All posts tagged "second test"

  • England
    Wallabies Vs England Test 2 – First Thoughts

    All the talk in the lead up to this test was about whether the Wallabies front row have learnt anything and parity, or better, would be achieved or would we be in for more of the same? Well, the stage was set, 5 minutes in and we have the first scrum set....

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks second Bledisloe player ratings

    Always torture doing ratings on a thumping, but here goes. 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper Looked solid at the...

  • All Blacks
    New Zealand vs Australia 2nd Bledisloe 2008 Score & Review

    All Blacks 39 – Wallabies 10Australia’s Tri-Nation hopes and confidence that had been building under Aussie Robbie took a sizeable dent on Saturday night in Auckland, with the Wallabies being on the receiving end of almost exactly what they dished out to the All Blacks just seven days earlier in Sydney. The...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs All Blacks second Tri-Nations test preview

    Here it is – a speed preview. I reckon Australia can do it. The laws of averages and stats say that’s foolish, but fµck it. I can’t remember the last time the Aussie team had so much confidence and so much going for it. Yep, it’s early days and this is a...

  • 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...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs France -Second test video highlight & punchup

    Above is the Matt Giteau promotional video, below the trailer for the next Rocky movie.

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs France -Second test player ratings

    Here’s what I saw, see if it tallies with what you reckon. Rating system at bottom. 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper – Solid at the back but not much more. 5 14 Peter Hynes – Took his try well and has a nose for finding space straight ahead 7 13 Stirling Mortlock (c) –...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs France -Second test score & review

    Australia 40 – France 10A stunning man of the match performance for the Wallabies by Matt Giteau against a French side who didn’t want to be there, put a deceitful gloss on this performance. Giteau made the final kick or pass for every one of Australia’s four tries: A perfectly weighted cross...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies team for second French test

    NEWSFLASH: Lock Nathan Sharpe is out with a groin strain, replaced by 24 year old Dean Mumm. Hugh McMinimum takes the spot on the bench. There are four changes for this weekend’s test. Through injury Tuqiri and Palu are out, replaced by the Wallabies debutant Lachie Turner and Stephen Hoiles (look out...

  • Wallabies
    Second test vs Wales – wrap up

    Palu on the rampage. Photo from Rugbyheaven.com.au A tale of two halves. Australia 31 – Wales 0 In the interest of sanity I’ve managed to erase almost all memory of the first half of this test from my mind, making a critique of those 40 minutes pretty difficult. Night-sweat inducing flash backs...