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Friday, February 08, 2013

Wellington Sevens 'Thrift Shop' Music Video

Our friends at The Crowd Goes Wild, Meghan Mutrie specifically, have put together their take on the Thrift Shop by Macklemore, featuring some of the teams that took part in the Wellington Sevens last weekend, as well as New Zealand legend David Tua. MORE »

Friday, February 01, 2013

Friday Funnies - Flanker gets away with sneaky slap at scrum

You may remember that a few years back we posted a clip that featured Southland prop Chris King sneakily slapping his opposite number in an ITM Cup match against Waikato. MORE »

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Midweek Madness - Committed schoolboy puts head down, tackles referee

We've seen various incidents over the years involving referees getting too close to the action, so here's another, albeit slightly different to the norm. Last week we saw Wayne Barnes taste some adidas from a clearing kick, and then Opeti Fonua charge through the ref. MORE »

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Funnies - Sky Sports Presenter Alex Payne fluffs his live intro

Sky Sports presenter's hilarious epic fail - Watch as Alex Payne gets himself in a funny twist on the live intro to an Aviva Premiership game. MORE »

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Funnies - Physio halts Zebre attack with tackle on own player

With immediate injury treatment a priority in the days of professional rugby, it's now commonplace to see physios sprint onto the field whenever a player looks like he may be in trouble. MORE »

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Midweek Madness - Opeti Fonua puts referee Cedric Marchat on his backside

In the French Top 14 a few weeks back referee Cedric Marchat found himself on the receiving end of a charge from Agen's Tongan giant Opeti Fonua, who reportedly weighs in at a mammoth 135kg, and is 6ft6. Marchat survived. diminutive MORE »

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Funnies - Possibly the best scrum celebration ever

While the flashy backs make headlines with hat-tricks, outrageous celebrations, and big dives over the tryline, it's the guys up front that often do the grunt work that allows those opportunities. Here's a quick look at a great moment from a few weeks back. MORE »

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Boris Johnson's amusing RWC 2015 draw speech

London Mayor Boris Johnson opened the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool Allocation Draw on Monday with a typically unique speech that paid tribute to the founders of the game. MORE »

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Midweek Madness - How to get the opposition prop sent off

Portugal climbed three places to 21st on the official IRB World Rankings after their 28-22 victory over Chile in Santiago on Saturday. They won the game despite having a player red carded in the second half for a head butt. MORE »

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Midweek Madness - Referee inspects the bottom of a ruck

Referee Steven Lee got far closer to the action than he had anticipated during Newcastle Falcon's 29-9 win over Nottingham in the RFU Championship over the weekend. MORE »

Friday, November 02, 2012

Friday Funnies - Referee Romain Poite caught in front of the kicker

Referee Romain Poite has been involved in his fair share of funny incidents over the years (most of which are archived here on RD, and can be viewed in the related posts below). This one is a first though, coming to us from the Top 14 game between Mont de Marsan and Bordeaux Begles. MORE »

Friday, October 05, 2012

Friday Funnies - Sione Kalamafoni penalised for hurdling a tackler

Whether it's a strong hand-off, sidestep, or raw speed, there are various ways to beat a tackler. Gloucester number eight Sione Kalamafoni had another idea last weekend against London Welsh, but it didn't go down too well with the official. MORE »

Thursday, October 04, 2012

DTH van der Merwe beats defender, pulls hamstring, sets up try

Glasgow Warriors beat Italian side Zebre 22-19 in Friday night's RaboDirect PRO12 game, but suffered another two injuries and both DTH van der Merwe and Moray Low limped off. Van Der Merwe did it in style though, setting up a try in the process. MORE »

Friday, September 14, 2012

Will Genia's awkward post-match interview after injuring his knee

The Wallabies will be without Will Genia when they a face Argentina tomorrow following his ruptered anterior cruciate ligament knee injury against South Africa. Things got worse after the game, as he felt he was under attack when interviewed. MORE »

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Crowd Goes Wild bids farewell to Sonny Bill Williams

Sonny Bill Williams played his final game for the All Blacks on the weekend, for now anyway. Against the Wallabies he went up another level, earning the respect of the naysayers. Japan beckons though, and then he's off the to the NRL, but will he be back? MORE »

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Referees Keith Brown and Romain Poite get too close to the action

After Ireland's heavy loss to New Zealand last month some of the Irish fans groaned that the best tackle their team made all game was on referee Romain Poite. Here's a look at that moment, as well as one from Super Rugby last weekend. MORE »

Sunday, July 01, 2012

James O'Connor drops the F-Bomb during half time interview

Here's a quick clip of the James O'Connor half time interview that some of you wanted to see. He was also sporting a new hairdo, with comparisons being made to Vanilla Ice, Jedward, and others. MORE »

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Scotland celebrate historic win over Wallabies with sickening head clash

Scotland claimed a famous 9-6 upset win over the Wallabies in Australia earlier today as Greig Laidlaw kicked an extra time penalty to spark wild celebrations. Unfortunately Joe Ansbro and Ally Strokosch will remember the moment for other reasons. MORE »

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Beautiful Bulls on CGW ahead of their clash with the Chiefs

The lovely Hayley Holt paid the Bulls a visit as they trained in Auckland ahead of their Friday Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs in Hamilton. Here is a quick look at some of the amusing interviews that were aired on popular New Zealand sports show, The Crowd Goes Wild. MORE »

Friday, May 11, 2012

Don't Drop the Egg prepare for the Marriot London Sevens

The Don't Drop the Egg boys are back, and this time we get to share in their preparations for this weekend's Marriot London Sevens at Twickenham. MORE »

 
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