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Moses spends far too long on G&GR, dealing with the totality of the strength and conditioning, the medical, the rugby side of things, strategy, the review, preview of the internet itself and also the individuals. A Waratahs apologist and rib-eye steak enthusiast, he is often found working behind the scenes keeping the G&GR juggernaut afloat.
A great night for running rugby this chilly and dry evening, setting the scene for a BaaBaas spectacle as a crowd of 9,053 were treated to roughly one kick each in a truly painful spectacle at Central Coast Stadium. Slowly moving around the field for Steve Walsh to award a total of 8 scrum penalties to the English as they outscored the Australian Barbarians 15-9 to record their first victory in the Southern Hemisphere since coach Martin Johnson retired. In what is quite possibly a first for a Barbarians fixture zero tries were scored in the match, with the only…
FINAL SCORE: Australian Barbarians 28 (JOC 3 tries, 2 conv, 1 pen; Barnes 2 pen) England 28 (….. about 7 pens and 1 try to Banahan) The teams named for tonight’s tour match at ME Bank Stadium, Perth, on Tuesday 9 June (kick-off 7.05pm, AWST) were:
The Fijians showed up tonight and played a much more competitive and aggressive brand of rugby than was expected. While the Fijians failed to turn any of their opportunities into points, nervous moments for Wallabies supporters were plentiful as our scrambling defense denied them the points they deserved. The defensive highlight was a sustained period of Fijians pressuring against our try line for about 5 minutes around the 70 minute mark being the most testing period. While the Australian’s enjoyed air superiority, of major concern will be our scrum where the Fijians achieved parity. One can’t help but worry how…
We’ve just launched the new G&GR forums, currently importing the content over and hoping to switch them on shortly. If you already have an account, you’ll need to reset your password by clicking here.’ While we have been able to import 2.000 threads and 60.000 posts, your avatars have not made it across. We have kept a copy of the old forums running here if you wish to recover your old avatar. Please post any questions on the migration process as responses to this blog as we’re keen to get everyone on to the new system with minimal hassle.
The Stormers are through to their first ever Super rugby final after beating the Waratahs this morning. As I battled a massive hangover this morning, this song from the Wedding Singer came into my head and pretty much sums up how I feel after this manic-depressive season. Language warning
Following on from Gagger’s match review, here is a short video compilation featuring a song from Team America. Explicit Lyrics Warning! Waratahs vs Chiefs Highlights from greenandgoldrugby on Vimeo. If you’re unsure of the words towards the end, here’s the script:
Join us from 5:30pm as we head follow the ‘Tahs in Waikato.
To: Mitch Hardy, General Manager, RugbyWA. Dear Mitch, I am writing in response to your search for a new head coach. I believe you will find my skills and experience outlined below ideally suited to this position. I am the man who will take to take the team to even greater heights, not only will we maintain our mid table position but with enough investment we could perhaps even push into the top 6.
With today’s news that the Brumbies have called for Steve Walsh’s head, here is our highlights package from Saturday’s derby against the Waratahs. Personally I feel the Brumbies should take a good look at the way their captain Stephen Hoiles is antagonising Walsh.
TO: ALL MELBOURNE STORM EMPLOYEES Are you feeling secure in your current employment? Would you like the chance to maintain or even inflate your pay packet without having to move from Melbourne? You may be interested to hear that we are recruiting an entire Rugby team plus the associated professional coaching and administrative staff.
We’ll be running live coverage this weekend for the Brumbies, Reds and Waratahs matches, if you’re watching in the wee hours and have access to the Internet then drop in to www.greenandgoldrugby.com to join our live chat. Saturday Morning, 4am, the Brumbies take on the Stormers in Cape town Saturday Afternoon, 7:40pm, the Force take on the Chiefs in Perthfontein Sunday Monrning, 4am, the Waratahs take on the Bulls in Pretoria Please don’t let me be the only tragic up watching the Tahs in Pretoria! If you’re a fellow fan of Morne Steyn kicking for poles, I promise there will…