Posts for June 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Toulouse win the Top 14 final against Clermont

Seven years after their last championship title Toulouse lifted their 17th "Bouclier de Brennus" on Saturday. Toulouse won with a 26-20 victory over ASM Clermont Auvergne at the Stade de France. MORE »

Monday, June 30, 2008

Wallabies too strong for France in Sydney

Australia recovered from a sloppy start to crush an under-strength France team 34-13 in Sydney on the weekend. The Wallabies, in only their second match under a new coach, Robbie Deans, struggled to find cohesion before finally clicking into gear and running in four tries in the last 45 minutes at Olympic stadium. MORE »

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Italy stun Argentina with a last minute win in Cordoba

Italian replacement Leonardo Ghiraldini scored a last minute try that set up a dramatic 13-12 victory over Argentina in Cordoba, stunning the hosts who had led for the entire match. MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2008

Top 14 Final preview - Toulouse vs Clermont

The Stade de France in Paris will on Saturday play host to the climax of the French rugby season the final of the Top 14. Toulouse and MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2008

Daniel Carter signs with Perpignan in France

Perpignan have ended months of speculation about the imminent move of All Black flyhalf superstar Dan Carter to France. Carter will join the club in the approaching season under a sabbatical arrangement approved by the New Zealand Rugby Union. MORE »

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New TMO jurisdiction allows Sharks to seal a late win

Earlier this month a special IRB dispensation was made which allows the powers of the television match official (TMO) to be extended significantly. It is currently being trialled in South Africas Currie Cup competition, which kicked off on Friday, and saw the first games result being dramatically affected by the new ruling. MORE »

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Young Calum Clark red carded for a head butt - JWC

Young England flank Calum Clark let himself and his team mates down on Sunday as he was red carded for a head butt in the final of the Junior World Championship against the junior All Blacks in Swansea. MORE »

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

NZ Maori Haka vs Samoan Siva Tau - Pacific Nations Cup

The Pacific Nations Cup has thrown up some great encounters over the past few weeks, and not only during play, but more spectacularly - pre kick-off. MORE »

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

England Saxons beat Scotland A to win the Churchill Cup

After a very forgettable week for English rugby union, the country's second-string team at least provided a positive ending by beating Scotland A in Chicago to claim a second consecutive Churchill Cup title, their fourth in six years. MORE »

Monday, June 23, 2008

Napolioni Nalaga's two tries help Clermont to the Top 14 Final

Clermont have secured themselves another shot at the French Top 14 title after crushing Perpignan 21-7 in the first of the Semi-Finals this past weekend. The victory was in part due to the Fijian flyer Napolioni Nalaga, who scored two good tries on the day. MORE »