Wallabies lock and Queensland captain James Horwill has revealed that the Wallabies will use a number of plays normally used by the Reds in an effort to turn around the dismal start to the international season.
After a chaotic Super Rugby season, All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that many of the Crusaders reps in the New Zealand Test squad will be given a deserved rest throughout the upcoming 2011 Tri Nations tournament.
Australian Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has made seven changes to the line-up that will play in the opening Tri-Nations Test against South Africa this Saturday after the Aussies’ upset loss to Samoa last Sunday.
Former Wallabies fly-half and Rugby World Cup champion Elton Flatley has warned an ageing All Blacks outfit that they will have to lift their game ahead of the Rugby Union Tri-Nations if they are to salute as the favourites, saying the gun, young Australian squad have the skills and stamina for an upset.
Wallabies test captain Rocky Elsom will make his return to the international arena against Samoa on Sunday in spite of the fact he has made just one Super Rugby appearance since last November.
The Wallabies spring Test season is set to kick off with a first-up clash against Samoa, Australia naming four debutants in their squad for Sunday’s showdown in Sydney.
Clear-cut favourites for the upcoming 2011 Rugby World Cup, the New Zealand All Blacks are reportedly unnerved having seen the Queensland Reds’ easily account for the Crusaders to win the Super 15 Grand Final 18 – 13 last Saturday.
Australian Rugby boss John O’Neill has revealed that the Queensland Reds could play northern hemisphere champions Leinster, in a match that would determine the world’s top rugby club.
Just days after scoring one of the most memorable tries in the history of Super Rugby, Queensland scrum half Will Genia has declared that he wants to play every game of Australia’s Rugby World Cup campaign.
The Queensland Reds have capped off a remarkable season by winning the Super Rugby title with an 18-13 victory against the Canterbury Crusaders.
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