John Eales

John Eales

John Eales

Kicking off is the easy bit

John Eales Years ago, as I scratched for some advice after a friend's break-up, I said: "Mate, it's not the one you start with that counts, it's the one you end up with that matters.

Rugby

For Reds and Brumbies, fortune's in their own hands

John Eales Having filled out many lengthy health insurance questionnaires I'm surprised they don't ask which sports team you follow.

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Absence of trust lets down a team

John Eales Leadership was not simply on the agenda in Australia this week, it was the agenda. Political leadership that is; even the kids, who usually find politics about as interesting as their homework, were...

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Efficiency gains get leaders over the line

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John Eales When teams glow they combine high energy and efficiency, and both are equally important. It was just that combination which sparked the Reds championship last year and which has likewise shot the...

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Talent makes up for perceived lack of depth

John Eales Sometimes there are moments in a game that set the theme, other times there are moments which completely turn a game on its head.

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Forget the maths, Beale's the standout number

John Eales It seems to be that time of year when Super Rugby coaches turn to their ability as mathematicians as much as their knowledge of rugby.

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Brumbies sitting high on the ladder to success

John Eales Australia's top seed going into the Super Rugby finals, and perhaps our only seed, will probably be the Brumbies.

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Reds confident at the pointy end of the season

John Eales Former hard-as-nails Wallaby and now dentist Brendan Nasser, who Gordon Bray described as having corpses in his dental chair, once told me that he never misses a Queensland Reds game live.

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