Posts Tagged "Ewen McKenzie"

I was planning on writing this article about Bernard Foley and whether or not he is the man to finally end Australia’s Bledisloe Cup drought.

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Back on June 5, just before the French Tests, I posted an article regarding whether the Wallabies were selected on form.

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They’ve played just three Tests between them, but Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has no concerns about pitch-forking rookie lock Sam Carter and third-choice hooker Nathan Charles into the Bledisloe Cup cauldron.

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Ewen McKenzie’s revamped Wallabies side has overlooked Bernard Foley and named NSW teammate Kurtley Beale at five-eighth for Saturday night’s Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup opener against the All Blacks.

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The Wallabies are all set to name their team for the First Bledisloe Test today at midday, and it will be very interesting to see how Ewen McKenzie shuffles the puzzle pieces.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie looks poised to resist wholesale changes to the side that swept France, with Pat McCabe looming as the man to lock down the vacant wing spot for next week’s Bledisloe Cup opener against the All Blacks.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie admits the NSW Waratahs’ Super Rugby title win has given him “selection headaches” over his backs, but has stopped short of indicating whether he’ll tweak things.

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Words can not express how overwhelmingly pleasing it was for me to see that the Waratahs won their first Super Rugby title.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie insists Benn Robinson is still on his radar, despite the veteran prop once again feeling the disappointment of being overlooked for a Wallabies call-up.

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Ewen McKenzie says an Australian side winning the Super Rugby crown would be “as good as it gets” for the Wallabies’ Bledisloe Cup prospects.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is predicting a classic Super Rugby semi-final on Saturday night between Australian arch rivals the Brumbies and NSW Waratahs.

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The June Internationals have come and gone and the Southern Hemisphere’s ‘big three’ nations are regrouping and preparing for the Rugby Championship after the conclusion of Super Rugby.

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With both the Wallabies and All Blacks having dispatched northern hemisphere opponents off to the Costa del Sol to lick their wounds over summer, now is a good time to be either Ewen McKenzie or Steve Hansen.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has gone big for the third Test match against France, including both Will Skelton and Wycliff Palu in the run on side.

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After I arrived back at my South Yarra accomodation following Australia’s 6-0 second Test defeat of France at Etihad Stadium, I logged on to The Roar‘s excellent running commentary to read this from Rollaway 7: “Sat in the box next to the news room, I think Spiro was falling asleep.”

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There have been comparisions made between Rod Macqueen and Ewen McKenzie as the best Wallaby coaches of the professional era.

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I’ve been ashamed to see fellow Queenslanders turning on Ewen McKenzie for his selections and man management.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has hailed cystic fibrosis sufferer Nathan Charles as a medical marvel after lining up a Test debut for the inspirational Western Force hooker.

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New year, new captain, and the chance for a new platform and renewed confidence.

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The Wallabies’ highest-profile casualty from their Dublin drinking capers, Adam Ashley-Cooper, admits Ewen McKenzie’s hard-line punishment needed to happen.

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