All posts tagged "george smith"

  • ACT Brumbies
    G&GR Wallaby Player of the Decade & e-book

    In the lead up to New Years Eve 2009, we published a series of articles looking back at some of the highlights of Australian Rugby throughout the decade. This culminated in the selection of the Wallaby Team of the Decade and the nomination of five players as Wallaby Players of the Decade. ...

  • 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,...

  • Rugby
    G&GR Wallaby of the Decade

    Despite a decade in which we probably didn’t win as many trophies as we would have liked,...

  • Rugby
    G&GR Wallaby Team of the Decade

    Well, the people have spoken. The votes are in and we have our official Green & Gold...

  • Rugby
    G&GR Wallaby Tries of the Decade #5

    Coming up with a list of the top tries of the decade was a tough one. What makes one try stand out from another? Is it individual brilliance we are gauging it on, or is it whole of team involvement? Rehearsed tries from a set piece or instinctive brilliance? Does a try...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Loose Head Prop of the Decade

    We finally reach the last position in the team, if only because of its numerical allocation.  For...

  • Wallabies
    Wallaby Blind Side Flanker of the Decade

    The Blind Side Flanker position has been an interesting one for Australia, not only over the last...

  • Wallabies
    Wallaby Open Side Flanker of the Decade

    Wow. Only five players have worn the Number 7 Wallaby jersey in the last 123 tests.  That’s...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Number 8 of the Decade

    Finally! On to the REAL men.  The pigs. The pack. The piano movers. The forwards! Starting at...

  • All Blacks
    Baa Baas Habana sinks arrogant All Blacks

      Barbarians 25 All Blacks 18 You get what you deserve when you treat a game like...

  • Rugby
    The winner: G&GR Wallaby Player of the Year

    What a tremendous end to the season, both for the Wallabies and for this competition. Those who have been following the points tally may well be aware that the competition came down to the very last test against Wales. As a reminder, after every test of the season Green and Gold Rugby...

  • Rugby
    G&GR Wallaby Player of the Year: Spring Tour

    And so the year has drawn to a close.  The Spring Tour has been a disapointing expedition...

  • Rugby
    The G&GR Wallaby Player of the Year – Domestic Rugby Series

    The Wallabies started their 2009 test campaign against Italy in Canberra all the way back in June. ...

  • Rugby
    Rocky’s sterling effort

    Rocky Elsom has been named Wallaby captain for the upcoming Northern Hemisphere tour beginning later this month. He has taken over from Stirling Mortlock who was also named in the side. Berrick Barnes is the Vice- Captain. This will no doubt increase speculation that Mortlock’s Wallaby career may be coming to a...

  • Rugby
    Rookies aplenty in Wallaby Training Squad

    Robbie Deans, and his selectors, have named a number of new faces in the 43 man Wallaby training squad in preparation for the Grand Slam tour later this year.  Perhaps the most notable rookie is scrumhalf Richard Kingi of the Queensland Reds who only last week signed an Academy contract with the...

  • Rugby
    2009 G&GR Wallaby of the Year

    Each week the members of our forum cast their 3-2-1 votes to contribute to the prestigious Green and Gold Rugby Wallaby of the Year. The weekly Man of the Match, for each test so far, are revealed below, while the 2’s and 1’s are kept hidden for now to maintain the mystery....

  • 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
    Wallabies unchanged for Wellington

    It’s the same Wallaby team that did the Boks in Brisbane (see below) – the question being whether they can play with the same intensity. TPN and Lakky are reputed to have gotten over their rib injuries, but to cover Turner just in case, Kurtley Beale has also been flown out as...

  • Rugby
    Deans Revolutionises Australian Sport

    The Wallabies’s comprehensive 21-6 win over the World Champion Springboks on the weekend is all the vindication...

  • Wallabies
    Audio: Robbie & George after Brisbane

    Here’s an edited recording of the press conference after last Saturday’s game. A couple of minutes in there’s what sounds like either a thermonuclear detonation, or Grumbles letting rip. The questions are also pretty quiet because my arms aren’t 10m long. Let me know how you get on with the Dingo Bingo...