Posts for July 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

All Blacks on fire as they beat the Wallabies in Melbourne

The All Blacks continued their fine form in this years Tri Nations as they won the first of their Bledisloe Cup encounters with Australia 49-28 in Melbourne. They now lead the tournament by an imposing 11 points. MORE »

Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Funnies - Nathan Sharpe loses a tooth

Earlier in the week you saw a clip of a player getting his nose smashed by a stray boot while making a tackle. This clip today shows how the same thing happened to Wallaby lock Nathan Sharpe last weekend, except he actually lost his tooth. MORE »

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pack Down with Bhubesi Pride on Rugbydump

A few months ago I introduced you to Bhubesi Pride and the charitable African rugby coaching expedition that will take place next year. Team members have since been chosen, but they.. MORE »

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The History of Rugby - Parts 8 & 9

The 1971 British Lions tours of both New Zealand and South Africa are considered two of the greatest Lions successes in their history. Both are featured today as we continue the History of Rugby series. The 1973 classic between the Barbarians and All Blacks is also featured and some of the highlights are absolutely outstanding. MORE »

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fudge Mabeta gets a taste of Ashley Johnson's boot

A few days ago the MORE »

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Midweek Madness - Why you shouldn't celebrate before scoring

Im sure many of you remember the classic clip of Robbie Fleck being tackled from behind a few years back then coughing up the ball as he was crossing the tryline? Todays Ive got a similar clip for you, from an under 20 league game, where the young flyers celebrations are just a tad bit premature. MORE »

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Schalk Burger alleged eye gouge on David Pocock

Saturdays Tri Nations game between the Wallabies and the Springboks resulted in two players being suspended for dangerous tackles, but many felt that another should have been cited after a scuffle between Schalk Burger and David Pocock. MORE »

Monday, July 26, 2010

Blue Bulls and Cheetahs produce a thriller at Loftus

While the Tri Nations takes center stage, the Currie Cup has been heating up in South Africa with some top quality action taking place around the country. The Blue Bulls hosted the Cheetahs this weekend in what turned out to be a thriller. Skip to the video now to avoid the spoiler. MORE »

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Jaque Fourie and Quade Cooper both suspended for dangerous tackles

Jaque Fourie and Quade Cooper have both been suspended following dangerous tackles they made during the Wallabies successful start to the Tri Nations campaign in Brisbane yesterday. MORE »

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Wallabies bash the Boks in Brisbane

The Wallabies made South Africa pay for their indiscipline as they took the points on offer, disposing of the visitors 30-13 in their Tri Nations match in Brisbane. They scored two tries a piece, but ultimately a lack of discipline cost the Springboks, while the Wallabies looked more industrious with ball in hand. MORE »

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Funnies - Ronan O'Gara stars in 'Knocked Down'

A while back someone suggested that we make a compilation video featuring flyhalf Ronan OGaras defensive fluffs over the years. Its possibly a bit random for this time of the season, but a RD user sent this amusing video in so I figured Id post it for a laugh ahead of the weekend. MORE »

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Three strikes

It's all about the All Blacks once again as it's time to catch up with the always entertaining Plays of the Week from The Rugby Club on Fox Sports in Australia. MORE »

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rene Ranger big hit on Zane Kirchner, and Kirchner hit on Cory Jane

The Tri Nations continues to fascinate as this past weekend we saw another match end in a great win for the dominant All Blacks. There were many talking points which once again put the spotlight on the officials. Here are two clips that you might like to watch, and discuss, again. MORE »

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The History of Rugby - Parts 6 & 7

It's time to continue the History of Rugby series with another two parts that should both fascinate and enlighten the avid rugby fan. While the popularity of the last posting seemed to drop slightly, I hope that as we get to more recent and familiar times, things should pick up again and everyone can find some enjoyment in the clips. MORE »

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sharks sink their teeth into the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup

The Sharks hit back powerfully following their loss to the Griquas last weekend as they beat the Bulls comprehensively in a great Currie Cup match in Durban on Saturday. The 34-28 bonus point win saw the home side score five tries, while the Bulls crossed for three of their own in what was a fast paced game throughout. MORE »

Monday, July 19, 2010

Matt Banahan's tip tackle on Berrick Barnes

A month ago England wing Matt Banahan was suspended for a tip tackle he made when playing against the Australian Barbarians down under. In the wake of the Jean De Villiers suspension this past weekend, take a look at this and compare the two. MORE »

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Jean De Villiers suspended for spear tackle on Rene Ranger

Springbok Jean De Villiers has been suspended for two weeks following a spear tackle on All Blacks debutant Rene Ranger. De Villiers was cited following the 31-17 loss the Tri Nations second test in Wellington. MORE »

