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 […]

I’m done with Australian Rugby

Call of the Wallaby episode 2

Dear Australian Rugby I first fell in love with you in 1991. I was having a hard time at boarding school when I first heard about these two kids who had gone to a boarding school nearby who were playing for the Wallabies against New Zealand. I started to pay more attention when my best […]

Is Israel Folau the ultimate athlete?

Israel Folau Ultimate Athlete

Israel Folau has played three professional codes over the past eight years. Firstly Rugby League, then Australian Rules Football, now Rugby Union. In sporting terms, he is a freak. He is in the prime of his physical life. At 193 cm and 103 kilograms, he is still only 25.   But how much has he […]

One of the best passes in Rugby

Tawera Kerr-Barlow pass in the ITM cup

I found this video of a great scoring pass from the ITM Cup in New Zealand. One of the best passes you’ll see. Watch as Tawera Kerr-Barlow, pulls off this blinder of a pass to set up a try in the corner! No fluke or Hail Mary involved here.        

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, […]

I’m no hypocrite

Greater Sydney Rams tweet_Tom Hill

Last night I got accused of being a hypocrite. What caused this libellous accusation? A picture I re-tweeted. Now I ask you, what is wrong with this picture? Nothing, I say. A young bloke presenting the kit for one of the new National Rugby Championship (NRC) teams, The Greater Sydney Rams. Is it my fault […]

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

Super Rugby Logo

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

Super Rugby Logo

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 […]