All posts tagged "adam ashley-cooper"

  • Wallabies
    Caption comp

    Stirling Mortlock and Adam Ashley-Cooper will be playing a tennis match against Lleyton Hewitt in an effort to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. I’m tipping they’ll play doubles rules for Morts/AAC and singles rules for Ley-ley, or perhaps the press release neglected to mention the 4th player. The match is...

  • Wallabies
    Euro Tour Player Ratings

    It feels like unfinished business unless we go through the Wallabies on tour, sum up their performance and see what we’ve learned for the future from them. Forwards: Ben Alexander – good first steps but more time scrummaging required. Is he going to finally start for the Brumbies?? 6 Alastair Baxter –...

  • Barbarians
    Last men standing

    For weeks we’ve had an idea of just how tasty this Barbarians outfit was looking. What we’d...

  • Wales
    Australia vs Wales Teams

    Below are the teams for the Wales vs Wallabies match on Saturday in Cardiff. I like the look of the Aussie team because it says to me that Antipodeans is serious about a Euro clean sweep. The tell tale sign being the tight 5, where the experimenting has gone out the window...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs France Teams

    Here are the teams for Australia vs France this Saturday at Stade de France.Robinson gets a rest with Alexander at loose head and Kepu on the bench. Palu’s back at 8 after his rampage at Twickers and Brown’s injury. Chisholm hits the bench, MMM replaces him and Mumm steps into blindside. A...

  • Wallabies vs England player ratings

    Here are my thoughts on the Australia player ratings from the momentous test at Twickenham on Saturday. Tally with what you saw? Rating scale at bottom. 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper Everything was OK, except for the kicking. Still not a fullback. 4 14 Peter Hynes – Not seeing the gas or sparkle a...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs England Teams

    Here are the England and Australia teams to face each other this weekend. AustraliaAdam Ashley-Cooper; Peter Hynes, Ryan Cross, Stirling Mortlock (C), Drew Mitchell; Matt Giteau, Luke Burgess; Richard Brown, George Smith, Hugh McMeniman, Nathan Sharpe, Mark Chisholm, Al Baxter, Stephen Moore, Benn Robinson. Reserves: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Matt Dunning, Dean Mumm, Wycliff...

  • Rugby
    Adam Ashley Cooper at fullback?

    From what I’ve seen written about the place (including by Pedro just a few minutes ago!) there’s...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs Italy Teams Padua

    Below is the Australia team to play Italy in Padova this weekend. Why we’re announcing teams later than any other team in the world, I’m not sure, because this squad of 22 has been leaked accurately over the past 3 days. On the positive side, it’ll be fascinating to see Barnes at...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies vs All Blacks player ratings from Hong Kong

    Here are my thoughts on the Australia player ratings from the fourth Bledisloe test in Honkers. Tally...

  • Wallabies
    Wallaby team vs All Blacks in Honkers & preview

    With all the leaking that happened this week in Hong Kong it wasn’t really a surprise when the Australian Bledisoe team sheet hit. A few thoughts on it: Some call it a “get Carter” ploy, but I reckon Mortlock at 12 is more of a necessity. Barnes’ kicking game is going to...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs All Blacks Brisbane Tri-Nations player ratings

    Preamble not required. Rating scale at bottom. 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper Good under the high ball, solid on his feet (see try) and good last line of defence, but still not playing as a fullback 6 14 Peter Hynes – Showed some bright individual touches 6 13 Ryan Cross, Simply awesome in attack...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks Final Tri-Nations teams for Brisbane

    With the Australian and New Zealand teams being announced, the Aussie Robbie Deans selection policy seems pretty straight forward so far: stuff up and you go, no risks come big game time. So as per this ethos he’s made 5 changes for the Brisbane Tri-Nations decider this Saturday. Everyone’s favourite scapegoat and...

  • South Africa
    Johannesburg massacre – Wallaby player ratings

    This is a pretty depressing job, but you see a very different side of players in such a game. In most matches you get a mix of good and bad performances, but here it was universally crap. Nevertheless, with such a vital game coming up, the lessons to be learned are crucial....

  • Wallabies
    South Africa vs Australia Tri-Nations teams for Johannesburg

    Rocky beats bum wrap! The Springbok and Wallabies teams for Saturday’s game have been announced and the good news is that Rocky Elsom has cleared his name of the citing nonsense (well, almost). On a specially convened teleconference, SANZAR judicial representatives from each member country said “You are a penis” to Nick...

  • South Africa
    Burgess’ knee, Sharpe gets the arse, Foles rolls

    OK, I’m a little late on the 28 man squad for the South African tour, but hey, everything works a bit slower in rural France. The big upsets are:1 – Luke Burgess is out with a small tear in his miniscus (knee), sustained in training. While Burgo hasn’t yet fully aclimatised to...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks second Bledisloe player ratings

    Always torture doing ratings on a thumping, but here goes. 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper Looked solid at the...

  • All Blacks
    New Zealand vs Australia 2nd Bledisloe 2008 Score & Review

    All Blacks 39 – Wallabies 10Australia’s Tri-Nation hopes and confidence that had been building under Aussie Robbie took a sizeable dent on Saturday night in Auckland, with the Wallabies being on the receiving end of almost exactly what they dished out to the All Blacks just seven days earlier in Sydney. The...

  • All Blacks
    Teams for 2nd Bledisloe Test in Auckland

    Both the Wallaby and All Black squads have been announced for the next Tri-Nations at Eden Park. For the Wallabies their captain and kiwi destroyer Mortlock is back. Cross drops to the bench and Tahu gets across the ditch as the 23rd man (I guess this gives an idea on Aussie Robbie’s...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks first TriNations test player ratings

    With so many great performances across the park for Australia, this was a tough one. The 6-7-8 and 9-10-12 combos fought evenly for honours in which group swayed the game the most, but what a dilemma to have eh? 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper From nervy and out of place last week, to star...