Posts Tagged "James OConnor"
Former England playmaker Stuart Barnes has lashed James O’Connor’s five-eighth credentials and claimed the Wallabies will lose the first Test against the British and Lions with him at No.10.
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I know that we all want to put the Quade Cooper thing to bed, but I feel I have to get my two cents in before that occurs.
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The final Wallaby squad has been announced and there is no Quade Cooper, no Bernard Foley and no Matt Toomua.
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I’m just going to start this by saying, let’s hope for everyone’s sake that the Wallabies win this Lions series.
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He has much bigger-bodied adversaries hungry to run at him and a big challenge at five-eighth, but youthful Wallabies veteran James O’Connor is taking it all in his stride.
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I’m hoping against all hope Will Genia has been pacing his output this Super Rugby season.
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The Lions tour starts against the Barbarians in Hong Kong this weekend and there are a few indicators from the Super Rugby competition that will have Warren Gatland licking his lips and Robbie Deans chewing his in frustration.
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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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