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Has the McKenzie, Hooper combination worked?

Has the McKenzie, Hooper combination worked?

2 Sep 2014

Ewen McKenzie and Michael Hooper have had differing paths to their respective roles in the Wallabies line-up. The coach bided his time, learned his trade and has developed a style of rugby that he employs in a quest to achieve his goals. His current captain, on the other hand, demanded selection in the team by […]

Wallabies have the winning attitude

Wallabies have the winning attitude

19 Aug 2014

Attitude can be an intangible that can often be overlooked when dissecting a recent sporting match. We are often concerned about the result, tactics, skill and dubious officiating during our Monday morning appraisals, as opposed to how the sides approached and finished the game. It was the attitude of both the All Blacks and Wallabies, […]

McKenzie must be consistent and drop Paddy Ryan

McKenzie must be consistent and drop Paddy Ryan

10 Jun 2014

Ewen McKenzie should be congratulated on the Wallaby Renaissance, illustrated most recently by his side’s emphatic dismantling of the lacklustre French in Brisbane last Saturday. McKenzie delivered a judicious coaching performance, with the Wallabies demonstrating they can deliver a quality game balanced between directness and width in attack, coupled with a sound defensive effort. However, […]

Are we ready for the third coming of JOC?

Are we ready for the third coming of JOC?

16 May 2014

There has been recent speculation by some in the mainstream rugby media that James O’Connor and the Queensland Rugby Union are sounding each other out about a deal that will see the once errant Wallaby come back to Queensland in 2015. On 12 May the Sydney Morning Herald’s own Georgina Robinson wrote “James O’Connor is […]

Wallabies: Picking the pigs

Wallabies: Picking the pigs

2 Apr 2014

While the average rugby fan may still be engrossed in the 2014 Super Rugby season, some of us are thinking about the impending series against the erratic French, who arrive on our shores in approximately eight weeks for a three-match series. Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie is a measured, intelligent performer, who I have little doubt […]

Respect equals results equals revenue

Respect equals results equals revenue

14 Jan 2014

The year was 1974, the Wallabies embarrassingly had lost to rugby minnow Tonga and quite simply the Australian Rugby Union was just about flat broke. The game in Australia was in peril. Through an Australian Government grant, the benevolence of the New Zealand Rugby Union, Home Nations and some Australian benefactors the Wallabies managed to […]

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