Posts for March 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Ma'a Nonu big handoff on Richie McCaw

In this mornings Week Six clash in Wellington, the Crusaders saw off a valiant effort by the Hurricanes to record another victory with their continued dominance of this years tournament. 20-13 was the final score, after leading 17-3 at the break. MORE »

Thursday, March 27, 2008

A young Vincent Clerc smashed by Jonah Lomu in 2003

Long before Vincent Clerc was the star French winger that he is today, he was a small, rather funny looking quick guy with a goofy scrum cap. That's how he appeared to some anyway. MORE »

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

NFL star Dhani Jones playing rugby

The comparisons between NFL and Rugby will be the subject of discussion for probably as long as the two games exist. Not a lot of top athletes are privileged enough to get the chance to try their hands at both. Until now that is. MORE »

Monday, March 24, 2008

Late tackle on Lifeimi Mafi causes a mass brawl

Ulster prop Tom Court was yellow carded this weekend for this late shoulder on the flying Munster center Lifeimi Mafi as he attempted to chase his own kick after a great run. MORE »

Monday, March 24, 2008

Lee Blackett scores the fastest ever Guinness Premiership try

Leeds Carnegie made history against the Newcastle Falcons on Friday night by scoring the fastest ever Guinness Premiership try. MORE »

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The offside line at the tackle under the ELV's

through the gate MORE »

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Blues Prop John Afoa playing like a back

This one's for all the fat boys out there who know that, deep down, they have the talent, ambition, and skills of any one of the pretty boy backs. MORE »

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Great interview with Justin Marshall and Warren Gatland

As an avid rugby fan, it's always interesting to hear what the great's of the game feel about rugby's current goings on. Ten years of test experience and 81 Test matches behind him, Justin Marshall has a fair bit to say and is well worth listening to. MORE »

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The dirty stuff from Cardiff


Monday, March 17, 2008

Tonderai Chavhanga blitzes the Chiefs

I've said it for a while now - Tonderai Chavhanga is quick. In fact he's not just quick, he's probably in the top three fastest professional players in the world. Bold statement, I know, but if you watch Chavhanga enough you'll know that it's probably true. MORE »

Monday, March 17, 2008

England and Danny Cipriani come right against Ireland

New England wonderboy Danny Cipriani led England to victory with a well deserved 33-10 win over Ireland on Saturday. MORE »

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Wales achieve the Grand Slam


Friday, March 14, 2008

Friday Funnies - Andrea Lo Cicero watch your back

This weekend we see Scotland meeting Italy in each teams final Six Nations match. So I figured, before the intensity of a great weekend of rugby begins, why not have a chuckle from last years match between the two sides an Edinburgh. MORE »

Friday, March 14, 2008

Super 14 Pick of the Week Round 4

draw and pass MORE »

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wales vs France - Six Nations 2005


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Greg Holmes shows us how it's done with this great hit

In the past couple of weeks we've seen some shocking tackling, in the Super 14 particularly. I'm not sure if it's the intensity of the tournament, the physicality of some of the players, or just plain over exuberance. MORE »

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ma'a Nonu high tackle on Clint Newland - banned for one week

This past weekend, we once again saw the back of Hurricanes wing Ma'a Nonu after he was dismissed from the field for putting in a dangerous tackle on Highlanders front rower Clint Newland. MORE »

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Zane Kirchner red carded for off the ball spear tackle

assistant referee MORE »

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Jason White smothering hit on Paul Sackey

It's been a long time since I've had so many requests for a particular clip, but since Saturday, the requests board and my inbox has been inundated with messages from Scottish fans & neutrals alike who've been wanting to see this hit. MORE »

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Classic Tries from the 80's & 90's in the French Top 14

We all know the French are great with ball in hand and have produced some of the best running rugby on show for as long as I can remember. This is what makes the Top 14 such a delight to watch. MORE »

Monday, March 10, 2008

Anthony Tuitavake burries Odwa Ndungane

Last week we saw Anthony Tuitavake score an incredible try against the Cheetahs , stepping through the defence like they didn't exist, showing what a dangerous runner he really is. MORE »

Monday, March 10, 2008

Gavin Henson knocks down Shane Horgan

It looks as though Gavin Henson was lucky to get away with this hit on Shane Horgan. Horgan is a far larger man and yet he was absolutely flattened by Henson, which makes one think that the shoulder was what supplied the majority of the impact. MORE »

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sitiveni Sivivatu flips JW Jonker into next week

Chiefs winger Sitiveni Sivivatu received a sending off on the weekend for this spectacular 'tackle' on Cheetahs center JW Jonker. Spectacular only for the fact that Jonker got about as high as a Matfield lineout jump. MORE »

Friday, March 07, 2008

Friday Funnies - Top14 player imposter

This weeks Friday Funnies come to us from France, and the Top 14 match between Montpellier and Bourgoin from last year. MORE »

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Super 14 Pick of the Week Round 3

As another weekend of Super 14 rugby approaches, we take a look at a few of the best tries scored in Round 3 of this years tournament. MORE »

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Julian Huxley's great try vs Wales 2007

Wallabies and Brumbies back Julian Huxley was diagnosed this week as having a brain tumour. The tumour is benign according to doctors, and was revealed after a regulation MRI following an unfortunate knock he took against the Reds on the weekend which had him convulsing on the field. MORE »

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Frederic Michalak's first ever Super 14 try

French international flyhalf Frederic Michalak scored his first ever Super 14 try this weekend for the Sharks. Michalak was on the end of a sweeping move that saw great hands put him away in the corner against the Bulls at Loftus. MORE »

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Midweek Madness - Austin Healey forfeit

Take one for the Team MORE »

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Ross Rennie tackle on Brian O'Driscoll

In the Six Nations last weekend we saw Scotland take on Ireland at Croke Park, in a game that produced some splendid tries and examples of incredible skill . MORE »

Monday, March 03, 2008

Nigel Walker 100m try vs Pontypridd

The debate over the quickest wing in world rugby is one that will continue for as long as rugby itself exists. Over time we have seen some truly fast wings, but perhaps one player who has a pedigree like none other, is former Cardiff and Wales winger Nigel Walker. MORE »

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Felipe Contepomi Penalty blown back over!

The Friday night Magners League fixture between Leinster and Connacht will always be remembered for the 20th minute penalty kick from Argentinian flyhalf Felipe Contepomi. MORE »