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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Record crowd for Harlequins vs Wasps classic

Record crowd for Harlequins vs Wasps classic

A record Guinness Premiership crowd turned out at Twickenham on Boxing Day to watch Wasps achieve a narrow 21-20 victory over rivals Harlequins.

An expectant crowd of 76,617 arrived for the match in the freezing cold, the day after Christmas. Who says rugby is in a bad state at the moment?

Those who did make the trip to the ground were treated to an excellent match as they watched a determined Wasps hold out against a Quins side that were looking to end on a high after a disappointing year.

Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson, regarded by many as the best number nine in England at the moment, dislocated his shoulder and looks set to miss the Six Nations.

He had some joy earlier in the match though, scoring a try to add to John Harts effort and the points kicked by both Danny Cipriani and Dave Walder.

Nick Evans kicked ten points for Harlequins, while another Test prospect at scrum-half, Danny Care, scored a second half try, as did wing David Strettle.

The late try by Strettle, and the subsequent conversion, kept them within one point, but Wasps held on for a great win in front of the massive crowd of supporters.


Time: 04:35
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Jack Jeffers January 03, 2010 8:48 pm

Nice post. Wasps are brilliant though!

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ToddTheClutchClever January 03, 2010 9:01 pm

hey RD, i'm trying to make a RD forum account and u guys arent emailing me my confirmation. and its not showing up in my spam, wtf. p.s. cipriani is a woman...

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Anonymous January 03, 2010 9:10 pm

That was just...dire.

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jente January 03, 2010 10:23 pm

look at the quins player making little gate for danny care to score. Very funny, but i don't think that is legal, it's sort of blocking the would be tackler

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bidlibow January 03, 2010 11:03 pm

quite nice but paris has audiences like this one at every regular game they play in the stade de france. why make such a fuss about this particular one?

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all black jack January 04, 2010 12:40 am

^^^^^^^


Cos who gives a rats ass about the french

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Jenny January 04, 2010 7:45 am

I was rolling my eyes while watching this. I can't wait for the Super 14 to start.

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TheRealSlimShady January 04, 2010 9:32 am

I was rolling my eyes while looking at jenny's comment. I cant wait for her to stop spouting sh1t:)

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Anonymous January 04, 2010 10:43 am

Jenny = proof that the Super 14 is for women.

I'm not surprised though, the GP doesn't need a naked man running around the pitch before kick off (ala the Highlanders).

Why do people compare the Super 14 to domestic competitions too?

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Anonymous January 04, 2010 11:04 am

Was there... what a dire game of rugby.

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Anonymous January 04, 2010 11:11 am

all black jack drives a pickup and lives in a wooden house

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Anonymous January 04, 2010 1:17 pm

Bland rugby. The GP is boring and judging by the English national team, isn't producing many great players.

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Anonymous January 04, 2010 1:23 pm

All Black Jack shears sheeps all day long

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Joost January 04, 2010 2:03 pm

It's a shame David Strettle is only good for running and stepping. He's bad at tackling, covering kicks (as this video showed), catching high kicks, kicking technically and reading the pitch. A talent wasted, if you asked me.

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Flooz January 04, 2010 2:32 pm

Is it me or simpson was (not intentionally) hurt by Care... his principal challenger for the england No 9..?

that's pure coincidence

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jente January 04, 2010 2:36 pm

I think simpson was just stupid and hurt himself. the whole facemask/oxygen thing when he leaves the field smells like "dramaqueen"

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Anonymous January 04, 2010 2:55 pm

ey! i write from spain! here the rugby is not very popular and it's very difficult to see matchs.

I write to know the name of two songs. One is when the wing of harlequins scores the last try, on the celebration of the public...

and the other one i have heared in the matchs of Scotland, when there is a try... the people move the hands dancing the song

it's difficult but if someone can help me... thanks! It looks like a good match at Twickenham. (sorry my english it's not very good...)

bye! and thanks!

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Anonymous January 04, 2010 4:40 pm

lol to that english commentator. how crap is he

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Anonymous January 04, 2010 5:39 pm

when starts the super 14?

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Anonymous January 04, 2010 5:49 pm

the Guinness premiership has to be the most boring and worst league in professional rugby

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geordie January 04, 2010 6:18 pm

if simpsons out for the 6nations give newcastle falcons mickey young a shot, he has dominated ever scrum half including simpson and is lightning fast ?

