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...
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...
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...
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...
The Results Highlanders surged, Chiefs slumped. Role reversals. ALB was great. Retallick is always missed when off. Rebels gifted off a few awful Brumbies moments. Pocock wasn’t really missed when he, unfortunately, went off. Is he done? Too many head-knocks. Is it worth it? Now, honestly, did Cooper deserve all...
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...
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...
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