All posts tagged "twickenham"

  • England
    Cook Cup musings: Wallabies v. England pre-match analysis

    More detail behind what the Wallabies will be coming up against versus the Poms

  • Rugby
    G&GR Wallaby Tries of the Decade #5

    Coming up with a list of the top tries of the decade was a tough one. What makes one try stand out from another? Is it individual brilliance we are gauging it on, or is it whole of team involvement? Rehearsed tries from a set piece or instinctive brilliance? Does a try...

  • Rugby
    All Blacks vs Barbarians Live Score

    Final Score: Baabaas 25 – All Blacks 18

  • Rugby
    G&GR Wallaby Player of the Year: Spring Tour

    And so the year has drawn to a close.  The Spring Tour has been a disapointing expedition...

  • British & Irish Lions
    Ullo Jonny! Gotta new motor?

    Alexei Sayle sings: “I keep tropical fish, in my underpants. Ullo Jonny! Gotta new motor? Ullo Jonny! Gotta new motor”. Leave it out! Jonny Wilkinson ain’t got a new motor. He’s got a reconditioned motor temporarily minus an Ian Beale warranty. It’s the sort of deal Arfur Daley would approve of, although Arfur would front up with...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies Grand Slam tour referees

    Anyone think referees don’t make any difference to a game? Thought not. So here are the refs...

  • Rugby
    Pre-Grand Slam XV – The Amateur Selector

    I am what you might call an amateur selector. One of my favourite hobbies is picking Rugby...

  • England
    Wallabies Grand Slam Tour confirmed

    The last time we did it was in 1984, so a mere 25 years later we’re back for another crack. The negotiations involved bribing the Fijians with a test in Australia next year, but it’s on. G&GR will be aiming to bring you some unique coverage of the historic tour, so stay...

  • Rugby
    Wallaby Watch – Tight Head Prop

    The incumbent(s): Al Baxter (NSW): Ok, disregard the penalty try that Australia let in, during the last test of last year against Wales, the scrum was a much improved element of Australia’s game in 2008. Thanks largely to Michael Foley, then Wallaby assistant coach and now Waratah assistant coach. Whether it has...

  • Rugby
    Rugby charity appeal – walk 4 Matt

    Following a nudge from Nick over at Welsh Rugby Blog (see how quickly I forgive the loss last year…) here’s what sounds like a  good cause:

  • 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 –...

  • Wallabies
    Euro tour report card

    For mine, this tour has been a huge step forward for the Wallabies. The most important thing is that they’ve started laying the foundations of what could become a very good, if not great, winning, team. The key to winning games? Your pack and your goal kicker. Australian rugby has tried to...

  • 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 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...

  • Rugby
    Wallabies scrums from Twickenham video highlights

    Here are the scrums from Australia vs England at Twickenham. Enjoy. Thanks to Cecil.B de Moses It...

  • England
    England vs Wallabies Twickenham Score, Review, Photos

    England 14 – Australia 28 There is only one test match I’ve been to that felt better...

  • Wallaby history and Eddie Jones

    Eddie Jones has made history by talking sense twice in the last seven days. First in the Times, giving his match preview and picking the back row to be an edge for us. The second, a great article pointed out by Bobas in the Independent, goes through in depth how Australia has...

  • Rugby
    Australia vs England test preview

    If you’re looking for a completely level headed assessment of the Wallabies chances at Twickenham on Saturday,...

  • Referees for Wallabies Euro Tour

    (Most) refs are people and therefore never perfect. Also, the better you play, the less their performance matters. However, the display on Saturday in Hong Kong from Alan Lewis was a turd of such heinous proportions that it’s not only floated a media stink, it’s also prompted me to check out who...

  • The glass half full – after the Honkers hangover

    With the bitter taste of defeat having receded a little (it’s gone from vomit in mouth to stinging heartburn) I’ve started to reflect on some of the more positive developments in the Wallabies play that we saw in Hong Kong. The four training camps since the last Bledisloe – labelled by participants...