Posts Tagged "Grand Slam rugby"

Ireland wrecked England’s hopes of a Six Nations grand slam on Saturday, outclassing their opponents 24-8 in a one-sided encounter at Lansdowne Road.

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Many may remember the Rugby World Cup 2003 for many different reasons, whether it was seeing England take out the trophy in heart-stopping fashion, Stirling Mortlock’s interception of Carlos Spencer’s pass, or watching the dazzling running of Rupeni Caucaunabuca and Shane Williams.

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Grand Slam 2010 has been accomplished by the grand team in the grand finale, as the travel-weary All Blacks stamped their authority with a runaway 37-25 win over Wales at the flaky turf of Millennium Stadium.

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England can take solace in the honour of having experienced first-hand, before any other nation, the phenomenal talents of rugby’s newest superstar Sonny Bill Williams (aka SBW) on debut.

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The All Blacks aren’t the only team looking to go four for four in November. The Boks are figuring how to pull off the same trick.

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For any rugby Roarer who may have missed the announcement, The All Blacks will be going to Great Britain and Ireland at the end of the year to try to equal the Boks’ record of four Grand Slams.

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Without a win over Australia in 27 years, Scotland don’t exactly strike fear in the hearts of the Wallabies. But clearly the name Andy Robinson OBE does.

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Late in the first half of the absorbing drawn Test between Ireland and Australia, Wycliff Palu, the monster Wallaby number 8, was given a yellow card by the South African referee Jonathan Kaplan for allegedly making a shoulder charge on Rob Kearney, Ireland’s fullback.

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Haunted by the ghosts of 2006, Matt Giteau says the Wallabies must learn from one of Australian rugby’s darkest nights to keep their grand slam dream alive with victory over Six Nations champions Ireland on Sunday.

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Magical Mark Ella was the inspiration 25 years ago and now Wallabies coach Robbie Deans is backing Matt Giteau as The Man to lead Australia’s improbable quest for a grand slam sweep of the UK and Ireland.

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Dear Messrs. O’Neill, Deans, Elsom and Barnes: On the eve of the first Grand Slam tour for 25 years, and having attended all four games in 1984, I write this letter to offer you my personal support for your efforts, and to galvanise the other Wallabies supporters behind you and show you just how much […]

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Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has shelved his Mr Nice-Guy persona and is intent on pushing his underperforming players out of their comfort zone in search of success.

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