All posts tagged "berrick barnes"

  • ACT Brumbies
    Video: G&GR Super 14 Round 6 Review

    Oh come on. Do I have to? REALLY? Sharpie wasn’t the only one swearing in frustration after that round. The Waratahs can count themselves lucky that they were playing the bottom ranked team, otherwise they could have joined the ranks of the Force and Brumbies in a winless round. As it was...

  • Melbourne Rebels
    At my signal, unleash hell!

    So were the inspirational words spoken by Russel Crowe as Maximus, one of cinema’s greatest ‘Rebels’, in...

  • All Blacks
    Force v Chiefs Review: Once Were Warriors

    You’ve got to feel for the Force. Not a lot of depth and without all their best players these Western warriors have…umm…’gone west’. I think their season is just about over and despite the return of a few Super 14 quality players this week it might have been just that little bit...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Born Free (to play wherever).

    With the Melbourne Rebels now in the player market place, not too long after the WA Force entered, a subset issue is now a subject of hot discussion.  Who can lay claim to the player.  It is a common cry out of NSWRU and the Sydney club land that they created the...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Reds v Tahs: ‘impartial’ head to head analysis

    Messers Hickey and McKenzie have done their part, the teams are named.  Now it is time for...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Tahs preview: vs Reds

    Waratahs boss Chris Hickey appears to have the balance of his line-up bang on for the season...

  • 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...

  • ACT Brumbies
    G&GR Wallaby Tries of the Decade #4

    I am a bit of a believer in the Recency Factor when it comes to many things,...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Inside Centre of the Decade

    In trying to find the ‘next Tim Horan’, seventeen different men have worn the Wallaby Number Twelve...

  • 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
    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. ...

  • Wallabies
    Live Score: Gloucester vs Wallabies

    Final Score: Gloucester 5 – Wallabies 36 click below for Gagger’s full and exclusive coverage of this game.

  • Wallabies
    Where does Giteau go?

    It’s taken two domestic seasons to do it, but through the unveiling of the squad to go to Europe this spring, together with a revolutionary new leadership team of Rocky Elsom and Berrick “sookface” Barnes, Robbie Deans has well and truly put his stamp on the Wallabies. However, if silly season press...

  • Queensland Reds
    McKenzie Links with Reds

    Finally some positive news out of Ballymore as Ewen McKenzie was today announced as Head Coach of the Reds for the next three seasons. After a year that started badly for the Reds, then got steadily worse, Queensland rugby followers at last have something to smile about. New QRU Chairman Rod McCall,...

  • 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....

  • Rugby
    Behind the scenes of the “Secret Summit”

    Robbie Deans: Hi lads, thanks so much for coming on such short notice. Chris Hickey: No problems Robbie. Andy Friend: The Brumbies are glad to have the opportunity. John Mitchell: Yes, Robbie, just like old times hey? But seriously, I just want to say what an honour it is for me, I...

  • 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...