All posts tagged "andy friend"

  • ACT Brumbies
    Live Score: Brumbies vs Cheetahs

    Final Score: Brumbies 61 – Cheetahs 15

  • ACT Brumbies
    Oz Super 14 coaches: a force multiplier?

    In military parlance, a force multiplier is an asset that increases your ability to succeed in the violence of the battlefield. Transposed to rugby it is the people, strategies, innovation and organisation that you can bring to your franchise to enhance success. And one of the major force multipliers in any season...

  • Rugby
    Behind the scenes of the “Secret Summit”

    Robbie Deans: Hi lads, thanks so much for coming on such short notice. Chris Hickey: No problems Robbie. Andy Friend: The Brumbies are glad to have the opportunity. John Mitchell: Yes, Robbie, just like old times hey? But seriously, I just want to say what an honour it is for me, I...

  • Queensland Reds
    Gold

    Below are the very best bits of Green and Gold Rugby (I didn’t say they were good, just the best we could do). Any other nominations (from this site!) are welcome in the comments. Video Mashups Stephen Larkham the Legend Wallaby highlights 2009 Wallabies on fire vs Boks BrisVegas 2009 Less serious...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Friendy talks all things Brumbies with G&GR

    From the team’s inception, the Brumbies have always seemed to have a strong culture, perhaps not always positive, but a strong culture all the same. When you look back on teams of the past and the coaches that have lead the Brumbies, you can almost align a particular culture with each coach....

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies brush JO’C? – Andy Friend talks exclusively to G&GR

    In a move that will surprise many, it appears as though the Brumbies have pulled out of the race to sign up-and-coming Wallaby fullback, James O’Connor. Whether this is just a bargaining play by Brumbies chief Andrew Fagan remains to be seen, however Fagan has indicated the Brumbies are no longer in...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies 2010: is their greed good for all?

    Should all the chips fall the right way, the Brumbies could be just about to pull off...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Early spring cleaning for the Brumbies

      It appears the Brumbies have wasted no time in looking toward 2010 with the news that Clyde Rathbone has been released from the franchise. Effectively this is a decision that will more than likely end the 28 year-old’s Super rugby career. It’s sad, as we never quite got to see the...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies vs Blues Live score

    Final Score: Brumbies 37 – Blues 15

  • ACT Brumbies
    Live Score: Reds vs Brumbies

    Final Score Reds 13 – Brumbies 52 For blow by blow action

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies v Stormers Preview

    Emotions won’t be too far below the surface for the Brumbies and it will depend on their ability to control and channel these emotions that will determine the result. A positive for the Brumbies is the Stormers total lack of cohesion so far this season. I’ve not seen all their games, but...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Shawn Mackay

      The terrible news overnight is that Shawn Mackay, the ACT Brumbies forward, died from complications following...

  • Rugby
    Brumby in serious car accident

    AN UPDATED POST ON SHAWN CAN BE FOUND HERE I just heard on the radio that a Brumby has been hit by a car in Durban. I think it was Shawn Mackay, but only heard half of the report. Andy Friend was very distressed on the phone, said that the victim was...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies vs Tahs preview

    This friday offers the next juicy Aussie derby and it gets more intriguing and less predictable as the days go by. How the mighty have fallen – in just two weeks. On the strength on one loss (albiet a dicking at home) and a week to stew on it, the Brumbies have...

  • ACT Brumbies
    So what happened here?

    I would imagine that on Andy Friend’s burgeoning shit-list from the weekend, will be the first try that the Force scored through Cameron Shepherd in the 26th minute. The commentators put it down to pure Giteau skill, but I can’t help but ask how two Wallabies ended up marking the space between...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 2009 predictions

    A shoot from the hip preview and prediction of the various 2009 Super 14 teams chances

  • ACT Brumbies
    And the steaming turd in the corner is…..

    John Mitchell coaching the Western Force just becomes more of a problem to almost comic proportions....

  • ACT Brumbies
    ACT Brumbies S14 2009 preview

    The Brumbies have always been flashy, show-ponies to some extent, so it has been rather sad watching the decline from Thoroughbreds to Cart-horses that has taken place in the nation’s capital over the last few years.  Retirements to key personnel and an injury plague of biblical proportions consigned our equine brothers to...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Aussie teams Super 14 round-up

    Come Monday next week, no-one’s going to give a rats arse about the Super 14 2008, so while there’s still some legs in it, how has it all worked out for the Aussie states and what does it look like for 2009? OverallIn short, better than last year, but far from great....