In this lull before the Rugby World Cup, I have decided to follow the lead of fellow esteemed bloggers and publish my thoughts on each top ten team heading into the World Cup Competition and what I think their chances are. Here are my thoughts on Australia:
Current World Rank: 2!
Random cliché: Only fools would write off the Wallabies - those buggers fight to the death...
Murray Mexted likely to say: "There's nothing that a tight forward likes more than a loosie right up his backside"
Stephen Jones did say: the Wallabies were again unconvincing in the scrum and were never ruthless enough
Main headlines of the local rag when they lose: 'What's rugby and who cares'
Glamour boy of the team: Matt Dunning
Greatest Moment in last four years: Beating the All Blacks in the 2007 Tri Nations
Weakest Moment: The Australian front row for the last four years.
Redeeming features: George Gregan and his constant handy hints to the referree
Weak link: Matt Dunning
Incumbent star: Stirling Mortlock (or as NZers like to call him 'that bloody Mortlock again')
Rising star: Adam Ashley-Cooper