All posts tagged "matt dunning"

  • 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...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies Tri-Nations Squad 2008 Announced

    Below is the Australia Tri-Nations squad for the 2008 Tri-Nations. A few comments on the changes from the last few weeks: INTimana Tahu – Has been impossible not to notice for Australia and brings a real different option to Barnes at 12, where I hope they aim him and his ball skillsDrew...

  • Wallabies
    Australia Wallabies vs Ireland Score & Review

    Wallabies 18 – Ireland 12 In so many ways this was a perfect opening hit-out for Aussie Robbie. Importantly the Wallabies won – a loss would have killed the Dingo Deans feelgood factor stone dead. But equally, in this game we saw all of the Wallabies collective traits, both positive and negative,...

  • Wallabies
    2008 Wallabies Squad announced

    The 30 man train on squad for the Wallabies 2008 (list below) was announced by Aussie Robbie Deans earlier today. Apparently he had no hand in selection (due to his NZ contract still being in place), but having taken note of our Poll, there aren’t that many contentious decisions that weren’t forced...

  • NSW Waratahs
    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...

  • NSW Waratahs
    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...

  • NSW Waratahs
    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...

  • By the numbers

    Of the various fantasy super 14 competitions that have been running, the one I started in this year was the Foxsports version. It’s way too late to join (have a go next year, maybe I’ll start a league), but what I thought was interesting was looking at how individual players have done...

  • NSW Waratahs
    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...

  • NSW Waratahs
    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...

  • NSW Waratahs
    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...

  • NSW Waratahs
    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...

  • NSW Waratahs
    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...

  • Wallabies
    Ten things we can do to recover from getting the Johnny Boot from the 2007 Rugby World Cup

    Part one of three – By Coatsie It’s been very interesting reading some of the responses to...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs England review

    So what next? When the absolutely horrific happens (and from a Wallabies’ supporters point of view, Saturday...

  • Wallabies
    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:...

  • 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...

  • Wallabies
    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...