All posts tagged "australia A"

  • Italy
    After Lote Tuqiri, should rugby be interested in Karmichael Hunt?

    Lost in the noise of Lote getting punted from the ARU, was the news this morning that...

  • All Blacks
    Live score Wallabies vs Italy

    Final Scores Wallabies 31 – Italy 8 New Zealand 22 – France 27!!!

  • Rugby
    IRB u/20 World Cup: Aust 86 Canada 0

    UPDATE: You can see some pretty strange highlights of the game here As expected Australia has completely done a number on Canada winning by a huge margin with everyone scoring plenty of meat-pies. Richard Kingi and Kurtley crossed for 4 each in a game where the Aussies lead by 31-0 at halftime...

  • Rugby
    Brock James cracks the tonne

    When Brock James left the Western Force to head to France to play for Clermont in the Top 14, it caused barely a ripple in Australian rugby circles. In the pre-Gits era of the Force, James, Scott Daruda and James Hilgendorf, had all been used as fly-halves without much success. Leaving Australia...

  • Barbarians
    Wallabies vs BaaBaas Live Score

    Final Score: Wallabies 55 – Barbarians 7 Qantas Wallabies 55 (James Horwill, Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell 2, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander, David Pocock, James O’Connor tries; Giteau penalty, 3 conversions; Stirling Mortlock 2 conversions) defeated Barbarians 7 (Iain Balshaw try; Luke McAlister conversion) at the Sydney Football Stadium. Crowd: 39, 688.

  • All Blacks
    JO’N: evil genius, or very evil genius?

    Well, it looks like the negotiation tactics as outlined in My Week – By John O’Neill, have...

  • Barbarians
    Who do the Wallabies play before the Tri-Nations?

    With the Super 14 heading toward a grandstand finish, I thought I would look beyond to see what awaits the Wallabies in the first four matches of their winter campaign. On the face of it there does not seem to be much that will trouble the Wallabies. They play the Baa-Baa’s for...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Hooker

    The incumbent(s): Stephen Moore (ACT): Gees it hurts to write that “ACT” after Moore’s name, but that’s...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Loosehead Prop

    The incumbent(s): Benn Robinson (NSW): Fat Cat has established himself well and truly in the Wallaby team. He would be, I would think, one of the first two or three players picked. In fact, there aren’t many better loosehead props world-wide than Benn Robinson. I’ll go a step further and say he...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Tight Head Prop

    The incumbent(s): Al Baxter (NSW): Ok, disregard the penalty try that Australia let in, during the last test of last year against Wales, the scrum was a much improved element of Australia’s game in 2008. Thanks largely to Michael Foley, then Wallaby assistant coach and now Waratah assistant coach. Whether it has...

  • Humour
    Ask Bakkies – “They won’t support me”

    Welcome to our new regular feature where our guest agony aunt Bakkies “Baby Eater” Botha will apply...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby watch – Second row

    The incumbent(s): Nathan Sharpe (WA): The Force captain surprised many late last year when he put in a series of aggressive and industrious performances on the European tour. Despite a slow start, 2009 has seen him continue this form. His work rate is unquestioned, perhaps it’s just the actual work, and where...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Gerrard Gone…

    A sad day for Australian running rugby fans as potential starting wallaby fullback Mark Gerrard was granted...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Fly Half

    The incumbent(s): Matt Giteau (WA): As I said above many, me included, thought he was shunted into the Wallaby 10 jersey last year as a kind of ‘last man standing’. “There’s no one else available so let’s take our best 12 and move him in a smidge”. But now! Now he is...

  • All Blacks
    …let’s call the whole thing off.

    Absolutely fucking fascinating article describing the SANZAR shennanigans has been published here. Australian rugby’s own answer to...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Juan’s Wallabies

    We are approximately a quarter of the way through the competition so it is timely to give Robbie Deans a hand and let him know what a Wallaby 22 would look like, based on this seasons’ form, if the Wallabies were playing a test match next week. 1. Benn Robinson (Tahs) –...

  • Rugby
    Battle of the loosies

    Bugger me if there aren't some great loose forwards doing the rounds in Super 14 2009. A review of them and look at how the Wallabies back row is shaping up, as well as looking forward to the battle between George Smith and David Pocock for openside flanker

  • Wallabies
    O’Neill weilds the axe

    By Moses The ARU board have announced a “strategic decision” to pull out of the PNC and ARS competitions next year due to the financial climate. This is not good news for those on the fringe of Test selection who in the past few years have had the opportunity to shine for...

  • Barbarians
    Last men standing

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

  • 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...