Posts Tagged "Rugby Championship"
Ok, look. We’ve all had enough, haven’t we? We who adore rugby union are fed up to the back teeth with games which fail to reach their full potential because of the penalty-goal scourge.
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This year we saw the southern big three initiate Argentina into what is now being called the Rugby Championship.
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The Wallabies cannot rely on courage alone to beat the All Blacks. Guts and fortitude from the men in gold will not produce a string of victories on the coming spring tour. Let me explain my contention.
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New Zealand’s record-breaking and title-sealing rout of Argentina has been tarnished by a local fan flashing a laser in the face of All Blacks goalkicker Aaron Cruden.
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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Was the brutal bashing of this young and unlucky Wallabies team by a resurgent Springboks the making of them, or will they be scarred for life?
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Let’s cook up a recipe for the perfect season of rugby. Which one of the following would you most like to see happen?
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South Africa’s doctor says he’s hopeful centre Francois Steyn will recover from an ankle injury in time for Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test against Australia.
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The Pumas’ strong showing in the Rugby Championship has come at a time when Argentina’s reputation as one of football’s superpowers has been questioned.
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I’m getting to the point where I don’t understand Channel Nine’s raison d’être (that’s French for ‘reason for existence’, in case any of Nine’s execs are reading).
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It’s high time SANZAR used its considerable clout to take over Rugby Championship referee appointments from the toothless IRB.
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The All Blacks overcame a committed Argentina and a power outage to beat Argentina 21-5 in their Rugby Championship Test on Saturday night played in horrendous Wellington weather.
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When will a Wallaby say something like: “No more talking into the microphone, we’ll leave our talking to the scoreboard, and then talk into the mike”.
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer received some stern criticism from predecessors Nick Mallett and Jake White this week.
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As I tried to remove myself from a bar late one night, a friend of mine pleaded: “Don’t do a Houdini. Drinking is like defence, it’s all about attitude”.
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While the dust is still settling on the Wallabies’ inadequate 22-0 loss to the All Blacks on Saturday, attempting to find a pathway out of the current perilous situation for Robbie Deans is a tricky task. But it does exist.
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Winger Cory Jane says the All Blacks are looking to add discipline to their desire to play at a high tempo when they return to action in the Rugby Championship.
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South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer said on Monday he will retain most of the team that flopped in Argentina for Rugby Championship Tests in Australia and New Zealand next month.
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Australia’s Rugby Championship injury woes are set to deepen further when scan results on backs Quade Cooper and Drew Mitchell determine their availability for the September 8 clash with South Africa in Perth.
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A Rugby Championship match in Perth on September 8 could cause major headaches to the AFL’s finals fixturing, with league boss Andrew Demetriou conceding the issue could have a flow-on effect.
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Without a single player in their squad who has beaten the All Blacks in New Zealand, the Wallabies finalised preparations for Saturday night’s date with destiny by sourcing inspiration from a rare moment in history when Australia did climb off the canvas to win in Auckland.
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