In anyone's view. Michael Hooper's "We have a plan" comment is the latest in bombast that has come out the mouth of Wallabies before meeting the All Blacks over the last 16 years. It is only usurped by the Wallabies Rookie Jack Maddocks who glibly Joked "What hoodoo". I am fully aware there has to be belief and some...
I've been bouncing around this next edition after listening to the Rugby Ruckus on Tuesday Night.... or was it Monday?? They had on James Holbeck whom I may or may not have remembered from his playing days. One of the issues in Australian, South African and New Zealand Rugby is that there are so many true legends, the more...
Diatribe #8 – It’s a RWC Year. These are years like no other. The pundits and soothsayers will be out in full. People, like myself, will be putting pen to paper (figuratively) and creating YouTube content with chaotic abandon as they attempt to predict the outcome of RWC 2019. I'll...
It’s exciting times at Club Wallaby with players coming out and putting excessive pressure on themselves and their teams as well as giving a heated up opposition an awesome piece of propaganda to adorn their training shed walls. One cannot yet determine the veracity of these assertions (because, of course, they are predictions, not matters of fact) but one...
Well the time is nigh; the first game of Bledisloe 2018 is upon us. There’s much gnawing of knuckles over the possibility that Australia can pull this one clearly out of their collective arses and get a 1-0 lead in the series. I watched the Amazon series about the Lions tour and the 2017 season and you have to...
Stephen Jones reckons the Crusaders would get thrashed by Leinster or another of those Hybrid mercenary squads full of Aussies, Kiwis, Yarpies, Irish and Scots. Having watched many of those sides play, I am not saying the Crusaders or Lions would crush them, but I am sure they would be competitive. Nothing I ever see about that Northern set...
Let the hand-wringing commence. On one hand, it’s probably appropriate, on the other, it’s a knee-jerk reaction to an aberration (one hopes, ha, ha). Now we’re getting somewhere. This is a term bandied around ad nauseam. Belief is the state of mind in which a person thinks something to be the case with or without there being empirical evidence to...
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