Home Tag Archives: wallabies news

Tag Archives: wallabies news

Opinion: Injuries Can’t Excuse Misfiring Wallabies

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Will Genia of the Wallabies shows his dejection during the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Murphy’s Law famously dictates that “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” and while Australia were decimated by injuries in their Rugby Championship mauling at the hands of the All Blacks in Sydney, injury cannot mask what was a spectacularly awful performance from Michael Cheika’s Wallabies side. Trailing 32-3 at half-time at Stadium Australia, the Wallabies were the new holders of the unwanted record …

Read More »

All Blacks: Barrett Gets The Nod For Wallabies Clash

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18: Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks passes the ball during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at North Sydney Oval on August 18, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Hurricanes’ Beauden Barrett has been named at fly-half for the All Blacks’ championship opener against the Wallabies in Sydney on Saturday. Barrett will be looking to carry on his sparkling Super Rugby form, which helped the Hurricanes to a first ever Super Rugby title. There are no real surprises in Steve Hansen’s match day 23, with the world champions boasting plenty …

Read More »

Damage Control? Cheika Selects Veteran Genia Ahead Of Frisby

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Wallabies Coach, Michael Cheika speaks to the media during an Australian Wallabies media opportunity at Weigall Sports Ground on August 5, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Michael Cheika invoked Giteau’s Law to select five European-based players with 60 caps over seven years for his 2016 Rugby Championship squad. Among these, choosing 33-year-old Will Genia ahead of Nick Frisby has raised eyebrows. Is it a move of desperation? After the Wallabies’ historic 3-0 series defeat by the touring England side and the dismal showing of Australian sides in …

Read More »

Recall For Former Captain As Cheika Announces Australia Squad For England Series

MENDOZA, ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 04: James Horwill of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship match between Argentina and the Australian Wallabies at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas on October 4, 2014 in Mendoza, Argentina. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Despite calling upon 10 uncapped players in the 39-man preliminary squad, head coach Micheal Cheika has assured that no free caps will be handed out ahead of Australia’s three match test series against England next month. One such uncapped player is Queensland Reds full-back Karmicheal Hunt whose impressive form has seen the ‘Master of Ninjas’ Ayumu Goromaru feature on the …

Read More »

England Pair Cited For Foul Play

READING, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Owen Farrell of Saracens handles the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup Semi Final between Saracens and Wasps at the Madejski Stadium on April 23, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

It is bad news for England, but after the actions of some of their finest players it is hardly a surprise that citings have been handed down for foul play. Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler was seen kicking the Grenoble hooker in the head last weekend during the Quins’ Challenge Cup game. He got away with it during the match, …

Read More »

England’s Summer Tour To Australia: Who Gets The Nod?

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, looks on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on March 17, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

As Eddie Jones’ first XV begins to take shape, England’s tour down under in June will provide the perfect opportunity to try out a number of as yet unseen combinations, writes Jack Yates. Admittedly Jones’ predecessor Stuart Lancaster was castigated for his employment of an over-abundance of pairings, nowhere more so than in the centres, utilising no fewer than 13 …

Read More »

Western Force Face Take Over By The ARU

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30: A general view of play during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Western Force and the Queensland Reds at nib Stadium on May 30, 2015 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

It seems the catalogue of news on financial woes in rugby is getting another novel added to it. This time it is Super Rugby side Western Force who are in deep water. It seems the Western Force’s poor performances over the past few seasons and the financial problems they have run into with that are now so so severe that the …

Read More »

The Honeybadger Has Just Joined The Australian Sevens Team

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Nick Cummins poses for a portrait during an Australian Sevens training session at the Sydney Academy of Sport on March 23, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Recently ARU TV brought us the news many of us have been waiting for for a while: Nick Cummins, AKA the Honeybadger, has joined up with the Australian Sevens team in the hope of making the team for the Rio Olympics. A big name that also recently joined the Aussie team was Toulon’s Quade Cooper, and he had a tough time …

Read More »

The Quade Cooper Sevens Experiment

Quade Cooper must have been angry at Mourad Boudjellal for making him stay last weekend, even though his contract stipulated he could join the Australian Sevens team for the Wellington and Sydney Sevens. Because of that decision, he now joins the team only a few days ahead of their home tournament. And what’s worse for him, there is no certainty he will actually …

Read More »

5 All Blacks & Wallabies Conclusions Ahead Of World Cup Final

And then there were two. After an all Southern Hemisphere weekend in the home of English rugby, New Zealand and Australia are the last two standing. Currently ranked 1 and 2 in the world, this is how it should be. Here are 5 reflections as the two most impressive teams in the tournament have advanced to the final after their …

Read More »

Nigel Owens Tweets His Delight At Being Selected To Referee New Zealand vs Australia

Welsh referee Nigel Owens is regarded as one of the world’s greatest but he has just tweeted how ‘humbled’ he is at being selected to referee the World Cup final.  The concluding game of this year’s tournament sees the referee appointment perfectly suit the occasion, with two of the world’s greatest rugby nations sparring it out in Twickenham. New Zealand enter …

Read More »