All posts tagged "stirling mortlock"

  • 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...

  • 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
    Teams for 2nd Bledisloe Test in Auckland

    Both the Wallaby and All Black squads have been announced for the next Tri-Nations at Eden Park. For the Wallabies their captain and kiwi destroyer Mortlock is back. Cross drops to the bench and Tahu gets across the ditch as the 23rd man (I guess this gives an idea on Aussie Robbie’s...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies prepare for Bledisloe clash in Sydney

    Exclusively for Green and Gold Rugby by James Heffield, Betfair sponsored rugby bet journalist.Australia will have to bring its A-game tomorrow night if it hopes to halt its five year Bledisloe Cup drought in Sydney. The All Blacks may have been severely depleted by offshore defections and the loss of inspirational skipper...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies team for first Trinations test against All Blacks

    The cheap shot from that cµnt Bakkies Botha on stirling Mortlock (how did this not get cited?) means Australia goes into the first Bledisloe test against New Zealand in Sydney without their captain and AB’s bogeyman. Ryan Cross has been impressive all year, but there’s a good reason why the Kiwis call...

  • South Africa
    Wallabies vs Springboks: Tri-Nations first test player ratings

    Here are my ratings for the Australia vs South Africa first test. See if it tallies with how you saw it. Scoring system at bottom. 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper I feel sorry for the guy being shoved into this position, but crucial tri-nations games aren’t the place to learn 4 14 Peter Hynes...

  • South Africa
    Wallabies vs Springboks: Tri-Nations first test score & review

    Australia 16 – South Africa 9I’m tempted to say for the review, read the preview. The core of this story was as predicted – a tough battle that was just one too far for the Springboks. But it was detail around margins that was most interesting from a Wallaby perspective. In such...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies Tri-Nations Team vs Springboks 1st Test Perth

    Here’s the team for Australia vs South Africa in Perth on Saturday. Lock combo of Horwill and Sharpe is still on as Vickerman’s ankle’s not a 100%, thereby delaying the big choice for the selectors. Palu and Tuqiri return from injury in time for this big game and Smith regains the starting...

  • All Blacks
    Chooks own Mongrel-o-meter

    By Chook. I think we need to rate the players that will face off for the Tri...

  • 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 Tri-Nations Squad 2008 Announced

    Below is the Australia Tri-Nations squad for the 2008 Tri-Nations. A few comments on the changes from the last few weeks: INTimana Tahu – Has been impossible not to notice for Australia and brings a real different option to Barnes at 12, where I hope they aim him and his ball skillsDrew...

  • 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
    Wallabies vs France First Test Player Ratings

    Here’s what I saw, see if it tallies with what you reckon. Following controversy (!) I’ve decided to give a rating scale a go, with no more half marks: 10 – A legendary performance to go down in the history books9 – Man of the match worthy performance8 – Outstanding7 – Good...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies vs France score & review

    Wallabies 34 – France development XV 13 Aussie Robbie’s been telling us that progress to a Deans-afied Wallabies would be one step at a time, and in so many ways this first test win over France at Stadium Australia proved to be just that. As an example, last week there were a...

  • Wallabies
    Australia Wallabies vs Ireland Score & Review

    Wallabies 18 – Ireland 12 In so many ways this was a perfect opening hit-out for Aussie Robbie. Importantly the Wallabies won – a loss would have killed the Dingo Deans feelgood factor stone dead. But equally, in this game we saw all of the Wallabies collective traits, both positive and negative,...

  • Investec 2008 Super 14 Awards – Voting & History

    Just to follow up on the news from yesterday, here are what the voting numbers were, along with a bit of history of who won it down the years. I didn’t realise how close Phil Waugh was to getting it. I understand the votes come from the players themselves. 2008 Investec Super...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Stormers vs Brumbies; Super 14 video highlights

    Stormers 20 – Brumbies 10 Gaping chasms in the Brumbies mid-field ushered the Stormers through for their...

  • Rugby
    Brumbies vs Lions Super 14; review, video highlights

    Brumbies 28 – Lions 21. There’s a glowing ember of the Super 14 game winning habit deep...