Posts for September 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Air New Zealand Cup - Round 7 & 8 Highlights

With all that's going on at the moment, we haven't featured Air New Zealand Cup highlights in a while. We've got some for you today though, with the best tries from rounds 7 & 8 of the tournament. MORE »

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fabian Juries brilliant individual try for the Cheetahs

Sevens specialist Fabian Juries was a late inclusion for the Cheetahs when they faced the Bulls at a packed Loftus Versfeld in the Currie Cup this past weekend. The Bulls won the dramatic match 30-27, but it was Juries who caught the eye. MORE »

Monday, September 28, 2009

Guinness Premiership Tries - Round 3

As another weekend of rugby action is over, we're at it once again as we attempt to bring you all the action from around the rugby world. This morning we have the best tries scored in Round 3 of the Guinness Premiership. MORE »

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Magners League best tries - Round 3

We have a few of the best tries from Round 3 of the Magners League for you today. While they aren't of the highest quality, many have written in requesting to see them. MORE »

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Plays of the Year 2009

The international season down south is all but over as the Tri Nations came to a close last weekend. With that, comes the need to reflect on the best bits of the season so far, as Sean Maloney presents us with the Plays of the Year for 2009. MORE »

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Funnies - What does an Alternator do?

With the Piggiess vs Princesses clips we've been showing lately, the objective has been to find out who are the smarter bunch - the backs or the forwards. MORE »

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Quade Cooper brilliant individual try in Queensland final

This is a short clip but it's of a moment of brilliance from young Wallaby back Quade Cooper while playing in the 2009 Queensland Premier Grand Final at Ballymore this past weekend. MORE »

Thursday, September 24, 2009

How to beat a man 1-on-1 with Jeff Wilson

Beating a player one-on-one is a skill that once mastered can go a long way towards making a player a far more dangerous prospect on attack. Jeff Wilson, himself a prolific try scorer for the All Blacks, was a master of the art. MORE »

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Midweek Madness - Piggies vs Princesses - Stephen Hoiles vs Francis Fainifo

It's time for another test to see who the better men are - forwards or backs - as we take in another instalment of the always entertaining Piggies vs Princesses feature from the Rugby Club in Australia. MORE »

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Currie Cup best tries mix - Rounds 10 & 11

The top four for the Currie Cup are looking clearer after another weekend of cracking rugby throughout South Africa. We have the best tries of the past two weekendss for you in this short compilation. MORE »

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Guinness Premiership Tries - Round 2

We've got some of the best tries of the Guinness Premiership's second week of action for you today, with week three's best bits to follow soon. MORE »

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gareth Delve and George Stowers suspended for 3 weeks each

Last night Gareth Delve of Gloucester and George Stowers of London Irish were both suspended for three weeks following their scuffle at the Madjeski Stadium last weekend. MORE »

Monday, September 21, 2009

Joe van Niekerk gets overexcited and swears up a storm in the post match huddle

On Friday we featured a clip and interview with Toulon lock Ross Skeate ahead of their big clash with Toulouse. As expected, the match was tight, but Toulon upset the powerhouses, winning 18-13. MORE »

Monday, September 21, 2009

Jonah Lomu finds success with bodybuilding

First it was Sonny Bill Williams in the boxing ring. Now its Jonah Lomu trying his hand at a sport other than rugby. The former All Black superstar donned a bright blue speedo and plenty of oil as he flexed his muscles in an amateur bodybuilding contest in Wellington a few nights ago. MORE »

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 6

In round 6 of the French Top 14 some fantastic tries were scored across the country. We have the best of those for you in another short highlights clip. MORE »

Saturday, September 19, 2009

All Blacks beat Wallabies to end Tri Nations on a high

The final match of the Tri Nations was won 33-6 by New Zealand as they managed to avoid becoming the first ever All Black side to lose three home matches in a year. MORE »

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Jerry Collins charge knocks out Dan Tuohy

We recently featured an interesting interview with Jerry Collins ahead of his time at the Ospreys in Wales. Collins was looking forward to the new challenge and change in lifestyle, after his time in the south of France. MORE »

Friday, September 18, 2009

Exclusive interview with Toulon's Ross Skeate

Former Western Province and Stormers lock Ross Skeate has been at Toulon in the South of France since last season, and is going strong with the club, having recently scored his first try in the Top 14. We caught up with Ross ahead of their upcoming clash with Toulouse, to talk about bad refs, blood scandals, and big hits. MORE »

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Funnies - New Ireland jersey gets aired

The long awaited unveiling of the new Puma Irish rugby jersey took place in Dublin on Tuesday as nine members of the Irish team, including Ireland Womens international Grace Davitt, modelled the range. MORE »

Friday, September 18, 2009

Magners League Best Tries - Round 2

The Magners League is now heading into week 3 of action as the best sides from Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland battle it out in what is rapidly becoming one of the better tournaments in world rugby. MORE »

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The mystery that is Gavin Henson - Will he return?

