John Eales

John Eales

Rugby

OK, we lost, but look around you

John Eales As if the Brits didn't have enough to be joyful about with the imminent arrival of the royal baby and an avalanche of favouritism heading into the Ashes Tests, they now also get to fill their cups...

Rugby

Wallabies much improved but a lot more tinkering to do

John Eales

John Eales On a spectrum of emotions, anger and disappointment – while cousins on the grimmer side of the curve – are quite different sentiments.

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Rugby

Time to go back to basics, boys

John Eales Sometimes leaders have to ask very tough questions of their team, their tactics and themselves. It's perhaps a little trite to draw comparisons between the labour of the Wallabies and the Australian...

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Rugby

How the Wallabies can bounce back

John Eales So Robbie Deans and the Wallabies have just seven days to turn around an eight-point deficit. From some of their comments after the disappointing 27-19 loss to the All Blacks in the opening match of...

Rugby

When courage is not enough

John Eales Before the Eden Park Bledisloe Test in Auckland at the weekend the All Blacks reverted to their own haka, Kapa O Pango.

Opinion

Not perfect, but Wallabies show signs of improvement

John Eales In Australian sport there are a few coaches who transcend their codes. Wayne Bennett is one, Rod Macqueen another, Ric Charlesworth actually moved between codes, and in AFL, Kevin Sheedy fits the...

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Pumas show commitment is in their DNA

John Eales If you were to construct the perfect rugby team, they would play with the everlasting commitment of the Argentinian Pumas.

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Why high altitude is no place for a bad attitude

John Eales It's been a tough week for the Wallabies. A lot tougher than it should have been, even considering it doesn't get much harder than playing the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld, a venue where they have...

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Different strategy needed against All Blacks

John Eales There were two really important victories for Australian rugby over the weekend, both cliffhangers. The first occurred in Auckland, where the Australian Schoolboys, in a composed and expansive...

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Hooper a lesson in timing and how to think

John Eales My father was a schoolteacher by trade, which was great if you wanted to be able to read before you went to school but not so good if you wanted to dodge discipline because he knew every excuse.

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