All posts tagged "george smith"

  • Rugby
    A Bledisloe Stat Attack!

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

  • Rugby
    Wallabies for Bledisloe 1

    Wycliffe Palu makes his return to the national team, whilst Reds scrumhalf, Will Genia, is in line to make his test debut as the Wallabies take on the All Blacks this Saturday at Eden Park (5.35pm Australian Eastern Standard Time). Coach Robbie Deans has named his strongest test team of the season,...

  • Wallabies
    3N Squad announced: Sanchez not so dirty

    The Wallabies squad to take out the 2009 Tri-Nations was announced today. It’s largely the same as...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies vs France player ratings

    1. Benn Robinson 8 – Fat Cat was outstanding last night.The scrum was solid and his work...

  • France
    Dicking around over: team vs France

    Adam Ashley-Cooper puts JO’C on the bench and Shmoo Mitchell’s back for Hynes in a pretty logical starting 15. The openside division of the team remains strong though with Waugh and Pocock making the bench. Oh, and still no LT or Tim Tam. For full team

  • Italy
    Wallaby Player ratings – 2nd Test vs Italy

    1. Pek Cowan – 6 Made his debut and earned praise from Deans for his performance. Did...

  • Italy
    Wallabies vs Italy preview

    Obviously, after last week’s test, both Robbie Deans and Nick Mallet came to a gentlemen’s agreement that both would field their second XV’s for this week’s tests. The Italians have made plenty of changes to their team which makes them even harder to comment on, such is the unknown nature of the...

  • Wallabies
    Video: Robbie’s back row experiment

    I believe Australia’s first choice back row is the most classically ‘balanced’  in world rugby. You have the ultimate scavenging of Smith, defence, line-out and pace of Rocky mixed in with the unstoppable force that is Palu. On top of this, at least two of these players – Smith and Elsom –...

  • Italy
    Rotation! Wallabies squad for 2nd Test

    If the first two tests were “tinkering with the A team”, this this team selection criteria seems...

  • Italy
    Player ratings & stats: 1st Italy test

    Here’s my bash at the player ratings from Australia vs Italy in frozen Canberra on the weekend....

  • Italy
    Italy vs Wallabies; first test preview

    Guess what – Craig Gower’s back in town to play against the Wallabies! And oh yeah – there are some other Italian blokes with him as well… While that’s been Aussie media spin on the Italian selection (how are we going to get bums on seats when there aren’t any ex-mungos in...

  • Italy
    Wallaby team vs Italy; first test

    Dingo’s still not dicking around, putting out a full-strength Wallaby side for this test in Canberra. The one unforced change being Rabbit O’Connor coming in for AAC who slides to the bench. AntipoDeans was obviously as impressed as everyone else. The forced change is Mumm in for the injured Hodgson, and Noodles...

  • Barbarians
    Wallabies vs Baa-Baas player ratings

    1. Benn (two n’s) Robinson 7 – Didn’t show any of the flashy stuff he produced in...

  • Barbarians
    Wallabies vs BaaBaas Live Score

    Final Score: Wallabies 55 – Barbarians 7 Qantas Wallabies 55 (James Horwill, Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell 2, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander, David Pocock, James O’Connor tries; Giteau penalty, 3 conversions; Stirling Mortlock 2 conversions) defeated Barbarians 7 (Iain Balshaw try; Luke McAlister conversion) at the Sydney Football Stadium. Crowd: 39, 688.

  • Barbarians
    The BaaBaa’s Unplugged

    Some interesting facts about the Baa-Baa’s squad to play the Wallabies tomorrow. 1 – Clarke Dermody (New...

  • Barbarians
    Wallabies vs Barbarians preview

    Never has a game of rugby been more of a dress rehearsal for higher representative honours that this one. On both sides of the ledger there are players who have reason to go at the game with all the fury that only the motivation of being left out in the cold can...

  • Rugby
    Deans makes a couple of Coopers

    AntipoDeans has gone for a pretty much full strength side to take on the Baabaas in Sydney...

  • ACT Brumbies
    The Barbarian vs Boy Wonder

    So it is possible to have your cake and eat it too? With Wallaby Phil Waugh lining...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies 2010: is their greed good for all?

    Should all the chips fall the right way, the Brumbies could be just about to pull off...

  • Wallabies
    2009 Wallabies Squad of 29

    No doubt you’ve probably seen it by now, but below is the full squad announced earlier today....