Posts Tagged "James OConnor"
Wallaby coach Robbie Deans may well be forced to select his nemesis Quade Cooper in the final six squad berths to meet the Lions – whether he wants to or not.
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Anointed Wallabies playmaker James O’Connor remains sidelined and will have just one match in six weeks under his belt heading into the blockbuster British and Irish Lions series.
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Let’s conduct a thought experiment: if you could start a rugby team from scratch, using players currently in your own country, who are the first five players you would choose in order of importance?
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James O’Connor says he will relish the responsibility of playing five-eighth for the Wallabies in the three-Test series against the British and Irish Lions.
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He’s started just one Test for the Wallabies at five-eighth, but James O’Connor will be given first crack at the British and Irish Lions in the hotly-contested No.10 jumper.
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James O’Connor’s hopes of playing in the Wallabies’ Test series against the British and Irish Lions remain alive after the star back was cleared of a serious chest injury.
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Star back James O’Connor has suffered a sternum injury in the Melbourne Rebels’ Super Rugby game against the Blues, threatening his Wallabies selection.
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There has been a lot of speculation about the fullback role of recent, mainly because of the key attributes of the two standout fullbacks of the moment, Jesse Mogg and Israel Folau.
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Everyone seems to be having their say on the likely make-up of the Wallabies side to face the British and Irish Lions, and even though I usually steer away from these hypothetical topics, the point has been reached where it’s worth offering the two cents.
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Australia has had no depth in the fly half position for a very long time, but in 2013 Robbie Deans finally has the selection headache he has always desired.
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Different week, same problem! We alluded to it in last week’s edition where they had 59% of possession and scored just one try, and last Saturday again highlighted the lack of penetration in the backline attack of the Western Force.
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Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has spoken to James O’Connor about playing five-eighth and wing in the upcoming series against the British and Irish Lions, the utility backline star revealed on Monday.
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James O’Connor says suspended teammate, friend and potential rival for the Wallabies five-eighth position Kurtley Beale, is in a good head space.
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Depending on how good a negotiator you are – and possibly the calibre of your client – now seems to be either a really good or a really bad time to be talking player contracts with the Australian Rugby Union.
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The Brumbies have ruled out a play for Melbourne Rebels star James O’Connor, as the Super Rugby club ponders how to make best use of their burgeoning backline stocks.
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Recent predicted Wallaby line-ups have been circling the Roar lately but there seems to be no mention of James O’Connor.
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Star Wallabies playmaker James O’Connor says he doesn’t see any reason to leave the Melbourne Rebels, and has backed besieged coach Damien Hill to guide the Super Rugby club out of its lowest ebb.
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If the makers of the film the Three Amigos wanted to make a sequel, there is enough material featuring Kurtley Beale, Quade Cooper and James O’Connor. However this would be no comedy flick.
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Win, lose, or in the unlikely event of a draw, it is probable Kurtley Beale, James O’Connor and Quade Cooper will be right at the centre of the outcome of the Lions tour.
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Flyers, speed merchants, bulldozers, wrecking balls and genuine tryscorers.
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