All posts tagged "tri-nations"

  • South Africa
    Video: Tatafu Polota-Nau and David Pocock

    Everyone’s been wanging on about how much impact the youth of this Australian team made in the impressive win over South Africa on Saturday. Below are a few clips of two guys who I believed were at the centre of that impact: TPN and Bam Bam, aged 24 and 21 respectively. [youtube...

  • South Africa
    Live Score: Wallabies vs Boks Brisvegas

    FULL TIME: WALLABIES 21 – BOKS 6 Wanging on below

  • Rugby
    Skinstad says Saffers, by Skinny margin

    It is not surprising that Bob Skinstad would be backing his broers, what was surprising however were some of the insights he gave as to why he thinks the Wallabies might be struggling. Over the years it seems that Bob has never been short of an opinion, but it is a considered...

  • Rugby
    Analysis: Perthfontein, a blueprint for success?

    It’s taken me all week to summon the strength to re-watch The Clusterfµck of Perthfontein, and you know what, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I’d remembered. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that within it are hints that this Wallaby side could become as good as we hoped,...

  • Wallabies
    Where to for Robbie?

    If there was one picture from Saturday night that said it all, it was the shot of AntipoDeans in the stand. We’ve become used to Dingo and Jimbo gesticulating and swearing at the ref/latest player brainfart. But this was different. As the Wobblies slumped to their sixth straight Tri-nations loss, you could...

  • Rugby
    Boks call IRB to help combat Wallaby scrum

    In a clear sign the Springboks are concerned about the dominance of the Wallaby scrum, Bok coach Peter de Villiers, has enlisted the help of the IRB to help solve his team’s woes. After the Wallabies got the better of the Boks in both Cape Town and Perth, de Villiers has written...

  • All Blacks
    Wallabies vs Springboks Tri-Nations Preview

    The 2009 Tri-Nations continues to spew out fascinating clashes. This week it’s the best team the world...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies make changes for Perth test

    Robbie Deans and his selection panel (whomever they are) have made four changes to the Wallaby starting...

  • Rugby
    Flippie thinks the Wallabies are soft moffies

      Jou bliksem, the Aussie skaapfokkers are kak! That’s the general view of the archetypal van der...

  • All Blacks
    Video Analysis: The Kicking in Sydney

    In each Tri-Nations match so far the Wallabies have failed royally in at least in one major facet of the game, which has either released pressure on the opposition, or created it on themselves. In Auckland it was the scrum, in Cape Town it was the line-out. Last Saturday it was their...

  • Rugby
    Lote Tuqiri and the ARU settle

    Following mediation discussions between the parties, an agreed settlement has been reached between Lote Tuqiri and the...

  • All Blacks
    A spoonful of Wallaby stew

    The Wallabies are battered, bruised and winless – not a great combination. With no wins from three attempts the Wallabies face the very real prospect of not winning a single game in this year’s Tri-Nations as they confront an uncompromising South Africa over the next two weeks and then travel to Wellington...

  • 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...

  • ACT Brumbies
    The Wallabies: sprinters not marathon men

    One of the most noticeable changes about the Wallabies this year has been their ability to start games well and score early points. For many years the Wallabies were generally slow out of the blocks and would build momentum as the game progressed. What has also been noticeable is the Wallabies inability...

  • Rugby
    Toutai Kefu v. NZL (2001)

    It’s Bledisloe Week, so it’s only natural that our next great Wallaby try to be analysed is...

  • All Blacks
    Getting a kick out of this year’s Tri-nations?

    It has become clear from watching this year’s Tri-nations, the key to success is to kick more than your opposition. In every game thus far the team that has won is the team who has kicked the ball most often. As part of some downward spiral, in every game the amount of...

  • Rugby
    Tri-Nations Rugby: Commentator Ratings

     We rate the players after most tests; now that we’re in the middle of the Tri-Nations it’s...

  • South Africa
    Newlands – Lost Bokketunities

    I haven’t had a chance to re-watch the footage yet, but here are some initial thoughts from Newlands last night. The performance of our young bench players was very encouraging. JOC was exceptional from the outset, TPN played brilliantly and together with Ben Alexander and Benn Robinson formed a scrum so dominant...

  • South Africa
    Preview: Wallabies vs Boks @ Newlands

    According to just about any pundit you can be arsed to listen to, this game is a foregone conclusion. The plucky young Wallabies are going to cause one or two moments of mild concern, but otherwise get swept aside by a near flawless, World Champion Springbok side who have beaten all comers...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Cynical Saffas’ sheepshagger sendoff (Mk II)

    Snor might be playing silly boitjies with his ridiculous comments about Le Fuse and Co at scrum time but Jannie Public in Saffaland is mainly interested in the Pienaar Steyn conundrum. The emergence of Morné Steyn at flyhalf has energised this rugby nation because, let’s face it, he’s a matchwinner extraordinaire after...