Posts for March 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 7

Round Seven of the Super 14 provided us with plenty to shout about as we witnessed some classic matches, nail-biting finishes, huge hits, and loads of razzle dazzle. Heres a look at the best tries with our regular Pick of the Week. MORE »

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Hurricanes and Sharks nailbiter from Wellington

The Hurricanes and the Sharks couldnt be separated on the score sheet with 30 seconds left in their Super 14 meeting at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on the weekend. To avoid the spoiler, stop reading now and skip to the clip. MORE »

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tana Umaga returns for Toulon with two big hits

On Friday we heard via Toulon's MORE »

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Guinness Premiership Pick of the Week - Round 18

After another busy weekend in the world of rugby, today were looking back at the weekends action in the Guinness Premiership, with the pick of the weeks tries for Round 18. MORE »

Monday, March 29, 2010

Smarter Rugby with Ian McGeechan - Shoulder Push & Ball out of Contact

It's time for another coaching session with Sir Ian McGeechan and the MORE »

Monday, March 29, 2010

Six Nations 2010 Highlights Montage

It's been over a week since the 2010 RBS Six Nations came to an end in Paris with France taking the Grand Slam. Many of you felt there should be some kind of compilation montage to relive the action, so here it is. MORE »

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Richard Kahui crunching hit on Adam Ashley-Cooper

The Brumbies edged past the Chiefs with a late try in Canberra on Friday in an entertaining, eventful, and somewhat historic match in the Super 14. MORE »

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Ross Skeate Diary - Unbeaten at home for a year

Toulon play away at Bourgoin tonight as they look to stay in the top five on the table in the French Top 14. So it's a good time for us to catch up with lock Ross Skeate, as he gives us a bit of a recap of the season so far, talks about All Black centres, and touches on the great progress the side have made lately. MORE »

Friday, March 26, 2010

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 6

Now things gets interesting. The Super 14 is approaching the halfway stage and the top two teams, the Bulls and the Stormers, are off on tour. Will the Bulls continue to dominate while they're away from home? Time will tell. For now though, we'll take a look at the best tries of Round 6. MORE »

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Three big hits from Grand Slam winners France against England

There were more than a few requests for some of the big tackles that we saw last weekend when France beat England to take the Grand Slam in Paris. MORE »

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Schalk Burger loses his cool and slaps Meyer Bosman

The Stormers beat the Cheetahs 21-8 in a bruising derby in the Super 14 on the weekend, returning them to second place on the log. Stormers captain Schalk Burger had a superb game, but blemished the performance by losing his cool MORE »

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Midweek Madness - The Dane Haylett-Petty gift

While the Reds tallied up a record total against the Force in the Super 14 last weekend, they were helped by an enterprising piece of play that went horribly wrong from opposition fullback Dane Haylett-Petty. MORE »

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

LV Cup final thriller between Saints and Gloucester

The final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup, now called the LV Cup, produced a thrilling afternoon of rugby as Northampton and Gloucester gave their all in a match that saw the lead change hands five times. Eventually it was the Saints who won it 30-24 in the end. MORE »

Monday, March 22, 2010

Gareth Thomas takes a battering on League debut

Union to League convert Gareth Thomas had a rather forgettable debut for the Crusaders against the Catalans Dragons on the weekend as took a knock within a few seconds of kick and never quite recovered. MORE »

Monday, March 22, 2010

Rene Ranger huge hit on Christian Lealiifano

The Blues beat the Brumbies 39-34 in Round 6 of the Super 14 on Friday, with makeshift centre Rene Ranger standing out as one of the best players on the park on the night. MORE »

Saturday, March 20, 2010

France win the Grand Slam with victory over England

France won the Grand Slam after beating England in Paris with a workmanlike 12-10 performance that left the visitors wondering what could have been after they missed a few chances that might have changed the result on the night. MORE »

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Scotland upset Ireland at Croke Park

Scotland saved the best for last as they produced a great performance to ruin the party for Ireland at their final ever match at Croke Park. Dan Parks kicked the winning kick with a minute or so left on the clock, resulting in a 23-20 win for Scotland. MORE »

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wales end on a high as they beat Italy in Cardiff

Wales ended their Six Nations campaign on a high as they comfortably beat Italy 33-10 at the Millennium Stadium earlier today, with flyhalf Stephen Jones taking the Man of the Match award after scoring eighteen points. MORE »

Friday, March 19, 2010

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 5

Round six of the Super 14 got underway earlier today, so it's time to take a look back at Round 5 with our weekly Super 14 Pick of the Week feature. MORE »

Friday, March 19, 2010

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 21

The week has flown by and another weekend of top class rugby action awaits us, including the big decider in the Six Nations as France look to take the Grand Slam. Today we'll catch up on the French league, the Top 14, with the best tries from round twenty one. MORE »

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rugby Club Super 14 Plays of the Month - February 2010

We're well into March so it's time to take a look back at the best of the previous month's action in the Super 14 with another great compilation from the guys at the Aussie show, The Rugby Club. Tries, hits, and pom-poms are the order of the day. MORE »

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Midweek Madness - Medics drop prop Bogdan Balan

Montauban prop Bogdan Balan picked up an ankle injury during their impressive 45-31 win over Racing Metro on the weekend. Unfortunately for him though, his journey off the pitch wasn't quite smooth sailing. MORE »

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ben Foden charge floors big Ally Kellock

Ben Foden looks set to make his first Test start when England take on France this weekend in the Grand Slam decider of the Six Nations. Foden had a cracking game when coming on as sub against Scotland on Saturday, just ask Alastair Kellock. MORE »

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Smarter Rugby with Ian McGeechan - Battle of the Shoulders & Spin Passing

