Thursday, 23 October 2014

Wallabies End of Year European Tour 2014 Tipping and Betting Guide

Now that the Wallabies coaching dramas are behind them (yeah right), the Kurtley Beale saga is settling down (yeah right), ARU administration concerns are over (yeah sure) and all inside camp Wallaby is love, peace and mung beans (possible, not really) all eyes turn towards Europe where things can be made good again and the dramas of 2014 can be consigned to the wheelie bin of history (the one with the red lid, you certainly wouldn't want to recycle any of that garbage).

So there's plenty to play for for the men in gold but also plenty of interest for punters and tipsters with an eye for a bargain. The annus horribilis means the Wallabies are probably on the nose so it's likely they're generally going to be good value. But how good? This tipping and betting guide is your ticket to riches...

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Wallabies Dodge Bullets On and Off Field

Phew, that was close. For a moment there it looked like the Wallabies were a settled team singing from the same hymn book with an inspiring coach, an impressive string of victories and a fawning public becoming comfortable with the concept of a potential World Cup victory.

Fortunately it took all of about a week and a half for those illusions to be shattered, and now we can look forward to some good old fashioned desperation.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Best crowd sledge ever? A National Rugby Championship Match Report

The Rolling Maul has been taking it easy since the end of the Super Rugby and reverted to just being a normal Rugby enthusiast, watching games live and on TV and just generally basking in what was a honeymoon period for Australian Rugby up until the All Blacks came along and ruined it for everyone.

Fortunately, the National Rugby Championship has provided some ongoing sanity in amongst the Wallaby carnage. Score blow outs aside and the dismal performance of the local team the Sydney Stars notwithstanding, it's been a largely high-spirited and willing competition even if the defence has left a bit to be desired.

So yesterday the Rolling Maul packed up the family and headed out by tram to Leichhardt Oval to watch the Stars take on their country cousins the Charles Sturt University New South Wales Country Eagles. Seriously, that's what the ground announcer called them every time.