All posts tagged "post match review"

  • Northern Provincial Rugby
    Review Reds V. Chiefs – WE’RE BACK!

    Sunday afternoon Rugby in Brisbane is always special, but when it’s on a beautiful clear Autumn day it’s nearly perfect. The chiefs...

  • Queensland Reds
    Review Crusaders V. Reds

    An improving Reds side travelled to Christchurch to take on a Crusaders side who look to be...

  • Rugby
    Sharks V. Reds – Injury Crisis? What Injury Crisis?

    The Reds are counting the cost and crossing their fingers after a brutal encounter with the sharks...

  • Rugby
    Sharks V. Reds – Review

    The Sharks lost JP Pieterson in the warm up. A late change to any team is disruptive...

  • Scotland
    Wallabies vs Scotland – Bland Sham

    I’ve written this post straight after the game while the pain is still raw and untempered, and I’m trying to work out if that’s the worst I’ve seen the Wallabies play. I suspect it is. We’ll post a more balanced review later. That we still had a chance to win with the...

  • All Blacks
    Wobblies woefull in Wellington

    So far this season the Wallabies have let themselves down in just one, sometimes two facets of the game. Tonight, they fucked every single one. The scrum, lineout, breakdown, kicking, discipline, running, passing; all sucked. It was only an average defensive performance that kept them anywhere near the match. The heroics in...

  • All Blacks
    Analysis & video: What really lost Eden Park?

    There are a number of proposed reasons going around for why Australia, having started so promisingly, lost in Auckland. The Wallabies no doubt created the lions share of attacking opportunities, yet consistently failed to convert pressure to points. Seeking clarity, I’ve gone back through the tape minute by minute, identifying those key...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Australian Super 14 Team of week 5

    1. Benn Robinson (Tahs) – Has gotten the better of his opposite numbers two weeks in a row and shown that he is the number one, no. 1 in the country. More often than not he was scrumming against two opponents, as George Smith would slide up along side the under pressure...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Australian Super 14 Team of week 3

    Juan Cote names his Australian Super 14 team of the week for round 3. Do you agree with his picks?

  • ACT Brumbies
    Australian Super 14 team of Week 2

    Australian Super 14 team of the week round 2 2009

  • ACT Brumbies
    Australian Super 14 Team of week 1

    Super 14 Australian team of the week from round 1 2009

  • Wallabies
    Euro tour report card

    For mine, this tour has been a huge step forward for the Wallabies. The most important thing is that they’ve started laying the foundations of what could become a very good, if not great, winning, team. The key to winning games? Your pack and your goal kicker. Australian rugby has tried to...

  • France
    France vs Wallabies; score, pixelated review & fuzzy stats

    . . France 13 – Australia 18 It was ugly as hell (and that might have been because it seemed like I was watching it underwater through a snow blizzard on an intermittent webstream) but stuff it, it was a win. I get the feeling there will be plenty to pick apart...

  • England
    England vs Wallabies Twickenham Score, Review, Photos

    England 14 – Australia 28 There is only one test match I’ve been to that felt better...

  • Rugby
    Tri-Nations wrap-up

    Today we’ll be finding out who makes the Wallabies European tour squad. But before we start talking...

  • All Blacks
    Australia v New Zealand Brisbane Tri-Nations Review

    In the hope that this wouldn’t just turn into a full rant, I’ve slept on it. Unfortunately though, the next morning it’s not looking that much better. Rage has just given way to deep disappointment. The ultimate disappointment comes from the fact that the Wallabies had that game. Retaining 65% possession and...

  • Wallabies
    When test matches go wrong – review of Australia vs South Africa TriNations in Johannesburg

    When you get hammered by a record 45 points, the summary of how you played is pretty easy: shit-house. So what I’m going to do here are two things – put together the main causes of the arse pounding (at 53-8 there were plenty) and out of that pull what the Wallabies...

  • 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
    Wallabies vs All Blacks first Tri-Nations test review

    I’ve watched this game twice now, and I’m still having troubles finding the words to describe it, or rather Australia’s role in the match. Because for this Bledisloe, there was only one word: breathtaking. In some ways it’s difficult to pinpoint any single player, as all the Wallabies had a hand in...

  • 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...