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British and Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts says while his side’s backs may have the size advantage, the Wallabies possess one of the world’s toughest backlines to defend against.
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Yes, the Deans-Cooper saga continues. Queensland’s favourite son was not selected in Robbie Deans’ initial 25 man squad picked to face the Lions.
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A recent thread on this forum, regarding the possibility of one or two of the midweek provincial teams giving the Lions a hard time, touched on the subject of infamous pieces of past thuggery.
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Wallaby coach Robbie Deans may well be forced to select his nemesis Quade Cooper in the final six squad berths to meet the Lions – whether he wants to or not.
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When I read this story I confess, I sat for a bit, amazed. Stunned at the revelations it made.
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It’s taken a dozen rounds, but Matt Lucas has at last been promoted to Waratahs starting half-back, and will now figure in Wallaby calculations for June 11.
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It’s been a depressing week for Australian rugby. A once in 12 year opportunity to showcase our sport has been dealt a huge blow with the selection of a squad that appears set to play a brand of rugby that won’t attract new fans to the game.
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The 1939/40 Wallaby tour to the northern hemisphere was conceived on a scale so grand never before seen nor considered since. The 28 match, four Test tour of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland was only part of this grand adventure.
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Half a ring. That’s how long Ben Mowen says he let his phone sound before hastily answering Wallabies coach Robbie Deans’ phone call on Sunday.
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Sonny Bill Williams says he is impressed with the ease in which Israel Folau has adjusted to rugby union as the NSW Waratahs fullback moves closer to his Wallabies debut.
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George Smith’s hopes of playing for the Wallabies against the British and Irish Lions for a historic second time remain alive after scans on his knee revealed he could be back on the park within a month.
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With Robbie Deans’ critique still ringing in his ears, Quade Cooper has been backed by Queensland Reds halves partner Will Genia to respond by sealing a belated Wallabies squad spot for the British and Irish Lions series.
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The last time the British and Irish Lions toured here, 2001, Australian teams won three contests: the last two Tests and the Australia A game.
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Let’s conduct a thought experiment: if you could start a rugby team from scratch, using players currently in your own country, who are the first five players you would choose in order of importance?
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Walking home from work the other night I was nearly run down by a clearly out of control DeLorean. As it disappeared in a puff of light I found a shred of newspaper by my side dated ninth August 2015.
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Just as well Wallaby coach Robbie Deans is a resilient character. He’s copping it left, right, and centre over the 25-man squad he’s selected for the three-Test series against the Lions.
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Ryan O’Connell and Brett McKay have, unbelievably, been asked back to do another episode of The Cheap Seats Podcast.
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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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