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Rugby Union Super 14 Week 2 Betting Preview (2009)


The Bulls lead the table after just one week of the Super 14, but they may not have things all their own way in round two, writes Andy Morris. Their opponents this time, the Blues, have an excellent record against them, having won nine and only lost four of their 14 fixtures. They squeezed home … Continue reading

Storm Retains Smith Until 2012 (2008)


Cameron Smith, Melbourne Storm captain, has agreed to stay with the NRL club for the next four seasons. Twenty-five year old Smith had been considering a move home to Queensland and the Gold Coast Titans for family reasons. But on Wednesday he signed a contract extension which will see him remain in Melbourne until the … Continue reading

Australia v Wales: Historical Notes (2008)


This is the 28th meeting between the two sides. Australia has won 17 of the previous Tests and Wales nine, with the 2006 clash at the Millennium Stadium drawn 29-29. The rivalry between the two teams on Welsh soil has been close: Australia has won nine times to Wales’ seven, along with the 2006 draw. … Continue reading

Waugh Returns To Wallabies In Wales Test (2008)


Phil Waugh will return as a starter for the Qantas Wallabies in Saturday’s James Bevan Trophy Rugby Union Test match against Wales at Cardiff. Waugh, who returns to the Millennium Stadium where he led Australia during its 29-29 draw with Wales in 2006, is one of five alterations to the starting combination from that which … Continue reading

Wallabies Arrive In Cardiff (2008)


The Wallabies gained a hard-fought 18-13 triumph over France in icy cold conditions at Stade de France on Saturday night, and have now arrived in Cardiff for the last Test of their European rugby tour. With wins over Italy and England, the Australians need to beat Wales at Millennium Stadium to achieve a rare northern … Continue reading

Wallabies Defeat Barbarians At Wembley (2008)


On Thursday morning, a huge defensive effort by the young Qantas Australian Wallabies side saw them seize a richly deserved victory over  a star-studded South African Barbarians at Wembley Stadium in London. The final score was Wallabies 18 to Barbarians 11. The game started unspectacularly with Barbarians flyhalf Francois Steyn lofting the opening kick off … Continue reading

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