All posts tagged "robbie deans"

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Open Side Flanker

    The incumbent(s): Phil Waugh (NSW): The Waratah skipper has been criticised by many this season, albeit mostly by non-Tah fans. It’s fair to say he looked off the pace and incapable of really stamping his authority on a game. This has changed lately, perhaps it’s the contract talks, and he’s starting to...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Video analysis: Support play – is it so hard?

    When I’m sat in my chair dreaming of yesteryear, when the Wallabies and the states were once successful (OK, a while back), there was a key facet of the game that I thought we were pretty damn good at; support play. In my minds eye I can see Larkham having “ghosted” through...

  • Rugby
    Richard Graham speaks to G&GR

    Richard Graham, the newly appointed Wallaby skills coach, is looking forward to coming home to be part of the Wallabies set-up, not only because he’ll get to live close to Sydney’s great beaches, but more particularly working with Robbie Deans. Speaking to G&GR from his coaching den at English Premiership club, Saracens,...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Juan’s Wallabies

    We are approximately a quarter of the way through the competition so it is timely to give Robbie Deans a hand and let him know what a Wallaby 22 would look like, based on this seasons’ form, if the Wallabies were playing a test match next week. 1. Benn Robinson (Tahs) –...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies Squad is Not Fair(banks)

    ACT Brumbies squad for their first game of Super 14 2009

  • Queensland Reds
    G&GR exclusive Mooney interview

    Mooney ups the ante Reds’ coach Phil Mooney gave his clearest indication yet as to how the...

  • Rugby
    Head-hunting in the Wild West

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

  • Wallabies
    $10m worth of croissants

    The story gets legs “The Daily Telegraph can today reveal that Bayonne, the club that snatched rugby...

  • 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 squad for European Tour

    Here’s the Australia squad for the Euro tour. The big news is that Aussie Robbie Deans has continued to pump in fresh talent with four new caps – he even created an extra 34th spot for James O’Connor, although presumably he only needs a childs plane fare. The other new caps go...

  • 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...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks Final Tri-Nations teams for Brisbane

    With the Australian and New Zealand teams being announced, the Aussie Robbie Deans selection policy seems pretty straight forward so far: stuff up and you go, no risks come big game time. So as per this ethos he’s made 5 changes for the Brisbane Tri-Nations decider this Saturday. Everyone’s favourite scapegoat and...

  • Path to glory update: Tri-Nations to be decided in Brisbane

    by Moses I had originally based my deductions for this blog off RugbyHeaven’s Tri-Nations table, however they haven’t updated it after Saturday’s game. Fair enough, it’s only Wednesday. Next I looked at the PlanetRugby table , but they’ve resorted to making stuff up! They’ve manufactured an extra loss for the Wallabies and...

  • Wallabies
    Australian hopes dented, but not destroyed

    Exclusively for Green and Gold Rugby by James Heffield, Betfair sponsored rugby bet journalistThe Tri-Nations remains wide open after Australia were downed 39-10 by a much improved All Black’s side at Auckland’s Eden Park last night. The Wallabies are still in a good position to take the silverware, but they will have...

  • All Blacks
    All Blacks vs Springboks; second test review

    Springboks blow Tri Nations wide openExclusively for G&GR By James Heffield, Betfair journalist The All Blacks lack of depth in crucial positions was exposed by a ruthless South African outfit on Saturday night as the visitors scored a thrilling and historic 30-28 Tri-Nations victory at Carisbrook, Dunedin. In their eighth visit to...

  • All Blacks
    All Blacks vs Springboks; first test review

    Wallabies face tough Tri Nations competitionExclusively for Green and Gold RugbyBy James Heffield, Betfair sponsored journalist Wallaby fans may have had one eye on the French last night, but the other must surely have been on the opening Tri-Nations test between New Zealand and South Africa in Wellington. For Robbie Deans’ men,...

  • Wallabies
    Deans means business (plus teams for Wallabies vs France)

    Good news today from the Wallaby camp that Aussie Robbie hasn’t got sucked into a “just go out and play what you feel” love-in. Not that he needs it, but Dingo Deans gets the thumbs up for calling the team on their 60 minutes of crap last week and delivered the message...

  • Aussie Robbie Deans Interview on Inside Rugby

    If you’re not sick of hearing all about the Wallabies’ glorious new coach Aussie Robbie Deans, then here’s a great clip put Edited by Moses over at Go The Tahs from Inside Rugby on Fox. While there’s not too much in it that’s earth shattering, I guess it’s interesting to actually hear...

  • "Maw! Paw! Come quick – Robbie’s gawn!"

    Post by Sportsfreak(who’s a Kiwi by the way). When it was mooted that Robbie Deans was off to coach Australia, the general feeling was that if he was not wanted by NZ rugby, then good luck to him. Most rugby followers wished him well, and whilst they admired his coaching record, they...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies 2008 – the dawn of a new era?

    Because of what happened in a certain quarter final, our last memory of the Wallabies is a...