Saturday, July 17, 2010

All Blacks make it two out of two as they outclass the Springboks

The All Blacks were too good for the Springboks in New Zealand for the second time running as they came out comfortable 31-17 winners in Wellington earlier today. They scored four tries to two, continuing their great start to the Tri Nations. MORE »

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Using your head, with Bakkies

They say in rugby theres a position for everyone. In general you need to be strong, agile, and be mobile. Theres another part of it though, and that is the element many say is the most important the top three inches. Thats right; you need to use your head. MORE »

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Ross Skeate Diary - A Rugby decision

Since we last caught up with Ross, he's gone South, leaving Toulon to take up the challenge with the Sharks in Durban, back in South Africa where it all began. Still young enough to have a Test career, Ross gave us his thoughts on the big move. MORE »

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Five young stars to look out for in the future of world rugby

Last month Argentina hosted the Junior World Championships, a fascinating tournament that was eventually won by favourites New Zealand. While some sides didnt fair as well as theyd hoped, a few stars caught the eye. Total Rugby has profiled five of them. MORE »

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Midweek Madness - Rory Lamont flykick on Ayoola Erinle

If you were one of the 700 million viewers who watched the football World Cup final on the weekend, you would have seen the Netherlands' Nigel de Jong controversially kung fu kick Spain's Xabi Alonso in the midriff. While that was appalling, weve gone one better and pulled out this shocker from last season. MORE »

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Classic Kapo O Pango Haka against the Springboks at Eden Park

Its been five years since the Kapa O Pango was first performed by the All Blacks. It was in New Zealand, and it was against the Springboks. On Saturday they brought it out once again, and the passion and fire that they put into it seemed to be just the start of what was a fantastic night for New Zealand rugby. MORE »

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Griquas upset the Sharks in the opening round of the Currie Cup

The Currie Cup kicked off this weekend in South Africa as local rivals went head to head in one of the oldest domestic competitions in the world. Griquas hosted the traditionally stronger Sharks, and produced an upset as they beat them 40-34 in a great game of rugby. MORE »

Monday, July 12, 2010

The History of Rugby - Parts 4 & 5

While the first few parts of the History of Rugby series were focussing on how the sport came to be, and the development of it thereafter, today youll see that the footage now goes through the decades and features Test series from 1920 to the late 1950s. MORE »

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bakkies Botha suspended for nine weeks after headbutt on Jimmy Cowan

Springbok lock Bakkies Botha has been suspended for nine weeks following his opening minute of the Test headbutt on New Zealands Jimmy Cowan in Auckland on Saturday. He will be out until the end of the Tri Nations. MORE »

Saturday, July 10, 2010

All Blacks power past the Springboks in Auckland

The Springboks looked a shadow of their former selves as they were heavily beaten by a far hungrier and supremely physical All Black side in the opening match of this years Tri Nations in Auckland. Four unanswered tries left the score at 32-12 before the reigning champs could work out what hit them. MORE »

Friday, July 09, 2010

Percy Montgomery interview, tribute, and classic try from 1997

South Africa's highest ever points scorer, Percy Montgomery retired in 2008 after having held both Tri Nations and World Cup titles, as well as enjoying careers with Western Province, Newport, and Perpignan. I was able to catch up with Monty ahead of the this years Tri Nations. MORE »

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Bam Bam!

The Fox Sports Plays of the Week today focus on two things in particular. First up, its the discarded Drew Mitchell and the great try he scored this past weekend. The focus then turns to the Tri Nations, and a preview ahead of the big match in a few days time. MORE »

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The History of Rugby - Part 3

In this next part of the History of Rugby documentary, we once again get taken back and are able to view some fantastic historical footage from classic and significant matches in the history of this wonderful sport. MORE »

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Keven Mealamu gives some tips for throwing into the lineout

From time to time I like to feature a random coaching clip in the hope that a few of you out there will find value in what's being told by the expert at hand. Today this clip features All Blacks hooker, Keven Mealamu. MORE »

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

A chat with Phil Vickery of England, Wasps, and the British & Irish Lions

Rugbydump recently caught up with Phil Vickery to chat about, MORE »

Sunday, July 04, 2010

The History of Rugby - Part 2

Today we continue on with the History of Rugby series as Part 2 brings more insight into how the game as we know it was formed and the events that took place along the way. From a twenty a side game as the first international, the a murderous pigs bladder, its well worth the watch. MORE »

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Sonny Bill Williams boxing again, before heading to Canterbury

A year ago league convert Sonny Bill Williams made his professional boxing debut when he went up against MORE »

Friday, July 02, 2010

The History of Rugby - Part 1

This weekend weve got a bit of a break on the international rugby scene as for the first time in a while, nothing is happening. Its a good opportunity to catch up on other clips though, starting with looking back at how and when this fantastic sport came to be. MORE »

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Yes Yes Yes!

Its Plays of the Week time again and I can promise that this week theres no naked bums on show, unlike MORE »