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Anonymous January 04, 2010 7:47 pm

all these southern hemisphere dudes talking about this game its december its cold and you carnt have a flowing game when the tempratures 0 degrees and had a few inches of rain the day before your rugby isnt the prettiest either i mean you all imbread ****

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Kearney for tests January 04, 2010 8:51 pm

^Yeah they're 'imbread', and untoast, and disloaf. Not inbred though.

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Anonymous January 04, 2010 11:28 pm

Yeah, calling people inbred, but then misspelling it and generally making your post sound like a retarded four year old chimpanzee wrote it, is not gonna convince many people of the point you're making.
I think the GP is boring as batshit (alot of people agree apparently - it's in the NH papers all the time, Lote Tuqiri thinks it's the blandest rugby he's ever seen).
There is some good stuff in the NH though, alot of the French and Celtic teams play or try to play the game properly (Leinster play a good brand, Toulouse and others).

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mise January 05, 2010 12:33 am

True re Leinster and Toulouse:
Following on from that:
is there a GP team renowned for its flowing rugby?

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Ian January 05, 2010 4:30 am

Hardly a classic
Big crowd though, but i guess thats all that matters in england is 'the numbers' and financial side, not the actual quality of rugby.
Seriously, its like watching paint dry.

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Anonymous January 05, 2010 7:14 am

all these southern hemisphere dudes talking about this game its december its cold and you carnt have a flowing game when the tempratures 0 degrees and had a few inches of rain the day before your rugby isnt the prettiest either i mean you all imbread ****

..........

The Top14 manage it!

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Anonymous January 05, 2010 12:22 pm

where's the love

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UK_andy January 05, 2010 12:58 pm

Clearly those who thought the game was boring don't understand rugby. Great rugby is a chess match, gentlemen. I can't stand people with short attention spans.

Impressive crowd. The Southern Hemisphere should take note... you couldn't even draw that much during the international season.

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Anonymous January 05, 2010 1:15 pm

We take note.
We don't care.

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Anonymous January 05, 2010 1:18 pm

Well it's obvious you don't otherwise you'd go and watch your country/teams play.

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Cheesekiwi January 05, 2010 6:27 pm

You people obviously don't know the average price for a match in the SH and the average salary a person receives in the SH. Considering that you can't blame people for not showing up at matches....

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Anonymous January 05, 2010 6:42 pm

lol if thats considered a classic in english rugby

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Anonymous January 05, 2010 8:23 pm

You people obviously don't know the average price for a match in the SH and the average salary a person receives in the SH. Considering that you can't blame people for not showing up at matches....


............
the recession has hit all of us, just the NH take sacrafices to watch out teams :) part timers

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Anonymous January 05, 2010 8:38 pm

"You people obviously don't know the average price for a match in the SH and the average salary a person receives in the SH. Considering that you can't blame people for not showing up at matches.... "

lol, you can buy one of those wooden houses for pennies over there.

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Anonymous January 05, 2010 8:45 pm

Buy our houses eh?
Fair enough.
Shame you guys can't play rugby though right?

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 2:29 am

There's no doubt that the Southern Hemisphere "first world" nations are at least 40 years behind God's Land.

Go hunt your kangaroos, lads.

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 2:29 am

There's no doubt that the Southern Hemisphere "first world" nations are at least 40 years behind God's Land.

Go hunt your kangaroos, lads.

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 5:33 am

You people obviously don't know the average price for a match in the SH and the average salary a person receives in the SH. Considering that you can't blame people for not showing up at matches....


............
the recession has hit all of us, just the NH take sacrafices to watch out teams :) part timers

...........

No, you mean in Britain the vast majority of fans are middle class - upper class.

Where as in NZ it's a working mans game.

That's the truth. You're not better fans, you're just toffs with alot of money to spare.

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 6:15 am

Exactly right, blazered toff wankers.

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 10:03 am

just coz the the SH people are thick and not clever enough to get a real job, its just suprising that you guys have got the internet wasnt that long ago when you guys discovered fire

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 11:55 am

'No, you mean in Britain the vast majority of fans are middle class - upper class.'

You haven't got the faintest idea have you. Look at the Welsh game, look at the grass roots clubs such as Gloucester and Leicester and when you've finally pulled your head out of your arse and come up with a decent comment have another go.

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 11:55 am

Danny Care, what a little prick.

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Jon January 06, 2010 12:18 pm

Ha, RD doesn't put up any videos so everyone starts arguing about nothing.

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 12:28 pm

I love how the southern hemisphere use our technology, with our language to talk about our sports.

