All posts tagged "All Blacks"

  • All Blacks
    Tri-nations Tipping Comp Week 5

    Believe it or not, despite all the talk about the quade train, and the All Blacks only...

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    Statistics: Bledisloe 2 Wallabies v All Blacks

    A much better performance from the Wallabies last week but the All Blacks still look another step...

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    Player Ratings – Bledisloe 2

    When I sat down to write these, I made a conscious decision to approach them more positively than Lance Free did last week. As the game wore on, that proved very difficult. All in all in was another wallaby performance that was well below were it should be.

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    Tri-nations Tipping Comp Update – Week 3

    The Tri-nations tipping comp has been running since the start, unfortunately, the same can’t be said for...

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    Statistics: Wallabies v All Blacks Bledisloe 1

    Last night to prepare these statistics I watched the game for the first time since seeing it...

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    Bledisloe 1 First Thoughts

    The surface, the cheating, the running, the lack of kicking was all we could talk about in the lead up to this match. Of course the fact the good guys hadn’t beaten the blacks for 7 games in a row was brought up a couple of times, but after the kick off,...

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    Video Analysis: All Blacks at the breakdown

    After their loss to the All Blacks in Wellington, Springbok lock Victor Matfield said that “”It seems...

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    Video: Ideas for the Wallabies v All Blacks

    Where are the opportunities for the Wallabies v All Blacks in Melbourne this weekend?  Let’s take a look...

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    Statistics: All Blacks v Springboks – Game 2

    Did you get a feeling of deja vu watching game 2 of the Tri Nations between the...

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    Statistics: All Blacks v Springboks

    It was obvious to anyone watching the first game of the Tri Nations last weekend that the All Blacks went in with a deliberate policy of keeping the ball in play to minimise the impact of the Springbok lineout and tire the big South African forwards. Whilst the number of times in possession...

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    Winter Tours Tipping Comp – Final Week

    Congratulations go to Jimbo, winner of the Winter tours tipping comp. Jimbo appeared to take the view that a slow, well timed rise to the summit was the way to do it (shadowing the Wallabies???), moving from 34th after the first round, he hit his straps going to 6th, then 3rd before...

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    Winter Tours Tipping Comp – Week 2

    The comp has opened up a little with 4 games to tip last week. Drewboy had a corker, picking all 4 results and tipping the margin for the Wallabies v England game as well as getting margin points in the Argentina v Scotland game. #1 Tah relinquished the lead by only dropping...

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    Winter Tours Tipping – Week 1

    A nice soft start to this short tipping comp, with only two games to worry about. The only way to get yourself into an early lead with this one, was margins. Cheezel did the job with the Wallabies vs Fiji, picking the 46 point margin, and #1 Tah cleaned up the Saffa...

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    Winter Tours Tipping Comp

    In order to make use of the time between the end of the Super 14 and the tri-nations go a little more smoothly, we will be running a tipping comp for the inbound winter test season. Here’s how to join: 1 – go to Superbru 2 – register / login 3 –...

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    Another glorious England defeat

    All Blacks 19 England 6 Just like the ‘win’ at Dunkirk in 1940, the Poms went down fighting in a ‘glorious defeat’ against an All Black team that has finally recovered its confidence. However, unlike Dunkirk it didn’t involve a ‘strategic’ withdrawal as they continued to attack the Kiwis right up until...

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    All Black for some including ‘demoted’ Hansen

    The All Black team for their Northern Tour was announced today and it contained a solid core of the usual suspects; a few players who you could say are lucky to be retained, and of course a couple of bolters. The squad features 18 forwards and 15 backs and will again be...

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    Score & Review: Australia vs New Zealand Hong Kong

    All Blacks 19 – Wallabies 14 Someone needs to remind the Wallabies that there are two halves in a match of rugby. Yet again they came out playing the better attacking rugby, scoring two tries to nil in the first 40, to then look and play like walking zombies for the rest...

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    Teams – Australia vs New Zealand Hong Kong Bledisloe

    We haven’t got the full Wallabies team yet – it’s announced on Thursday – but the leaks are starting to trickle out and the All Blacks have laid down their misere, with an interesting twist. First off we can all breathe a sigh of relief that Luke Burgess is set to regain...

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    Explanation required

    Right, Australia didn’t lose this match and the Tri-Nations because of this – the final ruck. We lost it because we went to sleep for 15 minutes and let in three soft tries. And this ruck isn’t even remarkable because of the the number of infringements the All Blacks managed to cram...

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    Australia v New Zealand Brisbane Tri-Nations Review

    In the hope that this wouldn’t just turn into a full rant, I’ve slept on it. Unfortunately though, the next morning it’s not looking that much better. Rage has just given way to deep disappointment. The ultimate disappointment comes from the fact that the Wallabies had that game. Retaining 65% possession and...