Matt Burke on Wallabies

Matt Burke

A dark year for green and golds but at least Wallabies avoided defeat in final Bledisloe

Matt Burke With the last domestic international of the year behind us it would seem only fit to give some thought to the best of the best this year.

Matt Burke

Combinations must click against mighty Lions

Matt Burke

Matt Burke It wouldn't be a start to the season without the customary feud between the provinces and the national body. The spat is specifically related to the proposed camp three weeks before the Lions series.

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Thriving culture begins with a win

Matt Burke Reading Peter FitzSimons' article in the Herald during the week, it struck me that what we once were is not what we are now. Fitz mentions how the other winter codes have left rugby behind.

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Rugby

Brumbies prove the importance of consistency

Matt Burke There seem to be plenty of opinions about which players in the Australian conference are in form and who should be wearing Wallaby gold in 2013.

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Matt Burke

Mitchell's au revoir a sign of the times as salary cap bites

Matt Burke Does it comes down to the power of the bucks again? The lure of the euro as opposed to that of the Australian dollar - with, perhaps, the the lifestyle on the Cote d'Azur in the south of France also...

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Matt Burke

Referees proving to be a major obstruction to innovative plays

Matt Burke I remember a training session with the Wallabies in Caloundra in 1998. Wayne Bennett had come along to observe.

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Matt Burke

Long live the scrum - but with the pause clause sorted out

Matt Burke Watching the State of Origin during the week I was bombarded with questions by my non-rugby mates. I felt as if I was being interrogated from all sides about the state of our game.

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