All posts tagged "chris latham"

  • Queensland Reds
    Highlanders vs Force, Lions vs Reds scores, highlights

    Highlanders 28 – Western Force 36 Another impressive win from the Force who, with a second victory in a row over on the Shaky Isles, are now definitely Australia’s brightest looking chance in the 2008 Super 14 comp. Yet again they came from behind being 28-20 down with...

  • Queensland Reds
    Reds vs Bulls Super 14 2008; highlights & review

    Queensland Reds 40 – Bulldozed 8. “When the milk turns sour, I ain’t the kinda pussy to...

  • Queensland Reds
    Super 14 2008 – Reds vs Stormers score, review

    Reds 16 – Stormers 34 If you’re a reds fan, this season is going horribly, horribly wrong,...

  • Rugby
    Howard lays on the tough love

    When Pat Howard was put in charge of the High Performance Unit at the ARU, I’m not...

  • Latho, the canning of the ARC, & Yoda lives on

    There have been a few stories in the last couple of days that haven’t exactly painted the ARU as a caring / sharing organisation. First off, rumors started circulating that Chris Latham, one of the only 2 wallabies that would have made a World Cup 15, has signed with Worcester in the...

  • World cup first 15

    Here’s Green and Gold Rugby’s Rugby World Cup 2007 select 15. It’s based solely on performance at the cup (that I saw anyway) and I’ve chosen each man purely in his position and not in any combos. You’ll notice for example that it’s missing an out and out goal kicker (nothing new...

  • Who’s the most valuable Wallaby?

    Throughout last week we ran a poll asking “Who can the Wallabies LEAST afford to lose?”. The results (from 86 discerning rugby officianados) and how they unfolded over the week, were pretty interesting. At the time, it wasn’t a clear cut exercise. A flux of injuries and variable performances meant that all...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs England quarter final: preview & teams

    Dear Santa…. The perceived wisdom (from both sides) for Saturday’s first quarter final seems to be this:...

  • Straya vs the Poms: LETS GET IT ON

    So here we are, four years on from that glitch in the order of the universe, and the stage is set for either some serious payback, or some serious egg on face. In rugby, this has got to be the ultimate in North/South grudge matches. Sure, you’ve got the fact that we’ve...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs Canada RWC’07 score, review, stats

    Woeful Wallabies 37 Plucky Canucks 6 Here’s the short version; a bunch of Wallabies desperate to score...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs Canada RWC’07 preview and teams

    SEE RESULT AND REVIEW HERE So what can come out of this one-sided game tomorrow?On the positive (and grasping at straws) side, this is Huxley’s chance to prove that we have a backup to Barnes, assuming Bernie’s knee can’t be put back together. If he’s ever going to look good at 10,...

  • Wallabies vs Fiji RWC’07 player ratings

    To be honest, Saturday’s was the kind of scrappy effort that left me uninspired when it comes to writing player ratings. So instead, I’ve shamelessly ripped off the anonymous ones syndicated by AAP and stuck on my own thoughts in green. Feel free to take a shot or defend them if they’re...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs Fiji RWC ’07; score, review, stats

    Wallabies 55 Fiji (B) 12 At no stage today did the Wallabies get into top gear, in fact there were plenty of periods of play where the game just turned scrappy. Nevertheless, the pleasing aspect to take out of this game was that Australia still managed to run in 7 tries, whereas...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs Fiji RWC team & preview

    At the bottom is the Wallaby team selected to play Fiji this Sunday 23rd September in Montpellier, 22:30pm AEST. The word is that Fiji, as per the fashion among the ‘minnows’ in this world cup is selecting a second string side, so we should expect a good run out for our guys....

  • Go the little guys – by Sportsfreak

    Here’s a great weekend round-up from Sportsfreak plus a few comments in green. I thought Ruggerblogger also did a good job, but that’s enough plugs for New Zealanders. Minnows – Crowd FavouritesHave the IRB pulled off a bit of a coup here? Before the World Cup started they made public noises about...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs Wales: Wallaby player ratings

    Here’s how I scored the guys from Saturday, let me know what you think… 15 Chris Latham 9/10: The old latho is back – big kicks, high ball takes and solo tries. A little rusty to start but deserved man of the match14 Drew Mitchell 7/10: Should have done better on the...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs Wales: Result and score

    Wales 20 – Australia 32 Today the Wallabies showed far too much class for Wales, but at...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs Wales – teams and preview

    According to reports, today we discovered the Wallaby team that will take part in the first really competitive match of their world cup, against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. There are a few well publicised changes through injuries, and then a few on the bench. Shepherdson’s back at the expense of ‘Big’...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs Japan: Results, review and stats

    Wallabies 91Cherryblossoms 3 As the scoreline suggests, this was your classic World Cup mismatch of the type that Campo has been campaigning against of late. That aside, the Wallabies produced a composed performance, for the most part devoid of the ‘rustiness’ excuse that usually dogs them in world cup pool games, and...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs Japan – Wallabies team and news

    Knuckles has named his team for Australia’s world cup owner on Saturday, saying that it’s the first...