Posts Tagged "Wallabies"

Before the Ireland series, I was optimistic that the Wallabies could create an upset and win 3–0 so I could feel a bit better about 3-0 whitewash by England back in 2016.

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The thing about consistency, so the grand old saying goes, is that you have to do it all the time.

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Prior to the incoming June Test series against the French, Steven Hansen spoke of the All Blacks tweaking their attack to deal with the rush defences that are in vogue at the moment, especially with the Northern Hemisphere teams.

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“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time, it’s enemy action!” So says the eponymous villain in Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger, later to become one of the best James Bond movies in its 53-year lifespan.

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I love weekends, they give us time to ponder things.

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Injured Wallabies and Waratahs captain and fidgety spectator Michael Hooper hasn’t given up hope of returning before the end of the Super Rugby season.

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Israel Folau says he won’t change his attack on the aerial contest despite his ban, but has called for more clarity on the laws in that area.

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Last week, the Sydney Morning Herald published a letter that made a snide personal attack on Israel Folau by linking his off-field comments with his on-field play.

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Another June is gone, and hopes of beating the All Blacks lie in ruins again.

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Israel Folau should ditch his demand for gay people to repent and instead chase a sorry from those that truly deserve to be accountable.

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Champion Wallaby fullback Israel Folau last night lost his appeal against a one-match suspension from the third Test against Ireland last Saturday.

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Guess who’s back; back again. Panel’s back, tell a friend. Guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back…

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Following an enthralling Test series between the Wallabies and Ireland, why are we talking about a ban on Israel Folau when we should be applauding what was an extraordinary piece of skill and leaping ability?

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The World Rugby judicial panel have reached a verdict on Israel Folau, after the Wallabies fullback was cited for dangerous play in the third test against Ireland on Saturday.

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Rugby will have turned into a “nanny state” if Israel Folau is suspended for challenging a high ball against Ireland, according to NSW Waratahs assistant coach Simon Cron.

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The loss of the series to Ireland could be the defeat the Wallabies needed to have, provided the right lessons are learnt from it by Michael Cheika. The main lesson (and there are several others) is that the Wallabies need a world class playmaker at number 10.

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An exasperated Michael Cheika took the extraordinary step of inviting the referee and his assistants to the post-match press conference after Australia’s series-deciding loss to Ireland.

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There was a significant moment last night at Allianz Stadium when the seemingly indestructible Michael Hooper was forced from the field with a hamstring injury.

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The results are in! Yesterday, we asked you to rate the Wallabies side that took to the field against Ireland, and now we’ve added up the data from all of our responders to bring your our DIY player ratings from the third Test.

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Australia have let slip the chance to take a series win over Ireland in controversial fashion on Saturday night, losing to the visitors by four points.

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