• Tom courts his Irish roots

    Queenslander Tom Court, the country boy from Gatton, has been selected in the Irish test squad to take on the...

  • Ullo Jonny! Gotta new motor?

    Alexei Sayle sings: “I keep tropical fish, in my underpants. Ullo Jonny! Gotta new motor? Ullo Jonny! Gotta new motor”. Leave it out! Jonny Wilkinson ain’t got a new motor. He’s got a reconditioned motor temporarily minus an Ian Beale warranty. It’s the sort of deal Arfur Daley would approve of, although Arfur would front up with...

  • How to beat the Boks

    The Boks have lost only one match this year, the last test of the Lions series. In the other two games of that series the Lions were well and truly in it until the end and probably should have won the first test but for some diabolical handling errors. By analysing the...

  • New Rugby columnist debuts on G&GR!

    G&GR is proud to bring you the Aussie Stevie view of the player’s performance over the TriNations. Thanks to magic Stevie powers, we can do this in advance, actual viewing not required. A quick intro for those who have not yet had the privilege of reading the insights of Aussie Stevie’s dad,...

  • 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...

  • Ask Bakkies: I can’t see straight

    Dear Bakkies, I’m an Irish rugby player recently involved in a nasty incident that took place in an international test match that you might be aware of. Within the first minute of the game, one of your team mates stuck his fingers so far into my eyes that they took his reverse...

  • Springboks defeat Lions in paarl of a match

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

  • 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...

  • Video & review: The Beast monsters the Lions

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

  • 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...

  • An Aussie view of the Saffa Lions squad

    The vagaries of South African rugby selection have once again surfaced with the naming of the 28 man squad to take on the best of British in the upcoming test series. While most of the squad is fairly predictable, it is the inclusions of the sublimely named Chilliboy Ralepelle and uncapped Earl...