Posts for November 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

New Zealand beat England to cap off Grand Slam success

Two second half Mils Muliana tried helped New Zealand pile on the points as they claimed a 32-6 victory over an error-stream England at Twickenham on Saturday. The win meant that theyve now achieved a Grand Slam over all the four home nations, a feat not achieved since 2005, and before that, 1978. MORE »

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Why New Zealand do the Haka

A week after seeing Wales stand up to and stare down the Haka, debate continues to flow about what is in fact the correct way to face the famous prematch ritual. Some have taken it one step further, questioning why it is that New Zealand are actually given the right to perform the Haka at all. MORE »

Friday, November 28, 2008

Australia triumph against France in Paris

The Wallabies meet Wales in Cardiff on Saturday, a week after their 18-13 win against the French at Stade de France. They are so far unbeaten on their European tour, but will look to lift their game as they were in some respects pretty lucky to come away with a win in Paris, thanks to some poor kicking from the hosts. MORE »

Friday, November 28, 2008

South Africa thump England at Twickenham

England play New Zealand tomorrow as they look to regain the faith of the public after their awful performance against the Springboks on Saturday. The World Champions handed the hosts their worst defeat at Twickenham ever, crushing them 42-6 in a one side rematch of the World Cup Final. MORE »

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Welsh response to the All Blacks Haka

On Saturday we watched as a great test match took place in Cardiff between hosts Wales and the all conquering All Blacks. It was a tale of two halves as Wales competed manfully in the first, but were no match in the second as New Zealand came out tops 29-9 in the end. MORE »

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pacific Islanders defeat Italy for their first Test win

The Pacific Islanders recorded a historic first ever Test Match win on Saturday as they defeated Italy 25-17 at the Stadio Giglio to finish their tour on a high. MORE »

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Frederic Michalak crazy spear tackle in the Top 14

Toulouse flyhalf Frederic Michalak had another eventful evening on Friday when his side scraped to a narrow 18-12 win over Bourgoin in the Top 14. MORE »

Monday, November 24, 2008

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 10

After another hectic weekend of rugby action, we're starting off today with some footage from the Top 14 in France, and more specifically, the top tries from round 10 of this facinating league. MORE »

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Argentina beat Italy in Turin

Argentina edged Italy 22-14 this past Saturday for its first win since June, and earned a return to the top four in the world rugby rankings. MORE »

Friday, November 21, 2008

Munster vs the All Blacks - Haka & tries

After a 30 year absence, the All Blacks returned to Limerick to take on Munster once again, the side that so famously beat them 12-0 in 1978. This time around though, it was the men from New Zealand who came out on top, avenging defeat with a hard-fought 18-16 win after Joe Rokocokos late try helped them avoid a historic repeat. MORE »