All posts tagged "berrick barnes"

  • Queensland Reds
    Reds vs Blues preview

    This game represents the master versus the apprentice. Watching the Reds oscillate from famine to feast then back again by playing their particular style of ‘attacking’ rugby, one can’t help but think they are trying to model their game on a team similar to the Blues. What the Reds lack spectacularly is...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Fly Half

    The incumbent(s): Matt Giteau (WA): As I said above many, me included, thought he was shunted into the Wallaby 10 jersey last year as a kind of ‘last man standing’. “There’s no one else available so let’s take our best 12 and move him in a smidge”. But now! Now he is...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Aussie S14 team of week 9

    1. Ben Alexander (Brumbies) – Superb performance with his workrate and willingness to truck the ball-up, just what was needed on a night where the conditions were appalling. 2. Squeeky Moore (Brumbies) – Lead the Brumbies front row which dominated the Stormers pack. Had a pretty solid night with his line-out work...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Inside Centre

    INSIDE CENTRE The incumbent(s): Stirling Mortlock (ACT): Gees he surprised me last year. Personally, I’m a fan of the dual playmaker option for 12. Lynagh outside Ella. Pappy outside Lynagh. Kafer/Howard outside Knox. Love it. I didn’t think Morty would offer us anything but crash ball. But I was wrong. He showed...

  • Queensland Reds
    Force v Reds preview & teams

    While the Force and the Reds may kid themselves they are still a chance to make this...

  • Queensland Reds
    Reds v Chiefs preview

    The good news this week that Big Kev Horwill and Van Humphries are returning to the Reds’ team has been tempered with the really shit news that Peter Hynes has been ruled out with a knee problem. This late change gives newcomer Rodney Davies the task of making Lelia Masaga, not an...

  • Rugby
    Australia’s got talent

    While watching the games over the weekend, I was struck with the thought of how much young backline talent we’ve got on show in the Super 14 this year, some of which has already had a year or two’s experience. It got me to thinking about what the Wallaby backline could look...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Australian Super 14 Team of week 5

    1. Benn Robinson (Tahs) – Has gotten the better of his opposite numbers two weeks in a row and shown that he is the number one, no. 1 in the country. More often than not he was scrumming against two opponents, as George Smith would slide up along side the under pressure...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Juan’s Wallabies

    We are approximately a quarter of the way through the competition so it is timely to give Robbie Deans a hand and let him know what a Wallaby 22 would look like, based on this seasons’ form, if the Wallabies were playing a test match next week. 1. Benn Robinson (Tahs) –...

  • Queensland Reds
    Reds v Cheetahs review

    Juan Cote's review of Queensland Reds vs Cheetahs in round 3 of Super 14 2009

  • Queensland Reds
    Reds v Cheetahs preview

    Preview of the QLD Reds vs Cheetahs round 3 super 14 match 2009

  • Queensland Reds
    Reds go Mad

    News of Hugh McMeniman returning to the 2009 QLD Reds Super 14 side for their clash against...

  • Queensland Reds
    Reds v Bulls preview

    A preview of QLD Reds vs Bulls match in 2009 Super 14 with the news Reds two game tour of South Africa could not have begun on a worse note as both Hugh McMeniman and Morgan Turinui will be missing from the squad to take on the Bulls

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 2009 predictions

    A shoot from the hip preview and prediction of the various 2009 Super 14 teams chances

  • Queensland Reds
    Barnes and Turinui to play against Force

    Berrick Barnes and Morgan Turinui to play for the QLD Reds against the Western force in 2009 Super 14 trial match

  • Queensland Reds
    G&GR exclusive Mooney interview

    Mooney ups the ante Reds’ coach Phil Mooney gave his clearest indication yet as to how the...

  • Queensland Reds
    Reds launch into 2009

    It was with great gusto the Reds launched their season campaign this morning, a slick multi-media type show, which left several jaded press hacks pondering the impact Generation Y has had on the staid and clichéd world of rugby reporting.  Translation……there was not a party pie in sight. The thing that strikes...

  • Queensland Reds
    A Happy New Year for the Reds?

    by Juan Cote If you were standing near the Ballymore exits at the end of last season...

  • Wallabies
    Euro Tour Player Ratings

    It feels like unfinished business unless we go through the Wallabies on tour, sum up their performance and see what we’ve learned for the future from them. Forwards: Ben Alexander – good first steps but more time scrummaging required. Is he going to finally start for the Brumbies?? 6 Alastair Baxter –...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs Italy Teams Padua

    Below is the Australia team to play Italy in Padova this weekend. Why we’re announcing teams later than any other team in the world, I’m not sure, because this squad of 22 has been leaked accurately over the past 3 days. On the positive side, it’ll be fascinating to see Barnes at...