Richard Ferguson

Beale and O’Connor at it again

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Wallabies on 27 Jun 2013 at 13:38
Tagged with : , , ,

Kurtley Beale and James O’Connor seem to know no boundary as they have been called in for another late night out.

The two Rebels players were out with their Rebels teammates following their loss against the British and Irish Lions on Tuesday evening, a match where Beale and O’Connor did not take part. They were caught on camera with some fans at 4 in the morning.

Both players have been selected to face the British Lions this Saturday in a must win match as the Lions already have a 1 – 0 lead in the three match series.

Coach Robbie Deans was quoted as saying that he has sat down with both players, who reportedly had not broken team protocol as they were not drinking. Both players are still set to play in the match this weekend, but their teammates and coaches must be getting tired of these two and their shenanigans.

The teams face off on Saturday morning

Australia: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Israel Folau, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Christian Leali’ifano, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Will Genia, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Ben Mowen, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Benn Robinson

Substitutes: 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 James Slipper, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Rob Horne, 23 Jesse Mogg

British and Irish Lions: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Tommy Bowe, 13 Brian O’Driscoll, 12 Jonathan Davies, 11 George North, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Alun Wyn Jones, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Tom Youngs, 1 Makovina Vunipola

Substitutes: 16 Richard Hibbard, 17 Ryan Grant, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Tom Croft, 20 Sean O’Brien, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Owen Farrell, 23 Alex Cuthbert


  • Lions to win again….. why did I choose wallies on superbru? 🙁

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.06.13 13:44:39 by Uli Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    Uli Boelie
  • @Uli (Comment 1) : Not sure, Woblies can’t scrum, they don’t have a decent fh and their kiwi coach is fresh out of ideas and most likely at the end of his contract.

    Ozzies will only win the third test.

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.06.13 14:28:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Uli (Comment 1) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) :

    I’ll take the other side of that!
    Wallabies by 10.

    PoC is a huge, huge loss for the Lions and not easily replaceable.

    An Aus win wouls also set-up the thrid test nicely.

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.06.13 15:00:09 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) :

    So, you’ve got a nic that say FireTheLooser and photo of Jon Smit…

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.06.13 15:00:48 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Kak style from the Lions fan btw. Apparently asked for a photo with the two and then sent it to the press!

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.06.13 15:01:31 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 4) : A photo of John Smit on the phone doing what my nic says 😈

    It’s strange that when I had Marcel’s pic up (or probably anyone else for that matter), nobody thought of my nic as implying he need to be fired (dropped), but now John Smit is up and everyone comes to the conclusion that Smit is the looser (sic) that my nic is referring to? (you’re not the first one to come to that conclusion).

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.06.13 15:28:15 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • 9.Genia 10.Cooper 11.Ioane 12.Occonor 13.Folau 14.Cumming 15.Beale -would be the best backline in the world…

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.06.13 16:16:41 by Talent Reply
  • Talent that’s not a bad backline but best in the world?!?! I don’t think so. I think 9.van Zyl 10.Pat 11.Brain 12.Serfontein 13.JJ 14.JP 15.le Roux would give them a run for their money.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.06.13 20:12:49 by JD Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
  • @JD (Comment 8) : Surely Steyn should be included there? 😆 or is Pat better ,just not in Springbok context 😆

    If I am honest Serfontein doesnt excite me as a 12 .JJE I would also rather have at wing. Add Jaque Fourie and a more experienced 9 ,maybe…

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.06.13 21:32:37 by Talent Reply
  • I know I will get flack for saying this, but Serfontein will (and is starting to show signs of it already)become another crash ball Blue Bulls center. He needs to add more to his game, and I understand he is still young.

    The worlds 2 best inside centers at the moment, Nonu and SBW, are bigger than Jan. They have an array of skills he can only dream of. What does he have now?

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.06.13 21:38:57 by Talent Reply
  • Talent if Pat’s on form he’s the best in SA, there’s no 9 that really excites me. JJE could be world class at 13 strong and fast, Serfontein looks like the best young 12, what I saw of him I like the look of him and JJ together.