Welsh centre Gavin Henson has been under the spotlight recently as news hit that he's been given indefinite leave from his club, the Ospreys. Still only 28, Henson is an incredibly talented player who's career never quite lived up to expectations. MORE »

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Midweek Madness - Piggies vs Princesses - Dave Dennis vs Brett Sheehan

Last time on Piggies vs Princesses we saw the tallest man in Australian rugby, Chris Thomson, up against scrumhalf Josh Holmes as they battled it out to see who is the better man. MORE »

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pelu Taele given a straight red card for high hit against Bayonne

Biarritz hosted Bayonne in a Top 14 derby match at Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastien in Spain this past weekend. The match was as expected, highly physical and confrontational, with Biarritz winning 12-6. MORE »

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Springbok John Smit's big hit on All Black Brad Thorn

A few years back, sectors of the South African media and public were calling for John Smit to be axed as Springbok captain. Jake White stuck with him though, and Smit has had the last laugh, with World Cup, British & Irish Lions, and Tri Nations victories under his belt. MORE »

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Xavier Rush skins Peter Stringer in the Magners League

Defending champions Munster beat Cardiff Blues 24-13 in the Magners League on Friday night at Thomond Park, but the try of the match came from the losing side. MORE »

Monday, September 14, 2009

Jaque Fourie suspended for dangerous tackle on Ma'a Nonu

Springbok centre Jaque Fourie has been handed a 4 week suspension following the 32-29 Tri Nations victory over the All Blacks in Hamilton on the weekend. MORE »

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 5

Round 5 of the French Top 15 produced another batch of sensational tries, with the highlight of this video being the players' ability to offload in the tackle, and be there in support to finish off the tries. MORE »

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Springboks win the Tri Nations after tense battle with the All Blacks

The Springboks are the 2009 Tri Nations champions after beating the All Blacks 32-29 in a dramatic match in Hamilton. MORE »

Friday, September 11, 2009

Classic Encounter - Wallabies vs Springboks World Cup Semifinal 1999

On one of the most sensational weekends of Rugby ever seen, the Semi Finals of the 1999 World Cup will always be remembered for the drama of the French upsetting New Zealand, and the day before that, this classic encounter between Australia and South Africa at Twickenham. MORE »

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Currie Cup best tries mix - Round 9

We've got some highlights from the Currie Cup for you now, with the best action from three of the matches that took place in Round 9 of South Africa's fiercely contested domestic competition. MORE »

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Guinness Premiership Tries - Round 1

The Guinness Premiership kicked off this past weekend and despite all the controversy of the last few months, record crowds turned out across the country to witness some of the great rugby on display. MORE »

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 4

Round 4 of the Top 14 took place on Wednesday last week. Some great tries were scored around French rugby hotspots, so weve got the best of the lot here in this Best Tries of the Top 14 compilation for Round 4. MORE »

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sam Norton-Knightmare of a debut for the Cardiff Blues

Former Waratahs back Sam Norton-Knight is one of many southern hemisphere players now playing his trade in the UK. Norton-Knight was brought to the Cardiff Blues to replace Nicky Robinson, but had a shocker of a debut against Edinburgh. MORE »

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Top 14 Highlights - Round 3

We're playing catchup after such a busy time in the rugby world, as the Guinness Premiership and Magners League both kicked off this past weekend, as well as Tri Nations, Currie Cup, and Air New Zealand Cup matches. MORE »

Monday, September 07, 2009

Nicky Robinson caps a great debut with a try against Bath

The Guinness Premiership got underway in England yesterday, with Gloucester producing a clinical display in their West Country derby to beat Bath 24-5. MORE »

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Great try for Aled Brew as the Dragons outclass Ulster

The Magners League kicked off this weekend, and earlier today we saw Welsh side Newport Gwent Dragons get their season off to a great start with a 23-6 win over a disappointing Ulster side at Rodney Parade. MORE »

Saturday, September 05, 2009

The Wallabies come right against the Springboks in Brisbane

The Wallabies had a spring in their step in Brisbane on Saturday as they looked a totally different side to the one that went down to the Springboks last weekend. This week they fronted up, coming away with a convincing 21-6 victory. MORE »

Friday, September 04, 2009

Friday Funnies - Piggies vs Princesses

For as long as rugby has existed, there's been banter between the backs and forwards about who is the smartest bunch. Thanks to this new feature called Piggies vs Princesses, we'll now find out. MORE »

Friday, September 04, 2009

Heinrich Brussow - a Springbok revelation

There aren't many players in world rugby that would keep former IRB Player of the Year Schalk Burger out of a team. Youngster Heinrich Brussow is one though, that has impressed to such a degree that Burger finds himself on the bench since returning from his suspension. MORE »

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Plays of the Month for August 2009

As September brings with it the start of the Northern Hemisphere season, were soon to be treated to a total rugby overload. If it's anything like what we've seen in the last few months, we're in for a treat, as August provided plenty of action with some stand out moments from down south. MORE »

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Best tries of the Top 14 after the first three rounds

There's been four rounds of the French Top 14 already and all signs are clear that this season will be yet another that demands the attention of fans the world over. MORE »

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

James Haskell at Stade Francais in Paris

This season the Top 14 in France has had another influx of foreign players thanks to lucrative offers, good rugby, and a change of scenery. James Haskell has gone across for a slightly different reason - to regain his position in the English team. MORE »

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Jerry Collins - The 'Terminator'

Former All Black enforcer Jerry Collins has moved from his stint in the south of France in Toulon, and is now playing for the Ospreys in Wales, alongside the likes of Ryan Jones, Shane Williams, and Marty Holah. MORE »