All posts tagged "al baxter"

  • All Blacks
    Teams for Sydney Bledisloe

    Two talismen return to the Wallabies and All Black sides for Saturday’s clash in Sydney. For Australia, it’s the long awaited return of Rocky Elsom, back from his much celebrated stint in Europe and ensuing bruised bone (always painful). This return alone will be fascinating to watch. Will we see him dominate...

  • Rugby
    What’s that? You’ll take the lineout? The Wallaby scrum is ….. DOMINATING???

    If there was one positive we Wallaby supporters can take from the weekend’s loss, it was the performance of our much maligned (by referees in particular) scrum.  Whilst the rest of our play was directionless, ill-disciplined and mistake-ridden, our scrum was class. They look so well drilled at the moment. You can...

  • South Africa
    Wallabies team for Newlands

    No shockers for the run on team this Saturday. The slight eyebrow raise comes from the bench where we go back to a 4-3 split. The gnarly Phil Waugh makes way for Marcia Hynes. Captions for shmoo opposite? Team below.

  • All Blacks
    Video: JUSTICE 4 AL

    Yes, every tight head bind was the same, and no, it was never penalised. Armbands at Newlands? Thanks to Barbarian for the idea and Moses for a good slug of the legwork.

  • All Blacks
    Video spotlight: Joubert at Eden Park

    There’s been more than enough talk about it, so I’ve thrown a few video clips together (and...

  • All Blacks
    Seducing Miss Eden Park: 1st Test Preview

    For a Wallaby supporter this is a vicious tease of a match. Standing defiantly is the wily 23 year old Eden Park minx, and laid out like a string of Bacardi Breezers before her is the key to melting this ice maidens defences. It’s only fitting that the French and Italians –...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies for Bledisloe 1

    Wycliffe Palu makes his return to the national team, whilst Reds scrumhalf, Will Genia, is in line to make his test debut as the Wallabies take on the All Blacks this Saturday at Eden Park (5.35pm Australian Eastern Standard Time). Coach Robbie Deans has named his strongest test team of the season,...

  • British & Irish Lions
    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,...

  • Wallabies
    3N Squad announced: Sanchez not so dirty

    The Wallabies squad to take out the 2009 Tri-Nations was announced today. It’s largely the same as...

  • France
    Video analysis: Aussie scrum vs France

    We sure do take our scrummaging seriously these days, so when a few calls went against the...

  • France
    Dicking around over: team vs France

    Adam Ashley-Cooper puts JO’C on the bench and Shmoo Mitchell’s back for Hynes in a pretty logical starting 15. The openside division of the team remains strong though with Waugh and Pocock making the bench. Oh, and still no LT or Tim Tam. For full team

  • Italy
    Player ratings & stats: 1st Italy test

    Here’s my bash at the player ratings from Australia vs Italy in frozen Canberra on the weekend....

  • Italy
    Juan for the road – Saturday (game day!)

    Driving around Canberra you realise there are some magnificent buildings in our Nation’s Capital, the War Memorial, both Parliament Houses’, the National Gallery and Al Baxter’s favourite, the National Library. Then you have Canberra Stadium – what a bastard of a place. My night didn’t start well having to park three suburbs...

  • Rugby
    Juan for the road – Friday

    Off to the Captain’s run, not much of an event but John Eales was there so I guess it meant something. Started at 11.00 am and the lights at Canberra Stadium had to be turned on, so shit was the weather. Warm-up took longer than usual as it was so fucking cold,...

  • Italy
    Italy vs Wallabies; first test preview

    Guess what – Craig Gower’s back in town to play against the Wallabies! And oh yeah – there are some other Italian blokes with him as well… While that’s been Aussie media spin on the Italian selection (how are we going to get bums on seats when there aren’t any ex-mungos in...

  • Italy
    Wallaby team vs Italy; first test

    Dingo’s still not dicking around, putting out a full-strength Wallaby side for this test in Canberra. The one unforced change being Rabbit O’Connor coming in for AAC who slides to the bench. AntipoDeans was obviously as impressed as everyone else. The forced change is Mumm in for the injured Hodgson, and Noodles...

  • Barbarians
    Wallabies vs Baa-Baas player ratings

    1. Benn (two n’s) Robinson 7 – Didn’t show any of the flashy stuff he produced in...

  • Rugby
    Deans makes a couple of Coopers

    AntipoDeans has gone for a pretty much full strength side to take on the Baabaas in Sydney...

  • Wallabies
    2009 Wallabies Squad of 29

    No doubt you’ve probably seen it by now, but below is the full squad announced earlier today....

  • Wallabies
    G&GR’s democratic Wallabies 22

    With over 2,300 votes cast, we’ve now got good idea of who discerning Aussie rugby followers want...