All posts tagged "australia"

  • Video vote: G&GR Best Aussie Club Try May

    ▶ Here they are – vote at the bottom for your favourite try from these doozies. We had 22 submissions in May, and these were our panel’s pick of the bunch. World Cup winning Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer also had a gander, and here’s what he picked out of the short list:...

  • England
    Wallabies Vs England Test 2 – First Thoughts

    All the talk in the lead up to this test was about whether the Wallabies front row have learnt anything and parity, or better, would be achieved or would we be in for more of the same? Well, the stage was set, 5 minutes in and we have the first scrum set....

  • All Blacks
    Is the move north losing its lustre?

    Luke McAlister, Aaron Mauger, Chris Latham, Carlos Spencer, Lote Tuqiri, Victor Matfield, Mark Gasnier, Rocky Elsom and...

  • British & Irish Lions
    Ullo Jonny! Gotta new motor?

    Alexei Sayle sings: “I keep tropical fish, in my underpants. Ullo Jonny! Gotta new motor? Ullo Jonny! Gotta new motor”. Leave it out! Jonny Wilkinson ain’t got a new motor. He’s got a reconditioned motor temporarily minus an Ian Beale warranty. It’s the sort of deal Arfur Daley would approve of, although Arfur would front up with...

  • Wallabies
    Barbarians vs Wallabies score & review

    Barbarians 11 – Australia 18 Sekope Kepu (pec muscle) and Matt Dunning (achilles) might not agree due to their injuries, but what a way to end what must go down as a successful European tour. Approaching tonight my worry was that this was going to be an exhibition game where the likes...

  • Wales
    Wales vs Wallabies Player Ratings

    By Patrick Here are my thoughts on the Australia (& Wales!) player ratings from the test in Cardiff on Saturday. Probably not what you saw since I am being purely subjective but love to know where we differ! Rating scale at bottom.

  • Wales
    Australia vs Wales Teams

    Below are the teams for the Wales vs Wallabies match on Saturday in Cardiff. I like the look of the Aussie team because it says to me that Antipodeans is serious about a Euro clean sweep. The tell tale sign being the tight 5, where the experimenting has gone out the window...

  • France
    France vs Wallabies; score, pixelated review & fuzzy stats

    . . France 13 – Australia 18 It was ugly as hell (and that might have been because it seemed like I was watching it underwater through a snow blizzard on an intermittent webstream) but stuff it, it was a win. I get the feeling there will be plenty to pick apart...

  • 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...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs England Video Highlights

    Not great highlights, but worth it for the hit by Cliffy on Cipriani at the end.

  • Wallabies vs England player ratings

    Here are my thoughts on the Australia player ratings from the momentous test at Twickenham on Saturday. Tally with what you saw? Rating scale at bottom. 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper Everything was OK, except for the kicking. Still not a fullback. 4 14 Peter Hynes – Not seeing the gas or sparkle a...

  • England
    England vs Wallabies Twickenham Score, Review, Photos

    England 14 – Australia 28 There is only one test match I’ve been to that felt better...

  • Quade Cooper try for Wallabies vs Italy, Padova

    Here’s a ‘different’ take on video highlights of the Australia vs Italy test on the weekend. Only really covers the Cooper try. Nice effort from Mr Mullet, although calls for a starting spot at 10 are a little premature. Check out Mortlock’s hit on the centre defender. Hilarious how he then feels...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs Italy; score from Padova

    Italy 20 – Australia 30. I haven’t seen the game as yet as no-one showed it up...

  • All Blacks
    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...

  • All Blacks
    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...

  • South Africa
    Springboks vs Wallabies Tri-Nations Durban Video Highlights

    You might be able to guess the nationality of the guys who do these highlights by the lack of build up to Robinson’s try, no replay of Mortlock’s fantastic effort and absence of Van Der Linde’s head butt, but nevertheless its another good effort from Rugbydump. On re-watching these highlights, I’m also...

  • South Africa
    Springboks versus Wallabies Teams & Preview TriNations Durban

    FINALLY they’ve released the much speculated over Australian team list and it’s true to the media briefings over the last few days. The big news is that both Horwill, and especially Elsom, are both in, having survived full on training sessions yesterday. These are two vital cogs when taking on a riled...

  • All Blacks
    New Zealand vs Australia 2nd Bledisloe 2008 Score & Review

    All Blacks 39 – Wallabies 10Australia’s Tri-Nation hopes and confidence that had been building under Aussie Robbie took a sizeable dent on Saturday night in Auckland, with the Wallabies being on the receiving end of almost exactly what they dished out to the All Blacks just seven days earlier in Sydney. The...

  • Wallabies
    Australian hopes dented, but not destroyed

    Exclusively for Green and Gold Rugby by James Heffield, Betfair sponsored rugby bet journalistThe Tri-Nations remains wide open after Australia were downed 39-10 by a much improved All Black’s side at Auckland’s Eden Park last night. The Wallabies are still in a good position to take the silverware, but they will have...