Tuesdays Rugby Information
Women and Gents right here is all of the information that’s match to print, effectively that’s not true, right here is all of the information that BLL thinks is match to print. I.E. Extra about what I care about than anybody else. In order typical for you Waratah’s followers, we may have F$%^ all.
Cup half full or half empty. Or Twice as massive because it must be!
There have been many articles and plenty of commentary in regards to the outcomes of the Australian SR groups after the weekend Horribulus. So shut and but to this point! However whatever the sentiments, we misplaced 5 from 5. They’re the details, and they’re undisputed!
There are numerous mitigations (learn excuses) that we will use, however the actuality is, we didn’t measure up. Some would say the Brumbies and Drive went shut, however as my outdated gaffer used to say “Shut is a lingerie store with no window!”
So what do now we have to do to form up? Effectively BLL’s detailed evaluation (learn into that I watched all of the video games while ingesting copious quantities of moonshine), our pace to the breakdown is nowhere close to as quick because the Kiwi’s, notably in assault. They appear to have gamers in numbers on the break-down as quickly as their man is tackled, permitting for very quick ball, and the power to be over the benefit line constantly.
The opposite uber detailed piece of research (NOT) is how shortly the Kiwi’s transition to counter-attack. From the second the ball is turned over they’re arduous at it and making severe yardage, shortly. While I’ve no stats to again this up, this was positively my Mabo, structure, simply the vibe that I bought watching these video games. to listen to what the remainder of you GAGR’s take into consideration the a fore talked about matter.
Defence is not only someplace indecisive folks sit!
This weekend’s first spherical of SRTT had Aussie groups conceding on common 6 tries per recreation. The Brumbies and the Reds, who this yr demonstrated very sturdy defensive patterns, had been left in tatters. The Wara-turnstiles, oops I meant Waratahs, had been amazingly dangerous in defence. The Drive had been in all probability the one Aus group to point out a powerful resolve in D for the match period. With a majority of Australian groups lacking shut to twenty% of their tackles, is it time for the groups to work on their primary tackling method and defensive constructions? Or is that this simply the Aussie groups adapting to the a lot quicker tempo of the Kiwi (learn sheep fornicators) recreation.
With stats like these the Defensive coaches are going to finish up with much less hair than Kojak, which continues to be greater than me!
Kieran Learn Declares Retirement
That outdated battle horse and tormentor of Australian rugby followers all over the place has formally introduced his retirement from skilled rugby. At present, plying his commerce with Toyota Verblitz within the Japanese Prime league the large No. 8 acknowledged “I’m wanting ahead to returning to New Zealand and spending time with my household!” With 127 caps for the Darkness, with 52 as Captain, and 4 Tremendous Rugby Championships with the Darkish Saders, Kieran Reid will probably be a giant loss for the Kiwi’s. We want him all the most effective.
Regardless of our mocking and bagging of our neighbours throughout the ‘dutch’, KR was a unbelievable servant to the sport, and to New Zealand as a complete, a unbelievable participant and an awesome captain. Take pleasure in retirement, and I’m positive we will probably be seeing him once more in some new guise on the rugby circuit.
Get your Tickets
Tickets will go on sale at 0900 (QLD time – as a result of the time in the remainder of Aus doesn’t matter) for the Cheese Consuming Give up Monkey’s (France for anybody that couldn’t work out the pun) Tour of Aus. The primary take a look at is on the SCG on Wednesday the seventh July, then AAMI Park in Melb for Saturday the thirteenth, with the Finale occurring at Lang Park (Suncorp Stadium – for all you fashionable of us) on Saturday the twentieth.
The Queensland recreation may have the Wallaroos enjoying the precursor, after they face Manusina, the Samoan Nationwide Girls’s XVs facet. A double header blockbuster. I feel we should always organise a GAGR occasion. Come on up from the colder bleaker southern states for the nice and cozy Qld winter, put the chaff bag on and have a couple of drinkies then head to the bottom for an awesome double header. Who’s up for that?
The Kiwi’s Tour the Pacific
While the Wob’s form up towards the French, the Kiwi’s are up for a tour of the Pacific. Their first recreation is on the third of July in Auckland towards Tonga, after which again to again towards the mighty Fijian’s on July 10 and 17 in Dunedin and Hamilton.
These matches are to make up for the initially schedule matches towards Italy that needed to be cancelled because of the Panda Flu outbreak. Rattling these Panda’s!