All posts tagged "christian lealiifano"

  • Rugby
    The Tuesday Top 5

    This week the Top 5 delves into the new TMO protocols, looks at the fun side of...

  • British & Irish Lions
    Cooper, Lealiifano and Mogg Will Not Play In First Lions Test

    Scott Allen tells us why he doesn't expect Quade Cooper, Christian Lealiifano or Jesse Mogg to play...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Review: Reds v. Brumbies – A Hoodoo Broken

    The Reds have defeated the Brumbies 20-13 in a tight, hard-fought game. Important for the Reds, there...

  • Rugby
    Reds v. Brumbies Preview

    In their last two games the Reds have taken on the top two Kiwi teams and come...

  • Rugby
    G&GR Brumbies Player of the Year

    At the end of each game throughout the 2010 Super 14 season over at the forum, readers have submitted their 3-2-1’s for each Australian team. All of these votes will accumulated and an overall 3-2-1 assigned for each match to the three leading point getters for each Aussie team. This is a...

  • Rugby
    S14 stat attack: Aussie players (2010)

    About 12 months ago the esteemed Juan Cote put together a few stats from the 2009 Super 14.  Great idea I reckon. So I stole it.  Now the first Wallaby squad of has been named as of yesterday. As with any team announcement there are always surprise selections and omissions. So this...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Video: G&GR Super 14 Round 1 Review

    Every week during the Super 14 season G&GR will take a look at the key plays and players of the week just had. We can be a myopic lot here at G&GR sometimes, so no point stopping now. Let’s make it clear. Our focus is the Wallabies, so these reviews will focus...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies: the Real Force.

    The ‘Super Star’ CA Brumbies take on the Western Force on Friday night at the new home...

  • 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
    High expectations for Brumbies in 2010!

    I have heard the Brumbies of 2010 described as the Chelsea Football Club of Australian Rugby.  Now,...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies brush JO’C? – Andy Friend talks exclusively to G&GR

    In a move that will surprise many, it appears as though the Brumbies have pulled out of the race to sign up-and-coming Wallaby fullback, James O’Connor. Whether this is just a bargaining play by Brumbies chief Andrew Fagan remains to be seen, however Fagan has indicated the Brumbies are no longer in...

  • ACT Brumbies
    So who missed out? The Stats.

    While it is hard to argue with the majority of the Wallaby selections announced today, there are a few players that could feel a bit unlucky. The selection of Matt Hodgson in front of Ben Mowen and Mitchell Chapman was a bit of a surprise as was the inclusion of Quade Cooper...

  • ACT Brumbies
    S14 stat attack: Aussie players

    We let our stat gimp loose on the teams and he couldn’t stop himself delving into the individual players as well. So here they all are. For the most part they reinforce what you might already suspect, but there are a few surprises……..

  • Rugby
    Australia’s best chance with wounded horses?

    NOW WITH SAMO TRY VIDEO BELOW! The Brumbies line up to play the Hurricanes on Saturday night 5:30pm (EST) will be without: Guy Shepherdson (2 weeks, suspension),  Christian Lealiifano (3, Hamstring), Clyde Rathbone (1-3, Quad), Mark Gerrard(1, Hammy), Sitaleki Timani (atleast 3, knee), Mark Chisholm (season, wrist). They will also probably be...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies vs Brutes preview and teams

    So we’re all thinking the Brumbies are destined for the finals now, with the memory of Macka to play for and karma catching up with Botha and Matfield; Bakkies getting 3 weeks, and Victor getting life (another sprog). Add captain Hoiles returning from injury for an extra bonus. And then KAPOW. A...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Another horror show?

    From an Aussie perspective, last weekend’s super 14 was an unmitigated disaster. The Brumbies gave the Lions their 4th ever S14 win and both the Force and Tahs lost at home. Even worse was the error strewn manner in which all three teams gave away their matches. So what about this week?...