Tag Archives: Australia

Sportsthoughts (140) – New Zealand win the World Cup!

Well, what a game that was! New Zealand 34 Australia 17. A fitting end to what has been an excellent World Cup, notwithstanding England’s flop. The best team by a mile ran out winners – the first ever to win … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (139) – Rugby World Cup: South 4 North 0

This weekend provided an absolute feast of rugby (and some pretty decent football too). It started for me with Quins’ first Premiership game of the season on Friday evening at the Stoop. They beat a good Wasps team 26-21, so … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (138) – Goodbye England!

So goodbye England. Against Fiji you were OK, but nothing more. Against Wales you were strong but gave the game away. You lacked composure and discipline when it mattered. Against Australia you lacked creativity and defensive nous. Your self belief … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (87) – A good day for Quins – at Twickenham and Leicester

2 November 2013 was a good day for Harlequins. First, Chris Robshaw and Mike Brown starred for England in their 20-13 victory over Australia. And then Quins went away to Leicester, and won 23-16. (Meanwhile West Ham had another 0-0 … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (80) – Brilliant Lions!

The third test, the decider. The Lions, pretty lucky winners of the first, Australia deserved winners of the second. The momentum, therefore, seeming to be with the Aussies. Selection bombshells delivered by Warren Gatland. Brian O’Driscoll dropped, not even on … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (79) – Unlucky Lions?

Second test between Australia and the British and Irish Lions. Last kick of the game. Leigh Halfpenny has a penalty to win the game for the Lions. Just like Kurtly Beale had for Aussies last week. It’s different, much harder. … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (78) – Lucky Lions

The British and Irish Lions rugby team played the first test in their three match series against Australia yesterday. In Brisbane, on a pitch that looked like it had taken in a fair bit of rain in recent times. This … Continue reading

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