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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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