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Italy 18 v 25 Australia, Rome, 11 November 2006

Perhaps the most embarrassing part is that they will probably out-scrum us, but that should be it. Our scrum should really use this as valuable training since they can be confident that even if they fall apart the backs will … Continue reading

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Italy v Australia, 11 November 2006,

also featuring: France v New Zealand, 11 November 2006, Lyon Ireland v South Africa, 11 November 2006, DublinI should be embarrassed to admit this but I am getting up for the second of these matches!  Italy v Australia Who really … Continue reading

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Wales 29 v 29 Australia, Cardiff, 4 November 2006

What a start! For a while one might have been nearly 10 years ago when Australia v Wales was just a question of how many points Australia would score. And then Wales, fortunately for their world cup hopes, came flying … Continue reading

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Australia v New Zealand, 29 July 2006, Match Preview

This match really looks like being the crux match of the Wallabies’ 2006 campaign.   Perhaps if we do win here then the final Bledisloe will get all the headlines, and if the Boks get their act together then winning … Continue reading

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Australia 12 v 32 New Zealand, Match Review.

Well, were to start?   With an expletive you say?   Been there done that!   More productively, let’s start with the quick wrap: First, the media seem to have taken leave of their senses, and frankly I think that … Continue reading

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Australia v New Zealand, 8 July 2006, Match Preview

Well, although for family reasons I am obliged to say that the soccer world cup is far from over, nothing stops me from pointing out that a) it is stating the obvious to say that the refereeing in that game … Continue reading

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Australia 35 v 17 Ireland, 19 June 2006, Match Report

Belated Match Report, I know.   But, having finally caught up with the tape, I do have a few thoughts to share, not all about that match (video highlights here now).

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