Posts for February 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ma'a Nonu finishes off a great team try

Someone once said that the great players always find themselves in the right place at the right time. It's no coincidence that certain guys regularly score more tries than others. You work hard enough, get yourself into position, and reap the rewards. MORE »

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Schalk Burger suspended for two weeks


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

England vs France highlights

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ireland vs Scotland highlights


Monday, February 25, 2008

Wales vs Italy full highlights

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Try Savers & Rib Breakers 9

You asked for it, so here it is. The next episode in our series of bone jarring compilation videos that will have you up out of your seat and psyched up like never before. MORE »

Friday, February 22, 2008

Andrew Mehrtens zaps the crowd after a winning dropgoal

Known for being one of the most intimidating stadiums in the world of rugby, Loftus Versfeld has a reputation for being a place you don't want to be in if you're not supporting the Bulls. MORE »

Friday, February 22, 2008

Jason White tackle against Ireland in 2005

Ireland play Scotland tomorrow at Croke Park in a Six Nations encounter that talismanic captain Jason White won't be playing any part in unfortunately. The hard working leader won't be available due to a head injury that he has not yet fully recovered from. MORE »

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Friday Funnies - The Cory Jane charge down with the face

Hurricanes fullback Cory Jane took one for the team with this attempted charge down on Kurtley Beale's clearance kick in last weekends Hurricanes vs Waratahs clash. MORE »

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Jerry Collins gets hit and hurt by Beau Robinson

I think I saw pigs flying out of Sydney Football Stadium on the weekend, as one of the hardest men in the game was knocked to the ground, and stayed there. MORE »

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Wasps vs Bath classic with extended highlights

On a weekend where all the talk was about the Super 14's new ELV's, that are supposed to make the game faster and more exciting, we saw Wasps and Bath play a high quality game of rugby that certainly didn't require any changes in the law. MORE »

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fulgence Ouedraogo dropped badly in the lineout

On the weekend I watched the Top 14 meeting between Montpellier and Biarritz Olympique. The game was a hard fought and tight encounter, but just before the end young flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo suffered a bizarre injury in the lineout. MORE »

Sunday, February 17, 2008

ELV discussion with the Waikato Chiefs

To find out more about the exact definitions of the ELV's and what they actually entail, have a look at the MORE »

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sivivatu comes off second best after this big hit on Nacewa

In this weekends Super 14 clash between the Chiefs and the Blues we saw All Black winger Sitiveni Sivivatu actually come off second best after his huge hit on Blues fullback Isa Nacewa. MORE »

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Joe Rokocoko sniping try vs the Chiefs


Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Funnies - Tal Selley shown up by determined Zee Ngwenya

Tal Selley of Wales goes it for what looks to be a great try after out sprinting a few of the USA players. Little does he know, but Zee Ngwenya, the Biarritz flyer is hot on his tail and hasn't given up the chase. MORE »

Friday, February 15, 2008

Todd Clever quality try against Wales at the USA Sevens

Todd Clever brilliant 80 meter try that set the stadium alight at the San Diego Sevens and showed that's he's more than just a physical player. MORE »

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Super 14 biggest hits of 2007

2008 Super 14 MORE »

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Six Nations Pick of the Week Round 2


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Paul Thorburns legendary penalty kick from 1986

Last weekend in the Six Nations Wales were awarded a Penalty close to the half way line. The commentators jokingly said 'Bring back Paul Thorburn'. MORE »

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Jamie Noon great hit against Italy


Monday, February 11, 2008

Awesome Cedric Heymans tribute

After a weekend in which we saw the French running riot against the Irish in the Six Nations, one player who really deserves a mention is the enigmatic Cedric Heymans. MORE »

Monday, February 11, 2008

Todd Clever brings the pain in San Diego

Hard working USA Eagles and MORE »

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Nathan Hines swinging arm on Lee Byrne

In yesterdays Six Nations clash between Wales & Scotland at the ever impressive Millennium Stadium, big second rower Nathan Hines got himself into a little bit of trouble with referee Bryce Lawrence. MORE »

