Posts Tagged "Barbarians"
Former All Blacks wing Joe Rokocoko has been included in the Barbarians side to play England and the British and Irish Lions.
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Danny Cipriani may be eyeing the England No.10 jersey but he’s no certainty to even play five-eighth for the Melbourne Rebels.
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It wasn’t a perfect 10 out of 10 performance by James O’Connor in the Wallabies’ (60) monstering of the Barbarians (11) at Twickenham. More like an 8 out of 10.
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Even watching the Wallabies – Barbarians clash from over sixteen thousand kilometres away, you could feel the immense sense of relief from the majority of the fifty thousand strong crowd at Twickenham after referee Romain Poite blew his whistle for full time.
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Genuine concern for Berrick Barnes’ rugby future after another head injury in the Wallabies’ record 60-11 romp over the Barbarians at Twickenham overnight.
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James O’Connor piloted Australia to a record 60-11 victory over a disappointing Barbarians outfit at Twickenham in the national team’s first match since the Rugby World Cup.
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Tonight the Wallabies will take on the Barbarians at Twickenham. Join us at 1.30am AEDT here for live scores, updates and minute by minute commentary.
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Uncapped backrower Dave Dennis has been elevated to Australia’s starting lineup for Saturday’s clash against the Barbarians following the withdrawal of No.8 Ben McCalman.
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One month on from their meek surrender at Eden Park, the Wallabies’ Spring Tour begins tonight and for the first time under Robbie Deans, the Australians have a genuine opportunity for regeneration.
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With the Wallabies playing the Barbarians early Sunday Morning, you might be wondering about some of the traditions and heritage of the Baa-Baas.
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I flagged crack openside flanker David Pocock as a Wallaby captain-in-waiting from the first time I saw him play, and he gets his chance to lead the Australians against the Barbarians on Sunday morning.
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Former South Africa lock Victor Matfield will captain a Barbarians team containing 10 different nationalities and more than a thousand test caps for Saturday’s international against Australia at Twickenham.
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James O’Connor is firming as Australia’s five-eighth for Saturday’s clash with the Barbarians at Twickenham after training in the position in west London on Tuesday.
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Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has warned of the difficulties of switching to rugby union before Sam Tomkins’ history-making appearance for the Barbarians on Saturday at Twickenham.
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The Wallabies Spring Tour squad of 26 has been announced today, with the team including the majority of the Rugby World Cup squad, with Kurtley Beale and Quade Cooper the key missing players through injury.
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The Australian Barbarians side will be taking on the Canadian national team tonight on the Gold Coast. Join us before the 7:30pm AEST kickoff for live scores and blog of the match featuring a number of fringe Wallabies hoping to impress – and a rare chance to see the Canadians play rugby.
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Wallaby coach Robbie Deans showed courage, conviction, and vision when he sacked Rocky Elsom as captain for James Horwill, and left Matt Giteau out of the Rugby World Cup campaign. Three days later, Deans named Giteau the Barbarian inside-centre for the clash with Canada at Skilled Stadium on the Gold Coast next Friday night.
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Willie Mason showed he was a fast learner by using his tackle-busting abilities to guide the Barbarians to a last-minute 31-28 win over Wales.
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Willie Mason was spot on. He said he was taking himself out of his comfort zone by agreeing to start his switch to rugby union in the Barbarians’ match against England at Twickenham on Sunday.
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England blew a 17-point lead against the Barbarians as Tim Visser’s late try completed a dramatic 38-32 victory in Sunday’s international at Twickenham.
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