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Waratahs are always the bridesmaid and never the bride

In the movie Bridesmaid there’s one great scene (aside from the infamous food poisoning scene) that I love.  It’s where the main character goes back to her mum’s house after trashing her best friend’s bridal shower and announces she’s hit rock bottom. After yesterday’s announcement by Michael Foley that he was leaving Sydney to take … Continue reading

Are foreign imports the answer for Aussie Super teams?

The doomsayers are having a field day this week. After the Sharks convincingly beat the Reds on the weekend there are no Australian teams in the top four of the Super Rugby competition. Saturday’s result shows Australia doesn’t deserve to be represented next week but it doesn’t mean that the end is nigh for rugby … Continue reading

The Super Finals Review

The Super rugby finals start this weekend and although this has been the season of the upset, we are fearless enough to make a couple of predications. Quade Cooper missing but all is not lost There will be no QC for the Reds against the Sharks. The Queensland pivot has been suspended for one match … Continue reading

Rugby statistics miss the X factor

The Chiefs v Crusaders and Waratahs v Brumbies games on the weekend were like chalk and cheese. One was thrilling, high scoring stuff. The other was out at ANZ stadium and the less said about it the better. Both matches involved teams whose seasons were on the line and while you’d expect dour ‘finals footy’ … Continue reading

Don’t think about the Elephant.

When someone tells you to not think about an elephant, what do you do? Yep, you’re thinking about an elephant right now. Pondering large African land mammals isn’t going to cause any issues, but replace the word ‘elephant’ with ‘finals’ – then things can get interesting. At this time of the Super rugby season every … Continue reading

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