All posts tagged "james o’connor"

  • 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....

  • 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.

  • 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
    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....

  • 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
    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
    Video analysis: James O’Connor vs the Lions

    We’ve become accustomed to putting Force victories down to the brilliance of Matt Giteau, but as this season has moved on, so a new star has risen for Western Australia – James O’Connor. So far in my mind he was still really in the ‘talented kid making a cameo’ role, but with...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Tahs vs Force – preview

    A fascinating clash is brewing on Saturday night and already the mind games (or are they brain farts?) have started. What we should have is a classic case of ‘rugby good’ vs ‘rugby evil’, just like the Wallabies vs England. In the ‘good’ corner is the Force. Full of speed and guile...

  • 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
    Force v Reds preview & teams

    While the Force and the Reds may kid themselves they are still a chance to make this...

  • Rugby
    Not so pretty in pink

    Western Force 10 – Sharks 22 For highlights follow read more link below Watching both the Tahs and Force today was the rugby equivalent of coitus interruptus. Prolonged foreplay, relentless pounding, exciting climax….and then a damp squibb. In the meantime the Saffas and Kiwis, having barely got a sniff of space, had...

  • Rugby
    Force v Sharks preview

    Although the Force have made six changes to their starting team from last week, importantly, they have...

  • Rugby
    Australia’s got talent

    While watching the games over the weekend, I was struck with the thought of how much young backline talent we’ve got on show in the Super 14 this year, some of which has already had a year or two’s experience. It got me to thinking about what the Wallaby backline could look...

  • Rugby
    Can the Force get over the Blues?

    A review of the Western Force against the Auckland Blues in round 1 of Super 14 2009

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 2009 predictions

    A shoot from the hip preview and prediction of the various 2009 Super 14 teams chances

  • Rugby
    Western Force Super 14 2009 preview

    Western Force 2009 Super 14 season preview

  • Wallabies
    Euro Tour Player Ratings

    It feels like unfinished business unless we go through the Wallabies on tour, sum up their performance and see what we’ve learned for the future from them. Forwards: Ben Alexander – good first steps but more time scrummaging required. Is he going to finally start for the Brumbies?? 6 Alastair Baxter –...

  • Wallabies
    Barbarians vs Wallabies score & review

    Barbarians 11 – Australia 18 Sekope Kepu (pec muscle) and Matt Dunning (achilles) might not agree due to their injuries, but what a way to end what must go down as a successful European tour. Approaching tonight my worry was that this was going to be an exhibition game where the likes...

  • Wallabies squad for European Tour

    Here’s the Australia squad for the Euro tour. The big news is that Aussie Robbie Deans has continued to pump in fresh talent with four new caps – he even created an extra 34th spot for James O’Connor, although presumably he only needs a childs plane fare. The other new caps go...