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


Super Rugby Round 17: The South African Franchises

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Super Rugby Round 17 left South African rugby pundits with plenty to talk about this weekend. The weekend started off on a sad note, with all games observing a moment’s silence in memory of All Black number 1002, Jerry Collins, who sadly passed away in a car crash in France earlier in the week. Melbourne […] READ MORE



Australian Conference Round 14 Review

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Australian Conference Round 14 Review Queensland Reds vs Melbourne Rebels Score: 46-29; Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane It’s an annoyingly clichéd expression, but it really is remarkable how quickly things change. Just one week ago, indeed 35 minutes into Friday’s game, The Rebels looked as good as they have since their introduction into Super Rugby in […] READ MORE


Australian Conference Round 13 Review

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The Rebels were the big winners this week, as The Brumbies and Waratahs lost; giving themselves a slim chance of stealing a playoff place. Australian Conference Round 13 Review Canterbury Crusaders vs Queensland Reds Score: 58-17; Venue: AMI Park, Christchurch For the first five rounds on this year’s competition, The Reds were virtually uncompetitive; aside from […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Round 13 – New Zealand Conference Overview

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The 2015 Investec Super Rugby season continued with four games involving New Zealand sides. (The Chiefs, Cheetahs and Bulls all observed a BYE round) and the rugby landscape is now pointed directly towards the business end of the Super Rugby season. With four or five games left for most teams (not counting bye rounds) if […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Round 12 – New Zealand Conference Overview

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The 2015 Investec Super Rugby season continued with four games involving New Zealand sides. (The Reds observed a BYE round) This week, it feels like we are starting to build into something big. Might be because it is two-thirds of the way through the rounds, all teams have developed their favored gameplan, have had to […] READ MORE


Australian Conference Review: Round 8

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With The Force and The Waratahs on a bye and two of the remaining three teams in the Australian Conference playing each other, it was an abbreviated week in Super 15 for the Australian Conference. Melbourne Rebels vs Queensland Reds Score: 23-15; Venue: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium With both teams coming into the game needing a […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Round 7 – New Zealand Conference Overview

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The 2015 Investec Super Rugby season continued with a massive five games involving New Zealand sides. (The Brumbies observed a BYE round) SUPER RUGBY ROUND 7 – NEW ZEALAND CONFERENCE OVERVIEW _____________________________________________________________ Match : The Hurricanes v The Melbourne Rebels Venue : Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington Score : 36-12 Funny enough, this would be The […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Round 6: The South African Franchise Review

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Super Rugby Round 6 proved to be a rather odd weekend for the South African Franchises, with refereeing, discipline and an unexpected win being the points of discussion. Melbourne Rebels 16 Emirates Lions 20 Melbourne Rebels – Tries: Mitch Inman, Jonah Placid Penalties: Mike Harris (2) Emirates Lions – Tries: Marnitz Boshoff, Lionel Mapoe Conversions: […] READ MORE