Month: November 2017

Queensland Reds Make Positive Changes for 2018 Super Rugby Season

Rebuilding programs are always challenging and new Reds Coach Brad Thorn will be faced with exactly that task as he prepares the Reds for the 2018 Super Rugby season. The Reds were dismal last season, winning just four and losing 11 games. Thorn’s strategy was to name 10 new players…Read More

Will Genia Puts Rosy Spin on Wallabies Spring Tour Results

When he tires of rugby, or rugby tires of him, Will Genia may have a bright future in marketing or advertising, as his spin on the desultory results the Wallabies posted on their spring tour of the north is any indication of his skill as a pitchman. Despite the Murrayfield…Read More

2018 Rugby Championship Matches Announced

It is never too early to start planning, so those of you already in possession of your 2018 calendar might want to set aside August 18, September 8, and September 18, when the Wallabies will host, respectively, the All Blacks in Sydney, the Springboks in Brisbane and Argentina at Gold…Read More

Wallabies Spring Tour Comes Apart After Japan and Wales

The solution to the Wallabies woes is quite simple, actually. Play Japan all the time. If Japan is not available, try the side from Wales. Avoid these three: New Zealand (other than dead rubbers), England and Scotland. The All Blacks were not on the fixture for the Wallabies’ spring tour,…Read More

Collapse of Western Force Bodes Ill for Super Rugby Alliance

To hone in on the truth, all you need do is follow the money. Rugby Australia decided to waive standing rules in Super Rugby so that teams would be able to deal with the influx of players from the Western Force. That did not sit well with NSW Waratahs Chairman…Read More

Stephen Moore Moves Retirement Up to Scotland Test

Wallabies’ Test great Stephen Moore has decided to call time after 128 Tests. He made his debut in 2005 and played in three Rugby World Cups, including a captaincy role in 2015. His original plan was that the spring tour of the United Kingdom would be his last international venture,…Read More

Jones Credits Storm Coach Ryles with Edge in Wallabies Defeat

England Coach Eddie Jones has heaped insult on the injury inflicted on the Wallabies at Twickenham, announcing that Melbourne Storm defensive Coach Jason Ryles gave the Poms and edge in tackling. England spares no expense when trying to prove that it is still the great country it once was and…Read More

Federer Shocked by David Goffin in London ATP Finals

Our prediction that Roger Federer has an unimpeded path to the crown of the ATP World tour Finals in London was apparently a bit premature, as Federer was upset by a shock loss in the semi-final to David Goffin. It is not that Goffin is a bad player. He is…Read More

Minus Murray, Nadal and Djokovic, Federer Cruises Toward ATP Win

Roger Federer moved one step closer to winning the ATP Finals for the seventh time when he beat Alexander Zverev to become the first man to reach the final four in the season ending tournament. Zverev was a game opponent, taking Federer to a tiebreaker in the first set, and…Read More