Posts for September 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fijis historic conquering of Wales in Nantes

A global audience of millions witnessed one of the most spectacular games of World Cup rugby on saturday as Wales and Fiji met in the all important Pool B decider in Nantes. MORE »

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Serious gas shown by Eagles wing Ngwenya

Zimbabwean born Takudzwa Ngwenya scored this electric solo 50 meter dash out of nothing against Samoa a few days ago. MORE »

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Great Canadian skill to catch & call the mark

The Wallabies were in command against Canada in their encounter on saturday. As they attempted the ever popular crosskick, big Canadian winger Justin Mensah-Coker ruined their plans of the try by showing a true piece of athletic ability and class. MORE »

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Rough night for Lewis Moody against Tonga

England played Tonga on friday night at the Parce des Princes in Paris. It was a do-or-die match, with the winner going through to the quarter finals and the loser packing their bags for home. MORE »

Friday, September 28, 2007

Georgian heart - Huge hit by Irakli Machkhaneli effects the try

Big Georgian winger Irakli Machkhaneli puts in a huge crash tackle on Namibian Heini Bok as the Namibians try fruitlessly to get the ball wide in their Rugby World Cup group clash. MORE »

Friday, September 28, 2007

Brian Lima's career ending tackle on Wilkinson

Brian Lima's career is effectively over. The Zidane of this years Rugby World Cup has been suspended for three weeks for this high tackle on Jonny Wilkinson, and with Samoa not making it to the next round means we won't see the veteran in World Cup action again. MORE »

Friday, September 28, 2007

Japan vs Canada - Nailbiting finish

As mentioned in the previous post, the match between Japan and Canada ended with a thrilling last minute try, leaving Japan 2 points behind the Canadians, with the conversion to come. MORE »

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Japan crunching tackles on Canada

Japan bid farewell to the 2007 Rugby World cup this week in their match against Canada. The match ended as a 12-12 draw after some brilliant fighting spirit was shown by the Japanese. MORE »

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Seru Rabeni wrecks Barnes and Staniforth


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Brian O'Driscoll rib breaker on Clement Poitrenaud

Ireland haven't had a whole lot to cheer about during this World Cup. Their performances have been anything but inspired, with narrow victories over minnow sides, and then a significant loss to hosts France. MORE »

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Vincent Clerc try vs Ireland

Friday night saw Ireland fight Les Bleus for every minute of the match. Their commitment at scrum time was massive, but their lack of discipline cost them. MORE »

Friday, September 21, 2007

Kosuke Endo contender for try of the tournament

This has got to be a serious contender for try of the tournament. Not only because it's a great try spanning the length of the field, but because once again we see a minnow team playing great rugby against a traditional rugby nation. MORE »

Friday, September 21, 2007

Sebastien Chabal - We are in France, We Speak French

One of the most talked about players at this years World Cup, Sebastien Chabal came up with this classic line in a recent press conference. MORE »

Friday, September 21, 2007

Damian Smith try vs England - 1995 Rugby World Cup

This is one of my favourite and most memorable tries from the 1995 World Cup in South Africa. Young Wallaby wing Damian Smith gets up high to catch the perfectly placed Michael Lynagh bomb. MORE »

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Rupeni Caucaunibuca try vs Scotland at 2003 Rugby World Cup

Give it to Caucau, and anything can happen. Scotland found that out the hard way in the World Cup in 2003. Two well finished Fijian tries by none other than 'The Man' himself; Rupeni Caucaunibica. MORE »

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Rob Andrew winning dropgoal 1995

In the 1995 World Cup quarter final in Cape Town between England and Australia, flyhalf Rob Andrew kicked this winning dropgoal to secure the victory for the English. It knocked the previous World Champion Wallabies out of the tournament, and resulted in a 25-22 win. MORE »

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sebastien Chabal's two great tries against Namibia

Two tries by Sebastien Chabal helped France achieve a 87-10 victory over Namibia in Toulousse on sunday evening. MORE »

Monday, September 17, 2007

Ireland almost lose to Georgia!?

