Posts Tagged "All Blacks"

I’ve noticed a resurgence in the age-old ‘New Zealand poach players rhetoric’ once again. People are obviously going to have their own take on this, but claiming players, without knowing basic facts about them is madness!

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As per usual, my verbosity has got the better of me, this was initially intended to be a mere observation rather than a tome! Sorry.

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Have we seen the last of Jerome Kaino in a black jersey?

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If insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results, then the All Blacks appear keen to mix things up for the second half of this year’s Test campaign.

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The All Blacks have beaten the Springboks by 57 to 0 this evening in Auckland and stretch their lead at the top of the Rugby Championship.

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Match result: The All Blacks have beaten the Springboks by 57 to 0 this evening in Auckland and stretch their lead at the top of the Rugby Championship.

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As I walked into my local Centennial Park Deli, I heard Tony behind the counter tell a good old boy customer: “The trouble with the Wallabies is that they’re a team that can’t finish.”

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Popularised by the old radio and television western Gunsmoke, the phrase ‘get the hell out of Dodge’ was commonly used by feisty locals as they ran unwanted villains out of Dodge City, Kansas.

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The All Blacks have secured a 17-point win over a gallant but outplayed Pumas outfit tonight in New Zealand.

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The All Blacks will be looking to maintain their perfect record in the Rugby Championship when they square off against the struggling Pumas. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 5:35pm AEST.

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At the sharp end of last week’s thrilling Bledisloe Cup match in Dunedin, Kurtley Beale was shown the door to the try-line by replacement All Black prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi, and duly sliced through between him and Sam Whitelock to score under the posts.

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​The Wallabies put in a gutsy performance on Saturday and I was genuinely proud of the effort they displayed. Most pleasing though was the tenacity and vigour shown by the forward pack.

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It had been a dark, damp week. In the build-up to England’s contest against New Zealand back in December 2012, there had been a lot of self-questioning and doubt.

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Moments before going on air on Saturday afternoon, I mentioned on Twitter that I was about to be on the national ABC Grandstand program discussing the Wallabies’ chances later that evening in the second Test of the Bledisloe Cup series for 2017.

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Memo to Michael Cheika: Here is the truth about the outcome of the epic Bledisloe Cup Test at Dunedin won sensationally by the All Blacks 35–29.

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With the Bledisloe Cup missing for 14 years, bookmakers were quoting shorter odds for the return of Harold Holt to Australian shores than the return of the Cup.

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In a remarkable match where the Wallabies completed a run of scoring 45 unanswered points across two Tests – surely this is a first in Tier One rugby, especially against the All Blacks – I thought a comment on the main players might be appropriate.

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Following the retirement of legends Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith and Keven Mealamu, many wondered if the All Blacks would suffer a decline.

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After the nail-biting Bledisloe 2, Paul Cully in the Sydney Morning Herald wrote the following.

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The Wallabies may not have beaten the All Blacks in Dunedin on Saturday night, but they went damn close.

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