifigi. Peter: Whither goest thou? Jesus: I am going to...

  • Rugby
    Now, Do You Really Miss The ELVs?

    Going back into the dim, dark past and reading what you wrote about two years ago can...

  • Rugby
    2012 Super Rugby Draw — Out Now!

    The 2012 Super Rugby draw has just been released by SANZAR. Here is the schedule: It kicks...

  • All Blacks
    Wallaby Player Ratings: It’s All Gold!

    Not only did we win the Trans Tasman Woodchopping title at a damp Suncorp Stadium on Saturday...

  • All Blacks
    Tri Nations Climax: Wallabies Team Named

    The increasingly strident calls for more Queensland Reds input into the Wallaby test side have been answered...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Rugby World Cup Squad Shock

    The big news out of left field is the demise of Rocky Elsom as Wallaby captain and the...

  • South Africa
    Tri Nations 4 Player Ratings

    Any win against the Springboks in the Republic is a good one. This match was the proverbial...

  • Rugby
    Last Chance Shebeen* for Inconsistent Wallabies

    In the court of public opinion, Wallaby captain Rocky Elsom would be an ‘also-ran’. He would be...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies choke in Bledisloe Cup Groundhog Day

    The Wallabies were like a rabbit in the headlights as they succumbed to searing All Black pressure...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies team for Tri Nations Test 3 – v. All Blacks in Auckland

    Update 4/8/11: Final 22 announced — the two non-playing reserves are Timani and Hodgson. The 24-man Wallaby squad to travel to Auckland on Wednesday for this weekend’s All Blacks Tri Nations–Bledisloe blockbuster has been announced. Are there any surprises? Maybe one or two little ones… The additions from the Bokke test are the Waratahs quartet of...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby BOCS dispatch Fake Boks to the Outhouse

    The Gen-Y Wallaby BOCS (Beale O’Connor Cooper and Sanchez) sent the fake Springboks to the destination they...

  • South Africa
    Wallabies team for Springbok clash named

    As expected, there have been a raft of changes made to the Wallaby team for this weekend’s Bokke clash after the Manu Samoan aituā (disaster). The big loser from Saturday is Matt Giteau. He’s been completely dropped from the 22. Sure, he didn’t have a great game last weekend, but he was by no means the...

  • Wallabies
    Update: Wallaby team to play Samoa released

    Update Wedsnesday, 13/7/11: Wallaby team to play Samoa released   Mark Gerrard, James O’Connor, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Pat McCabe, Digby Ioane, Matt Giteau, Nick Phipps, Ben McCalman, Matt Hodgson, Rocky Elsom (capt), Nathan Sharpe, Sitaleki Timani, Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, Sekope Kepu. Reserves: James Hanson, TBA, Dan Vickerman, Scott Higginbotham, Beau Robinson, Will Genia, Kurtley...

  • Queensland Reds
    International Roaming: Recharged Crusaders ‘More Better’

    The Canterbury Crusaders, of no fixed abode, showed last weekend what they’re really made of and you’d have to say it’s not too much different from previous years. They’re perennial Super Rugby finalists and in recent weeks have been performing a bit like my new Triumph Bonneville — firing on all cyclinders! Their win against...

  • All Blacks
    Australian Rugby’s Cultural Cringe

    If I hear one more commentator mention that the latest signed marquee, development or Super Rugby player from New Zild is ‘Wallaby-eligible’ I think I’ll go spare. Does it actually mean something? A supposed grandparent or three years’ residency will turn you into a Wallaby? To me, it’s the cultural cringe all...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Phil Waugh announces his retirement

    The mighty ‘Waratah Warhorse’, Phil Waugh, has announced his retirement from all rugby at the end of 2011. At...

  • Melbourne Rebels
    Force v. Rebels: Dire Straits — Brothers in Arms

    The skill level proffered by the Force and Rebels in their final Super Rugby round was more or less the equivalent to where they finished on the table — 12th and last. Some of us were expecting a bit more, from the Force in particular, given their efforts over the past few...

  • Melbourne Rebels
    Just where the hell is James going?

    The news media have gone ape today with this James O’Connor business. Apparently he’s off to the Rebels, according to them — signed, sealed and delivered. Well, that’s not quite the case. He hasn’t actually signed with anyone and isn’t able to until his ARU contract is finalised. You’d reckon that the...

  • Queensland Reds
    A Close Encounter of the Force Kind

    The Reds needed to win last night to regain their final’s momentum, and win they did 24-21. However, it was only in the 78th minute that this hard-fought victory was achieved after a QC-engineered try to Dom Shipperley. The Reds would be disappointed with this effort. For the second time in two...