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Super Rugby Preview – Special Drawing Board Edition

February 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Hello and welcome to our 2013 Super Rugby preview. Super rugby starts early this year, and will take on a slightly different format as a consequence.  The reason for this is that the Australian teams need to accommodate the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia during the mid-year break.

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Ruben’s Rant #1

August 31, 2012 Leave a comment

As avid listeners of the podcast would know we have a new team member here at Who’s Playing Who, with NZ NRL correspondent Ruben Norris joining the team. Read more…

The Drawing Board (29/06/2012)

Hello and welcome to Who’s Playing Who?’s weekly rugby blog. This week has seen the conclusion of the northern hemisphere’s tour of the southern hemisphere.  This also concluded the first ever break in Super Rugby history. Super rugby will be making a return this week, with most teams still desperate for points as the log remains quite jammed. Read more…

The Drawing Board (23/06/2012)

Welcome to Who’s Playing Who?’s weekly rugby blog. This week saw round two of the northern hemisphere tours to the southern hemisphere. The ledger still stands at 2 wins to the north, and 8 to the southern sides. However, this does not paint the whole picture of the weekend, as the difference between the sides wasn’t that great. The scorelines were often quite tight, with the games only really being decided in the dying moments of the game. Read more…

The Drawing Board (15/6/2012)

Hello and welcome to Who’s Playing Who?’s weekly rugby blog. This week saw the first ever break in Super Rugby history for the internationals. So not that many games played over the weekend, but they were high quality none the less. The northern hemisphere teams are currently undertaking tours of each of the southern hemisphere countries, which is a step in the right direction for me. This allows for more drama to unfold during the course of the series, and gives teams a chance to work each other out over a few weeks. Well done whoever had the foresight to bring these back. Read more…

Wallabies team to play Scotland

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has named five debutants to face Scotland in Newcastle on Tuesday night. Read more…

The Drawing Board (31/05/12)

Hello and welcome to Who’s Playing Who?’s weekly rugby blog. This is turning out to be a really tight season. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, some teams (namely the Hurricanes, Reds, Sharks and Waratahs) needed to act quick to reign in the leaders, and three of them have. This has caused the log to become so tight, that one loss could send you spiralling down the ladder. I’m almost a bit disappointed now that the June internationals are coming, as I would have loved to have seen how some of these teams handled the pressure. Read more…

The Drawing Board (25/05/12)

Hello and welcome to Who’s Playing Who?’s weekly rugby blog. This last week has seen a tightening of the gap between the chasing pack and those in playoff positions. There were several upsets during the round that brought the bunch closer, along with creating several changes at both ends of the table. The closeness of this competition has brought high tv audiences, along with increased spectators at the games. Read more…

The Drawing Board (18/05/12)

Hello and welcome to Who’s Playing Who?’s weekly rugby blog. This week saw the cat thrown amongst the pigeons, with the race for playoff spots now a lot tighter than in previous weeks. There were several key results over the weekend, which enabled several of the stragglers to catch up.  This should be a key phase for most teams, as the build-up to the June international break begins. Read more…

The Drawing Board (04/05)

Hello and welcome to Who’s Playing Who?’s weekly rugby blog. This week saw the development of a bit of a gap emerging between the top teams and the rest. The Crusaders, who lie in 6th place, have now opened a six point gap over the Sharks. This is beginning to look tough for some teams to qualify for the top six, whilst others need to get a move on in order to keep their seasons alive. This could be a potentially deciding weekend in a few teams’ hopes. Bring on the desperation. Read more…

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