Wallabies Strive to Break Bledisloe Drought

Tim Ladhams reminds us of the good old days when Australia last held the Bledisloe Cup and our repeat spoiling of the Kiwi chase towards a record winning streak.

Rebels mark two opt for substance over stardust

Tim Ladhams thinks the Melbourne Rebels rugby union franchise have chosen substance over style this season, and will be all the better for it.

Year ends on a high for Wallabies

Australia finished a difficult year on a high, the win in a pulsating game in Cardiff their fourth in a row. Tim Ladhams gives a nail-biting account, with a lack of on-field discipline coming back to bite the Wallabies once more.

Wallabies tackle their way to tough Edinburgh victory

Tim Ladhams has watched Australia end a tough week on and off the pitch with a third consecutive victory on their spring tour. Coach Ewen McKenzie made a tough call on his errant team and has been rewarded by some promising newcomers.

McKenzie’s new game-plan Cummins to fruition

Tim Ladhams reckons the Wallabies have turned the corner, and that Ewen McKenzie’s side is on track to be real contenders for the next World Cup.

Wallabies’ mistakes let England home at Twickenham

An error-strewn second forty minutes saw the Wallabies throw away a half-time lead in a disappointing start to their spring tour in London. Despite some controversial refereeing, Tim Ladhams suggests they only have themselves to blame.

Keepers to the fore as Ange bows out with a win

In another eventful A-League round, Tim Ladhams is impressed by the keepers, but less than impressed by the depth of the sides, as an absence of marquee players proves fatal for some.

McKenzie has Wallabies moving in the right direction

Tim Ladhams has been sweating over a hot plasma screen all weekend, monitoring several sports for the Knackery. To his trained eye the Wallabies cup is becoming half full, after Robbie Deans spilled most of the contents over recent years.

Comeback kids prove their Socceroo credentials

Roundball reporter Tim Ladhams offers his customary magisterial overview of the weekend’s A-League fixtures. Ten minutes with Tim will make you too a candidate for the Socceroos coaching position.

As one legend walks into the sunset another marches on

Grand Final rematch, a nine-player victory, and a masterclass from Alessandro Del Piero. It wasn’t without its negatives, but Tim Ladhams is pretty happy with the opening round of the A-League.

Folau shows the way as Wallabies break the shackles

Tim Ladhams can see a light at the end of the tunnel for the Wallabies. And for once its not an All Blacks winger wearing a miner’s lamp.

Wallabies grind out first win for McKenzie

Ewen McKenzie finally broke his duck as Wallabies coach on a wild night in Perth less suited to international athletes than to, well, ducks. The weather, and the pressure of consecutive defeats, meant this was not a pretty win, but it was the win Australia just had to have. Argentina were superior at the scrum, [Read more]

Rugby: Boks break Brisbane drought to leave Wallabies high and dry

The Wallabies are racking up a string of losses. They need to beat an improving Argentinain Perth, however they can, says Tim Ladhams.

Roaring Lions prey on Wallabies

The Lions were too big and too strong and they dominated the Wallabies with powerful, technically-sound rugby writes Tim Ladhams. So where to now, Australia?

Door reopens for Smith but closes on O’Driscoll

George Smith will line up for the Wallabies for the first time in almost four years in the Lions tour decider in Sydney.

Fortune favours the braver Wallabies

Australia’s momentous victory on Saturday night was a triumph of ambition over execution.

James O’Connor holds Robbie Deans’s future in his hands

Robbie Deans has put his future as Wallabies coach in the hands of James O’Connor, and if last weekend’s performance is repeated it may well be the last meaningful decision he makes.

Wallabies v Lions: Izzy Izzy Izzy, Oi Oi Oi

Not since David Beckham landed on his backside in a penalty shoot-out in the 2004 European Championship quarter-final has such a mishap decided a major sporting occasion.

Wallabies gamble on pace over power

Tim Ladhams looks at the lead-up form of the British and Irish Lions and the tactics which have been successful against them as they prepare for the first of three Tests against the Wallabies in Brisbane tomorrow night.