All posts tagged "nathan sharpe"

  • ACT Brumbies
    First Aussie Derby, Key Match-ups

    A look at the key match ups for the first Australian derby of the 2009 Super 14 as the ACT Brumbies host the Western Force in Canberra. What does this mean for the match preview and prediction?

  • Rugby
    Aussie Stats, Week 2

    The Australian team of the week as picked by the stats from Foxsports fantasy rugby for round 2 of Super 14 2009

  • ACT Brumbies
    Australian Super 14 team of Week 2

    Australian Super 14 team of the week round 2 2009

  • 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

  • Rugby
    Head-hunting in the Wild West

    An overview of the potential replacement coaches for John Mitchell at the Western Force

  • 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 –...

  • Wales
    Wales vs Wallabies Player Ratings

    By Patrick Here are my thoughts on the Australia (& Wales!) player ratings from the test in Cardiff on Saturday. Probably not what you saw since I am being purely subjective but love to know where we differ! Rating scale at bottom.

  • Wales
    Australia vs Wales Teams

    Below are the teams for the Wales vs Wallabies match on Saturday in Cardiff. I like the look of the Aussie team because it says to me that Antipodeans is serious about a Euro clean sweep. The tell tale sign being the tight 5, where the experimenting has gone out the window...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs France Teams

    Here are the teams for Australia vs France this Saturday at Stade de France.Robinson gets a rest with Alexander at loose head and Kepu on the bench. Palu’s back at 8 after his rampage at Twickers and Brown’s injury. Chisholm hits the bench, MMM replaces him and Mumm steps into blindside. A...

  • Wallabies vs England player ratings

    Here are my thoughts on the Australia player ratings from the momentous test at Twickenham on Saturday. Tally with what you saw? Rating scale at bottom. 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper Everything was OK, except for the kicking. Still not a fullback. 4 14 Peter Hynes – Not seeing the gas or sparkle a...

  • It all makes sense to him

    He’s not a hobo. He’s our second row. Seriously

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • What the Lock?

    A few posts back I sprayed a few words about the Seagull – Nathan Sharpe – and it sparked off a bit of conversation. Since then, the crappy news landed that the most promising Wallaby find of 2008 – Big Kev Horwill – won’t be touring the Northern Hemisphere owing to a...

  • Rugby
    John Eales Medal 2008 – the runners and riders

    The John Eales Medal is up for grabs again. It’s where the Wallaby players themselves vote for...

  • The Sharpe-est tool in the box?

    A year ago at the RWC the Wallaby locking pair of Daniel Vickerman and Nathan Sharpe were probably only marginally second to Matfield and Botha as the kings of the line-out. 12 months on, and how things have changed. Vicks is gone – if it wasn’t for Cambridge it would probably be...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs All Blacks Brisbane Tri-Nations player ratings

    Preamble not required. Rating scale at bottom. 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper Good under the high ball, solid on his feet (see try) and good last line of defence, but still not playing as a fullback 6 14 Peter Hynes – Showed some bright individual touches 6 13 Ryan Cross, Simply awesome in attack...