Posts Tagged "Australian rugby"
I was big fan of Deans’ appointment in 2008 – he was the most credible option Australia had at the time and in his first few years he did a great job of cleaning out the closet and bringing some fresh faces into the mix.
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Take a great old song, make it relevant and give it some spice. In the music industry it`s a tried and true formula for turning out a bankable hit song.
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It cannot not be disputed that rugby, as winter sporting code in NSW, is struggling behind AFL, NRL and the A-League.
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It’s time. Six weeks into the Super Rugby season, and we’ve been able to get a good enough look at all teams to start passing judgement.
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I become evermore resolute in my belief that the structure of southern hemisphere rugby and in particular Australian rugby must change.
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This is the first in a series of articles addressing the fundamental issues the new head of the ARU, Bill Pulver, must face with ideas on how to tackle them successfully.
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Earlier in the week I referred to the cost of Lions tickets and why I thought they were outrageous.
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New ARU chief Bill Pulver needs to take the reins of rugby union in Australia, in the process disbanding state governance that has proven about as useful as a spoonful of sugar in a fuel tank.
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Wallaby great Michael Lynagh believes it is a “miracle” he survived a stroke last year, he revealed Sunday.
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I’m one who believes that New Zealand can, and should, help Australian rugby get back to its feet. They’ve done so twice before, I believe.
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One of the most discussed issues between Australian rugby fans is the lack of a third tier.
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The 2012 season was the nadir of the Western Force. NIB Stadium was a ruin of rickety scaffold stands with portable toilets, appalling food and drink, and no members bar.
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Australian Rugby Corporate Governance entered a new chapter this week with the board implementing changes based on the recommendations of the review run by Mark Arbib.
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Rupert Murdoch famously quoted that “big business will not beat small anymore, it is the fast beating the slow”.
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Here are the 10 greatest Wallabies of the 2000s and why they were chosen. Some brief thoughts on players who didn’t make my list.
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Former Federal Sports Minister Mark Arbib has delivered his findings on rugby union, so bring on the independent board and no more fiefdoms. All good stuff and necessary.
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There has been quite a deal of comment about American Industry Group (AIG) becoming the sponsored logo on the All Blacks jersey.
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While Saturday night’s game against the All Blacks left me with a sour-taste in my mouth, knowing that Australia had blown what could have been one of our most famous victories, it was undoubtedly a fantastic performance given the circumstances.
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Rugby needs to deepen and expand its cultural impact in Australia. For too long the Wallabies have been out in front while the rest of rugby labours in support.
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There are two books in my library that I especially treasure among many loved ones. They are, in fact, two editions of the same book, Jack Pollard’s magnificent ‘Australian Rugby; The Game and the Players.’
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