All posts tagged "graham henry"

  • Rugby
    Debunked: Why Graham Henry’s 2007 RWC Claims Aren’t Credible

    Graham Henry’s recently released book includes the revelation that Henry thought the refereeing of New Zealand’s quarter final...

  • All Blacks
    Another glorious England defeat

    All Blacks 19 England 6 Just like the ‘win’ at Dunkirk in 1940, the Poms went down fighting in a ‘glorious defeat’ against an All Black team that has finally recovered its confidence. However, unlike Dunkirk it didn’t involve a ‘strategic’ withdrawal as they continued to attack the Kiwis right up until...

  • Rugby
    All Black for some including ‘demoted’ Hansen

    The All Black team for their Northern Tour was announced today and it contained a solid core of the usual suspects; a few players who you could say are lucky to be retained, and of course a couple of bolters. The squad features 18 forwards and 15 backs and will again be...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks – Bledisloe 3 preview

    Much has been made of the Wallabies ‘new dawn’ since beating the Bokkies two weeks ago. It is hard to believe the week before that they were being written off as ‘second raters’ who were not up to the test of international rugby. An objective observation leads to the conclusion the Wallabies...

  • Rugby
    All Blacks reach tipping point

    They say you’re only as good as your last game. For a number of All Blacks that...

  • Rugby
    Bok joy: Tri-Nations champions

    South Africa 32 New Zealand 29 In the best Tri-Nations match of the series to date the Springboks defeated the All Blacks in Hamilton last night to claim the Tri-Nations Trophy outright. This is the first time the Boks have defeated NZ three matches in a row since 1949; they are deserved...

  • Rugby
    Bill Whatanui questions All Blacks’ mana

    Just off the Skype interviewing an old mate of mine in Kiwiland, Wiremu ‘Bill’ Whatanui from Whangamomona;...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Cynical Saffas’ sheepshagger sendoff (Mk II)

    Snor might be playing silly boitjies with his ridiculous comments about Le Fuse and Co at scrum time but Jannie Public in Saffaland is mainly interested in the Pienaar Steyn conundrum. The emergence of Morné Steyn at flyhalf has energised this rugby nation because, let’s face it, he’s a matchwinner extraordinaire after...

  • Rugby
    A Bledisloe Stat Attack!

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

  • All Blacks
    All Black watch: Tri-Nation’s Kiwi capers

    Unlike in recent years there’s a real edge to commentary across the ditch for the opening All Blacks v Wallabies Tri-Nation’s series start. The apparent lack of success in the domestic lead-up matches by the All Blacks has left the populace a little nervous about what’s to come. The scorn with which Graham Henry and...

  • All Blacks
    Tri-Nation’s All Blacks looking shaky

    The Aotearoans are asking themselves just where is the depth after the 2009 All Black Tri-Nations squad...

  • All Blacks
    All black and ‘bleu’

    France 27 – New Zealand 22 O.K. Lets put all the crap to bed first. The excuse...

  • 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.

  • ACT Brumbies
    Live score: Chiefs vs Brumbies

    FULL TIME: Chiefs 10 – Brumbies 7 For full commentary 

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies vs Blues Live score

    Final Score: Brumbies 37 – Blues 15

  • All Blacks
    All Blacks vs Springboks; first test review

    Wallabies face tough Tri Nations competitionExclusively for Green and Gold RugbyBy James Heffield, Betfair sponsored journalist Wallaby fans may have had one eye on the French last night, but the other must surely have been on the opening Tri-Nations test between New Zealand and South Africa in Wellington. For Robbie Deans’ men,...

  • "Maw! Paw! Come quick – Robbie’s gawn!"

    Post by Sportsfreak(who’s a Kiwi by the way). When it was mooted that Robbie Deans was off to coach Australia, the general feeling was that if he was not wanted by NZ rugby, then good luck to him. Most rugby followers wished him well, and whilst they admired his coaching record, they...

  • All Blacks
    Henry gets ABs….Deans for us?

    While I’m not convinced it’s the right idea, it looks like John O’Neils christmas present has come early as the ABs have reappointed Ming the Merciless:     GRAHAM Henry was reappointed All Blacks coach today, the New Zealand Rugby Union said, despite overseeing the team’s worst ever World Cup performance this...

  • Report from the Shaky Isles

    All together now Article by Sportsfreak Immediately following the World Cup humiliation, everything seemed straight forward. An already disgruntled rugby public due to a non-event of a Super 14 had to put up with an early yet inevitable exit from the World Cup by a team coached who had always said this...

  • Rugby
    The best laid plans – By Sportsfreak

    France vs New Zealand preview Original article by Sportsfreak, G&G comments in green Prepare, plan, prepare. A...