Posts Tagged "Saia Faingaa"

Twins Anthony and Saia Faingaa have crowned their meteoric rise to international rugby with selection in the Wallabies’ starting side for Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup and Tri Nations Test against New Zealand in Christchurch.

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Matt Giteau and Berrick Barnes will combine in the Australian backline for the first time this year after being named in the Wallabies’ starting line-up for Saturday’s Tri-Nations clash with New Zealand.

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Robbie Deans, you’re welcome. Over the last few weeks I’ve explored a few elements that I thought would play, and indeed are already playing, a key role in how the Tri-Nations tournament might be won.

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Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says Australia will start the Tri-Nations rugby tournament in chase mode and he has picked a quartet of uncapped players to add extra physicality to his side.

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Wingers Drew Mitchell and Lachie Turner are among five players dumped as Wallabies coach Robbie Deans wielded the selection axe for the upcoming Tri- Nations rugby series.

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Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has made just two injury-enforced changes to his starting line-up for Saturday’s rugby Test against Ireland.

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The Wallabies greenhorn front-row survived deliberate knees, punches, baby taunts and a scrum demolition against England but don’t expect much respite against Ireland at Suncorp Stadium.

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England’s Rugby World Cup-winning hooker Steve Thompson has damned the Wallabies’ young front row with faint praise and left coach Robbie Deans incredulous at the suggestion his youngsters were bending the rules.

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Queensland coach Ewen McKenzie has continued to tinker with the rebuilding Reds by making four changes to his starting side for Sunday morning’s (AEST) Super 14 clash with the win-less Lions.

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Five rounds into the final Super14 season and the Reds are in sixth spot, although with a bye coming up, they will probably fall behind the Tahs (assuming the Tahs beat the Force). After that, there is a three week trip to South Africa, but with two winnable games against the Lions and Cheetahs.

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Dreadlocked hooker Saia Faingaa feels a haircut and some cauliflower ears are a prerequisite to gaining the friendship of old-school Reds coach Ewen McKenzie.

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