The next instalment of our MORE »

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cory Jane flattened by Sireli Naqelevuki

Hurricanes fullback Cory Jane has had to return home after being knocked out cold by Sireli Naqelevuki in the 37-13 loss to the Stormers in Cape Town on the weekend. MORE »

Monday, March 15, 2010

Xavier Rush smokes Kevin McLaughlin

Leinster beat Cardiff Blues 29-20 in the Magners League last weekend, scoring a late penalty that snatched the losing bonus point away from the Welsh region. One of the moments of the match though was this great hit by Kiwi Xavier Rush. MORE »

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ugo Monye and Kelly Brown both okay after bad head clash

Both Englands Ugo Monye and Scotlands Kelly Brown have suffered no long term affects from their horrible head clash that ended both their matches at Murrayfield on the weekend. MORE »

Sunday, March 14, 2010

France on course for Grand Slam after beating Italy

France are still on track to take their first Grand Slam since 2004 after they scored six tries to beat Italy 46-20 in the Six Nations game at the Stade de France. MORE »

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Scotland and England stalemate at Murrayfield

Scotland and England played to a scrappy 15-15 stalemate at Murrayfield on Saturday. The draw gave Scotland their first point this season, but effectively killed off Englands ambitions of winning the Six Nations Championship. MORE »

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ireland on track for Triple Crown with win over Wales

Ireland still have an outside chance of retaining their Six Nations title after they comfortably beat Wales 27-12 at Croke Park on Saturday. They are also now one match away from claiming their fifth Triple Crown in seven seasons. MORE »

Friday, March 12, 2010

Brian O'Driscoll career summary after 99 Test caps

Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll will tomorrow reach the milestone of having played 100 Tests for his country when his team hosts Wales in the Six Nations match at Croke Park. He is only the Irish second player to reach a century of Test appearances, following on from prop John Hayes. MORE »

Friday, March 12, 2010

Guinness Premiership Pick of the Week - Round 17

As the week comes to a close weve got something a bit different for you now. Its different in the way that its not been done for the Guinness Premiership before, but today things change as we have a crack at the Pick of the Week for Round 17. MORE »

Friday, March 12, 2010

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 4

Whether it was quick ball or quick thinking, the teams who kept the defence on their heels are those who prevailed in Round 4 of the Super 14. Adjustments to new law applications seem to have been made, as there's plenty of running rugby on show in Pick of the week. MORE »

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tim Visser scores quickfire hat trick as Edinburgh beat Ospreys

Edinburgh scored five tries as they recorded a bonus point 33-17 win over Ospreys at Murrayfield in the Magners League on the weekend. Replacement winger Tim Visser had a day to remember, as he scored an incredible hat trick in the space of five minutes. MORE »

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Midweek Madness - Lou Reed penalised for shouting

There was a case of ungentlemanly conduct in the Magners League in Llanelli on the weekend, as Scarlets lock Lou Reed was penalised for shouting at opposing Ulster wing Andrew Trimble in an attempt to put him off his kick. MORE »

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kurtley Beale knock down leaves Sharks fuming

The Natal Sharks sunk to their fourth straight defeat as they went down 25-21 to the Waratahs in the Super 14 on the weekend. The result may have been different though if it werent for Kurtley Beales hand of god intervention. MORE »

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Leicester Tigers extend lead with win over London Irish

Lote Tuqiri played his last match for the Leicester Tigers in the Guinness Premiership this weekend as his side beat London Irish 35-19 in entertaining style at Welford Road, strengthening their grip on the top of the table. MORE »

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 20

Something must have been in the water in France the weekend Round 20 of the Top 14 took place, because the tries that were scored were some of the best scored all season. Here's the top 10, in order as chosen by the broadcaster. MORE »

Monday, March 08, 2010

Smarter Rugby with Ian McGeechan - Line Speed

Today were launching a series of MORE »

Sunday, March 07, 2010

IRPA Try of the Year 2009 awarded to Jaque Fourie

After a public vote via the IRB website, Jaque Fourie's try in the second Test against the British & Irish Lions has been announced as the International Rugby Player's Association Try of the Year for 2009. MORE »

Sunday, March 07, 2010

England vs Ireland Legends match at the Stoop

Over 11 000 fans turned out at the Twickenham Stoop last weekend to watch England and Ireland legends of the game play in the inaugural Stuart Mangan Memorial Match, in aid of the Matt Hampson Trust in England and Keith Woods Paralysed Rugby Players Fund in Ireland. MORE »

Friday, March 05, 2010

Simon Raiwalui suspended for big stiff-arm

Racing Metro lock Simon Raiwalui has been suspended for 30 days for a stiff-arm late challenge that he put in on Castress hooker Aksenti Giorgadze when the two sides met a couple of weeks ago. MORE »

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 3

The third round of the Super 14 served up another helping of highly entertaining rugby as great tries were scored from Perth to Pretoria. We've got a few of the best here today, with our Pick of the Week for Round 3. MORE »

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Brian Moore's flawless refereeing debut

Outspoken commentator Brian Moore recently decided to put his whistle where his mouth is, passing the RFUs Entry Level Referee Award, thus qualifying him as a ref, leading to his rather interesting debut recently. MORE »

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Paul O'Connell knees Brian O'Driscoll in the head

Brian O'Driscoll took a big knock to the side of the head against England on Saturday, coming from none other than teamate Paul O'Connell. A few people have requested to see it again, so here is the sickening blow. MORE »

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Andy Goode's yellow card on Super 14 debut

Former England international Andy Goode had his services called upon by the Sharks recently for their away leg of the Super 14. Goode is on loan with the Durban based side and made his debut against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday. MORE »