All posts tagged "post match review"

  • Super Rugby
    Auckland Blues vs Western Force score & highlights

    Blues 17 – Force 27 Here are brief highlights from the Blues vs Force game in round...

  • Queensland Reds
    Reds vs Bulls Super 14 2008; highlights & review

    Queensland Reds 40 – Bulldozed 8. “When the milk turns sour, I ain’t the kinda pussy to...

  • Super Rugby
    Super 14 2008, Force vs Crusaders score, review

    Western Force 24 –Canterbury Crusaders 29 Despite conceding 17 unanswered points in the second half to lose the match, the Force stepped up to the plate today and in many ways outplayed this champion Crusader outfit. Gone were the dropped passes and turnovers. Back was the pace and width on the ball....

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 reviews and scores: Highlanders vs Waratahs, Lions vs Force, Brumbies vs Reds

    How do you have almost 70% possession, 60% territory, make the opposition tackle twice as much as you, have the double their line breaks, and only win by two points? No this isn’t a joke, but the script for both the Waratahs and the Force this week, and familiar for both sides...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 Scores and reviews: Cheetahs vs Force, Chiefs vs Waratahs, Brumbies vs Highlanders, Hurricanes vs Reds

    Here’s a rundown of this Aussie Super 14 games as I saw them. Cheetahs 15 vs Western Force 16This was truly a bizarre game. If you’d ignored the scoreline but watched the stats, you would have sworn the Force would have won this by 20 points. 35 minutes in they’d had 70%...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 Week 1 reviews and scores

    By christ it was good to have Super rugby back on the idiot box, even if there was a week where a combination of rustiness and ELV naivety created some pretty headless chicken rugby at times (more on that in another post). But here’s a run down on the games. Waratahs 20...

  • Six-nations scores and round up – week two

    France 26 vs Ireland 21This one turned out to be a cracker. Continuing their form from last week, the French back 3 are looking the most dangerous in Europe and perhaps further afield. The whole team is re-discovering that French quality of backs running from deep, creating space when given half a...

  • Rugby
    Six-nations scores and round up – week one

    Bridging the gap nicely before the Super 14s is a little competition up here called the six...

  • Barbarians vs South Africa: result, score, review

    Classy Barbars 22World Chump B team 5 So many times an all star Barbarian team has disappointed through poor defence and lateral attack, but not today. Almost to a man the Barbars played their hearts out and showed this Springbok team to be out of ideas. The first half was a cracker,...

  • Wallabies
    The world cup & the wallabies; a post-mortem

    Has it been long enough for the depression to recede to a point where we can actually have a look at the world cup and what Australia can take from it, without wincing with pain and changing the subject? The stage we went out of the cup, who it was against and...

  • Rugby
    England vs South Africa: World Cup Final score & review

    One roll of the dice too many South Africa 15 England 6 This was a tough old...

  • France vs Argentina; 3rd place review and scores

    French dicked Argentina 34 France 10For those of us who thought this game would be a damp squibb – wrong. Both sides turned up ready to rumble, as evidenced by the constant niggle and sniping throughout. But what this game made clear to me, more than any other, was what has gone...

  • 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...

  • Wallabies
    Australia vs England review

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

  • Wales vs Fiji score, review, stats

    Fiji 38Wales 34 There’s been a lot of wanging on about this being the best game of the world cup so far. I guess for a sevens style of free-flowing fluctuating game yes. But what this game really nailed once and for all is how naive Wales has become, trying to out-fiji...

  • Wallabies
    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...

  • England vs Tonga RWC’07 score, review & stats

    England 36Tonga 20 For the first 30 minutes of this test it looked like Tonga’s fairy tale might go all the way, but in the end England just had too much nous. The forwards in white were able to strangle the game when needed forcing the Tongans to make mistakes that Sackey...

  • South Africa vs Tonga, England vs Samoa, Argentina vs Namibia

    SEE TONGA VS ENGLAND SCORE AND REVIEW HERE Islanders do themselves proud Yesterday Tonga and Samoa brought some good old fashioned passion and excitement to the Rugby World Cup, while Argentina continued to justify their new world ranking. Here are the scores and a few thoughts on the games. South Africa 30Tongan...

  • France vs Ireland: score, result, review & stats

    The end is nigh for IrelandFrance 25Ireland 3 Tonight Ireland’s chances of progressing any further in this Rugby World Cup became very slim indeed. They now need to score four tries against Argentina next week, and make sure that Los Pumas fail to secure a bonus point themselves. On the basis of...

  • Go the little guys – by Sportsfreak

    Here’s a great weekend round-up from Sportsfreak plus a few comments in green. I thought Ruggerblogger also did a good job, but that’s enough plugs for New Zealanders. Minnows – Crowd FavouritesHave the IRB pulled off a bit of a coup here? Before the World Cup started they made public noises about...