All posts tagged "lote tuqiri"

  • Green & Gold Rugby Poll Wallaby Team 2008

    Well, with over 3,000 votes cast, below is the team that the rugby reading officianados have chosen. Aussie Robbe, feel free to print out and take directly to the press conference on Monday to announce the team for Ireland. SEE OFFICIAL WALLABIES 2008 SQUAD HERE Fullback: Gerrard (98 votes) Wingers: Lote Tuqiri...

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    Crusaders vs Waratahs Super 14 2008 Final review & video highlights

    Princes of darkness 20 – Tahs 12 During the week Mark Hammett commented that, in terms of intensity, this was going to be a test match and he was spot on. These two teams went hammer and tongs, both refusing to be intimidated by what was on the line, and the sense...

  • Australian Under 20 Squad looking mighty fine

    I’ll admit that I don’t usually pay too much attention to things like the IRB Junior World Championships, but this one’s got me interested. Perhaps it’s the stretch of the talent pool in Australia the past few seasons, but we’ve ended up with a 26 man squad that has 10 Super 14...

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    Waratahs vs Sharks Super 14 Semi Final Score

    Waratahs 28 – Sharks 13 The NSW Waratahs put in a mighty performance this evening to defeat last years finalists the Sharks by 4 tries to 1. For review go here For Waratahs:Tries: Tuqiri, Horne, Beale, BurgessCon: BealePen: BealeDrop-goal: Beale For Sharks:Try: BurdenCon: KockottPen: PienaarDrop-goal: Pienaar Waratahs: 15 Sam Norton-Knight, 14 Lachie...

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    Reds vs Waratahs Super 14: score & review, video highlights

    Queensland Reds 11 – NSW Waratahs 18It wasn’t pretty, they got the better of the reffing and thankfully the Hurricanes slipped up in Auckland, but today’s professional win by the Waratahs has ensured some respectability for Australia’s 2008 Super 14 showing with a home semi booked in Sydney. Yet again the back...

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    Stormers vs Waratahs: Score and Review

    Stormers 13 – Waratahs 13 When the Super 14 semi-finals loom, you can always count on the Waratahs to find new ways to bewilder. So on a night with comedy rain coming down (now that’s a power shower) Link McKenzie decides to stick with his masterstroke of benching the one guy in...

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    Bulls vs Waratahs review & score

    Bulls 16 – Waratahs 13 The summary of this game is pretty easy. It pissed down rain, the Waratahs got kicked around the park by the Bulls 10 Hougaard, and on top of that the Tahs lineout went to shit. Not a recipe for an entertaining match, and not a good sign...

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    Waratahs vs Sharks Super 14: review & video highlights

    FOR THE SEMI-FINAL REVIEW AND SCORE GO HERE FOR SEMI FINAL HIGHLIGHTS GO HERE Waratahs 25 – Sharks 10This was the Waratahs 5th straight win in the 2008 Super 14, and their second half four try dicking of the Sharks has rightfully slung them to second in the table. The blueprint for...

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    Waratahs vs Lions Super 14 score, review, player ratings

    Waratahs 26 – Lions 3 Ok, let’s forget the first half because it really isn’t worth remembering. The sides went in at nil all, the Tahs having committed 15 handling errors, often killing off promising attacking movements. But in a torrential downpour, it was many of the younger players – some surely...

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    Force vs Waratahs Super 14 2008 Score & finals run

    Western Force 12 – Waratahs 17 With this hard fought win the Waratahs have taken an unconvincing season start and turned it into the foundations of a serious charge at the 2008 Super 14 semi-finals. Thanks to Sky only showing two matches this weekend, I’ve been able to see diddly-squat of this...

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    All aboard the Tah Bandwagon

    Waratahs 37 – Blues 16 There were 40 foot high billboards saying “SEASON TURNING POINT” on this game for the Tahs and they stood up just when it mattered. As there were so many outstanding performances I thought I’d spray a few thoughts at some player ratings. 15. Two Dads (Norton-Knight). Brought...

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    Waratahs vs Cheetahs Super 14 2008 score

    Waratahs 23 – Cheetahs 19Cut down to 10 minutes of highlights, this game didn’t look too bad. The Tahs backrow seemingly put in an unbelievable performance, with try making intercepts (Waugh), blind offloads (Palu) and try scoring bursts (man of the match Elsom). Read any report though, and the other 70 minutes...

  • Who’s the most valuable Wallaby?

    Throughout last week we ran a poll asking “Who can the Wallabies LEAST afford to lose?”. The results (from 86 discerning rugby officianados) and how they unfolded over the week, were pretty interesting. At the time, it wasn’t a clear cut exercise. A flux of injuries and variable performances meant that all...

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    Australia vs England quarter final: preview & teams

    Dear Santa…. The perceived wisdom (from both sides) for Saturday’s first quarter final seems to be this:...

  • Straya vs the Poms: LETS GET IT ON

    So here we are, four years on from that glitch in the order of the universe, and the stage is set for either some serious payback, or some serious egg on face. In rugby, this has got to be the ultimate in North/South grudge matches. Sure, you’ve got the fact that we’ve...

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    Australia vs Canada RWC’07 score, review, stats

    Woeful Wallabies 37 Plucky Canucks 6 Here’s the short version; a bunch of Wallabies desperate to score...

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    Australia vs Canada RWC’07 preview and teams

    SEE RESULT AND REVIEW HERE So what can come out of this one-sided game tomorrow?On the positive (and grasping at straws) side, this is Huxley’s chance to prove that we have a backup to Barnes, assuming Bernie’s knee can’t be put back together. If he’s ever going to look good at 10,...

  • Wallabies vs Fiji RWC’07 player ratings

    To be honest, Saturday’s was the kind of scrappy effort that left me uninspired when it comes to writing player ratings. So instead, I’ve shamelessly ripped off the anonymous ones syndicated by AAP and stuck on my own thoughts in green. Feel free to take a shot or defend them if they’re...

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    Australia vs Fiji RWC ’07; score, review, stats

    Wallabies 55 Fiji (B) 12 At no stage today did the Wallabies get into top gear, in fact there were plenty of periods of play where the game just turned scrappy. Nevertheless, the pleasing aspect to take out of this game was that Australia still managed to run in 7 tries, whereas...

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    Australia vs Fiji RWC team & preview

    At the bottom is the Wallaby team selected to play Fiji this Sunday 23rd September in Montpellier, 22:30pm AEST. The word is that Fiji, as per the fashion among the ‘minnows’ in this world cup is selecting a second string side, so we should expect a good run out for our guys....