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It’s time the Wallabies ended the Eden Park hoodoo

It's time the Wallabies ended the Eden Park hoodoo

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Wallabies benchman Scott Higginbotham was born on the same day the Wallabies last beat the All Blacks at Eden Park – September 6, 1986. He is one of only six Wallabies who were even born at the time – period. Sekope Kepu was seven-months-old, Ben Alexander, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Scott Fardy were two, and Wycliff […]

Ewen McKenzie is his own man

Ewen McKenzie is his own man

1 day ago

When Ewen McKenzie took over from Robbie Deans as Wallabies coach in August last year, he made it crystal clear from the beginning it was ‘his way, or the highway’. And that’s the way it should be. But the Wallabies were slow to pick up on the McKenzie way, winning just two of the coach’s […]

Phil Hughes mustn’t wither on the vine

Phil Hughes mustn't wither on the vine

2 days ago

Australian coach Darren Lehmann and skipper Michael Clarke must use recalled batsman Phillip Hughes during the ODI series against South Africa and Zimbabwe in Harare. Hughes, who has made more comebacks than Dame Nellie Melba thanks to selector’s whims, has been given yet another chance with injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson ruled out with an ankle […]

Golden point a no-no in international rugby

Golden point a no-no in international rugby

3 days ago

Talk of a golden point to decide a rugby Test should be buried in the dust-bin. Ok, a draw has to be broken in a Rugby World Cup, or Super Rugby final or semi, when there must be a result for obvious reasons. Otherwise a draw stands in international rugby like last Saturday night’s 12-all […]

The one that got away from the Wallabies

The one that got away from the Wallabies

4 days ago

There were many positives despite a dismal 12-all draw between the Wallabies and All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night in equally dismal conditions. There were rare moments of brilliance from the All Blacks in the first half and the Wallabies in the second, but most of the 80 minutes were an instant cure […]

Michael Hooper needs to zip it

Michael Hooper needs to zip it

6 days ago

Wallaby skipper Michael Hooper needs a crash course in diplomacy. Two days ago, Hooper questioned whether All Black legend and opposite number Richie McCaw has still got what it takes. The comment was construed as a self-promotion that Hooper was now better than the legend. Hooper’s good, but not that good. Hooper has never been […]

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