All posts tagged "rocky elsom"

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies v ABs: Bledisloe game 2 preview

    It’s not often G&GR agrees with Richie McCaw – but when the Uber-cheat said the loser of this game was finished for the year’s Tri-nations, it was hard to disagree. Both sides have been below their best thus far and for the team that comes second on Saturday night there is no...

  • All Blacks
    Teams for Sydney Bledisloe

    Two talismen return to the Wallabies and All Black sides for Saturday’s clash in Sydney. For Australia, it’s the long awaited return of Rocky Elsom, back from his much celebrated stint in Europe and ensuing bruised bone (always painful). This return alone will be fascinating to watch. Will we see him dominate...

  • Rugby
    Barnes says Tah Tah to the Reds

    It has all but been confirmed. Queensland Red and Wallaby inside back, Berrick Barnes will join the NSW Waratahs in2010. Reports today are indicating that Barnes has informed the QRU of his decision and his formal signing with the NSWRU is imminent. This is a dire day for Queensland Rugby.  My feelings...

  • Rugby
    The Team: a closer look at who’s NOT there.

    When reviewing the Wallaby team named today to take on the All Blacks this weekend at Eden...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies for Bledisloe 1

    Wycliffe Palu makes his return to the national team, whilst Reds scrumhalf, Will Genia, is in line to make his test debut as the Wallabies take on the All Blacks this Saturday at Eden Park (5.35pm Australian Eastern Standard Time). Coach Robbie Deans has named his strongest test team of the season,...

  • Wallabies
    3N Squad announced: Sanchez not so dirty

    The Wallabies squad to take out the 2009 Tri-Nations was announced today. It’s largely the same as...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Friendy talks all things Brumbies with G&GR

    From the team’s inception, the Brumbies have always seemed to have a strong culture, perhaps not always positive, but a strong culture all the same. When you look back on teams of the past and the coaches that have lead the Brumbies, you can almost align a particular culture with each coach....

  • Italy
    Wallabies vs Italy preview

    Obviously, after last week’s test, both Robbie Deans and Nick Mallet came to a gentlemen’s agreement that both would field their second XV’s for this week’s tests. The Italians have made plenty of changes to their team which makes them even harder to comment on, such is the unknown nature of the...

  • Heineken Cup
    Rocky’s not so rocky road to the Tri-nations

    Contrary to reports this morning that gun flanker, Rocky Elsom, would not be available to the middle of the Tri-nations due to a knee injury, the Wallaby camp has confirmed that this is the absolute worst case scenario. Although Elsom is expected not to play in the early domestic test series against...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Wallaby First Test Debutants

    This weekend the Wallabies play their first test of the 2009 season.Yes, I know they played the...

  • Barbarians
    The BaaBaa’s Unplugged

    Some interesting facts about the Baa-Baa’s squad to play the Wallabies tomorrow. 1 – Clarke Dermody (New...

  • Barbarians
    BaaBaas team

    As a nice touch Phil Waugh has been announced as captain of the Barbarians. There’s a head...

  • ACT Brumbies
    The Barbarian vs Boy Wonder

    So it is possible to have your cake and eat it too? With Wallaby Phil Waugh lining...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies 2010: is their greed good for all?

    Should all the chips fall the right way, the Brumbies could be just about to pull off...

  • Queensland Reds
    QRU – the time is now!!

    My esteemed colleague/fellow Blogger/GAGR Rugby Correspondent, Juan Cote, has called for the ARU to lend a bit more a hand to the Reds in getting them back on top of their game in Please ARU – help the Reds help themselves!!. I’m going to be a little more dramatic. It is time...

  • Heineken Cup
    Video: Rocky takes down Leicester

    I have a confession to make. Months ago, when the initial Elsom release dramas were ongoing, I was of the opinion that while Rocky was the form 6 in the world, and his play would no doubt benefit from a move, that his career would probably suffer from it. I thought there...

  • NSW Waratahs
    The prodigal son returns

    Fresh from helping Leinster to its Heiny Cup victory on the weekend, ARU media has announced that...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Please ARU, help the Reds help themselves!!!

    Being a fervent supporter of the Reds, I’ve become used to disappointment over the last few years, but nothing could quite prepare for the disappointment I felt this morning to read that Madness McMeniman is heading overseas next year and that Diggers may well join him. Ok, Madness leaving is sad but...

  • Wallabies
    G&GR’s democratic Wallabies 22

    With over 2,300 votes cast, we’ve now got good idea of who discerning Aussie rugby followers want...

  • Barbarians
    Who do the Wallabies play before the Tri-Nations?

    With the Super 14 heading toward a grandstand finish, I thought I would look beyond to see what awaits the Wallabies in the first four matches of their winter campaign. On the face of it there does not seem to be much that will trouble the Wallabies. They play the Baa-Baa’s for...