Posts Tagged "Ewen McKenzie"

It’s going to be a desperate contest when the Boks take on the Wallabies in Perth on Saturday.

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Reading the headlines, I thought that Ewen McKenzie’s selections for the Springboks in Perth may have started to enter the realm of the sane, but on closer inspection I fear the Wallabies may be headed back to the asylum.

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In the modern day world of professional sports coaches will do anything to give their team the edge over their rivals. So why is Ewen McKenzie giving his opponents an early look at his team?

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Waratah coach Michael Cheika set the benchmark for the Wallabies by taking out their first Super Rugby title in 19 years.

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After coming up short yet again against a firing All Blacks side, the Wallabies are happy to be facing the Springboks on Saturday in Perth.

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With seven wins and a draw from their previous eight games, Australia to be sure was enjoying a good run, but the carnage at Eden Park exposed their flattery as so much deception.

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Ewen McKenzie and Michael Hooper have had differing paths to their respective roles in the Wallabies line-up.

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Next weekend’s Test against the Springboks is pivotal for the struggling Wallabies.

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Ok. The massive demolition in Auckland in Bledisloe 2 has all and sundry on the western side of the ditch in a huge lather. Hopeless team, hopeless players, hopeless coach. Please pick one or many of the above.

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Recall the stink the ex-Wallaby coach Robbie Deans caused when he overlooked first choice Quade Cooper for James O’Connor as fly-half against the Lions?

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The thing that caught my attention with the announcement of the new Wallabies squad to face the Springboks at Perth is that with a couple of exceptions (Kyle Godwin and Peter Betham) these are the same old selections that were humiliated by the All Blacks at Eden Park.

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Ewen McKenzie has shown his immense regard for luckless centre Kyle Godwin by rushing the Western Force young gun into his Wallabies squad.

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Everyone is crying for Argentina and crowning New Zealand after a fortnight of rain, hail, pestilence, Puma scrum mastery and All Black power and pace.

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The biggest joy of the weekend of rugby was watching Argentina play so freely, and so simply against South Africa in Salta.

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The Auckland debacle has put Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie in the cross-hairs for, unfortunately, legitimate reasons.

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The Bledisloe Cup will stay in the land of the long white cloud for yet another year. And while we, the Wallabies faithful, believed the men in black could be bested, the night unquestionably belonged to the home side.

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Let’s be clear about it, on Saturday night the All Blacks dismantled the Wallabies and put them back together broken. Still, there’s no cause for alarm, despite what most pundits in the press will be saying this week.

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Ewen McKenzie is sharpening his axe, forecasting changes to the Wallabies side massacred by the All Blacks at Eden Park.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has thrown All Blacks refereeing complaints back in their faces ahead of Saturday’s tense Bledisloe Cup showdown.

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After 14 Auckland failures in the past 28 years, trips to Eden Park have become like Groundhog Day for the Wallabies.

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