Monthly Archives: July 2013

Plumtree set to coach Ireland pack

Outgoing Sharks coach John Plumtree could soon be named as the forwards coach in the new Ireland set-up under Joe Schmidt, according to a well placed South African source. The Kiwi would join Les Kiss (defence) as the third main … Continue reading

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Weary feeling as Lions take final step

Last Tuesday morning Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson was conducting a video review of his team’s win over Manly the previous night at the SFS. It had been a good win, keeping them in second place behind their arch rivals … Continue reading

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Dismal end for O’Driscoll

“We have not come up to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast to be tourists. We have come north to this holiday resort to get body and mind in just the right place.” When Brian O’Driscoll was giving that quote yesterday it was … Continue reading

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Captain Marvel free at last

  For the second time on this tour Wallaby captain James Horwill has been the fulcrum of a significant momentum shift towards his team. The first was after the Brisbane Test, when in the space of 24 hours it emerged … Continue reading

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