Author: Shane Sullivan

Make Australian Rugby Great Again

The Queensland Rugby Union put on a great event at Ballymore for the NRC Final. And both teams put on a match that did the new National Rugby Championship proud. Brisbane City ran out the eventual winners pulling away in the final minutes to win 37 to 26. The Perth Spirit can walk away with their heads held high. They put up a tough fight and did their supportetrs proud. Here are our best shots from the night.

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The events after have taken the gloss off what was a very good game of rugby. Sure the good guys lost but nothing can be taken away from either team in what was a fantastic contest. A personal message from me to Ewen McKenzie. Good luck with what ever your future holds. You don’t deserve this or the attention certain parts of the media have sent your way. Your contribution to Australian Rugby is appreciated by myself and everyone I know and my respect for you is unchanged. Sully

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I’m sick of it. I’m sick of hearing how we haven’t won at such and such a ground since 1917. It doesn’t matter! I’m sick of hearing how big these Saffers are and how their going to smash us. They’re not that big! And there wasn’t a whole lot of smashing last time we played. I’m sick of someone bitching about our scrum before every match. Like the Ref is sitting in his hotel room thinking Victor is right those Aussies cheat in the scrums and the Saffers are amazing. Our scrum is back, get over it. I’m sick of…

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If you had asked Wallabies fans at the start of the year if they’d be happy with three wins, a draw and a loss to start the season nearly everyone would have replied in the affirmative. Last week you might have thought the sky was falling given the angst of many Wallaby supporters. This week we have a different challenge. The South African Barbecuing Behemoths have sashayed into Perth for what many of them think is a home game. Big Changes! The Wallabies Ewen McKenzie has resisted changing his forwards and I agree. When the New Zealanders get in the…

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It’s all on the line for Australia tonight. A win or a draw will keep their Bledisloe dreams alive. A loss will add another chapter to the Eden park hoodoo and consign this group of wallabies to the same ridicule as the ones from the twelve previous seasons. The Match Roman Poite waited 14 seconds before he awarded his first penalty and he continued to blow them at regular intervals for the first 12 minutes of the match when he sent Ritchie McCaw to the bin for playing the ball on the ground. Australia kicked the resulting penalty but the…

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We’ve found a pretty good chat program that could be great for live events. It’s called slack and we are test driving it today for the Waratahs v Brumbies semi final There are three ways to use it: 1. The web page – https://gagr.slack.com/messages/tahs-v-brumbies/ 2. The android app – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Slack&hl=en 3. The iOs app – https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/slack-team-communication/id618783545?mt=8 The only catch is you have to register an account, and to do that we need your email address. If you’re keen to have a look, and to chat during tonight’s match, post your email address below. We’ll send an invite and delete your…

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This was my first time shooting at the SFS. The afternoon sun and the shadows from the stands created a few issues and I’ve had to heavily edit a few pictures to make them presentable. I also used a 300 mm lens for the first time. All in all a great learning experience on a beautiful afternoon and a fantastic rugby match. As always you can click on the main image to see the larger photo and then use your mouse or your arrow keys to navigate.

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West v Souths By Bulldog Bob It was another case of so close yet so far for Wests this weekend as fell agonisingly short being beaten by Souths 34-25 in round 9 of Qld Premier Rugby. The game started off in a tentative fashion, with both teams having their fair share of ball and territory. It took ten minutes of see-sawing between each end of the field before wests posted the first points of the match via a penalty kick of the boot of scrumhalf Tim Smith. However Souths aren’t the kind of team to be repelled for long…

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All the Action from the Reds v Rebels game at Suncorp Stadium [shareprints gallery_id=”67274″ gallery_type=”slider” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”small” image_padding=”0″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” titles=”true” captions=”true” descriptions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]

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I’d like to start with an apology. You may have noticed that we didn’t write a review for this game. That was my job this week. I was at the match taking photos and rely on my recording to do the match review as looking through the camera lens rarely give you a big picture view of the game. Anyway when I got home there was no recording! Hence no review. In my head I have this feeling that the Reds were pretty good for 60 minutes and truly terrible for 20. I wasn’t going to write a review based…

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