They've contributed nothing to society, that's why they're so poor and the kids have plenty of time to do nothing but play games.

William Webb Ellis, inventor of rugby. English.

Charles Babbage, inventor of the computer. English.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the "web". English.

Language spoken in your countries, English

Country who gave you everything you have, and where most of you are descendents of (so effectively you're insulting yourself). England.

Come back when you've made a worthwhile contribution to society aside from dancing with spears, AIDS and a hunting stick that returns to you (sometimes).

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 2:49 pm

They've got nice women though, and they ted to prefer us.

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 2:49 pm

This is the sort of bigotry and classism you get from Northern Hemisphere union fans. And they wonder why NZ and Aus would rather watch the NRL.

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 3:00 pm

I don't know, why would you? it's shit

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 3:21 pm

ya mum.

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 4:25 pm

grow up ppl. pls.

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 4:43 pm

I was there, it was a depressingly poor match made interesting because of a few tries late on that gave Quins a brief sniff of an undeserved victory.

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 7:20 pm

ledgend anonymous above SH we gave you rugby play our way or f*ck off to rugby leage

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 7:47 pm

rugby league is like watching a guy bat a ball against a wall 5 times before it's the walls turn to attack... extremely dull, rule driven tosh!

But I have to say I was at the London Irish v Saints game... now they are known for attacking rugby!

shame because I'm a wasps fan but we play bland the last two years, which is odd as our attacking options havent changed! doh!

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BigTaff January 06, 2010 8:16 pm

I must say,

I'm a diehard ospreys fan and wales fan but the NRL deserves more credit. The talent in that leagueis unbelievable.

2 crackin matches that spring to mind is the NRL Final 2008 Manly vs Melbourne and the recent Four Nations tournement NZ vs AUS both matches.

Its worth a chance if you want to check them out.

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 8:51 pm

i like cunt juice...mmmmmmmm... slurp slurp;-/

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 9:07 pm

^^^ SM leage fan i bet

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 9:08 pm

* SH

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Vic January 06, 2010 10:01 pm

NH vs SH again and again and again.........

oooo, a new video of harlequins vs wasps.......oh what a surprise, its NH vs SH chat again!

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Kearney for tests January 06, 2010 11:18 pm

I agree with Vic. Jenny on 4th January 8:45 am started this whole NH vs SH shite. RD should get her ip address and ban her. Assuming that that's possible.

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Anonymous January 06, 2010 11:37 pm

The GP is boring and poor rugby.
That's not anything about the NH. Just the English league.
it's why the English national team is so bad, the league they come from produces rubbish rugby.

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Anonymous January 07, 2010 9:30 am

I'd say half the gp players aren't english which is the main reason our national team is shite. The rugby is fantastic to watch. Last season anyway, this season has been pretty dire. Some of the best games i've ever seen have come from the gp or english teams in the heineken cup.

I think all this has got more to do with other peoples inferioirity complex as in they don't have anything else on us except sport. Well not even that, just rugby. Most of the time.

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Anonymous January 07, 2010 12:37 pm

We just think English rugby is shit.
French rugby is ok.

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Anonymous January 07, 2010 1:10 pm

But you secretly wish you were english

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Cameron Maxted January 07, 2010 1:19 pm

okay seriously back down right now all of you nh rugby fans. rugby was mastered by the sh you cant deny that we play the better brand of attractive rugby.

dont deny it!!!!!

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Anonymous January 07, 2010 1:24 pm

uh oh cameron maxteds back

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Anonymous January 07, 2010 1:45 pm

Go away Cameron Maxted. And learn not to be a biased idiot.

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Anonymous January 07, 2010 1:49 pm

It must be horrible not even being able to make friends in an internet forum

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"C'mere on Max, Ted! January 07, 2010 3:32 pm

A toast: to Cameron.
One shared thought, everybody leagues against him and is back on the right tracks again after 67 posts of madness.

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Anonymous January 07, 2010 5:32 pm

'I love how the southern hemisphere use our technology, with our language to talk about our sports.

They've contributed nothing to society, that's why they're so poor and the kids have plenty of time to do nothing but play games.

William Webb Ellis, inventor of rugby. English.

Charles Babbage, inventor of the computer. English.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the "web". English.

Language spoken in your countries, English

Country who gave you everything you have, and where most of you are descendents of (so effectively you're insulting yourself). England.

Come back when you've made a worthwhile contribution to society aside from dancing with spears, AIDS and a hunting stick that returns to you (sometimes).'


