Friday, 31 May 2013

Prediction Time - Wallabies vs Lions

It's not the place of the Rolling Maul to predict results or scores. That's the role of other media outlets that take themselves way too seriously or claim to have some authority when it comes to all things Rugby. Indeed, given the Rolling Maul's track record in tipping competitions and the moths in the wallet as a result of failed sports betting attempts, that's probably not such a bad thing.

So with the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia about to kick off in Hong Kong (let's face it, there's a buck to be made here and anyone who's wistfully thinking of this tour as some sort of romantic throwback is kidding themselves) the Rolling Maul is looking at the bigger picture. Or maybe the smaller one. Whatever it is, it has some artistic worth, and for that reason reason The Rolling Maul has 10 predictions to make about the upcoming tour:

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

10 Observations From The Waratahs vs Brumbies Match

The Rolling Maul attends more than a few Waratahs home games each season, but for some reason, last Saturday night's Tahs vs Brumbies match at the old Olympic Stadium generated it's more than fair share of observations. Here they are:

Friday, 17 May 2013

A Melbourne Rebel Fan's International Folly

The Rolling Maul's Melbourne (and token Rebels fan) correspondent reports on his first international assignment; to follow his team to Auckland last weekend. Here's his report...
Note: the views contained in this report are those of the writer only and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Rolling Maul, unless they are particularly funny, in which case they were edits made by The Rolling Maul.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Collective Name Needed For Waratahs Fans

A sporting team isn't a sporting team unless its fans have a collective noun. Just imagine Ferrari without the Tifosi, the English Cricket Team without The Barmy Army, the Green Bay Packers without the Cheeseheads or soccer without hooligans. They add colour, passion and, in the case of soccer, flares and occasionally violence. But it's good, and potentially even inspirational, for the team to see the organised craziness in the cheap seats. It's occasionally also profitable.

So whichever way you look at it, it's time for Waratahs fans to get organised - and get a name.