All posts tagged "australia A"

  • Referees for Wallabies Euro Tour

    (Most) refs are people and therefore never perfect. Also, the better you play, the less their performance matters. However, the display on Saturday in Hong Kong from Alan Lewis was a turd of such heinous proportions that it’s not only floated a media stink, it’s also prompted me to check out who...

  • Sanction this

    Last week Moses made some great points about how random the roll out of the ELVs seems to have been. It looks so bad that I can only think its a ruse employed by the usual dinosaurs to try and scupper them. Thanks to those still stuck in the 70’s, the mess...

  • SANZAR gets tough on crap tours

    About bloody time. In marketing speak, these tours devalue the International Rugby brand. Hats off to Ireland and England this year though. THE contentious issue of northern hemisphere nations sending weak teams Down Under is set to come to a head at a SANZAR CEOs meeting amid threats that France may be...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks first TriNations test video highlights

    Here are some good length highlights of yesterday’s magnificent match between Australia and New Zealand at the...

  • South Africa
    Wallabies vs Springboks: Tri-Nations first test score & review

    Australia 16 – South Africa 9I’m tempted to say for the review, read the preview. The core of this story was as predicted – a tough battle that was just one too far for the Springboks. But it was detail around margins that was most interesting from a Wallaby perspective. In such...

  • Rugby
    Georgia on my mind

    Well alle-freakin-lulia. Finally someone’s making some sense on how we can fix the biggest problem facing the...

  • Australia A vs New Zealand Maori Video Highlights

    Well, I’m pretty pissed off about this. While I haven’t seen the whole game (just these highlights) it seems to me we more than had the personnel to win this one, just not the composure, which the opposition certainly did have. I guess we at least ran this one close which we...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies Tri-Nations Squad 2008 Announced

    Below is the Australia Tri-Nations squad for the 2008 Tri-Nations. A few comments on the changes from the last few weeks: INTimana Tahu – Has been impossible not to notice for Australia and brings a real different option to Barnes at 12, where I hope they aim him and his ball skillsDrew...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies team for second French test

    NEWSFLASH: Lock Nathan Sharpe is out with a groin strain, replaced by 24 year old Dean Mumm. Hugh McMinimum takes the spot on the bench. There are four changes for this weekend’s test. Through injury Tuqiri and Palu are out, replaced by the Wallabies debutant Lachie Turner and Stephen Hoiles (look out...

  • Rugby
    Australia A vs Tonga Pacific Nations Cup Score, Video Highlights

    Australia A 90 – Tonga 7 As yet I haven’t been able to see the game. In...

  • Rugby
    Australia A vs Western Samoa Pacific Nations Cup Score, Video Highlights

    Having heard about the atrocious conditions and then watched the highlights below, I couldn’t be arsed to...

  • Japan vs Australia A – review & highlights

    Having finally seen the game from yesterday, here are a few quick thoughts on the Aussie A vs Japan match. It was a scrappy, stop start game with a lot of kicking from the home side especially. As such a good advert for the ELVs. Australia A looked to play fast, almost...

  • Australia A vs Japan Pacific Nations Cup Score

    I haven’t seen the game yet, but here’s a write up. From what I heard Tahu looked pretty good at 12. AUSTRALIA A fought off a second-half rally by Asian champions Japan to post a 42-21 win with six tries in their opening game of the Pacific Nations Cup. The second-tier Australia...

  • Rugby
    Australia A vs Japan side

    Australia A play Japan on Sunday. Below is the team. Of note is Tahu finally starting game...

  • Wallabies
    2008 Wallabies Squad announced

    The 30 man train on squad for the Wallabies 2008 (list below) was announced by Aussie Robbie Deans earlier today. Apparently he had no hand in selection (due to his NZ contract still being in place), but having taken note of our Poll, there aren’t that many contentious decisions that weren’t forced...

  • Australia A 2008 squad & fixtures

    Some good names here, and there would be more if it weren’t for the U20 RWC happening this month in Wales. There isn’t an obvious shape to the team though, and it’ll be very interesting to see that back line shape up though, especially without a recognised 10 from the S14 this...

  • Wallabies
    Ten things we can do to recover from getting the Johnny Boot from the 2007 Rugby World Cup

    Part one of three – By Coatsie It’s been very interesting reading some of the responses to...

  • England vs Tonga RWC’07 score, review & stats

    England 36Tonga 20 For the first 30 minutes of this test it looked like Tonga’s fairy tale might go all the way, but in the end England just had too much nous. The forwards in white were able to strangle the game when needed forcing the Tongans to make mistakes that Sackey...

  • Pommy hating and Bernie’s knee

    Top of the rugby world’s news agenda today was John O’Neill’s brainfart that “It doesn’t matter whether it’s cricket, rugby union, rugby league – we all hate England” I can only assume JO’N was into the 5th bottle of claret at an alicadoo function when this blurted out because it wasn’t the...

  • Wallabies
    Wales vs Australia; match review and stats

    Wallabies show their class On Saturday Australia gave a good look at what they’re capable of, comfortably...