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- January 2007
The table-topping Hurricanes made short work of the Blues at Eden Park on Saturday night, stepping out to a 29-5 win and not needing all their front liners to do it.
Darwinism was particularly cruel to the unviables this weekend, and even some of the more advanced rugby species saw their habitats shrink. Slipping around in the gore looking for a pattern was tough, but I found one.
It’s a little twee perhaps, on the weekend we honour our fallen, to talk of rugby players as heroes.
There were moments during the Brisbane Test when I thought the Bledisloe Cup and Tri-Nations were lost to New Zealand. Jonathan Kaplan was whistling up a storm at the breakdown, not allowing time for a real contest on the ground, so there was never a margin for the All Black loose forwards to gain their […]
Robbie Deans and the Wallabies pulled off a tremendous victory in Durban. The Springboks had been humiliated 0-19 a week before by the All Blacks in Cape Town, and everyone was certain that a backlash would follow directly.
You could break down the scoring sequence of Saturday’s test into fairly simple notation, and by doing so get almost a more complete a picture than any prose might describe, not needing to delve further… either by romanticising the occasion or betraying partiality, mentioning ratios of endeavour / success or the stoicism of any defensive […]