Posts Tagged "Rugby Union"
Of the 25 names read out last Sunday in the first Wallabies squad for the Test series against the British and Irish Lions, eight players – 32 percent of the squad – are of Polynesian descent.
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The initial 25 man training squad was announced on the weekend and there are disappointed and angry fans all over the Internet.
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Many keyboards have been pounded over the last few days, as the reaction to Robbie Deans’ initial 25-man Wallaby squad continues to grow both in volume and in the level of criticism.
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A quick glance around The Roar and you would think our hopes against the British Lions systematically come down to the trials of the same few headline players: Will Genia, Quade Cooper, Israel Folau and James O’Connor.
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A great return from injury from Berrick Barnes in the past two weeks has seen the NSW Waratah picked in the preliminary 25-man Wallabies squad for the British Lions Tour.
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The only game in town: Quade v JOC by the numbers – we start this week with the hottest topic in Australian Rugby at present. Who should be the Wallaby number 10?
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Adding more fuel to the fire, Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says Quade Cooper needs to be less tackle-shy and share playmaking duties because his attacking game has become predictable.
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Jesse Mogg is the greatest Australian rugby find of his generation. Forget Quade Cooper, James O’Connor, Kurtley Beale, even Israel Folau.
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Playmaker Berrick Barnes says the NSW Waratahs are finally starting to find some consistent form after a slow start to their Super Rugby season under new coach Michael Cheika.
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The Melbourne Rebels’ drought-breaking Super Rugby win over the Stormers has created confidence they can achieve another breakthrough against the NSW Waratahs on Friday night.
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Western Force winger Nick Cummins was shocked to learn of his Wallaby squad selection for the series against the British and Irish Lions, but says he’s desperate to make the most of the opportunity now that it’s landed his way.
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Israel Folau says his call-up to the Wallabies squad for the British and Irish Lions Test series could convince him to stay with rugby union.
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The second chapter of this somewhat slow-burning series has arrived, and with an apparently meagre theme, hardly justifying large-scale treatment.
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I feel robbed, yes robbed, of the chance to watch one of my favourite all time rugby players don the Wallaby jersey one last time.
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In an article in today’s New Zealand Herald, rugby writer Gregor Paul lambasts the New Zealand Rugby Union for failing to send an All Blacks team to Fiji this year to help celebrate the Fiji Rugby Union’s centenary.
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James O’Connor says he will relish the responsibility of playing five-eighth for the Wallabies in the three-Test series against the British and Irish Lions.
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The Queensland Reds have suffered a blow ahead of this weekend’s Super Rugby clash against the Stormers in Cape Town with Wallabies winger Digby Ioane ruled out due to injury.
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Israel Folau says he was stunned by his selection in the Wallabies squad to take on the touring British and Irish Lions and he’s determined to press for a starting role.
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The first question at the media conference where the first Wallaby squad of 25 for the Tests against the British and Irish Lions was announced got to the heart of the matter. “Robbie, there’s no Quade Cooper in the squad?” one of the journalists asked.
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The NSW Waratahs are refusing to talk finals football despite continuing on their impressive roll towards the Super Rugby playoffs with a gritty win over the stumbling Brumbies.
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