All posts tagged "Preview"

  • Queensland Reds
    Part 2: ‘Red Light Indicates Doors are Secured’

    The onus of expectation will be on the Reds in coming weeks as their opponents strategise on how they’re to be overcome. Those expectations have soared for the punters in BrisVegas and the QRU are looking at their biggest crowd in years. Crikey, even I’ve coughed up for season tickets this year! How...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies 2011 preview

      The Brumbies head into 2011 looking to make the finals for the first time since 2004....

  • Northern Provincial Rugby
    Season Preview (Part 1): Red’s Dead Redemption

    Old soldiers never die, they simply fade away. Is it the same for rugby teams? In early 2004, the Queensland Reds started to fade away badly in the Super 12 competition and although they didn’t completely expire, suffered the tortures of the damned. The statistics speak for themselves: 2004 10th (Super 12),...

  • Melbourne Rebels
    With a Rebel yell they cried- “more, more, more”

    So sang Billy Idol (well…kinda) and so sang the ARU as they announced that the Melbourne Rebels would be the newest addition to the Australian Rugby professional landscape. MORE teams means MORE games and MORE money. More, more, more indeed. While money in the coffers is the driving force behind the ARU’s...

  • Rugby
    Season Preview: Force take the Kiwi route

    Oh what a difference a year makes? This time last year we were musing about the arrival of some new blood in Perth to bolster a middling team looking to take that next step up. The ‘Little General’ André Pretorius had replaced Gits and despite an injury-prone history was considered the sort...