All posts tagged "bledisloe cup"

  • All Blacks
    Player Ratings – Bledisloe 2

    When I sat down to write these, I made a conscious decision to approach them more positively than Lance Free did last week. As the game wore on, that proved very difficult. All in all in was another wallaby performance that was well below were it should be.

  • Rugby
    Statistics: Wallabies v All Blacks Bledisloe 1

    Last night to prepare these statistics I watched the game for the first time since seeing it...

  • All Blacks
    Bledisloe 1 First Thoughts

    The surface, the cheating, the running, the lack of kicking was all we could talk about in the lead up to this match. Of course the fact the good guys hadn’t beaten the blacks for 7 games in a row was brought up a couple of times, but after the kick off,...

  • All Blacks
    Wallaby team for Tokyo Bledisloe named

    Five changes to the Wallaby starting team, four to the backline, is the notable news in today’s team announcement. But its the ommission of George Smith, picked on the bench, that will cause most dicussion. Is it a dropping? Is it a resting? Rotation? Reward? A sign of things to come? Robbie...

  • All Blacks
    Bledisloe 2 – initial impressions (Ouch!)

    Ok, that hurts.. to lose the Bledisloe for another year is not a pleasant feeling. This post is purely my reactions from been at the game, we’ll have some proper analysis later in the week. Cowan was extremely lucky not to get a yellow right before half time, apparently Kaplin had his...