All posts tagged "james horwill"

  • ACT Brumbies
    Video: G&GR Super 14 Round 2 Review

    And so we look back on week 2 with mixed views. The Reds won, and won well, which everyone seems pretty pleased about. The Brumbies, Force and Tahs all lost on the road which shouldn’t really be a surprise should it? Perhaps we expected more from the all-star Brumbies, but they were...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Reds v Tahs: ‘impartial’ head to head analysis

    Messers Hickey and McKenzie have done their part, the teams are named.  Now it is time for...

  • 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 Lock of the Decade

    We now take the step into the unknown, somewhat. The tight forwards.  Now for many of you...

  • 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. ...

  • ACT Brumbies
    2009 Wallabies Spring Tour – the form guide

    With the spring racing carnival in full swing in Australia, and the spring Wallaby tour about to commence, I thought I would try and combine the two. It is surprising how transferable some of the descriptions from an equine form guide can be translated to our Wallaby runners. Below is my appraisal...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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
    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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
    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.