Another dismal performance from a superpower, and another brilliant performance from a minnow. MORE »

Monday, September 17, 2007

Stirling Mortlock hit on Gareth Thomas


Monday, September 17, 2007

Gareth Thomas late hit on Berrick Barnes

Young Berrick Barnes made only his second appearance for the Wallabies against Wales on the weekend. In a game that the Aussies won comfortably in the end, Barnes played well, with some decisive breaks and good distribution. MORE »

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Jason Robinson torn hamstring vs the Springboks

As if the 36-0 demise of a struggling English team wasn't enough, the current World Champions were forced to give a premature farewell to one of England and the British Lions' greatest heroes. MORE »

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Portugal's Pride


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Jannie De Beer 5 dropgoals vs England at Rugby World Cup 1999

On the eve of possibly the biggest game of the 2007 WC tournament so far, we look back to the 1999 World Cup Quarter Final between the Springboks and England in Paris. MORE »

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Namibian heroics vs Ireland

The pool stages of the Rugby World Cup aren't about figuring out who the serious contenders for the Cup are. We pretty much know that already. MORE »

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Phil Vickery suspended for leg trip vs the USA

England's captain has been suspended for 2 matches, both crunch encounters (vs South Africa and vs. Samoa) for this trip on Paul Emerick of the USA. MORE »

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Schalk Burger suspended for wild tackle

South Africa have suffered a huge blow after losing star flanker Schalk Burger for the next four matches. MORE »

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Bryan Habana four tries vs Samoa

It was physical upfront, but in the end the muscle of a veteran Springbok forward pack was too big a hurdle for their opponents, Manu Samoa, to climb. MORE »

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

All Black tries vs Italy


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Brian Lima knocks himself out spectacularly

As much respect as we have for Brian Lima for being the only man to ever appear at five World Cups, he lost the plot on sunday. MORE »

Monday, September 10, 2007

Shocking spear tackle by Paul Emerick on Olly Barkley

Olly Barkley stood out for England in what was an otherwise dismal performance. The United States are hardly a rugby super-power but managed to at least look competitive against the World Champions, England. MORE »

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Argentina upset France - Corletto try


Friday, September 07, 2007

Try Savers & Rib Breakers 6

In this addition of the highly anticipated Try Savers & Rib Breakers compilation series we wet the taste buds for this years World Cup. MORE »

Friday, September 07, 2007

Etienne Botha tribute - 1979 - 2005

On the day that we celebrate the start of the greatest showpiece in world rugby, we think back to two years ago and the tragic incident that shocked the nation and the rugby community worldwide. MORE »

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Serge Blanco winning try in 1987

With the French kicking off this years World Cup against Argentina on friday, the world will be watching for the next superstar waiting in the wings to take the stage. Follow all the best incidents right here on MORE »

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Classic Clip - Referee trips over player

Though it can, at times, seem hard to believe - referees are human too. In this Super 12 match from a few seasons ago we saw Kiwi ref Scott Young go for a tumble. MORE »

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Huge hit by Gcobani Bobo results in the try for Kankowski

Gcobani Bobo was at one stage the Springboks new shining light at center. After a fantastic Super 12 in 2004, he looked destined for big things. MORE »

Monday, September 03, 2007

Hilarious George Gregan on field ballet in 2001

George Gregan is one of the most respected and praised players in world rugby, and perhaps the most consistent scrumhalf of his generation, but he looks like an a bit of a fool here. MORE »

Monday, September 03, 2007

Three massive Jonah Lomu tackles

Jonah was more renowned for his ability to hit opponents hard and break tackles when having the ball in hand, but as you can see by these three huge hits, Jonah could also mix it up on defence. MORE »

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Fan attempts tackle on player, knocks himself out

In the 2003 World Cup match between South Africa & Samoa, replacement half-back Neil de Kock scores the Boks' eighth try in the corner to end the match, but not quite. MORE »

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Francisco Bosch header try for Manawatu

Manawatu replacement fullback Francisco Bosch took off from a standing start for this 65 metre try vs Waikato. Scorching past the defenders, he chipped, chased, and headed the ball at the top of its bounce to then regather and dash over for the try. MORE »

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Bevin Fortuin knocked out from a big swinging arm

Valke and Springbok Sevens player Schalk van Der Merwe knocks out Freestate Cheetahs Fullback Bevin Fortuin with a serious clothesline in last nights Currie Cup match in Bloemfontein. MORE »