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Author: Adam Connell
Otherwise known as 'The Red Baron'. I've played schoolboys in Canberra, colts in Melbourne and seniors in Cairns. Not very well mind you. Nowadays, I am more content to watch from the sidelines and watch my waistline expand.
It’s official. James O’Connor has been given an early release from his 2013 ARU contract, and will not be offered a contract in 2014. In light of recent events involving O’Connor, does this seem like such a surprise? Probably not, however the spotlight now turns to the options O’Connor now has available to him. With the removal of his ARU contract, a strong argument could be made for O’Connor to pursue his rugby elsewhere. He does have a number of options, though, including: Staying on in Australia, and signing a contract with the Western Force; Skipping the country to play…
So who feels bummed out about the Wallabies’ performance on the weekend? I know I do. Leading into the game, there was a lot of anticipation about the Ewen era. Link had taken the reins from Robbie Deans, and was going to whip Aussie rugby back into shape – starting with the All Blacks. Unfortunately for Australian rugby fans, quite the opposite happened. The Wallabies struggled to get front foot ball, the backrow was rendered ineffective, realignment was too slow, there were no support lines and a lack of options, partly because there were no bodies in motion. But…
With all the fuss over a team of blokes from somewhere up north, one could be forgiven for forgetting that Super Rugby will be back on this weekend. Not us though! Here at Green and Gold Rugby we have our finger on the pulse! And here are the Super Rugby team lists for round 18: Friday Chiefs v Hurricanes Date : Friday 28 June Venue : Waikato Stadium, Hamilton Kick Off: 17:35 AEST Referee: Garratt Williamson Assistant Ref 1: Nick Briant Assistant Ref 2: Richard Kelly TMO : Glenn Newman Saturday Highlanders v Crusaders Date : Saturday 29 June Venue…
Team Lists Super Rugby Round 13 Even though there are three teams with the bye this week, rest assured there is plenty of action before us. The Chiefs and Force will start the weekend’s action on Friday over in Pukekohe, closely followed by the Reds hosting the Sharks at Suncorp. Saturday morning will be an early one, with the Cheetahs at home to the Hurricanes. Then in the afternoon we have the Blues hosting the Rebels, and the weekend’s action will be capped off with the Kings versus the Highlanders over in Port Elizabeth. Oh wait.. I forgot a game.…
Welcome to Super Rugby team lists round 9. Seven games this week with only the Waratahs sitting this round out. A HUGE Saturday is on the cards with six games starting at 2:30 and going through to nearly 5 am Sunday morning. So Organise your fast food and start chilling your favourite beverage we’re in for a big one.
Only 12 teams in Super Rugby action this week. The Sharks v. Crusaders game must be the match up of the round. The Rebels take on the Force at home in what should also be a great game . The Bulls, Chiefs and Reds are having the weekend off..
We’ll update the team lists as the teams are announced.