Radio Australia: new look Wallabies to face Scotland

Wallabies - Lealiifano kicks

Christian Lealiifano comes back into the Wallabies side to face Scotland in Edinburgh, in the unfamiliar outside centre position. Image: ABC Grandstand

ABC Radio Australia: To the mirth of many, including our respective wives, even Radio Australia now are confusing Ryan O’Connell and myself.

Breakfast host Phil Kafcaloudes inadvertently said “Brett” during Ryan’s Rugby League World Cup spot before 9am this morning, and after getting the tip-off, I made mention of this during my Wallabies spot just before 10am. “You’re like twins, you guys,” Phil explained.

It’s worrying on so many fronts.

Regardless, you can hear said confusion, along with my thoughts on the Wallabies new-look suspension-forced backline to face Scotland here, with thanks again to the ABC.

Radio Australia: the Dunedin post-mortem

Aaron Cruden scored one of the All Blacks' four tries in the final Bledisloe clash of 2013. Image: ABC Grandstand

Aaron Cruden scored one of the All Blacks’ four tries in the final Bledisloe clash of 2013. Image: ABC Grandstand

“One-point Brett”, they’ve started referring to me as on ABC Radio Australia’s Breakfast program of late, such has been my penchant for suggesting “one point will do” when pressed for a prediction and margin ahead of Tests.

This of course came back to haunt me on this morning’s show, though I did also suggest last week that perhaps a 10-12 point loss might be acceptable for Wallabies supporters.

The Dunedin Bledisloe ended with an eight-point win to the All Blacks, and with thanks once again to the ABC, you can hear the full chat from this morning here…

 

Radio Australia: Bledisloe 3 preview

All Blacks' winger Corey Jane was ruled out of Bledisloe 3, along with their Captain Richie McCaw, just as I was going to air this morning. Image: ABC Grandstand

All Blacks’ winger Corey Jane was ruled out of Bledisloe 3, along with their Captain Richie McCaw, just as I was going to air this morning. Image: ABC Grandstand

Another rugby chat with ABC Radio Australia this morning, this time with regular producer Artan Jama standing in for Phil Kafcaloudes.

As I was preparing to go to air, news was coming through that Richie McCaw and Corey Jane had been ruled out of the third Bledisloe Test in Dunedin with calf and hamstring injuries respectively (though I suspected on air Jane’s knee might have ruled him out).

For my friends in the South Pacific – and you know who you are – Bledisloe 3 will be broadcast tomorrow night on Radio Australia, too. Check your local guides 😉

And with thanks again to ABC Radio Australia, here’s this morning’s chat..

 

ABC Radio Australia: Wallabies-Springboks post-mortem

Wallabies - Brisbane Boks loss

The Wallabies were shell-shocked both during and after the loss to South Africa in Brisbane. Image: ABC Grandstand

I was back on Radio Australia this morning, detailing everything that went wrong for the Wallabies with Breakfast host, Phil Kafcaloudes.

It’s becoming a worry that I’m now able to remember things I’ve said in previous radio chats and can detail how those things still aren’t being done. It’s also becoming worrying that I can talk off the cuff about all the Wallabies deficiencies while sitting in a shopping centre carpark, as I was at the time.

With thanks once again to the ABC, you can hear the clip here yourself..