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The Wallabies enjoyed an unprecedented period of success in the and while the Brumbies were dominant Super franchise – and at the forefront of both teams’ success was a gangly fullback/five-eighth with an insane kitbag of skills. Early 2000s, 1990s, Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, Team S, Period, Success, Australia, Sports

CBS Legends: Stephen Larkham - Commentary Box Sports

The Wallabies enjoyed an unprecedented period of success in the late-1990s and early-2000s, while the Brumbies were Australia’s dominant Super Rugby franchise – and at the forefront of both teams’ success was a gangly fullback/five-eighth with an insane kitbag of skills. A rising star for the Canberra-based Brumbies in the fledgling Super 12 competition, Larkham … Continue reading "CBS LEGENDS: STEPHEN LARKHAM"

Although his tally of 22 Tests is relatively modest by modern standards, Wayne ‘Buck’ Shelford is regarded as one of the toughest, most uncompromising All Blacks of all time. These traits were never better exemplified than when he played on with a torn scrotum in a Test against France, but the No.8 enforcer was more accustomed to doling out punishment than receiving it. #rugby #rugbyunion #australian Australian Rugby Players, Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, All Blacks, Throwback Thursday, Kos, Sports, Lovers, France

Throwback Thursday: 'Buck' Shelford KO's Welshman - Rugby - Commentary Box Sports

Although his tally of 22 Tests is relatively modest by modern standards, Wayne ‘Buck’ Shelford is regarded as one of the toughest, most uncompromising All Blacks of all time. These traits were never better exemplified than when he played on with a torn scrotum in a Test against France, but the No.8 enforcer was more … Continue reading "THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘BUCK’ SHELFORD KO’s WELSHMAN"

Throwback Thursday this week goes back to a time when both the Brumbies and Red. Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, Throwback Thursday, Red S, Finals, Sports, Top, Hs Sports, Sport

Throwback Thursday: Larkham Thwarts Reds On The Bell - Rugby - Commentary Box Sports

Throwback Thursday this week goes back to a time when both the Brumbies and Reds were considered Super Rugby heavyweights, with the Brumbies’ 38-32 win in the penultimate round of 2000 confirming their place at the top of the Super 12 standings and ultimately wrecking the Reds’ finals hopes. The Reds seemed destined to keep their season … Continue reading "THROWBACK THURSDAY: LARKHAM THWARTS REDS ON THE BELL"

Raelene Castle has resigned from her position as Chief Executive and will finish with the Bulldogs at the end of the 2017 Football season. National Rugby League, Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, Football Season, Castle, Chief Executive, Bulldogs, Box, Sports

Castle Named New CEO Of Australian Rugby - Commentary Box Sports

Via ARU Media Highly-regarded sports administrator Raelene Castle has today been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Rugby Australia. The former Chief Executive Officer of National Rugby League club Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Netball New Zealand will begin in the role January 2018 following the resignation of Bill Pulver in August. Rugby Australia Chairman, Cameron Clyne said … Continue reading "CASTLE NAMED NEW CEO OF AUSTRALIAN RUGBY"

Raelene Castle has resigned from her position as Chief Executive and will finish with the Bulldogs at the end of the 2017 Football season. National Rugby League, Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, Football Season, Castle, Chief Executive, Bulldogs, Box, Sports

Castle Named New CEO Of Australian Rugby - Commentary Box Sports

Via ARU Media Highly-regarded sports administrator Raelene Castle has today been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Rugby Australia. The former Chief Executive Officer of National Rugby League club Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Netball New Zealand will begin in the role January 2018 following the resignation of Bill Pulver in August. Rugby Australia Chairman, Cameron Clyne said … Continue reading "CASTLE NAMED NEW CEO OF AUSTRALIAN RUGBY"

Freakishly gifted, Larkham’s deft ball-playing skill and elusive running were unique. This gem comes from the latter stages of his career for – a spectacular solo try against Les Bleus in in Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, Throwback Thursday, Brisbane, Basketball Court, Career, Australia, France, Running

