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The Drawing Board (27/04)

Hello and welcome to Who’s Playing Who?’s weekly rugby blog. Apologies for last week, time seemed to have gotten the better of me. This week again promises to be an intriguing one as there is a bit of a breakaway group forming at the top, but they are still within sight of the chasing bunch. There are some important matchups this week, as teams look to pick up valuable points in the lead up to the international break. Read more…

The Drawing Board (12/4/12)

Welcome to Who’s Playing Who?’s weekly rugby blog. Another week goes by and another round of action continues in this year’s Super Rugby competition. The shops may have been closed for Easter, but the rugby continued unabated.  The general trend of this competition continued, with close matches and few genuine thrashings. Of concern is that the new conference system is not promoting the best teams into playoff contention. My concern is based on the fact that the best Australian side (the Brumbies on 19 points) would not be in the top 6 if it was done under the previous system. However, there is a long way to go in this competition and this may correct itself.  It is still interesting to note though, that the Australian conference is not as strong as it was last year. Granted that the Brumbies, Reds and Waratahs are still right in the mix of things, they are failing to consistently beat South African and New Zealand sides. To back this up with some stats, they have lost 10 out of the 14 matches played against foreign teams. This will need to be addressed quickly by the Australian teams if they want to be in contention come playoff time. Read more…

The Drawing Board – Rugby World Cup Pool Preview (1/9/11)

September 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Welcome to the Drawing Board, Who’s Playing Who?’s one stop rugby shop. Not long now until the rugby World Cup starts and already the first couple of teams have started to arrive. Fiji were the first to enter these shores, but their rugby chief will not be allowed into New Zealand due to political reasons. The English have also arrived and were greeted by a crowd of over 100 people. All teams that arrive are greeted with a traditional Maori welcome. Here is some news to get us started. Read more…

NRL Round 24/AFL Round 22/EPL Gameweek 2 Megatips

August 18, 2011 1 comment

Time for… MEGATIPS. Plenty happening this week, as we head into the second round of the EPL. No matches have been called off this time around, which is always a good thing. It’s ‘Exercise Your Mood’ Round in the NRL, while in the AFL, we can probably just assume that Port Adelaide are going to lose again. Let’s go! Read more…

NRL Team Lists – Round 24

It is the Exercise Your Mood Round in support of mental health, but more importantly it is another of the Glory Bound Rounds, with now only 10 sides a realistic chance of making the finals. That could be cut to the final eight this week, and with some big ins and outs, the teams named will have a significant impact on that. Read on to get all the latest team news and expert views! Read more…

NRL Round 23/AFL Round 21/EPL Gameweek 1 Megatips

Time for… MEGATIPS. This week, we welcome back the EPL from the summer break. It’s time for the wallets to be put away (until January, that is) and for the new signings for each side to get out onto the pitch and start earning those millions. Matt and Tomo were tied for first in EPL tipping last season, and they’re here to defend the title. The NRL continues, as does the AFL… we’re getting closer to the finals, and teams are starting to find themselves in must-win situations. Read on to find out who we’re backing this weekend! Read more…

NRL Round 21/AFL Round 19 Megatips

It’s your favourite post of the week… MEGATIPS! The Glory Bound rounds continue in the NRL, with plenty of sides still a chance to crack the top eight. Places in the bottom half of the AFL top eight are still very much up for grabs… Who are we tipping? After 100% from everyone in the AFL last week, we’re looking good for the run into the finals! Read more…

NRL Team Lists – Round 21

The Glory Bound Rounds continue in Round 21, and after a great weekend of footy last week, the standards are set pretty high for this round. There are also some big ins and outs, so check out the team lists below for the changes and expert comments from Adrian and Chief NRL Analyst Matt.  Read more…

Podcast- Series 3 Episode 9

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This week on the podcast, the crew take a look at the Wallabies’ loss at the hands of Samoa, and what it means for the rest of the year for Robbie Deans’ men. We also discuss Le Tour de France, and whether Cadel Evans can finally take out the race. There’s all the usual NRL and AFL previews, as well as the return of a much loved segment, plus we discover why Tomo has become essentially the most popular man in Christchurch. All that and more on this week’s episode… get listening!

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NRL Round 18/AFL Round 16/Super Rugby Final Megatips

Time for… MEGATIPS. The fallout from Origin Game III means this weekend’s NRL action will be chaotic- who will drop out? How will this affect who wins? The AFL has its own multi-bye round, with just the seven matches being played. And finally, Super Rugby reaches its peak, with the final being contested between the Reds and Crusaders. Who do the WPW experts think will take this one out? Read on to see who is being backed across all three codes! Read more…

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