'Tis better to be thought an idiot than to open your mouth (or type) and remove all doubt'

Some words anonymous might want to heed

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Anonymous January 07, 2010 6:08 pm

okay seriously back down right now all of you nh rugby fans. rugby was mastered by the sh you cant deny that we play the better brand of attractive rugby.

dont deny it!!!!!


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england made rugby prick

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Maximus January 07, 2010 6:41 pm

71 posts including about 55 anon.

Everybody knows this train of thoughts is going nowhere (assuming they're thoughts). And at the end, you all got cameronmaxted. Y'all looked for it, don't deny it.

Can't wait for the next RD vid to make a fresh smart start.

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Anonymous January 07, 2010 7:03 pm

I hope Bin Laden turns his attention to the SH.... Wait theres fuck all down there worth making the trip for!

SH should of had a superpower nation for xmas eh?

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Vic January 07, 2010 7:39 pm

It is a shame that the people who watch these videos can not simply say:

'ah look, its a video about something i dont think ill be interested in, i wont even click on it, or comment it...ah whats this a video i might be interested in, ill click on it and watch it.......yes it was ok, not my favourite but there was some good stuff in there, ill write a comment, "the video was good THANKYOU RD, but i think there is room for improvement!"'

or at least something civil, instead its, 'oh look there is a video on that convict prick quade cooper i hate him and ill just comment that all aussies are convicts and its no surprise that cooper was caught on the rob!'

or 'look its that stupid over the hill fat bastard BOD, he is passed it and should retire in shame....'

or words to those effects......a lot of you need to realise that whatever you think about the standard of rugby in the videos you watch, these guys are paid professionals, and they can play a hell of a lot better than you....

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Anonymous January 07, 2010 7:44 pm

''Tis better to be thought an idiot than to open your mouth (or type) and remove all doubt''

A take on George Eliot.....and englishwomen......i presume?

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CB January 07, 2010 9:50 pm

this is harlequins vs wasps NOT sh vs nh we dont give a shit when the air new zealand cup or currie cup so if your not going to talk about the game dont even bother,

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Anonymous January 07, 2010 11:15 pm

Wowza, this site is going downhill. Where's the content? Was visiting this place once, maybe twice a day, now I'll be back in Feb.

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Anonymous January 07, 2010 11:43 pm

^ prick

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Anonymous January 08, 2010 12:43 am

It's not about SH vs NH.
The fact is that the GP is boring and isn't good rugby.
Alot of people think so, like the Welsh coach or Lote Tuqiri, even the coach of the top team, Saracens, said the officiating is crazy and stupid and is ruining English rugby, not just as a spectacle but the players it produces.
Thsi is reflected at national team level.
Irish rugby is better, Welsh rugby too, French rugby.
English rugby is just rubbish at the moment.

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rugby fan January 08, 2010 8:19 am

RD please come back from your holiday and clean up the place .. the dribbling neanderthals are dragging this fine website through the gutter.

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Billy Whizz January 08, 2010 10:03 am

"'Tis better to be thought an idiot than to open your mouth (or type) and remove all doubt'

Some words anonymous might want to heed"

The epitome of irony. Are you giving yourself advice seeing as you're posting under an 'anonymous' tag too?

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Anonymous January 08, 2010 12:06 pm

Happy New Year everybody. So what did everyone get for christmas?

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Anonymous January 08, 2010 12:57 pm

An Ellen DeGeneres blow up doll.

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Welshman January 08, 2010 1:01 pm

I got a blow up sheep. Just what i asked santa for.

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Ronan O'Gara January 08, 2010 1:20 pm

I got a Gareth Thomas blow up doll

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Morne Steyn January 08, 2010 3:24 pm

Bakkies Botha suprising me from behind......along with the rest of the SA team!

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sebastian January 08, 2010 10:10 pm

lol five days and no post?
any help needed?
keep it coming RD!

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I got a big steaming turd

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fuck this im going to go on midget porn instead the action wont be as big but the vidios will be hilarious

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suit you sir!

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" Bakkies Botha suprising me from behind......along with the rest of the SA team! "

What did they do to you? Please share.

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Anonymous January 13, 2010 12:00 am

Your all farts ... can't you just enjoy a game of rugby ? ... the only team I get to see is 3rd division rugby and I love going there every sunday to watch a good game ...
So what if SH is better than GP ... I just love watching the games and test are there to show the difference between us and SH ... for me nothing is boring in rugby except old farts criticizing SH , GP or Top 14 ...

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