Thursday, 26 July 2012

2012 Australian Super Rugby Team Of the Year

It's that time of year again when the Rolling Maul sorts the chaff from the wheat to come up with its team of those Australian Super Rugby players who contributed least to their team's plight. Given the dour plight of pretty much all the Australian teams this year it took a massive effort to be noticed as being especially incompetent, injured or absent. Yet these players managed it:

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Thank God It's Over

It’s hard enough being a Waratahs supporter at the best of times (actually, it's uncertain if the Waratahs have ever had one of those), but right now is as low as the Rolling Maul can remember the Waratahs ever going, and that’s saying something as they’ve made mediocrity an art form (and the Rolling Maul should know as Waratahs failure has been a constant source of content).

Monday, 9 July 2012

Exclusive: Interview with James O'Connor's Hair

James O'Connor's hair in scruffier times
James O'Connor has been struggling with injuries this season but it's given him time to concentrate on grooming his first true love, his hair. In this exclusive interview, The Rolling Maul managed to catch O'Connor's hair in between speaking appointments. Here, it shares a few thoughts, reflects upon its upbringing and voices its hopes and concerns for the future:

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Brumbies Have Peaked - Maybe

The Rolling Maul was pretty spot-on the first time these two teams went round this season. Using the patented Overrated - Underrated method, the Rolling Maul predicted a tight match in which ultimately the Brumbies would win fairly comfortably. And so it proved.

Now that the system has been proven to work, it's time to give it another spin so we can find out if the Waratahs are laying a platform for 2013 or will continue their annus horrobilis. Likewise for the Brumbies, they may be leading the Australian conference but if you believe the critics of Australian Rugby (apparently there's a couple) that's nothing to write home about.