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  • RuggaMatrix International 255 – All Blacks On Fire

    57-0 gives us plenty to talk about. Were the All Blacks that good? Were the Springboks that bad? The Wallabies beat Los Pumas but are they improving? This week’s show brought to you by RUGBYPASS FANTASY – get your team in to win a great prize. Issue of the week brought to you by Strike. Leaders in mobile phone cradles for vehicles. 4K UHD VIDEO WALL BY SAMSUNG. To download audio file directly to your computer right click here and […]

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  • RuggaMatrix International 254 – All Blacks and Beauden Barrett

    Strike Issue of the Week is Beauden Barrett. The All Blacks win against Los Pumas but is BB still the one? The Wallabies and Springboks draw but offer few clues on their progress. This week’s show brought to you by RUGBYPASS FANTASY – get your team in to win a great prize. Issue of the week brought to you by Strike. Leaders in mobile phone cradles for vehicles. 4K UHD VIDEO WALL BY SAMSUNG. To download audio file directly to […]

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  • RuggaMatrix International 253 – Wallabies Above Criticism

    Are the Wallabies too sensitive to criticism? The Rugby Championship resumes – will the All Blacks thrash Los Pumas, can the Wallabies stop South Africa’s winning run? The Force lose in court but where’s the detail from from the ARU? This week’s show brought to you by RUGBYPASS FANTASY – get your team in to win a great prize. Issue of the week brought to you by Strike. Leaders in mobile phone cradles for vehicles. 4K UHD VIDEO WALL BY […]

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  • RuggaMatrix International 252 – Are the Wallabies back after All Blacks Thriller?

    The Wallabies push the All Blacks to the brink restoring pride in the gold jersey. But in the end the Wallabies have lost another Bledisloe series so does coach Cheika deserve a reprieve? The Springboks in all red brush aside Los Pumas and now set their sights on Australia. We also look at the Women’s World Cup and Shute Shield final. This week’s show brought to you by RUGBYPASS FANTASY – get your team in to win a great prize. […]

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  • RuggaMatrix International 251 – Time to Go

    We’ve had enough … after the Wallabies were embarrassed in game one of The Rugby Championship. Should there be a coaching clean-out in the wake of the All Blacks big win? The panel doesn’t hold back. The Springboks beat the Pumas, more Western Force rebellion and the Women’s World Cup. This week’s show brought to you by RUGBYPASS FANTASY – get your team in to win a great prize. Issue of the week brought to you by Strike .Leaders in […]

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  • RuggaMatrix International 250 – The Rugby Championship preview with Australia in Crisis

    Will the ARU crisis make the Wallabies job even harder against the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship/Bledisloe Cup opener? What now for the Western Force and the ARU? Will the Springboks improve on their French series win by accounting for the Pumas? That and a lot more including the Women’s Rugby World Cup and Steve Hansen’s ‘film’ debut? LOL. This week’s show brought to you by RUGBYPASS FANTASY – get your team in to win a great prize. Issue […]

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  • Diatribe 4 – If Michael Cheika was Donald Trump of Rugby (If?)

    Diatribe 4 – If Michael Cheika was Donald Trump of Rugby (If?)

    We’re at a press conference…… Michael walks in ….. CHEIKA: What a crowd. (APPLAUSE) CHEIKA: And just so you know there aren’t too many people protesting the Wallabies or ARU, OK. That I can tell you. (APPLAUSE) Well, I’m thrilled to be back in New Zealand, in the great area of Christchurch, in the face of our opposition. We’ve done so well here this year. Sometimes it’s a shaky start…. (APPLAUSE), (Rapture over the excellent joke) With so many thousands […]

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  • Mongrel dogs do not run in a pack

    Mongrel dogs do not run in a pack

    The Wallabies were pummeled and their defence and reputation shredded in around 40 minutes of action in Bledisloe game one. Down 40-6 at halftime before a late rally closed the gap to 20 points, the team looked lost and clearly lacked cohesion. Despite what appeared some obvious structural issues, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika called out ‘doubt’ in his players as the issue. Other experts don’t agree. Wallabies legend Michael Lynagh was angry about the ‘schoolboy’ skill levels, while former Brumbies coach […]

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  • Diatribe 3

    Diatribe 3

    The Elephant in the Room Cheika…. Good lord. Could it get worse? Is he trying to fail in order to take over the ARU completely? Is this a greater conspiracy? Are the Wallabies really that bad? Stick with the defensive patterns as they are? It’s all attitude? The All Blacks went to sleep 40 points up and we are happy that we scored some soft tries? Kurtley Beale gets an award for the best loser in a losing team?? What […]

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  • Diatribe 2

    Diatribe 2

    Western Force The farce just had to come to this conclusion. “Let’s get rid of the Force, it’s much better to have Rugby in Melbourne”. Never mind the flow of Wallabies that have started to flow into Australias international stocks out of this system. Never mind the financial and public support that they get in the City of “Where the hell is Perth again??” Certainly living over here gives one a decent perspective on living remotely and as a 7th […]

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  • Diatribe 1

    Diatribe 1

      Here we are at the end of the Super Rugby Season looking at a final between a Team that looks South African but is Kiwi and one that Looks Kiwi but is South African. The Crusaders have a brutal big pack and live off defence, the Lions have a fast mobile large pack, great backs and they live of dynamic open play. What has happened? It’s good to see of course as the competition needs something to smile about. […]

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  • Gatland’s gamble shifts focus from pack pressure

    Gatland’s gamble shifts focus from pack pressure

    Warren Gatland’s big gamble appears to be to put more pressure on his team by trading individual power for creativity in the backline. But in the end, rugby is a simple game. Let’s check out the teams and make sure you post your thoughts in the comments below: ALL BLACKS v LIONS, Second Test, who to keep an eye on. All Blacks: I Dagg; W Naholo, A Lienert-Brown, S B Williams, R Ioane; B Barrett, A Smith; J Moody, C Taylor, O Franks, […]

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