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Sebastien Chabal hunts down Iain Balshaw with late tackle

Simply put, everyone loves Sebastien Chabal. The big guy is currently one of the most recognisable figures in world rugby, particularly after the World Cup in France in which fans were flocking to see the big caveman and his flowing locks in action. MORE »

Friday, February 08, 2008

Fantastic party atmosphere at the Wellington Sevens

Hippies, Romans, porn stars, frogs, cowboys, pirates and naughty nurses are among the crazy characters that flooded the Westpac Stadium in Wellington for the New Zealand leg of the IRB Sevens series last weekend. MORE »

Friday, February 08, 2008

Friday Funnies - What the hell is going on?!

In news of the bizarre from 2005, this was one of the strangest tries you'll see for a long long time, and probably the easiest too for flanker Brent Wilson. MORE »

Friday, February 08, 2008

Random memorable tries of 2007


Thursday, February 07, 2008

Marius Joubert play acting after a tap on the head

As mentioned in the comments section of my post about David Knox milking a penalty, Marius Joubert went completely overboard against Munster recently, with this shocking display of poor sportsmanship. MORE »

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Zinzan Brooke drop goal from 1995

The Zinzan Brooke 40m drop goal against England in the 1995 World Cup Semi Final has gone down as one of the most amazing and unexpected moments to be seen on a rugby field since the game began over a hundred years ago. MORE »

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The gloves are off - Stade Francais boxing

I'm not sure exactly what it is about the French Top 14 league, but for whatever reason, these guys have fist fights extremely often compared with other professional leagues around the world. MORE »

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Big forwards slotting drop goals unexpectedly

Since rugby became professional back in 1995 there have been numerous radical changes to the game. The demands of the modern game require that all players are now bigger, stronger, faster, and fitter than ever before. MORE »

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Six Nations Pick of the Week Round 1

The first round of the RBS Six Nations 2008 was highly anticipated, but in some ways a bit disappointing for many. For whatever reason, the sides looked rusty and unadventurous. MORE »

Monday, February 04, 2008

Jonny Wilkinson hit knocks out Jonathan Thomas

Just twelve minutes into England's clash with Wales at Twickenham on Saturday, Welsh flanker Jonathan Thomas felt the full brunt of Jonny Wilkinsons notoriously brutish defense. MORE »

Monday, February 04, 2008

David Knox does a Hollywood, sending off Os Du Randt in 1997

We've all seen what soccer players are like when they get the slightest of nudges, or take a decent tackle - they hold their heads, roll around on the floor, and basically act as if they've either broken a leg or a family member has just died. MORE »

Monday, February 04, 2008

Interviews after Wales turn England over in their own patch

Stay tuned for the Pick of the Week which will feature all the tries from the weekends action. MORE »

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Mauro Bergamasco smashes the Irish players

Physicality was not something that was missing in Italy's performance against Ireland in the opening match the Six Nations. The tackles came on thick and fast from the Italian back-row, from the likes Mauro Bergamasco and Sergio Parisse especially. MORE »

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Classic Encounter - Wellington Sevens Final 2008

The Wellington leg of the IRB Sevens series produced one of the most outstanding finals in Sevens rugby history. A true classic, the meeting between hosts New Zealand the last years winners, Samoa, was a game that had the neutral viewer and the 35 000 strong crowd on the edge of their seats. MORE »

Friday, February 01, 2008

Friday Funnies - Thinus Delport trips over the ball

It's hard to describe what happens here. The former Springboks, Cats, and Worcester Warriors fullback makes a huge mess of his attempted kick ahead, nearly breaking an ankle in the process. MORE »

Friday, February 01, 2008

Six Nations Preview - Montage from 2007

With kick off only a day away, the excitement for this years Six Nations is kicking into fever pitch. MORE »

Friday, February 01, 2008

Jason White tackling hard vs Harlequins

To a lot of rugby fans, especially the Scots, Jason White is one of the hardest tacklers in the game. The Scottish captain has always been a hard worked who gives his all for his beloved country, and epitomises the MORE »