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    Just For Fun: Al Baxter On A Life in the Front Row

    By Paul Cook Part One – Best of the Rest, The Wallabies and ‘That Game’ When the NSW Waratahs forwards pack down for their first scrum of the 2012 Super Rugby season in a little under a month’s time, they will be missing a significant amount of the intellectual property and experience they have had at their disposal in recent years. When Al Baxter decided to hang up his boots at the end of the 2011 season, New South Wales […]

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  • All Blacks the Best Regardless

    All Blacks the Best Regardless

    By Djuro Sen Although my wallet is hoping France wins tonight’s World Cup final (the French are paying $8.25) the rest of me is barracking for New Zealand. Through weight of numbers the Kiwis deserve to win – they have an all time success rate of 75% and under Graham Henry 85%. They’ve swept all opposition in this tournament, including a comprehensive shutout of Australia. The All Blacks play the game for all conditions and they do more than anyone […]

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  • Ireland Now No.1

    Ireland Now No.1

    By now you may have noticed that we’ve made a few changes. We’ve moved servers and we’re using a new Content Management System and the hard work of backdating our content has begun. We don’t have complete stats for the site from the beginning but from the last 80 000 downloads we can tell you that Ireland is now our top country. The USA had dominated until now. But we are a global show so thanks to everyone around the […]

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  • Welcome Back Rob! – Wallaby Centre Makes His Return

    Welcome Back Rob! – Wallaby Centre Makes His Return

    It may not have been the sort of comeback written in the stars – solid if unspectacular would be the best description – but Rob Horne’s return to competitive rugby was good enough to have Robbie Deans and Wallaby fans everywhere nervously anticipating the 21yr old centres availability for the upcoming World Cup. Horne completed eighty minutes for his club side Southern Districts on Saturday in what was his first hit-out since re-injuring a previously damaged elbow in Round Three […]

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  • George Smith and author Rupert Guinness - Image by Djuro Sen

    The Best We’ve Seen

    By Djuro Sen George Smith’s biography was released today – written by Rupert Guinness. Both men I know well, but after reading the book, I realised there was a lot more I didn’t know about George Smith.He is the best player I’ve ever seen. This is a totally subjective opinion, of course, but an opinion – I’m happy to say – shared by many of the players who played with him over a brilliant international career. George was never a […]

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  • Danny Cipriani: Rebel With A Cause Célèbre

    Danny Cipriani: Rebel With A Cause Célèbre

    By Paul Cook It’s been a helter skelter journey being Danny Cipriani this year – nothing unusual there you might say – but his first season Down Under has been particularly eventful given the fact that part of the reasoning behind his move to the other side of the world was to get out of the goldfish bowl of London life and away from the incessant spotlight. His tenure with the fledgling Melbourne Rebels in the Super Rugby tournament got […]

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