Throwback Thursday: Larkham Blitzes France - Commentary Box Sports

It’s been way too long since we frothed over Stephen Larkham’s brilliance, so here’s one of his best for Throwback Thursday. Freakishly gifted, Larkham’s deft ball-playing skill and elusive running were unique. This gem comes from the latter stages of his 102-Test career for Australia – a spectacular 70-metre solo try against Les Bleus in Brisbane … Continue reading "THROWBACK THURSDAY: LARKHAM BLITZES FRANCE"

It’s hard to believe it has already been two years since we lost rugby icon . Too Good Tuesday relives one of our favourite memories of the giant winger. Jonah Lomu, Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, Tough As Nails, Tuesday, Lost, Memories, Sports, Memoirs

Too Good Tuesday: Lomu's Chip-and-chase Try - Rugby - Commentary Box Sports

It’s hard to believe it has already been two years since we lost rugby icon Jonah Lomu. Too Good Tuesday relives one of our favourite memories of the giant winger. Lomu created a legend by trampling over the top of opponents or motoring around them with blinding speed that belied his enormous frame – although … Continue reading "TOO GOOD TUESDAY: LOMU’S CHIP-AND-CHASE TRY"

Bitter rivals at the best of times, the tension between the nations has ramped up over the past 12 months courtesy of Australia’s thumping of England to send the humiliated hosts packing from the 2015 World Cup. Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, Bitter, 12 Months, World Cup, The Past, Packing, England, Australia

CBS Top 5: Wallabies v England Tests - Commentary Box Sports

The Wallabies are looking to keep their unbeaten streak alive and cap a 2017 revival with the prized scalp of England at Twickenham this weekend. Bitter rivals at the best of times, the tension between the nations has ramped up over the past 12 months courtesy of Australia’s 33-13 thumping of England to send the humiliated … Continue reading "CBS TOP 5: WALLABIES v ENGLAND TESTS"

The proud rugby nations have clashed 40 times previously, with the Wallabies winning Wales just 10 and one match drawn. Australia has won the last 10 straight, while Wales have notched just two wins in the last 25 encounters. Rugby Nations, Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, Throwback Thursday, Wales, Australia, Sports, Hs Sports, Welsh Country

CBS Top 5: Wallabies v Wales Tests - Rugby - Commentary Box Sports

After accounting for Japan, Australia face Wales in the first Test of the three-week British Spring Tour jaunt on Sunday morning (AEDT). The proud rugby nations have clashed 40 times previously, with the Wallabies winning 29, Wales just 10 and one match drawn. Australia has won the last 10 straight, while Wales have notched just two … Continue reading "CBS TOP 5: WALLABIES v WALES TESTS"

The Storyline: The Crusaders are renowned for starting the season slow but have kicked off 2017 with a start. The Blues are having an identity crisis and have axed their flyhalf Ihaia West for Piers Francis for some more stability in the playmaker role. Rugby Union Teams, Match Schedule, Super Rugby, Blue V, Crusaders, Stability, Conference, Sports, Identity

Super Rugby 2018 Schedule Revealed - Commentary Box Sports

Via SANZAAR SANZAAR has announced the match schedule for the restructured 2018 Super Rugby tournament that comprises a 15-team three-conference format. SANZAAR Committed to new Super Rugby tournament South Africa Conference to kick-off season Sunwolves to play in Australian Conference 120 regular season matches Each team plays 16 matches [8 home and 8 away] and … Continue reading "SUPER RUGBY 2018 SCHEDULE REVEALED"

Turns out Dane Coles is not the only in New Zealand rugby with more than line-out throwing skills and hooking ability in their kitbag. Rugby Highlights, Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Sports, Hs Sports, Sport

