Posts for January 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Funnies - Bill Mclaren - The Voice of Rugby

Legendary commentator Bill Mclaren will forever be known and remembered as the voice of rugby. After 50 years of commentating, the man from Hawick in Scotland sadly retired in 2002 MORE »

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Scott Quinnell's crossbar challenge - Leicester Tigers

We've had a few requests for the popular crossbar challenge of late. So far on RD we've featured two of them - Bristol and Northhampton Saints. Scott Quinnell once again took on another squad recently, this time, the Leicester Tigers. MORE »

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Best tries of the Heineken Cup - Round 6

The final round of group action took place in the Heineken Cup this past weekend, with the Quarter Final match ups now having been drawn. MORE »

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Martin Corry cited for eye gouging against Ospreys

Theres been a lot of talk this week over the past weekends Heineken Cup match between Leicester and the Ospreys. More specifically, it was an incident between Martin Corry and Richard Hibbard that has caused the stir. MORE »

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The infamous Hand of Back incident of 2002

The 2002 Heineken Cup Final will be remembered as a match that ended in a heap of controversy as an incident took place that tarnished a players reputation with Munster supporters for possibly the rest of time. MORE »

Monday, January 26, 2009

Brian Lima knocks himself out with crunching hit - 1997

As we sort through the best clips of the past weekend, we pause to take a look back to a sickening collision from the Super 12, in approximately 1997. MORE »

Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Funnies - Jerry Flannery is pretty in pink

Weve had numerous requests for this clip throughout the week, since it was first uploaded a few days back. MORE »

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tom James suspended for headbutt on Olivier Azam

Cardiff Blues winger Tom James has been suspended for two weeks following the red card he received against Gloucester on Sunday. MORE »

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Famous win for Glasgow, upsetting Toulouse in France

Glasgow Warriors achieved a famous victory in the Heineken Cup on the weekend as they took on French champions Toulouse in their own back yard. Winning 33-26, they shocked the home crowd and gained respect across the rugby world. MORE »

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fixtures 2009


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Munster vs Sale - All the tries

As per a request, here are the full highlights of the Munster vs Sale match that took place on the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Eddie Jones talks us through Saracens vs Viadana

Saracens booked their place in the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup despite a fright from Italian side Viadana in the 36-19 result at Vicarage Road. MORE »

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Courtney Lawes huge hit on Julien Tomas

Northampton Saints survived a second half comeback from Montpellier in the European Challenge Cup on Thursday to win the encounter 28-24. MORE »

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Big Doug Howlett hit leads to Warwick try vs Sale

A packed Thomond Park witnessed a convincing win by Munster over the Sale Sharks by 37-14, ensuring them qualification for the knock out stages of the Heineken Cup. MORE »

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pierre Mignoni nice finish against Montabaun

Its Heineken Cup weekend and last night saw Round 5 kickoff with some enjoyable matches across Europe. MORE »

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Funnies - The Ref organising the lineout

Our funny clip for today comes from a few months back, and the match between Gloucester and the London Wasps. MORE »

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jerry Collins injured by awkward looking tackle

Some of you may have heard about Toulon flanker Jerry Collins being injured on the weekend after only ten minutes in the Top 14 match against Brive. Thanks to another valued contributor and fan, we've got the clip showing exactly what happened. MORE »

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Another two big hits from the Top 14

We have another two big this for you from the weekend, and this time they're coming once again, from the Top 14. MORE »

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

French Flair - tries from 1970 to 1999

French rugby has for many a year been associated with a free running spirit and MORE »

Monday, January 12, 2009

Perpignan vs Bourgoin produces two yellows and a red

There were three big incidents this weekend in Perpignan's 40-14 victory over Bourgoin in the French Top 14 championship. All three resulted in cards for the perpetrators, with one of the incidents possibly having a slightly harsh outcome for some people. MORE »

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Butch James and Joe Maddock combine for a great Bath try

From the same match where Leicester snuck a late MORE »

Friday, January 09, 2009

Friday Funnies - Jim Telfers 'Speak English'

From the third Test match of the 1997 Lions Tour to South Africa, played on July 5th: a little bit of conflict between spectators. MORE »

Friday, January 09, 2009

More random tries from 2008

We've got another awesome tries video for you, once again recapping 2008 with some of the best and most memorable five pointers from across the globe. MORE »

Friday, January 09, 2009

Late Tom Croft try sneaks win over Bath for Leicester

Leicester came back in style against Bath on the weekend after it looked like the game had gotten away from them, following an out of sorts first half performance. MORE »

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Clermont tackles compilation video

As we all know, tackling is a hugely important element to a successful rugby player, and of course, to a team. We've always maintained a large focus on hits and tackles here on RD, so this video fits in with that nicely. MORE »

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Random great tries from 2008

The past year has seen many great moments on the rugby field. From the North to the South, we've witnessed some awesome tries in all competitions around the world. MORE »

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Nalaga scores four as Clermont dismiss Toulon

Toulon slipped into the relegation zone on the weekend after being beaten 32-5 by Clermont Auvergne in the Top 14. Flying Fijian Napolioni Nalaga crossed four times, keeping up his impressive try scoring record for the French side. MORE »

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Just another intense rugby compilation

It's the new year and 2009 promises to produce another cracking 12 months of rugby action across the globe. All the biggest names, in the biggest tournaments, as well as the mouth watering British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa. It should be a feast of rugby, so we hope to be part of it in some way, and hopefully enhance the experience for you. MORE »