All posts tagged "george smith"

  • Wallabies
    G&GR’s democratic Wallabies 22

    With over 2,300 votes cast, we’ve now got good idea of who discerning Aussie rugby followers want...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Chiefs vs Brumbies preview & teams

    On the face of things the Chiefs are strong favourites for this game; they’ve won 6 out of their last 7 games, including the Canes just last week and are a try scoring machine. However, if there’s any team to take the Chiefs, its the Brumbies. There’s only one way for the...

  • ACT Brumbies
    S14 stat attack: Aussie players

    We let our stat gimp loose on the teams and he couldn’t stop himself delving into the individual players as well. So here they all are. For the most part they reinforce what you might already suspect, but there are a few surprises……..

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Blindside Flanker

    The incumbent(s): Hugh McMeniman (QLD): The debate continues to rage. Is MMM better suited to playing lock...

  • Rugby
    Australia’s best chance with wounded horses?

    NOW WITH SAMO TRY VIDEO BELOW! The Brumbies line up to play the Hurricanes on Saturday night 5:30pm (EST) will be without: Guy Shepherdson (2 weeks, suspension),  Christian Lealiifano (3, Hamstring), Clyde Rathbone (1-3, Quad), Mark Gerrard(1, Hammy), Sitaleki Timani (atleast 3, knee), Mark Chisholm (season, wrist). They will also probably be...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Open Side Flanker

    The incumbent(s): Phil Waugh (NSW): The Waratah skipper has been criticised by many this season, albeit mostly by non-Tah fans. It’s fair to say he looked off the pace and incapable of really stamping his authority on a game. This has changed lately, perhaps it’s the contract talks, and he’s starting to...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Number 8!

    The incumbent(s): Richard Brown (WA): For a player that looks so made for test footy, it’s easy to forget he only made his debut in the last domestic test of last year. Brown has carried over his sterling 2008 form into 2009 and is one of the most important players for the...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies vs Brutes preview and teams

    So we’re all thinking the Brumbies are destined for the finals now, with the memory of Macka to play for and karma catching up with Botha and Matfield; Bakkies getting 3 weeks, and Victor getting life (another sprog). Add captain Hoiles returning from injury for an extra bonus. And then KAPOW. A...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Dr Gagger’s S14 Rugby Surgery

    After another horrendous weekend of swearing at the TV screen while watching Australian teams repeatedly lose, some while be-smirching the name of rugby, I’ve decided enough is enough. It’s time to open Dr Gagger’s S14 Rugby Surgery. Let’s review our case-load. THE WESTERN FORCE Presentation: The Force can play some belting rugby...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Team if selected on this weeks form

    15 Mark Gerrard (ACT) – Gerrard must think he has a better chance at socceroo selection this year with some great skills controlling the oval ball. Scored a chip and chase with 4 extra fly-hacks to spark the brumbies back into the game. He then went on to nail a drop goal...

  • Queensland Reds
    How the Force thrashed the Reds

    No doubt there were a bunch of reasons why the Reds got whacked by the Force on Saturday, and as usual Matt Giteau had a lot to do with it. But for me the, real heroes of the Force’s 5 try triumph were the back row of Brown, Hodgson, Horua (when he...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Another horror show?

    From an Aussie perspective, last weekend’s super 14 was an unmitigated disaster. The Brumbies gave the Lions their 4th ever S14 win and both the Force and Tahs lost at home. Even worse was the error strewn manner in which all three teams gave away their matches. So what about this week?...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Australian Super 14 Team of week 5

    1. Benn Robinson (Tahs) – Has gotten the better of his opposite numbers two weeks in a row and shown that he is the number one, no. 1 in the country. More often than not he was scrumming against two opponents, as George Smith would slide up along side the under pressure...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies vs Tahs live score

    Full Time BRUMBIES 21 WARATAHS 11 Click read more for live plays.

  • Rugby
    Tahs V Brumbies Teams

    Friday March 13, Canberra Stadium. Match start: 07:40pm Referee: Mark Lawrence (RSA) Brumbies: Nic Henderson, Stephen Moore, Guy Shepherdson, Ben Hand, Mark Chisholm, Peter Kimlin, George Smith, Stephen Hoiles, Josh Holmes, Christian Lealiifano, Francis Fainifo, Tyrone Smith, Stirling Mortlock, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Mark Gerrard. Reserves: Huia Edmonds, Ben Alexander, Sitaleki Timani, Julian Salvi,...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Juan’s Wallabies

    We are approximately a quarter of the way through the competition so it is timely to give Robbie Deans a hand and let him know what a Wallaby 22 would look like, based on this seasons’ form, if the Wallabies were playing a test match next week. 1. Benn Robinson (Tahs) –...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Smith vs Pocock face off: the stats

    So here they are, the stats for last weekend’s openside head to head to help you with your selection in the poll. Now, while I’m a George Smith fan (see my post on him being best 7 in the world), the stats below look seem to reinforce the opinion that Pocock did...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Australian Super 14 Team of week 3

    Juan Cote names his Australian Super 14 team of the week for round 3. Do you agree with his picks?

  • Rugby
    Battle of the loosies

    Bugger me if there aren't some great loose forwards doing the rounds in Super 14 2009. A review of them and look at how the Wallabies back row is shaping up, as well as looking forward to the battle between George Smith and David Pocock for openside flanker

  • Rugby
    Aussie Stats, Week 2

    The Australian team of the week as picked by the stats from Foxsports fantasy rugby for round 2 of Super 14 2009