All posts tagged "victor matfield"

  • Rugby
    TN8 Statistics: Wallabies v Springboks

    What a game! Absolute dominance by the Wallabies in the majority of the first half and then...

  • Rugby
    Courageous Force take it to the Bulls

    Bulls 28 Western Force 15 The ‘glass half full’ version says that the Western Force showed heart and courage last night in the face of adversity and gave the top of the table Bulls a real fright. However, reality bites in that it was the Force’s 6th loss in a row in...

  • Rugby
    Western Force v Bulls: Dead Man Walking

    By announcing his departure from coaching the Western Force ‘at the end of the 2011 season’ John Mitchell is effectively a dead man walking. I wonder where he’ll celebrate New Years’ Eve this year? You can bet your bottom dollar it won’t be at the Western Force. If you think otherwise you’re...

  • All Blacks
    Baa Baas Habana sinks arrogant All Blacks

      Barbarians 25 All Blacks 18 You get what you deserve when you treat a game like...

  • Rugby
    2009 G&GR Wallaby of the Year

    Each week the members of our forum cast their 3-2-1 votes to contribute to the prestigious Green and Gold Rugby Wallaby of the Year. The weekly Man of the Match, for each test so far, are revealed below, while the 2’s and 1’s are kept hidden for now to maintain the mystery....

  • Rugby
    All Blacks v Springboks: the final countdown

    The big question on everyone’s lips in the crunch Tri-Nation’s test in Hamilton on Saturday is whether South Africa will revert to type by employing their successful aerial game last seen in Capetown a couple of tests ago. This successful strategy which contributed mightily to them winning their three home tests is...

  • Rugby
    The Wallabies Changes: Robbie Deans explains

    Maestro Deans has made sweeping changes to his team to face the Bokke this Saturday with the biggest changes being Will Genia and David Pocock getting their chance to start this week. After sniping at the heals of Burgo for a few weeks Genia takes over from the wayward incumbent while Bam...

  • Rugby
    The Newlands Hangover

    Just imagine you wake up after the Perth Tri Nations with a massive hangover, and lying in bed you recall the events that transpired the night before…. A big smile comes over your face, after all your boys put on a solid 12 point win and that leggy blonde gave you her...

  • South Africa
    Live Score: Boks vs Wallabies Newlands

    Boks vs Wallabies at Newlands (08/09/2009)     Close   12:40 Moses:  Evening All,Welcome to the green and gold coverage of the Wallabies taking on the Boks from Newlands. 12:41 Moses:  Horwill’s had a stomach bug, apparently is OK to start the game. Waugh was there to back up replace Kev 12:42 Moses:  “We’ll...

  • Rugby
    Springboks retain same starting XV

    The Springboks have retained the same starting XV that defeated the All Blacks last weekend, resisting the temptation to brink back Ruan Pienaar. Pienaar is the only change on the bench, replacing Wynand Olivier. The match winning form of Morné Steyn was just too good to ignore and he retains his spot at...

  • Rugby
    All Blacks v Springboks in Durbs: the teams

    Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s get ready to RRRUUUMMMBBBLLLE. This is a 10 round heavyweight contest featuring, in the black corner and weighing in with serious intent, former World No 1 and World Cup Chokers Champions, the All Blacks. In the green corner, with the weight of a rainbow nation on it’s shoulders,...

  • Rugby
    Springboks v All Blacks in Bloem: the teams

    This game is the first in a heavyweight encounter between South Africa and New Zealand in Bloemfontein. For the All Blacks to retain their Tri-Nations title a win here would be a huge step in the right direction. In addition to being a Tri-Nations match, this game will determine who tops the IRB rankings. South...

  • Rugby
    Springbok 3N squad: the usual suspects

      The Springbok selectors recently named a 23 man squad for the opening Tri-Nation’s match to be...

  • British & Irish Lions
    An Aussie view of the Saffa Lions squad

    The vagaries of South African rugby selection have once again surfaced with the naming of the 28 man squad to take on the best of British in the upcoming test series. While most of the squad is fairly predictable, it is the inclusions of the sublimely named Chilliboy Ralepelle and uncapped Earl...

  • Super Rugby
    Round 2 2009 Super 14 Tips

    Tips and picks for all teams in Round 2 of Super 14 2009

  • Queensland Reds
    Reds v Bulls preview

    A preview of QLD Reds vs Bulls match in 2009 Super 14 with the news Reds two game tour of South Africa could not have begun on a worse note as both Hugh McMeniman and Morgan Turinui will be missing from the squad to take on the Bulls