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...
Can anyone remember another Rugby Championship or Tri-Nations like it? The drama, the intrigue, the unanswered questions, the answered questions, the performance, the underperformance and the outpouring of emotions of equal polarity and strength at opposite ends of the spectrum, week in and week out. I remember arriving late to the Springboks-All Blacks contest when the All Blacks had lost...
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...
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...
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...
Wallabies Defeat Springboks Yes, that's in the headline, THE WALLABIES WIN". It was a little bit of a messy affair with the Wallabies and Springboks falling over themselves rather than putting great pressure on the other team to force them into the same set of mistakes. I felt on the money when the hooker was shelved real early as I felt...
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