All posts tagged "stirling mortlock"

  • Wallabies
    Caption comp

    Stirling Mortlock and Adam Ashley-Cooper will be playing a tennis match against Lleyton Hewitt in an effort to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. I’m tipping they’ll play doubles rules for Morts/AAC and singles rules for Ley-ley, or perhaps the press release neglected to mention the 4th player. The match is...

  • Wallabies
    Euro Tour Player Ratings

    It feels like unfinished business unless we go through the Wallabies on tour, sum up their performance and see what we’ve learned for the future from them. Forwards: Ben Alexander – good first steps but more time scrummaging required. Is he going to finally start for the Brumbies?? 6 Alastair Baxter –...

  • Wales
    Wales vs Wallabies Player Ratings

    By Patrick Here are my thoughts on the Australia (& Wales!) player ratings from the test in Cardiff on Saturday. Probably not what you saw since I am being purely subjective but love to know where we differ! Rating scale at bottom.

  • 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
    Mortlock hit on Flutey

    Mortlock hit on Flutey Here’s a replay of Stirling Mortlock’s crunching tackle on Riki Flutey. With these...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs France Teams

    Here are the teams for Australia vs France this Saturday at Stade de France.Robinson gets a rest with Alexander at loose head and Kepu on the bench. Palu’s back at 8 after his rampage at Twickers and Brown’s injury. Chisholm hits the bench, MMM replaces him and Mumm steps into blindside. A...

  • Wallabies vs England player ratings

    Here are my thoughts on the Australia player ratings from the momentous test at Twickenham on Saturday. Tally with what you saw? Rating scale at bottom. 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper Everything was OK, except for the kicking. Still not a fullback. 4 14 Peter Hynes – Not seeing the gas or sparkle a...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs England Teams

    Here are the England and Australia teams to face each other this weekend. AustraliaAdam Ashley-Cooper; Peter Hynes, Ryan Cross, Stirling Mortlock (C), Drew Mitchell; Matt Giteau, Luke Burgess; Richard Brown, George Smith, Hugh McMeniman, Nathan Sharpe, Mark Chisholm, Al Baxter, Stephen Moore, Benn Robinson. Reserves: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Matt Dunning, Dean Mumm, Wycliff...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs Italy; score from Padova

    Italy 20 – Australia 30. I haven’t seen the game as yet as no-one showed it up...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs Italy Teams Padua

    Below is the Australia team to play Italy in Padova this weekend. Why we’re announcing teams later than any other team in the world, I’m not sure, because this squad of 22 has been leaked accurately over the past 3 days. On the positive side, it’ll be fascinating to see Barnes at...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies vs All Blacks player ratings from Hong Kong

    Here are my thoughts on the Australia player ratings from the fourth Bledisloe test in Honkers. Tally...

  • Wallabies
    Wallaby team vs All Blacks in Honkers & preview

    With all the leaking that happened this week in Hong Kong it wasn’t really a surprise when the Australian Bledisoe team sheet hit. A few thoughts on it: Some call it a “get Carter” ploy, but I reckon Mortlock at 12 is more of a necessity. Barnes’ kicking game is going to...

  • Rugby
    John Eales Medal 2008 – the runners and riders

    The John Eales Medal is up for grabs again. It’s where the Wallaby players themselves vote for...

  • 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...

  • South Africa
    Johannesburg massacre – Wallaby player ratings

    This is a pretty depressing job, but you see a very different side of players in such a game. In most matches you get a mix of good and bad performances, but here it was universally crap. Nevertheless, with such a vital game coming up, the lessons to be learned are crucial....

  • Wallabies
    South Africa vs Australia Tri-Nations teams for Johannesburg

    Rocky beats bum wrap! The Springbok and Wallabies teams for Saturday’s game have been announced and the good news is that Rocky Elsom has cleared his name of the citing nonsense (well, almost). On a specially convened teleconference, SANZAR judicial representatives from each member country said “You are a penis” to Nick...

  • Elsom and Van Der Linde: WTF?? Video HIghlights

    As we all know the key thing about rules in sport is that they’re applied consistently. However, the bans resulting from the citings of CJ Van Der Linde (4 weeks) and Rocky Elsom (1 week) last Saturday open up some inconsistencies that you could drive a bus through. First off, the head-butt...

  • South Africa
    Burgess’ knee, Sharpe gets the arse, Foles rolls

    OK, I’m a little late on the 28 man squad for the South African tour, but hey, everything works a bit slower in rural France. The big upsets are:1 – Luke Burgess is out with a small tear in his miniscus (knee), sustained in training. While Burgo hasn’t yet fully aclimatised to...

  • 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...