Posts Tagged "Stirling Mortlock"
Former Wallabies captains Stirling Mortlock and Tim Horan don’t believe James O’Connor is cut out to play five-eighth in the upcoming Lions Test series.
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Former Wallabies skipper Stirling Mortlock says it’s too late to sack embattled Test rugby coach Robbie Deans with the British and Irish Lions tour looming next year.
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A frustrated Stirling Mortlock will do all he can to overcome injury and enjoy a home swansong on Friday night but the Melbourne Rebels are wary about giving in to sentiment.
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Australian rugby stalwart and former Wallaby skipper Stirling Mortlock will retire from the sport at the end of this year’s Super Rugby season.
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Former Wallabies skipper Stirling Mortlock admits he’ll head into retirement unsatisfied despite 15 years of top class rugby.
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Former Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock has announced he will end his illustrious rugby union career when the Super Rugby regular season finishes next month.
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Wallaby coach Robbie Deans’ big headache with what to do with very talented teenage open-side flanker Liam Gill has been avoided until the end of the year.
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Rebels skipper Stirling Mortlock has until Wednesday to prove his injured calf is up to taking on the NSW Waratahs in Melbourne’s Super Rugby season opener.
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Melbourne Rebels skipper Stirling Mortlock feels in better shape than he has in years.
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‘Time’s wing-ed chariot’ and ‘tempus fugit’ and all that, but it does seem only a moment ago that I was sitting in the broiling sun at the Velodrome at Marseille and watched, horrified, as Stirling Mortlock missed a penalty into a swirling wind near full-time that would have snatched a victory in the 2007 Rugby [...]
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Wallabies star youngster James O’Connor says the lure of playing alongside Stirling Mortlock, Kurtley Beale and Danny Cipriani persuaded him to join the Melbourne Rebels.
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Danny Cipriani’s return to Super Rugby has been rubber-stamped with his selection in the Melbourne Rebels’ line-up for their clash with the Brumbies on Friday night.
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An interesting thing happened this year at a number of the Australian Super Rugby sides: the leaders of the teams either stepped up or disappeared off the map.
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If the Wallabies are to win the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Matt Giteau must be the first choice inside centre. The much-maligned Brumbies playmaker has recently found himself on the outer of coach Robbie Deans’ selection plans, though for the Wallabies to succeed on the world-stage, Giteau must wear the number 12 jersey.
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The Melbourne Rebels have reshuffled their backline with coach Rod Macqueen finally having most of his players fit and available.
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Well, we’re not quite halfway in the competition and it’s too early to legitimately speculate on Wallaby squads but – what they hey – it’s always fun and let’s admit we’ve all been doing it mentally since Round 1. So let’s illegitimately speculate, shall we?
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The Melbourne Rebels posted their first ever away win, 26-25 over the Western Force in the Super Rugby clash at Perth’s NIB Stadium on Saturday night.
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It’s hard to see how anyone is going to beat New Zealand at this year’s World Cup. But then again, that’s been said pretty much every four years since 1987, and the mighty All Blacks haven’t won a World Cup since.
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Anybody who watched the game at Twickenham saw the problem that the Carter and Sonny Bill Williams (SWB) axis sets for an opposing team. Carter emerged from his sometimes lethargic shell and became a dynamic running 5/8.
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Six weeks in to the Super Rugby season and there have been a few players to put their hand up as genuine Rugby World Cup bolters for the Wallabies.
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