All posts tagged "luke burgess"

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs England Teams

    Here are the England and Australia teams to face each other this weekend. AustraliaAdam Ashley-Cooper; Peter Hynes, Ryan Cross, Stirling Mortlock (C), Drew Mitchell; Matt Giteau, Luke Burgess; Richard Brown, George Smith, Hugh McMeniman, Nathan Sharpe, Mark Chisholm, Al Baxter, Stephen Moore, Benn Robinson. Reserves: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Matt Dunning, Dean Mumm, Wycliff...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs Italy Teams Padua

    Below is the Australia team to play Italy in Padova this weekend. Why we’re announcing teams later than any other team in the world, I’m not sure, because this squad of 22 has been leaked accurately over the past 3 days. On the positive side, it’ll be fascinating to see Barnes at...

  • The glass half full – after the Honkers hangover

    With the bitter taste of defeat having receded a little (it’s gone from vomit in mouth to stinging heartburn) I’ve started to reflect on some of the more positive developments in the Wallabies play that we saw in Hong Kong. The four training camps since the last Bledisloe – labelled by participants...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies vs All Blacks player ratings from Hong Kong

    Here are my thoughts on the Australia player ratings from the fourth Bledisloe test in Honkers. Tally...

  • Wallabies
    Wallaby team vs All Blacks in Honkers & preview

    With all the leaking that happened this week in Hong Kong it wasn’t really a surprise when the Australian Bledisoe team sheet hit. A few thoughts on it: Some call it a “get Carter” ploy, but I reckon Mortlock at 12 is more of a necessity. Barnes’ kicking game is going to...

  • All Blacks
    Teams – Australia vs New Zealand Hong Kong Bledisloe

    We haven’t got the full Wallabies team yet – it’s announced on Thursday – but the leaks are starting to trickle out and the All Blacks have laid down their misere, with an interesting twist. First off we can all breathe a sigh of relief that Luke Burgess is set to regain...

  • Countdown to the Wallaby Euro Tour – The Inside Backs

    The other day I started on an unfortunate negative note with a look at the questions hanging over the Wallaby front row that will be answered in the Northern Hemisphere. Today, so as not to overly compound the depression from our spanking in the last cricket test against India, I turn to...

  • Wallabies
    Strongest Baa Baa’s ever to take on Wallabies

    by Moses Gregan’s long time understudy at the Brumbies, G&GRs own Luke Burgess is set to go...

  • 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...

  • South Africa
    Burgess’ knee, Sharpe gets the arse, Foles rolls

    OK, I’m a little late on the 28 man squad for the South African tour, but hey, everything works a bit slower in rural France. The big upsets are:1 – Luke Burgess is out with a small tear in his miniscus (knee), sustained in training. While Burgo hasn’t yet fully aclimatised to...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks second Bledisloe player ratings

    Always torture doing ratings on a thumping, but here goes. 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper Looked solid at the...

  • All Blacks
    New Zealand vs Australia 2nd Bledisloe 2008 Score & Review

    All Blacks 39 – Wallabies 10Australia’s Tri-Nation hopes and confidence that had been building under Aussie Robbie took a sizeable dent on Saturday night in Auckland, with the Wallabies being on the receiving end of almost exactly what they dished out to the All Blacks just seven days earlier in Sydney. The...

  • All Blacks
    Teams for 2nd Bledisloe Test in Auckland

    Both the Wallaby and All Black squads have been announced for the next Tri-Nations at Eden Park. For the Wallabies their captain and kiwi destroyer Mortlock is back. Cross drops to the bench and Tahu gets across the ditch as the 23rd man (I guess this gives an idea on Aussie Robbie’s...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks first TriNations test player ratings

    With so many great performances across the park for Australia, this was a tough one. The 6-7-8 and 9-10-12 combos fought evenly for honours in which group swayed the game the most, but what a dilemma to have eh? 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper From nervy and out of place last week, to star...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks first TriNations test score

    Wallabies 34 – All Blacks 19 YOU FCKING BEAUTY!! I’m too stoked to write a proper review...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies team for first Trinations test against All Blacks

    The cheap shot from that cµnt Bakkies Botha on stirling Mortlock (how did this not get cited?) means Australia goes into the first Bledisloe test against New Zealand in Sydney without their captain and AB’s bogeyman. Ryan Cross has been impressive all year, but there’s a good reason why the Kiwis call...

  • South Africa
    Wallabies vs Springboks: Tri-Nations first test player ratings

    Here are my ratings for the Australia vs South Africa first test. See if it tallies with how you saw it. Scoring system at bottom. 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper I feel sorry for the guy being shoved into this position, but crucial tri-nations games aren’t the place to learn 4 14 Peter Hynes...

  • South Africa
    Wallabies vs Springboks: Tri-Nations first test score & review

    Australia 16 – South Africa 9I’m tempted to say for the review, read the preview. The core of this story was as predicted – a tough battle that was just one too far for the Springboks. But it was detail around margins that was most interesting from a Wallaby perspective. In such...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies Tri-Nations Team vs Springboks 1st Test Perth

    Here’s the team for Australia vs South Africa in Perth on Saturday. Lock combo of Horwill and Sharpe is still on as Vickerman’s ankle’s not a 100%, thereby delaying the big choice for the selectors. Palu and Tuqiri return from injury in time for this big game and Smith regains the starting...

  • All Blacks
    Chooks own Mongrel-o-meter

    By Chook. I think we need to rate the players that will face off for the Tri...