All posts tagged "Analysis"

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super Rugby Statistics After Week 3

    Defence patterns in Super Rugby this year are more aggressive than in 2010, putting more pressure on attackers.  As...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Round 3 Ultimate Preview

    This is the Super Rugby Ultimate Preview, your one-stop shop for everything you need to know for those all-important tips or fantasy transfers. As always the Brown Hornet is on board, providing his well thought-out tips for each fixture. Friday 4th March Crusaders v. Waratahs @ Trafalgar Park, Nelson, 5:35pm EDST Crusaders:...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super Rugby Statistics After Round 2

    After two rounds of Super Rugby let’s have a look at some of the statistics to see...

  • ACT Brumbies
    No Country for Old Men

    Most Super Rugby teams have one. In the case of the Melbourne Rebels well, they’ve got heaps. Yeah, it’s the veteran class. We’re talking middle age here like 33+. Tana Umaga is the oldest stager in Super Rugby at 37. Crikey, how does his body cope? But this is not that unusual...

  • NSW Waratahs
    G&GR Whiteboard – Waratahs v Reds

    I didn’t get to watch the Waratahs v Reds game on Saturday night but when I got...

  • ACT Brumbies
    10 Things We Learned From Round 1

    The opening round threw up plenty of talking points, as scratchy rugby dominated with only a few moments of brilliance. It’s time to look at what we have learned from the weekend: 1. It is going to be tight for finals spots. The Blues, Crusaders and Waratahs were easily the best looking...

  • Melbourne Rebels
    G&GR Whiteboard – Rebels v Waratahs

    There’s plenty for the Rebels to work on this week to prepare for the Brumbies but for...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Dwyer’s View: Super Rugby Kicks Off Down South

    Three days & nights of Super Rugby, in the middle of a southern hemisphere summer! That’s hard work, but that’s what we’ve just seen. The standard varied from match to match; sometimes from half to half. Generally though, all games were marked by huge commitment and physicality. I had thought, throughout the...

  • ACT Brumbies
    GAGR Podcast 7: More tape to Canberra

    Considering there hasn’t been any rugby (of note) since December, we still managed to fill this sucker!...

  • Melbourne Rebels
    How to re-brand the Tahs

    On G&GR over the past weeks, we’ve had a stack of stimulating discussion about Australian rugby advertising. But to me, advertising is just the window dressing, what we really need to discuss are the brands. At the core of any brand is the product itself, which punters connect with through a story....

  • Queensland Reds
    G&GR Whiteboard

    2011 is a big year for Rugby – the introduction of Super 15, the Rugby World Cup...

  • England
    Dwyer’sView: France on Track, but England Threaten

    France remain on track for a repeat Grand Slam with their hard-fought, close victory over Ireland at a packed Lansdowne Road ground yesterday. Despite Ireland’s three tries to just one by France, one always felt that the visitors had the upper hand and their pressure told as Ireland consistently infringed at the...

  • ACT Brumbies
    What Can We Expect From the Australian Local Derbies?

    FatProp recently started a thread on the G&GR Forum titled “All These Australian Local Derbies … Better?”.  The general thrust of the comments in response was that based on Super 14 games between the Australian teams, we may see games played in a less adventurous manner than when the Australian teams are playing teams in...

  • ACT Brumbies
    LA NINA AND THE SUPER COMP

    The new Super format and how it will play out for teams in all three countries is one of the real unknowns this year.  There are just so many scenarios.  One possibility is that one team in one country is really dominant (eg. the Crusaders).  If it wins all its local games,...

  • England
    Dwyer’s View: 6 Nations opens according to plan

    The opening weekend of the 2011 Six-Nations Championship went according to plan, despite ample opportunity for the ‘customary’ upsets. England, with a number of injury-enforced changes, could easily have come unstuck in Cardiff, but prevailed. Ireland, riddled with injuries, made awfully hard work of it, but sneaked a win in the final...

  • Northern Provincial Rugby
    Season Preview (Part 1): Red’s Dead Redemption

    Old soldiers never die, they simply fade away. Is it the same for rugby teams? In early 2004, the Queensland Reds started to fade away badly in the Super 12 competition and although they didn’t completely expire, suffered the tortures of the damned. The statistics speak for themselves: 2004 10th (Super 12),...