All posts tagged "george smith"

  • South Africa
    Player ratings: Wallabies vs Boks Brisvegas

    The most important thing out of this match was the pure, undiluted class A confidence that the Wallabies scored. A very solid scoreline, and this was squandering a load of points. Here are my payer ratings, tally with what you saw? Scoring system at the bottom. 1. Benn Robinson: Another scrum dominated,...

  • Rugby
    Skinstad says Saffers, by Skinny margin

    It is not surprising that Bob Skinstad would be backing his broers, what was surprising however were some of the insights he gave as to why he thinks the Wallabies might be struggling. Over the years it seems that Bob has never been short of an opinion, but it is a considered...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Leadership Questions: Towards 2011!

    Aussie D asked the question, at the Green & Gold Rugby forum, as to who should be...

  • Rugby
    The Wallabies Changes: Robbie Deans explains

    Maestro Deans has made sweeping changes to his team to face the Bokke this Saturday with the biggest changes being Will Genia and David Pocock getting their chance to start this week. After sniping at the heals of Burgo for a few weeks Genia takes over from the wayward incumbent while Bam...

  • All Blacks
    Video highlights – Rocky’s return

    Everyone was awaiting his return – you, me, the media, the Irish – so how well did he go? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtQjA7IZb7E From about a kilometre away in the stands it wasn’t easy to tell, but stats and the clip below told a familiar story; even with one leg there’s no holding...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies make changes for Perth test

    Robbie Deans and his selection panel (whomever they are) have made four changes to the Wallaby starting...

  • Wallabies
    Wallaby player ratings: Sydney Bledisloe

    I finally subjected myself to the replay and here’s my stab at the player ratings. Tally with what you saw? Scoring system at the bottom. 1. Benn Robinson: Steady, but not spectacular. Has lost some edge in the loose. 5 2. Stephen Moore: Early head nock took it’s toll, but also a...

  • Rugby
    Toutai Kefu v. NZL (2001)

    It’s Bledisloe Week, so it’s only natural that our next great Wallaby try to be analysed is...

  • All Blacks
    Teams for Sydney Bledisloe

    Two talismen return to the Wallabies and All Black sides for Saturday’s clash in Sydney. For Australia, it’s the long awaited return of Rocky Elsom, back from his much celebrated stint in Europe and ensuing bruised bone (always painful). This return alone will be fascinating to watch. Will we see him dominate...

  • South Africa
    VIDEO: Giteau escapes citation

    There’s been a lot of opinion from both sides of the Indian about Matt Giteau’s hit on...

  • Rugby
    The Newlands Hangover

    Just imagine you wake up after the Perth Tri Nations with a massive hangover, and lying in bed you recall the events that transpired the night before…. A big smile comes over your face, after all your boys put on a solid 12 point win and that leggy blonde gave you her...

  • South Africa
    Live Score: Boks vs Wallabies Newlands

    Boks vs Wallabies at Newlands (08/09/2009)     Close   12:40 Moses:  Evening All,Welcome to the green and gold coverage of the Wallabies taking on the Boks from Newlands. 12:41 Moses:  Horwill’s had a stomach bug, apparently is OK to start the game. Waugh was there to back up replace Kev 12:42 Moses:  “We’ll...

  • Rugby
    A Saffa writes…..

      Looks like I did a pact with the Devil – Robdylan writes for www.sharksworld.co.za and is...

  • South Africa
    Wallabies team for Newlands

    No shockers for the run on team this Saturday. The slight eyebrow raise comes from the bench where we go back to a 4-3 split. The gnarly Phil Waugh makes way for Marcia Hynes. Captions for shmoo opposite? Team below.

  • Rugby
    2009 G&GR Wallaby Player of the Year: v All Blacks

    New Zealand 22 (Richie McCaw try; Stephen Donald conv, 5 pg) defeated Australia 16 (Berrick Barnes try; Matt Giteau conv, 3 pg) In his 100th test for the Wallabies George Smith was unable to see his team over the line for victory, but he scored some consolation in being named Wallaby Player...

  • Rugby
    Video: George Smith the Centurion

    Here’s some footage from the best 7 ever to grace the game in his 100th test. For...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies vs All Blacks 1st Test player ratings

    1. Benn Robinson 7 – One of the few forwards who were able to match it with the All Blacks, he was outstanding in defence and held his side of the scrum up well. 2. Stephen Moore 8 – Further enhanced his reputation with another solid all round game in trying conditions....

  • All Blacks
    All Blacks vs Wallabies Live Score

    FINAL SCORE 22-16 to the ABs For how it happened

  • All Blacks
    Seducing Miss Eden Park: 1st Test Preview

    For a Wallaby supporter this is a vicious tease of a match. Standing defiantly is the wily 23 year old Eden Park minx, and laid out like a string of Bacardi Breezers before her is the key to melting this ice maidens defences. It’s only fitting that the French and Italians –...

  • All Blacks
    Tri-Nations: Wallabies vs All Blacks key match-ups

    Much has been made of the fact the Wallabies haven’t won at Eden Park for 23 years however not as much has been made of the fact for the first time in a long time, the Wallabies finally look to have a team capable of correcting this travesty. That is not to...