Kiwi Hookers Dominate Rugby Highlight Reels - Commentary Box Sports

Turns out Dane Coles is not the only No.2 in New Zealand rugby with more than line-out throwing skills and hooking ability in their kitbag. A pair of hookers scored unforgettable long-range solo tries on the domestic scene over the weekend. Asafo Aumua even diverted some of the attention away from the All Blacks’ record-breaking … Continue reading "KIWI HOOKERS DOMINATE RUGBY HIGHLIGHT REELS"

Western Australian of the Year, Mr Andrew Forrest AO, today revealed plans to reinstate Australia as the world rugby leader and enhance the country’s opportunity to win the Rugby World Cup in Japan Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, Rugby World Cup, Opportunity, Competition, Australia, Japan, How To Plan, Country

Forrest Announces Indo Pacific Competition Plans - Rugby - Commentary Box Sports

Western Australian of the Year, Mr Andrew Forrest AO, today revealed plans to reinstate Australia as the world rugby leader and enhance the country’s opportunity to win the Rugby World Cup in Japan 2019. The Chairman of Minderoo Group said today that IPRC’s offer to collaborate with the ARU will also provide the significant resources … Continue reading "FORREST ANNOUNCES INDO PACIFIC COMPETITION PLANS"

Despite scoring six tries to one, the All Blacks were pushed harder than expected by Argentina in New Plymouth on Saturday, eventually winning via a late surge. Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, All Blacks, Plymouth, Sports, Argentina, Hs Sports, Sport

Vaea Fifita's Stunning Starting Debut - Rugby - Commentary Box Sports

Despite scoring six tries to one, the All Blacks were pushed harder than expected by Argentina in New Plymouth on Saturday, eventually winning 39-22 via a late surge. But the undisputed talking point post-match was the blockbusting performance by blindside flanker Vaea Fifita in his first Test start for New Zealand. The Tonga-born 25-year-old – … Continue reading "VAEA FIFITA’S STUNNING FIRST TEST START"

The Wallabies showed encouraging signs of turning their fortunes around in a heartbreaking loss to the All Blacks in Dunedin on Saturday, with their vastly-improved backline playing a major role in the upswing. Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, All Blacks, Rugby World Cup, Looking Back, Turning, Highlights, Signs, Sports

Wallaby Backline Highlights 1991 to 1998 - Part 2 of 9

A look back at highlights of the Wallabies back line play over time including the 1991 Rugby World Cup win - part 2 of 9 - part 3 here http://www.youtube.com...

A Bledisloe Cup contest fit to rank with all the great tussles between Australia and New Zealand was played out in Dunedin on Saturday before the All Blacks claimed a Investec Rugby Championship win three minutes from time. Rugby Union Teams, Rugby Championship, Super Rugby, All Blacks, Black Media, New Zealand, Australia, Fitness, Sports

Wallabies Edged At The Death In Brilliant Bledisloe - Rugby - Commentary Box Sports

Via All Blacks Media A Bledisloe Cup contest fit to rank with all the great tussles between Australia and New Zealand was played out in Dunedin on Saturday before the All Blacks claimed a 35-29 Investec Rugby Championship win three minutes from time. It was an effort that called on all the resources of the … Continue reading "WALLABIES EDGED AT THE DEATH IN BRILLIANT BLEDISLOE"

The Storyline: The All Blacks have one hand on the Bledisloe after dismantling t. Rugby Union Teams, Super Rugby, All Blacks, Aussies, Comebacks, Two By Two, Stage, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sports

All Blacks v Wallabies Preview - Rugby - Commentary Box Sports

The Storyline: The All Blacks have one hand on the Bledisloe after dismantling the Wallabies’ defence last week, scoring eight tries and winning 54-34 – after leading 54-6 at one stage early in the second half. The Kiwis have made two changes to the starting team with Dane Coles coming back in at hooker position … Continue reading "ALL BLACKS v WALLABIES PREVIEW"