Tag Archives: Australia

513. Weekend Rugby Wrap

All Blacks 39 – 21 Wales Wallabies 28 – 39 England South Africa 20 – 26 Ireland By hokey, isn’t it good to have international footy back on? And, away from the singularity of a World Cup, we’re back to … Continue reading

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487. From The Couch: SF#2

Argentina 15 – 29 Australia An odd, curate’s egg-type of match this one. Australia scored four tries to none, but never looked entirely comfortable. It was only when they scored their fourth in the 71st minute that you thought the … Continue reading

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480. From The Couch: QF#4

Australia 35 – 34 Scotland What a bizarre game. Australia scored five tries, and were within 90 seconds of losing. Bernard Foley had a lousy game with his goal kicking, and yet kicked the winning penalty at the death. There … Continue reading

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471. Picking The Quarter-Finals

Let’s be clear about this: what will be, will be. Any of these eight teams can win on the day. A favourite can lose the plot, an underdog can find a once in a lifetime performance. But a pundit, a … Continue reading

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410. Law 3.5

Robert Kitson at The Guardian has done the digging on the risks that Australia and Wales face at RWC2015 by only having two hookers in their squads: Wales and Australia will receive no sympathy from Rugby World Cup organisers if their decision … Continue reading

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