John Eales

John Eales

John Eales

Speed trumps precision in Reds v Brumbies

John Eales

John Eales The expressions on the players' faces at the end of the Reds and Brumbies 19-all draw on Saturday night revealed neither joy nor relief, or even a hint of satisfaction.

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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.

Rugby

Dilemma putting a Smith up against the Jones boys

John Eales Fifteen reds, 10 whites, nine greens and only three blues. No Jonny Wilkinson either, but no real surprise there, although sentiment can sometimes trump realism, age and form when picking a team...

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Rugby

A respectful roar for the Lions

John Eales There is fine line between good-natured banter and offensive taunts, writes former Wallaby captain John Eales.

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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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One-eyed view from west of Rottnest

John Eales You can never please everyone. Last week Sharks coach John Plumtree criticised the current conference system of Super Rugby, arguing it is unfair.

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Sharpe's legacy one of technique and influence

John Eales Nathan Sharpe played his 150th game of Super Rugby on Friday night – against the Hurricanes in Perth – more than anyone from any of the three nations: Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, that...

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Rugby

No stars but Brumbies punch above with White

John Eales Through initiatives like Will Anderson's television program, The Gruen Transfer, advertising has become the entertainment rather than just the annoying interlude.

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An hour of daylight may save rugby red faces

John Eales Sunday was officially the end of daylight saving time and most states had to wind back their clocks one hour to standard time.

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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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Force not with Graham when he parted ways

John Eales These days, from both a playing and coaching perspective, loyalty is more fluid than fixed.

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It's a brave Wallabies fan who scoffs at Scotland

John Eales Just under 12 months ago, as the Wallabies prepared for their opening Test of the year against Samoa, our 1991 World Cup winning team held a 20-year reunion.

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