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.06.13 21:48:34 by JD Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
  • Talent it’s not a Bulls thing almost all the coaches in SA think the no12 is the no7 of the backs. Look what happened to Frans Steyn and JDV.

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.06.13 21:56:15 by JD Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
  • @Talent (Comment 10) : i’m not worried about serfontein at the moment because he is learning his craft & by the way nonu & sbw do a lot of crashing to set quick ruck ball in phase play. the difference with them is that they are skilled & experienced enough to pick & choose when to crash or even run like they will crash & then step to attack the defender’s weaker shoulder & effect a linebreak – nonu – or offload of the broken tackle – sbw.

    jan will learn all these subtle tricks…he already has a natural offload game. he will be fine imo.

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.06.13 22:01:51 by Megatron Reply

  • Megatron yes no inside centre in SA can compare to SBW and Nonu. Only one who could was Frans Steyn (when he was 19 not the prop like 2013 model).

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.06.13 22:16:31 by JD Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
  • @JD (Comment 12) : I agree .For me its simple. You have to keep that 10/12 channel guessing on defense ,or else they don’t commit and just shift, so to challenge them now and then is not the problem. The problem is our persistence with going to ground and setting up the next phase.

    Crash ball is a poorly used cliche. It’s the mind set of push up that channel ,suck in defenders and then spread out wide, that hinders spontaneity on attack. Get behind the defense ,stay on your feet and have your arms free;is what the objective should be. We shoot ourselves in the foot by sticking to the plan. To be able to pull of improvised play with accurate core skills is what distances us from the Aus and Kiwis. We don’t emphasize getting beyond the advantage line ,we emphasize winning the contact.

    @Megatron (Comment 13) : I am worried .The Bulls are a dynasty ,their players and the way they play will not change any time soon. They say Morne Steyn was a running flyhalf before he made it at the Bulls.
    You are right ,he is learning the trade ;learning how to be the next Wynand. Now don’t get up in arms just becuase the kid was born in the EC 😆

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.06.13 22:23:49 by Talent Reply
  • @JD (Comment 14) : Agreed.

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.06.13 22:25:32 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 15) : lol born in the EC, he only left the EC in grade 10.

    can we wait before comparing world cup winners to a kid in his debut season. both nonu & sbw had the genius of wayne smith mentoring them, that to me is the biggest difference!

    wayne smith on sbw:

    “Not every team has got a Sonny Bill. In fact no
    one has got a Sonny Bill. It’s a package there
    that’s probably unique. He’s as big as a big 6
    and 8, and [has the] skills of a 10, apart from
    his kicking skills, and I don’t think he’d mind
    me saying that. He’s definitely got the eyes,
    the understanding of a 10; he makes a lot of
    our [Chiefs’] calls.”

    wayne smith on 9 to 12 attack:

    “You’ve just got to be careful in rugby that
    your unpredictability doesn’t become
    predictable, so that your ability to run the ball
    doesn’t become a weakness. You still need to
    vary your game so that you’re creating patterns
    that you want to see. If you become too 9-12
    oriented to set up fast ball, sooner or later it’s
    going to become a weakness rather than a

    between AC, Muir & now Loubscher the Boks no doubt have had the Kakkest backline coaches for close to 2 decades!

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.06.13 10:45:26 by Megatron Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 6) : Ooohh. Loser, perhaps?

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.06.13 12:31:21 by King Shark Reply
    King Shark
  • @Megatron (Comment 17) : Muir was pretty cool when he coached the sharks though…

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.06.13 14:12:24 by Uli Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    Uli Boelie
  • @King Shark (Comment 18) : losers are normally correct in one thing… that is losing 😀

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.06.13 14:13:23 by Uli Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    Uli Boelie
  • Serfontein has lots of potential and with JJ at 13 could be dangerous centre combo!!!!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.06.13 16:48:05 by JD Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.