Who’s Homophobic?

David Pocock against stereotypes

So. Who’s homophobic? Hands up. Come on. Ignoring the virtual dearth of hands that just sprung up, there must be heaps of you. Judging by the clamour of people wanting to pour sh*t all over David Pocock for calling out comments that he found offensive during the Waratahs vs Brumbies game on the weekend. I […]

Adam Ashley-Cooper

Adam Ashley Cooper with Super Rugby trophy

After 10 years of disappointment, after playing more games than any other player without reaching the playoffs, Adam Ashley-Cooper’s dream of winning a Super Rugby title came true on Saturday.  Scoring two tries and being named Man of the Match, we thought it only fair to name him as our Player of the Week.     […]

The best team won

Waratahs celebrate winning 2014 Super Rugby title

I had hoped that when it came time to do my Super Rugby final write-up, I would be able to boast about my mighty Crusaders lifting the trophy.   Alas, it was not meant to be… and I had a feeling that would be the case. Throughout the entire season there was one team that performed […]

Don’t tell me I should support the Waratahs!

Waratahs celebrate a try

After the predicted became reality on Saturday night and it was confirmed that the Waratahs would host the Crusaders in the Super Rugby final for 2014 an interesting, and not unusual, phenomenon started, both in my text messages and social media timeline: a call to arms that I, as an Australian, should support the Waratahs, […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Semi-Finals

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Last week the preliminary finals finished in line with the seedings with the Sharks and Brumbies going through to this week’s semi finals in a pair of close games in which both teams were push right to the final whistle. This week is semi final week in Super Rugby for 2014 and, it would be […]

Memo to Queensland Rugby on the fan experience

Reds celebrate victory to gain top spot

Last week saw the end of the 2014 Super Rugby season for the Queensland Reds. In a season where the membership of the Reds hit 55,000 (obviously this number includes single / three game memberships) it is strange to be writing a post about improving the fan’s experience. However, having attended all but one home […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 19

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It is the final round of the Super Rugby regular season and whilst the “minor premiership” has been decided with the Waratahs having an unassailable lead at the top of the ladder and the Sharks have locked up the top spot in the South African conference, there are still finals slots up for grabs with […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 18

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After missing writing my preview last week due to work pressures, the preview is back strong this week with a bumper crop of games this weekend, some of which could have a large bearing on the final make up of the top six. Chiefs v Hurricanes There is only one game to kick the round […]

Aviva Premiership Final – 20 Reflections

Northampton Saints win Aviva Premiership

There are already a number of serious reviews of Saturday’s Premiership Final – with today’s technology some of them were probably online before the bloody game kicked off! Almost certainly they will all be better than anything I come up with – not least since I forgot to take my glasses to the match and […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 16

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Crusaders v Force, Christchurch Stadium The first match of the round pits the surging Crusaders against the fairytale story Force in Christchurch.  The Crusaders bounced back from a disappointing loss to the Sharks with only 14 men with a hard fought victory against Highlanders aways from home and will come into this fixture with some […]