Category Archives: Sports Comment

Down the Blind Side, episode 8


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Down the Blindside – Episode 3


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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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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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Gatland gambles in high stakes game


When Wales beat Ireland in Croke Park in 2008 en route to their first Grand Slam under Warren Gatland, they did it despite not having won in Dublin in eight years, and survived having two players put in the bin. … Continue reading

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Horwill back on track but Wallabies still look lost


One minute the Wallabies are faced with losing their captain, possibly from the series;  the next they not only have him back on board again, but with the added bonus of seeing their opponents robbed of their lineout director and … Continue reading

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