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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

James Downey's huge hit on Mike Brown at The Stoop

The Munster midfield duo of James Downey and Casey Laulala may not be the youngest around, but against Harlequins at the weekend they imposed themselves physically, playing a major role in the 18-12 Heineken Cup Quarter Final victory at The Stoop. MORE »

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Julian Savea's incredible full speed pick-up and try vs the Waratahs

Julian Savea scored two fantastic tries against the Waratahs on Saturday as the Hurricanes powered to a 41-29 victory at home. Power is usually the name of the game with Savea, but the rookie's second try showed that he has plenty of skill too. MORE »

Sunday, April 07, 2013

George Moala suspended for knocking out Buxton Popoali'i with big tackle

Blues flyer George Moala has been suspended for a week for the tackle that knocked out opposite number Buxton Popoali'i during the Blues' 29-18 win over the Highlanders on Friday night. Popoali'i left the field on a stretcher with concussion. MORE »

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Ma'a Nonu puts the shoulder into former team mate Piri Weepu

Ma'a Nonu shoulder charge on Piri Weepu - It was a miserable Friday night in Auckland for the Otago Highlanders as they lost yet another match, going down 29-18 to the Blues. MORE »

Friday, April 05, 2013

The Best Tries from the Heineken Cup Pool Stages

In the build-up to a huge weekend of European rugby here is a look at some of the best tries scored in the pool stages of the Heineken Cup. The Quarter-Finals start tomorrow with some fascinating match-ups, and no doubt plenty of drama and action to come. MORE »

Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Funnies - Fan gets hit on head by snow during match

Quick clip for today's funny that comes to us from the same game that was featured yesterday, as Saracens hosted Harlequins in the Avivia Premiership last weekend. MORE »

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Chris Ashton carded for high swinging arm on Maurie Fa'asavalu

Saracens winger Chris Ashton was yellow carded for a dangerous high tackle he made on Harlequins forward Maurie Fa'asavalu in the Aviva Premiership last weekend. A suspension looked likely, but he has been cleared and faces no further punishment. MORE »

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Funnies - Jamie Helleur scores freak Newcastle try after multiple rebounds

Here is a very quick look at a bizarre try that was scored by Jamie Helleur of Newcastle Falcons last Friday night. Scored against Bedford Blues in the RFU Championship, the try reiterated yet again why one should always chase a penalty kick. MORE »

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

French referee horrifically breaks leg, collarbone, and sprains ankle

There was some hesitation in posting this because it's really not nice to see, but a lot of you seemed interested in finding out exactly how referee Mathieu Raynal got so badly injured at the weekend. It's not for the faint hearted, so do not watch if you're squeamish. MORE »

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Funnies - The Crusaders do the Harlem Shake

Rugby teams are also getting in on the Harlem Shake videos now, and this is the latest effort, coming from the famous Crusaders in New Zealand, apparently organised by none other than Mr Dan Carter. MORE »