Christopher Roche Columnist

Christopher Roche

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About

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My philosophy on life:
You Get What You Give

Member Since:
 
November 2014
Favourite Sports:
Rugby,

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Australian women’s rugby sevens team makes Olympic history

Australian women's rugby sevens team makes Olympic history

9 Aug 2016

The first Olympic rugby sevens gold medal winners have done more for the advancement of rugby in Australia with their hard fought 24-17 win over arch rivals New Zealand than any other rugby team in the last 20 years.

Vale Jonah Lomu: The rugby icon of our time

Vale Jonah Lomu: The rugby icon of our time

18 Nov 2015

It was with utter shock, dismay and great sorrow I learnt from my wife about the passing of the great Jonah Lomu.

Are yellow cards and TMOs a World Cup killer?

Are yellow cards and TMOs a World Cup killer?

30 Oct 2015

Professional rugby has brought many things. Some good – some not so good. One of the very good things is the emphasis on playing fairly and cleanly.

Defence and intelligence are key to defeating Argentina

Defence and intelligence are key to defeating Argentina

24 Oct 2015

Argentina’s rise to fourth in the World Rugby rankings is testament to the benefit of having joined the southern hemisphere championship in 2012.

What a difference one or two key players make

What a difference one or two key players make

20 Oct 2015

Ireland’s 43-20 loss to Argentina demonstrates just how much the loss of one or two players can affect the outcome.

Ireland’s World Cup hopes dashed with loss of O’Connell

Ireland’s World Cup hopes dashed with loss of O’Connell

16 Oct 2015

Some months ago I predicted that Australia would see Ireland in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Having watched Ireland carefully, my view has been that they were the dark horse to take out the title of world champions.