All posts tagged "european tour"

  • 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
    Euro tour report card

    For mine, this tour has been a huge step forward for the Wallabies. The most important thing is that they’ve started laying the foundations of what could become a very good, if not great, winning, team. The key to winning games? Your pack and your goal kicker. Australian rugby has tried to...

  • 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...

  • Wallabies
    The global economy and the Wallabies Euro Tour – predict the results

    For some reason this tour feels more of a benchmark for how the Wallabies have progressed than the tri-nations this year. From a results perspective, the only way we could have shown any improvement in the tri-nations was by letting in one less soft try in Brisbane and win the thing. But...

  • Countdown to the Wallaby Euro Tour – The Rest

    Two parts of the team left to review and I can’t draw it out any longer so I’m gonna lump the two into this post. Kinda like ripping off a bandaid. The second row and outside backsLike everyone else I was fµcking gutted when Big Kev Horwill went down with a foot...

  • Rugby
    Countdown to Euro Tour – The Back Row

    When three out of the five John Eales Medal finalists are from the back row, it gives...

  • Countdown to the Wallaby Euro Tour – The Inside Backs

    The other day I started on an unfortunate negative note with a look at the questions hanging over the Wallaby front row that will be answered in the Northern Hemisphere. Today, so as not to overly compound the depression from our spanking in the last cricket test against India, I turn to...

  • Countdown to the Wallaby Euro Tour – The Front Row

    In the good old days (2007) we would have had stories of piss-ups, punch-ups and coaching fall-out in the lead up to a tour or tournament, but with the Deans honeymoon period still in full swing it’s pretty damn quiet. So I thought I’d get our heads back in the game by...

  • Wallabies squad for European Tour

    Here’s the Australia squad for the Euro tour. The big news is that Aussie Robbie Deans has continued to pump in fresh talent with four new caps – he even created an extra 34th spot for James O’Connor, although presumably he only needs a childs plane fare. The other new caps go...