All posts tagged "benn robinson"

  • 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
    G&GR Wallaby Team of the Decade

    Well, the people have spoken. The votes are in and we have our official Green & Gold...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Loose Head Prop of the Decade

    We finally reach the last position in the team, if only because of its numerical allocation.  For...

  • South Africa
    Video & Stats: Wallaby scrum vs the world

    As you can see in our 2009 highlights package, we’re pretty frikken proud of our Wallaby scrum. Minus a few dodgy ref calls earlier in the season, they’ve taken apart nigh on all-comers, blooding a brand new tight head prop along the way. But how can we quantify how well they’re doing?...

  • Rugby
    The winner: G&GR Wallaby Player of the Year

    What a tremendous end to the season, both for the Wallabies and for this competition. Those who have been following the points tally may well be aware that the competition came down to the very last test against Wales. As a reminder, after every test of the season Green and Gold Rugby...

  • Rugby
    G&GR Wallaby Player of the Year: Spring Tour

    And so the year has drawn to a close.  The Spring Tour has been a disapointing expedition...

  • Rugby
    The G&GR Wallaby Player of the Year – Domestic Rugby Series

    The Wallabies started their 2009 test campaign against Italy in Canberra all the way back in June. ...

  • Scotland
    Wallabies vs Scotland – Bland Sham

    I’ve written this post straight after the game while the pain is still raw and untempered, and I’m trying to work out if that’s the worst I’ve seen the Wallabies play. I suspect it is. We’ll post a more balanced review later. That we still had a chance to win with the...

  • Rugby
    Rocky’s sterling effort

    Rocky Elsom has been named Wallaby captain for the upcoming Northern Hemisphere tour beginning later this month. He has taken over from Stirling Mortlock who was also named in the side. Berrick Barnes is the Vice- Captain. This will no doubt increase speculation that Mortlock’s Wallaby career may be coming to a...

  • All Blacks
    Video analysis: lessons from woeful Wellington

    There was a hell of a lot wrong with the Wallaby play in Wellington, but in the footage below, I want to focus in on one key aspect – the breakdown. Please note that my objective here isn’t to bemoan another interesting refereeing performance by Craig Joubert. Rather, it’s to do what...

  • Rugby
    Rookies aplenty in Wallaby Training Squad

    Robbie Deans, and his selectors, have named a number of new faces in the 43 man Wallaby training squad in preparation for the Grand Slam tour later this year.  Perhaps the most notable rookie is scrumhalf Richard Kingi of the Queensland Reds who only last week signed an Academy contract with the...

  • Rugby
    2009 G&GR Wallaby of the Year

    Each week the members of our forum cast their 3-2-1 votes to contribute to the prestigious Green and Gold Rugby Wallaby of the Year. The weekly Man of the Match, for each test so far, are revealed below, while the 2’s and 1’s are kept hidden for now to maintain the mystery....

  • All Blacks
    Wobblies woefull in Wellington

    So far this season the Wallabies have let themselves down in just one, sometimes two facets of the game. Tonight, they fucked every single one. The scrum, lineout, breakdown, kicking, discipline, running, passing; all sucked. It was only an average defensive performance that kept them anywhere near the match. The heroics in...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies unchanged for Wellington

    It’s the same Wallaby team that did the Boks in Brisbane (see below) – the question being whether they can play with the same intensity. TPN and Lakky are reputed to have gotten over their rib injuries, but to cover Turner just in case, Kurtley Beale has also been flown out as...

  • Rugby
    3Ns G&GR Fantasy & Tipping Leagues Status

    It’s getting down to do or die in fantasy land with only a couple chances to jump in the standing left. And it’s still a pretty close race for the top. In yet another example of true game play not translating to fantasy (and vice versa), this weeks top scorer was none...

  • South Africa
    Player ratings: Wallabies vs Boks Brisvegas

    The most important thing out of this match was the pure, undiluted class A confidence that the Wallabies scored. A very solid scoreline, and this was squandering a load of points. Here are my payer ratings, tally with what you saw? Scoring system at the bottom. 1. Benn Robinson: Another scrum dominated,...

  • South Africa
    Live Score: Wallabies vs Boks Brisvegas

    FULL TIME: WALLABIES 21 – BOKS 6 Wanging on below

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Leadership Questions: Towards 2011!

    Aussie D asked the question, at the Green & Gold Rugby forum, as to who should be...

  • Rugby
    The Wallabies Changes: Robbie Deans explains

    Maestro Deans has made sweeping changes to his team to face the Bokke this Saturday with the biggest changes being Will Genia and David Pocock getting their chance to start this week. After sniping at the heals of Burgo for a few weeks Genia takes over from the wayward incumbent while Bam...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies make changes for Perth test

    Robbie Deans and his selection panel (whomever they are) have made four changes to the Wallaby starting...