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Nick Turnbull

Writer at RugbyPass and father, husband, coach at home. Newcastle Utd & Hibernian fan. Lactose tolerant.

The Waratahs are the 'Penney dreadful' of the Super Rugby news stand

After yet another defeat, this time against the Melbourne Rebels, the 2020 Super Rugby season for the New South Wales Waratahs is …

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
17 Feb 2020, 19:25

Why Dave Rennie has cause to be optimistic despite Australia's uninspiring start to Super Rugby

Despite only one of the four franchises being victorious, collectively the Australian performances indicate the Wallabies could fi…

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
02 Feb 2020, 19:16

Why the Rebels could be sweet in 2020 if they can cash in on the Saracens saga

As the liquorice all-sorts of Australian rugby, the Melbourne Rebels have the potential to go far in 2020.

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
19 Jan 2020, 22:21

How the Brumbies have evolved to become unlikely contenders for Super Rugby title

The Brumbies have points in them through the set piece, middle of the park and flanks which make them credible contenders for the …

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
12 Jan 2020, 21:57

The unanswered questions that will cost the Waratahs dearly in 2020

Under the guidance of new coach Rob Penney, can the Waratahs overcome their lack of star power in their backline to re-claim a spo…

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
07 Jan 2020, 22:52

The Crusaders strategy for success that the Reds will hope pays dividends in 2020

It would be fair to say that since Super Rugby’s inception in 1996, the Reds have been somewhat of a disappointment. One particu…

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
04 Jan 2020, 16:49

It's time for Rugby Australia to look at themselves

Rugby Australia appear to be an organisation that champions diversity but no transparency. The mediocre performance of the Wallabi…

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
20 Oct 2019, 23:34

Frustration, field position and Reece Hodge can be the answer for the Wallabies

A re-shuffle in the backline could be the key to the Wallabies tipping up England in Oita this weekend.

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
15 Oct 2019, 22:20

Who will the Wallabies play in their World Cup quarter-final?

One of England, Argentina and France will face the Wallabies in the first knockout round of the World Cup - but which one will it …

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
03 Oct 2019, 23:22

Why the referees should really be looking at the Dan Biggar tackle on Samu Kerevi, not Rhys Patchell's

The combustible coach was left seething after yet more contentious officiating regarding a tackle contest between the ball carryin…

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
30 Sep 2019, 16:10

Is Romain Poite the man to save World Rugby from itself?

He may be one of the more controversial referees at this World Cup, but could the stubbornness of Romain Poite to make on-field ca…

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
26 Sep 2019, 20:39

So, just how far can these Wallabies go in this Rugby World Cup?

If the Wallabies can avoid England at the quarter-final stages by winning their pool and the English not faltering against France …

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
11 Sep 2019, 16:27

Michael Cheika is set to name his Wallabies squad in less than 24 hours... So who are going to be the lucky 31?

With less than 24 hours until the Wallabies selectors unveil their 31-man World Cup Squad, resident Australian writer Nick Turnbul…

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
21 Aug 2019, 23:15

Bledisloe Cup II: The match that Australia need the Wallabies to win

This match, this much-needed win, is about the people of Australia just as much as it is about Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika…

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
12 Aug 2019, 22:20

Rugby Australia's and Michael Cheika's legitimacy is on the line this weekend

The Australian Rugby Public have grown tiresome of excuses and controversy. They want to be proud of their national team and how t…

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
25 Jul 2019, 3:26

Can Rugby Australia punish Israel Folau and come out victorious?

The Israel Folau saga doesn't appear to be diminishing any time soon, but can Rugby Australia find themselves on the winning side …

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
12 May 2019, 19:27

Rugby Australia should make peace with Israel Folau

Israel Folau will learn his future with Rugby Australia as his code of conduct hearing takes place this weekend, but should Austra…

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
03 May 2019, 0:17

The race for the Australian conference is on, but does that mean anything for Wallaby selections?

With 7 rounds left in the regular Super Rugby season, the Australian conference and automatic finals qualification is still anyone…

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
27 Apr 2019, 21:12

Rugby Australia vs. Israel Folau; A fight that the game does not need

Rugby is a game that innately makes you more resilient as an individual but it is also a game that brings us together. I’m not s…

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
15 Apr 2019, 16:05

Cheika and Johnson can't afford the Hart and Wyllie effect

The time Michael Cheika has remaining as Wallabies coach is significantly less than the time Scott Johnson has remaining as the Di…

Nick Turnbull
Nick Turnbull
07 Apr 2019, 2:05
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