All posts tagged "benn robinson"

  • Wallabies
    Wallaby player ratings: Sydney Bledisloe

    I finally subjected myself to the replay and here’s my stab at the player ratings. Tally with what you saw? Scoring system at the bottom. 1. Benn Robinson: Steady, but not spectacular. Has lost some edge in the loose. 5 2. Stephen Moore: Early head nock took it’s toll, but also a...

  • All Blacks
    Teams for Sydney Bledisloe

    Two talismen return to the Wallabies and All Black sides for Saturday’s clash in Sydney. For Australia, it’s the long awaited return of Rocky Elsom, back from his much celebrated stint in Europe and ensuing bruised bone (always painful). This return alone will be fascinating to watch. Will we see him dominate...

  • Rugby
    What’s that? You’ll take the lineout? The Wallaby scrum is ….. DOMINATING???

    If there was one positive we Wallaby supporters can take from the weekend’s loss, it was the performance of our much maligned (by referees in particular) scrum.  Whilst the rest of our play was directionless, ill-disciplined and mistake-ridden, our scrum was class. They look so well drilled at the moment. You can...

  • South Africa
    Newlands – Lost Bokketunities

    I haven’t had a chance to re-watch the footage yet, but here are some initial thoughts from Newlands last night. The performance of our young bench players was very encouraging. JOC was exceptional from the outset, TPN played brilliantly and together with Ben Alexander and Benn Robinson formed a scrum so dominant...

  • South Africa
    Wallabies team for Newlands

    No shockers for the run on team this Saturday. The slight eyebrow raise comes from the bench where we go back to a 4-3 split. The gnarly Phil Waugh makes way for Marcia Hynes. Captions for shmoo opposite? Team below.

  • All Blacks
    Analysis & video: What really lost Eden Park?

    There are a number of proposed reasons going around for why Australia, having started so promisingly, lost in Auckland. The Wallabies no doubt created the lions share of attacking opportunities, yet consistently failed to convert pressure to points. Seeking clarity, I’ve gone back through the tape minute by minute, identifying those key...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies vs All Blacks 1st Test player ratings

    1. Benn Robinson 7 – One of the few forwards who were able to match it with the All Blacks, he was outstanding in defence and held his side of the scrum up well. 2. Stephen Moore 8 – Further enhanced his reputation with another solid all round game in trying conditions....

  • All Blacks
    Video spotlight: Joubert at Eden Park

    There’s been more than enough talk about it, so I’ve thrown a few video clips together (and...

  • All Blacks
    Seducing Miss Eden Park: 1st Test Preview

    For a Wallaby supporter this is a vicious tease of a match. Standing defiantly is the wily 23 year old Eden Park minx, and laid out like a string of Bacardi Breezers before her is the key to melting this ice maidens defences. It’s only fitting that the French and Italians –...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies for Bledisloe 1

    Wycliffe Palu makes his return to the national team, whilst Reds scrumhalf, Will Genia, is in line to make his test debut as the Wallabies take on the All Blacks this Saturday at Eden Park (5.35pm Australian Eastern Standard Time). Coach Robbie Deans has named his strongest test team of the season,...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies Tri-Nations 2009 Preview

    In the four matches they’ve had so far this year, you can’t help but have one of the key Dingo Bingo words ringing in your ears: “Growth”. Arriving with about 2 weeks prep after winning the Super 14, AntipoDeans spent last year unearthing all the crappy habits and inadequacies left by 10...

  • British & Irish Lions
    New Rugby columnist debuts on G&GR!

    G&GR is proud to bring you the Aussie Stevie view of the player’s performance over the TriNations. Thanks to magic Stevie powers, we can do this in advance, actual viewing not required. A quick intro for those who have not yet had the privilege of reading the insights of Aussie Stevie’s dad,...

  • Wallabies
    3N Squad announced: Sanchez not so dirty

    The Wallabies squad to take out the 2009 Tri-Nations was announced today. It’s largely the same as...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies vs France player ratings

    1. Benn Robinson 8 – Fat Cat was outstanding last night.The scrum was solid and his work...

  • France
    Dicking around over: team vs France

    Adam Ashley-Cooper puts JO’C on the bench and Shmoo Mitchell’s back for Hynes in a pretty logical starting 15. The openside division of the team remains strong though with Waugh and Pocock making the bench. Oh, and still no LT or Tim Tam. For full team

  • Italy
    Wallabies vs Italy preview

    Obviously, after last week’s test, both Robbie Deans and Nick Mallet came to a gentlemen’s agreement that both would field their second XV’s for this week’s tests. The Italians have made plenty of changes to their team which makes them even harder to comment on, such is the unknown nature of the...

  • Italy
    Rotation! Wallabies squad for 2nd Test

    If the first two tests were “tinkering with the A team”, this this team selection criteria seems...

  • Italy
    Player ratings & stats: 1st Italy test

    Here’s my bash at the player ratings from Australia vs Italy in frozen Canberra on the weekend....

  • Italy
    Italy vs Wallabies; first test preview

    Guess what – Craig Gower’s back in town to play against the Wallabies! And oh yeah – there are some other Italian blokes with him as well… While that’s been Aussie media spin on the Italian selection (how are we going to get bums on seats when there aren’t any ex-mungos in...

  • Italy
    Wallaby team vs Italy; first test

    Dingo’s still not dicking around, putting out a full-strength Wallaby side for this test in Canberra. The one unforced change being Rabbit O’Connor coming in for AAC who slides to the bench. AntipoDeans was obviously as impressed as everyone else. The forced change is Mumm in for the injured Hodgson, and Noodles...