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The Drawing Board – End of year tour review

December 7, 2012 Leave a comment

A stunning victory by England over world champions New Zealand and seven tries from Ireland against Argentina were two rare high points for the home nations in the November internationals against the visitors from the south. Read more…

The Punt #61

September 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Tomo wins again! He’s on a roll, and headed for first place. Everyone else is drifting… who can find form? Something, please!

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The Punt #58

Last week both Matt and David cashed in, with the former moving away from negative figures and the latter closing the gap between third and second. Is anyone going to win big? See where we’re spending our cash inside.

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The Drawing Board (24/08/2012)

August 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Hello and welcome to Who’s Playing Who?’s weekly rugby blog. This week saw the start of the new Rugby Championship tournament with Argentina making their long awaited debut in a major international competition. This week’s action has taken its toll, with the Wallabies (David Pocock), Springboks (Bismarck du Plessis) and Pumas (Juan Martin Hernandez) suffering long term injuries. It will remain to be seen how much the teams miss their respective stars. Read more…

The Punt #57

We’ve had a few weeks off, but we’re back with a slew of options this weekend. Where are the team spending their cash? Head on inside to find out.

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The Drawing Board (17/08/2012)

August 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Welcome to Who’s Playing Who?’s weekly rugby blog. This week sees the start of something new. This week sees the launch of the Rugby Championship, which replaces the old Tri – Nations. The Pumas (Argentina) will be making their long overdue entry into a top line competition, joining the Springboks, All Blacks and Wallabies to form the toughest competition in the world. There will be a huge travel factor in this competition. Read more…

The Monday Wrap – 17/10/11

October 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Again another massive weekend of sport, and another weekend of disappointing results for Australia (unfortunately). In this week’s Monday Wrap – The Wallabies are out of the World Cup, the Kangaroos dominated the Kiwis in the rugby league, Australia’s tour of South Africa got underway, and much more. Read more…

The Monday Wrap – 10/10/11

October 10, 2011 Leave a comment

The Monday Wrap returns following a massive weekend of sport, and one enthused (by sport), yet heavily bored (by other things) author. Trying not to miss anything I’ll take a look at the return of the A-League, the Champions League Twenty20 finals, the Rugby World Cup quarter finals (although I’ll leave the main analysis to our man on the ground and the best in the business Shippy) as well as  the battle for Brookvale version two. All that and more in The Monday Wrap! Read more…

David does RWC – Days 15, 16 and 17

September 30, 2011 1 comment

The 2011 Rugby World Cup is well under way in New Zealand, and we’ve sent our Chief Rugby Analyst David Shipton along to cover the entire tournament for us (well… not really. He lives there.)

RWC Days 15, 16 and 17

The RWC has been chugging along quite nicely so far. There was a lot of talk in the build up to the RWC as to if New Zealand would be able to host a good RWC. There were fears that that the All Blacks would be the only team supported and that the other teams really would not get a look in. However, most of the crowds (the majority kiwis) have really gotten behind other teams and have really decided to adopt a second team.  It has been really enjoyable to watch on the TV/Fan Zone. I will be, however, travel up to Auckland to watch to South Africa v Samoa game (watch for me in the crowd) and will give you an update on facilities there.

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David does RWC – Day 3

September 12, 2011 2 comments

The 2011 Rugby World Cup is under way in New Zealand, and we’ve sent our Chief Rugby Analyst David Shipton along to cover the entire tournament for us (well… not really. He lives there.)

RWC Day 3

The Rugby World Cup (RWC) powered through its third day of matches, with many more fascinating games on offer. The thing that I am really enjoying about the RWC is the fact that the minnows are putting up a good performance at most of the games. They are generally playing really well for at least 60 minutes of the games, before eventually succumbing to more experienced and better sides.  It has been good to see them put up a fight though, and not get thrashed. It would be nice though to see a side put together an 80 minute performance.   Read more…

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