Posts Tagged "Saia Faingaa"
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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