Average rugby player; shrewd judge of a pie and glass of shiraz!
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- Member Since:
- September 2009
- Based In:
- Favourite Sporting Team:
- Qld Reds, Wallabies & Lithgow Shamrocks.
- Favourite Sports:
- Cricket, Rugby,
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 […]
In 1995, the rugby world as we knew it undertook arguably the greatest transformation it had seen since its creation in 1823 by sporting genius William Webb Ellis when the game finally went publicly professional. The brief war between the Kerry Packer-backed World Rugby Corporation and the forces of Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited eventually found […]
Harry Jones’ recent article about the better number 8s getting, or who have gone, around in world rugby left me pondering questions like how much the Wallabies really miss Wycliff Palu and who should be first choice Wallaby number 8 on the northern hemisphere tour? I delved deeper into my own questions and referred to […]
If my information is correct, Michael Hawker will name his former 1984 Grand Slam Wallaby team mate Bill Calcraft as the CEO of the Australian Rugby Union at a press conference at 2pm today. For those of you who are asking Bill who, here is a little background on the man. William Joseph Calcraft is […]
I have learnt through credible confidential sources there is an ARU board member and members of the broader Australian rugby community, who have influence on such matters, who do not support Robbie Deans continuing as Wallabies coach into 2013. This is despite Australian Rugby Union Chairman Michael Hawker stating there was “very little chance” of […]
During the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand Robbie Deans and Quade Cooper found themselves sitting at the window of a coffee shop across from their hotel in Wellington having a ‘chat’. While not privy to that conversation I would suggest it would have been about rugby, tactics and perhaps growing up in New […]