All posts tagged "craig joubert"

  • Northern Provincial Rugby
    Preview: Reds give A Faingaa to the Blues

    Anthony Faingaa is back! I’ve been hearing the rumours for days but I wasn’t getting my hopes...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • All Blacks
    Video spotlight: Joubert at Eden Park

    There’s been more than enough talk about it, so I’ve thrown a few video clips together (and...

  • Rugby
    A Bledisloe Stat Attack!

    This is is the kind of stuff the ARU sends out to all of their media contacts...

  • Rugby
    Blues vs Waratahs Live Blog

    Blues vs Waratahs (03/27/2009)     Close   6:53 Welcome to my live coverage of Blues vs Waratahs from Auckland. It’s 14 minutes in and the Tahs are up, 10 – 0 6:53 15:00 – Blues win a lineout in the Tahs half, several phases and they’re at the Tahs 22 when Burgess makes...

  • Super Rugby
    SANZAR Merit Referees 2009

    In the Super 14 next year the nationality of refs will no longer matter when it comes to allocating them to matches. Instead, it’ll come down to ‘merit’. Apparently they used 19 refs last year, this time they’ll concentrate it down to the 9 ‘merit’ refs (below), and fill gaps based on...

  • Referees for Wallabies Euro Tour

    (Most) refs are people and therefore never perfect. Also, the better you play, the less their performance matters. However, the display on Saturday in Hong Kong from Alan Lewis was a turd of such heinous proportions that it’s not only floated a media stink, it’s also prompted me to check out who...

  • All Blacks
    New Zealand vs Australia 2nd Bledisloe 2008 Score & Review

    All Blacks 39 – Wallabies 10Australia’s Tri-Nation hopes and confidence that had been building under Aussie Robbie took a sizeable dent on Saturday night in Auckland, with the Wallabies being on the receiving end of almost exactly what they dished out to the All Blacks just seven days earlier in Sydney. The...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks first TriNations test score

    Wallabies 34 – All Blacks 19 YOU FCKING BEAUTY!! I’m too stoked to write a proper review...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Crusaders vs Waratahs Super 14 2008 Final review & video highlights

    Princes of darkness 20 – Tahs 12 During the week Mark Hammett commented that, in terms of intensity, this was going to be a test match and he was spot on. These two teams went hammer and tongs, both refusing to be intimidated by what was on the line, and the sense...

  • Queensland Reds
    Chiefs vs Reds; review & video highlights

    Chiefs 32 – Reds 20.The Reds seemed to come into this game thinking they could out-run the Chiefs and at half time the approach seemed to have blown up on them, as they went into the sheds 3 tries to nil down. But the game got a real shot in the arse...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Blues vs Brumbies Super 14 Score & Review

    Blues 11 – Brumbies 16 To beat the third placed side at their home is no mean feat, but the truth is that this Blues side is rapidly unraveling and it simply couldn’t take the pressure that this make-do Brumbies side managed to muster. It wasn’t a scintillating stuff, but the Canberran...

  • Super Rugby
    Auckland Blues vs Western Force score & highlights

    Blues 17 – Force 27 Here are brief highlights from the Blues vs Force game in round...

  • Rugby
    Six-nations scores and round up – week one

    Bridging the gap nicely before the Super 14s is a little competition up here called the six...

  • England vs Tonga RWC’07 score, review & stats

    England 36Tonga 20 For the first 30 minutes of this test it looked like Tonga’s fairy tale might go all the way, but in the end England just had too much nous. The forwards in white were able to strangle the game when needed forcing the Tongans to make mistakes that Sackey...

  • Rugby
    England vs Tonga RWC’07 teams and preview

    SEE TONGA VS ENGLAND SCORE AND REVIEW HERE Knowing as we now do that everyone hates England,...

  • 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
    Wallabies vs Wales: Result and score

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