Five Takeaways From Australia vs Scotland

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Australia survived a huge scare from Scotland in weekend’s concluding World Cup quarterfinal clash. They eventually prevailed 35-34 thanks to a last minute Bernard Foley penalty (apparently some people aren’t too happy about that… Don’t know if you heard anything about that) following one of the more erratic performances in recent Wallaby memory; and there’s […] READ MORE


Analysing a Bernard Foley Masterclass

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When he received the ball from a Nic Phipps pass in the 79th minute of the game, Bernard Foley had already cemented his place in Wallaby folk law. Up to that point, he had scored all of Australia’s 26 points, breaking Matt Burke’s 17-year record for points scored against England. Taking the ball just behind […] READ MORE


Sean McMahon Gives Australia Glimpse of the Future

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Last Sunday at midday local time Australia played Uruguay at The Rugby World Cup. With Australia ranked 17 spots higher that their South American foes in the most recent IRB World Rankings, the game was expected to be little more than a training run. 65 Australian points later and that expectation had been well and […] READ MORE


Confident Australia Not Underestimating Fiji

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Australia will become one of the last teams to get their World Cup campaign up and running on Wednesday afternoon when they face a feisty looking Fiji side at The Millennium Stadium. After a tumultuous 2014 that saw serious doubts about this team’s chemistry realised both on and off the field, Michael Cheika has steadied […] READ MORE


Australia Must Stay Positive Despite Loss

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Death, taxes and New Zealand winning rugby matches. There are very few things we can rely on in this world, but these are a few examples. That was what made last week’s result in Australia so jarring; and built the feeling of an inevitable backlash ahead of Saturday’s game. The fact that this was also […] READ MORE


Australia Keep Momentum Going Against Argentina

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While at times it wasn’t pretty; in fact the first 60 minutes of the game were a pretty dull, stodgy affair, Australia were able to maintain their momentum from last weekend’s 24-20 victory over South Africa with a 34-9 victory over Argentina in Mendoza. Despite not blowing spectators away for much of the game though, […] READ MORE


Questions Remain For Australia Despite Impressive Win

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In their first game of this year’s shortened Rugby Championship competition, Australia accomplished a remarkable comeback against South Africa; overcoming a 20-7 deficit at the start of the second half to eventually triumph 24-20 after a last minute Tevita Kurandrani try. The game was played at an amazingly frenetic pace almost throughout, aided by the […] READ MORE


Hurricanes vs Brumbies Review

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Saturday’s first Super Rugby semi-final saw The Hurricanes confirm their status as the best team in the competition this year with a convincing win over The Brumbies, eventually scoring four tries in a 29-9 win. After finishing the regular season a remarkable 14 points clear of their nearest rivals – while benefitting from the deepest […] READ MORE


Quade Cooper and The Reds Rebuilding Project

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Last weekend The Reds comprehensively beat and outplayed The Western Force, eventually triumphing 32-10; it was a performance level that has rarely been matched this season by the Queenslanders. However, it also bought with it a sense of the unknowable future The Reds face, with 22 points coming from talismanic fly half Quade Cooper, who looks […] READ MORE