All posts tagged "robbie deans"

  • Wallabies
    2008 Wallabies Squad announced

    The 30 man train on squad for the Wallabies 2008 (list below) was announced by Aussie Robbie Deans earlier today. Apparently he had no hand in selection (due to his NZ contract still being in place), but having taken note of our Poll, there aren’t that many contentious decisions that weren’t forced...

  • 2008 Wallaby Selections – have your say

    Poor old Aussie Robbie Deans has been expressly forbidden to even think about Australian rugby until the Crusaders have won this years Super 14. To help him out I thought I’d package up pure selection gold and email it to him, so that he can concentrate on more important things, like getting...

  • It’s anyone’s – Super 14 2008 run in to the semi’s

    With only 5 points separating the second placed Waratahs and the 6th placed Stormers, this Super 14 comp is still wide open, the only sureties being Crusaders. So looking at the remaining fixtures, who looks most likely to make the top four and what does that mean to the Aussie teams still...

  • Wallabies
    Aussie Robbie ruffles a few feathers

    In the last couple of days there have been the first glimpses of the new Deans regime direction and inevitably noses are already being put out of joint. The first idea – that the Aussie S14 coaches should all play a role in Wallaby selection – seems eminently sensible; who else will...

  • Rugby
    Learning to deal with Deans

    With the appointment of Robbie Deans as the next Wallaby coach drawing inexorably closer, the reality of...

  • All Blacks
    Henry gets ABs….Deans for us?

    While I’m not convinced it’s the right idea, it looks like John O’Neils christmas present has come early as the ABs have reappointed Ming the Merciless:     GRAHAM Henry was reappointed All Blacks coach today, the New Zealand Rugby Union said, despite overseeing the team’s worst ever World Cup performance this...

  • A convenient pain in the neck

    The pong of eau de bullshit still hangs heavily over this Wallaby coach selection, and I’m not talking about the wheelbarrow loads that Alan Gloria Jones has been generating. Yesterday the Head Wallaby Coach interviews took place, with the full ARU selection panel, oh just minus the CEO John O’Neil! Obviously more...

  • You’ve got to be kidding

    As proof that if you can throw enough bullshit, some will stick, check out the latest odds on the Wallaby coaching race:$2.25 David Nucifora$2.75 Alan Gloria Jones$4.50 Scott Johnson$6 Robbie Deans$7 Ewen McKenzie$11 John Fuggleton$21 Laurie Fisher I shit you not. There are obviously enough 2GB listening dinosaurs out there crazed enough...

  • Rugby
    Australia Coach Selection Shenanigans

    The Wallabies coach selection process, which seems to have been going for about 6 months so far,...

  • Rugby
    Power lunching & pommy guts

    Just when you’ve run out of rugby to write about, a couple of good ‘ol boys step...

  • Wallaby coach shortlist – reading the signs

    According to The Daily Telegraph, there’s an official shortlist that’s been drawn up for the role of Head Coach of the Australia Rugby Team. Never mind that at the same time they’re putting ads out for applications – how does this make sense? Anyway, what can we make of the runners and...

  • Wallabies
    Growden won’t give up

    There’s another article today from Grumpy Greg over at RugbyHeaven – Deans targeted as rift triggers clean-out – that takes his last dodgy piece (see my previous post) and takes it to the next level of anonymous gossip fueled supposition. Wading through all the re-hashed crap based on the off-record say-so of...

  • Wallabies
    Next Wallaby Coach – The Race is On

    So what prompts the coach of the NSW Waratahs to say to the SMH: “I have read...